School Board Minutes
Unapproved
February 25, 2008


A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF SPEARFISH SCHOOL DISTRICT 40-2, LAWRENCE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, WAS HELD AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BUILDING ON THE 25TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2008. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, and Soriano. Also present were:
Jan Kaus, Heather Ziegenbein, Penny Lensegrav, Angie Atkinson, Shannon Heilman, Kim Reed, and Janice Koski.

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 Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the agenda with two additions to the consent agenda.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to accept Terry Steen’s resignation from the Spearfish School Board.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda with additions.
       A. Approved administrative/supervisor contracts with existing staff for 2008-09 (salaries to be determined) Dave Peters, Superintendent; Craig Crosswait,             Business Manager; Steve Morford, HS Principal; Jim Seyer, HS Asst. Principal; Tom Riedel, MS Principal; Dan Olson, East Elementary Principal;             Paul Soriano, West Elementary Principal; Keyra Comer, Special Education Director; Bob Daczewitz, Technoloy Coordinator; Scott Hardesty             Technology Assistant; Karen Hahn, Activities Director; Doug Deppe, Buildings and Grounds Director.
       B. Approved certificates of exemption for 1 elementary student, 2 middle school and 1 high school student (code 007-0211-111 – 007-0211-114)
       C. Approved adding a Trust and Agency account - Middle School Activities Director.
       D. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
            1. Approved requests for Voluntary Separation Incentive per Board policy 4450, effective at the end of the 2007-08 school year for the following.
                a. Mary Merrill, 3rd Grade Teacher
                b. Nona Rath, 1st Grade Teacher
            2. Approved Marcie Holben, MS Track Coach, Level 4 $1,820
            3. Approved Jill Schutz, West Elementary ESL-ESP, Level 5 $9.08/hr., 6.5 hr/day, 9 months, effective 02/11/08.
            4. Accepted resignation from Dan Holben, MS Student Council Advisor, effective at the end of the 2007-08 school year.
            5. Accepted resignations from Rebecca Nelson and Patricia Mundt effective at the end of the 2007-08 school year.

Buildings and Grounds Director, Doug Deppe, informed the Board of the initial stages of a new sewer system south and west of the middle school and high school.

Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed one of the many facets of the district’s NCA accreditation program.

Superintendent Peters updated the Board on legislation that may affect how the school district does business.

Superintendent Peters, also updated the Board on his recent meeting in Pierre that was hosted by the group involved in a lawsuit claiming South Dakota does not adequately fund its schools.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the January 14th, 2008 minutes.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler 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. 5:58 p.m.

The Board came out of executive session at 7:00 p.m. The regular meeting resumed.

President Royer adjourned the meeting at 7:01 p.m.

Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________