October 21, 2013
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on October 21, 2013 in the Ashby School Media Center. Chair Wing 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 Shane Tappe, Renee Melby, Barb Kraemer, Jeremy Knick, Rich Williams, Teshia Clemenson, Student Council Advisor Heidi Hoff, and Student Council Members: Madison VanSanten, Brianna Spangler, Sawyer Risbrudt, Riley Grecco, Miles Wing, Blake Ohren, Morgan Wing, Josey Ness, Jacey Schlosser, Gage Olson, and Hunter Fick.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Rylander moved to approve the amended agenda. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Nelson moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Communication / Delegations
Rich Williams addressed the Board with questions and concerns regarding bus policy and procedures.
Nelson gave a report on Region 1 and Lakes Country Service Coop.
Wing gave a report on Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop.
Mr. Tappe reported on the following:
Spangler joined the meeting at 6:35 pm.
Heather Johnson joined the meeting at 7:20 pm.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Mrs. Kraemer gave a report on Library, Elementary Music, 7th Grade Study Skills, Media Arts, Video Club, Yearbook, and DAC testing coordinator .
Mr. Knick gave a report on First Grade and iPad Technology in the lower elementary.
Heather Johnson from Carlson Highland presented the FY2013 Financial Audit Report.
Lakes Country Board Members Candidates were discussed.
Minnesota School Board Association Leadership Conference will be held January 15-17, 2014.
Nelson made a motion to approve the Early Childhood Screening Contract with Stevens Traverse Grant Public Health. Spangler seconded. MCU.
Rylander made a motion to approve the fund raising request form from the Student Council. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Nelson made a motion to adopt the updated Crisis Management Plan. Johnson seconded. MCU.
Rylander made a motion to move to closed session in the Ashby School Media Center for the purpose of discussion of labor negotiations pursuant to M.S. 13D.03 Subdivision 1(b). Spangler seconded. MCU. The meeting moved to closed session at 8:15 pm.
The discussion was of the current status of negotiations with Ashby Education Association and strategy options and expenditure targets going forward with negotiation talks.
The meeting returned to regular meeting for adjournment at 8:54 pm.
Nelson made a motion to adjourn. Hoff seconded. Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm.
Warren Nelson, Clerk