School Board Minutes
October 13, 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 13TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2009. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Caldwell, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Morford, Seyer, Reidel, Olson, and Soriano. Also present was Michael Kane, Deb Hrinda, Raenae Raga, Roxi Maher, Zach Meyerink, Alex Batt, Angela Aerman, Dana Schubauer, and Melissa Christiansen.
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 Caldwell and carried to approve the agenda.
There wasn’t any scheduled/unscheduled audience.
Part of the stimulus money from the federal government, has been used to hire a literacy instructional coach, Deb Hrinda. She explained her duties and the potential impact to the schools educational program.
Middle School Principal, Tom Riedel and a Wal-Mart representative, recognized ten middle school teachers who were recipients of $100 apiece as part of being recognized as the area school of the year.
Tom Mead, Middle School Teacher and South Dakota Teacher of the Year, was recognized for his accomplishments.
Architect, Steve Williams updated the Board of the progress on the new elementary building project.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve moving forward with construction documents for the new elementary building.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve participation in the Consolidated Board of Equalization. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Caldwell, Bressler. The School Board’s representative will be selected at a later date.
Motion was made by Caldwell , seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the second reading and recommended adoption of Board Policy 5605 revision (Student Directory Information)
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the consent agenda with additions.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 2 middle school and 4 high school students
(codes 009-1013-100 – 009-1013-105)
B. Approved Middle School and Teammate volunteer list for the 2009-10 school year
C. Approved Trust & Agency account 66-899 Competitive Dance
E. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved Robert Ewing, West ESP, 6/hr day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35, effective September 21, 2009
2. Approved Shawn Huxtable, Sophomore Boys Basketball Coach, Level 8 $3,750
3. Accepted resignation from Crystal O’Bryan, HS SPED-ESP, effective November 4, 2009
4. Approved contract change for Anna Sparling (105) units .5 FTE $16,750
High School Principal, Steve Morford, updated the Board on the Department of Education’s recommended change in graduation requirements.
Activities Director, Karen Hahn, provided an update on the district’s Black Hills Athletic Conference request.
Superintendent, Dave Peters, provided information on a review by the SDHSAA soccer committee conducted on sanctioning high school soccer. At an estimated minimum cost of $40,000 annually, the fall date, and the current success of the club system, the majority of the large school group are opposed to the sanction.
Superintendent Peters, informed the Board of the final enrollment data taken on September 25th of 1946 compared to 1945 last year.
The City of Spearfish and the Spearfish School District, have begun discussions about making application to the Safe Routes to School organization to improve the health and well-being of children.
Board Members Mistie Caldwell and Dave Bressler reported on the ASBSD regional meeting they attended.
Motion was made by Bressler seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the September 14th, 2009 Board minutes.
Motion was made by Bressler seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the financial report and bills.
Motion was made by Bressler seconded by Caldwell and carried to move into executive session to discuss the educational program of a student. 6:20 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 6:34 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.Motion was made by Bressler seconded by Caldwell and carried to adjourn the meeting. 6:35 p.m.
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