School Board Minutes
January 12, 2009
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 JANUARY, 2009. 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: Tim Vennell, Margaret Ring, Kris Hayes, Christine Skoglund, Brady Myers, Larry D. Vavruska, Jim Lee, Trina Zubrod, Josh Miller, Kyle Ellingsworth, Greg Mead, Joe Samuelson, Tasbeer Ahmed, and Carla Dailey.
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 Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the agenda with additions.
Jim Lee, Margaret Ring and Ben Spaans addressed the Board asking to delay building the proposed elementary building during these uncertain economic times. Tim Vennell addressed the Board suggesting volunteers could be used to repair several items of concern at the existing East Elementary building.
Governor Rounds has once again declared the second week in January as School Board Recognition Week. Superintendent, Dave Peters, thanked the School Board for their service to the students, their families, and the community of Spearfish.
Special Education Director, Keyra Comer, introduced Special Education Teachers Christine Skoglund and Karen Kissack and Speech Therapist Lydia Hughes. They presented information on communications systems, sensory strategies and work tasks.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the second reading and adoption of Board Policies:
#1230 Complaint Procedure for Federal Programs (other than Title I)
#1240 and #1240FM Homeless Students
#6100 School Calendar
#6125 School Day Dismissal for Emergencies or Inclement Weather
#6205 Selection of Instructional Materials
#6240 Selection of Spearfish School District School Library Materials
#6255 Alternative Instruction Programs and Transfer of Credits from Non-Accredited and Alternative Instruction Programs
#6305 Extra Curricular Philosophy
#6304 Adding New Sports/Activities - Club Activities
#6315/5430 Spearfish School District Extra-Curricular Rules and Enforcement Procedure
#6320 Participation of Alternative Instruction Students in Extra-Curricular Activities
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the annual School Board election scheduled for Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda with additions.
A. Approved certificate of exemption for 1 high school student (code: 008-0112-113
B. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved Mark Ginsbach, MS Custodian, Level 5, $9.43/hr., 40 hrs./week, 12 months, effective 01/12/09.
2. Approved Chantelle O’Dell, Title I ESP, Level 5, $9.18/hr., 9 hrs./week, effective 1/15/09 through 4/30/09
3. Approved Leave of Absence for Sherry Klinkel, January 1st, 2009 through March 1st, 2009.
Approved the following resignations:
1. Ben Koens, MS Custodian, effective 12/31/08
2. Barbara Hall, HS Special Ed. Teacher, effective 02/20/09
Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed the proposed East Elementary cell antenna and recommended to the Board that further discussion concerning the proposed lease for that purpose cease due to inaction by the original company.
Superintendent Peters, reviewed the public forum hosted by the facilities committee concerning the site selection for the proposed new elementary building. The committee also met with owners of the three sites, discussed the RFP and set a deadline for submitting those RFP’s for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20th.
The Board discussed a request from the Douglas School District to move them to class “A” from “AA” for football. The current system allows Douglas to play numerous “A” schools and then enter a playoff with “AA” schools.
The Spearfish Foundation for Public Education gala is scheduled for Saturday, January 31st, 2009 at the Matthews Opera House.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the December 8th regular meeting minutes and the December 17th special meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adjourn the meeting. 6:10 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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