Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  
March 14, 2005

School Board Minutes
Unapproved
March 14, 2005


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 14TH DAY OF MARCH, 2005. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Aaker, Royer, Aslesen and Sleep. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Hood, Leikvold, Riedel, Soriano and Fridell. Also present were: Jan Kaus, Heather Ziegenbein, Monica LaToush, Kim Hamilton, Kelli Bartscher, Carlene Schlup, Frank Cortez, Jennifer Kretchmer, Betty Jo Roberts, Liz Manning, Tim Manning, Deb Hartman, Tom Reid, David D. Ruff, Pam Gillespie, Nick Gottlob, Steve Williams, Britney Klipfel, Audrea Calkins, Jan Goodrich, Tami Enderby, and Archie Gray.

All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.

President Aaker called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Aaker led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

West Elementary principal, Hank Fridell, introduced Jan Goodrich who presented information on her recent Fulbright Exchange trip to Japan.

Fridell also updated the Board on various West Elementary projects including breakfast with mom and dad, and the Common Sense Parenting Class.

East Elementary principal, Paul Soriano, introduced Pam Gillespie and Carlene Schlup who presented information concerning the East report card project. Paul also updated the Board on a plan to move to a trimester system.

Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Royer and carried to approve the HS pilot program enabling future teacher collaboration on specified days to work on various projects. Aye: Aslesen, Royer. Nay: Aaker, Sleep. Absent: Steen. Motion failed.

Betty Jo Roberts, Archie Gray, and Tom Reid participated from the audience concerning the HS pilot program. All voiced their objections regarding the HS pilot program.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Aslesen and carried to adopt the proposed policy changes concerning Building and Facility Use, Voluntary Separation Incentive, Open Enrollment, Suspension and Expulsion, and Student Records.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the following consent agenda.
       A. Approved Certificate of Exemption for 3 Middle School and 2 High School students to attend home school. (Codes 004-0214-097 to 004-0214-101)
       B. Accepted the resignation from Richard Tschetter, HS teacher, effective at the end of the 2004-05 school year.
       C. Approved the voluntary separation request under Board Policy 4450 for David Jewett, Special Services Director, effective at the end of the 2004-05             school year.
        D. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check
             1. Accepted the resignation from Paul Soriano as head wrestling coach effective immediately.
        Approved the appointments of:
             2. Tamara McDaniel, West Elementary SPED ESP, 6.5hr./day Level 0, $6.55/hr. effective 3/15/05, through the end of the 2004-05 school year.
             3. JoLynne Rosenlund, HS/MS SPED ESP, 4.5hr./day, Level 0, $6.55/hr, effective 1/10/05 replacing Lesley Leahy.
             4. Margaret Wootten, East Elementary SPED ESP, 6.5hr./day, Level 5, $8.22/hr. effective 3/15/05, through the end of the school year.
             5. Kimberly Dean, HS ESP, 6.5hr./day, Level 2, $7.28/hr. effective 3/16/05, replacing Deb Luger.
             6. Deb Luger, Special Services Secretary, 8hr./day, 12 months, Level 6 + .05 Spearfish Credit Incentive, $9.86/hr, effective 2/28/05, replacing Jill Drolc.
             7. Joe Kramer, MS Track, Level 4, $1625 for the season.
             8. Ann Rinas MS Track, Level 4, $1625 for the season.

The building and grounds committee reported on the various ideas concerning expansion at West Elementary and the High School, and a building and grounds master plan.

Board member, Rosalie Aslesen, reported on her classroom visitations.

Superintendent, Dave Peters presented a legislative update concerning per student funding.

Dave Peters also updated the Board on the Central School sale.

Tim Manning requested that the Board hold an election for an opt out. Discussion followed between the audience and the Board. A meeting will be held Thursday March 17th with the opt out group and the school’s finance committee.

Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Royer and carried to approve the February 14th and March 3rd minutes.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Royer and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Sleep and carried to move into executive session to discuss contract negotiations.

The Board came out of executive session at 9:35 p.m., the regular meeting resumed.

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

The meeting adjourned at 9:36 p.m.

Don Aaker, President ____________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager _________________________

2005 Spearfish School District
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