November 8, 2004
School Board Minutes
November 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 NOVEMBER, 2004. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Aaker, Royer, Aslesen and Sleep. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Hood, Seyer, Riedel, and Soriano. Also present were: Kris Garlick-Beaty, Jan Kaus, Stacey Gray, Paula Farley, JoAnna Hogrefe, Samantha Cripp, Sarah Lorash, Ashley Custis, Kendra Droppers, Darlene Thompson, Becky Sukstorf, Jackie Ramos, Colleen Gray, Patti Mundt, Pete Wilson, Lori Jeffery, Tacy Bressler, Gerald Avery, Jennifer Maklen, Crystal Bockman, Barb Schuler, Marjo Peters, James Olson, Jennifer McBurnett, Ryan Cowger, Lori Little, Patsy Amiott, Jessica Berens, Kari Gileich, Ellie Cooch, Danielle Raabe, Beau Warner, Mindy A. Kolden, Amanda Richards, Sharon Walker, Bonnie Langum, Cortney Ramseier, Clint Linneman, Deb Hartman, Lisa Jensen, Linda Williams, Patsy L. Aiken, Greg Wolff, Brianna Tripp, Ben Spauns, Brit Gallagher, Amanda Niemi, Jennifer Severson, Stewart Huntington, Glen Lewis, Darlene Kaye Telkamp, Linda Senden, Joe & Christy Couch, Mikayla Tetrault, Lorna Richey, Rita Hicks, Dick Hicks, Lynn Larson, Jesse Reynolds, Jaime Blum, Hollie Stalder, Lornie Stalder, Deb Hrinda, Carol Sander, Bev Buchholz, Victoria Reid, Steve Aldrich, Kris Hayes, Jered Davis, Alicia Raten, Tami Enderby, Kristina Knutson, Craig Michael Knutson, Katie Knutson, Connie Sheahan, Coreen Lerwick, Kristi Friedel, Jean Konstant, Janice Koski, Julie Hoscheid, Terry Hoscheid, Mary Burket, Marcia Olson, Aaron Peacock, David Samuelson, Valerie Samuelson, Donna Sachau, Carole Dahl, Dana Boke, Jason Boke, Laurie Johnson, Julie Lingscheit, Jean Reede, Angie Yana, Everett A. Follette, Belinda Powers, Betty Vosler, Anne Vosler, Jan Hansen, Brett Burditt, Sherri Johnson, Laura West, Julie Reinhert, Kim Hamilton, Dawn Edwards, Janelle Jones, Kip Roozen, and John Swanson.
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 with the addendums.
Teachers Lori Jeffery, Marjo Peters, Ellie Cooch and Becky Sukstorf reported on their recent attendance at the National Middle School Conference.
Assistant High School Principal, Jim Seyer reported on the “High Schools That Work” program. Seyer also informed the Board of certificates received from the Department of Education signifying formal approval of the Business and Explorernet programs
Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Royer and carried to approve as volunteers, the students that participate in the mentorship program.
Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Aslesen and carried to approve the following
A. Approved Certificate of Exemption for 2 elementary students, 1 middle school and 1 high school student to attend home school. (Codes 004-1108-86 through 89)
B. Approved school district volunteers:
Angela Schuft, Melissa Horton, Mark Maskell, Nancy Gutierrez, Marlys Marso, Helene Eddy, Bernie Butche, Ray Telkamp, Heidi Bucher, Deb and
Chad Aspelin, Kate Halverson, Juanita Bowman, Vern Halter, Janelle Gusso, Susan Whiton, Kathy Haivala, Shelly Miller, Danni Boehm, Anna Fischer,
Mike and Nancy Barnes, Nicole Lewis, Jamie Beckman, John and Kate Schmidt, Sheila Ahmed, Shirleen Thomas, Mike Tiffany, Randy Culver,
Aimee Anderson, Kari and Dirk VanZee, Roxanne Lewis, Keith and Christy Rodgers, Christine Coolley, Shelly Duklat, Grace Huck, Mindy Griffith,
Karen Fremont, Melissa Quigley, Deb Shafto, Julie Erskin, Gatian Sweeney, Betty Berry, Kim Hamilton, Hollie Stalder, Teena Huber, Deb Hartman.
Larry Enright, Amanda Gonzales, Marti White, Chelsie Gifford, Shannon Pankonin, Neil Engesser, Michelle Harmon, Valarie Richards, Cindy Lafortune, Lezlie Kaitfors, Mandy Lambert, Amy Falk, Tanya Takacs, Patsy Amiotte, Margaret Braun, Sandra Larsen, Sally Johnson, and Serena Ager.
C. Accepted resignations from:
1. Norma Wolff, middle school ESP.
2. Renee Trautman, as per voluntary Separation Incentive Policy 4450, effective at the end of the 2004-05 school year.
Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
D. Approved appointments for:
1. Kim Ginsbach, middle school ESP replacing Norma Wolff, 7.3 hrs/day, 9 months, Level 2, $7.28/hr.
2. Nancy Rogers, middle school custodian, 8 hr/day, 12 months, Level 0, $6.80/hr. replacing Don Thoreson.
3. Camillia Tripp, middle school SPED ESP, 6.5 hr./day, level 0, $6.55
4. Steph Schofield, middle school 8th grade girls basketball, $1625.
5. Lori Enright, Varsity Gymnastics, Level 10 $4125
6. Amber Kokal, Asst. Gymnastics, Level 7 $2850
7. Nick Gottlob, Asst. Var. Track, Level 7, $2850
8. Nick Gottlob, 9th Boys Basketball, Level 6, $2400
9. Bryan Heck, 9th Girls Basketball, Level 6, $2400
10. Cindy Smith, JV Girls Basketball, Level 8, $3125
E. Approved school district residency for two students living with non-custodial parents.
Superintendent Dave Peters updated the Board on the progress of the dance committee. Because there are no videos shown except at two dances during the year it was determined that resolution of that issue may wait until following the Sno-ball dance on November 20th. Student dress is also impacted by the formal nature of that dance, and any decision on that issue was also delayed. In advance of the next school dance “inappropriate behavior at school dances, including dancing that simulates sexual activity, will not be allowed. Students MAY receive up to two warnings before being removed from the dance for inappropriate behavior, but the administrative staff reserves the right to remove students exhibiting excessive misbehavior immediately.” Chaperones will be in-serviced in advance of the dance to their responsibilities in this regard. Breathalysers were researched to determine their usefulness. The researched showed that search requires reasonable suspicion by school personnel. Administrative judgement will be used upon the students’ entry into the dance in determining student alcohol impairment. The committee will reconvene sometime after the Sno-ball dance to review how students responded to the clarification of rules and to make more concrete determinations on the future use of videos at student dances, and student dress code.
The teacher committee that has continued to work on gathering information and answering issues regarding the proposed 4+ day calendar presented their findings to the Board. They also made a recommendation to adopt there plan for the coming year. A lengthy discussion that included numerous members of the audience followed. The next stage of the plan is to hold public forums. The first of these is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16th at 5 PM in the district offices.
Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the October 12th minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Royer and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
President Aaker adjourned the meeting at 8:34 p.m.
Don Aaker, President ____________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager _________________________
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