April 17, 2008
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on April 17, 2008 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman J. Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Graham, LaRue, Risbrudt, D. Rylander, J. Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Nelson. Also present were Allan Jensen, Tom Otte, Renee Melby, Bonnie Pfeffer, Jeannie Miller, Janel Trosvig, Cindy Welch, and Megan Gullickson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Swearing in of new Board Member Dallas Rylander was conducted.
Mr. Risbrudt moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Mrs. Graham MCU.
Mr. LaRue moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Senior Class Representative Megan Gullickson asked for permission for their Senior Class Trip to Park Rapids, Minnesota for May 17th, 18th, 19th which included being excused from school on May 19th. Mrs. Graham made a motion to allow the senior class trip. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Trosvig presented a proposed Choir/Band Trip for 2010. Mrs. Wing made a motion to approve the proposed trip. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Wing gave a report on the Special Ed Coop meeting.
Mr. Risbrudt gave a report on MSHSL. He also expressed some concerns on feed back received on a prior year Senior Class Trip.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mrs. Pfeffer gave an update on 2nd Grade.
Mrs. Miller gave an update on Special Ed.
Mr. LaRue, Mrs. Wing, and Mrs. Graham were appointed to a Planning Committee.
Mr. LaRue, Mr. Risbrudt, and Mr. D. Rylander were appointed to a Finance Committee.
Mr. J. Rylander and Mr. Nelson were appointed to the Joint Board Committee for Ashby, Brandon, and Evansville.
Mr. LaRue made a motion for two sections of Kindergarten for 2008-2009 meeting Monday, Wednesday, Friday for September and October and meeting everyday November through May. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to offer everyday Kindergarten at no charge to be reviewed on an annual basis. Mr. J. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt introduced Resolution No. 08.06 to renew membership in the Minnesota State High School League. Mrs. Graham seconded. Roll call vote: Wing – yes; D. Rylander – yes; LaRue – yes; Graham – yes; Risbrudt – yes; J. Rylander – yes; Absent: Nelson. MCU.
The School Calendar was tabled to agenda item 9.6.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to accept the Ashby Equity bid for LP pending clarification of the proposed options. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. J. Rylander introduced Resolution No. 08.07 relating to the termination and non renewal of the teaching contract of Benjamin Mettling, a probationary teacher. Mr. LaRue seconded. Roll call vote: Wing – yes; D. Rylander – yes; LaRue – yes; Graham – yes; Risbrudt – yes; J. Rylander – yes; Absent: Nelson. MCU.
The meeting moved to closed session at 10:10 pm for the review of Probationary certified staff.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to return to open meeting. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Wing made a motion to adopt the common calendar for Ashby, Brandon, and Evansville. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adjourn at 11:17 pm. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk