April 20, 2006
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on April 20, 2006 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Bestul, LaRue, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Graham, Nelson, and Risbrudt. Also present were Allan Jensen, Roger Jansen, Renee Melby, Lori Risbrudt, Carol Koefod, John Kent, Jamie Catoe, Katie Guttormson, and Allison Rein.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mrs. Wing moved to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Mr. LaRue. MCU.
Mrs. Graham joined the meeting at 7:10 PM.
Mr. Rylander moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Jamie Catoe and Katie Guttormson representing the Senior class presented information for a Senior class trip to Camp Dells for May 19, 2006. Chaperones will be Ron Jaenisch, Bruce Guttormson, and Leo Ohren. Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve the Senior class trip. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue brought up the property tax relief bill that is before the legislature.
Mrs. Wing reported on attending MSBA Phase 3 Training on April 4th and the Special Ed Coop meeting of April 10th.
Mr. Jansen reported that MCA testing for Grades 3-11 is underway. Prom is April 29th. As requested by the Board he presented some possible schedules for the open 6th Grade position.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
The District will survey parents on the possibility of offering a breakfast program.
Information was presented on the need to add a tractor for snow removal, mowing, and grounds maintenance.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to accept Mr. Sethre’s resignation as Counselor. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to renew membership with the Minnesota State High School League. Mr. Bestul seconded. MCU.
Bids received for propane: Ashby Equity Association - $1.19 per gallon. Mr. Rylander made a motion to accept the bid from the Ashby Equity. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham introduced resolution No. 06.03 reducing Geography 8 to one section. Mr. LaRue seconded. Roll call vote: Graham – yes, Bestul - yes, LaRue - yes, Wing – yes, Rylander – yes. MCU.
Mrs. Wing introduced resolution No. 06.04 placing Les Zuehlsdorff on unrequested leave of absence for all time in excess of 1 FTE effective at the end of the 2005-06 school year on June 30, 2006. Mr. LaRue seconded. Roll call vote: Graham – yes, Bestul - yes, LaRue - yes, Wing – yes, Rylander – yes. MCU.
Mrs. Wing made a motion to accept Mr. Langlie’s resignation as Music Teacher and extra-curricular assignments effective at the end of the 2005-2006 school year. Mr. Rylander seconded. MCU.
There was a discussion on the possibility of sharing music instructors with Evansville School.
Lori Risbrudt presented information on forming a Speech Team. There are 10 – 15 students that have shown an interest. There was discussion on the potential costs involved and the possibility of sharing with theEvansville School. Mrs. Graham made a motion to assemble a Speech Team. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
The meeting went into closed session at 8:37 pm for Superintendent evaluation.
Chairman Rylander re-opened the meeting at 9:30 pm and declared the meeting adjourned.
Warren Nelson, Clerk