November 21, 2011
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on November 21, 2011 in the Media Center of the School. Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Hoff, Johnson, Nelson, Rylander, Spangler, VanSanten, and Wing present. Also present were Superintendent Allan Jensen, Principal Peter Remboldt, Renee Melby, Marcy Andreasen, Lisa Wigdahl, and Perry Butler.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Spangler moved to approve the agenda, VanSanten seconded. MCU.
Rylander moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Lakes Country Service Coop Board election ballots were distributed and ballots cast.
Van Santen reported on Ashby Sports Boosters.
Nelson reported on Lakes Country Service Coop and Region 1.
Wing reported on Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop
Mr. Remboldt reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Athletic Director Report
Mrs. Andreasen reported on the following:
Mrs. Wigdahl gave a report on High School Math.
Mr. Butler gave a report on Business Education and Technology.
MSBA Leadership Conference will be held January 11-13, 2012.
Bus purchase/lease options were discussed. Mr. Jensen will gather additional information on bus purchase/lease options and information regarding contracting bus services.
Roof management options were discussed and consensus reached to not enter a management contract at this time.
Ashby, Brandon, Evansville joint board discussion has been postponed until after Brandon and Evansville make decisions on their proposed joint efforts.
Fiscal year 2011 Audit Report information was discussed.
VanSanten made a motion to accept the FY2011 Audit Report. Spangler seconded. MCU.
VanSanten made a motion to approve contracts for Music Teacher Ruth Siverston and Long Term Substitute Rachel Ehlert. Nelson seconded. MCU.
VanSanten made a motion to change regular meeting dates to January 23, 2012 and February 23, 2012. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to approve the amended Fergus Falls Area Special Ed Coop Joint Powers Agreement. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Spangler made a motion to move to closed session in the Ashby School Media Center for the purpose of discussion of labor negotiations pursuant to M.S. 13D.03 Subdivison 1(b). Rylander seconded. MCU. The meeting moved to closed session at 8:47 pm.
The meeting moved back to regular session at 9:40 pm. Labor negotiations with the Ashby Education Association were discussed during the closed session.
Johnson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Nelson seconded. MCU. Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 9:41 pm.
Warren Nelson, Clerk