School Board Minutes
August 14, 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 14TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2006. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Steen, Krogstad, Sleep, and Aslesen. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Riedel, and Soriano. Also present were: Heather Zingenbein, Jan Kaus, Meg Kullerd, Jackie Rans, Karen Hahn, Sharon Gugel, Doug Deppe, and Sheila Hansen.
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 Sleep and carried to approve the agenda with addendums.
There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience.
Sharon Gugel and Lennis Larson discussed their proposal for the Performing Arts Hall of Fame recipients in the High School auditorium.
Jackie Rans, High School counselor, informed the Board of a grant to assist in combating drug and alcohol abuse. The majority of the grant will be used to place an additional counselor in the schools. The school’s fiscal responsibility involves matching resources without additional expenditure of general fund money.
Dave Peters, superintendent, discussed the availability of information concerning NCLB assessment.
Doug Deppe, buildings and grounds supervisor, provided an update on summer projects.
Motion was made Sleep, seconded by Aslesen and carried to allow the Performing Arts Hall of Fame group to proceed with their plans.
Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Steen and carried to approve the request from the City for ten horseshoe pits. Aye: Royer, Steen, Aslesen, Krogstad. Nay: Sleep
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to implement the terms of the School Board’s best offer made to the Spearfish Education Association on May 30th, 2006, for the 2006-07 school year under the provisions of South Dakota Codified Laws Section 3-18-8.2. More than eleven days have passed since impasse was declared on June 13th, 2006, and the Spearfish Education Association has elected not to participated in Fact Finding before the S.D. Department of Labor.
Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the transportation contract proposal from Dakota Bus Service. The proposal includes an activity increase from $45,370 to an estimated $49,100 and route increases from $197,373.20 to $242,281.50 and the fuel escalator increasing from $1.65 to $2.50 per gallon for school year 2006-07.
Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Steen and carried to oppose Amendment D and E. Aye: Royer, Steen, Aslesen, Krogstad. Nay: Sleep
Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda with addendums.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 19 elementary, 12 middle school and 4 high school students. (codes 006-0814-004 - 006-0814-038).
B. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
Approved the following personnel and contracts.
1. Kristina Butler, 4th grade, 1 FTE, BS-0 = $25,000
2. Josie Rounds, Middle School Spanish, 1 FTE, BS-0 = $25,000
3. Theresa Nequette, Middle School Math, .4 FTE BS-0 = $10,000
4. Eric James, East Elementary Custodian, 8hrs./day, 12 months, Level 1 $7.30/hr.
5. Chris Coauette, MS ESP, 6 ½ hrs./day, 9 months, Level 3 $7.88/hr.
6. Approved resignation from Katie Quail, MS ESP, effective 8/14/06.
7. Approved transfers for:
a. Krystal Rogers MS Principal Secretary 11 mo. 40hr/wk. $10.76/hr.
b. Barb Moser MS General Secretary 10mo. 40 h./wk. $12.52/hr.
c. Mary Lapka East Elementary Kitchen 9 mo. 5 hr/day $10.62/hr.
8. Approved coaching appointments for:
a. Nathan Clark MS boys BB Level 4 $1,625
b. Sarah Dittman Varisty Volleyball Level 10 $4,125
c. Heidi Bryan JV Volleyball Level 7 $2,850
d. Alexandra Sanders Soph. Volleyball Level 7 $2,850
e. Holly Hansen Fresh. Volleyball Level 6 $2,400
f. Danna Smith Fresh. Volleyball Level 6 $2,400
Steve Morford, High School Principal, provided an update on the preparation for the laptop initiative.
Recent attendees to the joint convention presented information to the Board members that didn’t attend.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Aslesen and carried to approve the July 10th minutes.
Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Steen and carried to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.
Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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