School Board Minutes
July 14, 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 14TH DAY OF JULY, 2008. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, and Seyer. Also present were: Heather Murschel, Angie Massa, Sheila Hansen, Kate Axlund, Todd Otterberg, Jean Reede, Karen Hahn, and Harvey Hicks.
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 Bressler and carried to approve the agenda.
Booster Club reps Todd Otterberg and Harvey Hicks recommended an adult 15 punch activity ticket at $50.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to vote for Steve Morford for the SDHSAA Board of Director position.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the changes to the HS student handbook. One clarifies the number of days of approved absence from school for college visitations. The other clarified activity ticket prices.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve administrative salaries. Administrative salaries will increase at roughly the same as the Board has offered teachers, 2.85%, with adjustments made in relation to the 14th position on the administrative salary schedule published by SDEA and SASD.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad to deny Angela Massa’s resignation. Aye: Bressler, Krogstad Nay: Royer, Sleep, Caldwell
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to release Massa from her contract. Aye: Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell Nay: Bressler
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the hiring of DLR Architects to assist with school site land evaluation. Aye: Royer, Krogstad, Caldwell, Bressler Nay: Sleep
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve OC Cleaners for the East Elementary cleaning contract. $5,950/month for the contract year.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to declare surplus gymnastics equipment. Spring floor without the carpeting, two balance beams, two vaults, bars, two spring boards, chalk, music, and three heavy folding mats.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 1 elementary and 1 middle school student (code: 008-0714-001 - 008-0714-002).
B. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved resignation of Joe Acri, MS Custodian, effective June 30th, 2008.
2. Approved an additional 60 hours for Child Find/Screenings and Home Visits for Judy Schurrer.
3. Approved Tanya Seyer, Summer School Tutor, $25/hr. up to 60 hours.
4. Approved teaching contract for Natasha Robbins, Kindergarten, 1 FTE, BS-0 = $31,000.
5. Approved Jason McMasters, Technology Support Technician, 12 months
40 hr/wk., $13,47/hr. effective July 14th, 2008.
C. Approved request from an open enrolled student enrolled in Belle Fourche, to return to Spearfish School District for the 2008-09 school year.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, updated the Board on the High School addition construction.
Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed the voluntary separation policy review. He recommended no changes to the policy.
Superintendent Peters shared information concerning the TIFs the City of Spearfish has recently approved and the impact to the school district.
Buildings and Grounds Coordinator, Doug Deppe, updated the Board on the summer projects.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the June 9th, 2008 minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adjourn the regular meeting 6:40 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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