Groton School

April 23, 2018

General Meeting




April 23, 2018

President Smith called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the Elementary Commons Room.  Members present: Fjelstad, Gengerke, Harder, Pharis, Rix, Smith, and Weismantel.  Others present: Superintendent J. Schwan, Principals B. Schwan and Sombke.

Moved by Weismantel, second Fjeldstad to approve the agenda as presented.  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 Junior Kindergarten teacher Alexa Schuring, Kindergarten teachers Ann Gibbs and Renee Swisher and 1st grade teacher Julie Milbrandt.

No board committee reports were given.

The following items were discussed in Administrative Reports: proposed changes to graduation requirements, 2018-19 prom and ACT dates, Teacher Appreciation Week, Ashley Seeklander selected as 2018 SD School Counselor of the Year, PAC Carnival, Kindergarten visitation on May 7th and 8th, Smarter Balanced Testing, Summer OST and scholarship announcements at commencement exercises.

The board discussed managed print/copy lease proposals by A&B Business, Marco and Century Business Products.  No action was taken.

The board discussed the 2017-18 school calendar in light of a snow day on April 13th.  No action was taken.

Moved by Weismantel, second Gengerke to approve summer 2018 Driver’s Education agreements for Shaun Wanner and Joel Guthmiller.  Motion carried.

The board took a short recess at 8:57 pm before Smith announced the board back to order.

Moved by Gengerke, second Pharis to go into executive session at 9:03 pm pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1) for personnel and SDCL 1-25-2(4) for negotiations.  Motion carried.

President Smith declared the board out of executive session at 9:30 pm.

Moved by Harder, second Weismantel to adjourn.  Motion carried.

M. J. Weber, Business Manager                                               Steven R. Smith, President 

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