School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District 2884

Wednesday May, 18, 2016


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Members present were: Bierl, Clarke, Hansen, Kelsey, Rogotzke and Stavnes. Member absent was Rasmussen. Others in attendance: Superintendent Olson, Lead Teacher Altermatt, Principal Goetstouwers, Doreen Kronback and Joe Dietl.


Chairman Rogotzke called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve the Agenda, April 18, 2016 Board Minutes, and Treasurer’s report as presented. 


Lead Teacher Altermatt reported the following: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund collected $87.00 from students paying $1.00 to wear a cap for a day; Sharon Furth’s fourth grade class won the Root Beer Float Party for collecting the most money for “Pennies for Patients”, the party will be May 20; Thursday, May 19 the seniors will do a walk through the Jeffers Building at 10:30 a.m. and visit with the classes for a short time; Target’s Take Care of Education’s last check was received in the amount of $100.00, they will have another program in the future; 30 students participated in the Dental Varnishing, this is offered in the fall and spring; Tuesday the Elementary students and staff will grill hot dogs and eat lunch together; There will be a short awards program on Wednesday morning, awards will be given for perfect attendance (two students), Blue AR ribbons, AR award if the student accomplished all 6 AR ribbons and Presidential Fitness Awards; Wednesday is a half day, lunch will be eaten at 10:15 and the students will be ready to leave on the buses at 11:00; Elementary concert was May 9th at 7:00 p.m.; Handwriting contest winners were presented with awards on Monday, May 16, RRC had two state winners, Rachel Joeng and Ella Erickson; Ella Erickson was also a National winner, we are very proud of her; Three TV stations, channels 4, 9 and 12 have covered the event; This says so much for the dedication of the elementary staff in their push for excellence; Sharon Furth won the opportunity to attend a Reading meeting in Boston this summer and Labels for Education will now continue under a new program, there are currently 11,000 points waiting to be used.


Principal Goetstouwers reported the following: Red Rock Central has been recognized as one of America’s Best Schools for the 8th year in a row, receiving a Bronze in 2015; MCA Science and Reading preliminary results show meeting goals; ACT tests administered at Our Savior’s Church to 28 out of 34 juniors; Advanced Placement Statistics exam was administered to 10 students; FFA update, Payton Vold received the prestigious award of MN FFA Star in Agri-Science, Soils team was 4th in State, Fish and Wildlife were 9th in State, Kegan Zimmermann was 3rd out of a group of six for his speech, FFA Banquet was held May 15, first time in nearly 15 years; Region 3A Art competition Superior winners were Morgan Mattison and Olivia Bittner, 3 other students received Excellent awards; Solo and Ensemble results were superiors for 44 out of 57 entries, best in site were Jeff Coners for his solo, Jeff Coners, Anya Mattison, Brandon

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VanMeveren and Jamie Derickson for mixed quartet and Honor voices; Blood Drive met their goal of 84 units, with 91 units collected; Students loved the Fifth Grade trip to Lake Carlos; Target Take Charge of Education donation of $300.00 was received; Upcoming Events, Last day for seniors is May 19, with a “Senior Walk” and commencement in Jeffers, Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 22, Senior Honor Banquet on May 23 and last day of school Kindergarten – Grade 11 is Wednesday, May 24.

Superintendent Olson reported the following: Long Term Facilities Maintenance projects for this year are Playground surfacing, fire alarm testing and maintenance, emergency lights/Exits lights, locker room repair, gym curtains, painting locker rooms and refinishing the floor, replacement of drinking fountains and playground fencing and parking lot gravel; Need to purchase a 10 passenger van to transport students, as one van is out of service this year and 2 go out next year; Someone has expressed interest in purchasing RRCNET; Local entity gave a $1000.00 donation to be used for tech expenses, using the money to replace computer monitors; Contracted with Nextiva for VOIP phone service to get enough lines for phone service to other parts of the building, total cost will be less than the service in the Jeffers building; District was approached to purchase the house across from the bus garage for $6,000.00; Fellowship of Christian Athletes have asked to start a local chapter, if meeting in the school they will need a staff supervisor; Checking into clear title of the building by the athletic field, will continue to pursue if the board is interested in the facility, possible location for a daycare and was elected to serve on the Region 3 Administrative Committee, good committee to keep informed of their activities and express our wishes at this level.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried to approve all claims for payment in the amount of $169,950.19.  Receipts were $914,148.42.


Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to approve the 2016-2017 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League. Roll call vote. Those in favor: Kelsey, Clarke, Hansen, Stavnes, Bierl and Rogotzke.  Those against: None. Member absent Rasmussen.  Motion carried.


No contract was received from Kinner and Company, the Districts auditor.  Approval of the auditor contract was tabled.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Hansen and unanimously carried, to approve the amended contract with Johnson Controls, 2016 -2017 quarterly payments of $18,462.65


Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to approve hiring Jessica Juncewski as Agriculture Education instructor and Sara Kramer as an Elementary Education instructor pending licensures.


Upon motion of Hansen, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried, to approve the amended SWWC Services contract to include Early Childhood Education Services.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve Principal Phil Goetstouwers’ two year contract.


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Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to approve the potential 34 seniors for graduation as presented by Principal Goetstouwers.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Hansen and unanimously carried, to approve Red Rock Central Elementary Local Literacy Plan as prepared by Shelia Ryker.


Other items discussed: June meeting to be held Monday, June 20; Moving plans and playground equipment installation and daily storage of buses for 2016 -2017 school year.


Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Hansen and unanimously carried, the Board went into closed session at 8:20 p.m. to discuss Support Staff negotiations.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to come out of closed session at 8:50 p.m.


Upon motion of Hansen, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to adjourn the meeting at                8:50 p.m.


The next regular monthly meeting will be held Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:00 P.M.




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Alan J.  Clarke, Clerk                                      Doreen Kronback, Reporter