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Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  


School Board Minutes
Unapproved
May 14, 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 14TH DAY OF MAY 2012.  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, Comer, Olson, and Soriano.  Also present were:  Liz Manning, Marcia Barnes, Ben Sayler, Lucas Anderson, Amanda Weaver, Traci Young, Linda Mallory, Amy Cermak and Mandi Scott. 

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 with addendums.

There was no scheduled or unscheduled audience participation

Spearfish City Planner, Jayna Watson, presented information on the disposition of school properties East and South of the Passion Play site.  The City intends to develop a walking trail either over or around the school property that lies between the Fish Hatchery and the Thoen Stone. 

Ms. Watson also discussed action necessary to dedicate the water main easement at Creekside Elementary.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Krogstad and carried to enact a quit claim deed with the City of Spearfish for the walking trail.

Motion was made Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to dedicate the water main easement at Creekside Elementary to the City of Spearfish.

Spearfish Foundation for Public Education members Liz Manning and Ben Sayler provided a summary of the Foundation’s activities on behalf of the Spearfish School District.  The available grant totals have progressed from one in 2006 to thirty six in 2012.

The Creekside Elementary, High School, and West Elementary building principals presented information on professional development plans and annual highlights.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Caldwell and carried to hire Shane Baier as the Spearfish Middle School Principal for the 2012-13 school year.  $75,700.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to approve the summer project and acquisition list.

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Krogstad and carried to adopt changes to the following policies:
      1.   Drug Free Work Place Policy  (4201)
      2.   Employee/Voluntary Drug and Alcohol Policy (4202)

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Bressler and carried to vote for Brad Thorson from Brandon Valley for the SDHSAA Board of Directors large school district principal/assistant or vice-principal.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to vote “YES” making an open enrolled student ineligible for varsity level competition for one year.  Aye:  Royer, Sleep, Krogstad, Bressler.  Nay:  Caldwell

Motion was made by Sleep, seconded by Bressler and carried to ratify the SCEA contract for 2012-13 which includes some minor language changes and a 2.3% increase for classified staff.

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Sleep and carried to approve the consent agenda with addendums.
     A.  Personnel (all hires contingent on successful completion of background check)
           1.  Approved the following resignations:
                a.  Keyra Comer, Special Services Director, effective end of 2011-2012 school year.
                b.  Chad Johnson, MS PE Teacher/Dean of students, effective end of 2011-2012 school year.
                c.  Suzanne Phillips, MS ESP, effective end of 2011-12 school year.
                d.  Joanne Vigoren, MS SpEd-ESP, effective end of 2011-12 school year.
            2.  Approved the following contracts:
                  a.  Mandi Scott, West Elem. School Counselor, 1 FTE, MA-3, 49 Grad = 163Units = $34,500, prorated 191 days = $36,406.08
                  b.  Eric Lappe, HS Language Arts, 1 FTE, BS-10 = 50 Units = $32,500
                  c.  Grace O’Connor, Creekside Grade 3, 1 FTE, BS-0 = 0 Units = $32,000
            3.  Approved the following extra-duty assignments:
                 a.  Eric Lappe, Varsity Girls Basketball,  Level 10 $4,950
                 b.  Jaime Bentley, Asst. Girls Basketball, Level 8 $3,750
                 c.  Christine Skoglund, JV Volleyball, Level 7 $3,420
             4.  Approved the following Summer School Title I ($17/hr prep/planning and $25/hr classroom instruction – each have .5 planning day, and 12 classroom half-days 4 hr day)
                   a.  Kristi Delahoyde                                  c.     Jan Hansen
                   b.  Amanda Sletten                                   d.     DeLynn Tollefsrud
            5.   Approved the following Special Ed Extended School Year teachers ($17/hr prep/planning and $25/hr classroom instruction – each have .5 planning day, and 16 classroom half-days 4.5 hr day)
                  a.  Reva Sigle                                             f.     Susan Deichert
                  b.  Betty Lenners                                       g.     Sarah Heilman
                  c.  Christine Skoglund                               h.     Tonya Mullaney
                  d.  Ashleigh Hoff                                       i.      Chris Geuke
                  e.   Betsy Koistinen
              6.  Approved the following Special Ed Extended School Year ESP’s (not to exceed 77 hours)
                   a.  Julie Lingscheit                 $12.24/hr          d.     Micky Hoff                          $9.35/hr
                   b. Peony Hammerquist       $9.35/hr               e.     Carmen Frasier                    $11.90/hr
                   c.  Laurie Johnson                $9.35/hr             f.     Laurene Strickland              $14.50/hr
               7.  Approved the following Child Find/Screening teachers (not to exceed 80 hours)
                    a.   Reva Sigle                         $33.02/hr          c.     Betty Lenners                       $32.40/hr
                    b.  Judy Schurrer                   $36.28/hr
                8.  Approved Christine Skoglund, home visits, $24.63/hr (not to exceed 30 hours)
                9.  Approved Linda Mallory MS Summer School teacher ($17/hr prep/planning and $25 classroom – up to 64 hours)
               10. Approved Matt Koehler, HS Summer School, $9.35/hr. not to exceed 240 hours, ending on or near August 10, 2012
               11. Approved the following summer custodians, $8.00/hr, effective May 29 – August 24
                      a.  Vi Fenner                                               c.     Mason Kaitfors
                      b. Rob Ewing
               12.   Approved district insurance with the ASBSD Protective Trust for the 2012-13 school year in the following amounts: 
                                   Property Liability - $76,456
                                   Workers’ Compensation (estimate) - $75,537
                 13.   Waiver request:
                             A waiver for high school credit before grade nine (credit for Algebra I and Geometry)
                  14.  Approved surplus items for sale.
                  15.  Drivers’ Education
                                   Approved new fund for Drivers’ Education
                                   Approved fee of $210 per student for the Driver Education course
                   17.  Approved Trust & Agency Accounts:
                          a.  Shawn Funk Memorial Scholarship  61-988
                          b.  Class of 2014    66-947
                    18.   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, beginning 2012-2013 school year.

Superintendent, Dave Peters, updated the Board on the East Elementary renovation project.  

Business Manager, Craig Crosswait, presented preliminary budget information for 2012-13.  The budget hearing and subsequent adoption are scheduled for the June Board meeting.

The first reading was held on school handbook changes for the 2012-13 school year.  The second reading and adoption will be held at the June Board meeting.

The first reading was also held on Distance Education Virtual/Online Courses policy number 6270

The certificate of exemption update includes 2 Middle School students for a total this school year of 151.

Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the April 9, 2012 regular meeting minutes.

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

Motion was made by Bressler, seconded by Caldwell and carried to move into executive session to discuss negotiations.  6:35 p.m.

The Board came out of executive session, the regular meeting resumed.  6:55 p.m.

Motion was made by Krogstad, seconded by Caldwell and carried to adjourn the meeting.  6:56 p.m.


Randall Royer, President                    ___________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager   ___________________________________

 

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