School District 883
(Official Publication)
Rockford Board of Education
Summary Minutes
from the February 19, 2014 Regular Board Meeting
The school board met in regular session on Monday, February 19, 2014, at 6:30 pm in the school board room. The following items may be of interest:
The Board recognized Beth Russell, Corina Sarsland, Penina Boros, Heather Holasek, Rocket power Dance Team, Sandy Strozyk, Gymnastics Club coaches, and Dawn McCabe.
The Board approved the minutes from the January 22, 2014 regular meeting and February 3, 2014 work session, staffing changes, bills totaling $1,342,067.20, open enrollments, and donations.
The Board received reports from Principals Brenda Petersmeyer, Ryan Jensen, and Amy Denneson, Activities Director Dan Pratt and Transition Coordinator Lorene Force.
The Board also received reports and updates from Superintendent Paul Durand and Business Manager Sandy Strozyk.
The Board motioned to approve the addition of 1.0 FTE secondary teaching position with licensure in business for 2014-15.
The Board approved the 2014-15 Rockford High School Program of Studies.
The Board discussed the option of a district student/parent handbook.
The annual School Board finance training was conducted.
The Board heard an update on the bond projects.
The Board approved the following policies–603 Curriculum Development; 604 Instructional Curriculum; 610 Field Trips, 613R Graduation Requirements; 615 Testing Accommodations, Modification and Exemptions for IEPs, Section 504 Plans, and LEP Students; 616 School District System Accountability; 618R Assessment of Student Achievement; 619 Staff Development for Standards; 620R Credit for Learning; 624 Online Learning Options; 602 Organization of the School Calendar and Day; 607 Organization of Grade Levels; 609 Religion; 614 School District Testing Plan and Procedure; and 617 School District Ensurance of Preparatory and High School Standards.
The Board held a first reading on the following policies–503 Student Attendance; 506 Student Discipline; 509 Enrollment of Nonresident Students; 515 Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records; 516 Student Medication; 521 Student Disability Nondiscrimination; 532 Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds; 504 Student Dress and Appearance; 505 Distribution of Non-School Sponsored Materials on School Premises by Students and Employees
Heard reports from individual board members on their committee assignments.
There will be a work session on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the school board room.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 17, 2014, 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.

3/27/14, 3SCT, Feb 19 Reg Min, 192948

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