By Aaron Eberle
On Monday, February 8, at 7 p.m., the school board held a regular meeting.
After general meeting openers, the board went into executive session at 7:05 p.m. The meeting resumed at 7:25 p.m.
Diane Stevens reported that she has received a petition for the school board. These are due by February 26 at 5 p.m.
Stevens also stated that the had received the school and public lands apportionment in the amount of $10,733.58. She also receive notification that the district has met the requirements for the 2015 Maintenance of Effort.
Lane Ostenson reported that the are planning a 100th day of school celebration on March 2. A short assembly and music concert will be held. The will also be celebrating “Read across America Week” during this time.
Ostenson has been working on a copy of the master sixth through twelfth teacher’s schedule for next year. There are a few items and classes that still need to be worked out. When Ostenson is done with this, he will start on the specials schedule for the elementary teachers.
Amy Ferley reported that Tammy Gilberry, a behavior specialist with the Black Hills Special Services had been there to present at the last teacher in-service. They talked about strategies that we can implement for students from classroom to classroom and ides they can use to better reach students.
Ferley also stated that there is an application open to add a cluster for CTE. She is working on adding an ag cluster by offering classed through distance learning. This cluster could provide some opportunities for several of our students.
Dave Cortney went to the superintendent/legislative day in Pierre. Legislators were given the opportunity to continue conversations on education issues in person.
Cortney stated that the policy committee met. They began reviewing ASBSD’s 64 new and revised policies from the last year. They got through the first 16 policies and have three policies ready for review at the March meeting.
In the maintenance report, Nate Cortney stated that they had a pump seal go out in the new boilers. The seal has been replaced and it was found the bearings were worn in boiler two. The pump was taken to Rapid and both bearing were replaced. Everything is now running fine.
The girls locker room is almost complete. They had plans to have it cleaned and ready to use soon.
The next regular school board meeting will be March 14 at 7 p.m.