School Board Minutes
August 9, 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 9TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2010. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Randall Royer, Vice President Jeff Sleep, Dan Krogstad, Mistie Caldwell, and Dave Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Riedel, and Olson. Also present was: Kate Axlund.
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.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to vote for Todd Trask for the small school group of education position. Roll Call: Aye: Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, Bressler
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda as amended.
A. Consider certificates of exemption for 23 elementary, 14 middle school and 8 high school students
(codes 010-0809-001 – 010-0809-045)
B. Approve request for two students to be released from Open Enrollment in the Spearfish School District and allowed
to return to their resident district of Belle Fourche
C. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Consider the following teaching contracts:
a. Tory Devall, MS Physical Education, .37 FTE, BS-0 = $11,840
Imelda Bratton, West Elem. Guidance Counselor, 1 FTE, Ph.D.-10, 50 Grad =
200 Units = $36,933.71 (191 days)
2. Consider the following extra-duty agreements:
a. Mike Abell, MS Football, Level 4 $1,950
b. Marcie Holben, MS Cross Country, Level 4 $1,950
c. Tyler Hoffman, MS Cross Country, Level 4 $1,950
d. Ashley Jones, MS Volleyball, Level 4 $1,950
e. Jami Morovits, MS Volleyball, Level 4 $1,950
f. Bryan Heck, MS Volleyball, Level 4 $1,950
g. Erika Carlson, MS Volleyball, Level 4 $1,950
h. Shannon Hellman, MS Volleyball, Level 4 $1,950
3. Consider the following classified positions:
a. Sue Seykora, West Elem. Secretary, transfer to West Elem. SPED ESP
b. Kim Briggs, East Elem. SPED ESP, 6.5 hr day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35/hr
c. Ann Cole, West Elem. SPED ESP, 6.5 hrs./day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35/hr
4. Accept resignation from Luke Connally, West Elem. SPED ESP, effective July 16, 2010
D. Declare listed materials/equipment as surplus (from Doug Deppe)
Superintendent Dave Peters and Special Education Director Keyra Comer, discussed the new comprehensive plan for special education. The plan describes IDEA and state regulations and how the district will implement the regulations.
Superintendent Dave Peters also outlined school opening activities including new teacher orientation, substitute teacher orientation and opening staff development activities.
The National Forest County School Coalition is requesting a campaign contribution as they work with Congress to attempt to extend payments to schools and counties to offset revenue loss from national forest property in our district. The Board will consider the contribution at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
The Board also discussed certified staff negotiations. According to SDCL 3-18-8, if no agreement is reached in negotiations and the intervention of the labor department fails to bring about an agreement (no mediation was requested by either party), the School Board shall implement, as a minimum, the provisions of its last, best offer, including tentative agreements, eleven days after an impasse is declared. Impasse was declared by the school district on July 2nd.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the July 12th, 2010 regular and annual meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the financial reports and bills.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adjourn the meeting. 5:50 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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