March 22, 2007
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on March 22, 2007 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Bestul, Graham, LaRue, Nelson, Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Also present were Allan Jensen, Roger Jansen, Renee Melby, John Kent, and Tom Gronwold.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the agenda as amended, seconded by Mr. LaRue. MCU.
Mr. LaRue moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Mr. LaRue reported that he has heard good reviews of the music concert. He gave a Legislative report.
Mr. Jansen reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mr. Nelson made a motion to purchase a new mixer for the kitchen with the proper guarding. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Kent gave a presentation on the Science Department. The Science Fair will be held April 2nd along with an appreciation night honoring the Ashby American Legion for their continued support.
Mr. Gronwold gave a presentation on the Social Studies curriculum and the use of technology in the classroom.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to adjust the 2006-2007 calendar to make April 9th a school day and April 4th a staff day. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
The 2006-2007 budget was reviewed.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to hold a special meeting April 12, 2007, 7:00 pm for the purpose of personnel reviews. Mr. Risbrudt seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to band and grade the lawn mowing position as A-1-1 base pay. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
An early retirement incentive was discussed. Mr. Jensen is to draft some language to be presented at the next meeting.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to call for bids for propane to be opened April 19, 2007. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
There was a first reading of the Early Entrance and Grade Acceleration Policy and the Test Out Policy and Procedures.
Mr. LaRue introduced resolution No. 07.02 providing for the sale of general obligation school building refunding bonds, series 2007A. Mr. Nelson seconded. Roll call vote: Bestul – yes, LaRue – yes, Risbrudt – yes, Wing – yes, Graham – yes, Nelson – yes, Rylander – yes. The resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
The meeting was closed at 9:15 pm for a personnel issue.
The meeting opened at 9:57 pm.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adjourn at 9:58 pm. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk