Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  


School Board Minutes
Unapproved
December 14, 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 14TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2009.  THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:  President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, and Bressler.  Administration present were:  Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Olson, and Soriano.  Also present were:  Chelsey Drolc, Tom Mead, Michaela Anderson, Zach Meyerink, Jamela Hafner, Rachel Weaver, Nate Bayne, Gavin Cordell, Morgan Crowe, Alex Nachatilo, Nicole Malteverne, Betsy Winney, Alexis Nelson, Mason Hall, Kate Axlund, Mike Barnes, Nancy Barnes, David Sigle, Marjo Peters, Alex Dykeman, and Jade Miller.

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 Sleep and carried to approve the agenda.

There wasn't any scheduled or unscheduled audience.

Middle School Principal, Tom Riedel introduced Tom Mead who introduced the Middle School Knowledge Bowl students and discussed their recent success.

Middle School Guidance Counselor Elaine Doll-Dunn outlined several poverty issues and the donations she has received.

Steve Williams, from Williams and Associated Architecture, updated the Board on the proposed elementary school.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the proposed health insurance program for 2010.  The new program will include DakotaCare and a medical reimbursement plan with a third party administrator, MBA of Wyoming.  Use of the MRP, which is a form of self insurance, will reduce insurance premium increases from roughly 11.2% to roughly 5.7%.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the 2010-11 academic calendar. 
      Roll Call:   Aye:  Royer, Krogstad, Bressler    Nay:  Sleep      

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the joint School/City/County election. 
     Roll Call:   Aye:  Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, Bressler.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the consent agenda.
     A.  Supplemented the Title budgets (revenues and expenditures – carryover and reallocation)
     B.   Approved certificates of exemption for 1 elementary and  1 high school student
            (codes  009-1214-108 – 009-1214-109)
     C.   Personnel  (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
            1.   Approved the following classified positions:
                  a.   Janet Kerwin, HS SPED-ESP, 6 3/4 hr day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35, effective November 16, 2009
                  b.   Sara DeLong, MS-ESP, 7 hr day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35, effective December 15, 2009
                  c.   Dan Poeppel, transfer to Special Services/Administration Office, 8 hr day, 12 months, $12.73, effective November 23, 2009
            2.   Consider the following extra-duty assignments:
                  a.   John Enos, MS Boys Basketball, Level 4 $1,950
                  b.  Randy Herman, MS Boys Basketball, Level 4 $1,950
     D.    Approved Lane Varner, HS Boys Basketball volunteer
     E.    Approved Trust & Agency account 66-961, MS Fruit & Vegetables
     F.    Approved Trust & Agency account/club 66-930, Ski/Snowboard Club

A first reading was held of the proposed School Board policy changes and adoptions.  They included
      1.   District Parent Involvement Title I Policy (1650)
      2.   Course Equivalent Exam Credit Waiver (HS)  (5705/6710)
      3.   Bullying Policy (6248/5133)
      4.   Nondiscrimination Policy (4010)
      5.   Graduation Requirements (5700A/6505A)
      6.   Board Standing Committees (8130)
      7.   Board Meetings (8210)
      8.   Agenda (8230)
      9.   Parliamentary Rules (8250)
    10.   Quorum (8260)Development, Adoption and Amendment of Policies (8310)

Discussion was held on the District’s strategic goals and how stake holders will convey those thoughts to the school administration.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the November 9th, 2009 regular meeting minutes.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the bills and financial statements.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adjourn the meeting.  6:30 p.m.

Randall Royer, President                    ___________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager   ___________________________________

 

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