School Board Minutes
Red Rock Central District No. 2884
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Members present were: Bierl, Clarke, Erickson, Kelsey, Rasmussen, Rogotzke and Stavnes. Superintendent Olson, Principal Goetstouwers, Lead Teacher Altermatt, Doreen Kronback, and Joe Dietl were also in attendance.
Chairman Rogotzke called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve the meeting Agenda, the April 22, 2014 Board Minutes and the Treasurer’s Report as presented.
Board Member Kelsey reported that companies have been contacted for quotes for a sound system in the Auditorium. The committee has been working with the Music and Drama departments concerning the sound system.
Lead Teacher Altermatt reported the following: Staff changes for 2014-2015; Kindergarten: Paplow and Hewitt, First Grade: Sorensen and Moll, Second Grade: Benedict, Third Grade: Flaig and Maras half time for core subjects, and Fourth Grade: Furth and Smith; Thompson will be AM in Lamberton and PM Jeffers and Maras half time Integration and Achievement Specialist; May 22, 2014 the fourth grade will visit the Lamberton building; New family in school; Testing is completed for NWEAs, no scores yet; Ryker has completed DIBLES for K-2nd and MCA’s are also completed; Student Council has 22,000pts from the Labels for Education to purchase playground equipment and supplies; Elementary Fall Open House will be held August 28, 2014, 3:30 -5:30pm; Librarian purchased new books at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale; Classroom Schedule for 2014-2015 has been completed; Title programs of Summer Bridge activity workbooks and Reading Log programs have been set up to reward the students with a prize for completed books and logs next fall.
Principal Goetstouwers reported the following: Spanish Teacher applicant declined position, will go with Online Spanish with Edmentum option; FFA had 5 teams compete at State Convention, Poultry team placed 2nd, Dylan Piotter 2nd, Soils team placed 2nd, Carter Engen 2nd, and Thomas Blomgren 4th, General Livestock team 12th, Fish and Wildlife team 15th and Dairy Products team 22nd; Upon special request the NAEP Science test was administered to grade 12; Six students took the AP Statistics college credit test , results will be available in July; Tenth grade went to see “Diary of Anne Frank”; Fifth grade attended Environment Camp on Lake Carlos; FCCLA sponsored a Blood Drive; Baccalaureate will be held Sunday, May 18 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church; Honor Banquet was held, 19 students received $27,475 in local scholarships and 6 students received $207,000 in college offered scholarships; 2014-2015 Master Schedule is complete, students will be registering next week; Will attend ALC graduation ceremony; Students will be sent to all four communities for Clean up day May 27, 1:00 – 3:00; 31 seniors have completed the requirements for graduation.
Superintendent Olson reported the following: FCCLA advisor currently pays her expenses for National trip, recommends expense are paid by the district as is customary for other advisors; Jeffers bus garage clean up and building removal project; Benches in front and back of school have been repaired by the AG Class and reinstalled; Attending Budget Workshops, budget is near being balanced, 2014-2015 Budget will be presented in June; District received a $3000.00 Memorial from the John Brennan Family; Poll students and parents concerning the changing of future graduation date; Lamberton Kitchen has been inspected and needs stainless steel counters, waiting on bids; Elevator Company contacted has recommended the elevator to access the second and third floors be installed on the outside of the building; Discussion of the need to send letters to potential new families and open enrolled families of the District; Request by the office staff and janitors to change summer hours to 4 days a week for 10 hours: Bus 89 has been sold and 96 will be scrapped; $3000.00 Ag Star Grant was received for the FAB Lab.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to approve all claims for payment in the amount of $108,640.00. Receipts were $452, 325.37 and investments are $562,903.34.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Erickson and unanimously carried, to pass a resolution to join the MSHSL for 2014-2015 school year.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to approve the 2014- 2015 Integration and Achievement Program as presented.
Upon motion of Erickson, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to accept the insurance bid with the local Wanda State Agency.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to accept the quote from Athletic Facility Enterprises for $9417.00 to repair the Basket Retraction System in the Gym.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Erickson and unanimously carried, to approve hiring the following Non Certified Staff: Amber Thomas, Jeffers Head Cook; Gale Swenson, Jeffers Assistant Cook and Linda Meier, Route Bus Driver.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to approve hiring English Teacher Dianna Zarrett.
District Auditors were discussed; no action was taken at this time.
Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to approve the 31 seniors presented by the Principal for graduation.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve repairs to the bus garage up to $25,000 for replacement of the cement and roof.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to approve hiring Jennifer Eberhard as the Summer Band Instructor.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Erickson and unanimously carried, to go into closed session at 8:43 p.m. to review the Non-Certified Contract Negotiations.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to come out of closed session at 9:02 p.m.
The next board meeting will be held June 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to at adjourn at 9:02 p.m.
Alan J. Clarke, Clerk Doreen Kronback, Recorder