June 2015 Newsletter
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."
Robert Green Ingersoll
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 June, 2015. Call to order was made by President of the
School Board, Nicole Bartscher, at 7:00 pm.
Nicole Bartscher, Dan Buse, Daryl Gortmaker, Josh
and Larry Langerock.
Joseph Gertsema, Interim Superintendent; Michelle Larson, Secondary
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
Ed Kreider, Trish Kreider, Shelly Wieman, Denise Arbach, Scott Dent,
Amanda Dent, Ryleigh Dent, Scott Tieszen, Heather Hofer, and Jared
14/15-155: Agenda – On
motion by Luke, second by Langerock to approve the agenda. Motion carried.
14/15-156: Minutes – On
motion by Buse, second by Langerock to approve the previous month’s
minutes and to acknowledge receipt of the Cornbelt Educational Coop
minutes. Motion carried.
14/15-157: Financial Reports – On
motion by Langerock, second by Luke to approve the financial reports of
the District as shown in Table 1 (to be published in paper). Motion
14/15-158: Bills for Consideration – On
by Luke, second by Buse to approve the following claims against the
District for the month of June, and then to approve checks to be issued in
their payment. Motion carried. (Bills to be published in paper)
Wieman informed the Board of a Sport Skills, Agility & Strengthening
Program offered this summer for students in 5th-8th
grade. Trish Kreider inquired about junior high boys basketball, and was
informed that Marion will provide a program for the junior high boys.
Heather Hofer came before the Board with two activities planned for Marion
students: Girls on the Run / Girls on Track for girls in grades 3-8, and a
football clinic in Sioux Falls on June 12.
were no Teacher Reports.
Board reports were given. Josh Luke informed the Board that the Milbank
School District is interested in the “crow’s nest” from the stadium
equipment Marion purchased last fall from the Grant/Deuel School District.
Thompson gave the Business Manager report. He gave updates on the
elementary computer lab, Title I and REAP funding, and providing both a
Junior Kindergarten and a Preschool program this year.
Larson gave the Principal report. She informed the Board on State
standards, an ELL symposium, credit recovery, a boys’ basketball camp,
Promethean Board training, a new messaging system through Infinite Campus,
a USF football camp, and the Youth Sports Committee meeting.
Joseph Gertsema gave the Superintendent report. He wanted to thank the
Board and the District for the opportunity to work at the Marion School
this year. Dr. Gertsema also gave updates on the Music teacher search,
discussing the boys’ basketball coop with Wayne Carney of SDHSAA,
meeting soon with David Colberg, the TIE data retreat, and that he will be
working with the new board members explaining their roles on the school
Board of Education recognized the first reading of Policy IK (Academic
Achievement). Mrs. Larson explained issues covered in this policy, such as
grading and assessments.
14/15-159: Amend Policy JFAA
– On motion by Buse, second by Gortmaker to amend Policy JFAA (Admission
of Resident Students) as presented to the Board. A copy of the policy will
be kept on file in the Business Office, and will be available on the
School’s website. Motion carried.
14/15-160: Gas/Diesel Quotes
– On motion by Langerock, second by Luke to accept the fuel quote from
Schmidt Country, DBA Marion Oil, for road diesel fuel, 10% ethanol
gasoline and regular gasoline at $0.015 below pump price, less Federal
taxes for the 2015/2016 fiscal school year. Motion carried.
14/15-161: SDHSAA Ballots
– On motion by Luke, second by Buse to vote for the following on the
SDHSAA 2015 Official Runoff Election Ballots: Mike Schmidt (Wilmot High
School) as the East River At-Large Representative, and David Planteen
(Langford Area School District) as the Small School Group Board of
Education Representative. Motion carried.
14/15-162: Insurance Renewal Resolution –
Be it hereby moved and resolved that on motion by Langerock, second by
Gortmaker, the Marion School Board of the Marion School District, acting
pursuant to SDCL ch. 1-24 and SDCL 13-10-3, 13-8-39, and the general
authority of SDCL title 13, hereby adopts, approves, and ratifies the ASB
Workers’ Compensation Trust Fund Participation Agreement, and the ASB
Property and Liability Trust Fund Participation Agreement, effective as of
the time of adoption of this motion. A copy of these Participation
Agreements and Renewal Motions will be kept on file in the Business
Office. Motion carried.
14/15-163: Surplus Property
– On motion by Luke, second by Buse to declare various library books and
textbooks as surplus property, to be disposed of as the Administration
sees fit. A list of the surplus property will be kept on file in the
Business Office. Motion carried.
– On motion by Buse, second by Langerock to accept the resignations of
Ron Nelson as Head Volleyball Coach and Jesse Johnson as Head Girls
Basketball Coach, and to thank them for their years of service in these
respective positions. Motion carried.
14/15-165: Approve Contracts
– On motion by Buse, second by Luke to approve the following contracts
for the 2015/2016 school year, with salaries to be published July, 2015:
William Lanfear as Social Studies Teacher; Doyle Johnson as Co-Head
Wrestling Coach and JH Football Coach; Linda Luke as FB Cheer Advisor;
Nancy Kennedy as Student Council Advisor; Jerry Kippes as Head Track
Coach, Head Cross Country Coach, and JH Boys Basketball Coach; Jesse
Johnson as Head Golf Coach; William Massey as Head Girls Basketball Coach
and Asst. Track Coach; Rachael Massey as Head Volleyball Coach; Becky Luke
as Prom Co-Advisor; Rachel Vanderzee as Prom Co-Advisor; and Tracy
Kopejtka as Asst. Volleyball Coach. Motion carried.
14/15-166: Adjourn – On
motion by Langerock, second by Luke to adjourn the school board meeting at
8:30 pm. Motion carried.
City Council of the City of Marion, South Dakota met in special session on
Monday, June 8, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the City
Building with the following council members present: Jeff Jeno, Jim
Kettwig, Dick Luke, Rick Nelson and Jeremy Thomas, together with the Mayor
Ron Globke and Finance Officer Kari Muller.
Absent: Dave Hughes.
Public Hearing was held at 5:33 p.m. to consider the Marion Area Community
Club’s request for a One-Day Malt Beverage License for the Summer
Celebration Chislic Feed to be held at the City Park on June 19, 2015 from
5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
No one appeared before the Council in favor or opposition of
granting the license.
Motion was made by Nelson, seconded by Kettwig to approve the
Voting aye: Kettwig, Luke, Jeno, Nelson.
Voting nay: Thomas.
Motion was made by Luke, seconded by Nelson to adjourn at 5:36 p.m. Motion carried.
Marion Business & Professional Organization met on Thursday, June 11,
2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Katie’s Malt Shoppe & Restaurant with 14
members in attendance.
Businesses present were: Al’s Studio, Central Farmer Coop.,
Donlan’s Foodland, Getskow Pharmacy, Hometown Insurance, Luke
Heating/Cooling/Plumbing, Marion Record, NuGen Energy, Saunders
Chiropractic, SEFP, Southeastern Electric, Tieszen Chiropractic Clinic and
meeting minutes and a financial report were distributed.
Motion was made by Heather Hofer, seconded by Dr. Jon Saunders to
approve the minutes and the financial report as presented.
was held on the promotional drawing for the month of July.
The decision was made to hold a drawing for $25 Marion Bucks.
was held on the Summer Celebration, with the Schedule of Events reviewed.
A reminder was given for the Bingo prizes/donations deadline.
discussion was held on relocating the State Champions sign, with it
reported Rex VanHove and Glen Rapp are in charge and are working with Gary
Luke on the project.
Motion was made by Dr. Dean Tieszen, seconded by Dick Luke to
approve having the sign relocated and attached to the ‘Welcome to
Larsen, SEFP facilitator, distributed and reviewed her monthly report.
Information was provided on new inquiries, active clients and new
business presentations, as well as upcoming activities.
Larsen advised she is working on bringing a “Shop at Home”
campaign into communities.
Information was provided on the 7th
Key to becoming an Entrepreneurial Community.
was reported the boys’ basketball program for Marion will be co-opted
with Freeman for the upcoming school year, playing as the Freeman Flyers
due to time restrictions.
Information was provided on a ‘skills’ night to be held in July
at the school for grades K – 6 to assist in getting youth interested in
next meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on July 9, 2015 at Katie’s Malt
Shoppe & Restaurant.
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