January 2016 Newsletter
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."
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
eleventh day of January, 2016. Call to order was made by President of the
School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm.
Dan Buse, Daryl Gortmaker, Josh
Luke, Jared Schmidt and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Michelle Larson, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
Mike Wieman, Shelly Wieman, Kyle Gossen, Scott Dent, Nicole Tieszen, Anne
Pankratz, Kyla Schmidt, Michelle Fink, Karri Wieman, Shawn Hofer, Heather
Hofer, Dean Schoenwald, Michele Schoenwald, Matt Donlan, and Janna
15/16-57: Agenda – On
motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to amend the agenda as follows: move
“Delegations” to follow “Four-Day School Week Discussion;” and
then to approve the agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
15/16-58: Minutes – On
motion by Tieszen, second by Buse to approve the previous month’s
minutes and to acknowledge receipt of the Cornbelt Educational Coop
minutes. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
15/16-59: Financial Reports – On
motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the financial reports of the
District as shown in Table 1 (to be published in paper). All
members voted in favor; motion carried.
15/16-60: Bills for Consideration – On
by Schmidt, second by Buse to approve the following claims against the
District for the month of January, and then to approve checks to be issued
in their payment. All members voted in favor; motion carried. (Bills to be
published in paper)
Wieman gave the Teacher Report. She informed the Board on a reading
challenge for the elementary students.
were no School Board reports.
Thompson gave the Business Manager report. He gave information on heating
system updates, a security system meeting with Golden West, and
Larson gave the Principal report. She informed the Board on early
dismissals, the Q107 Quiz Bowl competition, a career fair in Wagner, dual
credit classes, and AdvancED accreditation.
David Colberg gave the Superintendent report. He shared information on emergency procedures, Active Shooter training at the January 18 in-service, the Governor’s State of the State address, and State funding.
Board shared information on coop discussions with Parker. Discussion
included coop name, uniforms, coaches, game & practice schedules,
four-day week scheduling, financial options, Athletic Director, length of
a coop contract, and future consolidation talks.
Board discussed the possibility of a four-day school week at Marion. Mr.
Colberg shared information on class schedules, school calendars, Friday
options for in-services and tutoring, questions & comments from the
teachers, classified staff hours, and transportation.
Board allowed the public to give comments and questions concerning coop
talks and four-day school weeks. Four-day week discussion included: no
change in teaching positions, later school days, requirements for
attending on Fridays, and transportation on Fridays. Coop discussion
included: State approval for a coop, classification changes, starting next
year with all sports except football, and giving up more to make this work
15/16-61: School Board Election Date
– On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to set the School Board Election
date for April 12, 2016, to be combined with the City of Marion if
elections are deemed necessary. All members voted in favor; motion
Board Election workers will be appointed by Business Manager Aaron
Thompson if a School Board Election is held.
15/16-62: Personnel Matters
– On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to go into executive session for
the purpose of Personnel Matters (Business Manager Evaluation) at 8:02 pm,
as per SDCL 1-25-2 (1). All members voted in favor; motion carried.
President of the School Board, Josh Luke, declared out of executive
session at 9:04 pm.
15/16-63: Adjourn – On
motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to adjourn the school board meeting at
9:05 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, January
14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 10
members in attendance.
Businesses present were: Al’s Studio, Central Farmer’s Coop.,
City Economic Development Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Luke
Heating/Cooling/Plumbing, Rapp Motors, SEFP, Southeastern Electric,
Tieszen Chiropractic Clinic and Wieman Land & Auction.
meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.
Motion was made by Glen Rapp, seconded by Dr. Dean Tieszen to
approve the minutes and the financial report as presented.
A reminder was given for the organization’s annual dues.
was reported the promotional drawing for February will be for $25 Marion
Bucks, as donated by the organization.
It was also advised the promotional drawing for March will be for a
$25 Getskow Pharmacy gift certificate, as donated by Getskow Pharmacy.
recap was provided for the Community Christmas Celebration held on
A total of 43 businesses, service organizations and individuals
donated prizes, with 70 adult and 15 youth prizes given out.
Santa Claus gifted 147 children with presents and 99 Santa pictures
Approximately twenty vendors participated in the event.
Over 400 individuals were served the free lunch.
Information on event expenses and revenues was provided.
Appreciation was expressed to all who helped with the event.
Schulte, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly
Information was provided on year-end stats, as well as current
A reminder was given for the annual Regional Career Fair to be held
on February 18th
decision was made to host the Free Bingo event during this year’s Summer
discussion was held on school co-op matters.
next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on February 11, 2016 at Katie’s Malt
Shoppe & Restaurant.
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