School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District No. 2884

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the elementary school library in Jeffers on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.Members present were:Clarke, Derickson, Johnson, Kelsey, Rogotzke, Stavnes, and Westerman.Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, and Denise Clarke were also in attendance.

 

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

 

Principal Olsonís report is as follows:The drills for this year are complete.Baccalaureate and the Senior Honor Banquet went well.The fine arts evenings were well attended. Our arts people do a great job of preparing students and promoting their programs.Mrs. Redman had a fine showing at the Region Art Show in Westbrook.There is an entry that will advance to state.Mrs. Furthís FCCLA once again had a great year with many high ratings at the state level and national entrants as well.The student council fund raiser for the Peace Corps in Africa netted over $1,600.The walk-a-thon was a stroll in the rain, but evolved well into the water balloon fight.Our students received college credit in College English, Precalculus, AP Stats, and College Computer.

 

Upon motion of Rogotzke, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to approve a potential 30 members of the Senior Class for graduation.

 

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to discontinue the Districtís relationship with Westbrook-Walnut Grove in Wrestling at this time.

 

Upon motion of Clarke, and seconded by Johnson to approve the pairing of Red Rock Central and Wabasso for wrestling beginning the 2009-10 school year.Motion passes on a split vote.6-1.

 

Upon motion of Rogotzke, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as amended, the minutes of the April 20, 2009 meeting, and the treasurerís report.

 

Lead Teacher Rileyís report was distributed to the Board.The Integration Environmental Camp near Lake Carlos from April 20-May 1 was a very good experience for our 5th graders.On May 1st a representative from the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting company presented awards to 2 of our students who won the state contest at their grade level.On May 4th we had our annual spring concert featuring a patriot theme.After the concert parents were given the opportunity to see the art work of their children displayed in the hallways.NWEA testing for all students in grades K-5 began on May 11th and will continue through this week.The students are being tested in reading, language, and math.Kindergarten roundup was on April 27th.It is anticipated that there will be around 36 kindergarteners starting next fall.Kindergarten graduation will be May 29th which will also be their last day of school.Donated funds made it possible for all of our students to have at least one field trip this year.The teachers and students appreciate their generosity more than we can say.The 2008-09 school year went by quickly.Iím proud of our teachers, support staff, and students who faced all challenges this year and turned them into successes.We thank Dr. Brennan for his leadership and

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positive encouragement.We will be sad to see our art teacher, Mrs. Redman, retire at the end of this year and we thank her for her dedication and love of art which influenced our elementary students.

 

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $70,201.40.Receipts were $524,906.25.

 

Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to discontinue the cheerleading program.

 

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to hire the auditing firm of Kinner & Company to perform the school district audit for the 2008-2009 school year.

 

Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to renew membership in the Minnesota State High School League for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Johnson and unanimously carried, to proceed with the Jeffers building roofing project which is under 6,000 sq. ft. The District will stay with the Nohava Duro-Last roofing system.The cost of the project is projected to cost under $30,000 for an additional 20-23R value system.

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Upon motion of Rogotzke, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to approve requesting bids on a 65/71 passenger bus and to direct the Superintendent to propose the best possible financing within the next two months.

 

Discussion was held on Q Comp, Flexible Learning Year, Title I meeting, the new elementary math series, and the projected health insurance options and projected cost.

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 8:48 p.m.

 

 

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