School Board Minutes

Red Rock Central District 2884

Monday, December 21, 2015


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education, District No. 2884 was held in the Board Room in Lamberton on Monday, December 21, 2015.  Members present were: Bierl, Clarke, Hansen, Kelsey, Rasmussen, Rogotzke and Stavnes. Others in attendance: Superintendent Olson, Principal Goetstouwers, Lead Teacher Altermatt, Doreen Kronback, Jan Benedict, Mary Hewitt and approximately 24 others.


Chairman Rogotzke called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.


The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


Upon motion of Kelsey, seconded by Hansen, and unanimously carried to approve the Agenda, November 23, 2015 Board Minutes and Treasurer’s report as presented.


Jenny Stavnes, Lisa Erickson, Brenda Derickson, Troy Erickson, Jeff Strock, Coach Cassie, and Jim Simonson spoke on behalf of a group of RRC parents in attendance concerning the Junior Olympic (JO) Volleyball Program and how it affects the RRC Volleyball program.  Superintendent Olson stated he would enter into discussion with the RRC Head Volleyball Coach to see if she would like a more active role in the JO Volleyball program and have a program ready for next year with the guidance of the Head Volleyball Coach.


Lead Teacher Altermatt reported the following: The Caught Being Good program for November had 172 tickets given to 76 students, winners for November were – Kindergarten, Kyleigh Groebner, Grade 1 Morgan Hubert and Jadyn Beranek, Grade 2 Abby Holman and Taylor Lang, Grade 3 – Jadyn Miller and Grade 4 – Addison Irlbeck and Andrew Pankonin-Rhykus; Christmas Concert was December 7, great job by Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Peterson; Student Council sponsored a coloring contest, winners are yet to be announced, there will be a boy and girl winner from each grade; Santa will be visiting Red Rock Central Elementary on Tuesday, December 22 at 9:00 a.m.; Wednesday, December 23rd the elementary will be caroling at 10:30 a.m. in the gym, followed by lunch, recess and early dismissal at 12:30 p.m. and December 10 the school had a lock down.


Principal Goetstouwers reported the following: Mr. Peterreins was awarded the NAPA Regional Parts Specialist of Year; Mrs. Derickson applied and received funding for the Physics class to attend the Twins game April 14, 2016; ExCel Award winners were Juniors Trevor Pederson and Hannah Stevenson; Triple A Award winners were seniors Payton Vold and Mikaela Smith; Dignity Revolution, follow up from the Bob Lenz Lyceum, Student Council is hanging Encouragement Bubbles on students lockers where fellow students can write positive comments; Knowledge Bowl has 26 student participants, RRC will host competition January 11, 2016, there is a limit of 18 teams on January 11; FFA Fish and Wildlife team finished first overall, Payton Vold placed first individually, Evan Blomgren fifth and Brakken Bierl seventh; Upcoming events – Snow Week, January 11 -15; Financial Aid meeting January 18 at 6:30 p.m. for seniors and parents; End of Semester January 22 and January 25 is Teacher Workshop Day, Slayton Sheriff’s Department is presenting “Active Shooter” training 8:00 am – Noon, the training is a form of ALICE training with a new form of response in lockdown if there is an active shooter in the building.


Chairman Rogotzke opened the Truth in Taxation meeting at 6:00 p.m. Superintendent Olson presented Truth in Taxation Levy Information for District 2884.


 Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried, to approve all claims for payment in the amount of $99,661.72.  Receipts were $475,696.81. 



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Superintendent Olson presented information about a Special Agreement for teachers who are asked to seek further Certification. Board requested more information and the agreement be put on the January agenda.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Kelsey and unanimously carried, to accept the resignation of Jodi Smith as a Volleyball Coach and thank her for her years of service to the Volleyball program.


Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Rasmussen and unanimously carried to accept the resignation of Gale Swenson, a cook at the Jeffers building, and thank her for her years of service to the district.


Upon motion of Clarke, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried to hire Cheryl Van Meveren as a cook in the Jeffers Building.


Chairman Rogotzke closed the Truth in Taxation meeting at 6:20 p.m.


Upon motion of Hansen, seconded by Stavnes and unanimously carried to certify the 2015 payable 2016 levy at the Maximum - $1,019,534.54.


Superintendent Olson presented information on the MSBA procedure for a Public Meeting concerning the Jeffers Building closure based on cost savings and staff efficiency; Estimated cost of moving including labor and trailers, shutting down the Jeffers building, playground equipment installation and fencing and futures options for the Jeffers building.  Principal Goetstouwers presented and explained the proposed classroom assignments in the Lamberton Building for Pre-school through Grade 12 and the class schedules including lunch, recess, choir and non-choir lunch/study hall. Superintendent Olson presented the proposed school bus routes to transport the students to the Lamberton Building.


Upon motion of Stavnes, seconded by Bierl and unanimously carried to set the January Regular Monthly meeting on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jeffers building, the meeting will adjourn to the Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. for the Public Information Meeting.


The board directed the Superintendent to work with the RRC Volleyball coach to develop guidelines for a JO Volleyball program and camps.


Upon motion of Hansen, seconded by Clarke and unanimously carried, to adjourn the meeting at 7:17 p.m.



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Alan J.  Clarke, Clerk                                                                   Doreen Kronback, Reporter