Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  
December 8, 2003

School Board Minutes
Unapproved
December 8, 2003


A REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF SPEARFISH SCHOOL DISTRICT 40-2, LAWRENCE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, WAS HELD AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING ON THE 8TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2003. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Erickson, Dunwoody, Steen, and Aaker. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Jewett, Leikvold, Seyer, Riedel, Soriano, and Fridell. Also present were: Kris Garlick-Beaty, Cassie Kimball, Julee Lueders, Barb Peterson, Lynnett Rotert, Becka Wattier, Nathan Fredericksen, Brent Hanson, Len Austin, Wally Byrne, Lee Eddy, Jordan Dykes, Breanna Scott, Casey Goodrich, Paige Harvey, and Darlene Kaye Telkamp.

All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.

President Erickson called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Erickson led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion was made by Dunwoody, seconded by Aaker and carried to approve the agenda.

Hank Fridell reviewed two items that West Elementary has been working on. The Teammates Program and expanding the observation area for activities. Lynette Rotert, teammates coordinator, Barb Peterson, guidance counselor, Len Austin, BHSU instructor, and Cassie Kimball, BHSU student, reflected on the importance of the program.

Dave Peters introduced Teresa Deuter who talked about the Law of Life essay contest, one of the school’s character education activities.

Dave Peters updated the Board on the health insurance consultant.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Steen and carried to call for a School Board Election to be held the second Tuesday in April. Seats up for consideration this year are currently held by Ed Erickson and Terri Dunwoody.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Dunwoody and carried to approve the school calendar.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Dunwoody and carried to approve the following consent agenda.

         A. Personnel (All hires contingent on successful completion of background check).
             1. Approved Sean Allen as High School custodian replacing Randy Gillespie, 8hr/day, 12 months,
                 Level 2 - $7.35/hr. effective 12/9/03.
             2. Approved Red Elk Zephier as East Elementary custodian replacing Jacala McGrew, 7 hr/day, 12 months,
                 Level - 2 $7.35/hr. effective 12/9/03.
             3. Approved Marcy Farrar as East Elementary Special Ed. ESP, 6.5 hr/day, Level - 5 $8.13/hr, effective 12/9/03.

The Board also discussed and held the first reading on policy recommendations from the District's Policy Committee.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Dunwoody and carried to approve the November 10th and 24th minutes.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Dunwoody and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.

Motion was made by Dunwoody, seconded by Aaker and carried to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 6:21 p.m.

Ed Erickson, President ___________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager _________________________

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