School Board Minutes
April 11, 2011
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 11TH DAY OF APRIL, 2011. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Randall Royer, Vice President Jeff Sleep, Dan Krogstad, and Dave Bressler. School administrators present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Riedel, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Tom L. Mead, Kathy Wolff, Janelle Wilson, Rebecca Wasserburger, Travis Haney, Samantha Nelson, Bonnie Langum, Kris Hayes, Diane Wendt, Kody Derosier, Blake Burtzlaff, Cortney Thomson, Kylie Farrar, Tessa Martz, Penny Lensegrav, Anna Letellier, and Doug Deppe.
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 Bressler and carried to approve the agenda with addendums.
There was no scheduled or unscheduled audience participation.
School Board President, Dr. Randall Royer, presented information about the BHSU jazz festival and the outstanding performances by the Spearfish High School and Middle School students.
Middle School Principal, Tom Riedel, introduced Middle School Teachers Kathy Wolff and Darlene Telkamp who presented information on the Project Citizen program and National History Day activities.
Middle School Teacher and last year’s SD Teacher of the Year recipient, Tom Mead, shared his TOY experiences and how it benefited the Spearfish School District.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the budget reduction plan proposal.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to join the South Dakota High School Activities Association. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, Bressler. Absent: Caldwell
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the furniture bid from School Specialty of $89,913.26 for Creekside Elementary.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the playground equipment bid from Premium Recreation Products of $165,913.46 for Creekside Elementary.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the proposal for window coverings from Hills Interiors of $6,728 for Creekside Elementary.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the district’s bus stops in neighboring districts where open-enrolled students are picked up and dropped off.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the consent agenda with addendums.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 1 middle school and 1 high school student (code 010-0411-142 to 010-0411-143 )
B. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved the following resignations effective end of the 2010-11 school year:
a. Melissa Wood, West Elem. 1st Grade
b. Tory Devall, MS Physical Education
c. Linda Mead, MS 8th Grade Math/Science
d. Laurie Johnson, West Elem. Kindergarten
e. Kris Hayes, West Elem. Title I, 1 FTE to .5 FTE (ARRA money)
f. Diane Wendt, West Elem. 1 FTE to .5 FTE (ARRA money)
g. Anna Sparling, District Adaptive PE, 1 FTE to .5 FTE (ARRA money)
h. Lori Umphrey, East Elem. Title I (ARRA money)
i. Shandi Kobbe, HS 9th grade Volleyball
j. Linda Outland, HS Asst. Drama Coach
2. Approved Bruce Bresee, HS Varsity Football, Level 10 $ 4,950
3. Approved Chad McCarty, HS PE/Alternative Ed Teacher, MA-1, 25 UGrad, 27 Grad = 134 units = $34,000.
4. Approved Kirsten Davis, Tutor, 2/hrs, 2x/wk, $15.00/hr. April 11th - April 29th.
One School Board petition was filed for the one opening so there will not be a school board election this year. Dr. Randall Royer was congratulated for agreeing to serve on the Spearfish School Board for another three years.
West Elementary Computer Science Teacher, Penny Lensegrav, was congratulated on been selected the district teacher of the year. Her application has been forwarded to ESA 7 which carries out the selection process for regional teacher of the year.
Buildings and Grounds Coordinator, Doug Deppe, answered questions concerning the summer project list as presented to the facilities committee on March 31st.
Superintendent Peters also outlined the options for making up the one snow day.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the March 14th, 2011 regular meeting minutes and the April 5th, 2011 special meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the bills and financial statements.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to move into executive session to discuss negotiations. 6:18 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 7:20 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adjourn the meeting. 7:21p.m.
© 2005 Spearfish School District