School Board Minutes
Red Rock Central District No. 2884
Monday, August 18, 2014
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, August 18, 2014. Members present were: Bierl, Clarke, Erickson, Rasmussen, Rogotzke and Stavnes. Absent: Kelsey. Others in attendance: Superintendent Olson, Bryce Pack, Doreen Kronback and Joe Dietl.
Chairman Rogotzke called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to approve the meeting Agenda, the July 21, 2014 Board Minutes and the Treasurer’s Report as presented.
Bryce Pack was present to discuss the Athletic Directors salary. Superintendent Olson and Bryce will work on a proposal to be presented at the September board meeting; Discussed changes in the 2015 MSHSL football format affecting scheduling and due to the 2015 Prep Bowl being held at TCF Stadium football games will be scheduled on August 22.
Superintendent Olson reported the following: Auditorium floor project is on hold, gift wasn’t available for flooring; $31,000.00 from unspent loan money may be available for auditorium flooring project in the future; Auditorium roof leaking in corner, coating bid $19,000.00, will check into other roof repair options; Painted lines on gymnasium floor for volleyball will cost $3000.00, taping lines pulls up floor surface; Organization donation of $6,00.00 will be used to purchase a $5,300.00 electronic sign displaying time, temp and four line announcement. The sign comes with the software for entering announcements and will be placed on the North side of the school, electrical wiring cost will be additional; Bus garage roofing, cement and door projects are completed. Cost was $1,600.00 more for gravel; Jeffers bus garage removal has been completed. Cost was$1,000.00 for demolish and $1,300.00 debris removal, cost was offset by sale of scrap iron; Jeffers building cooler and lavatory repairs are completed; Lamberton building kitchen renovation project is not complete; Locker room shower system and painting is completed; 2014-2015 bus routes will be changed due to new students; Monica Gode is resigning office position, interviewing now to have replacement before school starts; Need to change November board meeting to canvas election results. Will tentatively move regular November meeting to November 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.; Bev Larson inquired about retiring and the possibility of being rehired; Talked to MN Commissioner of Education about the September 8, 2015 starting date being so late; Suggested using the MSBA goals as a tool for evaluation of the District and Superintendent.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Erickson and unanimously carried, to approve all claims for payment in the amount of $145,073.00. Receipts were $36,661.96 and investments of $322,274.78.
Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to accept the resignation of Monica Gode and thank her for her years of service to the district.
Member Erickson 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 three (3) school board members for terms of four (4) years each.
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 4th day of November, 2014.
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: Alan J. Clarke
Precinct 2 – 4 year term: Troy Erickson
Precinct 3 – 4 year term: William Rogotzke
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 Bierl and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Bierl, Clarke, Erickson, Rasmussen, Rogotzke and Stavnes; and the following voted against the same: none; Kelsey was absent;
Whereupon said resolution having received the affirmative votes of two-thirds of the members, was declared duly passed and adopted.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried, to set December 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. for the Truth and Taxation Meeting.
Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to approve hiring Angie Starner as a bus driver.
Upon motion of Rasmussen, seconded by Erickson and unanimously carried, to approve the contract with Mr. Robert VanMaasdam as a vocal music instructor.
Discussed: Red Rock Central district owns a tree line strip of land adjourning the ball field in Storden.
Upon motion of Erickson, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.
The next board meeting will be held September 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Alan J. Clarke, Clerk Doreen Kronback, Recorder