School Board Minutes
April 12, 2010
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 APRIL, 2010. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Caldwell, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Kris Hayes, Darlene Telkamp, Kathy Wolff, Doug Deppe, Brenda Snyder, Jill Kilmer, Charles Stephens, Ray Telkamp, Jennifer Johnson, Alaina Yaraez, Lory Johnson, Karen Hahn, Tim Bishop, Kyle Baker, Chelsey Storms, Laine Parish, Dakota Velkling, Kendra Walling, Kristin Sundall, Ashley Berg, Jordan Baver, Paul Kragt, Billie Jo Bakeberg, Cody Reinert, Melody Hanzlik, Hailey Hanzlik, Shayley Priselac, Kayla Huber, Becky Sukstorf, Brendon Waterson, Ryan Palmer, Devin Rounds, Treonna Kratz, Ariel Roberts, Rebekah Pett, Sherri Engesser, Dan Engesser, and Tye Johnson.
All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.
Vice President Sleep called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
Sleep led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the agenda.
There was no scheduled/unscheduled audience participation.
Middle School Principal, Tom Riedel, introduced Kathy Wolff and Project Citizen students who discussed their State and National competition.
Middle School Teacher, Darlene Telkamp, recognized Lexy Rabenburg as the state winner in her category for History Day and discussed her trip to Washington D.C. for the National competition.
East Elementary Principal, Dan Olson, outlined a proposal for the naming of the new elementary school.
The new elementary ground breaking ceremony will be held in May at a date and time to be determined. Notice will be sent via the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce news letter.
Toby Morris from Northland Securities discussed the recent bond rating and bond sale for the new elementary building.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to not allow a student from Lead/Deadwood to participate in the Spearfish Soccer Program without taking classes at Spearfish High School.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the Dissemination Agent Agreement.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the technology purchase.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to allow the business manager to pay construction costs for the new elementary building with the architect’s approval.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the resolution to participate in the South Dakota High School Activities Association. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Sleep, Caldwell, Bressler.Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the administration’s plan for budget reductions.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Annual capital outlay projects
B. Approved certificates of exemption for 1 middle school and 2 high school students
(codes 009-0412-117 - 009-0308-119)
1. Approved the following resignations effective at the end of the 2009-10 school year
a. Jessica Mathern-Netzer, East Elementary, 3rd Grade
b. Jamie Mutter, High School, Special Education
c. Jennifer Linn, Middle School, 8th Grade
d. Kim Arnett, East Elementary, Special Education
e. Toni Lyke, Assistant Drama Coach
f. Nathan Clark, Prom Co-Chair
2. Approved the non-renewal of teaching/extra-curricular contracts
a. Janelle Rauterkus, Middle School, Physical Education and HS Volleyball
b. Sandra Tarrant, West Elementary, Kindergarten
3. Approved the reduction to Kerry Bell’s contract from .9 FTE to .82 FTE
4. Approved Leave of Absence for Sherry Klinkel, effective April 1 to end of the 2009-10 school year
D. Approved Trust & Agency account, 66-945 Middle School Science Fair
Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed the legislative session’s decisions including no funding increase, cut to Dakota Digital Network, elimination of funding for Education Service Agencies, and changes to the timing of school board appointed committee reporting and Board action.
There will be no school election this year since two seats were open and only two petitions were returned. Jeff Sleep and Dave Bressler will return as Board members.
New elementary building change orders and how they will be processed was discussed.
The school year will be extended one day due to a snow day.
Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the March 8th, 2010 School Board meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the financial reports and bills.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to move into executive session to discuss a personnel issue and in preparation for negotiations. 6:25 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 8:07 p.m. The regular meeting resumed.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to accept a proposal from Mike Kane.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to adjourn the meeting. 8:08 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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