February 22, 2007
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on February 22, 2007 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Bestul, Graham, LaRue, Nelson, Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Also present were Allan Jensen, Roger Jansen, Renee Melby, and Janel Trosvig.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mrs. Graham moved to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Mr. LaRue. MCU.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
In honor of School Board Members Recognition Week Mr. Jensen handed out certificates of appreciation to the Board Members thanking them on behalf of himself, the school, and the community.
Chairman Rylander read a letter from Nancy Neiman informing the Board of her intent to return from her leave to her position for the 2007-2008 school year. The Board acknowledged receipt of the notice.
Mrs. Trosvig gave a presentation on the high school choral and grade 4-6 elementary music programs.
Chairman Rylander read a letter from the Ashby Education Association of notice of intent to negotiate. The Board acknowledged receipt of the notice.
Mr. Risbrudt reported on the proposed changes in the MSHSL regarding open enrollment.
Mr. LaRue reported on the brochure being developed jointly for the school and the city. He reported on a proposed legislative bill addressing shared Superintendents.
Mrs. Wing reported that the Ashby Education Association is now holding monthly meetings and shared the brochure that has been developed.
Mr. Nelson gave a report on Region I and the Business Conference.
Mr. Jansen reported on the following:
Mr. Nelson made a motion to pay one half of the registration fee of The Challenge Academy and provide transportation. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
The 2006 pay 2007 levy limit has been revised (lowered) to $618,858.95 due to an Auditor error.
The Board reviewed the projected revenue under the Governor’s recommendation for 2007 Legislation.
The Board discussed the joint meeting with the Evansville School Board held January 31, 2007.
The activity directors memberships and costs were discussed. No action was taken. The Board asked the Administration to encourage the staff to belong to their prospective organizations.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to adjourn at 9:22 pm. Mr. Risbrudt seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk