The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on January 17, 2018 in the Media Center of the School. Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Anderson, Hoff, C. Johnson, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: B. Johnson, Spangler. Also present were Superintendent Niemann, Renee Melby, Camille Schultz, Paula Wojcik, Rob Nelson, and Lacey Stenson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Anderson moved to approve the amended agenda, Hoff seconded. MCU.
Recognition of Visitors: Rob Nelson presented a proposal on a potential Arrow Foundation Scholarship Program.
Board Reorganization: Hoff nominated Wing for Chairperson. Nominations were closed and Wing was declared elected by acclamation. Rylander nominated C. Johnson for Vice Chairperson. Nominations were closed and C. Johnson was declared elected by acclamation. C. Johnson nominated Anderson for Clerk. Nominations were closed and Anderson was declared elected by acclamation. Hoff nominated Rylander for Treasurer. Nominations were closed and Rylander was declared elected by acclamation.
Anderson made a motion for the following:
Committees were assignments as follows:
Special Ed Coop Board: Wing
MSHSL Rep: Hoff
Legislative Liaison: C. Johnson
Negotiations: Wing, C. Johnson, Anderson
Finance and Disbursement Review: Rylander, Hoff, B. Johnson
Building & Grounds Committee: C. Johnson, B. Johnson, Spangler
Planning: Wing, C. Johnson, Rylander
Ashby Education Foundation: Wing
Policy Committee: Anderson, C. Johnson, Wing
Rylander seconded. MCU.
C. Johnson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Approve Long Term Para Sub Kayla Johnson
Approve work agreements for:
Tyler Butler – JrH Boys Basketball Coach
Peter Nelson – JV Boys Basketball Coach
John Kent – Head Boys Basketball Coach
Laura Pettit – JrH Girls Basketball Coach
Kipper Nelson – JV Girls Basketball Coach
Troy Mickelson – Head Girls Basketball Coach
Andy Peterson – Assistant Wrestling Coach
Resignation from Kristin Spangler, Administrative Assistant
Hoff reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions.
Anderson reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions and Wellness Committee.
Rylander reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions.
Wing reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions, Service Coop Joint Meeting, and Fergus Falls Special Education Coop.
Mr. Meissner written report was presented:
Mr. Niemann reported on the following:
Ms. Schultz gave a report on Art.
Ms. Wojcik’s written report on the plan for the Middle School Dance sponsored by the National Honor Society was presented.
Second Reading of Policies 501 – 515.
First Reading of Policies 516 – 532.
C. Johnson introduced the resolution No. 18.03 directing the Administration to recommend Program/Personnel Adjustments due to declining enrollment and/or diminishing revenue. Anderson seconded. Roll call vote: Hoff-yes, Anderson-yes, Rylander-yes, C. Johnson – yes, Wing-yes. MCU.
C. Johnson made a motion to name the following:
Official Depository: First State Bank of Ashby
Official Newspaper: Ashby Dalton Post
Anderson seconded. MCU.
C. Johnson made a motion to set the following:
Board Meetings: Day – 3rd Wednesday each month
Time – 6:00 pm
Place – Ashby Public School Media Center
Board Compensation: $50/regular or special meeting, Chairperson stipend: $25/month
Rylander seconded. MCU.
Anderson made a motion to approve the 501-515 Series of Ashby Public School District Policy Revisions. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Hoff made a motion to adjourn. Anderson seconded. MCU. Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 8:47 pm.
Leslie Anderson, Clerk