February 9, 2004
School Board Minutes
February 9, 2004
A REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF SPEARFISH SCHOOL DISTRICT 40-2, LAWRENCE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, WAS HELD AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OF FICE BUILDING ON THE 9TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2004. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Erickson, Dunwoody, Royer, Steen, and Aaker. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Hood, Leikvold, Seyer, Riedel, Soriano, and Fridell. Also present were: Kris Garlick-Beaty, Dawn Edwards, Lisa Merchen, Joshua Roadifer, LuAnn Schroeder, Kelly Krog, Breon Schroeder, Liz Cichosz, Shantel Steen, and Jeff Goehring.
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.
Dan Leikvold introduced LuAnn Schroeder who updated the Board on the High School’s School to Work Program. Shantel Steen, Liz Cichosz, Breon Schroeder, and Kelly Krog presented their positive experiences and insight of the program.
Dawn Edwards presented information about the District’s plans for the Read Across America Program and invited everyone to read, especially to their children.
Dave Peters discussed the need for the second Board meeting each month. Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Steen and carried to have one scheduled meeting per month for the rest of the school year. The scheduled meeting will be held on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Royer and carried to approve the alternative assignment of Sue McGrath and Beth Bentley with the South Dakota Reads Program.
Motion was made by Dunwoody, seconded by Royer and carried to approve the following consent agenda.
1. Approved the Certificate of Exemption for three elementary students and two Middle School students to attend home school. (Code 003-0209-121 to 125).
Dave Peters updated the Board on legislative issues impacting education and the School District.
Dave Peters reviewed the proposed adequacy study by John Meyers. The idea is
to develop scientifically accurate accounting data of what it costs to meet
the state and federal education standards that are the responsibility of the
schools. The initial visit funding will be provided by the School Boards Association,
the School Administrators Association, and the School Superintendents Association.
Motion was made by Dunwoody, seconded by Aaker and carried to approve the January 12th and 26th minutes.
Motion was made by Dunwoody, seconded by Aaker and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Royer and carried to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 6:26 p.m.
Ed Erickson, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager _________________________
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