Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  
July 14, 2003

School Board Minutes
Unapproved
July 14, 2003


THE 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 14TH DAY OF JULY, 2003. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President , Erickson, Dunwoody, Royer, and newly elected Aaker and Steen. Administration present were: Peters, and Crosswait. Also present were: Kris Garlick, Rand Williams, and Lynn Larson.

All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.

President Erickson called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m.

Erickson led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Dunwoody, and carried to approve Board Policy 4410 Family Medical Leave.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Aaker, and carried to approve Board Policy 5700/6505 Graduation Requirements.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Aaker, and carried to approve Board Policy 8310 Development, Adoption and Amendment of Policies.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Dunwoody, and carried to approve the resolutions presented by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Steen, and carried to appoint Aaker as the delegate to the ASBSD/SASD assembly.

Motion was made by Dunwoody, seconded by Steen, and carried to approve the following consent agenda items:
A. Personnel
1. Approve agreement with Lisa Pummel for 2003-04 district physical therapy services. $45 per hour not to exceed $32,000 for the school year.
2. Approve agreement for Barb Graslie for 2003-04 school nurse services. $22.13 per hour not to exceed 1000 hours.
3. Approved the teaching contract for Pam Gillespie, fourth grade, BS-3, $27,021.60
4. Approved agreement for Anne Degen, speech hearing therapy, $28.75 per hour, not to exceed 40 hours.
5. Approved termination of Derek Stodden, middle school custodian, effective 7/8/03.
6. Approved a kindergarten teaching contract for Angela Langenfeld.

B Approved student, staff, and substitute teacher handbooks.

Discussion was held and the Board thanked Wells Fargo Bank on their promotion to raise money for the School District.

Discussion was also held on Board Policy 6320 Activities Participation of Alternative Instruction Students.

Lynn Larson and Rand Williams participated in the scheduled/unscheduled audience part of the meeting concerning alternative instruction students.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Dunwoody, and carried to approve the minutes of the June 9th, 23rd, July 2nd, and July 9th 2003, meetings.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Royer, and carried to approve the June financial statement.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Royer, and carried to approve the current bills.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Royer, and carried to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager, called the annual meeting to order at 6:51 p.m. and administered the Oath of Office to Don Aaker and Terry Steen.

Crosswait requested nominations for the position of president. Steen nominated Ed Erickson, Royer seconded. Erickson was elected president and took over the meeting and requested nominations for the position of vice-president.
Steen nominated Terri Dunwoody as vice-president, Royer seconded. Dunwoody was elected vice president.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Dunwoody, and carried to hold the regular meetings on the second and fourth Monday of each month except for July and December and those months will have one meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Administrative Office Building, and the rate of pay for regular and special meetings for the Board members at $25 per meeting and $10 for committee meetings for the 2003-04 fiscal year.

BE IT RESOLVED that the School Board hereby designates the following institutions as official depositories for both checking and saving accounts: Spearfish Branch of Wells Fargo Bank, Spearfish Branch of Pioneer Bank and Trust, Spearfish Branch of First Western Bank, Spearfish Branch of Black Hills Federal Credit Union and Spearfish Branch of Rushmore Bank and Trust. Be it further resolved that the Business Manager is the official custodian of all funds.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Steen, and carried to set the bond the Business Manager at $1,000,000 for the 2003-04 school year.

BE IT RESOLVED that the School Board hereby authorizes the Business Manager to invest all monies not immediately needed at the best possible rate. These investments will be made whenever funds are available during the year. Be it further resolved that the Business Manager is authorized to lend monies from one fund to another should the need arise.

BE IT RESOLVED that the School Board authorizes the Business Manager to sign all documents for the school lunch program and trust and agency fund.

BE IT RESOLVED that the School Board authorizes the Business Manager as district representative to sign federal and state grant programs as agent, for the Spearfish School District to participate in the Title 1, 2, 4, and 5 programs for the 2003-04 school year.

Motion was made by Dunwoody, seconded by Royer, and carried to retain Lester Nies for legal services.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Dunwoody, and carried to appoint Dave Peters as the Title IX officer for the District for the 2003-04 school year.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Dunwoody, and carried to designate Aaker as the District Representative and Steen as the District Alternate Representative to the Black Hills Special Services Cooperative Board of Directors.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Steen, and carried to set the admission rates for school activities at $3 for grades K - 12 and $4 for adults.

Motion was made by Dunwoody, seconded by Royer, and carried to set the activity ticket prices at $25 for grades kindergarten through twelve; $5 for senior citizens; $75 for adult season pass, $125 adult couple season activity pass. Admission will remain free for WWII Veterans.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Steen, and carried to set the School lunch prices as follows: grades one through five at $1.50 per lunch and .75 for breakfast, grades six through twelve at $2.00 per lunch, adults at $2.50 per lunch.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Dunwoody, and carried to set substitute pay for secretaries, custodians, cooks and teacher aides at $6.25 per hour.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Aaker and carried to set substitute teacher pay at $60 per day and long-term substitute teacher pay (over 30 consecutive days) at $129.83 per day, retroactive to the first day.


BE IT RESOLVED that the School Board hereby authorizes membership in the South Dakota High School Activities Association for the Spearfish Senior High School for the period which begins July 1, 2003, and ends on June 30, 2004, with the supervision, control and regulations of any and all high school inter-scholastic activities being delineated to said association. Be it further resolved that the School Board has ratified the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of the South Dakota High School Activities program with the framework of these instruments.

BE IT RESOLVED that the School Board hereby authorizes membership in the Associated School Boards of South Dakota for the 2003-04 school year.

Motion was made by Dunwoody, seconded by Steen, and carried to designate the Black Hills Pioneer Times as the official District newspaper.

All resolutions were passed by a roll call vote. Ayes: Royer, Aaker, Steen, Dunwoody, Erickson.

The Board members discussed committee assignments and decided to retain the same committees and members.

The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

Ed Erickson, President ___________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager _________________________

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