School Board Minutes
February 8, 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 8TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2010. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Sandy Tarrant, Jullie Totino, Bob Totino, Doug Merchen, L. Savage, J. Savage, Kylie Eriksen, Dale Marie Horten, Kristi Lingemann, Rick Furnish, Neal Engesser, Billie Jo Bakeberg, Tony Nelson, Abbie Hanson, Gretchen Wuestewald, Kirby Mammenga, Steve Williams, Traci Hanson, Marjo Peters, and Matt Koehler.
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 Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the agenda with one addendum.
Bob Totino and Rick Furnish addressed the Board about concerns over the school’s volleyball program.
Traci Hanson of Ketel Thorstenson presented the district’s audit report.
Billie Jo Bakeberg presented information on the Kids Club Kids after school program.
Steve Williams from Williams and Associated Architecture provided updated information on the proposed school construction project. Bid openings are planned for February 25th, 2010 at 3:00 PM in the administration offices.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the resolution approving amendments to the Associated School Board Protective Trust Joint Powers Agreement and Bylaws. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, Bressler
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adopt Board policy 4025 concerning the District’s web page.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the resolution to authorize the issue of capital outlay bonds, not to exceed $12 million. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, Bressler
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the 2008-09 audit report.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the consent agenda with one addendum.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 3 high school students (codes 009-0208-110 - 009-0208-112)
B. Approved request from an Open Enrolled student to be released from Open Enrollment in the Spearfish School District and allowed to return to their resident district of Belle Fourche
C. Approved request for Voluntary Separation Incentive per Board policy 4450, effective end of the 2009-10 school year for Jan Goodrich, West Elementary, 2nd Grade Teacher
D. Approved Mark Derby as a volunteer at the Spearfish Middle School
E. Approved Shawn Huxtable, HS Assistant Varsity Track, Level 7, $3,420
Superintendent, Dave Peters, updated the Board on the latest state legislative activity.
SB 18 – revise certain retirement provisions regarding retired members of the South Dakota Retirement System who return to covered employment and to declare an emergency.
SB 24 – establish standards for teaching, to require an annual teacher evaluation, and to provide for the development of a model evaluation instrument.
HB 1050 - revise the per student allocation for the state aid to general education formula
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the January 11th, 2010 minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the bills and financial statements.
The Board expressed condolences to the family of Mike Furois.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to move into executive session to discuss an employee evaluation. 6:25 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 7:10 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.President Royer adjourned the meeting at 7:11 p.m.
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