School Board Minutes
Red Rock Central District No. 2884
Monday, August 15, 2016
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, August 15, 2016. Members present were: Bierl, Clarke, Hansen, Rasmussen, and Rogotzke. Members absent: Kelsey and Stavnes. Superintendent Olson and Bruce Grant were also in attendance.
Chairman Rogotzke called the meeting to order at 7:12 p.m after a brief walk-through of the Lamberton building.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Upon motion of Hansen, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to approve the meeting Agenda, the July 21, 2016 Board Minutes, and the Treasurer’s Report as presented.
Superintendent Olson reported the following: The Band was invited to play at the MMEA Convention! Mrs. Frasher was ecstatic about this honor. I am currently looking at purchasing a van since we had 2 go out of service last year. I will try to trade the blue Chevy Venture on something that can haul 9 students plus the driver. These work well as the driver needs only van training to drive them and they can transport many students. I applied for and we did receive the pre-school award. That total amount was $103,832.97 including aid and levy. Part of that award is contingent on the fact that we are paying our certified Pre-K teacher on teacher level salary. We will need to negotiate with Mrs. Wacker and the Education Association on the movement to salary schedule. Keep in mind we still get the Pathway Money. My understanding is this money shows up in Gen Ed aid and can be spent as all Gen Ed except for some compensatory dollars which must be spend in the Pre-K area. All in all, it is a great deal for the district. We will change how the charges for Pre-K are administered for our patrons. We are planning a bus driver/van driver meeting this week. We have been fine tuning these routes in the last month. With the Jeffers building still being ours, we will have that as one of the pick up points. An aid will be at the building to supervise and let them in when necessary. She will then ride the bus when she can to Lamberton. Works well for us all. There will be other pick up points in Jeffers as well. There will be some van routes back to the south end for Pre-K students that need this in the middle of the day, as well as some morning pick ups. I have a signed contract back from the Duroe family for use of the gym for an auction. The building and playground are pretty much ready for school to start. Need to get Jeffers ready for the winter yet. There have been discussions with 2 different companies that are interested in RRCNET.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to approve all claims for payment in the amount of $141,975.44. Receipts were $364,897.12.
RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
AND CALLING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL ELECTION
Member Clarke introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption:
BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Independent School District No. 2884, State of Minnesota as follows:
It is necessary for the school district to hold its general election for the purpose of electing four (4) school board members for terms of four (4) years each.
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The clerk shall include on the ballot the names of the individuals who file or have filed affidavits of candidacy during the period established for filing such affidavits, as though they had been included by name in this resolution. The clerk shall not include on the ballot the names of individuals who file timely affidavits of withdrawal in the manner specified by law.
The general election is hereby called and elected to be held in conjunction with the state general election on Tuesday, the 8th day of November, 2016.
Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 205A.11, the precincts and polling places for this general election are those polling places and precincts or parts of precincts located within the boundaries of the school district and which have been established by the cities or towns located in whole or in part within the school district. The voting hours at those polling places shall be the same as for the state general election.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause written notice of said general election to be provided to the county auditor of each county in which the school district is located, in whole or in part, at least seventy-four (74) days before the date of said election. The notice shall include the date of said general election and the office or offices to be voted on at said general election. Any notice given prior to the date of the adoption of this resolution is ratified and confirmed in all respects.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said general election to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least ten (10) days before the date of said general election.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sample ballot to be posted at the administrative offices of the school district at least four (4) days before the date of said general election.
The clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice of said general election to be published in the official newspaper of the school district for two (2) consecutive weeks with the last publication being at least one (1) week before the date of said election.
The notice of election so posted and published shall state the offices to be filled.
The clerk is authorized and directed to acquire and distribute such election materials as may be necessary for the proper conduct of this election, and generally to cooperate with election authorities conducting other elections on that date. The clerk and members of the administration are authorized and directed to take such actions as may be necessary to coordinate this election with those other elections, including entering into agreements or understandings with appropriate election officials regarding preparation and distribution of ballots, election administration and cost sharing.
The clerk is further authorized and directed to cause or to cooperate with the proper election officials to cause ballots to be prepared for use at said election.
The following individuals have filed affidavits of candidacy for said election during the period established for filing such affidavits:
Precinct 1 – 4 year term: Chad Stavnes
Precinct 2 – 4 year term:
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Precinct 3 – 4 year term: Alex Pankonin
At Large – 4 year term: Ronald Kelsey
The individuals designated as judges for the state general election shall act as election judges for this election at the various polling places and shall conduct said election in the manner described by law. The election judges shall act as clerks of election, count the ballots cast and submit them to the school board for canvass in the manner provided for other school district elections. The general election must be canvassed between the third and tenth day following the general election.
The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Hansen and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Bierl, Clarke, Hansen, Rasmussen and Rogotzke;
and the following voted against the same: none;
Kelsey and Stavnes were absent;
Whereupon said resolution having received the affirmative votes of two-thirds of the members, was declared duly passed and adopted.
Upon motion of Rasmussen, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to set December 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the Truth in Taxation Meeting.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Hansen and unanimously carried, to set the adult lunch price at $3.60 and adult breakfast at $1.75.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Hansen and unanimously carried, to accept the resignation of Amber Thomas as Cook and to thank her for her years of service to the district.
The Board had a First Reading of Policies regarding Student Surveys and Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students.
Upon motion of Bierl, seconded by Hansen and unanimously carried, to approve an increase of $1.00 in the 2016-2017 school year and $.50 in the 2017-2018 school year for Barb Johnson as Finance Clerk and High School Secretary.
Upon motion of Hansen and seconded by Bierl, to approve an increase of $1.00 in the 2016-2017 school year and $.50 in the 2017-2018 school year for Denise Clarke as Payroll Clerk and Superintendent’s Secretary. Upon roll call vote being taken, the following voted yes: Bierl, Hansen, Rogotzke, and Rasmussen. The following voted no: None. Clarke abstained from voting. Motion carried.
There will be an Open House at Red Rock Central on August 30 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 7:47 p.m.
The next regular monthly meeting will be held Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Alan J. Clarke, Clerk