School Board Minutes
October 13, 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 13TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2008. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Riedel, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Kathy Christensen, Carlene Schlup, Penny Lensegrav, Larry D. Vavruska, Katie Cook, Abby Kain, Nick James, Deb James, Steve Williams, Bryce Heying, Lyndsie Muhlbeier, Joe B. Jorgensen, Chris Pangburn, Anna Pellegrino, Natasha Vrinko, Emily Heath, Tashina Kallerud, Nicole Diedrich, Karilyn Rosenau, and Brooke Kahl.
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 Bressler and carried to approve the agenda with addendums.
There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience:
East Elementary Principal, Dan Olson, introduced Kathy Kellogg the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year award recipient.
East Counselor Dusty Petz and teachers Carlene Schlup and Kathy Christensen presented information regarding the Life Skills Program.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to impose the Board’s last, best offer concerning SEA negotiations.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the resolution in opposition to Initiated Measure 10. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Krogstad, Caldwell, Bressler Absent: Sleep
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Caldwell and carried to adopt a resolution for implementation of the Health Reimbursement account. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Krogstad, Caldwell, Bressler Absent: Sleep
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adopt a resolution to participate in the consolidated Board of Equalization and nominate Jeff Sleep as their representative. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Krogstad, Caldwell, Bressler. Absent: Sleep
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda with additions.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 4 elementary, 6 middle school and 4 high school students (code: 008-1013-94 - 008-1013-107).
B. Approved enclosed 2008-09 volunteer list.
C. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved the following resignations:
a. Raelyn Cichosz, HS ESP-SPED, effective September 24th, 2008
b. Michele Joyce, East Elementary SPED Teacher, effective October 31st, 2008
c. Stacy Kingsbury, Homecoming Co-Chair, effective for 2009-10 school year.
d. Juli Hancock, HS Custodian, effective October 8th, 2008.
2. Approved the following certified/classified positions:
a. Kim Arnett, East SPED teacher, 1 FTE, MA-10, 24 U, 35 G, = 194 units = $34,000, prorated 141 days = $26,486.18 for the 2008-09 school year.
b. Ben Koens, MS Custodian, Level 2 $8.10/hr., 40 hr./wk, 12 months, effective October 6th, 2008
c. Michelle Franzen, West Elem., ESP-SPED, Level 4 $8.85/hr., 6.5 hr/day, 9 months (correction from level 5 September 8th, 2008 Board meeting)
d. James Maxson, HS Custodian, Level 4 $9.10/hr., 40 hr./wk., 12 months, effective October 27th, 2008.
3. Approved the following extra-duty assignments:
a. Sandy Nichols, East Elem. NCA Co-Chair
b. Erik Skoglund, Varisty Asst. Track Coach, Level 7, $3,306
c. Jessie Jeffery, MS Competitive Dance, Level 4, $1,885
The proposed cell antennas at East Elementary were discussed after an opinion by the South Dakota Attorney General’s office was received.
Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed preliminary enrollment numbers stating enrollment is up slightly from last school year.
The Board decided to hold the November meeting on the 11th as scheduled.
The Board discussed several issues concerning the site of the proposed new elementary building including grade configuration, appraisals of current property,
negotiations with owners of the proposed sites, and the second followup report from architectural firm DLR.
The Board also discussed the proposed land swap with the City of Spearfish concerning the Green Acres property.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the September 5th, 8th, and 15th, 2008 regular and special meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to adjourn the meeting. 6:15 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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