School Board Minutes
January 8, 2007
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 JANUARY, 2007. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: Vice President Steen, Krogstad, and Sleep. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Riedel, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Heather Zingenbein, Jan Kaus, Alecia Hoffman, Jim, Tyler, and Matthew Peterson, Corey Hoffman, Hannah Hoffman, Lindsey Johnson, Roxi Bierschenk, Kristi Harrington, Sheila Hansen, Jacindah Clauser, Chad and Kay Richards, Paula Farley, Tammie and Barry Wood, Samantha Wood, Kristina Fierro, Allison Eckrich, Diane Krogstad, Francisca Olson, Shiloah Olson, Sara Ladese, Dawson Richards, Natalee Sand, Stewart Huntington, Faith Plummer, Henry Plummer, Lee Cordell, and Leesa Haugland.
All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.
Vice President Steen called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
Steen led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the agenda with one addition.
There was no scheduled/unscheduled.
Special Services Director, Keyra Comer, and High School Special Education Teacher, Charlie Neilson, presented information to the Board concerning the special education program. Neilson also thanked Premier Bank Card for their continued support. and donations.
Superintendent, Dave Peters, recognized the contribution of the Board members. Governor Rounds has designated January 7-13, 2007 as School Board Recognition Week. Students and teachers from West and East Elementary presented the Board with cards and gifts recognizing their efforts.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the Middle School’s school improvement plan.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the school board election on April 10th, 2007.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the resolution authorizing Northland Securities to invest the capital outlay certificates until the High School addition project costs are incurred.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 1 high school student and 2 elementary students (code 006-0108-099 - 006-0108-101)
1. Approved request for Tobin Barnes, HS English Teacher, to participate in the Voluntary Separation Incentive as per Board policy 4450 effective at the end of the 2006-07 school year.
Approved the following resignations:
1. Ruth Durst, HS French/English Teacher, effective at the end of the 2006-07 school year.
2. Chuck Standen, Knowledge Bowl Coach, effective at the end of the 2006-07 school year (provided a suitable replacement can be found)
3. Christina Highland, East Lunch Room/Recess Monitor, effective December 22, 2006.
4. Stanislawa Argasinska, MS custodian, effective January 1st, 2007
Superintendent, Dave Peters discussed the proposed policy changes to the Anti-Harassment Policy (4101-5130) and 5105 Student Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Abuse Policy.
The Spearfish Education Foundation will be holding an evening of celebration at the Mathews Opera House on Saturday, January 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Entertainment, a silent auction, and other activities are planned.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the December 11th minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.
Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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