September 20, 2007
The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on September 20, 2007 in the Media Center of the School. Chairman Rylander called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with members Graham, LaRue, Risbrudt, Rylander, and Wing present. Absent: Bestul, Nelson. Also present were Allan Jensen, Tom Otte, Renee Melby, Carol Koefod, Barb Kraemer, and Rebekah Ohren.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Mrs. Graham moved to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Mr. Risbrudt. MCU.
Mr. LaRue moved to approve the following consent agenda:
Mrs. Wing reported on the Ashby Education Foundation upcoming event “Harvest of Memories” which will be held October 28, 2007, 2;00 PM.
Mr. Nelson’s hand written Region I report was distributed.
Mr. Risbrudt inquired about recognition of retirement for Norbert Evavold. It was decided to try to hold this in conjunction with the A.E.F. event on October 28th.
Mr. Otte reported on the following:
Mr. Jensen reported on the following:
Carol Koefod gave a presentation on Testing, Title I, the Media Center, and the upcoming annual Fall Book Fair.
Barb Kraemer gave a presentation on 7th Grade Reading, Media Visual Arts, Yearbook, and Video Club.
Warren Nelson joined the meeting at 8:15 pm.
The MSBA District meeting in Herman is September 21st which conflicts with this meeting. The January Leadership Conference will be held January 16th, 17th and 18th.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve up to $12,000.00 from the Building Fund for the Softball Dugout Project. Mr. Nelson seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to approve up to $2,000.00 to purchase 2 foul poles and new backstop padding for the baseball field. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to set the fee for Classroom Drivers Ed at $45.00 and Behind the Wheel training at $140.00. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to approve the Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement Report for 2006/2007 to be published on the school website at www.ashby.k12.mn.us. Mrs. Wing seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to approve Assurance of Compliance with State and Federal Discrimination Laws. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mrs. Graham made a motion to grant Allan Jensen and Renee Melby authority to electronically transfer funds as allowed by MS471.38 and between the money market and checking accounts. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue made a motion to levy the maximum for the Levy Limitation and Certification 2007 payable 2008. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Mr. LaRue introduced resolution No. 08.01 waiving the thirty-day notification period pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.175, Subdivision 2 whereas, the City Council of Ashby is considering the establishment of Tax Increment Financing District No. 1-4. Mr. Nelson seconded. Roll call vote: LaRue – yes, Wing – yes, Risbrudt – yes, Graham – yes, Nelson – yes, Rylander – yes. The resolution was declared duly passed and adopted.
Mrs. Wing made a motion to accept a donation from the Ashby American Legion for $300.00 for Kindergarten educational games. Mr. Risbrudt seconded. MCU.
Mr. Nelson made a motion to accept the resignation of Rebekah Ohren as Administrative Assistant. Mr. LaRue seconded. MCU.
Mr. Risbrudt made a motion to adjourn at 10:15 pm. Mrs. Graham seconded. MCU.
Warren Nelson, Clerk