Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  

School Board Minutes
September 10, 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 10TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 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: Heather Zingenbein, Penny Lensegrav, Liz Manning, Kris Hayes, Shawn Huxtable, Amanda Sletten, Jody Clark, Tricia Gainey, Tanya Seyer, and Robert Behlke.

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 additions.

There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience.

The various building principals introduced their new staff.

Spearfish Education Foundation President, Liz Manning, presented information to the Board concerning the upcoming fund raiser and the various areas where the foundation has contributed.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda.

     A. Approved certificates of exemption for 17 elementary, 13 middle school, and 7 high school students
           (codes 007-0910-052 - 007-0910-088)
     B.  Personnel  (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
         1.    Approve request to change contract from Brandy Vavruska, West Elementary teacher, from 1 FTE to .5 FTE
         2.   Approved change in contract for Delynn Tollefsrud, West Elementary teacher from .5 FTE to 1 FTE
         3.   Approved change in contract for Charles Syverson, HS teacher, from 1 FTE to 1.0625 FTE due to addition of a zero hour class.
         4.   Approved the following contract changes:
               a. Patricia Gainey (106 units) $32,000
               b. Shannon Heilman (64 units) $31,000
               c. Michelle Opbroek (123 units) $33,000
               d. Megan Rapp (31 units) $30,000
               e. Tanya Seyer (70 units) $31,000
          5.  Approved the following classified positions:
               a. Luke Connally MS ESP SPED 6.5hr/day 9 mo. Level 4 $8.68/hr.
               b. Raelyn Haak MS ESP SPED 6.5/day 9 mo. Level 5 $9.08/hr.
               c. Trisha Davis West Elem ESP SPED 3 hr.day 9 mo. Level 5 $9.08/hr.
               d. Gay Wanhanen MS ESP - Temp Employee $7.50/hr.
          6.  Approved the following coaching/extra-duty positions:
               a. Josh Rauterkus MS Football Level 4 $1,820
               b. Charles Syverson Strength Coach Level 4 $1,820
               c. Abigail Feekes Asst HS Marching Band Level 2 $ 896
               d. Rebecca Studt Asst HS Drama Level 3 $1,344
               e. Scott Howard Asst. HS Debate Level 5 $2,240
           7. Approved the following resignations:
               a. Connie Green MS ESP SPED effective August 29th, 2007
               b. JoLynne Rosenlund HS ESP SPED effective August 23rd, 2007
        C.   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.
        D.   Approved school district residency for one student living with non-custodial parents.

Superintendent, Dave Peters, said the current enrollment numbers are not yet available.

High School Principal, Steve Morford, provided an update on the High School construction project.

The October Board meeting will be held on Tuesday October 9th, 2007 due to Native American Day holiday.

The ASBSD upcoming workshops and events were outlined.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Steen and carried to approve the August 13th, 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 into executive session to discuss an personnel issue. 5:55 p.m.

Motion was made by Steen, seconded by Sleep and carried to come out of executive session. 6:20 p.m.

President Royer adjourned the meeting at 6:21 p.m.

Dr. Randall Royer, President ________________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________


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