June 25, 2007
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on June 25, 2007 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Graham. LaRue, Nelson, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Bestul and Risbrudt. Also present were Allan Jensen, Tom Otte, Renee Melby, Lisa Wigdahl, Karen Lundstrom, Dave Bickett, and Dave Wolf.
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:
A thank you was read from Julia Zieman, High Potential Teacher, for the support of the Challenge Academy that was attended by 12 students from Ashby. Thank you cards were read from the following students for support of the Challenge Academy: Meredith Turner, Neil Turner, Julia Turner, and Jay Turner.
Dave Bickett from Park Region Telephone Company and Dave Wolf from Gardonville Telephone Company presented information on the FCC Broadcast License that the Ashby School may apply to reinstate.
Karen Lundstrom gave a presentation on the E2T2 Grant that Ashby, Underwood, Battle Lake, Chokio Alberta, and Herman Norcross Schools are participating in.
Mr. Nelson gave a report on Region I.
Mr. Otte reported on the following:
Mrs. Wing made a motion to dissolve the pairing agreement with Evansville for Golf and re-establish an agreement to include Country Bible Academy. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mrs. Wigdahl gave a report on the High School Math program and curriculum. She will also have a student teacher in her classroom this fall.
MREA membership renewal was discussed and will be renewed.
Summer custodial staffing seems to be sufficient. Office staffing will be reviewed to determine the position that will need to be advertised. The Athletic Director and Boys Basketball positions were discussed. The Administration will have a recommendation at the July meeting. The First Grade position has been assigned to Nancy Neiman.
The Sportsmanship Policy adopted December 14, 2005 was reviewed and the enforcement of it was discussed.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to appoint Suzanne Wing to the Special Ed Coop Board. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Non-Certified salary adjustment procedure and timeline was discussed. Non-certified staff pay adjustments will be made following teacher negotiations.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to call for bids on Dairy Products, Vehicle Fuel, and Vehicle Maintenance. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve the 2007-2008 Budget as follows. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Fund 01 2,023,271 2,241,976
Fund 02 109,515 118,005
Fund 04 43,806 47,014
Fund 06 5,000 50,000
Fund 07 606,846 578,015
Fund 09 82,000 82,715
Total: 2,870,438 3,117,725
Mrs. Graham made a motion to accept the resignation of Tom Gronwold as Student Council Advisor. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to adjourn at 10:05 pm. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk