Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  

School Board Minutes
November 11, 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 11TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2008. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, and Riedel. Also present were: Larry D. Vavruska, Vickie Bantam, Joe B. Jorgensen, John Enos, Sarah Enos, and Marjo Peters.

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.

There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience.

Middle School Principal, Tom Riedel, recognized Elaine Doll-Dunn for her “Spirit of Dakota” award.

High School Principal, Steve Morford, and Black Hills Education Connection representative, Vickie Bantam, provided information on the alternative school program.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to table a resolution to allow facilities roof repair work to proceed without going through the normal bid process. The Board will wait until the sites can be further inspected and until the District receives additional information from the insurance provider.

No action was taken on the proposed cell towers at East Elementary.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the land exchange with the City of Spearfish at the District’s Green Acres site. Like amounts of property meeting the needs of both entities will be exchanged.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to further study three sites for the proposed new elementary building. Those sites are the Meier property north of the Post Office, the Ward property on the north side of I-90 between exit 8 and 10, and the property located at the NW corner of the City’s TIF #3 off of highway 14A. The selection of these three sites does not preclude other sites from consideration and eventual selection but allows a more detailed consideration of related costs with each site. The facilities committee has also been working on adoption of a RFP for discussion with site owners. A series of public meetings to discuss the potential sites will be scheduled with the meetings beginning in December.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the consent agenda.
     A. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
         1. Approved the following classified and extra duty assignments:
             a. Kristi Lingemann, MS ESP-SPED, Level 5, $9.18, 6.5 hr/day, 9 months, effective 10/28/2008
             b. Brittany Scott, MS Girls Basketball, Level 4, $1,885
             c. Tony Kemp, volunteer MS girls basketball assistant
             d. Pat Rotert, volunteer wrestling assistant

Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed paperless School Board meetings.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the October 13th, 2008 regular meeting minutes.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to move into executive session to discuss a negotiations issue. 6:28 p.m.

The Board came out of executive session at 6:50 p.m., the regular meeting resumed.

Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adjourn the meeting. 6:51 p.m.

Randall Royer, President                    ___________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager   ___________________________________

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