September 20, 2010
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on September 20, 2010 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman LaRue called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Hoff, Johnson, LaRue, Nelson, Rylander, Spangler, and Wing present. Also present were Superintendent Allan Jensen, Principal Tom Otte, Renee Melby, Carol Koefod, and Jeanne Miller.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Nelson moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Wing. MCU.
Wing moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Wing reported on Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop and Ashby Education Foundation.
Nelson reported on Region I.
LaRue encouraged the Board to read the articles on education in the Time Magazine.
Mr. Otte reported on the following:
Chairman LaRue expressed his concern for the loss of students in the Music Program. Discussion followed.
Chairman LaRue has asked the Administration to make a recommendation on the next step for the Football Program. Discussion followed.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mrs. Koefod gave a report on 2nd Grade.
Mrs. Miller gave a report on Special Ed.
There is an opportunity to cast a ballot for the MSBA Insurance Trust election of trustees. Clerk Nelson will cast the ballot.
There is an opportunity to be involved at the MSBA Leadership Conference.
MSBA Fall Area Meeting will be in Fergus Falls on September 22nd, 6:30 pm.
There was a discussion on FY11 and FY12 budgets and the proposed Levy 2010 Pay 2011.
Rylander made a motion to approve the 2009-10 ISD 261 Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Achievement Report, and distribution by website publication at www.ashby.k12.mn.us. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Wing made a motion to approve Annual Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Discrimination Laws. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to grant Allan Jensen and Renee Melby authority to electronically transfer funds as allowed by MS471.38 between money market and checking accounts. Hoff seconded. MCU.
Action Item 8.4 was moved to 8.8.
Spangler made a motion to approve the list of 2010-11 Fund Raising Activities. Wing seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to approve contracts for Robert Anderson as night custodian, and Sam Quernemoen as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Wing made a motion to approve the request for a one year leave of absence from Pam Liester. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to set the proposed 2010 Payable 2011 Levy below the maximum allowed to: General Voter approved Operating Referendum $250,000.00 (to establish anticipated $285,000 in total levy revenue), General Referendum Market Value $19,070.02, General Net Tax Capacity $87,654.33, Community Service $17,550.21, General Debt Service $520,824.10 which is a 3.9% reduction in taxes from 2010. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Chairman LaRue called the meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm.
Warren Nelson, Clerk