May 18, 2006
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on May 18, 2006 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM with members Bestul, Graham, LaRue, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Nelson and Risbrudt. Also present were Allan Jensen, Renee Melby, and Jeanne Miller.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mr. LaRue moved to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Mrs. Graham. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt joined the meeting at 7:06 pm. Mr. Jansen joined the meeting at 7:07 pm. Mr. Nelson joined the meeting at 7:12 pm.
Mrs. Graham moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Chairman Rylander read a thank you from Seth Leine for supporting the 2006 Challenge Academy.
Mrs. Graham reported that she and Mrs. Wing have been working with Mr. Butler and Mrs. Melby on the School’s website.
Mr. LaRue reported on the Superintendent evaluation. Mr. LaRue made a motion to offer Superintendent Jensen a two year contract with Board members Nelson, Graham, and LaRue serving as a negotiating committee. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson reported on Region I.
Mr. Rylander reported that the lilacs have been planted south of the football field.
Mr. Jansen reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
The results of the breakfast survey were presented. It is mandatory for Ashby to start a breakfast program for 2006-2007. There was a discussion on the Food Service Fund.
Mowing and snow removal equipment was evaluated. Mr. Nelson made a motion to purchase a Kubota tractor with cab, mower, and snow blower from the Building Fund. Mrs. Graham seconded. There was a discussion on adding a loader. Mr. Nelson amended his motion to include the loader. The amended motion was seconded by Mrs. Graham. MCU.
A school van will be used this year for behind the wheel training rather than leasing a car. There is no additional insurance cost.
The Baseball field fencing has been ordered and will be delivered the end of next week.
The Board directed Mr. Jensen to extend an invitation to the Evansville School Board to a getting acquainted meeting.
A preliminary budget for 2006-2007 was presented. A working meeting has been set up for June 5th, 7:00 pm.
The Board directed Superintendent Jensen to start the application process for the Aid Anticipation Borrowing Program.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to accept the gift of $200.00 from the Ashby Legion Auxiliary for the Library. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to accept the agreement with the Pomme de Terre Education District that upon its dissolution place the remaining assets into a trust fund with the Ashby School serving as the fiscal agent. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adopt the amended 2006-2007 School Calendar. Mr. Bestul seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson introduced resolution No. 06.05 relating to the termination and non-renewal of the teaching contract of Elaine Burgess, a probationary teacher. Mrs. Graham seconded. Roll call vote: Graham – yes, Risbrudt - yes, LaRue - yes, Bestul – yes, Nelson – yes, Wing – yes, Rylander – yes. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion for FFA Advisor compensation for 2006-2007 to be treated the same as a Head Spring Sports Coach and that the position be added to the extracurricular schedule at the next negotiations. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson introduced resolution No. 06.06 placing Les Zuehlsdorff on un-requested leave of absence for tine in excess of 1 F.T.E. Mr. LaRue seconded. Roll call vote: Graham – yes, Risbrudt - yes, LaRue - yes, Bestul – yes, Nelson – yes, Wing – yes, Rylander – yes. MCU.
Mr. Rylander made a motion to accept Sandra Barry’s resignation of custodial duties effective May 26, 2006. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mr. Bestul made a motion to revise the 2006 Budget as follows. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Fund 01 2,155,984 2,320,725
Fund 02 96,115 97,365
Fund 04 39,015 49,937
Fund 06 4,500 76,300
Fund 07 615,346 580,015
Total: 2,910,960 3,124,342
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to accept Warren Nelson’s resignation as Baseball Coach with a thank you for time served. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
The meeting moved into closed session at 9:08 pm for Performance Evaluations of Probationary Staff.
Mr. Bestul made a motion to re-open the meeting at 9:37 pm. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to adjourn at 9:38 pm. Mr. Bestul seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk