August 24, 2006
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on August 24, 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, Lori Risbrudt teacher representative, Val Fick, and Donna Jean Grover.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mrs. Wing moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Mr. LaRue. MCU.
Mrs. Graham moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Val Fick presented the suggestion to promote and market our school and community due to the development of new industry in the Fergus Falls area which will bring new jobs with people looking for housing and schools. Donna Jean Grover presented some real estate information in the Ashby School District. She expressed a desire to have a brochure of the Ashby School available for her clients. The Marketing Committee consisting of Sharyn Graham, Scott LaRue, and Suzanne Wing will update the current brochure.
Chairman Rylander read a thank you note from Grant Finkelson for supporting the 2006 Challenge Academy.
Mr. LaRue and Mr. Risbrudt reported on the Western Minnesota Schools Summit that they attended. The emphasis of the group was Collaboration not Consolidation. Eighteen districts were invited with ten districts represented at the meeting.
Mrs. Wing reported on the Special Ed Coop training that she attended. She also reported on the MSBA Summer Seminar.
Mr. Nelson written report on Region I was distributed.
Mr. Jansen reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mr. Nelson joined the meeting at 8:00 pm.
Mrs. Graham was appointed as Board Representative for the Grant County Child and Youth Council.
There was a discussion on the staffing assignments for the 2006-2007 school year.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to approve the Spanish Teacher Contract with Battle Lake for 2006-2007. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to move the alternate Truth and Taxation continuation date to December 18, 2006, 6:30 pm. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made motion to set the breakfast prices as $ .50 for K-12 students, $1.35 for Adults. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made motion to set Substitute Teacher pay at $85.00 plus lunch. Mr. Bestul seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to approve the Student/Parent and Teacher Handbooks for 2006-2007. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to hire Rebekah Ohren as Administrative Assistant. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adjourn at 8:40 pm. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk