School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District 2884

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884 was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  Members present were: Bierl, Clarke, Hansen, Kelsey, Rasmussen, Rogotzke, and Stavnes. Others in attendance: Superintendent Olson, Principal Goetstouwers, Alex Pankonin, and Doreen Kronback.


Chairman Rogotzke called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey, and unanimously carried to approve the Agenda, September 19, 2016 Board Minutes and Treasurer’s report as presented.


Principal Goetstouwers reported the following: Rick Peterreins has been awarded NAPA/ASE Counter Person of the Year Award, receives $250.00 in tools or equipment for auto shop; The last South Point Federal check $110.00 has been received, used for senior cap and gowns; ACT Tests are optional for students and districts must offer it, payment received for the tests is up to the district, State covered the $51.00 cost in the past, should the students be responsible for the cost if they want to take the test; Math and ELA teachers for grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8 are networking with seven other districts to discuss what is being done in Math and Reading programs; Medal of Honor Recipients program held in Walnut Grove October 6, was attended by the tenth graders who study American History; Choir attended the Choral Festival at SMSU October 17; FFA Poultry and Soils Competition, Soils Team took first, Team members Tenton Halverson 2nd overall, Cade Bittner, Derek Werner, Jack Derickson and Noah Stavnes, Poultry Team took sixth; Four students leave today for the National FFA Convention; MSHSL Eligibility vs Red Rock Central Eligibility Guidelines, MSHSL First violation 2 games or 2 weeks, whichever is greater, Second violation 6 games or 3 weeks, whichever is greater, Third violation 12 games or 4 weeks whichever is greater, RRC First violation 3 games or 3 weeks, whichever is greater, Second violation 6 games or 6 weeks, whichever is greater, Third violation 12 games or 12 weeks, whichever is greater, Is this best for kids or should we consider reducing the number of weeks for second and third violations; Textbook Inventory was presented; Upcoming Events: Sports sections and subsections, Volleyball Monday and Football Tuesday, Veteran’s Day Program Thursday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m., and Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, November 10 from 4 – 9 p.m., K-12 in Gymnasium, Book Fair in Library and Whopper Feed in the cafeteria.


Superintendent Olson reported the following: Elementary Report: Grandparents Day went well; Fire Safety Week Activities, Fire Chief Tom Neperman brought firetruck to school and grades K and one went to the Fire Hall; Parent Teacher Conferences Elementary will be set up in the gymnasium; Flu Shots were offered October 11; Kindergarten Field Trip to Children’s Museum October 12 in Mankato was a great experience; Fizz, Bang, Boom Lyceum on October 19 was set up by librarian Jill Pederson, K – 6 enjoyed the event.

Superintendent’s Report: Jeffers Building Update, water line is in and ready for hook up, interest shown for the building; The blue Venture van has been sold, Ford ¾ ton diesel pickup donated to the Auto Shop was repaired by the students and has been sold; Attended a meeting with the Redwood Falls EDA and Farmers Union Industries; Attended Integration and

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Achievement Workshop today; Affordable Care Act Update meeting on November 4; In the process of securing a bid for the north roof; Community Education interviewing candidates for program leader, past leader Sue Redman has expressed an interest to be done in this job; Trophy Policy Survey, no districts have a policy in place for trophy disposal and Campaign finance reports are due October 28, if you spent or received more than $750.00 and the name is on the ballot.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to approve all claims for payment in the amount of $122,961.18.  Receipts were $854,451.56.


Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve the Red Rock Central Seniority List as presented.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen, and unanimously carried, to approve the Emergency Response Plan as presented by Principal Goetstouwers.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen to end participation in the FCCLA Program and look for other Speech opportunities for our students effective immediately. Roll call vote. Those voting in favor: Rogotzke, Clarke, Bierl, Stavnes, Hansen, Rasmussen. Those voting against: Kelsey.  6 – 1 vote, Motion carried.


The November Regular Monthly Meeting and the meeting to Canvass of Election results will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.


Other items discussed: Trophy’s in Jeffers Building, suggested a letter be sent to the Jeffers and Storden City Councils for direction; Superintendent’s Contract Negotiation; Staff issue and Student enrollment loss.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.






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Alan J.  Clarke, Clerk                                      Doreen Kronback, Reporter