School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District No. 2884

Monday, October 20, 2014


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884 was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, October 20, 2014.  Members present were: Bierl, Clarke, Erickson, Kelsey, Rasmussen, Rogotzke, and Stavnes.  Others in attendance: Superintendent Olson, Principal Goetstouwers, Deb Altermatt, Doreen Kronback, Joe Dietl, Val Halter and John Hansen.

Chairman Rogotzke called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. 

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried to approve the Agenda, September 15, 2014 Board Minutes and Treasurer’s Report as presented.

Deb Altermatt reported the following:  Homecoming was a fun event for the Elementary students, busing to parade was improved this year; Visited the Jeffers Fire Hall on October 8; Kindergarten enjoyed field trip to Holmberg Orchard; Lock down drill held October 6; Grandparents Day will be October 24 at 1:45; Up to 40 students participate in Afterschool Adventures program; Preschool Screening is scheduled for November 24th, snow date is  November 25th; Lyceum presented by McRooney Entertainment stressing Everyday Leaders, Mrs. Pederson is organizing a special recognition program to honor a student chosen from each class that inspires others to be their best, recognition on bulletin board and in the newspaper;  Student Council received $678.10 for box tops, student council will be giving a morning message on Everyday Leaders and will host annual Masquerade Ball, October 31 at 2:00;  Participating in Godfather Pizza reading reward program;  NWEA testing finished for Science (grades 2 & 4) and Math and Reading (K-2); Grade 4 Science score mean was above the National Average and the Optional Local Purpose Assessment test will start Tuesday, October 21 in the fourth grade.

Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried the meeting was recessed at 7:38 pm to attend the volleyball game.

Upon motion of Erickson, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried the meeting was reconvened at 7:55 pm.

Ron Kelsey reported the following: The Community Rummage Sale made $2336.86 to be used for the Auditorium Project; Drama mats have been ordered, being shipped from England, arrival date later than anticipated, the sound system is installed and there are funds remaining for the floor renovation project. 

Principal Goetstouwers reported the following: Homecoming was a fun and chilly week including crowning of Jordan Schroepfer and Ericka Rogotzke as king and queen, parade,

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activities and busing of elementary to parade; High School Cube live event streaming will start with Winter sports;  22 students have parents’ permission to purchase second meal, 0 – 6 meals are purchased per day;   Will attend a two day Teacher Observation and Evaluation Training;  CPI Training will be given to teach skills for non-violent crisis intervention;  PSAT tests were given to some eleventh graders;  FFA Corn Drive is planned for Friday, October 24;  College Fair for grades 11 & 12 is Monday, October 27 in Marshall, MN;  Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, November 6 from 4-9:30 pm, Whopper Feed sponsored by FCCLA offered the night of conferences; Veterans Day Program scheduled Tuesday, November 11 at 10:15 am: PLAN test for 10th graders scheduled Wednesday, November 12 and EXPLORE test for 8th graders is scheduled for Thursday, November 13.     

Superintendent Olson reported the following:  Daycare Survey results, interest before and after school Jeffers 6, Lamberton 30, Both 13 before school and 14 after school; All day Jeffers 6, Lamberton 33, Both 10; Ages of children 1 year old 11, 2 years old 17, 3 years old 11 and 4 years old 14, participants willing to pay from $1.25 to $5.00 per hour;  MREA Conference is November 16, 17 and 18, registration due Friday, October 24;  Handles installed in gymnasium; Health Care Savings Plan no longer available to staff due to a lack of interest by staff;  The sign has been installed and is working, sign cost $5400.00, concrete $100.00, poles $100.00, and some electrical cost making total the $6000.00 grant received;  Working on arranging a driver to Gymnastics, van is available;  Applied to attend the AESA Superintendents meeting in San Diego, CA;  Kathy Wacker is working on a Pre-School Scholarship program;  Thank you cards need to be sent for Auditorium donations and working on developing an Emergency System for snows day that would include emails, texts and phone calls for all involved.

Upon motion of Clark, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to approve all the claims for payment in the amount of $176,624.01.  Receipts were $948,136.95 and investments of $591,082.68.

Upon motion of Erickson, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried to set the December regular monthly meeting for December 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm and set the Truth and Taxation Meeting for December 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried to set a meeting to Canvas the election results and a work session on November 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm and set the November regular monthly meeting on November 17, 2014 at 7:00pm.

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey to approve a three year contract with Bryce Pack as the Athletic Director with a salary increase of a total of $1600 the first year, wage freeze the second year and $800 increase the third year.  This salary includes all of his duties including night time supervision. The following voted in favor:  Bierl, Clarke, Kelsey, and Rogotzke.  The following voted no: Erickson, Stavnes, and Rasmussen.  Motion carries.


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Upon motion of Erickson, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried to accept the seniority list presented.

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried to hire Stacey Vold as the secretary/transportation director for the district.

Upon motion of Rasmussen, seconded by Erickson and unanimously carried to accept the resignation of Bill Nickel as the Assistant Girls Basketball Coach and thank him for his years of service.

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried to hire Sharlla Maras as the new Assistant Girls Basketball Coach.

Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried to approve granting a leave of absence to Jeff Shaner for the months of August 28, 2012 thru October 31, 2012.

Other discussion included the following: Four new open enrolled students are attending RRC, two from WWG and two from Springfield districts; School Surfaces do not go home with students except under special circumstances; FAB lab is being used by students, Mr. Wegman is working on making more programs available for student use.  A sign to be hung on the marquee sign containing the school and donators names will be made by the FAB Lab students.   

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Erickson and unanimously to adjourn at 8:55 p.m.

The next regular monthly meeting will held November 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.



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Alan J.  Clarke, Clerk                                                   Doreen Kronback, Reporter