Board of Education of the Hot Springs District No. 23-2
President Bob Preuss called a Special Board Meeting of the Hot Springs School Board to order at 6:33 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Administrative Conference Room with the following members present: Zac Bell, Ryan Walz, Niki Shaw, Petra Wilson, and Mark Walton. Members Absent: Stokes. Others present: Superintendent Kevin Coles, Business Manager Dennis Fischer, HR/Payroll Wendy Bilbruck, Koreen Hammel, Brett Nachtigall.
All actions recorded in these minutes were by unanimous vote unless otherwise stated.
20.177 Approval of Agenda - Motion by Bell, seconded by Wilson to approve the agenda. Motion carried 6/0.
20.178 Public Participation – None
20.179 Conflicts Disclosure – None.
20.180 Shaw made motion, Bell seconded to authorize the administration to continue to pay all staff their regularly scheduled days or hours during SY19-20 due to COVID-19 related closures and not require the use of any other leave during this time and retroactive to the week of March 16-20, 2020 and to adjust time or benefits for those that worked during that week. Motion carried 6/0.
20.181 Shaw made motion, Walz seconded to approve that the administration create a plan for alternative learning for students for submission to the state that may make it possible to waive calendar requirements by the State of South Dakota. Motion carried 6/0.
20.182 Board Remarks: The entire board discussed the overall plan to address COVID-19 issues and concerns including student academics, activities and athletics, safety of buildings and grounds, and communication of these school plans.
20.183 Adjournment: Motion by Wilson, seconded by Walton to adjourn. Motion carried 6/0 7:22 p.m.
Dennis Fischer, Business Manager
Robert Preuss School Board President
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Published: April 30, 2020