School Board of District 261

The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on November 15, 2017.  Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with members Anderson, Hoff, B. Johnson, Rylander, Spangler and Wing present. Absent: C. Johnson.  Also present were Superintendent Niemann, Renee Melby, John Kent, Autumn Aeling and Paula Wojcik.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Spangler moved to approve the amended agenda, Hoff seconded. MCU.

Anderson moved to approve the following consent agenda:

  • Approval of October 25, 2017 minutes.
  • Financial Report for October 2017.
  • Approval of bills: October Handpayables: $27,054.75, October Wire Payments: $66,384.75, and November bills:  $54,376.54.
  • Personnel Change:  Termination of Dishwasher Heather Caraway, hire of Spanish Language Interpreter Nancy Estrada.

Rylander seconded.  MCU.

Ballots were cast for Lakes Country Service Coop Board Member.

Reports were given by the following:  Board Members, Principal, Superintendent, Athletic Director, Teacher Reps.

MSBA Leadership Conference in January was discussed.

Ag2School Tax Credit Projection was discussed.

First Reading of the 400 series of Board Policy Revisions.

Anderson made a motion to approve the Early Childhood Screening with Horizon Public Health. Rylander seconded. MCU.

Spangler made a motion to approve the School Calendar for 2018-19. B. Johnson seconded. MCU.

B. Johnson made a motion to approve the addition of MDE Violence and Harassment Policy #413 to both student handbooks and the staff handbook. Rylander seconded. MCU.

Rylander  made a motion to adjourn. Hoff seconded. MCU. Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 7:33 pm.

Leslie Anderson, Clerk

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The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on December 20, 2017.  Chair Wing called the Truth in Taxation meeting to order at 6:01 p.m. with members Anderson, Hoff, B. Johnson, C. Johnson, Rylander, Spangler, and Wing present. Also present were Superintendent Niemann, Principal Nate Meissner, Renee Melby, Heidi Kent, Tyler Butler and Paula Wojcik.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Superintendent Niemann presented the Truth and Taxation information.

Principal Meissner presented the World’s Best Workforce presentation.

Chair Wing called the regular meeting to order at 6:29 p.m.

Anderson moved to approve the amended agenda, Rylander seconded. MCU.

Rylander moved to approve the following consent agenda:

  • Approval of November 15, 2017 minutes.
  • Financial Report for November 2017.
  • Approval of bills: November Handpayables: $24,932.77, November Wire Payments: $75,133.40, and December bills: $73,356.91.
  • Personnel Change:  hire Norma Larson – Dishwasher.
  • Acknowledge Donations:  Ashby American Legion Auxiliary $100 for Library Books, NFPA Education & Technology Foundation $325 – Fluid Power Donation, Ashby FFA $3,515 – enclosed trailer
  • Fundraiser Request: National Honor Society Middle School Dance

Spangler seconded. MCU.

MSBA Conference Registration count.

Ballots were cast for Region 1 Board

Ballot was cast for MREA Board Director.

Report were given by the following:  Board Members, Principal, Superintendent, Teacher Reps.

Second Reading of the 400 series of Ashby Public School District Policy Revisions.

First Reading of Policies 501-515 of Ashby Public School District Policy Revisions.

C. Johnson made a motion to Approve Final Property Tax Levy for 17 payable 18 at $1,043,221.53. Hoff seconded. MCU.

Bids were opened for the used enclosed trailer: Justin Smith $1,050, Robert Anderson $706, Steve Zimmerman $855, Dustin Steenblock $625, Lisa Behrens $400, Leo Ohren $1,120, Barb Kraemer $620, West Central Area School $701.01.  B. Johnson made a motion to accept the bid from Leo Ohren. Rylander seconded.  MCU.

Hoff made a motion to approve the 400 Series of Ashby Public School District Policy Revisions. Spangler seconded. MCU.

Spangler made a motion to approve the resolution No. 18.01 to fully fund Special Education Services (Federal). C. Johnson seconded. Roll call vote: B. Johnson-yes, Spangler-yes, Hoff-yes, Anderson-yes, Rylander-yes, C. Johnson-yes, Wing-yes. MCU.

Hoff made a motion to approve the resolution No. 18.02 to fully fund Special Education Services (Minnesota). Rylander seconded. Roll call vote: B. Johnson-yes, Spangler-yes, Hoff-yes, Anderson-yes, Rylander-yes, C. Johnson-yes, Wing-yes. MCU.

Rylander made a motion to approve the Policy Handbook Changes. B. Johnson seconded. MCU.

B. Johnson made a motion to adjourn.   Anderson seconded. MCU. Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at  7:52 p.m.

Leslie Anderson, Clerk

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The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on January 17, 2018.  Chair Wing called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with members Anderson, Hoff, C. Johnson, Rylander, and Wing present.  Absent: B. Johnson, Spangler. Also present were Superintendent Niemann, Renee Melby, Camille Schultz, Paula Wojcik, Rob Nelson and Lacey Stenson.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Anderson moved to approve the amended agenda, Hoff seconded. MCU.

Recognition of Visitors: Rob Nelson presented a proposal on a potential Arrow Foundation Scholarship Program.

Board Reorganization: Hoff nominated Wing for Chairperson. Nominations were closed and Wing was declared elected by acclamation. Rylander nominated C. Johnson for Vice Chairperson.  Nominations were closed and C. Johnson was declared elected by acclamation. C. Johnson 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: Hoff

Legislative Liaison: C. Johnson

Negotiations: Wing, C. Johnson, Anderson

Finance and Disbursement Review: Rylander, Hoff, B. Johnson

Building & Grounds Committee: C. Johnson, B. Johnson, Spangler

Planning: Wing, C. Johnson, Rylander

Ashby Education Foundation: Wing

Policy Committee: Anderson, C. Johnson, Wing

Wellness: Anderson

Rylander seconded. MCU.

 

C. Johnson moved to approve the following consent agenda:

  • Approval of December 20, 2017 minutes.
  • Financial Report for December 2017.
  • Approval of bills: December Handpayables: $25,269.96, December Wire Payments: $69,096.02, and January bills:  $554,051.52.
  • Personnel Change:

Approve maternity leave for Jennifer Tischer

Approve Long Term Para Sub Kayla Johnson

Approve work agreements for:

Tyler Butler – JrH Boys Basketball Coach

Peter Nelson – JV Boys Basketball Coach

John Kent – Head Boys Basketball Coach

Laura Pettit – JrH Girls Basketball Coach

Kipper Nelson – JV Girls Basketball Coach

Troy Mickelson – Head Girls Basketball Coach

Andy Peterson – Assistant Wrestling Coach

Resignation from Kristin Spangler, Administrative Assistant

  • Acknowledge Donations: Ashby Student Activities Baseball Club $3,299 for Pitching Machine. Rylander seconded. MCU.

Report were given by the following: Board Members, Principal, Superintendent, Teacher Reps.

Second Reading of Policies 501–515.

First Reading of Policies 516–532.

C. Johnson introduced the resolution No. 18.03 directing the Administration to recommend Program/Personnel Adjustments due to declining enrollment and/or diminishing revenue. Anderson seconded. Roll call vote: Hoff-yes, Anderson-yes, Rylander-yes, C. Johnson – yes, Wing-yes. MCU.

C. Johnson made a motion to name the following:

Official Depository: First State Bank of Ashby

Official Newspaper: Ashby Dalton Post

Anderson seconded. MCU.

 

C. Johnson made a motion to set the following:

Board Meetings:

Day – 3rd Wednesday each month

Time – 6:00 p.m.

Place – Ashby Public School Media Center

Board Compensation: $50/regular or special meeting, Chairperson stipend: $25/month

Rylander seconded. MCU.

Anderson made a motion to approve the 501-515 Series of Ashby Public School District Policy Revisions. Rylander seconded. MCU.

Hoff made a motion to adjourn.  Anderson seconded. MCU. Chair Wing called the meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

Leslie Anderson, Clerk

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The School Board of District 261 met in regular session on February 21, 2018.  Vice Chair C. Johnson called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with members Anderson, Hoff, B. Johnson, C. Johnson, Rylander, and Spangler present. Absent: Wing. Also present were Superintendent Niemann, Principal Nate Meissner, Renee Melby, Emily Nelson, Andy Peterson and Marie Hoffman.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Anderson moved to approve the amended agenda, Rylander seconded. MCU.

Rylander moved to approve the following consent agenda:

  • Approval of January 17, 2018 minutes.
  • Financial Report for January 2018.
  • Approval of bills: January Handpayables: $21,967.84, January Wire Payments: $66,568.77 and February bills: $48,157.97.
  • Personnel Changes:

Approve Suzanna Ecker Full Time Administrative Assistant

Approve Andrea Ness Part Time Administrative Assistant

Accept Retirement of John Kent – Science, Athletic Director, Coach

  • Acknowledge Donations: Ashby Equity Make a Difference Grant – $416 for Library furniture
  • Approve Fundraisers for Baseball Club – Fishing Trip Raffle (run by Coots Unlimited), Baseball hat sales

Spangler seconded. MCU.

Annual Community Education Report was presented by Community Ed Director Marie Hoffman.

Reports were given by the following: Board Members, Principal, Superintendent, Teacher Reps.

Second Reading of Policies 516–532.

B. Johnson made a motion to approve the 2017-18 Seniority List for Certified Staff. Rylander seconded. MCU.

Hoff made a motion to authorize Suzanna Ecker to sign Student Activity checks. Anderson seconded. MCU.

Hoff made a motion to approve the 2018 Pay Equity Report. B. Johnson seconded. MCU.

Spangler made a motion to purchase a 2019 International 59 capacity school bus. B. Johnson seconded. MCU.

Rylander made a motion to approve Policies 516–532 of the Ashby School District Policies. Spangler seconded. MCU.

Anderson made a motion to adjourn.  B. Johnson seconded. MCU. Vice Chair Johnson called the meeting adjourned at 7:17 p.m.

Leslie Anderson, Clerk

(Published April 4, 2018)