The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on January 23, 2019 in the Media Center of the School. Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Anderson, Hoff, B. Johnson, C. Johnson, Rylander, Spangler, and Wing present. Absent: none. Also present were Superintendent Niemann, Principal Jon Moore, Renee Melby, Laura Pettit, and Ruth Umlauf.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
B. Johnson moved to approve the agenda. Anderson seconded. MCU.
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. Spangler nominated Anderson for Clerk. Nominations were closed and Anderson was declared elected by acclamation. B. Johnson nominated Rylander for Treasurer. Nominations were closed and Rylander was declared elected by acclamation.
Rylander 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
Hoff seconded. MCU.
Rylander moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Resignation from Ruth Johansen, Paraprofessional
B. Johnson reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions.
Spangler reported on MN School Board Association Conference session.
Hoff reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions.
Anderson reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions, Region 1, and Ashby School Wellness Committee.
Rylander reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions.
C. Johnson reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions.
Wing reported on MN School Board Association Conference sessions, Cooperative Purchasing (CPC), MN Service Coop Board Meeting, Fergus Falls Special Education Coop Board Meeting, Lakes Country Service Coop Board Meeting, and Ashby Education Foundation.
Mr. Moore reported on the following:
Mr. Niemann reported on the following:
Mrs. Umlauf reported on the upcoming Solo and Ensemble Music Contest that Ashby will be hosting on April 10th and the Music Program at Ashby School.
Ms. Pettit reported on 5th Grade and the upcoming Wolf Ridge Field Trip in March.
B. Johnson introduced the resolution No. 19.03 directing the Administration to recommend Program/Personnel Adjustments due to declining enrollment and/or diminishing revenue. C. Johnson seconded. Roll call vote: B. Johnson-yes, Spangler-yes, 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.
Spangler 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.
Hoff made a motion to approve the 5th Grade Fundraiser Pancake Feed and Silent Auction February 24th at the Ashby Legion. Anderson seconded. MCU.
Hoff made a motion to adjourn. Spangler seconded. MCU. Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 7:33 pm.
Leslie Anderson, Clerk