April 19, 2007
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on April 19, 2007 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM with members Bestul, LaRue, Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Graham and Nelson. Also present were Allan Jensen, Roger Jansen, Renee Melby, Tom Grover, Brenda Johnson, Kris Roley, Tom Gronwold, Kayla Norenberg, Abbie Leine, and Jeremy Danielson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mrs. Wing moved to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Mr. LaRue. MCU.
Mr. LaRue moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Representatives from the Senior Class Kayla Norenberg, Abbie Leine, and Jeremy Danielson asked for permission for their Senior Class Trip to Park Rapids, Minnesota for May 18th, 19th, 20th which included being excused from school on May 18th. Mr. LaRue made a motion to allow the Senior Class Trip. Mr. Risbrudt seconded. MCU.
Sharyn Graham joined the meeting at 7:20 PM.
Mrs. Wing gave a report on the Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop meeting.
Mr. Jansen reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mrs. Johnson gave a report on the subject areas in 4th Grade.
Mrs. Roley gave a report on her Special Ed Classroom and the services being provided.
Tom Gronwold representing the Ashby Education Association presented a letter indicating they have voted not to implement the current Quality Compensation plan at this time.
There was a discussion on the need for after school child care. The Administration will continue to gather information.
Summer School for Title I and Special Ed was tabled.
There is a need for pianos, one of which possibly could be used. This will be further researched.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to accept the gift of $300.00 from the Legion for Science Fair and a gift from Park Region Telephone for the Music Program. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve membership in the Minnesota State High School League. Mr. Bestul seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to adjust the 2006-2007 school calendar making June 1st half day student, ½ day workshop to make up for the lost snow day on April 3rd. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to adopt the 2007-2008 school calendar (option number 2). Mr. Bestul seconded. MCU.
Bids received for propane for FY08: Ashby Equity Association - $1.29 per gallon, Farmers Union Oil - $1.31 per gallon, HiWay Amoco - $1.259 per gallon. Mr. LaRue made a motion to accept the bid from HiWayAmoco. Mr. Bestul seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve the Test Out Policy No. 534 and Grade Advancement Policy No. 535. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to accept the resignation of Lois Ellingson effective June 30, 2007. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Rylander made a motion to accept the resignation of Roger Jansen effective at the end of the 2006-2007 school year. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adjourn at 9:18 pm. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk