Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  
October 12, 2004

School Board Minutes
Unapproved
October 12, 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 12TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2004. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Aaker, Royer, Steen, Aslesen and Sleep. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Hood, Jewett, Leikvold, Seyer, Riedel, Soriano, and Fridell. Also present were: Kris Garlick-Beaty, Ashley Berry, Brent Swisher, Gregg Wolff, Norma Wolff, Lynn Larson, Loren Wheeler, Jason Schoon, Lisa Tackett, Ken Tackett, Erin Brinson, Dave Samuelson, Randi Lipp, Bethany Schuh, Jessica Nedved, LaVon M. Savage, John Senden, Kristina Knutson, Katie Knutson, Craig Michael Knutson, Abby Bryce, Shandi Kobbe, Valerie Samuelson, Steve Aldrich, Chad Mundt, Branden Rosenau, Jesse Frasier, Linda Senden, Pamela Waterson, Beth Bentley, Holly Heintz, Linda Foltz, Daniel Terveen, Kayla Cline, Joy Burg, Jan Forgey, Ashley Barnhardt, Ali Honomichl, Nicolle Naumann, Chris Burr, Janie Humbracht, Brenda Swanson, John E. Swanson, Anthony Swanson, Nathan Swanson, Blake Hartje, Allen Schroeder, Kay Cox, Janelle Jones, Jessica Richey, Brady Voorhees, Donna Sachau, John Marta, Pam Marta, Michelle Haugland, Adam Bierschenk, Justin Hicks, Brittany Newton, Calli Tetrault, Kassidy Tetrault, Patty Tetrault, Danielle Powell, Aaron Boyd, Stene Verhulst, Patti Mundt, Everett Follette, Frank Corty, Tom Mead, Greg Mead, Tommy Mead, Mike Knutson, Kyle Laughlin, Ashlee Mitchell, Nikkita McCarty, Melinda Wells, Kim Larive, Brian Snow, Jamie Sharpes, Jason Boke, Dana Boke, Kaycee Olson Megan Zebraski, Zana McKinney, Aaron Otterness, Zack Otterness, Bob & Darla Pravecek, Kristi and Beth Christofferson, Rick Sperry, Brittany McAulaif, Carey Vosler, Kasey Benedict, Justin Myers, Chrissy Antuna, Chelsey Lewis, Brett Peterson, Cheryl Peterson, Denise Bakke, Kerrie Kipp, Tessa Aiden, Brittany Gallagher, Amanda Garcia, Ashley Gudgel, Deb Myers, Bill Myers, Susan Terveen, Sue McGrath, Cindi Chandler, Paula Culver, Alesha Culver, Jessie Pamett, Tami Enderby, Austin Albers, Justin Kemp, Kip Roozen, Todd Carlson, Matt Fay, Ryan Olen, Erik Klinckman, Roger Riley, Shon Clauser, Tiffany Henwood, Amber Wells, Julie Lingsheit, Kris Hayes, Lorie Umphrey, Penny Doering, Michael Locati, Mary Locati, Marvin Poeving, Amber Ginter, Marilyn Ginter, Aly Oswald, Paulette Frederickson, Travis Federickson, and Bob Ketchum

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 Steen, seconded by Royer and carried to approve the agenda with the addendum.

West Elementary principal Hank Fridell presented information on the Teacher Learning Center program, including a handbook and state goals.

East Elementary principal Paul Soriano thanked the Kiwanis Club, who provided dictionaries for all of the 3rd grade students. A donation they plan on making annually.


          BE IT RESOLVED the Spearfish School District, Spearfish, South Dakota that a consolidated Board of Equalization as authorized by SDCL 10-11-66 shall be established pursuant to the Resolution of the Governing Boards of Lawrence County, City of Spearfish, St. Onge Township, and the Spearfish School District for 2004. The consolidated Board of Equalization as created by this Resolution shall be authorized to exercise all powers contained in SDCL 10-11.

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that three members from the Lawrence County Commission and one member of the City Commission and one member of the School District shall constitute a consolidated Board of Equalization as provided by SDCL 10-11-66.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lawrence County Commission, City of Spearfish, St. Onge Township and the Spearfish School District shall be responsible for the per diem, salary and mileage costs of the respective members that serve on the consolidated Board of Equalization. Lawrence County Commission shall be responsible for the ordinary and customary expenses associated with the equalization of property including appeals to the State Board of Equalization. The financial responsibilities contained in this resolution shall remain unless any party requests that they be modified prior to December 1st of each year.

        THIS RESOLUTION shall be binding upon Spearfish School District, Spearfish, South Dakota upon each governing body adopting this Resolution according to law.   Roll Call: Aye Sleep, Aslesen, Steen, Royer, Aaker


Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Sleep and carried to nominate Jeff Sleep to the Board of Equalization.

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

       A. Approved Certificate of Exemption for 9 elementary and 7 middle school students to attend home school. (Codes 004-1012-76 to 004-1012-83)

       B. Accepted resignations from:
           1. Kathleen Olheiser, middle school custodian, effective 9-30-04.
           2. Janet Olson, high school custodian, effective 10-7-04.
           3. Josephine Martinez, middle school custodian.
           4. Mikayla Tetrault, middle school girls basketball coach.
           5. Tom Brown, high school custodian, effective 10-15-04.

      Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
      C. Approved appointments for:
          1. Scott Hardesty, Computer Tech Assistant, $2,500/mo. November 1st, 2004 through June 8th, 2005.
          2. Rayetta Johnson, middle school custodian replacing Kathy Olheiser, 8 hr/day, 12 months, Level 3, $7.78/hr.
          3. Ron Graves, high school custodian replacing Janet Olson, 8 hr./day, 12 months, Level 5, $8.47/hr.
          4. Jennifer Arnold, West regular ESP, 6 hrs./day, Level 2, $7.28/hr. replacing Dee DeWain.
          5. Lesley Leahy, high school ESP, 18 hrs./week, Level 0, $6.55/hr. replacing Debbie Demmers.
         6. Paul Soriano, Varsity Wrestling Coach, Level 10, $4125 for the wrestling season.
         7. Dennis Walkins, Assistant Drama Technician, Level 2, $800.
         8. Pamela Waterson, Cheerleading Coach, Level 9, $3625.
         9. Don Thoresen, middle school custodian, 8hr.day, 12 months, Level 3, $7.78/hr., effective 10-18-04, replacing Josephine Martinez.
       10. Jesse Boyer, Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, Level 8, $3125 for the wrestling season.

    D. 1. Approved a request from Dennis Golz for participation in Board Policy 4450, Voluntary Separation Incentive, at the close of the 2004-05 school year.

Superintendent Peters addressed the Board concerning the latest high school dance. Several adult members of the audience expressed their concern about the behavior of the students and the type of videos shown. Several students and adults expressed opinions concerning the continuation of dances. A petition was also presented with numerous student signatures advocating the continuation of the dances.

Dave Peters updated the Board on the alternative calender.

Dave Peters also updated the Board on the demographics of the student population as it relates to busing.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the September 13th and 22nd minutes.

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

Motion was made by Royer, seconded by Steen and carried to move into executive session to discuss one contractual issue and two personnel issues.

The Board came out of executive session at 9:08 p.m., the regular meeting resumed.

President Aaker adjourned the meeting at 9:10 p.m.

Don Aaker, President ____________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager _________________________

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