October 18, 2007
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on October 18, 2007 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Graham, LaRue, Nelson, Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Bestul. Also present were Allan Jensen, Tom Otte, Renee Melby, Camille Schultz, Dustin Steenblock, and Brian Jacobson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Mrs. Graham. MCU.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Brian Jacobson from Carlson Highland & Co. LLP presented the 2006-2007 Audit Report.
Mr. Nelson gave a report on Region I.
Mrs. Wing reported on the Special Ed Coop Board Meeting and the Ashby Education Foundation upcoming event “Harvest of Memories” which will be held October 28, 2007, 2;00 PM.
Mr. Otte reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Camille Schultz gave a presentation on Elementary and High School Art Classes.
Dustin Steenblock gave a presentation on the Ag Programs and FFA.
Radio advertising options were discussed.
The I94 Billboard Lease is up for renewal with no change in cost.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to purchase a Kawai rebuilt piano from Carlson Music. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to enter a lease/purchase agreement for a 10 passenger van. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve the Administrative Assistant work agreement with Kristin Spangler. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve the School Secretary work agreement with Heidi Hoff. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to accept the gift of 5 guitars from Fergus Music. Mr. Risbrudt seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve the Resolution to Support Application for MSHSL Foundation Grant. Mrs. Wing seconded. Roll call vote: Nelson – yes; Graham – yes; Risbrudt – yes; Wing – yes; LaRue – yes; Rylander – yes. Absent – Bestul. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to accept the retirement of Sue Krohn effective October 31, 2007. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to hire Bob Torgrimson as Head Boys Basketball Coach. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adjourn at 9:05 pm. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk