May 17, 2007
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on May 17, 2007 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members LaRue, Nelson Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Bestul and Graham. Also present were Allan Jensen, Roger Jansen, Renee Melby, and Jeanne Miller
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:
Mrs. Wing reported on the Ashby Education Foundation. To date the Foundation has received $15,000.00 in donations or pledges towards their 2007 goal of $30,000.00.
Mr. Nelson gave a report on Region I.
Mr. Jansen reported on the following:
Sharyn Graham joined the meeting at 7:30 PM
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mrs. Miller gave a report on her Special Ed Classroom including the new testing requirements.
The discussion continued on the need for used pianos. Mrs. Trosvig will look at a used piano from Carlson Music. The Presbyterian Church also has a used piano that will be looked at.
The Athletic Director position will be separated from the Principal position for at least the first year. The Board directed the Administration to look into methods of staffing the position.
The Bullying Policy was reviewed.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to accept the donation from the Legion as follows: $1,000 Summer Rec; 8th Grade Field Trip $270; Science Room garden $30; Bass drum $400; Challenge Academy $900. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to accept the resignation of Kerry Hample for the Elementary Music Position. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to accept the resignation of Tim Christianson as Head Boys Basketball Coach. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to amend the 2006-2007 Budget as follows. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Fund 01 2,082,255 2,255,959
Fund 02 109,015 112,183
Fund 04 38,695 46,175
Fund 06 4,000 50,000
Fund 07 496,168 579,215
Fund 09 83,868 90,562
Total: 2,814,001 3,134,094
Mr. Nelson made a motion to approve the K-12 Principal contract with Tom Otte. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to approve the early retirement package of $7,000 as requested to Sue Krohn and the early retirement package of $7,000 as requested to Les Zuehlsdorff. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve a 3 Year Extended Leave to Les Zuehlsdorff and a 3 Year Extended Leave to Sue Krohn. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Wing made a motion to change the next meeting date to June 25th, 7:00 pm. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to adjourn at 9:20 pm. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk