Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  

School Board Minutes
August 8, 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 8TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2005. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Steen, Aslesen, and Sleep. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Pearce, Morford, and Seyer. Also present were: Heather Ziegenbein, Jan Kaus, and Dick Hicks.

All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.

President Royer called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Royer led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Steen and carried to approve the agenda.

There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience.

High School principal, Steve Morford, reported on the HS summer transition program.

Superintendent, Dave Peters and Special Education Director, Lee Pearce, reported on the preliminary annual yearly progress report.

Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Steen and carried to donate an additional $50,000 to the tennis court construction pending final approval of the planning phase, and a recommendation from the buildings and grounds committee. Aye: Royer, Steen, Aslesen. Nay: Sleep. Absent: Aaker. Motion carried

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the following consent agenda.
     A. Approved certificate of exemption for 15 elementary, 11 middle school, and 2 high school students to attend home school. (code 004-0808-01 to 24.)

     B. Personnel ( all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
         1. Accepted resignation of Marcy Farrar, East-ESP
         2. Approved teaching contract for Nick Durham, Middle School 6th grade, 1 FTE, BS-4, $27,750. Varisty Wrestling WR-10 $4,125 = $31,875.
         3. Approved teaching contract for Brandy Miller, West Elementary Kindergarten, 1 FTE, BS-1, $25,687.50
         4. Approved teaching contract for Margaret Wootten, East Elementary 4th grade, 1 FTE, BS-5, $28,437.50

Superintendent, Dave Peters, reminded everyone of the annual ASBSD/SASD convention August 10th - 12th.

Board President, Royer, after input from Board members has named committees for the coming school year as they existed previously. The finance committee will be chaired by Terry Steen, with member Don Aaker; Personnel/Policy will be chaired by Randall Royer, with member Jeff Sleep; Curriculum will be chaired by Rosalie Aslesen with member Randall Royer; Buildings and Grounds will be chaired by Jeff Sleep with member Rosalie Aslesen.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Aslesen and carried to approve the July 11thth regular and annual meeting minutes.

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

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Steen and carried to move into executive session to discuss a personnel evaluation and contract negotiation issues.

The Board came out of executive session at 7:00 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.

President Royer adjourned the meeting at 7:01 p.m.

Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________


2005 Spearfish School District
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