Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  

School Board Minutes
October 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 OCTOBER, 2007. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Steen, Sleep, Krogstad, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Karen Hahn, Kathy Ewing, Brandy Vavruska, Annie Heltzel, Kyle Wagner, Kassidy Marta, and Julie Williams.

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 addendums.

There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience.

High School Principal, Steve Morford, introduced Stacy Kingsbury and her HS yearbook students who were recognized for their creative design in fashioning the yearbook after the laptops.

Elementary Principals, Dan Olson and Paul Soriano, introduced teachers Annie Heltzel and Brandy Vavruska who reported on piloting their MathCounts program. Paul Soriano also introduced Kathy Ewing who reported on her Art and Literacy grant.

Activities Director, Karen Hahn, provided information on the changes facing girls’ athletics in South Dakota and the plans for the district. A recent survey of likely participants showed softball as the favorite choice.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Steen and carried to approve the resolution to establish the Consolidated Board of Equalization.

BE IT RESOLVED the Spearfish School District, Spearfish, South Dakota that a consolidated Board of Equalization as authorized by SDCL 10-11-66 shall be established pursuant to the Resolution of the Governing Boards of Lawrence County, City of Spearfish, St. Onge Township, and the Spearfish School District for 2007. The consolidated Board of Equalization as created by this Resolution shall be authorized to exercise all powers contained in SDCL 10-11.
1. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that three members from the Lawrence County Commission and one member of the City Commission and one member of the School District shall constitute a consolidated Board of Equalization as provided by SDCL 10-11-66.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lawrence County Commission, City of Spearfish, St. Onge Township and the Spearfish School District shall be responsible for the per diem, salary and mileage costs of the respective members that serve on the consolidated Board of Equalization. Lawrence County Commission shall be responsible for the ordinary and customary expenses associated with the equalization of property including appeals to the State Board of Equalization. The financial responsibilities contained in this resolution shall remain unless any party requests that they be modified prior to December 1st of each year.
THIS RESOLUTION shall be binding upon Spearfish School District, Spearfish, South Dakota upon each governing body adopting this Resolution according to law. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Steen, Sleep, Krogstad, Bressler

President Royer appointed Sleep to the Consolidated Board of Equalization.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve Interquest Detection Canines for use in the school district.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda with additions.
A. Approved adding a Trust and Agency account - Spearfish Prevention ( tobacco cessation grant)
B. Approved volunteer list for West Elementary, East Elementary, Middle School and High School
Cheryl Anagnopoulos, Amiee Anderson, Stephanie Babb, Jessica Benning, Theresa Bibler, Dan Binder, Charlotte Bing, Mary Ellen Biskup, Tammy Bonde, Missy Bowman, Tashi Braun, Kim Briggs, Erin Brinson, Kosandra Brooke, Kena Brown, Bev Buchholz, Paula Buchholz, Julie Burke, Tara Cailotto, Misti Caldwell, Tina Carpenter, Joe Case, Amy Cermak, Tiffany Clendenen, Linda Cottrill, Traci Dana, Laura Daugherty, Melissa Dean, Dee Dewain, Patricia Dias, Heather and Kyle Doerges, Jeff Drumm, Dorothy Emme, Punky Engesser, Michelle Enninga, Lisa Erickson, Ann Evridge, Shannon Farrier, Kristen Feeser, Becky Fischer, Lana Fischer, Laura and Trieg Friedrich, Therese Fuerstenau , Kari Geist, Amanda Gifford, Kelly Gillespie, John Glover, Janelle Gusso, Laura Haines, Holly Hansen, Sherry Hanson, Kasie Hartl, Sarah Hazeldine, Becky Hehr, Tammy Hersch, Rebecca Hiermeier, Kate Hites, Marcie Holben, Lydia Hughes, Traci Isburg, Chad Jarvis, Alana Jensen, Chris and Kathy Jensen, Lisa Johnson, Casey Jones, Kasey Jones, Michelle and Mike Kane, Beth Kozel, Sarah LaRose, Jill Larson, Cassie Lehto, Amy Leppert, Roger and Betty Lessly, Theresa Lewis, Laura Lloyd-Smith, Jessica Lopez, Shana Loup Rhonda Lovelace, Nicole Martin, Dodie McDill, Deb McDonald, Kristina Melton, Kristen Mercy, Brenna Meyer, Pam Miller, Ann Mollman, Tiffany Nelson, Jenny Nexx, Karen Niehaus, Tara Niesent, Beth Novotony, Francisca Olson, Steph Orth, Angie O’Shea, Stacy Ott, Ryan and Amanda Pederson Elaine Perry, Meg Peterson, Gypsy Petz, Mary Pochop, Breonna Reid, Jeri Riemer, Beshka Ringstad, Megan Roadifer, Drew Robertson, Julie Rolando, Amy Ruff, Sara Satterlee, Betsy Sayler, Jill Schilling, Laura Scholten, Betsy Silva, Lisa Spraitz, Kristi Stachlecker, Sue Stading, Darlene Swartz, Nancy Swedlund, Julie Thomas Toni Thorman, Holly Thornburgh, Jill Tiffany, Brent Tipton, Mavis Two Bulls, Michelle Ugland, Amy and Mark Uskoski Kari VanZee, Elissa Varner, Monica Waugh, Jennifer Wetz, Tammie Wood, Marilee Woodard, Jacquline Wright, Mindy Griffith, Lynley Mehmen, Dorothy Feiler, Kazia Kolano, Joy Krautschum, Jan Hansen, Tylee Peterson, Tammy Bishop, Laura Scholten, Sheila Ahmed Christy Hinch, Valerie Richards, Lisa Irion, Norma Landsberger, Julie and Tony Hintgen, Greg and Patricia Dias, Jack and Charolette Higgins, Julie Erskin, Sarah Dittman, Susan Terveen, Laura Saucerman, Melissa Quigley, Kari King, Todd and Lisa Jensen, Dory Batka, Lana Christensen, Everett Follette, Andrea Gillespie, Joel Tigner, Amy Lantis, Kari VanZee, Michelle Heredia, Angel Skelton, Kendra Hall, Patty Taft, Sammie Kephart, Jennifer Nelson, Vicki Undlin, Tracy Young, Mary Pochop, Mary Burket, Letti Lister, Linda Syman, Lucynda Sanders, Jack Dalle, Susan Pisani, Amy Potratz, Jennifer Johnson, Shawn Rost, Jessica Benning, Tami Enderby, Amber Johnson, Juanita Lueders, Liz Haanstad, Brenda, Stadel, Shirleen Thomas, Barb Cummings, Stephanie Farrokhi, Tracy Glenney, Heidi Litzel, Erin Septka, Bernie Butcher, Teena Huber, Roxanne Lewis, Jodi Ludens, Victoria Spaid, Crystal Statler, Geraldine Toney, Monica Waugh, Dawn WHitted, Nancy Barnes, Cheri Callison Eileen Schuettler, Dave Bressler, Mindy Griffith, Sue Heberling, Laura Jilek, Julie Maas, Don Matthesen, Trish Peep, Tylee Peterson, Melissa Raad, Ray Telkamp, Trisha Davis, Mark Maskell and Wallace Slattery
C. Approved certificates of exemption for 1 high school, 3 middle school and 4 elementary students. (code 007-1009-089 - 007-1009-096)
D. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
     1. Approved the following classified positions:
         a. Linda Allen MS ESP - SPED 6.5 hr/day 9 months Level 2 $7.85/hr. effective 09/17/07
         b. Nancy Feldman MS ESP - SPED 6.5 hr/day 9 months Level 5 $9.08/hr. effective 09/24/07
         c. Mary Burket East Elementary 1.5hr/day 9 months Level 2 $7.85hr. effective 10/01/07
     2. Approved the following coaching/extra-duty positions:
         a. Shawn Huxtable Freshman Boys BB Level 6 $2,688
         b. Becky Sukstorf ½ MS Annual Level 1.5 $ 140
         c. Krystal Rogers ½ MS Annual Level 1.5 $ 140
    3. Approved the resignation of Shawn Huxtable, MS Boys BB coach effective 9/20/07.
E. Approved request from an Open Enrollment student from Belle Fourche to be released from open enrollment in the Spearfish School District and allow the student to return to the Belle Fourche School District.

Superintendent, Dave Peters, updated the Board on the most recent enrollment numbers. The district’s latest numbers show a decrease of 60 students.

High School Principal, Steve Morford, provided an update on the High School construction project that is currently on schedule.

Dave Peters outlined the recent meeting with the insurance consultant and the insurance committee.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Steen and carried to approve the September 10th, 2007 minutes.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Sleep 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 6:10 p.m.

Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________


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