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Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  


School Board Minutes
Unapproved
March 12, 2012



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 12TH DAY OF MARCH 2012.  THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:  President Randall Royer, Vice President Jeff Sleep, Mistie Caldwell, Dan Krogstad, and Dave Bressler.  School administrators present were:  Peters, Crosswait, Morford, Seyer, Riedel, Olson, and Soriano.  Also present were:  Heidi Hansen, Lisa Howard, Doug Deppe, Nadene Harr, Bonnie Langum, Jodi Clark, Nathan Clark, Dacia Ball, Linda Mallory, Pam Ruhnow, Connie Sheahan, Tim Bishop, Kristi Mortenson, Kate Axlund, Leesa Haugland, Jason Roberdeau, and Jed Morgan.

All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.

President Royer called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

President 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 participation.

High School Principal, Steve Morford, introduced High School Art Teachers Lisa Howard and Nathan Clark who reported on projects, happenings, and activities within the high school art program.

West Elementary Principal, Paul Soriano, introduced first grade teachers Leesa Haugland and Luke Connally who reported to the Board on the newly created first grade support classroom.

Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the following school district policy changes and additions.
     A.  Drug Free Workplace   (4202)
     B.  Family Medical Leave Act  (4410)
     C.  Reimbursement of District Travel  (4651 AR)
     D.  Reporting Child Abuse  (4050)
     E.   Board Member Code of Ethics  (8700)

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve option E for the East Elementary renovation project at a projected cost estimate of $2,806,036.
 
Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve additional training time for staff as the district transitions into the Common Core standards.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to seek System Accreditation through AdvancED.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to appoint Randall Royer and Jeff Sleep to represent the School Board at the Board of Equalization meeting on Monday, March 19th.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the consent agenda.
     A.  Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
          1.  Approved request for Voluntary Separation Incentive per Board policy 4450, for Tom Riedel, MS Principal, effective end of 2011-12 school year
          2.  Approved the following resignations:
               a.  Kathy Furois, HS Special Ed. Teacher, effective end of 2011-12 school year.
               b.  Tim Bishop, MS Physical Education/Activities Director, effective end of 2011-12 school year.
               c.  Sue Hall-Martin, AdvanceEd Coordinator, effective end of 2011-12 school year.
               d.  Bryce Hall, Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, effective end of 2011-12 season.
               e.  M. Chad McCarty, Freshman Girls Basketball Coach, effective end of 2011-12 season.
         3.  Approved Mike Abell, MS Track Coach, Level 4 $1,950.
     B.  Approved request from an open enrolled student to be released from open enrollment in the Spearfish School District and allowed to return to their resident district of Belle Fourche.

Superintendent, Dave Peters, updated the Board on the latest concussion information.

Technology Director, Scott Hardesty, provided information on the annual technology purchasing requests.

The next School Board meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday April 9th a school holiday.  It will be rescheduled for Tuesday, April 10th at the regular time and place.

Business Manager, Craig Crosswait, provided information on the 2012-13 budget process.

Superintendent Peters discussed a new policy being considered by the South Dakota High School Activities Association.  It would impose a one year varsity ineligibility clause for a student that enrolls in a district and then leaves as soon as a certain sport has ended.

The certificate of exemption update includes 1 Elementary student for a total this school year of 147.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the February 13, 2012 regular meeting minutes and February 27, 2012 special meeting minutes.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the bills and financial statement.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to move into executive session to discuss negotiations.  6:41p.m.

The Board came out of executive session, the regular meeting resumed.  6:59 p.m.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adjourn the meeting.  7:00 p.m.

Randall Royer, President                    ___________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager   ___________________________________

 

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