January 18, 2007
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on January 18, 2007 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Bestul, Graham, Nelson, Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: LaRue. Also present were Allan Jensen, Roger Jansen, Renee Melby, Barb Kraemer, and Lori Risbrudt.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Mrs. Graham. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to nominate Mr. Rylander as Board Chair. Mr. Risbrudt seconded. There were no more nominations. MCU. Mr. Bestul made a motion to nominate Mrs. Graham as Vice Chair. Mrs. Wing seconded. There were no more nominations. MCU. Mrs. Graham made a motion to nominate Mr. Nelson as Clerk. Mr. Risbrudt seconded. There were no more nominations. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to nominate Mr. Risbrudt as Treasurer. Mrs. Graham seconded. There were no more nominations. MCU. Suzanne Wing was appointed as Special Education representative. Wayne Risbrudt was appointed as MSHSL representative. Scott LaRue was appointed as Legislative Liaison. Mr. Bestul, Mrs. Graham, and Mr. LaRue were appointed as the Negotiations Committee.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
The Ashby Community brochure ideas were presented. Mr. Jansen will work on the wording of the School portion. Mrs. Wing will continue to work with the City on the design and completion.
Mr. Nelson gave a report on Region I.
Mrs. Wing gave a report on the Special Ed Coop and the MSBA Leadership Conference.
Mr. Risbrudt gave a report on the MSBA Leadership Conference.
Mr. Rylander gave a report on the MSBA Leadership Conference.
Mrs. Risbrudt gave a presentation to the Board on the High School English curriculum and the newly formed Speech Team.
Barb Kraemer gave a presentation to the Board on 7th Grade Reading, Media Arts Class, Yearbook, and Video Club.
Mr. Jansen reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mr. Jansen presented a list to the Board of teacher and coaches association dues. It was tabled until the next meeting.
Mr. Jensen gave an explanation of equalization of certain levies.
The meeting date for the joint Ashby/Evansville board meeting has been changed to January 31, 2007, 7:00 in Evansville.
Mr. Nelson moved to accept the following resolution (No. 07.01): “Resolution Directing the Administration to make recommendations for reduction in programs and positions and reasons therefore”. Mr. Risbrudt seconded. Roll call vote: Nelson – yes, Bestul – yes, Wing – yes, Risbrudt – yes, Graham – yes Rylander – yes, LaRue –absent. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to change the February meeting date to February 22, 2007 and the March meeting date to March 22, 2007. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to adjourn at 9:10 pm. Mr. Bestul seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk