The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on January 22, 2020 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 Moore, Business Manager Renee Melby, Peter Nelson, Noelle Kratzke, Andy Peterson, Amelia Barry, Halle Dahlen, and Brain Johnson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
B. Johnson moved to approve the amended agenda. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Board Reorganization: Anderson 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. Hoff 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.
Senior Class Representatives Amelia Barry and Halle Dahlen presented their Senior Class Trip plans to Lake Okoboji, Iowa and fund raising events of Crush Can sale, and Bake Sale. Rylander made a motion to approve the Senior Class Trip and Fundraisers. Anderson seconded. MCU.
Andy Peterson requested approval for the 9th Grade ALF Fundraiser – Flower Sales for Valentines Day. Spangler made a motion to approve. B. Johnson seconded. MCU.
Athletic Director’s Report
Mr. Peterson reported on the following:
C. Johnson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Hoff reported on School Board Convention.
Anderson reported on School Board Convention.
C. Johnson reported on School Board Convention.
Wing reported on Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop Meeting, Lakes Country Service Coop Board Meeting, School Board Convention, and MN Service Coop Meeting.
Mr. Moore reported on the following:
Mr. Niemann reported on the following:
Peter Nelson reported on Health and Physical Education
Noelle Kratzke reported on High School Math and Student Council.
Otter Tail Power Company Solar Electricity (Private Sub-Contractor).
Network Security and Privacy Liability Cyber Insurance – no action taken.
C. Johnson introduced Resolution No. 20.05 Directing Administration to Recommend Program/Personnel Adjustments Due to Declining Enrollment and Diminishing Revenue. Hoff 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 Official Depository as Viking Bank, Ashby and Official Newspaper as Ashby Dalton Post. B. Johnson 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.
C. Johnson made a motion to approve the Junior Class ALF Fundraiser – Jamboree with the Juniors for February 8, 2020, 1st and 2nd Grade ALF Fundraiser – Art Show for March 14, 2020, and Class of 2025 Arrow Clothing Fundraiser. B. Johnson seconded. MCU.
C. Johnson made a motion to approve the 2020-21 School Calendar. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Discussion on splitting 2nd Grade for 2020-21. The Board gave consensus to move forward with the planning.
Hoff made a motion to adjourn. Spangler seconded. MCU. Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at pm 8:26 pm.
Leslie Anderson, Clerk