Spearfish School District District 40-2
Spearfish, SD  

School Board Minutes
September 12, 2011

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 SEPTEMBER, 2011.  THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:  President Randall Royer, Vice President Jeff Sleep, Mistie Caldwell, and Dave Bressler.  School administrators present were:  Peters, Crosswait, Comer, Morford, Seyer, Riedel, and Soriano.  Also present were:  Ben Cerwinske, Kristi Rapp and Linda Mallory 

All motions were passed by unanimous vote unless stated otherwise.

President Randall 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.                                                                                                                                                                       

Linda Mallory, on behalf of SEA, thanked the Spearfish Foundation for Public Education for the mini grants and the back to school picnic and the local businesses for providing the food for the picnic.  She also thanked the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce and Spearfish Forest Products for the welcome back reception.

Special Education Director Keyra Comer, High School Principal Steve Morford and Middle School Principal Tom Riedel introduced new staff members.

Peggy Junek was recognized for her many years of service to the Spearfish Alumni Association and class reunion committees.

Middle School Principal, Tom Riedel, was recognized for thirty years of service as a school administrator in South Dakota.

Tom Riedel introduced Middle School Custodian Roxi Marti who was selected by the Custodial Engineers of South Dakota as their state Custodian of the Year.

Keyra Comer and Steve Morford reported the results from Dakota-STEP and ACT testing.

Motion was made by Caldwell, 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 transfer for Jackie Rans from HS Guidance Counselor to Creekside Elem. Counselor, 191 contract days
           2.  Approved Christopher Geuke, Adapted PE Teacher, .5 FTE, BS-0 = $16,000, effective 08/15/2011
           3.  Approved the following classified positions:
                a.  Laurie Johnson, West Elem. ESP-SPED, 6.5 hr./day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35/hr, effective 08/22/11
                b.  Ben Cerwinske, West Elem. ESP-SPED, 6.5 hr./day, 9 months, Level 5 $9.35/hr, effective 08/22/11
                c.  Pat Robinson, Creekside Elem. Food Service, change hours from 8 hr./day to 7.5 hr day, effective 10/01/11
                d.  Vi Fenner, Creekside Elem. Food Service, change hours from 7.5 hr./day to 8 hr day, effective 10/01/11
                e.  Michelle Sund-Enninga, West Elem. Food Service, 2 hr./day, 9 months, Level 3 $8.35/hr, effective 09/12/11
           4.  Approved the following extra-duty assignments:
                a.  Brianne Tschetter, MS Volleyball, Level 4 $1,950
                b.  Francis Ruml, MS Football, Level 4 $1,950
          5.  Approved the following new teacher contract changes (additional college credits):
               a.  Michael Chad McCarty, 170 units ($34,500)
               b.  Kristine Raap, 215 units ($35,500)
               c.  Cory Heidelberger, 221 units ($35,500)
          6.  Approved resignation Mike Sneesby HS Asst. Wrestling Coach, effective 08/15/2011
     B.  Approved supplementing the capital outlay budget for a buy year in the high school laptop program.  Account 21-2227-010-549 $1 million and move $926,924.55 from the restricted fund balance 21-723 to our balance assigned to next year’s budget 21-752.

Superintendent, Dave Peters, discussed a City of Spearfish request to take ownership of School property called Lookout Park.

Superintendent Peters and the Board also discussed Moving South Dakota Forward Initiated Measure.  The measure was put forth as an effort to increase the sales tax in South Dakota by one penny in support of K-12 schools and Medicaid service providers.

Superintendent Peters informed the Board of the asbestos abatement bid document for the 1961 East building.

Superintendent Peters also updated the Board on the most recent enrollment numbers and discussed certificates of exemption and the new eligibility rules.

The October School Board meeting will be moved to Tuesday, October 11th at the same time and location.

All Board members were invited to attend the ASBSD region meeting Thursday October 6th from 6-9 PM at the Belle Fourche middle school.

Motion was made by Caldwell, seconded by Bressler and carried to approve the August 8, 2011 regular meeting minutes and August 22, 2011 special 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 adjourn the meeting.  6:18 p.m.

Randall Royer, President                    ___________________________________

Craig Crosswait, Business Manager   ___________________________________


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