School Board Minutes
Red Rock Central District No. 2884
Monday, December 17, 2007
The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, December 17, 2007. Members present were: Clarke, Derickson, Kelsey, Moldan, Myers, Rogotzke, and Westerman. Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, Lead Teacher Riley, Jan Benedict, 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 19, 2007 meeting, the minutes of the November 29, 2007 meeting, and the treasurer’s report.
Lead Teacher Riley reported the following: Our 3 Q-Comp clusters continue to meet weekly. This year we decided it would be beneficial to all, if a member or 2 from another cluster attend meetings of a cluster of which they are not a member, once a month, in order to get ideas from other clusters and keep us connected as an elementary staff. Our Christmas program, “The Incredible Reindeer”, was presented on December 10th. On December 13th the entire elementary staff and students met in the gym to give Lucille a special presentation in honor of her retirement. On December 19th the 6-8 graders will be coming to Jeffers to give us a Christmas concert. On December 21st Santa will visit the kindergarten through 2nd graders. Buses will leave at 11:25 and our Christmas vacation will begin.
Principal Olson presented the following report: Our Wellness Center has 75 regular
members. The 2nd semester
schedule is complete with only a few minor adjustments to be made. There was an article in the Lamberton News and the Redwood Gazette regarding the
Humphrey Institute Study. Winter seasons
are well underway including One Act Play with Mrs. Donna Larson directing. Midterms were discussed with students and
staff. The Student Council is sponsoring
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $89,359.18. Receipts were $225,418.27.
Upon motion of Moldan and seconded by Rogotzke to set the 2007 payable 2008 levy at the maximum amount which is $531,117.14. Roll call vote was taken. Voting yes: Myers, Westerman, Rogotzke, Kelsey, Clarke, Moldan, and Derickson. Voting no: None. Motion passed.
Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to approve the changes in Board meeting dates because of Federal holidays: January 2008 meeting will be held on January 14th and the February 2008 meeting will be held on February 11th.
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Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to hire Valerie Halter as Elementary Secretary at 10 ˝ months with benefits prorated, and to hire Brandy Wallert as Elementary Special Education Paraprofessional beginning December 2007.
The Board reviewed the Weapons Policy as printed in the Student Handbook and the proposed amendment.
Upon motion of Clarke and seconded by Rogotzke to accept the Weapons Policy Amendment as written. Voting yes: Myers, Westerman, Rogotzke, Kelsey, Clarke, and Derickson. Voting no: Moldan. Motion passed.
Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Rogotzke and unanimously carried, to recess for the music concert at 7:00 p.m.
The meeting reconvened at 8:15 p.m.
The Board discussed meeting dates for a workshop meeting on Board Goals.
Upon motion of Westerman, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried to go into closed session to discuss the Superintendent’s Evaluation.
The Board came out of closed session at 8:45 at which time Chairman Derickson declared the meeting adjourned.
Alan J. Clarke, Clerk Denise Clarke, Recorder