School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District No. 2884

Monday, December 18, 2006



The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884, was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, December 18, 2006.Members present were:Clarke, Derickson, Kelsey, Mattison, Moldan, Myers, and Westerman.Superintendent Brennan, Principal Olson, Lead Teacher Riley, Deb Furth, Joe Dietl, and Denise Clarke were also in attendance.


Chairman Derickson called the meeting to order at 8:15 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Myers and unanimously carried, to approve the agenda, the minutes of the November 20, 2006 meeting, and the treasurerís report.


Principal Olson reported that the Fitness Center now has 58 members.The Senior Class trip will take place March 25-29.24 of 36 students, plus our foreign exchange student, will be making the trip to Florida.We will be getting a male foreign exchange student from Italy second semester.The second semester schedule is complete.The System Accountability meeting had some positive discussions.Winter seasons, including speech, are well underway.


Lead Teacher Riley reported the following:We have 3 Q-Comp Clusters in our building, consisting of 6-8 members.We are now observing each other in the classroom using the 2 plus 2 method.We find 2 strengths the teacher is exhibiting and then we give them 2 suggestions.We must observe and be observed by a cluster member at least twice this year.These observations have been extremely helpful and productive.Dr. Brennan will do a formal evaluation of each staff member in the elementary building.Our Christmas program was on December 11th and was well attended in spite of the foggy weather.On December 19th the 6-8 graders will be coming to Jeffers to give us a Christmas concert.On December 22nd Santa will be coming to visit the kindergarten through 2nd graders.We will be having a brunch, gift exchange in each classroom, and caroling in the gym before buses leave at 11:30 and our Christmas vacation will begin.


Director Moldan reported on the Redwood County Collaberative meeting he attended last Wednesday.The Collaberative has been awarded a grant from the State for $293,000 over 2 years.


Upon motion of Mattison, seconded by Westerman and unanimously carried, to pay claims in the amount of $65,789.96.Receipts were $213,004.66.


Upon motion of Myers and seconded by Mattison to set the 2006 payable 2007 levy at the maximum amount which is $495,399.02. Roll call vote was taken.Voting yes:Mattison, Myers, Westerman, Kelsey, Clarke, Moldan, and Derickson.Voting no:None.Motion passed.



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Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried, to approve the changes in Board meeting dates because of Federal holidays:January 2007 meeting will be held on January 16th and the February 2007 meeting will be held on February 12th.


Discussion was held regarding the Superintendentís contract.A committee was formed to go over the contract and meet with Dr. Brennan.The committee consists of Myers, Moldan, and Kelsey.


On behalf of the Red Rock Central School District, Chairman Derickson presented Director Mattison with a plaque and thanked him for his many years of service to the Red Rock Central School District.


Upon motion of Westerman, seconded by Mattison and unanimously approved, to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.



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