November 15, 2007
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on November 15, 2007 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Graham, LaRue, Nelson, Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Bestul. Also present were Allan Jensen, Tom Otte, Renee Melby, and Perry Butler.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Mrs. Graham. MCU.
Mr. LaRue moved to approve the following consent agenda:
The Board reviewed the MREA Board of Directors Ballot and directed the chairman to cast a vote.
MSBA Phase I and II Training is available.
Nominations for Region I Board are due by November 27th.
Perry Butler gave a presentation on Business and Computer courses for High School and Elementary, Computer Coordinator duties, and an update on technology.
Mr. Nelson gave a report on Region I.
Mrs. Wing reported on the Ashby Education Foundation “Harvest of Memories” and the MREA Conference.
Mr. LaRue commented on the Statewide Referendum Statistics at the November elections.
Mr. Otte reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Agenda item 7.1 07-09 Teacher Salary Negotiations Status was moved to 8.6 for closed session.
MSBA Leadership Conference will be January 16th, 17th, and 18th.
The wording of the upcoming breaks will be in the newsletter as Christmas Break and Easter Break.
The Administration will check to see if the publication of the minutes can be on the school website verses publication in the official newspaper.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to approve the FY07 Audit. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Agenda item 8.2 Consider to Approve: 07-09 Master Agreement was moved to 8.7 following the closed session.
Agenda item 8.3 was stricken as it was a duplication from the October 18th meeting.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to approve the LCSC Health and Safety Contract for FY2009-2011. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve the Stevens Traverse Grant Pre-School Screening Contract. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to moved to closed session to discuss the 07-09 Teacher Salary Negotiations. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to return to regular session. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to approve the 07-09 tentative salary agreement with the Ashby Education Association. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adjourn at 9:40 pm. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk