School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District No. 2884

Monday, December 15, 2008

 

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, December 15, 2008.Members present were:Clarke, Derickson, Kelsey, Moldan, Rogotzke, and Westerman.Myers was tardy.Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, Lead Teacher Riley, Chad Stavnes, Norm Johnson, Deb Furth, Joe Dietl, and Denise Clarke were also in attendance.

 

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

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda, the minutes of the November 10, 2008 meeting, and the treasurerís report.

 

The Superintendentís Evaluation was discussed.Chairman Derickson thanked Superintendent Brennan for his service this year.

 

Lead Teacher Riley presented the following report:On November 18th Mrs. Benedict had her annual Title I Parentsí Night.The Elementary Christmas program was postponed from December 8th to December 17th because of bad weather.On December 9th-10th school personnel were invited to attend CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) trainingat the Experiment Station in Lamberton.The training helped us identify behavior levels that contribute to the development of a crisis and gave us interventions to use to prevent such a crisis.It was stressed that we need to provide for the care, welfare, safety, and security of all those who are involved in the situation.On December 19th part of the day will be used to have a Christmas party for our students.At 1:30, Santa Claus will be coming to visit our kindergartener-2nd graders.Look for some creative Christmas writings from our students in the next edition of the Lamberton News.The classrooms have been doing art projects with a Christmas theme and are displayed throughout our building.I feel very fortunate for all of the hard-working and caring staff we have at the Jeffers site.We all work as a team to do whatís best for our students.Dr. Brennanís leadership is appreciated. He has helped us successfully meet our goals.

 

Board Member Kelsey reported that he attended the Redwood County Collaberative meeting at the Belview Learning Center.They currently have 12 students.

 

Board Member Myers reported that he attended a governing board meeting of the Tri-County Day Treatment Center.

 

Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to recess for the music concert at 6:53 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened at 8:00 p.m.

 

Principal Olson reported receiving a letter from U.S. News and World Report congratulating Red Rock Central for receiving a bronze medal in their second annual list of Americaís Best High Schools.Analysis is based on:Standardized test performance,

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and proficiency rates of all students, including the least advantaged. Second semester scheduling is nearly complete.We may offer a class on Video Game Design, which will be a highly technical programming class.Five staff members from the Lamberton building attended the CPI training.The Ratwik, Rozak/Maloney workshop was very educational.The System Accountability meeting was held with a good turn out and excellent discussions on testing and AYP.

 

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $111,473.70.Receipts were $254,009.94.

 

Upon motion of Myers, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to accept the resignations of Mary Shaner as Head Volleyball Coach and Rick Manthei as Assistant Softball Coach and to thank them and express our appreciation for their years of service to the students.

 

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve the changes in Board meeting dates because of Federal holidays:January 2009 meeting will be held on January 12th and the February 2009 meeting will be held on February 17th.

 

Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Moldan and unanimously carried, to accept the first reading of the District Testing Policy.

 

Upon motion of Myers and seconded by Westerman to set the 2008 payable 2009 levy at the maximum amount which is $534,058.12.Roll call vote was taken.Voting yes:Westerman, Myers, Clarke, Kelsey, Rogotzke, Moldan, and Derickson.Voting no:None.Motion passed.

 

Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried, to accept the legal description of the land which was sold to Meadowland Farmers Coop.

 

Discussion was held regarding the Cross Country program and Academic Decathlon.

 

Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to go into closed session at 8:24 p.m. to discuss bookkeeping.

 

Upon motion of Moldan, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried, to reconvene the meeting at 8:36 p.m.

 

Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to adjourn at 8:36 p.m.

 

 

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Alan J. Clarke, Clerk††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Denise Clarke, Recorder