Legal Notice May 17, 2017

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelly Liljequist, Shelley McAlpine (7:08 p.m.), Joe Mavencamp, Bill Neumann, Chris Paumen and Richard Thomas.
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Kristi Anderson, Tanya Malwitz, Jeff Kubian, Brad Neutz, Nicole Casebolt and Katie Friedman.
1. Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is proud of”
A. Vocal Solo and Ensemble Contest
Solos – Superior Rating
Mara Hayes American Lullaby – 1st Book Mezzo Sop/Alto
Emily Jude Send Forth a Song – My Heart Sings Book
Solos – Excellent Rating
Alyssa Bergeron - Send Forth a Song – My Heart Sings Book
Andrea Peterson Song of the River – My Heart Sings Book
Duets – Superior Rating
Anna Becker/Audrey Berndt Homeward Bound – Folk Songs for Two Book
SSA – Choir – Superior Rating and BEST IN SITE Changes
Keiara Anderson Anna Becker Alyssa Bergeron
Audrey Berndt
Hannah Budke Kora Fuller
Katelyn Fuller Mara Hayes Caitlin Johnson
Emily Jude Mikayla Koss Kaitlyn Murphy
Lindsey Paumen Andrea Peterson
Natasha Raymond
Katie Treadwell Avery Triplett Megan Wasserman
Samantha Wasserman
B. Boys and Girls County and State
• Clara Greenhagen, Anna Becker, Hanna Stewig, Andy Mavencamp, Jake Fynboh, Henry Stecker
C. Students of Excellence
• Ashley Schmitz, Mackenzie Miller, Ben Gindele and Alexander Marquette
4. Recognition of visitors: Shelly Fobbe, Jeff Henrikson and Joni Henrikson
5. M/S Thomas/Mavencamp - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, May 8, 2017 with the addition of item 9G, 9H and 9I. Motion Carries 6-0
6. M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, May 8, 2017. Motion carries 6-0.
7. Open Forum: Boys hockey for the 2017-18 season, Redemske and Tungseth will be meeting with the superintendent and the athletic director from Monticello to discuss the hockey co-op for the upcoming season.
8. Unfinished Business
A. M/S Thomas/Liljequist - Q Comp Advisor Jeff Kubian provided information on our Q Comp program. The DLT team would like to add a Teachers on Special Assignment as Building Peer Coach at a .30 FTE for each building and eliminate the Lead Peer coaching positions. Motion carries 7-0.
B. M/S Neumann/Thomas - Motion to approve a contract with Ideal Energies to install solar energy systems through the Made in MN and Xcel Solar Rewards programs. Ideal Energies structural engineers will position the panels in most appropriate place. Motion Carries 7-0
C. April 28, 2017 Enrollment Figures are above budgeted numbers
D. Progress report on the evaluations of probationary licensed staff show only two evaluations remaining to finish by the end of the year.
9. New Business
A. M/S Paumen /Liljequist - Motion to approve changes to the Elementary Family Handbook for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carries 7-0.
B. M/S McAlpine/Thomas - Motion to approve the preliminary 2017-2018 budget. The approved budget has the district spending down the unassigned fund by $453,263, the budget will be revised once the legislative session is completed and current funding is available, a more accurate student count for FY 18 is available and settlement negotiations have been completed. Motion carries 7-0.
C. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve a $0.05 increase to school meal prices for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carries 7-0.
D. First Reading of Policy 533 – Wellness - The model from MSBA with several changes will include one person charged with responsibility for the implementation and oversight of the policy, the wellness policy will be available on the website and the wellness program will have to have an evaluation once every three years.
E. Maple Lake will need to hire a Driver’s Education Teacher once Mr. Bakeberg decides to retire. Redemske contacted the Pierz School District to discuss how they are recruiting and training potential staff interested in obtaining their driver education license.
F. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp - Motion to accept a donation of a bench from Roger Riesgraf’s family that they would like to place on school grounds. Motion carries 7-0.
G. M/S Mavencamp/McAlpine - Motion to accept the $2,000 donation to Club 881 from Helen Doherty. Motion carries 7-0.
H. M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Resolution to set the census population of Independent School District #881 at 5,280 for 2017. Roll Call- Paumen J-yes, Liljequist-yes, Paumen C-yes, Thomas-yes, Mavencamp-yes, Neumann-yes and McAlpine-yes. Motion carries 7-0.
I. Discussion to allow the Maple Lake Trap Team to include shotguns in the yearbook picture. The board feels the shotgun is the tool that is used in their sport, not any different from a bat being in the baseball team’s picture.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team: Thomas reported on the district leadership team’s recommendation to hire a two .30 FTE building lead coach positions.
B. Early Childhood Family
Education/Community Education: McAlpine reported the summer community education catalog has been distributed, adult program participation is up and 144 students are enrolled in the Kidville program at various time throughout the week.
C. Food Service Committee: Redemske asked the board to consider sending the lunch letter, back to school packet and bus information out to parents electronically for FY
18. Families can opt out of the electronic version and request a hard copy be mailed to them.
D. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative: Thomas reported on the strategic plan, the budget and staffing issues and reconsidering the part-time position that was previously approved.
E. Minnesota High School League: Paumen reported for baseball double headers the league approved a reducing the games to 5 innings with both teams approval. The school board will be sent a link to the “Why we Play” video, for their review.
F. Safe Schools Committee: Liljequist reported discussions regarding mental health issues, upcoming prom activities and the safe communities distracted driving pedal cart challenge, in which Maple Lake High School students were able to participate in during Prom week.
G. Schools for Equity in Education: Redemske reported a panel discussed the different challenges in having a referendum question on the ballot on an odd year compared to an even year.
H. Wright Technical Center: McAlpine reported on the summer maintenance schedule, cameras and phone systems will be upgraded and the house has sold.
I. Elementary School: Sawatzke reported reading and math MCA’s are completed, Science MCA’s will be on Wednesday, MAP testing is scheduled for next week. The STEAM presentation hosted by the PTA was successful. Kindergarten had is first ever Music Concert at the end of April. Class Lists will be prepared during May late start, the 6th grade Festival of Nations was Friday May 5. Grandparents’ Day is May 12 for 1st and 3rd grades, 6th graders will be travelling to Wolf Ridge on May 17, Track and Field Day is May 26 and 5th and 6th grade schedule changes are being discussed for next year.
J. High School: Hansen reported late start will focus on celebrating good things from the year and individual PLC agenda. Senior Awards Night is May 31, Graduation is June 2, the Science Fair and yearbook signing is May 24 and Irish Pride Celebrations will take place on May 19 with trips to Valleyfair and the Monticello Community Center. MCAs are finished in the high school and NWEA testing for grades 7 & 8 will take place at the end of the month.
11. Committee Reports- none
12. Set Meeting Dates- none
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Recertification Committee at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in room D20
2. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May16, 2017 in the Board Room
3. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Minneapolis
4. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Howard Lake 5. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Buffalo
6. Regular School Board Meeting in May at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information: 1. Wright Tech Center’s CEO Expo from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at River City Extreme 2. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017
14. M/S Mavencamp/Neumann - Motion to adjourn at 8:33 p.m. Motion carries 7-0.
Respectfully Submitted,
Kristi Anderson
Shelley McAlpine

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