The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on January 18, 2017 in the Media Center of the School. Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM with members Anderson, Hoff, B. Johnson, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: C. Johnson, Spangler. Also present were Superintendent Al Niemann, Principal Nate Meissner, Renee Melby, Marie Hoffman, Chad Koep, Camille Schultz, and Carol Koefod.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Rylander moved to approve the amended agenda, B. Johnson seconded. MCU.
Superintendent Niemann administered the oath of office for newly elected member Heidi Hoff.
Board Reorganization: Anderson nominated Wing for Chairperson. Nominations were closed and Wing was declared elected by acclamation. Hoff nominated C. Johnson for Vice Chairperson. Nominations were closed and C. Johnson was declared elected by acclamation. Rylander nominated Anderson for Clerk. Nominations were closed and Anderson was declared elected by acclamation. Hoff nominated Rylander for Treasurer. Nominations were closed and Rylander was declared elected by acclamation.
Anderson made a motion for the following:
Committees were assignments as follows:
Special Ed Coop Board: Wing
MSHSL Rep: Spangler
Legislative Liaison: C. Johnson
Negotiations: Wing, C. Johnson, Anderson
Finance and Disbursement Review: Rylander, Hoff, B. Johnson
Planning: Wing, C. Johnson, Rylander
Ashby Education Foundation: Wing
Official Depository: First State Bank of Ashby
Official Newspaper: Ashby Dalton Post
Board Meetings: Day – 3rd Wednesday each month
Time – 6:00 pm
Place – Ashby Public School Media Center
Board Compensation: $50/regular meeting
Rylander seconded. MCU.
Carol Koefod gave a report on the Wellness Committee.
Rylander moved to approve the following consent agenda:
MSBA Officer Workshop information was shared.
B. Johnson reported on the MSBA Conference.
Hoff reported on Phase I and Phase II Training and the MSBA Conference.
Anderson reported on the MSBA Conference.
Wing reported on the MSBA Conference, Fergus Falls Special Ed Coop, and Ashby Education Foundation.
Mr. Meissner’s hand written report was distributed.
Mr. Niemann reported on the following:
Ms. Schultz gave a report on Art.
Mr. Koep gave a report on 6th Grade and Tech Integration.
Marie Hoffman gave a report on Community Ed.
The Board directed Superintendent Niemann to contact the surrounding land owner for possible sale of the School District #3 land.
Rylander introduced the resolution No. 17.02 directing the Administration to recommend Program/Personnel Adjustments due to declining enrollment and/or diminishing revenue. Anderson seconded. Roll call vote: B. Johnson-yes, Hoff-yes, Anderson-yes, Rylander-yes, Wing-yes. MCU.
Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.
Leslie Anderson, Clerk