School Board Minutes
September 8, 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 8TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2008. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Jan Kaus, Heather Murschel, Jim Lee, Chris Pangburn, Joe B. Jorgenson, 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 Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the agenda with addendums.
Jim Lee addressed the Board again concerning the proposed new elementary building.
The building principals introduced their new staff.
Middle School Science Teacher, Tom Mead, and his students were recognized for their achievement in a national competition on meteorology.
Special Education Director and testing coordinator, Keyra Comer, reported on the results of D-Step testing and ACT scores.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to table the decision to appoint a representative as the Board’s delegate to the ASBSD assembly.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the consent agenda with additions.
A. Declared property surplus and ready for auction.
B. Approved leave of absence request from Rita Jones.
C. Approved certificates of exemption for 39 elementary, 17 middle school and 11 high school students (code: 008-0908-0027 - 008-0908-093).
D. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved the following classified positions.
a. Julie Carlbom MS ESP 7hr/day 9 mo. Level 4 $8.85
b. Crystal O’Bryan HS ESP-SPED 6.5hr/day 9 mo. Level 4 $8.85
c. Kimberly Arnett MS ESP-SPED 6.5hr/day 9 mo. Level 5 $9.18
d. Lindsey Fiorello West ESP-SPED 6.5hr./day 9 mo. Level 5 $9.18
e. Michelle Franzen West ESP-SPED 6.5hr./day 9 mo. Level 5 $9.18
f. Juli Hancock HS Custodian 8hr./day 12 mo. Level 5 $9.43
2. Approved extra-duty assignments for the following:
a. Danielle Gorecki Freshman Volleyball Level 6 $2,784
b. Tom Tiezen Freshman Football Level 6 $2,784
c. Susan Deichert NCA Co-Chairperson
d. John Soriano MS Wrestling Asst. Level 2 $928
e. Marcie Holben MS X-Country Asst. Level 2 $928
f. Josh Rauterkus MS Football Level 4 $1,885
3. Approved the following resignations.
a. Luke Connally, West ESP-SPED, effective August 15, 2008
b. Tim McLean, MS Custodian, effective September 19, 2008
E. Approved Barb Graslie, School Nurse, $26.20/hr.
F. Approved the requests from two Open Enrollment students from Belle Fourche to be released from open enrollment
in the Spearfish School District and allowed to return to Belle Fourche School District.
Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed enrollment numbers.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, provided a report concerning staff in-service held during the opening days with teachers.
The Board decided to hold the October meeting on the 13th as scheduled. .
Board President, Randall Royer, discussed a Board retreat and possible dates.
The Board scheduled a special meeting on September 15th at 7:00 to consider a student discipline issue.
The Board also discussed several issues concerning the site of the proposed new elementary building. The Board is expecting an updated report from architectural firm DLR concerning site locations in two or three weeks.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the August 11th and 12th, 2008 regular and special meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep 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 proposed litigation and contractual matters. 6:22 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 6:50 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to adjourn the meeting. 6:51 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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