Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  

School Board Minutes
December 12, 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 12TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2005. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Steen, Aslesen, Sleep and Aaker. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Pearce, Morford, Seyer, and Soriano. Also present were: Heather Ziegenbein, Jan Kaus, Paula Farley, Krystal Rogers, Dan Holben, Ellie Cooch, and Cory Schatt.

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 Sleep, seconded by Aaker and carried to approve the agenda and one addendum.

There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience.

Middle School teachers, Paula Farley, Dan Holben and Middle School secretary Krystal Rogers explained a student recognition program that the Middle School staff has developed that includes incentives for attendance, grades behavior, and citizenship.

Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Steen and carried to approve renewal of the current health insurance plan with DakotaCare. The health insurance committee had three proposals to consider for this year’s plan.

Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve changes to the SEA contract concerning bereavement that was agreed to during mediation but left off of the final negotiated agreement and a typographical error concerning the number of contract days.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Aaker and carried to approve the following consent agenda with one addendum.
        A. Personnel ( all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
             Accepted appointments for the following
              1. Timothy Bishop                MS Boys BB                Level 4 $1,625
              2. Lyonel Coleman               MS Boys BB                Level 4 $1,625
              3. Eric Honeyman                 MS Boys BB                Level 4 $812.50 ½ time
              4. Cliff Garber                      MS Boys BB                Level 4 $812.50 ½ time
              5. Alec Anderson                 MS Wrestling                Level 4 $673.88 prorated
              6. Mary Ann Oberlander      NCA Co-Chair             Level 1.5 $250
              7. Kate Axlund                    NCA Co-Chair              Level 1.5 $250
        B. Approved request for school district residency for 2 middle school and 6 high school students living with non-custodial parents.
        C. Declared surplus four used computer servers all Compaq Proliant 3000.

Committee Chairman, Jeff Sleep updated the Board on the buildings and grounds committee meeting held on Friday, December 9th. Major discussion was the North entryway of the Middle School, the tennis court plan and joint facilities meeting involving the City of Spearfish and BHSU.

Superintendent, Dave Peters, and Rosalie Aslesen addressed the Board concerning the wellness policy committee meeting held on December 7th. The main topic continued to be the proposed language.

Superintendent Peters also discussed the joint facilities meeting held to discuss joint efforts between the School , City, and BHSU. The committee discussed the Board’s decision on discontinuing the plan to add on to West Elementary and close East. The City is interested in the School’s continuing review of adding on to the High School’s activities area.

Discussion was also held concerning the recent legislative area meeting and the adequacy study findings.

Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the November 11th minutes.

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

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

The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________


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