School Board Minutes
Red Rock Central District No. 2884
regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held
in the elementary school library in Jeffers on
Chairman Derickson called the meeting to order at
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve the
agenda as amended, the minutes of the
Lead Teacher Riley’s report was distributed to the Board: The MCA II’s, NWEA’s, and DIEBLS tests were all completed by May 10th. On April 23rd Jan Benedict and Stacy Warner held a Family Fun Night for students in Title I, Kids First, and Early Risers programs at which 47 attended. Our annual spring concert was held April 30th. Kindergarten Roundup was on May 1st with 12 families not attending. So far we are expecting 41 kindergarteners in the fall. Kindergarten graduation will be May 25th at with a Hawaiian theme. There will be 38 graduates this year. We’ve completed our fire drills, lockdowns, and tornado drills for this year. The only thing left to do is an all-school evacuation. This school year has gone by quickly. The new Q Comp program and the Integration Collaborative for the elementary staff and students gave us new challenges and insights. I’m very proud of our teachers, support staff, and students who faced these challenges and turned them into a success. We are fortunate to have a positive administration who encourages and tells us we can do it – therefore “WE DID IT!”
Principal Olson’s report reads as follows: Security drills were conducted very successfully. Ben (Lamberton PD) was invited to be at school for these drills and he appreciated knowing what it is that we do in these events. The Arianne Rise Benefit netted over $8,000. The System Accountability Meeting was held. Reports were heard from Mrs. Furth – FCCLA, Ms. Anderson – Testing, Mrs. Riley – Elementary Report, and Mr. Olson – future publications of the report. Other items included in Mr. Olson’s report were Home School Policy for RRC Credits, Auto Shop information, and Textbook inventory as requested by the Board.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to approve a potential of 35 members of the Senior Class for graduation.
Board Member Westerman reported on the Tri-County Joint Powers Board meeting she attended this month.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $169,292.62. Receipts were $515,555.48.
Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to renew membership in the Minnesota State High School League for the 2007-2008 school year.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Moldan and unanimously carried, to accept the resignation of Bonnie Nielsen as Director of ECFE and School Readiness and to thank her for her work over the years.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to approve the hiring of the following:
Brett Bartholomaus to Full-Time Health/Phy Ed Teacher
Kellie Dunn as Part-Time History Teacher
Ed Erickson as
Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to approve the proposed budget for the Southwest Integration Collaberative as presented.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to approve the purchase of the 2008 model Thomas 65 passenger school bus for $70,550.00 plus $4,670.25 taxes, registration, license, and administrative fees. Financing will be with First Security Bank at 5% for 2 years.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to direct the Superintendent to purchase a 2006 Ford Free Star van from Doug’s Auto for $4,700, and proceed to solicit bids for the necessary body work repairs.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to accept, as a first reading, the proposed policy changes to the Student Handbook.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to hire the auditing firm of Nester and Nester of Wabasso to perform the school district audit for the 2006-2007 school year.
Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to accept the quote for school insurance from Continental Western Insurance Company through the Graff Agency in Lamberton.
A Building Committee has been set up to include Board Members Kelsey, Moldan, and Myers.
Discussion was held on Health Insurance Options, Q Comp, Mileage, Negotiations, GATSB 45, Extra Curricular Bus Driving, and the sink hole in the alley behind the high school building.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to adjourn at
Alan J. Clarke, Clerk Denise Clarke, Recorder