October 22, 2012
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on October 22, 2012 in the Media Center of the School. Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Hoff, Johnson, Rylander, Spangler, and Wing present. Absent: Nelson. Also present were Superintendent Allan Jensen, Principal Shane Tappe, Renee Melby, Ruth Umlauf, Jeremy Knick, Jessie Simon, and Heather Johnson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Rylander moved to approve the amended agenda. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Johnson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Superintendent Jensen read the Proclamation from Governor Dayton proclaiming the month of October 2012 as Principals Month. Superintendent Jensen thanked Mr. Tappe for his leadership.
Wing gave a report on Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop.
Nelson’s hand written report on Lakes Country Service Coop and Region I was distributed.
Mr. Tappe reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mrs. Simon gave a report on 4th and 5th Grade Math and Science.
Mr. Knick gave a report on 1st Grade.
Mrs. Umlauf presented information on an opportunity for the Pep Band to perform at a Timberwolves game. Johnson made a motion to approve the trip. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Umlauf presented information on a Christmas Wreath Fundraiser for the Music Department. Spangler made a motion to approve the fundraiser. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Heather Johnson from Carlson Highland & Co., L.L.P. presented the FY 2012 Financial Audit.
The method of filling a vacant School Board Director position was discussed. Consensus was to have board members solicit interested persons for selection and appointment in November.
Johnson made a motion to accept the resignation of Chad Koep from Assistant Girls Basketball Coaching. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Rylander made a motion to accept the resignation of Kathy Van Santen from the Ashby School Board. Johnson seconded. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to accept the FY13 Work Agreements with the Classified and Appendix III Staff. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Rylander made a motion to accept the donation of two iPads to the Special Ed Department from the Community Health Care Auxiliary in Elbow Lake. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to approve the teacher contract with Angie Baker. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to set the date, time, and place for the Election Canvass Meeting as Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 6:00 PM, in the Ashby School Media Center to be followed by a Board Work Session. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 8:31 pm.
Warren Nelson, Clerk