June 26, 2008
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on June 26, 2008 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman J. Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Graham, LaRue, Nelson, Risbrudt, D. Rylander, J. Rylander, and Wing present. Also present were Allan Jensen, Tom Otte, Renee Melby, and Cindy Welch.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Mrs. Graham. MCU.
Mrs. Wing moved to approve the following consent agenda:
A thank you from Miles Wing for the support of the Challenge Academy was read.
Mr. Nelson gave a report on Region 1.
Mr. LaRue gave a report from the Finance Committee. It was decided to schedule a meeting to discuss budget issues and the possibility of looking at an operating referendum.
Mrs. Wing gave a report on Ashby Education Foundation.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Cindy Welch gave a report on Kindergarten.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to not renew the membership in MREA for 2008-2009. Mr. D. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Summer staffing was discussed. Painting will be done in the gym foyer this summer.
The 2008 Legislative policy changes affecting K-12 Education were presented.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to accept the resignation of Karen Lundstrom as Pomme de Terre Curriculum Director/ITV Director and to rehire her on a part time basis as stated in the contract. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to accept the quote from L & M Services for parking lot maintenance. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to agree to the tax abatement process for TFC Poultry. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to call for bids for dairy products, bread products, and vehicle fuel, and vehicle maintenance to be opened at the July 17, 2008 board meeting. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to revise the 2007-2008 budget as follows. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Fund 01 2,073,781 2,252,631
Fund 02 109,515 120,405
Fund 04 43,806 47,014
Fund 06 5,000 50,000
Fund 07 606,846 578,015
Fund 09 82,000 82,715
Total: 2,920,948 3,130,780
Mr. LaRue made a motion to adopt the preliminary 2008-2009 budget as follows. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU. Revenue Expenditure
Fund 01 2,048,624 2,392,334
Fund 02 120,215 128,673
Fund 04 44,575 47,415
Fund 06 3,000 50,000
Fund 07 609,515 581,414
Fund 09 54,986 54,986
Total: 2,880,915 3,254,822
Mrs. Graham made a motion to approve the teacher contracts for Allan Huls for Instrumental Music, and Jeremy Knick for Kindergarten . Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to accept the gift of $50.00 from Marla Turner for the Turner Outstanding Musicianship Award in honor of the 2008 recipient Tonia Fitzsimmons and the gift of $500.00 from the Pelican Lake Health Care Center Resident Council for the Library. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adjourn at 10:02 pm. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk