School Board Minutes
December 10, 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 10TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2007. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Riedel, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Kris Garlick, Ellie Cooch, Karen Hahn, Becky Sukstorf, Nancy Feldman, Barb Colgrove, Daisy Retzl, Mary Jo Retzl, Annette Johnson, Tim Bishop, Christine Skoglund, Zach Marcoe, Amy Christian, Penny Lensegrav, Chelsea Kerr, Courtney Dardis, Jacey Millz, Darlene Thompson, Tom Chamberlain, and Nick Neisen
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 Krogstad and carried to approve the agenda with the removal of the automated time clock system action item.
Barb Colgrove, Nancy Feldman, and Christine Skoglund addressed the Board concerning the negotiated agreement item of requiring employees who are not part of the school’s health insurance pool to provide proof of other health insurance.
Ellie Cooch thanked the Board for continuing the stipend for National Board Certified Teachers.
Middle School, Principal, Tom Riedel, introduced Middle School teachers Becky Sukstorf and Michelle Opbroek and their students who shared information on field trips and the mobile science lab.
Tim Bishop, Annette Johnson, Tom Mead and Karen Hahn were recognized for their recent SD Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance awards.
The School Board also recognized Queen City Regional Medical Clinic for supplying the school’s athletic trainer.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the district’s Teacher Compensation Assistance Program proposal.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the flooring material with a cost of $27,732 for the weight room in the High School addition.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the Cyber Bullying policy.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve DakotaCare with the accompanying 2.5% increase as the health insurance provider and Delta Dental as the dental insurance provider with a rate increase of 2%.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad to use the health insurance fund balance to establish a health reimbursement account for all staff members. The district would pay the cost of $5.50 per employee per month and provide $300 per employee per year for use of any health related expense. SEA co-presidents Cooch and Lensegrav objected to this benefit offering but provided no recommendation. Aye: none Nay: Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, Bressler. Motion Failed.
Motion was made by Bressler, no seconded, to table the establishment of the health reimbursement account.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the contract with Sports Turf Care for $2,500 for upkeep of the freshman football field.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to recognize Randy Morris from BHSSC for his service to area public schools.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Approved a new Trust and Agency account for HS choir.
B. Approved certificates of exemption for 3 high school students. (code 007-1210-105 - 007-1210-107)
C. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Accepted resignation from Cynthia Eide, East Food Service, effective 11/18/07.
2. Approved Connie Nicholas, East Food Service, Level 5 $9.08/hr., 7.5 hr/day, 9 months effective 12/11/07.
3. Approved Josh Rauterkus, MS Boys BB, Level 4, $1,820.
4. Approved John Notheis, MS Boys BB, Level 4, $1,820.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, provided an update on the High School construction project and the construction schedule.
Discussion was held concerning the general fund balance and the window provided by the state Department of Education. The general fund balance exceeds the maximum due to the sale of capital assets intended to be used for declining enrollment periods like the district is currently experiencing.
Board President, Randall Royer, volunteered to represent the district on the legislative action network. The purpose of which is to bring school board members together with area legislators.
Governor Mike Rounds has proclaimed January 13th - 19th as South Dakota School board Recognition Week.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the November 12th, 2007 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 move to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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