School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District No. 2884

Monday, January 14, 2008


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the elementary school cafeteria in Jeffers on Monday, January 14, 2008.  Members present were:  Clarke, Derickson, Kelsey, Myers, Rogotzke, and Westerman.  Moldan was absent.  Superintendent Brennan, Joe Dietl, and Denise Clarke were also in attendance.


Chairman Derickson called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Superintendent Brennan called for nominations for Chairman.  Upon motion of Kelsey and seconded by Westerman, to have all current officers retain their positions for the upcoming year.  Chairman – Derickson; Vice Chairman – Moldan; Clerk – Clarke; Treasurer – Westerman.  Roll call vote was taken.  Voting yes:  Kelsey, Clarke, Derickson, Westerman, Myers, and Rogotzke.  Voting no:  None.  Moldan was absent.  Motion passed.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to have all board members retain the Committee assignments that they currently hold.

MSHSL – Myers

Legislative – Derickson

Negotiations and Personnel of Certified Staff – Clarke, Moldan, and Rogotzke; Derickson alternate

Negotiations and Personnel of Non-certified Staff – Clarke, Kelsey, and Rogotzke; Derickson alternate

Staff Development – Westerman; Kelsey alternate

System Accountability – Myers and Derickson; Westerman alternate

Redwood County Joint Powers Board – Moldan; Kelsey alternate

Tri-County Joint Powers Board – Westerman; Myers alternate

Community Education – Kelsey; Myers alternate

Finance Committee – Clarke, Myers, and Westerman

Technology Planning – Derickson

RRCNet – Clarke, Derickson, and Myers

Building Committee – Kelsey, Moldan, and Myers


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as amended, the minutes of the December 17, 2007 meeting, and the treasurer’s report.


Lead Teacher Riley’s report was distributed to the Board.  New tile flooring was installed in the copy machine area of the office over Christmas break.  On January 18th, we will have a lyceum by world champion rope-jumper Peter Nestler, which includes a message about a drug-free life.  The SMSU Field Coordinator has asked our teachers to fill out a survey indicating if they are interested in hosting one of their teacher candidates.  January 18th is the end of our second quarter.  The teachers will have a


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workday on January 21st, so there will be no school for students that day.  Report cards will be sent home with students on January 25th.


Principal Olson’s report was also distributed to the Board.  We will be having a foreign exchange student from Korea.  The end of the first semester is on Friday, with report cards being sent out next week.  There will be a faculty workday on Monday.  Current Student Council activities include:  Coat Drive, Share the Spirit, Snow Week which is February 4-9 with Coronation and Dance on Saturday, and a Food and Cash Drive for the area Food Shelves.  Our school was awarded $500 for submitting the most poems to be considered for publication in the “Pine Tree Poetry Collection.”  The One Act Play will be competing on January 26th, and will be presented to the student body a week from this Thursday.  Speech practice has started and will be in competition soon.  The winter sports teams are all putting together improved and competitive seasons.  The Systems Accountability Committee will meet this Thursday at 7 p.m. in Jeffers.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $64,847.22.  Receipts were $515,836.81.


Upon motion of Myers, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve the hiring of Kerri Zimmermann as assistant cook in the high school.


The Board discussed the possibility of selling the 5 acres of land east of the swimming pool to the Lamberton EDA.  Discussion will continue at a later date.


Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to approve the 2008-09 school calendar.


Discussion was held on the following items:  Summer school, school board compensation, beginning a foundation, and scheduling a goal setting workshop meeting.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 8:10 p.m.



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Alan J. Clarke, Clerk                                                  Denise Clarke, Recorder