School Board Minutes
July 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 JULY, 2009. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Morford, and Olson. Also present were: Doug Deppe, Steve Williams, Carla Dailey, Marjo Peters, and Diane Krogstad.
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 with additions.
There was no unscheduled/scheduled audience:
Building and Grounds Coordinator, Doug Deppe, updated the Board on the summer projects.
Motion was made by Bressler seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve a contract with Williams and Associates for planning the construction of a new elementary school.
A public hearing was held concerning course equivalency exam credit waiver. It allows high schools to offer credit by exam.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the proposed credit by exam waiver for high school credit.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the reimbursement resolution. If the school district’s proposed elementary building is financed through Qualified School Construction Bonds, this resolution will allow the school district to be reimbursed for the land purchase once the certificates are issued.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve a change of easement at East Elementary with Black Hills Power and Light. The easement change is due to a change of power terminals and the need to reroute cabling.
Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve a one year leave of absence for Kathy Furois.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Approved surplus property list in preparation for sale.
B. Approved new Trust and Agency Account, United Way Backpack Program, 66-936.
C. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved the following teaching contracts.
a. Michelle Franzen, West Elem, 2nd Grade, 1 FTE, BS-0, 0 units = $32,000
b. Cori Engelhardt, East Elem, 5th Grade 1 FTE, BS-5, 25 units = $32,000
c. Samantha Bartels, MS Learning Center, 1 FTE, BS-0, 0 units, = $32,000
d. Anna Sparling, Adaptive PE, .5 FTE, BS-10, 7 Undergrad, 2 Grad, = 61 units, $16,500
e. Amanda Gale, Social Worker, 1 FTE, MA-5, 50 Grad, 175 units, = $34,500
2. Approved the following classified positions.
a. John Rice, MS Custodian, Level 2, $8.10/hr., 40 hr./wk., 12 months, effective June 22nd, 2009.
b. Dan Poeppel, Admin Office Summer Asst., $7.50/hr. effective June 15th – August 7th, 2009.
c. Chad McCarty, HS ESP-SPED, Level 5, $9.35/hr. 6.5hr./day, 9 months, beginning August 24th, 2009.
3. Approved Danielle Ligtenberg, HS Asst Debate Coach, Level 8, $3,750
4. Approved additional hours for Child Find/Screenings and Home Visits for Judy Schurrer (30 hours) and Betty Lenners (35 hours).
5. Approved Barb Graslie, School Nurse, $33,900 for the 2009-10 school year.
6. Accepted resignation from Megan Bietz, West Elem. CSR Teacher effective immediately.
The Board conducted its annual review of the Voluntary Separation Policy. No changes were made to the existing policy.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the June 8th regular meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to adjourn the meeting. 6:00 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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