School Board Minutes
June 9, 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 9TH DAY OF JUNE, 2008. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Olson and Soriano. Also present were: Jan Kaus, Heather Murschel, Kate Axlund, Chuck Standen, Penny Lensegrav, Vaughn Heckel, Beth Bentley, Carol Coburn, Jason R. Ward, Kris Hayes, Connie Sheahan, Danita Klinkel, Diane Wendt, Bonnie Langum, and Leesa Haugland.
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.
Ellie Cooch addressed the Board concerning negotiations during the scheduled/unscheduled audience portion.
The building principals outlined their individual building highlights.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, presented information concerning an advisor/advisee program during Spartan time where students have multiple opportunities to meet with faculty.
The annual budget hearing was held.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to adopt the 2008-09 budgets. General Fund $11,334,976.17, Capital Outlay $2,964,034.25, Special Education $1,880,342.82, Pension Fund $287,819.50, Bond Redemption $629,575, Food Service $585,245.03.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve Worker’s Compensation and Property Liability Insurance with Associated School Boards of South Dakota. Worker’s Comp $59,560, Property Liability $69,658.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the milk and garbage bids. The bids were awarded to Dean’s .2035 for white and .203 for chocolate, and the City of Spearfish $1,016.50 and additional pickups $20 for 450 gallon containers and $15 for 300 gallon containers.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve OC Cleaners for cleaning at West Elementary. $5,550 while school is in session and $6,300 for the summer months.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the bid from Wolff’s Plumbing and Heating for additional air conditioning at West Elementary, $112,088.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the building handbook changes for the upcoming school year.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to declare impasse with SEA over contract negotiations.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the Special Education Comprehensive Plan for Spearfish schools.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to table the decision to join the ESD/6 school organization.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved teaching contracts for the following.
a. Erik Skoglund, HS Math, 1 FTE, MA-9, 35 Grad hours = 165 units = $33,500 x-duty $4,785 Varisty Boys Basketball = $38,285
b. Stacey Blakeman, MS ACE, 1 FTE, BS-6, 15 Grad hours = 60 units = $31,500
c. Jessie Jeffery, MS Spanish, 1 FTE, BS-2 = 10 units = $31,000
d. Tonya Mullaney, MS SPED, 1 FTE, MA-10, 37 Grad hours = 174 units = $33,500
e. Julianne Zoller, Elementary Art, 1 FTE, BS-5, 6 Grad hours = 37 units = $31,500.
f. Megan Bietz, West CSR, .5 FTE, BS-1, = 5 units = $15,500
g. Brett Suiter, 2nd Grade, 1 FTE, BS-0 = 0 units = $31,000
h. Sandra Tarrant, Kindergarten, 1 FTE, BS-0 = 0 units = $31,000
2. Approved the following extra -duty assignments.
a. Jo Ann Claggett MS Annual Level 3 $1,392
b. Ty Haggerty MS Basketball Level 4 $1,885
c. Kathy Furois HS Student Council Advisor Level 4 $1,392
3. Approved Wallace Slattery, ESL-ESP, Level 5, $9.18/hr., 3.25 hr./day
4. Approved the following summer custodians:
a. Dwayne Brown $7.50/hr 40hr/week May 27th - August 22nd
b. Tyler Robinson $7.50/hr 40hr/week May 27th - August 22nd
5. Approved resignation from Patrick Harn, East Elem. Custodian, effective June 6th, 2008.
Superintendent, Dave Peters, informed the Board of the five informational community meetings concerning East Elementary. Community input from the meetings resulted in most comments centering around the needs of the current building being better served with a new building. The Board members had all received input from the community and expressed those thoughts. The Board instructed Mr. Peters and the facility committee to research prospective sites.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, updated the Board on the High School addition construction.
Superintendent Peters discussed the ASBSD request for input on policies and resolutions for the upcoming legislative session.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the May 12th, 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 Bressler and carried to move into executive session to discuss negotiations. 6:59 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 7:30 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.
President Royer adjourned the meeting at 7:31 p.m.
Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________