The Regular Meeting of the Corsica-Stickney Board of Education was held on Monday, May 11, 2020 – 7:30 p.m. in the Study Hall Room of Corsica-Stickney Elementary 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, Darci Neugebauer, and Micheal Plooster (via conference call)       

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


There was a silent prayer before the meeting.


President Wright called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. and a quorum was established. The Pledge of Allegiance preceded the approval of the meeting agenda. 


Open Forum/Public Discussion

No public comments during open forum.


Conflict of Interest Disclosure

There were no conflicts of interest to disclose.


Approve Agenda

Motion by Van Gorp seconded by Lagge to approve the agenda with additions as presented.  Motion carried.


Unfinished Business

School Housing

The school board will wait to make any decisions regarding the school owned house in Corsica until all employees have housing.


Purchase Agreement Closing

The closing date for a parcel of the Groeneweg property by the high school has been tentatively set for June 23, 2020.


Fuel Tank – Corsica Elementary

The underground fuel tank by the elementary school in Corsica will be removed through a state program. Prices for a new underground tank are getting looked into to replace the two above ground tanks. No definite plans are in place yet to replace the tank or just fill in the hole.


Approval of Minutes

Motion by Lagge seconded by Tolsma to approve the minutes from the April 15, 2020 Regular Board Meeting. Motion carried.


Approval of Financial Statement

Motion by Van Gorp seconded by Clites to approve the April 2020 Financial Statement.  Motion carried.


April 2020 Trust and Agency Report

Motion by Tolsma seconded by Lagge to approve the April 2020 Trust and Agency Report with a beginning balance of $29,627.67, disbursements of $3,340.72, receipts of $1,720.49, for an ending balance of $28,007.44.  Motion carried. 


Approval of Bills

Motion by Van Gorp seconded by Neugebauer to approve the May 2020 listing of bills.  Motion carried.


ASBSD Ballot

Motion by Tolsma seconded by Clites to vote for Tara Johanneson for the ASBSD Board of Directors.  Motion carried.


Approval of CORE Minutes

Motion by Tolsma seconded by Van Gorp to approve the minutes of the May 7, 2020 CORE meeting.  Motion carried.


Approve Election Officials

Motion by Neugebauer seconded by Lagge to approve election officials as follows: Phyllis Muilenburg, Mary Bosma and Londa Vanden Hoek for Precinct 1 and Peggy Munneke, Ruth Wolbrink, and Connie Matzner for Precinct 2. The board authorizes the business manager to continue seeking alternate election workers. Motion carried.

SDHSAA Ballots

Motion by Tolsma seconded by Lagge to vote for Tom Culver and Dan Conrad as SDHSAA representatives and

“Yes” on Amendment No. 1 and Marty Weismantel for the Board of Education representative. Motion carried.


1st Reading of Policy MMM and NNN

The board held the first reading of Board of Education Policy MMM: Administration of Opioid Antagonist Policy and NNN: Code of Conduct –Food Service Policy.


Principal Reports

Principal Kemp reported that the last of the e-learning assignments are getting turned in. Teachers have been reaching out to the students that need the help to finish things up by scheduled end of school year, May 20. The new reading series will be getting ordered shortly for Grades PK-6. She also said that summer school plans are in the works, just not sure how it will all come together yet.


Principal Fergen stated he has been meeting with some students as well to get them caught up before the end of the year. Since some restrictions due to COVID have been lifted some, he is planning on finishing driver’s ed after Memorial Day.



Other items discussed were calendar options for next school year if COVID restrictions remain in place, accreditation and food service reviews, sports physical guidance, Graduation and prom updates. The Town of Stickney inquired if they could install a new siren on the school property, the board would like to suggest placement of it near the bus barn.


Preliminary Budget

Business Manager Feenstra presented the Preliminary Budget for board review.  Motion by Clites seconded by Tolsma to approve the 2020-2021 Preliminary Budget as presented. Motion carried.


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

At 9:04 p.m., motion by Tolsma seconded by Van Gorp 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 9:41 p.m. by President Wright.



There being no further business, at 9:43 p.m., motion by Van Gorp seconded by Plooster to adjourn.  Motion carried.  The next regular meeting date will be Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom “A” of the Corsica-Stickney High School.