School Board Minutes
October 10, 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 10TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2006. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Steen, Krogstad, Sleep, and Aslesen. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Heather Zingenbein, Jan Kaus, Cami Dohman, Sawyer Dohman, Ray, Laura, and Madison Jilck, Lyndsay Downes, Lorna Tisdall, Nick Sukstorf, Becky Sukstorf, Jude Warner, Anuer Hill, Pam Gillespie, Rachel Braaten, Sheila Hansen, and Polly Young.
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.
Scheduled/Unscheduled audience: Lyndsay Downs and Lorna Tisdall addressed the Board concerning student safety especially at West Elementary. Paul Gainey, representing the sophomore student council, expressed his support of Spartan time for sophomores. Jude Warner presented her concerns of eliminating an elective, in this case French, from the school’s curriculum.
West Elementary Principal, Paul Soriano, discussed the new PALS program where students learn physical activity and lifetime skills. Black Hills State University faculty and students who participate in the program presented their views and experiences of the program.
East Elementary Principal, Dan Olson, introduced Pam Gillespie and some of her fifth grade students who discussed the student bookstore. Bookstore hours will be Fridays from 7:40 to 8:20 a.m.
BE IT RESOLVED the Spearfish School District, Spearfish, South Dakota that a consolidated Board of Equalization as authorized by SDCL 10-11-66 shall be established pursuant to the Resolution of the Governing Boards of Lawrence County, City of Spearfish, St. Onge Township, and the Spearfish School District for 2005. The consolidated Board of Equalization as created by this Resolution shall be authorized to exercise all powers contained in SDCL 10-11.
1. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that three members from the Lawrence County Commission and one member of the City Commission and one member of the School District shall constitute a consolidated Board of Equalization as provided by SDCL 10-11-66.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lawrence County Commission, City of Spearfish, St. Onge Township and the Spearfish School District shall be responsible for the per diem, salary and mileage costs of the respective members that serve on the consolidated Board of Equalization. Lawrence County Commission shall be responsible for the ordinary and customary expenses associated with the equalization of property including appeals to the State Board of Equalization. The financial responsibilities contained in this resolution shall remain unless any party requests that they be modified prior to December 1st of each year.
THIS RESOLUTION shall be binding upon Spearfish School District, Spearfish, South Dakota upon each governing body adopting this Resolution according to law. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Steen, Aslesen, Sleep, Krogstad
Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Aslesen and carried to name Jeff Sleep to the Consolidated Board of Equalization.
Superintendent, Dave Peters, updated the Board on the gymnastics program.
Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Steen and carried to cancel gymnastics for this season.
Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Steen and carried to vote yes on initiated measure number two, no on initiated measures three, seven and eight. Aye: Aslesen, Steen, Krogstad. Nay: Royer, Sleep
Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Steen and carried to proceed with the High School addition.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Approved the following Teammates and PALS volunteer list:
LeAnn Ammon, Sara Armstrong, Brandy Baer, Melissa Bailey, Dacia Ball, Nathan Batteen, Beth Bauld, Lauren Beckett, Allison Bietz, Abby Blaha, Tammy Bourne, Erin Brinson, Alicia Broadus, Michael Bullis, Luke Bushor, Morgan Casey, Brittainy Covel, Jessica Dell, Erin Dugan, Samanth Elsbernd, Lindsey Erk, Amy Fulton, Natasha Finney, Brandee Foster, Dusty Goehring, Lydia Golden, Jessica Greff, Coutney Helmer, Meggan Hillman, Nikole Hoard, Meloney Humphrey-Gill, Kara Jenniges, Julia Lermeny, Jessica Mather, Dana Marie Miller, Chantelle O’Dell, Raylene Olson, John Potter, Dale Query, Marcus Rinehart, Coby Rideout, Anita Sandretto, Laci Schmalz, Megan Shear, Naomi Sletten, Jobeth Stenerson, Emily Storms, Kristy Teachout, BreAnna Tiensvold, Nancy Trewhella, Cole Wieseler, Melanie Wieseler, Jenny White, Amanda Willert, Brendon Bertman, Derek Nelson, Matt Oliver, and Breon Schroeder
B. Approved certificates of exemption for 2 elementary, 2 middle school and 1 high school student (code 006-1010-084 - 006-1010-088).
C. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved resignation from Mary Hallenbeck, West Elementary Cook, effective October 6th, 2006.
2. Approve Breon Schroeder, MS GBB Coach, Level 4, $1,690
D. Approved the following BHSU students for the CARE Program at East Elementary: Lillian Brucker, Terri Dibble, and Pamela Baker.
E. Approved Authority to Act for Lori Jeffery, West Elementary Guidance Counselor.
Dave Peters and Steve Morford, High School Principal, provided material on the proposed Spartan time for Sophomores. Spartan time for Sophomores will proceed as outlined.
Superintendent Peters discussed a proposal for selling a 25' X 40' piece of property directly south of the administration building. The sale if approved would have to meet the requirements of disposing of surplus property.
Steve Morford updated the Board on the classroom connection pilot project.
Superintendent Peters presented the most recent enrollment numbers and how they compare to last year.
Dave Peters and Board member Rosalie Aslesen presented information from a recent ASBSD regional meeting. They also outline upcoming ASBSD meetings and assemblies and an opening as a representative to the delegate assembly. Dan Krogstad will represent the Board as their delegate.
Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the September 11th minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Steen 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 7:07 p.m.
Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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