Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  
March 8, 2004

School Board Minutes
Unapproved
March 8, 2004


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 MARCH, 2004. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Erickson, Royer, Steen, and Aaker. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Hood, Jewett, Leikvold, Seyer, Riedel, Soriano, and Fridell. Also present were: Kris Garlick-Beaty, Tom Mead, Emily Dahl, Maggie Frey, Anna Blunk, Darlene Kaye Telkamp, Lindsey Burke, Penny Lensegrav, Preston Pavich, Kobe Termes, Jennifer Schnabel, River Myers, Weston Moe, Cody Hartl, Steve Gabriel, Bonnie Langum, Jennifer Fox, Bob Daczewitz, Kathy Daczewitz, Emily Martin, Kate Meade, Travis Miles, Hayley Zebroski, Krystal Park, Sheila Hansen, Josh Stadler, Jon Crosswait, Jay Demaree, Kyle Peep, Kim Hughes-Baus, Jessica Pullen, Danita Klinkel, Eryn Caudill, Heather Hill, Pat Rotert, Rosalie Aslesen, Jeff Sleep, Scott Smith, Angie Langenfeld, Janice Koski, and Dawn Edwards.

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 Steen, seconded by Aaker and carried to approve the agenda.

Sheila Hansen was honored by the School Board for receiving a legislative commemoration for her dedication, talent, volunteerism, and commitment to South Dakota Veterans.

Tom Mead and Darlene Telkamp provided an update on the Middle School’s NCA project.

Hank Fridell shared several issues and projects that are on-going at West Elementary. Parent Resource Network, demonstration classroom, security project, and all day every day kindergarten information.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Aaker and carried to approve the contract with Williams and Associates, architects for services at West Elementary.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Royer and carried to approve the following consent agenda.

         1. Approved the Certificate of Exemption for two elementary students, one Middle school student, and one High              School student to attend home school. (Code 003-0308-126).
         2. Approved the Driver Education program for 2004: student fee $170; $15 per hour for instructors Doug Syman, Pete              Wilson, Sheila Hansen, and Dan Holben.
         3. Approved requests to participate in Board Policy 4450, Voluntary Separation at the close of the 2003-04 school              year from Robert Daczewitz, Sharon Gugel, and Lennis Larson.
         4. Approved a Spearfish student open enrolled to Belle Fourche to return to the Spearfish School District.
         5. Approved the appointment of Debbie Demmers as Middle School SPED ESP, Level 2, $7.10 per hour, 6.5 hours              per day, effective 3/9/04
         6. Accepted resignation of Lori Enright, Middle School part-time counselor, effective at the end of the 2003-04 school              year.

Dave Peters updated the Board on legislative issues concerning education.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Aaker and carried to approve the February 9th minutes.

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

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Aaker and carried to move into executive session to discuss personnel issues.

President Erickson called the meeting back to open session at 7:00 p.m.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Steen and carried to approve Sandy Klarenbeek’s request for an extended leave of absence through the 2005-06 school year, at which time she will resign her position with the Spearfish School District.

Motion was made by Aaker, seconded by Royer and carried to accept the administration’s recommendation to non-renew the teaching contract of Michal O’Neal.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Royer and carried to accept the administration’s recommendation to non-renew the teaching contract of Jeannie Barnes.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Royer and carried to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Ed Erickson, President ___________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager _________________________

2005 Spearfish School District
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