Legal Notice August 17, 2016

Board Members Present: Arnie Michalicek, Shelly Liljequist, Joe Mavencamp, Shelley McAlpine Richard Thomas and Joe Paumen (arrived at 7:46 p.m.)
Board Members Not Present: Ben Elsenpeter
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Maureen Donohue, Nicole Casebolt, Tanya Malwitz and Katie Friedman
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
4. Recognition of visitors: Jay Weatherford andTiffany Grube
5. M/S Thomas/Mavencamp – Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, August 8, 2016, with the addition of item 9F. Motion carries 5-0.
6. M/S Mavencamp/Thomas – Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, August 8, 2016. Motion carries 5-0.
7. Open Forum-None
8. Unfinished Business
A. A presentation was made by Jay Weatherford, Executive Director of Wright County Community Action, regarding a potential grant opportunity. Weatherford is trying to provide a 10 hour per day daycare for infant to 3 yr. olds for up to 16 children. He wants to partner with schools located in Wright County that can provide space and in-kind services to help support the program and explained that the partnership would serve the community. Services would be provided in priority order of need: Children of Teen Moms, Foster/Homeless Children, Families Receiving TANF or SSI, 100% Poverty Children and Below, 100-130% Poverty Children and Children with Special Needs. Remaining spots would be filled on a fee for service basis. The grant application is available on August 18 would be for $1.5-1.6 million per year for a 5 year grant and the reapplication process would be noncompetitive for continuation. The board discussed various concerns that included designating space that may be needed in the future. The agreement could be nullified by either party at any time. M/S Thomas/Liljequist – Motion to proceed with a MOU with Wright County in order to apply for grant. Motion carries 5-1, with Paumen opposing.
B. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist – Motion to approve the following policies: 530, 613, 614, 615, 616, 707, 721, 805, 807 and 905. Motion carries 6-0.
C. M/S McAlpine/Paumen – Motion to approve a resolution to hold an operating levy referendum and capital projects levy referendum on November 8, 2016. Roll call vote: All yes. Motion carries 6-0.
D. M/S Thomas/Liljequist – Motion to amend the fall coaching assignments. Motion carries 6-0.
9. New Business
A. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist – Motion to renew ISD #881’s membership in the Minnesota School Boards Association for the 2016-17 school year at a cost of $4,593. Motion carries 6-0.
B. Redemske gave the annual report on fundraising per Policy 511.
C. The opening workshop is scheduled for August 30-September 1, with the open house on Wednesday evening and Star Bank sponsoring the Welcome Back Lunch on Thursday.
D. M/S McAlpine/Paumen – Motion to approve the 6th grade field trip to Wolf Ridge on May 17-19, 2017. Motion carries 6-0.
E. First reading of the following policies: 506, 520, 529 and 721
F. M/S Thomas/Michalicek – There was discussion on the current enrollment number for 4th grade being at 57. Motion to approve the hiring of an additional 4th grade instructor. Motion fails 3-3, with Mavencamp, Paumen and McAlpine opposing.
10. Representative Reports
A. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative – Thomas reported that last meeting covered expenditures. Redemske reported that a girls’ program like Village Ranch is trying to start up with 24 spots, and may be located in Annandale.
B. Elementary School – Sawatzke reported that the elementary is busy preparing for school start and staff are beginning to return. Open House is August 31 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
C. High School – Hansen reported that he attended an Assessment conference last week with Sawatzke and learned that there will be no major changes for this year. Schedules will be mailed next week, fall sports practices begin soon, 7th grade orientation is August 30 from 5-7 p.m. and High School Open House is August 31 from 5-7 p.m.
11. Committee Reports – None
12. Set Meeting Dates
A. Building and Grounds Committee-4:30 p.m., August 17, 2016
B. Activities Committee-6:00 p.m., August 17, 2016
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. All County Safe Schools Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo
2. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016 in Howard Lake
3. District Leadership Team Meeting at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in the Board Room
4. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Buffalo
5. Regular School Board Meeting in September at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 in the Board Room
6. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Minneapolis
7. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016
14. M/S Mavencamp/Thomas – Motion to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. Motion carries 6-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine