School Board Meeting

Oldham-Ramona School Dist 39-5

August 22, 2011

     The Oldham-Ramona School Board of Education met in special session at 7:00 p.m. at the school.  Present were Lisa Beyer, Larry Malcomb, Mike Matson, Chandra Waikel, and Jay Hojer.  Others present were Andrew Swift, Toni Stout, Darwin Stewart, Supt Brian Sieh, and Business Manager GayLynn Hagemann.  Chairman Beyer, who established a quorum was present, called the meeting to order.  Unless noted all motions were unanimous.

     At the August 8, 2011 regular board meeting a motion was made to obtain bids for a new boiler or forced air system.  The current boiler did not meet the requirements during the inspection and will need to be repaired or replaced before winter.  Andrew Swift of SwiftAir discussed with the board options regarding the current boiler system. 

     The building project floor plan was drawn out on the school lawn where the new construction will occur.  The board and visitors examined and commented on the plans.  The stage/bleacher area was also drawn out.

     Action #2967:  Motion by Malcomb, seconded by Matson to provide the driver for the Special Ed program to Children’s Care Hospital and School.  Students being carpooled would be from O-R, Colman-Egan, and possibly Rutland.  Superintendent Sieh will advertise the position as a Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 position.

     The board received a request from a business to place an advertisement in the athletic programs for the year.  The board’s suggestion was to see if they would consider printing napkins (or styrofoam cups to be used during the football season) that would be used in the concession stand.  The school board has decided to offer printing an advertisement in the athletic programs as a service to all area businesses at a cost.  Please contact Supt Sieh if interested by Friday, September 9.

     Action #2968:  Motion by Waikel, seconded by Malcomb to advertise for an assistant cook/Special Ed aide position.  Position will be 10:00-1:30 as assistant cook and 1:30-3:30 as Special Ed aide.

     Action #2969:  Motion by Waikel, seconded by Hojer to approve two open enrollment applications and two SD High School Activities Association applications.  (2012-#11 & #12)

     The board discussed the shortage of student workers in the concession stand.  Last year this became an issue.  For each event there should be a teacher and at least two or three  student helpers.  The board discussed having a group or club take over the concession stand for this reason.      

     The next regular meeting of the board is scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

     Action #2970:  Motion by Waikel, seconded by Matson to adjourn at 9:08 p.m.


GayLynn Hagemann                                 Lisa Beyer

Business Manager                                     Board President


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