October 2015 Newsletter
“It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
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
twelfth day of October, 2015. Call to order was made by President of the
School Board, Josh Luke, at 7:00 pm.
Dan Buse, Josh
Luke, Jared Schmidt and Scott Tieszen.
David Colberg, Superintendent; Michelle Larson, Principal; and
Aaron Thompson, Business Manager.
Shelly Wieman, Jennifer Pankratz, Peter Preheim, Heather Hofer, Danny
Preheim, Bob Preheim, Ed Kreider, Trish Kreider, and Denise Arbach.
15/16-33: Agenda – On
motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to amend the agenda to the following: 15
– Approve Open Enrollment, 16 – Adjourn; and then to approve the
agenda. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
15/16-34: Minutes – On
motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the previous month’s
minutes and to acknowledge receipt of the Cornbelt Educational Coop
minutes. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
15/16-35: Financial Reports – On
motion by Buse, second by Tieszen 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.
15/16-36: Bills for Consideration – On
by Tieszen, second by Buse to approve the following claims against the
District for the month of October, and then to approve checks to be issued
in their payment. All members voted in favor; motion carried. (Bills to be
published in paper)
Preheim shared concerns on payments to athletic event workers, that the
school should use volunteers. He also stated concerns on coop talks with
Parker, as consolidation is always brought up in talks with Parker. Shelly
Wieman had a question on junior high basketball with Freeman. There were
several comments from the public on sports coops.
Action 15/16-37: High School Handbook Amendment, Prom – On motion by Schmidt, second by Buse to update the High School Handbook, to include Freshmen & Sophomores in the High School Prom. Updates added to the handbook can be found on the Marion School website, or in the Business Office. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
were no Teacher Reports.
Board reports were given. Jared Schmidt wanted to thank those who were
involved in helping out with the Homecoming pep rally.
Thompson gave the Business Manager report. He discussed the recent boiler
inspection and boiler repairs, as well as funding information from the
Blue Ribbon Task Force.
Larson gave the Principal report. She gave a presentation on the School
Performance Index, detailing test scores, attendance and other academic
information. Mrs. Larson also gave information on “Challenge Day” and
Colberg gave the Superintendent report. He informed the Board on the Blue
Ribbon Task Force, emergency procedures information from other school
districts, and teacher observations.
Board discussed the recent coop talks with Parker. The meeting between
Parker and Marion administrators and two members from each Board included
talks on an all-sports coop, offering additional classes shared by the two
districts, and a four-day week versus a five-day week. A committee from
both schools will meet again to discuss what is needed between the
15/16-38: Approve Contracts
– On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve the following
contracts for the 2015/2016 school year: Darlene Lanfear as Preschool Aide
/ Preschool Driver in the amount of $10.75 per hour (aide) and $40.00 per
day (driver); and Ashley Huber as Bus Driver in the amount of $30.50 per
route. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
15/16-39: Approve Open Enrollment
– On motion by Buse, second by Schmidt to approve Open Enrollment of
Student A for the 2015/2016 school year. All members voted in favor;
15/16-40: Adjourn – On
motion by Schmidt, second by Buse to adjourn the school board meeting at
9:00 pm. All members voted in favor; motion carried.
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