MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017
MAPLE LAKE, MN
Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelly Liljequist, Shelley McAlpine, Bill Neumann, Chris Paumen and Richard Thomas
Members Absent: Joe Mavencamp
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Kristi Anderson, Katie Friedman, Tanya Malwitz and Nicole Casebolt
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
A. Winter Sports Awards
1. Girls Basketball a. Most Improved Player – Mackenna Brown & Grace Heying
b. Hustle Award – Mackenna Brown
c. Offensive Player of the Year – Linsey Rachel
d. Defensive Player of the Year – Morgan Scheiber e. All Conference: First Team – Linsey Rachel, Second Team – Morgan Scheiber, Mollie Scheiber f. CMC All Conference Academic Team – Shelby Larson Linsey Rachel Anna Becker Grace Heying Calli Maki Lauren Borell Megan Wassermann g. Academic Al State – Shelby Larson
a. Most Improved – Hannah Praska
b. Hardest Worker – Brooke Mergen
c. Most Valuable Gymnast – Gracie Elsenpeter
d. All Conference – Gracie Elsenpeter
e. All Conference Honorable Mention – Brooke Mergen 3. Boys Basketball
a. Most Improved Player – Joseph Stokman
b. Hardest Worker – Joseph Stokman
c. Offensive Player of the Year – Mitch Hoistad
d. Defensive Player of the Year – Ben Goelz e. All Conference – First Team – Mitch Hoistad, Second Team – Cole Trager
f. CMC All Conference Academic Team – Jake Fynboh, Mitch Hoistad, Mike Miller, Wyatt Jacobs, Brock Goelz, Ben Reilley, Aiden Staloch 4. Wrestling a. Most Valuable Wrestler – Trae Bedford
b. Most Improved Wrestler – Adam Neumann
c. Hardest Worker – Hunter Manka
d. WCC All Conference – Quinn Youngs, Dominick Braun, Hunter Manka, Nate Carlson e. WCC Honorable Mention – Trae Bedford, Joe Driscoll f. MSHSL State Entrants – Nate Carlson-5th place, Quinn Youngs-4th place, Trae Bedford- 4th
5. Speech a. Joshua Medley, 3rd place, Storytelling (State qualifier)
b. Tyler Russell, 5th place, Great Speeches
c. Linsey Hanson, 6th place, Discussion
d. Emma Carlson, 6th place, Informative
e. Lucy Greenhagen, 6th place, Extemporaneous Speaking
4. Recognition of visitors: April Johnson, Ryan Highberg, Braden Solum, Tiffany Grube, Alexus Schaper and Jon Schaper.
5. M/S McAlpine/Thomas – Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, April 10, 2017 add donations to 9b. Motion carries 6-0.
6. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist – Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, April 10, 2017 (See Exhibit 1- Consent Agenda; March 13, 2017 Minutes; Board Checks; Manual Checks; Operating Investments; OPEB Investments). Motion carries 6-0.
7. Open Forum-none
8. Unfinished Business
A. Informational presentation about our food service program by April Johnson and Ryan Highberg of A’viands. Ryan and April informed the board on the Food Service Committee meeting held on 1/11/17, the local purchasing from Carlson Orchards and Maple Syrup from Anderson’s in Wisconsin and the potential to purchase potatoes from farms in Big Lake. Participation rates are increasing, the elementary has a fourth menu option and hot beverage items are available at the high school. Tuesday Tasters are sampling items once a month in the elementary, Battle of the Proteins took place with Cuban Black Beans taking first place and Chef on Demand hosted a Taste of India. Staff from A’viands participated in the High School Career Day and the Paid Lunch Equity Calculator is showing an anticipated price increase of .05 cent for next year. Changes for the 2017-18 school year will have a six week cycle menu rather than a ten week cycle which will bring back students favorites more frequently. A’viands is working with 7Up and Snapple for Smart Snack Compliant items.
B. March 24, 2017 enrollment shows an increase to 848.5, which is above the budgeted number of 843.00.
C. Progress report on the evaluations of probationary licensed staff shows that evaluations are on track for completion.
D. M/S McApine/C. Paumen – Motion to approve board goals for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carries 6-0
1. Academic Success-improve student achievement in academic areas measured by the MCA’s
2. Financial Stability-staff schools appropriately, contract negotiations, pass an operating levy
3. Board Retreat-to discuss how to be most effective.
9. New Business
A. Informational presentation on the installation of Made in MN Solar Panels by Braden Solum of Ideal Energies
Maple Lake Public School was selected in a lottery and awarded funds with the Department of Commerce to install a solar array with the Made In Minnesota 40 kilowatt Solar System. Ideal Energies is proposing to install the 39.68 kilowatt system along with a 20 kilowatt system with the Xcel Solar Rewards Program.
B. M/S Neumann/Liljequist – Motion to accept the donation of 2 ipad mini 2’s from DonorsChoose.org for Mrs. Jost’s classroom and $10,000 from Cenex for ten $1,000 scholarships for our high school seniors. Motion Carries 6-0
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team: Thomas reported the teachers union has approved the use of Q Comp funds to hire two .30 FTE teachers to perform the Q Comp peer coaching duties. B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education: Grube reported 4-year-old preschool for next year is full, 3-year-old preschool currently has eight spots available. The WCCA Early Headstart application was not approved.
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative: Thomas reported the board toured Village Ranch, MAWSECO has added a Facebook page and the board will be using Boardbook for their meetings.
D. Safe Schools Committee: Liljequist reported meeting set for April 12, 2017 at 3:15 in the board room.
E. Schools for Equity in Education: Liljequist reported meeting set for April 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Minneapolis.
F. Wright Technical Center: McAlpine reported meeting set for April 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Buffalo.
G. Elementary School: Sawatzke reported the Arts and Academics Night was a success with approximately 300 parents and students in attendance, the silent auction fund will buy books for the bookroom, huge turnouts and great shows in the 5th and 6th grade music program. MCA’s have begun for students in grades 3-6 wrapping up the week of May 10. The PTA will be hosting a STEAM Museum at the Elementary on April 19.
H. High School: Hansen reported: Student Council will be hosting a variety show on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30, Math MCA’s for grades 7, 8 & 11 will be April 17-19, Reading MCA’s for Grade 7, 8 & 10, April 25-27 and Science MCA’s for grades 8 & 10 May 1-3. Prom will take place on April 22 and Co-Curricular Award Night will be on April 25 at 7:30.
11. Committee Reports A. Activities Committee: Redemske will meet on April 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. with the Hockey Boosters to discuss next year’s boys Hockey with Monticello and Annandale. B. Building and Grounds Committee: Redemske reported during spring break the glass between the computer rooms in the high school was removed, sheetrock was installed and painted. This room is now available to be used as a storm shelter. C. Licensed Staff Committee: Redemske reported meeting with the MLFT to discuss, the driver education teaching position, adding a SPED teaching position to a 0.5 FTE assessment coordinator position and the 2022 change to the College in Schools teaching requirements.
12. Set Meeting Dates- none set
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings: 1. Recertification Committee at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in room D20 2. Safe Schools Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in the Board Room 3. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in the Board Room 4. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Minneapolis 5. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Howard Lake 6. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 in Buffalo 7. Safety Committee Meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Board Room 8. Regular School Board Meeting in May at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 in the Board Room
9. Recertification Committee at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in room D20 10. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the Board Room 11. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Minneapolis 12. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Howard Lake C. Miscellaneous Information: 1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017
14. M/S Thomas/J. Paumen – Motion to adjourn at 8:25 p.m. Motion carries 6-0.
Kristi K. Anderson