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Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  


School Board Minutes
Unapproved
December 12, 2011



A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF SPEARFISH SCHOOL DISTRICT 40-2, LAWRENCE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, WAS HELD AT THE HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING ON THE 12TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2011.  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, Morford and Riedel. 

All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.

President Royer called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.

President Royer recessed the meeting to reconvene at the administrative office building for the regular School Board meeting.  5:00 p.m.

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 December, 2011.  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, Riedel, and Soriano.  Also present were:  Billie Jo Bakeberg, Paula Farley, Kathy Wolff, Riley Miessne, Karly Ackerman, Tyanna Langer, Brandon Schaff, Barb Harper, Joel Martin, Tammi Martin, Duncan Martin, Anabel Goldberg, Alec Bakke, Linda Mallory, Kate Axlund, Eli Simonsmeier, Nicole Merchen, Nathan Carrillo, Lyndsey Degraaf, and Brianna Baumann. 

President Royer called the regular 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.

West Elementary Principal, Paul Soriano, introduced PE Teacher Joel Martin who was named the South Dakota Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

Middle School Principal, Tom Riedel, introduced members of the Middle School Student Council who presented a power point presentation on their recent and upcoming activities.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the health insurance recommendation for calendar year 2012 which results in an overall increase of 5.6%.  It includes self-funding the initial $10,000 of insurance coverage per individual through third party administrator Mountain Benefits Management Company.  Purchasing major medical insurance coverage from DakotaCare for individual expenses over $10,000.  Using $52,000 from the health insurance fund, generated by the self-funded plan over the past two years, to reduce the overall increase of the plan to individual staff members.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the consent agenda.
     A.  Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
           1.  Consider Rebecca Dover, West Elem. ESP-SPED, 6.5 hr day, 9 month position, Level 5 $9.35/hr, effective 11/28/11.
           2.  Consider Pat Gray, HS Custodian, 8 hr day, 12 month position, Level 5 $9.60, effective 11/28/11 (resigned 11/29/11)
           3.  Consider Alex Hammell, MS Asst. Wrestling Coach, Level 2 $960
     B  Approve request from an Open Enrolled student to be released from Open Enrollment in the Spearfish School District and allowed to return to their resident school district of Belle Fourche.

Superintendent, Dave Peters, updated the Board on several issues and facility projects.  The discussions included home/private school activities participation which is awaiting a vote by the state activities association to provide the district with classifications and alignments of schools in the state.

The district is waiting for the cost estimates on the renovations of both West Elemementary and the lower East Elementary buildings to accommodate the move to all day every day Kindergarten.

The Board has received costs involved in providing a guard rail along the north side of the north entrance to Creekside.  Once the facilities committee has had a chance to review and discuss the costs, a recommendation will be provided.

The policy committee has recommended the first reading of the following policies.
     A.  Leave to Referee or Adjudicate at SDHSAA Sponsored Events (4370AR)
     B.  Voluntary Separation Incentive Policy (4450)
     C.  Personnel Records (4601)
     D.  Compensation (4705)
     E.  Overtime Pay (4715)
     F.  Admission of Nonresident Students/Assignment of Resident Students (5005)
     G.  Excessive Absence Policy (5010 and 5010AR)
     H.  Use of Legal Names on School Records (5615AR)

The calendar committee has prepared calendars for staff consideration and voting and will recommend a calendar for the Board’s consideration once the vote has taken place.

The certificate of exemption update includes 3 Elementary, 2 Middle School, and 2 High School students for a total this school year of 134.

 Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve the minutes from the November 14th, 2011 meeting.

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

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Sleep and carried to move into executive session to discuss negotiations with staff.  6:00 p.m.

The Board came out of executive session, the regular meeting resumed.  6:17 p.m.

Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Krogstad and carried to approve a $1,000 bonus for all staff.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Caldwell and carried to adjourn the meeting.  6:20 p.m.


Randall Royer, President                    ___________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager   ___________________________________

 

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