School Board Minutes
Red Rock Central District No. 2884
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the elementary school library in Jeffers on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Members present were: Bierl, Clarke, Johnson, Kelsey, Rogotzke, Stavnes, and Westerman. Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, Lead Teacher Riley, Gerald Dammann, Odetta Manthei, Denise Clarke, and Joe Dietl were also in attendance.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Temporary Chairman Brennan called for nominations for Chairman. Stavnes nominated Kelsey, seconded by Westerman. Clarke nominated Rogotzke, seconded by Bierl. A written ballot vote was taken. Kelsey – 4 votes; Rogotzke – 3 votes. Kelsey Chairman for 2010.
Chairman Kelsey called for nominations for Vice Chairman. Clarke nominated Rogotzke, seconded by Johnson. Stavnes made a motion that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Rogotzke as Vice Chairman, seconded by Westerman. Motion carried.
Chairman Kelsey called for nominations for Clerk. Rogotzke nominated Clarke, seconded by Westerman. Stavnes made a motion that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Clarke as Clerk, seconded by Rogotzke. Motion carried.
Chairman Kelsey called for nominations for Treasurer. Clarke nominated Westerman, seconded by Rogotzke. Stavnes made a motion that nominations cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for Westerman as Treasurer, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried.
Upon motion of Johnson, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to appoint the following Committee members:
MSHSL – Stavnes; Johnson alternate
Legislative – Kelsey; Johnson alternate
Negotiations and Personnel of Certified Staff – Clarke, Johnson, and Rogotzke; Stavnes alternate
Negotiations and Personnel of Non-Certified Staff – Clarke, Kelsey, and Westerman; Johnson alternate
Staff Development – Westerman; Kelsey alternate
Systems Accountability – Westerman and Rogotzke; Kelsey alternate
Redwood County Joint Powers Board – Kelsey; Stavnes alternate
Tri-County Joint Powers Board – Westerman; Johnson alternate
Community Education – Bierl; Rogotzke alternate
Finance Committee – Clarke, Rogotzke, and Westerman
Technology Planning – Rogotzke
RRCNet – Clarke, Johnson, and Rogotzke
Building Committee – Kelsey, Clarke, and Stavnes
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as amended, the minutes of the December 21, 2009 meeting, and the treasurer’s report.
Lead Teacher Riley presented the following report: On January 6th the H1N1 booster was given to those students who are 9 years old or under. January 11-15 we gave our students the winter NWEA tests in reading, language, and math. The SW State Univ. Field Coordinator has asked our teachers to fill out a survey to show if they have any interest in hosting one of their teacher candidates. These candidates may just observe the classroom teacher, teach a couple of lessons, or even student teach for a number of weeks in the classroom. These experiences would take
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place in the spring or fall of 2010. Those of us who have participated in the past have found this experience a positive one for the teacher candidates, the classroom teacher, and our students. January 15th was Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, so many of the classrooms taught lessons on how he contributed to the civil rights and equality in our country. January 22nd is the end of the second quarter. There will be no school on January 25th for our students because the teachers will be having a workday. Report cards will be sent home with our students January 29th.
Principal Olson reported the following: The 6-7-8 Winter Concert was held on Monday evening even in the foggy weather. The students and teachers did an excellent job in this event. The One-Act Play is called “Conflict,” a comedy on how we as readers and movie goers need conflict in these stories to make them interesting. Family and friends are invited to an informal dress rehearsal which will be held January 27th at 4:00 p.m. in the RRC auditorium. Mrs. Larson said she has about 15 participants in the Knowledge Bowl. They have traveled to a couple of events and have finished in the middle of the pack or higher in these contests. Second Semester scheduling is finalized and I have begun peeking at next years’ possibilities. The Student Council will meet this week to discuss such things as Snow Week and fundraising for Haitian relief. The First Semester will come to an end on Friday and staff will have Monday to figure grades and to prepare for Second Semester.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Johnson and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $82,164.04. Receipts were $630,195.80.
Upon motion of Rogotzke, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to approve the 2010-11 school calendar as presented.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to reverse the deferred compensation and pay off the third year of the Superintendent’s contract.
Discussion was held regarding: “Race to the Top” federal grant, possible referendum in the future, open enrollment, and the Superintendent’s evaluation.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.
Alan J. Clarke, Clerk Denise Clarke, Recorder