School Board Minutes
Red Rock Central District No. 2884
Monday, April 21, 2008
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, April 21, 2008. Members present were: Clarke, Derickson, Kelsey, Moldan, Myers, Rogotzke, and Westerman. Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, Mayor Craig Wetter, Steve Krinke, Joe Dietl, and Denise Clarke were also in attendance.
Chairman Derickson called the meeting to order at 7:31 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as amended, the minutes of the March 17, 2008 meeting and the treasurer’s report.
Principal Olson gave the following report: The Class Trip to
Lead Teacher Riley’s report was distributed to the
Board: The MCA and NWEA tests are
underway. We had 2 State winners for the
Zaner-Bloser Handwriting contest – Safron Milne in 2nd grade and Brakken Bierl in 4th
Milne also won at the National level.
Now her handwriting will be judged in the Grand National Contest where
there is only one winner for grades 1-8.
Our 2nd graders saw a play at
Mayor Wetter spoke on behalf of the Lamberton EDA. They are looking for property to expand residential areas in Lamberton. The Lamberton EDA proposes that the Board contemplate the sale of the 5 acres of land discussed previously to the EDA. The land should be able to hold 6-8 lots. Chairman Derickson thanked Mayor Wetter and Steve Krinke for their presentation, and the Board will take their request under advisement. Mayor Wetter thanked the Board for their time.
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Board Member Westerman attended a meeting of the Tri-County Joint Powers Board in Windom. Their programs are full and they are requesting some administrative help.
Chairman Derickson attended the Phase IV training in St. Peter. The main focus was on Community Engagement.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $101,136.82. Receipts were $496,185.87.
Upon motion of Myers, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to accept the resignation due to retirement of Ms. Arlyce Anderson as school counselor and of Mr. Chris Fuecker as English teacher and to thank them for their time and service to the district and wish them well in their future endeavors.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Moldan and passed on a split vote, to accept, as a first reading, the proposed policy changes to the Student Handbook regarding Acceptable Internet Use and Graduation Policy.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to approve the hiring of Mary Hewitt as a Kindergarten teacher in Jeffers Elementary.
Discussion was held regarding cutting the Spring Play. The Board did not come to a decision at this time.
Upon motion of Rogotzke,
seconded by Kelsey and voted on by a show of hands, to transfer the Elementary
Account to the
Superintendent Brennan informed the Board that Q Comp was approved for next year. Board Member Myers thanked Dr. Brennan and the staff for their continued efforts with Q Comp. The Thank You note from the FCCLA and Mrs. Furth was presented for the Board to see. Wind Energy was briefly discussed. Board Member Kelsey commented that Principal Olson’s interview in the Citizen was very positive for RRC.
Upon motion of Westerman, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to go into closed session at 8:59 p.m. to discuss personnel and real estate issues, and to invite Superintendent Brennan and Principal Olson to join them.
The Board came out of closed session at 9:32 p.m.
Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 9:32 p.m.
Alan J. Clarke, Clerk Denise Clarke, Recorder