February 23, 2011
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on February 23, 2011 in the Media Center of the School. Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Hoff, Johnson, Nelson, Rylander, Spangler, Van Santen, and Wing present. Also present were Superintendent Allan Jensen, Renee Melby, Cindy Welch, Lori Risbrudt, and Kevin Fick.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Rylander moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Johnson. MCU.
Nelson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Superintendent Jensen presented certificates to the Board Members in honor of School Board Member Recognition as a small token of appreciation.
Mrs. Risbrudt presented information on a proposed Music Trip for Grades 8-12 on March 25-27, 2011 to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Van Santen made a motion to approve the Music Trip with a 1:7 chaperone/student ratio. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Nelson gave a report on Lakes Country Service Coop and Region 1.
Wing gave a report on Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop, MSBA Officers Workshop, and Ashby Education Foundation.
Mrs. Welch gave a report on Kindergarten.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following on behalf of Principal Otte:
Bus purchase and bus lease options were discussed.
The training phase for the upcoming ARMER radio conversion is coming up.
Programs/Coaches evaluation process was discussed.
The Flexible School Year Consortium will be doing more research and no application will be made for 2011-12.
Nelson made a motion to dissolve the Ashby Country Bible Evansville Golf Co-op and reapply as Ashby Country Bible Co-op. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Spangler made a motion to change the next meeting date to March 14, 2011, 6:00 pm. Hoff seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to accept the donations of $12,345.81 from Ashby Education Foundation and $295.85 from Pat Welch. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Chairperson Wing adjourned the meeting at 8:30 pm.
Warren Nelson, Clerk