School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District No. 2884

Monday, November 18, 2013


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, November 18, 2013.  Members present were:  Clarke, Erickson, Kelsey, Rasmussen, and Rogotzke.  Bierl and Stavnes were tardy.  A quorum of 5 was present.  Superintendent Brennan, Principal Goetstouwers, Lead Teacher Altermatt, Darci Anderson from Kinner and Co., Bruce Olson, Joe Dietl, and Denise Clarke were also in attendance. 


Chairman Rogotzke called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Upon motion of Erickson, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda as amended, the minutes of the October 22, 2013 meeting, and the treasurer’s report.


Darci Anderson of Kinner & Company Ltd. presented the audit report and answered questions concerning the report for the 2012-2013 school year showing that it was a clean audit and we are in a stable financial position.


Member Bierl arrived at the meeting at 6:34 p.m.


Member Kelsey reported that at this point we have the new lights installed in the auditorium and are still working on the booth.  The next project that could be considered is a sound system for the auditorium.


Lead Teacher Altermatt reported the following:  Elementary Conferences went well.  Some classrooms had 100% while others missed only 1 or 2 and are rescheduling.  Only a few people commented on the new report card.  American Education Week is November 18-22. The Lamberton Legion is serving lunch for the Elementary Teachers.  “Raise Your Hands for Student Success” is our Bulletin Board slogan.  Sales at our Library Book Fair were $3,071.  Scholastic Dollars were $1,689 which we can use to purchase books for our library.  The Lions Club donated $100 to One for Books and we raised $107 in change for a total of $207.  Scholastic will give Toys for Tots 207 books and we also get 207 books for our library.  The Masquerade Ball went well and everyone had fun.  The Student Council made $465 from the Weather Calendars that they sold.  Advent Calendars go on sale November 21st.  The Student Council will talk to each class about the calendars on November 19th.  The 4th graders are participating in a poster contest for the Sanborn Hometown Christmas.  The 4th and 5th graders are drawing a Christmas scene for the Citizen.  Those chosen will be used in the paper for the business advertisements.  Lisa Fest will be starting with Nutrient Lessons for the K-4th grades in January.  Our Music Concert is December 9th.  We are going to ask each child and teacher to bring a food item to the concert for the area Food Shelves.  We will split the collection between Cottonwood County and Redwood County Food Shelves.


Principal Goetstouwers reported the following:  Student-Parent-Teacher conferences were November 7th.  We had roughly the same turnout as last year.  The Whopper Feed was a success.  The Veterans’ Day Program was November 11th.  Mrs. Dunn and Duane Erickson helped set this up.  Former Marine and Wabasso Superintendent, Ted Suss, was the guest speaker.  The Fall Concert went very well.  The Musical, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, was excellent.  We received many compliments on the new lights – a big thank you to Marilyn Zwaschka.  Mrs.

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Frasher, Mrs. Wilmes, Mr. Van Maasdam, and Mr. Kelsey worked very hard on this.  This wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for all of the people who assisted, and there are quite a few!  The Lyceum on November 15th pertained to character, relationships, and self-empowerment.  It was very powerful and very straightforward.  Thank you to Mark Pankonin for all of his work to make that happen.  Winter sports have begun.  Basketball is making it work with after school practices.  Students went on the National FFA Trip.  Former student Skyler Vold is the national winner in his field.  The FFA Advisory Committee meeting was held this morning.  Members are:  Phil Goetstouwers (Principal), Gerald Dammann ( FFA Advisor), Derek Christians (FFA President), Troy Erickson (Board Member), Jeff Strock, Russ Derickson, and Christy Jackson.  We had a great 1st quarter!  Falcon Pride Award winners will be announced next Wednesday.  South Point Federal Credit Union donated $110 to RRC.  $10 is given to school every time someone opens an account with them and lists RRC as the school to give it to.  The PLAN test interpretation (10th graders) parents’ night is on November 25th at 6 p.m. in Room 14.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $204,866.63.  Receipts were $422,597.98.


Upon motion of Clarke and seconded by Kelsey, to adopt the attached Consent Resolution and Amendment to the 125 Plan (Flexible Benefit Plan) regarding individual Health Insurance.  Roll call vote was taken.  Voting yes:  Kelsey, Clarke, Erickson, Rasmussen, Bierl, and Rogotzke.  Voting no:  None.  Stavnes was absent.  Motion carried 6-0.


Upon motion of Kelsey and seconded by Bierl, to adopt the attached resolution which amends the Flexible Benefits Plan’s definition of Spouse.  Roll call vote was taken.  Voting yes:  Kelsey, Clarke, Erickson, Rasmussen, Bierl, and Rogotzke.  Voting no:  None.  Stavnes was absent.  Motion carried 6-0.


Member Stavnes arrived at the meeting at 7:20 p.m.


Discussion was held regarding the State mandated Principal Evaluation that needs to be implemented this year.


Upon motion of Rasmussen, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to approve the Red Rock Central Principal Evaluation as presented.


Open discussion was held on the following topics:  Basketball practice, auditorium lighting, bus garage, school lunch, head lice, cyber bullying, Fab Lab, Surfaces, and the size of the Kindergarten class next year.


The Board agreed to begin their December meeting at 5:30 p.m. including the Truth in Taxation meeting which will begin at the time assigned by the county auditor.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 7:45 p.m.



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Alan J. Clarke, Clerk                                                         Denise Clarke, Recorder