School Board Minutes
Red Rock Central District No. 2884
Monday, March 16, 2009
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the elementary school library in Jeffers on Monday, March 16, 2009. Members present were: Clarke, Derickson, Johnson, Kelsey, Rogotzke, Stavnes, and Westerman. Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, Denise Clarke, and Joe Dietl were also in attendance.
Chairman Derickson called the meeting to order at 7:34 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as amended, the minutes of the February 17, 2009 meeting, and the treasurer’s report.
Principal Olson reported that the Student Council held their annual March food drive. $106.31 and 446 lbs. of food were collected. The 6th grade was the winning class. Mr. Kelsey, assisted by Ms. Zwaschka, is putting together the spring play which will be presented March 30 and 31. Next years’ scheduling process is starting to become more clear. About ½ of the class will be going on the class trip. They are heading to Colorado on a bus, trying to keep expenses down. The music department will be busy with Large Group contest tomorrow and the Jazz Festival next week. The faculty will have an in-service on Tobacco advertising and on state testing policy and practice. The winter sports season has wrapped up and the spring seasons will be starting. The FCCLA again sponsored the blood mobile and surpassed their goal. We had a lock down and the Redwood County Sheriff’s department brought the drug sniffing dogs into the school for a locker sweep. Nothing was discovered. We have distributed school brochures to Highwater Ethanol and the local real estate office. Thanks to Mrs. McGee for her work on this. We are still working on information for a Knowledge Bowl.
Lead Teacher Riley’s report was distributed to the Board. The 1st-4th graders attended our final integration day on March 6th. The 1st and 2nd graders headed for Wabasso where the theme was “Ocean Life.” The 5th grade teacher from Wabasso gave a presentation on SCUBA diving. Our 3rd and 4th graders went to Walnut Grove where they did activities and experiments about water. Our Q-Comp clusters continue to meet weekly to set up individual classroom goals as well as school-wide goals for math this school year. MCA tests for grades 3-5 will begin April 15. NWEA tests for all of the grades in Jeffers will begin in early May. This Friday is the end of the 3rd quarter. Report cards will be sent home with the students on March 27th. The teachers will be having a workshop on March 24th. One of the things we plan to do is make a decision as to which math series we want to adopt for the 2009-10 school year.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Johnson and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $166,805.31. Receipts were $493,384.66.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried, to approve the non-renewal of the probationary contract of Jodi Smith at the end of this school year.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to approve the two 2009-2010 school calendars as presented. One calendar starts before Labor Day and the other after Labor Day.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to approve the proposed budget for the Southwest Integration Collaberative as presented.
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Upon motion of Rogotzke, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried, to approve the bid of $32,185 for plumbing in the Lamberton building as submitted by Lamberton Heating & Plumbing.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Johnson and unanimously carried, to approve the hiring of Clayton Hubert as K-12 Art teacher for the 2009-2010 school year.
Chairman Derickson excused herself from the Chairmanship and Vice Chairman Kelsey assumed the Chairmanship for the following vote:
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to approve the hiring of Paula Derickson as part time science teacher for the 2009-2010 school year.
Derickson resumed the Chairmanship after the above motion. It was further discussed that Paula Derickson, because of her position next year, will resign as a school board member prior to the start of next school year.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to acknowledge and accept the RRC Education Association as the sole agent for the local teachers during this negotiation period.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to honor the request for an expenditure of $2,497.81 plus the use of one school bus and driver to help support the FCCLA members attending the State STAR event competition and convention.
Upon motion of Rogotzke, seconded by Johnson and unanimously carried, to approve Brett Bartholomaus as Assistant Softball Coach for the 2008-09 school year.
Board agreed to have the Chairman sign Superintendent Brennan’s
“Letter of Understanding” which was acted upon at the January 2009 meeting.
The Board discussed Instant Messaging and Bulk emailing as ways to inform parents of emergency school closings, etc.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to go into closed session to discuss a personnel issue at 8:52 p.m.
The Board returned to the regular meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 9:00 p.m.
Alan J. Clarke, Clerk Denise Clarke, Recorder