January 20, 2016
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on January 20, 2016 in the Media Center of the School. Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Anderson, B. Johnson, C. Johnson, Rylander, Spangler, and Wing present. Absent: Nelson. Also present were Superintendent Allan Jensen, Renee Melby, John Kent, Heather Dewey, Susan Casberg, and Peter Hoff.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Rylander moved to approve the agenda, Spangler seconded. MCU.
C. Johnson made a motion to nominate Wing as Chairperson. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Spangler made a motion to cast a unanimous ballot for the officers to remain the same as listed below:
Corey Johnson, Vice Chair
Leslie Anderson, Clerk
Dallas Rylander, Treasurer
Rylander seconded. MCU.
C. Johnson made a motion to cast a unanimous ballot for the committee assignments to remain the same as listed below:
Special Education representative: Wing
MSHSL representative: Spangler
Legislative Liaison: C. Johnson
Negotiations Committee: Wing, C. Johnson, Anderson
Finance Committee: Rylander, Nelson, and B. Johnson
Planning Committee: Wing, Johnson, and Rylander
Ashby Education Foundation representative: Wing
Spangler seconded. MCU.
Anderson made a motion to appoint Kirby Spangler and John Kent as MSHSL Reps for Ashby. B. Johnson seconded. MCU.
Rylander moved to approve the following consent agenda:
A letter was read indicating that Warren Nelson had been re-elected to a 3 year term on the Region 1 Board.
Susan Casberg spoke to the Board regarding working conditions. Mr. Jensen will investigate.
Andeson reported on the MN School Board Convention.
Wing reported on the MN School Board Convention and Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop.
Mrs. Dewey reported on School Readiness.
Mr. Jensen reported on Mr. Tappe’s hand written report:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Information was presented about an upcoming new officers workshop.
Football pairing was discussed. B. Johnson made a motion to extend the current football pairing agreement with West Central Area through the Fall 2018 season. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Johnson introduced resolution No. 16.03 directing the Administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions and reasons therefor. Spangler seconded. Roll call vote: B. Johnson-yes, Spangler-yes, Rylander-yes, Anderson-yes, C. Johnson-yes, Wing-yes. MCU.
C. Johnson made a motion to name the First State Bank of Ashby as the Official Depository and Ashby Dalton Post as the Official Newspaper. B. Johnson seconded. MCU.
C. Johnson made a motion to set the meeting day time and place as the 3rd Wednesday, 6:00 PM, in the Media Center of the Ashby Public School. B. Johnson seconded. MCU.
D. Rylander made a motion set Board Compensation as: Meetings $50, additional compensation for Chairperson $300/year. C. Johnson seconded. MCU.
Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 7:38 pm.
Leslie Anderson, Clerk