December 17, 2012
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on December 17, 2012 in the Media Center of the School. Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM with members Hoff, Johnson, LaRue, Nelson, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Spangler. Also present were Superintendent Allan Jensen, Principal Shane Tappe, Renee Melby, Heidi Kent, Dustin Steenblock, and Craig Koefod.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Nelson moved to approve the amended agenda. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Nelson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Dustin Steenblock and Craig Koefod presented information on a Trap Shoot League newly sanctioned by the MN State High School League. The Board gave support to continue to pursue additional information.
Val Martin and George Jordan joined the meeting at 4:20 pm.
Val Martin and George Jordan representing the City of Ashby provided information to the Board on a Safe Routes to School Grant asking for the School to be a partner. The Board gave support to the partnership. They also presented information on their plan to implement a School Speed Zone on County Road 4 next to the School. The Board and Administration will provide letters of support to the project.
Kirby Spangler joined the meeting at 4:30 pm.
Region 1 Board election ballots were distributed and ballots were cast.
Nelson gave a report on Region 1 and Lakes Country Service Coop.
Wing gave a report on Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop.
Mr. Tappe reported on the following:
LaRue made a motion to recess the meeting at 6:00 pm to hold the Truth and Taxation Meeting. Rylander seconded. MCU.
The Truth and Taxation Meeting was held at 6:05 pm.
The meeting returned to regular session at 6:25 pm.
Mrs. Kent gave a report on 7th and 8th Grade.
Mr. Steenblock gave a report on Agriculture and Industrial Ed and FFA.
A formal request has been received from the Elementary Staff to have a second copier in the building. Nelson made a motion to purchase a copier from Liberty Business. Rylander seconded. MCU.
LaRue made a motion to approve the Stevens Traverse Grant Public Health Early Childhood Screening Contract. Hoff seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to approve the work agreement for JoAnn Larson, School Social Worker. Hoff seconded. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to approve the Otter Tail County Interagency Collaborative Agreement. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to approve the long term substitute teacher contract with Helen Etnier. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to approve the proposed Final Levy 12 Payable 13 Certification. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to approve the Football Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast to be held in January. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Chair Wing adjourned the meeting at 6:38 pm.
Warren Nelson, Clerk