School Board Minutes
March 14, 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 14TH DAY OF MARCH, 2011. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Randall Royer, Vice President Jeff Sleep, and Dave Bressler. School administrators present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Riedel, Olson, and Soriano. Also present were: Nick Olson, Chad Johnson, Linda Mallory, Adam Hoyt, Julie Beartusk, Trinda Holso, Haley Davenport, Garrett Ryerson, Karen Hahn, Summer DiGioia, Brandee DuPont, Jesse DuPont and Florence Tan.
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 one addendum.
Linda Mallory, representing the Spearfish Education Association, presented the climate survey to the Board members.
Traci Hanson from Ketel Thorstenson presented the fiscal year 2010 audit report.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, and Activities Director, Karen Hahn, discussed the change to class “A” in high school athletics.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the district technology purchase for 2010-11.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to nominate Jeff Sleep and Randall Royer to the Board of Equalization.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the consent agenda with one addendum.
A. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved request for Voluntary Separation Incentive per Board policy 4450, for Sherry Ewing, High School Spanish Teacher, effective end of 2010-11 school year
2. Approved Darcey McNary, HS SPED ESP, Level 3 $8.35/hr, 6.5/hr day, effective 03/07/11 – 05/25/11
3. Approved Tory Devall, MS Track Coach, Level 4 $1,950
4. Accepted resignation from Todd Lambrecht, HS Health/Physical Education Teacher and Football Coach, effective end of 2010-11 school year
5. Accepted resignation from Sarah Duex, West Elem. SPED Teacher, effective end of 2010-11 school year
6. Accepted resignation from Shirley Povandra, East Elementary Secretary, effective July 1, 2011
7. Approved a leave of absence for Melissa Larson, East Elem. Title I ESP, effective 03/25/11
B. Approved the hire of auctioneer firm Casteel Auction and Real Estate, Inc. to assist in the sale of the 1924 East Elementary school property
C. Approved Tom Ver Helst, $6,400 for game and practice field care, for the 2011-12 school year
D. Approved certificate of exemption for one high school student (code 010-0314-141)
Superintendent, Dave Peters, updated the Board on the legislative session that ended this past Friday.
Superintendent Peters also announced the teacher of the year building winners. Sherry Ewing High School, Marilee Woodard Middle School, Julianne Zoller East Elementary, and Penny Lensegrav West Elementary.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the February 14th, 2011 regular meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the financial report and bills.Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to move into executive session to discuss a personnel issue and negotiations. 6:06 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 7:28 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to adjourn the meeting. 7:30 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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