The Regular Meeting of the Corsica-Stickney Board of Education was held on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:30 p.m. in Classroom A of Corsica-Stickney High School, public was able to dial into meeting via conference if they chose.


Members Present: Jeremy Wright, President; Chad Clites, Shannon Tolsma, Jason Lagge, Jennifer Van Gorp, Micheal Plooster, & Darci Neugebauer

Officers Present: Scott Muckey, Superintendent; Andrew Fergen, Secondary Principal; Ferra Kemp, Elementary Principal and Angie Feenstra, Business Manager.

Guests Present: Mike Tuschen, no guests via conference call


President Wright called the meeting to order at 7:36 p.m. and a quorum was established. The Pledge of Allegiance preceded the approval of the meeting agenda.


Open Forum

No public comments during open forum.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure

There were no conflicts of interest to disclose.


Approve Agenda

Motion by Tolsma second by Neugebauer to approve the agenda with additions as presented. Motion carried.


Technology Update/Direction

Mike Tuschen presented his technology proposal for the 2020-2021 school year. The proposal included approximately 60 new laptops, server upgrades, software licensing, and finalizing the E-rate project which was approved last year. Motion by Van Gorp seconded by Clites to approve the entire technology proposal for the upcoming school year. Motion carried.


Unfinished Business

School Housing

Short discussion was held on the school owned house since it will become vacant this summer and what do with the property moving forward.


Approval of Minutes

Motion by Tolsma second by Plooster to approve the minutes from the March 9, 2020 Regular Board Meeting. Motion carried.


Approval of Financial Statement

Motion by Tolsma second by Neugebauer to approve the March 2020 Financial Statement. Motion carried.


March 2020 Trust and Agency Report

Motion by Tolsma second by Plooster to approve the March 2020 Trust and Agency Report with a beginning balance of $28,405.93, disbursements of $3,993.46, receipts of $5,215.20, for an ending balance of $29,627.67. Motion carried.


Approval of Bills

Motion by Clites second by Van Gorp to approve the April 2020 listing of bills. Motion carried.


Approval of Mid-Central Coop Minutes

Motion by Lagge second by Plooster to approve the minutes of the March 9, March 17, and April 13, 2020 Mid-Central Coop meetings. Motion carried.


Approval of CORE Coop Minutes

Motion by Van Gorp second by Lagge to approve the minutes of the April 9, 2020 CORE Coop meetings. Motion carried.



Motion by Lagge second by Van Gorp to approve the resignation letters received from Josh Kemp, 5th-6th GB/BB Coach, and Halie Kirwan, K-12 Vocal. Motion carried. The school board would like to thank Josh Kemp for the many years he has coached.


Contract/Agreement Approval

Motion by Lagge second by Neugebauer to approve the contracts of Brittney Eide, 7-12 Principal; Meredith Jenkins, K-12 Vocal Music; Brooklyn Van Zee, 6th Grade/Title; and Heather Andera and employee agreements for the 2020-2021 school year of the following classified staff: Corey Baumiller, Amber Blom, Rodney Bormann, Cindy Bosma, Kristie Burke, Margaret Casavan, Jennifer DeLange, Brenda Dykstra, Ronald Heidinger, Jessica Juhnke, Cindy Koster, Connie Matzner, Janet Moser, Phyllis Muilenburg, Gregg Olawsky, Phyllis Pennings, Johanna Pfiester, Dennis Plooster, Elaine Plooster, Bonny Prien, Hannah Reimnitz, Sherry Schumacher, Terra Spaans, Gene Tastad, Angela Teel, Shannon, Tolsma, Karla Vanden Berge, Jean Van Genderen, and Kyle Wieczorek. Motion carried with Tolsma abstaining.


Heating Fuel Bids

Bids were received for heating fuel for the 2020-2021 heating season. Bids received for #1 heating fuel were Farmers Alliance - $2.10/gallon and Van Brothers - $2.16/gallon. Bids received for #2 heating fuel were Van Brothers - $1.68/gallon and Farmers Alliance - $1.75/gallon. Motion by Tolsma second by Van Gorp to accept the bids of 7000 gallons of #1 fuel from Farmers Alliance and 14,000 gallons of #2 fuel from Van Brothers. Motion carried.


Reports, Up-Dates, and Others

Principal Fergen held a Zoom meeting with the seniors in regards to graduation. There will be a parade take place through both towns on the scheduled graduation day, May 16. Possible graduation ceremony dates are currently set for either June 27, July 11, or August 1.


Principal Kemp is looking at updating language arts curriculum as well as 6th grade social studies. She had been contacted about the Stickney school remaining as a storm shelter even during the COVID outbreak and board agreed that it would still be allowed.


Business Manager Feenstra gave an update on health insurance as well as adding a voluntary life insurance option for employees.


Other items discussed were the lunch program and sports updates from SDHSAA.


Pole Vault Pits

Motion by Van Gorp second by Tolsma to declare the old pole vault pits as surplus with zero value. Motion carried.


Executive Session SDCL 1-25-2 (1) Personnel Matter & SDCL 1-25-2 (4) Contract Negotiations

At 9:47 p.m., motion by Tolsma second by Plooster to go into executive session to discuss personnel matter pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1) and contract negotiations pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(4). Motion carried. Declared out of executive session at 10:57 p.m. by President Wright.


Health Insurance

Motion by Lagge second by Neugebauer to change the health insurance plan from a 2-way census to a 4-way census. Motion carried.



Motion by Van Gorp second by Tolsma to pay $800 a piece to Tina Strid and Heather Andera for all of their time they put toward the FCCLA program for the 19-20 school term. Motion carried.



There being no further business, at 10: 59 p.m., motion by Lagge second by Clites to adjourn. Motion carried. The next regular meeting date will be Monday May 11, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the study hall room of the Corsica-Stickney Elementary School.