School Board Minutes
November 8, 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 8TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2010. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Randall Royer, Vice President Jeff Sleep, Dan Krogstad, Mistie Caldwell and Dave Bressler. School administrators present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, and Riedel. Also present were: Mike Haynes, Linda Mallory, Casey Walker, Ben Gullickson, Trey Fiedler, Kris Hayes, Penny Lensegrav, Marjo Peters, Anthony Grant, Katie Grave, Adam Wietgrefe, Rachel Maas, Erik Aker, Hillary Christian, Baker Deide, Cindy Weber, Matt Dorfschmidt, Slade Hansen, Adam Mundorf, Mandi Scott, Toby Harley, SJ Bailey, Jake Haivala, Zach Rodgers and Alen Lerwick.
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.
There was no scheduled or unscheduled audience.
High School Principal, Steve Morford, and transition counselor Mandi Scott presented information on the freshman mentor and transition program.
The facilities committee discussed with the Board the crowding at West Elementary, and the disposition of East Elementary.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to discontinue the use of East Elementary as an attendance center, effective 2011-12 school year. Roll call: Aye: Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, Caldwell, Bressler
Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Bressler and carried to declare the 1924 East Elementary building as surplus. Aye: Royer, Krogstad, Caldwell, Bressler. Nay: Sleep
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda.
A. Approved budget supplements:
1. Title I function code 1273 – additional $30,500
2. Title II part A function code 1150 – additional $20,000
3. Special Education – code 1221-001 an additional $31,000
B. Approved the certificates of exemption for 1 elementary and 1 high school student (codes 010-1108-126 – 010-1108-127)
C. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved the following extra-duty assignments:
a. Tory Devall, MS Girls BB, Level 4 $1,950
b. John Enos, MS Girls BB, Level 4 $1,950
c. John Enos, MS Boys BB, Level 4 $1,950
d. Nick Silvernail, MS Wrestling, Level 2 $960
2. Approved resignation from Dusty Petz, MS Girls BB, effective immediately
D. Approved Trust & Agency account/club Fine Arts Boosters “FAB”
Superintendent, Dave Peters, outlined the initial 13% health insurance premium increase from DakotaCare for calendar year 2011. The insurance committee and insurance consultant, Mike Young, continue to request information about the rate increase and to consider possible alternatives to our current plan.
Mr. Peters also provided information concerning the proposed 5% Delta Dental premium increase. Delta Dental is also making coverage available for children of staff members on the family dental plan who are not full time students up to age 26.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the regular meeting minutes from October 12th, 2010.
Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the financial statements and bills.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to move into executive session to discuss pending litigation or contractual matters with legal counsel. 6:07 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 6:51 p.m. the regular meeting resumed.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Caldwell and carried to adjourn the meeting. 6:52 p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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