January 2018 Newsletter
"Love doesn't make the world go round, but love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
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
eighth day of January, 2018. Call to order was made by President of the
School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Larry Langerock, Josh
Luke, Scott Luke, Jared Schmidt, and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Katie Minster, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
17/18-36: Conflict of Interest –
On motion by Schmidt, second by Scott Luke to accept Conflict of Interest
forms, as presented to the Board, from the following individuals: Josh
Luke, Jared Schmidt, Scott Tieszen, Larry Langerock, David Colberg, and
Katie Minster. Forms will be kept on file in the Administrative Office.
All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-37: Agenda – On
motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to amend the agenda to the
following: 15) Personnel Matters (executive session), 16) Adjourn; then to
approve the agenda as presented. All members voted in favor; motion
17/18-38: Consent Motion – On
motion by Schmidt, second by Langerock to approve the following consent
items: a) approve minutes from the previous month and acknowledge receipt
of the Cornbelt Coop minutes, b) approve the financial reports of the
District (to be published in paper), c) approve the claims against the
District for the month of December, and to approve checks to be issued in
their payment (bills to be published in paper). All members voted in
favor; motion carried.
Dent came before the Board with a concern on having school representation
at athletic events.
Orcutt gave the Teacher Report. She discussed mid-year testing, data
discussions, attendance, in-service with SDEA, reading awards, and
programs used on the iPads by the elementary. She also wanted to thank the
Board for the gift cards for staff.
Board member Jared Schmidt presented information from the Cornbelt
Cooperative. School Board member Larry Langerock shared that several CTE
students and teachers cleaned up debris from a wind storm near the Nugen
ethanol plant. School Board president Josh Luke will attend LAN training
on January 13. School Board member Scott Tieszen brought a concern on
getting town kids home on extremely cold days.
Manager Aaron Thompson distributed and discussed audit reports from the
2016/2017 financial audit.
Principal Katie Minster shared information on schedules & transcripts,
a long-term substitute for Heidi Kraemer, senior privileges, honor roll,
attendance, dual credit, and STAR Math & Reading scores.
David Colberg gave updates a recent Desk Accreditation review with
recommendations, Dibels & STAR testing, Accelerated Reader results
& party, and an Elementary Christmas party.
17/18-39: Administrative Bargaining Unit
– On motion by Tieszen, second by Schmidt to recognize the
Administrative Bargaining Unit for negotiations with the Marion Board of
Education. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-40: School Board Election Date
– On motion by Schmidt, second by Scott Luke to set the School Board
Election date for April 10, 2018, 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.
17/18-41: Approve Contracts
– On motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to approve the following
contracts for the 2017/2018 school year: Cullen Mack as 5th-6th
Boys Basketball Coach in the amount of $800.00, and Bryce Sayler as Asst.
Wrestling Coach (pro-rated to a 75% contract) in the amount of $1,650.00.
All members voted in favor; motion carried.
17/18-42: Personnel Matters –
On motion by Schmidt, second by Tieszen to go into executive session for
the purpose of Personnel Matters at 8:27 pm, as per SDCL 1-25-2(1). All
members voted in favor; motion carried.
Josh Luke declared out of executive session at 8:45 pm.
Action 17/18-43: Adjourn – On motion by Langerock, second by Scott Luke to adjourn the school board meeting at 8:45 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, January
11, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 12
members in attendance.
Businesses present were: Al’s Studio, Central Farmers, Cherrybean
Coffee, City Economic Development Coordinator, Donlan’s Foodland, Luke
Heating/Cooling/Plumbing, Marion School, Rapp Motors, Saunders
Chiropractic, Schmidt Country and Southeastern Electric.
meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.
Motion was made by Angela Sperling, seconded by Dr. Jon Saunders to
approve the minutes and financial report as presented.
A reminder was given for the organization’s annual dues.
Minster, Marion MS/HS Principal, provided information on the following
school matters: Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance percentage increases;
impressive number of juniors and seniors taking Dual Credit classes; math
and reading ‘growth’ testing results.
Minster advised the school has begun teaching Spanish with the
Additional information was provided on the boys’/girls’
basketball season and tech school opportunities.
was held on the organization’s monthly meeting location.
The decision was made to hold the meetings in the City Meeting Room
next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on February 8, 2018 at the City Meeting
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