School Board Minutes
April 14, 2008
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 APRIL, 2008. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Riedel, Olson and Soriano. Also present were: Jan Kaus, Heather Murschel, Jerri VanSickle, Bob Daczewitz, Alecia Hoffman, Dan Johnson, Lisa Howard, Dylan Howard, Shane Looney, Spencer Krueger, Hillary Stevens, Kellie Balding, Kea Wheeler, Birch Haraler, Nathan Clark, and Jody Clark.
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.
Business Manager, Craig Crosswait, swore in newly appointed Board member Mistie Caldwell.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the agenda.
There was no unscheduled/scheduled audience.
Middle School Principal, Tom Riedel, introduced Marilee Woodard and the middle school swing choir. Riedel also introduced
Annette Johnson who provided information on the wellness program and related activities.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the second reading and adoption of proposed
changes to the following policies:
1. Voluntary Separation #4450
2. Admission of non-resident students/Assignment of resident students #5005.
3. Excessive Absence #5010
4. Enrollment of students from non-accredited schools #5025
5. Open Enrollment #5035
6. Student Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug-abuse #5105
7. Search and Seizure #5110
8. Dangerous Weapons in the School - Staff and Students #5115/4250
9. Use of Students/Interviews #5140
10. Special Trip Policy #5150
11. Suspension and Expulsion #5210
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the annual technology purchase recommendation.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the proposal submitted by Dakota Trailways for
school transportation. Bus route proposal $251,246, fuel clause $3.00. 57 passenger charter coach $2.25/mile, 47 passenger
charter coach $2.05/mile, 65 to 72 passenger school bus $1.85/mile. Layover per hour charge $15.00 for every 20 miles traveled.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 1 elementary and 3 high school students. (code 007-0414-116 - 007-0414-119)
B. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved Scott Hardesty as Technology Coordinator, $57,500 effective July 1st, 2008. .
2. Approved request from Sue McGrath for Voluntary Separation Incentive per Board policy 4450
effective at the end of the 2007-08 school year
3. Approved the following resignations:
a. Bonnie Halsey-Dutton, HS Art, effective March 28th, 2008
b. Scott Howard, HS Debate Coach, effective end of 2007-08 season
c. Robert Behlke, MS Librarian, effective end of 2007-08 school year
d. Theresa Nequette, MS Math , effective end of 2007-08 school year
e. Josie Rounds, MS Spanish, effective end of 2007-08 school year
f. Becky Sukstorf, MS Yearbook Advisor, effective end of 2007-08 school year
g. Danielle Arp, 1st grade, effective end of 2007-08 school year
h. Megan Rapp, 2nd grade, effective end of 2007-08 school year
i. Scott Loveland MS Custodian, effective April 18th, 2008
j. Diana Jones, MS/HS Cook, effective April 18th, 2008
Superintendent, Dave Peters, informed the Board of teacher collaboration time ideas.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, updated the Board on the High School addition construction.
Mr. Morford also discussed ideas of an Art/Consumer Science position.
Buildings and grounds coordinator, Doug Deppe, outlined the capital outlay summer project list.
The first reading of the following policies was held.
1. Non-student Registered Sex Offenders #1320, #1320 A-FM and #1320 B-FM
2. Distribution of Promotional Material #4910
3. Student Registered Sex Offenders #5040
4. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FEPRA) #5605
1. Student Communicable/Infectious Diseases #5305 and #5305 AR
2. Guidelines for Giving Medications by non-Licensed Assistive Personnel #5310 AR
3. Student Records #5600
4. Cooperation with Law Enforcement Agencies #5610
5. Development, Adoption and Amendment of Policies #8310
Mr. Peters also discussed a proposal from a T-mobile representative interested in placing cell towers on the roof at East Elementary. Two
sets of three ten-foot camouflage/screened towers are proposed at a monthly lease amount of $500.
Superintendent Peters also presented information to the Board concerning the school funding adequacy study and accompanying resolution.
The Board took no action at this time.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the March10th, 24th, and 31st, 2008 minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to move into executive session to discuss contract negotiations issues. 6:52 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 7:53 p.m. The regular meeting resumed.
President Royer adjourned the meeting at 7:54 p.m.
Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________