September 18, 2008
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on September 18, 2008 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman J. Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Graham, LaRue, Nelson, Risbrudt, D. Rylander, J. Rylander, and Wing present. Also present were Allan Jensen, Tom Otte, Renee Melby, Carol Koefod, and Barb Kraemer.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mrs. Graham moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Mrs. Wing . MCU.
Mr. LaRue moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Mrs. Wing gave a report on Ashby Education Foundation.
Mr. Nelson gave a report on Region I.
Mr. J. Rylander handed out the compiled list of cost saving ideas to be discussed at next months meeting.
Mr. Otte reported on the following:
Mr. Nelson made a motion to approve the acceptance of the After School Program Grant from West Central Initiative in the amount of $10,000.00 and a donation of $1,000.00 from the Ashby Lions Club for the After School Program for FY10. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Barb Kraemer gave a report on 5th Grade Language Arts and Grammar, Media Arts, 7th and 8th Study Skills and Reading, and Yearbook.
Carol Koefod gave a report on the Library, EDUSS Software, DIBELS Assessment, and Testing.
Handouts from the Fall MSBA Area Meeting were distributed and the opportunity to present at the Winter Workshop was announced.
A report was given on the Press Box progress.
Drivers Ed fees will remain the same at $45.00 for classroom instruction and $140.00 for behind the wheel instruction.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to set Senior Citizen admission at: $3.00, Season Pass $15.00 effective for Winter Sports Season 2008-2009. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to set Route Driver Sub pay at $22.00 per trip, and Extra Curricular driving at $11.00 per hour with an additional $2.00 per hour for hour 7 and greater per trip. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to approve the Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement Report for 2007-208 and to distribute by website publication at www.ashby.k12.mn.us. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to approve Annual Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Discrimination Laws. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to grant Allan Jensen and Renee Melby authority to electronically transfer funds as allows by MS471.38 and between money market and checking accounts. Mr. D. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to levy the maximum for the Levy Limitation and Certification 2008 payable 2009. Mr. D. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to approve the fund raising requests for 2008-2009. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Wing made a motion to cancel the Truth and Taxation meeting of December 10, 2008. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Wing made a motion to set a Special Meeting to canvas the Election results on November 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM. Mr. D. Rylander seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adjourn at 10:17 pm. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk