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May 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM - Regular Board Meeting

Minutes
1. CALL TO ORDER
Bohnsack, Habben, Hentges, Hesse, Schurman, and Wesenberg. 
Student Members: Emily Haus
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The School Board Chair will lead the school board and attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Board action to approve the agenda for the meeting is expected.
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
4. ROCORI SCHOOL BOARD STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
The ROCORI School board would like to present Emily Haus with the Service Recognition Certificate for her years of service as a Student Representative on the School Board. 2017-2021
Presenter:  Jason Wesenberg
5. COMMENTS AND REQUESTS FROM VISITORS
The agenda is open to visitors of the meeting to offer comments to and/or requests of the school board. The comments and requests should follow the adopted district guidelines which are printed and available at the meeting.  As a general rule, items introduced in the opportunity for comments and requests do not receive action from the School Board, but are taken under advisement or consideration for future action.
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
6. CONSENT ITEMS
Action is requested on the following items of the consent agenda. Consent agenda items are typically adopted without discussion of the individual items because they are routine or ordinary in action.  Any consent agenda item may be removed for further discussion and deliberation by any member of the board.
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
6.A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The minutes from the Regular meeting and Work Session held on 04-26-2021
Recommend approval of the minutes from the meetings.
6.B. APPROVAL OF BILLS
Treasurer Bohnsack will have been at the school site to review bills, ask questions, and confirm information prior to the meeting.
Recommendation is to approve the bill payment of $1,361,292.38 subject to any adjustments or direction offered by the Treasurer.
6.C. TREASURER REPORT
Treasurer Bohnsack will have reviewed financial information for the board. This information is included in the Treasurer's Report.
6.D. EMPLOYMENT
Recommend approval of the assignment as outlined.
6.D.1. Buildings and Grounds Department-Cold Spring Elementary-Custodian: Jim Cox
6.D.2. Buildings and Grounds Department-Weekend Cleaner: Terry Baxter
6.D.3. Cold Spring Elementary-Grade 1 teacher: Krista Huls effective for the 2021-2022 school year
6.D.4. Cold Spring Elementary-Kindergarten teacher: Emily Johnson effective for the 2021-2022 school year
6.D.5. Cold Spring Elementary-Kindergarten teacher: Hannah Pfannenstein effective for the 2021-2022 school year.
6.D.6. Cold Spring Elementary-School Counselor: Brittany Beuckers effective for the 2021-2022 school year
6.D.7. Cold Spring Elementary-English Language teacher: Alexis Lawinger effective for the 2021-2022 school year.
6.D.8. ROCORI High School Special Education teacher Amanda Ruegemer adding FTE 0.015 to cover an FMLA leave.
6.D.9. ROCORI High School Special Education teacher: Larry Syverson adding FTE 0.015 to cover an FMLA leave.
6.D.10. ROCORI Middle School Math teacher: Kayla Schmiesing effective for the 2021-2022 school year.
6.D.11. Buildings and Grounds Department-Groundskeeper: Gerald Torborg
6.E. FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUEST
Recommendation: Approve the request as presented. 
6.E.1. ROCORI Secondary-Special Education teacher: Jeremy Frank from April 15, 2021 to June 4, 2021; and August 30, 2021 to September 30, 2021. An anticipated return date of October 1, 2021.
6.F. RETIREMENTS-RESIGNATIONS
Recommend approval of the following resignations and/or retirements.
6.F.1. Retirement-Buildings and Grounds department-Cleaner: Ken Tschumperlin effective June 4, 2021.
6.F.2. Resignation-Richmond Elementary School-Paraprofessional: Deborah Notch effective May 7, 2021.
6.F.3. District Education Facility-Early Childhood teacher: Erin Peterson effective June 4, 2021
6.G. POLICY
The following policies are being presented for third and final reading.
Recommendation: Approve the policies as presented.
6.G.1. 8-16: Staffing of Extra Curricular Activities
6.G.2. 8-17: Eliminating Extra-Curricular Activities
6.G.3. 8-18: Assessment of Student Achievement
6.G.4. 8-19: Staff Development for Standard
6.G.5. 8-20: Instructional Curriculum
6.H. RICHMOND ELEMENTARY, JOHN CLARK ELEMENTARY, SECONDARY BUILDING CARPET QUOTES
Recommendation: Approve the quotes for the carpet replacements at the various locations.
7. ACTION  ITEMS
Action items receive individual attention because of the nature of the issues, the need to discuss or review the information prior to taking action, or the specific kind of action required for the item.
7.A. BOARD STATEMENT
7.B. BOOSTER CLUB AGREEMENT
Recommendation: Approve the agreement with ROCORI Public Schools and the Booster Club as presented.
7.C. APPLE LEASE
The presented lease is for the leasing of 850 iPads for the elementary schools.
Recommendation: Approve the lease agreement as presented.
8. DISCUSSION ITEMS
Discussion items receive individual attention because of the nature of the issues and the need for introductory or other discussion in order to review the information prior to taking action.  This is also the agenda location for items which simply need school board review, but no formal action on the item is required.  Discussion items will typically return to the agenda at a future point for more specific action.
8.A. INCLUSIVITY WORK
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
8.B. ROCORI Proud Review
9. ADMINISTRATIVE AND BOARD REPORTS
9.A. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
The Superintendent will make his report about ROCORI Public Schools.
Presenter:  Brad Kelvington
9.A.1. Vision Update
9.B. BOARD COMMITTEE AND REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS
Board members will report on activities within their portfolio of committee and representative assignments.
Presenter:  Board Members
Description:  Board members will report on activities within their portfolio of committee and representative assignments.
9.C. BUDGET COMPARISON REPORT APRIL 2021
The business office provides an update of district expenditures and revenues through the Budget Comparison report. The report is intended to provide a financial picture of the district in a couple ways. One is to compare current year expenditures to the previous year. The second is to simply give a report on the current financial status. In addition to the report, special items of note are highlighted in the explanations offered. This report does not require formal action but is provided as an informational item.
Presenter:  Beth Bertram
10. UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
A calendar of upcoming issues of concern to the school board is included as part of the agenda.
10.A. Cold Spring Area Chamber Showcase-Saturday May 22, 2021 from 9am to 12:30pm
Location: ROCORI High School
11. ADJOURN
Presenter:  Wesenberg, Board Chair
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