Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  
January 31, 2005

School Board Minutes
January 31, 2005

A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF SPEARFISH SCHOOL DISTRICT 40-2, LAWRENCE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, WAS HELD AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING ON THE 31ST DAY OF JANUARY, 2005. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Aaker, Royer, Steen, Aslesen and Sleep. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Hood, Leikvold, Seyer, Riedel, Soriano and Fridell. Also present were: John E. Swanson, Kip Roozen, Linda Foltz, Bobbi Looney and Janelle Jones.

All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.

President Aaker called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

Aaker led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Superintendent Peters updated the board on the Central School sale. The sale of Central School will move forward, and it will be advertised for sealed bid with the opening scheduled for February 25th, at 11:00 a.m. at the district office.

Dave Peters also updated the Board on the alternative calendar committee and asked for direction from the Board concerning the committee’s existence. The Board retracted the earlier directive to study the issue.

The Superintendent discussed the budget reduction process and his intent to recommend reduction of $300,000 from the budget this year and a similar amount the following year.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Sleep and carried to move into executive session to discuss the qualification, competence, performance, character or fitness of employees.

The Board came out of executive session at 6:57 p.m., the regular meeting resumed.

President Aaker adjourned the meeting at 6:58 p.m.

Don Aaker, President ____________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager _________________________

2005 Spearfish School District
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