January 14, 2013
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on January 14, 2013 in the Media Center of the School. Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Hoff, Johnson, LaRue, Nelson, Rylander, Spangler, and Wing present. Also present were Superintendent Allan Jensen, Principal Shane Tappe, Renee Melby, Chad Koep, Ruth Umlauf, Dustin Steenblock, Craig Koefod, John Nelson, Meghann Roley, and Justin Mickelson.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
LaRue moved to approve the agenda, Rylander seconded. MCU.
Ceremonial Oath of Office was read by the Board.
Nelson made a motion to nominate Wing as Chairperson. LaRue seconded. MCU.
LaRue made a motion to nominate Johnson as Vice Chair . Nelson seconded. MCU.
Hoff made a motion to nominate Nelson as Clerk. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to nominate Rylander as Treasurer. Hoff seconded. MCU.
Committees were assigned as following:
Special Education representative: Wing
MSHSL representative: Spangler
Legislative Liaison: Johnson
Negotiations Committee: Wing, Hoff, and LaRue
Finance Committee: Rylander, Nelson, and LaRue
Planning Committee: Wing, Johnson, and Rylander
Ashby Education Foundation representative: Wing
LaRue moved to approve the following consent agenda:
John Nelson, Vice President of Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, gave a report on the history, participation, guidelines, and the registration process for the League. The League is a sanctioned sport of the Minnesota State High School League. Nelson made a motion to allow volunteers to organize and register a trap shoot club cost neutral to the School District. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Meghann Roley representing the Senior Class presented information on a Senior Class trip to Brainerd May 11-13, 2013. LaRue made a motion to approve the trip. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Nelson has been relected to the Region 1 Joint Powers Board.
Nelson gave a report on Region 1 and Lakes Country Service Coop.
Wing gave a report on Ashby Education Foundation, the Lakes Country Service Coop Teacher/Principal Evaluation meeting, and Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop. She read a letter from David Ford, Ashby Legion Commander, inviting the Board to attend an informal discussion group on January 18, 2013, 7:00 pm at the Ashby Legion.
Mrs. Umlauf gave a report on the Music Department.
Mr. Koep gave a report on 6th Grade.
Mr. Tappe reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Officers workshops will not be needed based on officer selection.
Negotiations Seminars start in February and the Committee will select a seminar to attend.
Nelson introduced resolution No.13.01 directing the Administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and/or positions and reasons therefore. Rylander seconded. Roll call vote: Hoff-yes, Spangler-yes, Nelson-yes, Rylander-yes, LaRue-yes, Johnson-yes, Wing-yes. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to name the First State Bank of Ashby as the Official Depository, Ashby Dalton Post as the Official Newspaper . LaRue seconded. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to set Board Compensation as $0, and the meeting day time and place as the 3rd Monday, 6:00 PM, in the Media Center of the Ashby Public School. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to accept the donation of $50.00 from Nathan and Tracey Nyvall for Library books in memory of Pam Liester. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Spangler made a motion to accept the resignation from Marlene Nelson, Kitchen Aide Position. LaRue seconded. MCU. Superintendent Jensen reported that Kollyn Malecha has been assigned to fill that position.
Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 8:26 pm.
Warren Nelson, Clerk