Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  

School Board Minutes
January 9, 2006

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 9TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2006. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Steen, Aslesen, Sleep and Aaker. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Pearce, Morford, Seyer, Riedel, Clark, and Soriano. Also present were: Heather Ziegenbein, Jan Kaus, Pat Rotert, Mike Ellingson, Kirk Bierschenk, Ellie Cooch, Rebecca Nelson, Nicole Lewis, Bill Lewis, Bill Coburn, Punky Engesser, Pattie Parrett, and Joe Sprigler.

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 Aslesen and carried to approve the agenda with addendum.

There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience.

Special education director Lee Pearce and special education teachers Rebecca Nelson and Punky Engesser discussed educational initiatives at the Middle School that are helping with the School Improvement Plan.

High School principal, Steve Morford, briefed the Board on the upcoming NCA/HSTW visit, and invited members to attend.

Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Sleep and carried to set the date for the School Board election for Tuesday, April 11th, 2006.

Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the School Improvement Plan for the Middle School.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Aaker and carried to approve the following consent agenda.
       A. Personnel ( all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
            1. Brandi Barao, East Elementary kitchen, 5 hr/day, Level 2 $7.38, effective 12/19/05
       B. Approved certificate of exemptions for 2 elementary students (codes 005-0109-093 - 005-0109-094.

Superintendent Dave Peters discussed the bus route change in the Sandstone subdivision.

Superintendent Peters and board member Jeff Sleep presented information concerning the recent facilities meeting. The major item for discussion at the meeting continues to be the long planned expansion of the High School gymnasium facilities and foyer.
Dave Peters informed the Board of his attendance at the recent session with Governor Rounds concerning his 2010 E initiative and also a followup conference call for school superintendents.

The Board also discussed information presented by Superintendent Peters concerning legislative issues and the Department of Education’s agenda.

Board President Royer appointed Aslesen as the ASBSD contact for legislative issues.
This year’s ASBSD legislative days are January 25th and 26th in Pierre.

Superintendent Peters discussed with the Board the student assignment change that doesn’t require prior Board approval. This allows the superintendent to approve the placement of students in the district who are under the care of a guardian other than their parents.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Aslesen and carried to approve the December 13th minutes.

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

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

The Board came out of executive session at 7:05, the regular meeting resumed.

President Royer adjourned the meeting at 7:06 p.m

Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________


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