School District 883
(Official Publication)
Rockford Board of Education
Summary Minutes
from the October 21, 2013 Regular Board Meeting
The school board met in regular session on Monday, October 21, 2013. The following items may be of interest:
The Board recognized Maureen Mullen, Erik Peterson, Dan Houghton, RCE Flag Football program, Colette Viquez, John Engel, Ty Griffin, Megan Bode, Melissa Spicer.
The Board heard public comments
The Board approved the minutes from the September 16 regular meeting and the October 7 work session, staffing changes, bills totaling $2,019,953.80, open enrollments, donations, student teaching agreements, the RHS Band and Choir trip, and gymnastics cooperative agreement.
The Board received reports from Principals Brenda Petersmeyer, Ryan Jensen, and Amy Denneson and Activities Director Dan Pratt.
The Board also received reports and updates from Superintendent Paul Durand and Business Manager Sandy Strozyk.
The Board approved a 0.5 FTE English Language Learner position.
The Board approved the Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Law prohibiting Discrimination.
Veterans Day programs were discussed.
An update on the bond project was reviewed.
The Board discussed the rental rates for the Rocket Stadium.
The Board approved the bid for the middle school infrastructure upgrades to KUE Contractors.
The Board approved the bid for the high school commons and infrastructure upgrades to Rochon Corporation.
The Board discussed the building space capacity study and program research.
The Board approved moving the fifth grade program to the middle school and moving the district office/board room spaces to another building at the superintendents discretion.
Options for the 2014-15 school year calendar were reviewed.
The Board approved an update to the Tobacco-Free Environment policy and reviewed updates to selected personnel policies.
Heard reports from individual board members on their committee assignments.
The next regular meeting will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013, starting at 6:30 pm in the school board room.
This is a summary of the minutes from this meeting as per MN Statute 123B.09, subd. 10. Official Rockford School Board minutes are posted on the districts website at www.rockford.k12.mn.us after they are approved by the school board at the next regular meeting. If you would like a hard copy of the official minutes, please contact the Rockford Area Schools District Office at 763-477-9165 or mail your request to the district office at 6051 Ash Street, Rockford MN 55373.

(Published in the South Crow River News on Nov. 28, 2013)

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