March 23, 2009
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on March 23, 2009 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman LaRue called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Hoff, Johnson, LaRue, Nelson, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Spangler. Also present were Superintendent Allan Jensen, Principal Tom Otte, Renee Melby, Jeanne Miller, Carol Koefod, Desie Rupp, Bonnie Pfeffer, Lisa Wigdahl, Marcy Andreasen, Lori Risbrudt, Vince and Karla Mickelson, Ron and Joan Jaenisch, and Larry Ness.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mrs. Wing moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Mr. Nelson. MCU.
Mr. Nelson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Vince and Karla Mickelson addressed the board concerning the NCAA Clearinghouse.
Member Mr. Spangler joined the meeting at 6:10 pm.
Larry Ness addressed the board concerning Post Secondary Enrollment Options.
Mrs. Wing gave a report on Ashby Education Foundation.
Mr. Otte reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mrs. Pfeffer gave a report on 2nd Grade.
Mrs. Miller gave a report on Special Education.
Mrs. Risbrudt gave a report on High School English.
Minnesota State High School League and Ashby School eligibility rules were reviewed.
Mr. Spangler made a motion to grant a three year Leave of Absence requested by Bonnie Pfeffer. Mr. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Bids for the 1996 bus were opened: Steve Johansen $575.00, C&I Repair $500.99. Mr. Nelson made a motion to reject all bids. Mr. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to accept the gift of $300.00 from the Ashby Legion for Science Fair and the gift of $12,664.23 from the Ashby Education Foundation for the following grants: High School Math T1-Nspire calculators $767.00; Music Room Smart Board $2,680.00; Science – 2 electronic die cut machines $877.88; Social Studies Room (M. Andreasen) Smart Board $2,230.00; 5th Grade Room Smart Board $2,230.00; English Room 6 computer stations $1,137.44; Title I Room 6 computer stations: After School Program $1,000.00. Mr. Johnson seconded. MCU.
Mr. Hoff made a motion to accept the letter of intent to negotiate from Ashby Education Association. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Johnson made a motion to endorse the MAELC Grant Application from the Ashby Ag Department. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to accept the recommended budget reductions of $176,700.00 and introduced resolution No. 9.05 discontinuing and reducing educational programs and positions. Mr. Rylander seconded. Voting in the affirmative: Spangler, Johnson, Hoff, Nelson, Wing, Rylander, LaRue. Voting in the negative: none. Resolution passed.
Mr. Spangler made a motion to adjourn at 9:00 pm. Mr. Johnson seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk