M-P school board holds organizational meeting

The Mobridge-Pollock School Board at the Monday, July 11 meeting, finished the business of the 2021-2022 school year and opened the business for the 2022-23 school year. 

In closing the old business for the 2022-23 school year, the board amended the minutes off the June 13 meeting to reaffirm a motion to hold the 2022-23 district budget hearing on Monday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. According to South Dakota codified law, the notice for the hearing must be published within a certain time period. The notice of hearing was not published during that time and the new hearing date needed to be set. 

The meeting will be set up as a zoom meeting in order for a quorum of members to attend. 

set a date for the budget hearing for the 2022-23 school year for Monday, July 18, to meet the state guidelines for the advertising for hearings. 

The board also elected officers for the coming school year with Eric Stroeder continuing as the president of the board and Dustin Jahraus again serving as vice-president. 

The board also heard updates on the track and Freeman Davis window replacement projects. 

Mobridge-Pollock Superintendent Dr. Tim Frederick told the board he had met with Sam Fisher about the completion of the Tiger Stadium track project. The track warranty and use guidelines were also discussed. Frederick told the board no vehicles could be driven on the track as it will mar the surface and void the warranty. 

He told the board when the weather allows, the repairs to the practice field and parking lot will get underway. Frederick said information concerning the missed completion date penalties and recouping of repair costs will be discussed at an upcoming meeting. 

The Freeman Davis window replacement project has been delayed a little longer as some of the supplies needed for the project had not been received by House of Glass of Aberdeen, the company doing the work. The project, which was scheduled to start on Monday, July 11 has been pushed back until Thursday, July 14. Frederick said the first phase of the project will be completed in time for the staff to prepare the school for the start of the new school year in August. 

The board also listened to a presentation from Jesse Konold of BridgeMark Insurance Solutions Inc, who explained the increase in premium costs. He told the board the increased cost of construction, building replacement, vehicle costs and repair and other factors caused the premiums for the district to increase from $99,479 to $105,112.

In other business the Mobridge-Pollock School Board:

– Approved a part-time cheerleading advisor contract Monica Weninger.

– Approved contracts for Ella Gonzalas as the hospitality and tourism instructor and Cordell Ring as the high school math instructor.

– Approved the following committee assignments: Building and Grounds-Eric Stroeder and Chris Fried; finance-Stroeder and Dustin Jahraus; negotiations-Fried and Tasha Peltier; Policy Dr. Travis Henderson and Peltier; legislative-Fried and Jahraus; technology-Stroeder and Henderson; and COVID response-Henderson and Peltier.

– Approved allowing the Mobridge-Pollock Booster Club sell surplus uniforms as a fundraising mechanism.

– Approved the naming the Mobridge Tribune as the official district newspaper, with monthly information also being sent to the Prairie Pioneer in Pollock.

– Approved the official district depositories as Wells Fargo Bank, Dacotah Bank, First Interstate Bank in Mobridge and Campbell County Bank in Pollock.

– Approved the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. as the time for the monthly board meetings and the stipend of $75 per meeting for board members.

– Approved the event ticket prices as the same as last year with annual adult asses at $50, student annual passes at $20 and for single event passes, $5 for adults and $2 for students. For junior varsity events adult single event cost is $2 and for students $1. All MP students can attend events at no cost.

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