School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District No. 2884

Monday, March 19, 2007


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, March 19, 2007.  Members present were:  Clarke, Derickson, Kelsey, Moldan, Myers, Rogotzke, and Westerman.  Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, Lead Teacher Riley, Deb Altermatt, Jan Benedict, Leonard Runck, Joe Dietl, and Denise Clarke were also in attendance.


Chairman Derickson called the meeting to order at 8:20 p.m.


Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda, the minutes of the February 12, 2007 meeting, and the treasurer’s report.


Board Member Moldan reported on the Redwood County Collaberative Joint Powers Board meeting that he attended last week. 


Principal Olson reported the following:  Preliminary scheduling for next year is under way.  We are waiting for JMC to move up the building so I can enter students into their choices.  Mr. Kedl and I attended an Advanced Placement workshop a week ago to implement AP classes.  The Student Council sponsored a Pennies for Patients drive to raise money for Leukemia research and raised over $600.00.  We currently have a food drive going which will be ending this week.  The music concerts took place tonight, large group contests will be tomorrow, and the Jazz Festival will take place next Tuesday.  I have 8 of 31 observations left to do.  The workshop for teaching staff will be next Tuesday.  We will have a presentation on Smart Boards, use of NWEA Data, and have inter-building meetings.  I would like to thank Ron and Jeanne Kelsey for their contribution to the Fitness Center.


Lead Teacher Riley’s report is as follows:  In late February our 1st – 6th graders entered the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest.  One student from each grade level was chosen to compete at the state level.  Dr. Seuss’s birthday was on March 2nd, but because of the snow day, we celebrated on March 5th by having green eggs and ham for lunch.  Each classroom read Dr. Seuss books and did other various activities based on his books.  March 21st is our last Integration Day for this year.  The second grade will be hosting at the Jeffers site.  We are expecting 211 second graders.  On March 8th Meridith Flaig and I went to Walnut Grove for a ˝ day to meet with other representatives from our integration collaborative schools and their superintendents.  We discussed the pros and cons of our first year in the program and possible changes for the 2007-08 school year.  It was stressed that the teachers from each site did an excellent job of organizing and hosting integration days that were memorable for our students.  March 23rd is the end of the third quarter.  Teachers will be having a workshop day on March 27th due to the Jazz Festival.  Report cards will be sent home with the elementary students on March 30th.  We need just 2 more fire drills at the Jeffers site.  We will also be having a tornado drill and lock-down drills before the end of the school year.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $165,028.04.  Receipts were $399,964.68.


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Upon motion of Myers, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to approve the 2007-2008 school calendar as presented.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to accept the Superintendent’s contract as presented.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried to approve an expenditure of $1,265.56 plus the bus ride to the Cities to help support the FCCLA members attending the State STAR Event competition and convention, and also to commend Mrs. Deb Furth and her FCCLA students on the great job they do.


Upon motion of Moldan, 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 Westerman, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried, to authorize to proceed in the CBEP (Community Based Energy Plan) developed by Johnson Controls regarding the wind energy project.


The following was discussed:  Superintendent Brennan’s MASA Administrator of Excellence Award, open-enrollment, donations for music shells, Falcon Student of the Week awards, and the Lincoln Continental that is for sale.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 9:00 p.m.



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Alan J. Clarke, Clerk                                                  Denise Clarke, Recorder