School Board Minutes
November 9, 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 9TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2009. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Royer, Vice President Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, and Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Riedel, and Soriano. Also present were: Steve Gabriel, Tania Neu, and Penny Lensegrav.
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 Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the agenda.
There was no scheduled or unscheduled audience.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, and High School Physics Teacher, Steve Gabriel, reported on how high school staff members are working with and involving the district’s students with the Sanford Laboratory.
Mr. Morford also discussed weighted grading in an attempt to encourage high school students to take more rigorous courses. The Board approved the new scale starting next school year.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to appoint Jeff Sleep to the Consolidated Board of Equalization.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to give the superintendent the authority to suspend with pay. Suspensions without pay would remain the Board’s prerogative.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 1 elementary and 1 high school student (codes 009-1109-106 – 009-1109-107)
B. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved the following resignations:
a. Debbie Luger, Special Services/Administration Office Secretary, effective November 30, 2009
b. Karen Froelich, HS SPED-ESP, effective November 13, 2009
2. Approved Bernie Butcher, HS SPED-ESP, 6 3/4 hr day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35, effective October 26, 2009
3. Approved the following extra-duty assignments:
a. Mike Sneesby, HS Asst. Wrestling, Level 8 $3,750
b. John Soriano, MS Asst. Wrestling, Level 2 $960
c. Shawn Huxtable, MS Girls BB, Level 4 $1,950
d. Jennifer Reiners, MS Girls BB, Level 4 $1,950
e. Dusty Petz, MS Girls BB, Level 4 $1,950
f. Ashley Jones, MS Girls BB, Level 4 $1,950
g. Chad McCarty, 9th Grade Girls BB, Level 6 $2,880
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the October 13th, 2009 regular board minutes and the October 20th, 2009 special meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the financial report and bills.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad 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 7:05 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to adjourn the meeting. 7:06 p.m.
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