January 23, 2012
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on January 23, 2012 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, VanSanten, and Wing present. Also present were Superintendent Allan Jensen, Principal Peter Remboldt, Renee Melby, Dustin Steenblock, Chad Koep, Kristine Burning, Tom Grover, and Chad Smith.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
VanSanten moved to approve the agenda, Spangler seconded. MCU.
Rylander made a motion for no changes in officers and committees as follows:
Vice Chairperson: Johnson
Special Education representative: Wing
MSHSL representative: Spangler
Legislative Liaison: Johnson
Negotiations Committee: Wing, Hoff, and Van Santen
Finance Committee: Rylander, Nelson, and Hoff
Planning Committee: Wing, Johnson, and Rylander
Ashby Education Foundation representative: Wing
Hoff seconded. MCU.
Nelson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Ashby City Mayor Tom Grover introduced Chad Smith, Arrow EMS Education. They are looking to build a relationship with the school to develop trainings to provide high quality care.
Ashley Ness representing the Senior Class presented information on a Senior Class trip to Brainerd May 11-13, 2012. Johnson made a motion to approve the trip. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Wing gave a report on the MSBA Convention and Special Ed Coop Meeting.
Mr. Steenblock gave a report on Ag Ed and Career Tech Ed. He introduced Student Teacher Kristine Burning.
Mr. Koep gave a report on 6th Grade.
Mr. Remboldt reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Officers workshop will be held in St. Cloud February 25th.
Johnson made a motion to sell the following items on bid: Bus #2, walk-behind sweeper, and snow blower with the Finance Committee assigning bids. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to purchase a SawStop and a Disc Sander for the Ag Shop. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Nelson introduced resolution No.12.03 directing the Administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and/or positions and reasons therefore. Johnson seconded. Roll call vote: Rylander-yes, Johnson-yes, Spangler-yes, Hoff-yes, Van Santen-yes, Nelson-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 . Rylander seconded. MCU.
Van Santen 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. Johnson seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to approve the 2011-12 Ashby Staff Seniority List. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Johnson made a motion to approve the work agreement for Jeremy Quernemoen for Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Van Santen made a motion to accept the donation of $5,619.28 from Ashby Education Foundation for Library books, Elementary bulletin boards, After School Program supplies and equipment, iPod Touch for Learning, Little Arrows Garden, and Prairie Wetlands Field Trip. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Van Santen made a motion to move to closed session for purposes of discussion of labor negotiations. Rylander seconded. MCU.
The meeting went into closed session at 7:23 pm.
Chairperson Wing adjourned the closed session at 7:35 pm.
Nelson made a motion to adjourn. Van Santen seconded. MCU. Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm.
Warren Nelson, Clerk