School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District No. 2884

Monday, April 19, 2010


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, April 19, 2010.  Members present were:  Bierl, Clarke, Johnson, Kelsey, Rogotzke, and Stavnes.  Westerman was absent.  Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, Lead Teacher Riley, Sue Olson, Denise Clarke, and Joe Dietl were also in attendance.


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


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Upon motion of Clarke and seconded by Johnson, to approve the agenda, the minutes of the March 15, 2010 meeting, and the treasurer’s report.  Voting yes:  6.  Voting no:  None.  Absent:  1.  Motion carried.


Board Member Rogotzke reported that he attended the System Accountability meeting in Jeffers on April 13th.  Items discussed included:  Testing, Q-Comp, and a possible referendum.


Principal Olson reported the following:  The Class Trip went very well.  A special thanks to Betsy and Larry Hubert for their leadership on this trip.  We finished up the drills today.  Thursday is statewide tornado drill day which begins at 1:45.  Next year’s schedule is nearly in place.  It looks as though we will be able to add back a physics section this year, along with an AP geography.  The “Save a Life” program at Mountain Lake was a great way to get students to realize the responsibilities they have when they drive a motor vehicle.  The FCCLA had one person advance to the Nationals and a state officer elected at the convention last week.  The FFA will be competing in their state contests on Monday.  Testing is ongoing this week for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade in math.  The upper classes are finished with their tests, except for the 8th and 10th grade science test.  Prom went very well, and we should take time to thank the After Prom committee for their efforts to provide a healthy and fun environment.  This is one evening where we can continue to provide something for our kids to do.  Student Council Food Drive items were taken to Wabasso this year.    We look forward to a busy May with the Honor Banquet, Baccalaureate, and Commencement.  We also have some spring concerts in May.  A couple of seniors are still a concern for graduation.  It depends on grades that are forthcoming this semester.  I have a list of names compiled and I will be sending letters to these people inviting them to become a part of the System Accountability Committee.


Lead Teacher Riley reported the following:  The 3rd-5th graders took the MCAII’s tests on April 13th and 14th of last week and will also be taking them on April 20th and 21st of this


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week.  While they were taking the MCAII’s, the Kindergarten through 2nd graders were taking the NWEA’s in the computer lab.  Starting April 26th, the 3rd-5th graders will be taking

the NWEA’s and those tests should be completed by May 6th.  Then on May 12th only the 5th graders take the MCAII science test.  Those tests are done in the computer lab rather than with paper and pencil like the rest of the MCAII’s.  The statewide tornado drill will be this Thursday at 1:45 p.m.  Our students will be informed of the procedure their classroom should follow by each classroom teacher.  All lockdowns and fire drills have been completed at the Jeffers site.  We will practice our annual evacuation sometime in May.  Our 1st and 2nd graders will be going to New Ulm this Friday for an integration field trip.  We will be meeting at the Vogel Arena to do activities with the other students in our collaborative, centered around Aesop’s Fables.  Then we’ll be going to the Martin Luther College to see a play entitled, “Aesop’s {Oh So Slightly} Updated Fables.”  Our spring concert will be on May 3rd, Kindergarten Round-Up on the evening of May 10th, and Kindergarten graduation will be held on May 28th.  The theme for the Kindergarten graduation this year will be cowboys and cowgirls.  The students and teachers will be working hard to get ready for all of these special spring events.


Upon motion of Clarke and seconded by Stavnes, to pay claims in the amount of $54,404.82.  Receipts were $497,687.47.  Voting yes:  6.  Voting no: None.  Absent:  1.  Motion carried.


Upon motion of Rogotzke and seconded by Bierl, to accept the resignations of Rosie Schultz, as part-time custodian at the Jeffers building and Bonnie Nielsen preschool ECFE, and to thank them for their years of service to the district.  Voting yes:  6.  Voting no:  None.  Absent:  1.  Motion carried.


Upon motion of Rogotzke and seconded by Bierl, to set fees for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years as follows and to add the Senior Citizen discounted price for people 55 and over:

ADMISSIONS:                                                    2010-11                                2011-12

                Adults                                                   $6.00                                     $6.00

                Students                                              $4.00                                     $4.00


                Adult                                                     $50.00                                   $55.00

                Grades 7-12                                        $25.00                                   $30.00

                Grades K-6                                          $20.00                                   $20.00

                Family Max.                                        $125.00                 $135.00

                Senior Citizen 55+                            $25.00                                   $30.00


Grades 7-8                                          $20.00                                   $20.00

                Grades 9-12 (1st)                               $35.00                                   $40.00

                Grades 9-12 (2nd)                              $25.00                                   $30.00

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Grades 9-12 (3rd)                              $20.00                                   $25.00

                Family Max.                                        $120.00                 $140.0                                  


                Per Activity                                         $20.00                                   $20.00


                Grades 7-12                                        $55.00                                   $60.00

                Grades 7-12 percussion                 $30.00                                   $30.00

                Elementary                                         $30.00                                   $35.00

                Elementary percussion                  $20.00                                   $20.00

Voting yes:  5.  Voting no: 1.  Absent:  1.  Motion carried.

A motion was made by Stavnes to amend the Family Max.  The motion was not seconded and thereby failed.


A brief discussion was held about a possible referendum.


Upon motion of Rogotzke and seconded by Johnson to go into closed session at 8:08 p.m. to discuss the Superintendent’s evaluation.  Voting yes:  6.  Voting no:  None.  Absent:  1.  Motion carried.


Upon motion of Clarke and seconded by Rogotzke, to come out of closed session at 9:25 p.m.  Voting yes:  6.  Voting no:  None.  Absent:  1.  Motion carried.


Upon motion of Clarke and seconded by Stavnes, to adjourn at 9:28 p.m.  Voting yes:  6.  Voting no:  None.  Absent:  1.  Motion carried.



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Alan J. Clarke, Clerk                                                         Denise Clarke, Recorder