March 26, 2018
UNOFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF EDUCATION
GROTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 06-6
March 26, 2018
President Smith called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm in the High School Conference Room. Members present: Fjelstad, Gengerke, Pharis, Rix, Smith and Weismantel. Absent: Harder. Others present: Superintendent J. Schwan, Principals B. Schwan and Sombke and Business Manager Weber.
Moved by Weismantel, second Fjelstad to approve the agenda with one addition under New Business Item 5a – approve resignation from Dorothy Reder. Motion carried.
There were no potential conflicts of interest reported.
Members of the public were allowed five minutes to address the board on any topic of their choice. With no public members present to speak, the board proceeded with their remaining agenda items.
The board heard presentations from 4th grade teachers, Joel Guthmiller and Susan Fjeldheim and 5th grade teachers Janel Lone and Shelby Hendrickson.
No committee reports were given.
The following issues were discussed in Administrative Reports: ASBSD Protective Trust meeting, School Safety training, school district mobile app, Poet “Never Satisfied” Grant, Math Family Game Night, PAC Carnival, smarter balanced Testing, OST policy manual, Kindergarten Screening and Visitation, Track and Field Day, Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, HS Pops Concert, “Footloose” Musical auditions, National Honor Society, proposed changes to graduation requirements allows students to earn Advanced Endorsement, Advanced Career Endorsement and Advanced Honors Endorsement beginning with the 2020-21 school term and health insurance changes.
Moved by Weismantel, second Gengerke to adopt resolution authorizing membership in the South Dakota High School Activities Association for the 2018-19 School Year. Motion carried.
Moved by Rix, second Pharis to approve 2018-19 Groton Area Elementary school-wide Title I application. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Weismantel to declare 1999 Ford Windstar van as surplus property and advertise for sealed bids. Motion carried.
Moved by Fjelstad, second Pharis to hire Whitney Berner as high school math teacher, for the 2018-19 school year. Motion carried.
Moved by Weismantel, second Gengerke to approve resignation of Cory Harder as girls soccer coach. Motion carried.
Moved by Gengerke, second Pharis to approve resignation of Dorothy Reder as part-time custodian. Motion carried.
Moved by Rix, second Weismantel to approve open enrollment applications #18-20 for a student in grade 9, application #18-21 for a student in grade 8, application #18-22 for a student in grade 6 and application #18-23 for a student in Kindergarten all from the Northwestern Area School District. Motion carried.
Moved by Weismantel, second Fjelstad to adjourn at 8:47 pm. Motion carried.
M. J. Weber, Business Manager Steven R. Smith, President
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