School Board Minutes
July 9, 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 9TH DAY OF JULY, 2007. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, and Aslesen. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Morford, and Olson. Also present were: Jan Kaus, Sheila Hansen, Penny Lensegrav, and Tacy Bressler.
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.
Sheila Hansen addressed the Board concerning changes in SEA leadership.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Aslesen to table the decision on the SEA contract.
Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Sleep and carried to supplement the capital outlay budget textbook account $113,000 and special education expenditures and revenues $133,378.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the new general fund budgeted total of $10,939,168.06 for the 2007-08 school year.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Aslesen and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved Robert Behlke, MS Librarian, 1 FTE (190 units) $34,000.
B. Accepted resignations from the following:
1. Peter Wilson, HS Math Teacher, effective immediately.
2. Valerie Huhtala, MS Custodian, effective 6/15/07.
C. Approved certificates of exemption for 1 middle school and 4 elementary students (code: 007-0709-001 - 007-0709-005)
Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed cyber bullying and the process necessary to include it as a board policy.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Aslesen and carried to have the first reading of the cyber bullying policy, with one addition, so it can be implemented by the start of the school year.
Dave Peters updated the board on the various summer projects.
The School’s Green Acres property was discussed at length and a meeting was proposed to include architect Steve Williams.
Board member, Rosalie Aslesen, presented information from her recent BHSSC meeting.
Outgoing board member, Rosalie Aslesen, was recognized for her years of service to the school district.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Aslesen and carried to approve the June 11th minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Aslesen, seconded by Sleep and carried to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 6:14 p.m.
Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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