School Board Minutes
November 12, 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 12TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2007. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Steen, Sleep, Krogstad, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Shirleen Thomas, Penny Lensegrav, Rici Domenici, Jennifer Strong, Danielle Ligtenberg, Camille Binder, Kourtney Born, Kristi Palmer, Jake Worthington, Aaron Webster-Gill, Cherise Anderson, Susan Hall-Martin.
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.
There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience.
Elementary Principal, Paul Soriano, introduced Camille Binder as the PrairieWave/Slumberland Star Teacher for October.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, introduced Kristi Palmer from the South Dakota National Guard who presented information on the ADAPT program. Morford also introduced High School Teacher, Danielle Ligtenberg and her students, who presented information on their program “Teens Go Green.”
Teammates Coordinator, Barb Peterson, updated the Board on the team mates program and the number of participants.
NCA Coordinator, Sue Hall-Martin, provided information about the accreditation process and its recent changes.
A public hearing was held regarding a waiver of an Administrative Rule that would allow the 8th grade Algebra class to receive high school credit.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Steen and carried to approve the resolution to approve the Application for a Waiver from an Administrative Rule.
Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Steen, Sleep, Krogstad, Bressler
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to accept the bid of $5,500 per month from OC Cleaning Services for the custodial services for West Elementary.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to table the proposed contract with Sports Turf Care until further information could be provided.
Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Approved the budget supplement for the Title grants $37,414.
B. Approved certificates of exemption for 2 middle school and 6 elementary students. (code 007-1112-097 - 007-1112-104)
C. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Accepted resignation from Tim Gordon, MS custodian, effective 11/2/07.
2. Approved Scott Loveland, MS Custodian, Level 2 $8.10/hr., 40 hr/week, 12 months.
3. Approved Dennis Walkins, HS Technical Director, Level 2, $896.
4. Approved Pat Rotert, Assistant MS Wrestling Coach, Volunteer.
5. Accepted resignation from Laura De Wain, West ESP, effective end of 2006-07 school year.
D. Approved request from three Open Enrollment students from Belle Fourche to be released from open enrollment in the
Spearfish School District and allow the students to return to the Belle Fourche School District.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, provided an update on the High School construction project and the construction schedule.
The first reading of the proposed Cyber Bullying Policy was held.
Superintendent, Dave Peters, briefed the Board on the Automated Time Management system that is being reviewed.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Steen and carried to approve the October 8th, 2007 minutes.
Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Steen and carried to move to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 6:48 p.m.
Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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