November 16, 2006
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on November 16, 2006 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Bestul, Graham, LaRue, Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Nelson. Also present were Allan Jensen, Roger Jansen, Renee Melby, and Perry Butler.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mrs. Graham moved to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Mr. Risbrudt . MCU.
Mr. LaRue moved to approve the following consent agenda:
A ballot was cast for the MREA Board of Directors.
There are upcoming training opportunities for Phase I and Phase II training for School Board Members.
Mr. Butler gave a presentation on Business Classes and Technology.
Mrs. Koefod’s written presentation on Adequate Yearly Progress and testing information was discussed by the Board.
Lakes Country Service Coop Board of Director Ballots were distributed.
Mr. Nelson joined the meeting at 7:58 pm.
Mr. Rylander made a motion to nominate Warren Nelson for Region I Board of Directors. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham reported that the bill board design is complete and scheduled to go up at mile marker 80 along I-94 in December.
Mr. Risbrudt reported on the possible changes that are being discussed at the Minnesota State High School League.
Mrs. Wing reported on the Ashby Education Foundation meeting held on November 16th. There will be another meeting on November 20th.
Mr. Nelson gave a report on Region I.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mr. LaRue made a motion to adopt a Meal Charge Policy that will generate monthly mailings of notices to accounts in excess of $50.00 past due. Reminder slips will also be handed out on over due balances semi-monthly. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Bestul made motion to eliminate the 35 inactive lunch accounts totaling $1,673.25. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Jansen will meet with the coaches and put together a policy on Student Activity Participation Eligibility Requirements to recommend to the Board.
The Truth and Taxation meeting will be December 6, 2006, 6:30 pm in the media center.
Mrs. Wing made a motion to add the Acceptable Use Policy to the Student/Parent Handbook. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to approve the contract for Desiree Rupp as ½ time teacher and ½ time classroom aide in 3rd Grade. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
The time of the next meeting of December 21, 2006 has been moved to 5:00 pm due to another school conflict.
Mr. Bestul made a motion to adjourn at 9:16 pm. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk