Board Special Session 5/5/14


Monday, May 5, 2014


The South Hamilton Board of Education met in special session on Monday, May 5, 2014 in the Boardroom at the Middle/High School building. President Will Johnston called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. with the following members present: Marie Johnson and Joely Swenson. Absent: Mike Grove. Also present: Secondary Principal Scott Dryer, Elementary Principal Paul Hemphill and Board Secretary Susan Headley. Media: Billie Shelton.


APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously.


APPOINT BOARD MEMBER: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to appoint Amber Van De Pol from Director District #3 to fill the seat vacated by Kempton Young until the end of the September 2015 term. Motion carried unanimously.


OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW BOARD MEMBER: Board Secretary Susan Headley administered the Oath of Office to Van De Pol and she accepted.


PERSONNEL: Resignations: Motion by Swenson, second by Van De Pol to approve resignation from Tech Director Lannie Schafroth effective May 8, 2014. Ayes: Swenson, Van De Pol and Johnston. Nay: Johnson. Motion carried. Motion by Swenson, second by Johnson to approve resignations from the following: Tami Schafroth, at-risk aide; Beth Heller, 7-12 science; Deb Mesecher, food service; and Jeanelle Buseman, varsity basketball cheer coach and jr hi volleyball. Motion carried unanimously. Hire: Motion by Swenson, second by Johnson to hire Kathy Thelke as full-time family & consumer science; Bianca Bell, 7-12 science; and Lance Keller, business. Motion carried unanimously. Volunteer: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to approve Kirk Haugland as volunteer boys golf coach. Motion carried unanimously. Transfers: Motion by Swenson, second by Johnson to approve transfer of Vickie Anderson from 7-12 special needs aide to elementary library aide and Tracy Krumm to full-time special needs aide. Motion carried unanimously.


APPROVE ISSUING CONTRACTS – TEACHER AND SUPPORT STAFF: Motion Swenson, second by Johnson to issue teacher and support staff contracts. Motion carried unanimously.


DISCUSS SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH: The Board held discussion on forming interview groups including community, parents, staff and administration. Appointed Paul Hemphill, Scott Dryer, Mike Billings and John Kinley to do initial screening of applications.


OTHER: None.


ADJOURN: Motion by Johnson, second by Swenson to adjourn at 6:41 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.



Will Johnston                                                                   Susan L. Headley

President, Board of Directors                                            Secretary, Board of Directors