February 2015 Newsletter
“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
to the call and the notice thereof, the School Board of the Marion School
District 60-3, Marion, Turner County, SD met in regular session on the
ninth day of February, 2015. Call to order was made by President of the
School Board, Nicole Bartscher, at 4:31 pm.
Nicole Bartscher, Dan Buse, Daryl Gortmaker, Larry Langerock, and Josh
Winegar, Superintendent; Michelle Larson, Secondary Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
Janna Christiansen, Karri Wieman, Anne Pankratz, Heidi Ptak, Vicki
Schardin, and Todd Obele.
14/15-67: Agenda – On
motion by Buse, second by Luke to amend the agenda by adding the following
item: 13 – Coop Discussion, and move all subsequent items down; and then
to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
14/15-68: Minutes – On
motion by Gortmaker, second by Buse to table the approval of minutes until
later in the meeting. Motion carried.
14/15-69: Financial Reports – On
motion by Luke, second by Buse to approve the financial reports of the
District as shown in Table 1 (to be published in paper). Motion carried.
14/15-70: Bills for Consideration – On
by Buse, second by Gortmaker to approve the following claims against the
District for the month of February, and then to approve checks to be
issued in their payment. Motion carried. (Bills to be published in paper)
14/15-71: Minutes – On
motion by Langerock, second by Luke to table the approval of minutes until
the February 11, 2015 special school board meeting. Motion carried.
Terry Winegar gave the following acknowledgements to the Board: recognize
the successful cooperative of the Canistota/Marion Badgers 5th/6th
grade boys & girls basketball teams, and the kitchen’s score of 100
on their recent food service inspection.
were no Delegations.
Pankratz gave a Teacher Report, informing the Board on District and State
FCCLA. Janna Christiansen also gave a Teacher Report, discussing how
positives at the school have been emphasized at recent teacher meetings.
She also reported on positives brought forth from staff on Mrs. Larson’s
job performance as Secondary Principal.
were no School Board Reports.
Thompson gave the Business Manager report. He handed out 2013/2014 fiscal
audit reports to the Board, and also mentioned February 27th
as the last day to turn in School Board petitions.
Larson gave the Principal report. She gave the Board updates on mid-term
grades, a book study on grading, and a rewards day for attendance. She
also gave a short presentation explaining the AdvancED accreditation
Winegar informed the Board that he is in the process of transitioning for
the new Superintendent.
Board President Nicole Bartscher led the Board in a sports coop
discussion. She gave information on meeting with an attorney for mediation
purposes, and any legal options the District can pursue. SDHSAA will have
the final say in what will become of the coop. The Marion School Board
wants to meet with Canistota’s School Board in order to work toward a
resolution in this matter.
Terry Winegar led a discussion on the 2015/2016 Marion School Calendar,
and also shared a preliminary calendar. No motions were made.
14/15-72: Amend School Calendar
– On motion by Buse, second by Gortmaker to add March 12, 2015 and April
6, 2015 as regular instruction days to make up for the two snow days
called off. Motion carried.
14/15-73: Advertise for Food Service Contractors –
On motion by Luke, second by Langerock to seek proposals for contracting
the food service program of the Marion School District for the 2015/2016
fiscal school year. Motion carried.
14/15-74: Personnel Matters
– On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to go into executive session
for the purpose of Personnel Matters at 6:04 pm, as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1).
President of the School Board, Nicole Bartscher, declared out of
executive session at 7:13 pm.
14/15-75: Adjourn – On
motion by Gortmaker, second by Langerock to adjourn the school board
meeting at 7:13 pm. Motion carried.
Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, February
12, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 11
members in attendance.
Businesses present were: Central Farmer’s Coop., City Economic
Development Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Farmers State Bank, Getskow
Pharmacy, Hometown Insurance, Luke Heating/ Cooling/Plumbing, Rapp Motors,
Rex’s Plumbing and Southeastern Electric.
meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.
Motion was made by Glen Rapp, seconded by Rex VanHove to approve
the minutes and the financial report as presented.
was held on the promotional drawing for the month of March.
The decision was made to hold a drawing for $25.00 in gold dollars,
as donated by Hometown Insurance.
discussion was held on the Summer Celebration Parade, with it advised the
event organizer position remains open.
It was reported the Marion Area Community Club has agreed to
contribute $250.00 towards paying an individual to organize and run the
parade, in collaboration with the B & P.
Motion was made by Rex VanHove, seconded by Rapp to have the
organization contribute $250.00 towards paying an event organizer for the
Summer Celebration Parade.
monthly facilitator report from the Southeast Enterprise Facilitation
Project was distributed and reviewed.
Client stats highlighted included two new inquiries, three
individuals in the funding process and recent 1st Dollar of
Buse, Marion School Board member, provided an update for the school,
advising of the ongoing pursuit of a new Superintendent.
Buse reported they are continuing to pursue the sports co-op with
suggestion was made to relocate the State Champions sign to the same
location as the ‘Welcome to Marion’ billboard.
Discussion was held on various aspects, with the decision made to
place the matter on the March agenda.
next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on March 12, 2015 at Katie’s Malt
Shoppe & Restaurant.
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