October 19, 2006
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on October 19, 2006 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Graham, LaRue, Nelson, Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Bestul. Also present were Allan Jensen, Renee Melby, Kristen Hanson and Betsy Knoche from Ehlers and Associates.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mrs. Graham moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Mr. LaRue . MCU.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Kristen Hanson from Ehlers and Associates spoke to the Board on bond refunding explaining the concepts, when it makes sense to issue new refunding bonds, and what makes the refunding work.
Mr. Risbrudt discussed the possibility of having a local policy over and above the MSHSL rules with additional penalties that would affect recognition for honors and awards.
Mrs. Wing reported on the Special Ed Coop meeting and the Ashby Education Foundation meeting with West Central Initiative. The next meeting for Ashby Education Foundation will be Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Media Center.
Mrs. Graham reported that the bill board development should be completed by next month.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
The Board discussed developing a meal charge policy. It was tabled until next meeting.
Mr. Nelson made a motion that requests for grade or class acceleration go to the Principal and the district policy be followed for evaluation. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU
The Board discussed the bond refunding opportunities. No action taken.
There were no nominations from the board for the Lakes Country Service Coop Board of Directors.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to hire Floyd Cmela as part time custodian. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to hire Kerry Hample as part time Elementary Music Teacher. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to hire Lori Sturgeon as part time School Social Worker. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to adjourn at 9:40 pm. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk