School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District No. 2884

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the elementary school library in Jeffers on Tuesday, January 16, 2007.  Members present were:  Clarke, Derickson, Kelsey, Moldan, Myers, Rogotzke, and Westerman.  Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, Gerald Dammann, Joe Dietl, and Denise Clarke were also in attendance.


Temporary Chairman Brennan called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


The Oath of Office was read by newly elected board members Clarke, Kelsey, Rogotzke, and Westerman.


Temporary Chairman Brennan called for nominations for Chairman.  Clarke nominated Derickson, seconded by Myers.  Moldan made a motion that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Derickson as Chairman.  Motion carried.


Chairman Derickson called for nominations for Vice Chairman.  Clarke nominated Moldan, seconded by Myers.  Kelsey made a motion that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Moldan as Vice Chairman.  Motion carried.


Moldan nominated Clarke for Clerk, seconded by Myers.  Kelsey made a motion that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Clarke as Clerk.  Motion carried.


Clarke nominated Westerman for Treasurer, seconded by Myers.  Clarke made a motion that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Westerman as Treasurer.  Motion carried.


Chairman Derickson appointed the following committee members:

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




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Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as amended, the minutes of the December 18, 2006 Truth in Taxation meeting, the minutes of the December 18, 2006 regular meeting, and the treasurer’s report.


Principal Olson reported that we have approximately 80 members of our Fitness Center.  We would like to add some more aerobic equipment and have priced treadmills and elliptical machines.  We have another foreign exchange student.  Our paras were given certificates today in honor of Paraprofessional Week.  The school trailer is complete.  We will have an in-service in both buildings on Monday regarding Emergency Preparedness and the psychological impact these disasters have on kids.  The 6-8 grade music concert was held on January 15th.  The end of the first semester is January 19th.  Grades will be out next week.  Eight computers and various other pieces of equipment were donated from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Runck has been working with Adam Tores with the State Department on securing these donations.


Lead Teacher Riley’s report was distributed to the Board.  Due to the cancellation of school the 2 days before Christmas break, we all came back to presents under our classroom trees.  The teachers made the time for their students to open their presents and enjoy a little Christmas together.  On January 10th, Jonathon Bryce, an illusionist, came to our school to give our students a program.  Our students truly enjoyed this program which was sponsored by Dakota Assemblies.  On January 17th our students will once again participate in Integration Day.  Kindergarten will be hosting at the Jeffers site.  The SMSU Field Coordinator has asked our teachers to fill out a survey.  This survey will indicate whether or not any of our staff is interested in hosting one of their teacher candidates.  These field experiences would take place in the spring of 2007.  This program always proves to be a learning experience for both the student and mentor teachers.  January 19th is the end of our second quarter.  We will be having a teacher workday on January 22nd, so there will be no school for our students that day.  Our elementary students will be taking their report cards home on January 26th.


Superintendent Brennan handed out a sample of a community meeting invitation for the Board to review.


Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Westerman and unanimously approved, to pay claims in the amount of $57,627.38.  Receipts were $546,855.85.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously approved, to accept the resignation of Chris Brandt as assistant wrestling coach and to thank him for his service to the district.


Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Westerman and unanimously approved, to hire Pat Schroepfer as interim assistant wrestling coach.


Discussion was held regarding the MSBA Negotiation Seminar on January 30th, our Novell server, annual bill to the City for the swimming pool, and literature received about beverages in schools.



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



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Alan J. Clarke, Clerk                                                  Denise Clarke, Recorder