School Board Minutes
September 13, 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 13TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2010. THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT: President Randall Royer, Vice President Jeff Sleep, Dan Krogstad, and Dave Bressler. Administration present were: Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Riedel, and Soriano. Also present were: Linda Mallory, Steve Williams, Riley Halfele, and Heather Burton.
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 Krogstad and carried to approve the agenda with addendums.
Linda Mallory, on behalf of SEA, thanked the Spearfish Education Foundation for the noon picnic on opening day.
Steve Williams from Williams and Associates Architecture, update the Board on Creekside Elementary. The construction project is on schedule and moving steadily forward.
The building principals and special education director introduced the new staff members.
Special Education Director, Keyra Comer, provided the Board with the results of D-Step and ACT testing done last spring.High School Principal, Steve Morford, outlined the District’s 2010-11 in-service activities.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the Special Education Comprehensive Plan.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to impose its last, best offer to the certified staff for the 2010-11 year.
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the consent agenda with addendums.
A. Approved certificates of exemption for 45 elementary, 15 middle school and 7 high school students (codes 010-0913-046 – 010-0913-112)
B. Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
1. Approved the following classified positions:
a. Mary Hoff, HS ESP-SPED, 6.5 hrs./day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35/hr, effective 08/23/10
b. Dan Vansickle, West Elem. Food Service, 2 hrs./day, 9 months, Level 3 $8.35/hr, effective 08/23/10
c. Heather Doerges, East Elem. ESP-Lunch Room/Recess, 1.5 hrs./day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35/hr, effective 08/25/10
d. Mary Burket, West Elem. Secretary, 8 hrs./day, 10 months, Level 5 $9.60/hr, effective 08/25/10
e. Melissa Larson, East Elem. ESP-Title I, 3.5 hrs./day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35/hr, effective 09/10/10
f. James Prater, HS custodian, 8 hrs./day,12 months, Level 3 $8.60/hr. effective 9/13/10
2. Approved Laurie Johnson, Kindergarten, .5 FTE, BS-3, 6-Undergrad, 4 Grad = 29 Units = $16,000, effective 08/23/10
3. Approved the following extra-duty assignments:
a. Shandi Kobbe, 9th Grade Volleyball, Level 6 $2,880
b. Danielle Gorecki, 10th Grade Volleyball, Level 7 $3,420
c. Shannon Gusso, 8th Grade Volleyball, Level 4 $1,950
d. Bruce Bresee, Weight Room Strength Coach, Level 4 $1,950 for July/August 2010
4. Approved the following new teacher contract changes (additional college credits):
a. Sarah Duex (38 units) $32,500
b. Lauren Jones (143 units) $34,000
c. Abby Landphere (34 units) $32,500
5. Accepted resignation from John Rice, HS Custodian, effective 08/27/10
C. Approved the list of volunteers for the 2010-11 school year
D. Approved Trust & Agency account/club “Character Counts”
E. Approved request for two students to be released from Open Enrollment in the Spearfish School District and allowed to return to their resident district
Superintendent, Dave Peters, updated the Board on the most recent enrollment figures. The unofficial count is 1976 compared to 1944 last year. The official count will take place on September 24th.
The October School Board meeting will be held Tuesday, October 12th at 5:30 in the administrative office building board room.
Superintendent Peters also discussed the upcoming ASBSD delegate assembly scheduled to be held November 19th, 2010 in Ft. Pierre. The assembly brings school boards together to discuss advocacy and legislative issues. The Board’s nominee is due to ASBSD by October 16th.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the August 9th, 2010 regular meeting minutes.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the financial reports and bills.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to move to executive session to discuss a personnel issue. 6:10 p.m.
The Board came out of executive session at 6:30 p.m., the regular meeting resumed.
Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to terminate the employment of Dale Couch.Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adjourn the meeting. 6:31p.m.
Randall Royer, President ___________________________________
Craig Crosswait, Business Manager ___________________________________
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