REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
MAPLE LAKE, MN
Board Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Richard Thomas, Bill Neumann, Chris Paumen
Board Members Absent: Joe Mavencamp
Others Present: Mark Redemske, Andy Sawatzke, David Hansen, Kristi Anderson, Tanya Malwitz, Nicole Casebolt and Katie Friedman
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is proud of”
A. 2017 Irish Homecoming Royalty: Kaleigh Beehler, Catie Fobbe, Calli Maki, Lindsey Rachel, Caitlin Weege, Miles, Brown, Henry Stecker, Alex Toedter, Tyler Weimer, Quinn Youngs
B. Leadership in Educational Excellence Award honorees: Adam Ronnenberg, Holly Schrupp, Mike Hojnacke and Leah Roske
C. Maintenance Staff for their work in keeping our buildings and grounds clean, safe and in good working order
4. Recognition of visitors: none
5. M/S Thomas/McAlpine – Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Motion carries 6-0.
6. M/S McAlpine/Thomas – Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, October 10, 2017. Motion carries 6-0.
7. Open Forum: none
8. Unfinished Business
A. M/S McAlpine/Paumen – Proposal for a band trip by band director Matt Kusche, Nashville trip departing March 21, returning Monday March 27. Motion carries 6-0.
B. September 29 Enrollment – K-6 enrollment 381, 7-12 447.15
C. Review and discussion on the November 7, 2017 referendum: Redemske presented a Power Point to the school board. Highlights were the early voting option available and review of the two questions. The basic formula is not keeping up with inflation, Maple Lake is ranked 279th in revenue per pupil out of 331 school districts, special education funding does not cover all of sped costs resulting in over $805,000 being paid out of the general fund and Maple Lake has been declining in enrollment. In fiscal year 2010 we were at 997 and opened 2017-18 with 826 students. Budget reductions over the past several years include, staff cuts, a bus route reduction, additional fees for extra-curricular activities, we have spend down our fund balance for several years, we have refunded bonds to save tax payers money. A successful referendum would be used to combat additional budget cuts, maintain current class sizes and maintain student support and student offerings. The second question would maintain technology for students, staff and community use, security and replace technology as it becomes outdated. This Power Point will be available to view on the Maple Lake website.
D. Sign donation from the Lions: Fobbe was at the meeting to answer questions the board still had regarding the sign. Several of the questions need further review. Fobbe was to contact the city regarding ordinances and easements and get back to Redemske later in the week.
9. New Business
A. M/S Neumann/Thomas – Motion to approve the winter coaching assignments. Motion carries 6-0.
B. First reading of Policy 903.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team: Thomas reported the DLT discussed the staff development/Q comp usage, this month’s late start PLC worked on motivation to read and reviewed fiscal year 2017 reading and math testing data sheet.
B. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative: Thomas reported on the site visit for the Sholund School for Girls in Annandale.
C. Schools for Equity in Education: Redemske reported a representative from MDE discussed the new Every Child Succeeds Act and Bill Morris from the Morris Leatherman Company presented the latest data from their education survey..
D. Wright Technical Center: McAlpine reported on the roof repairs being made and the mold abatement.
E. Elementary School: Sawatzke reported on the completion of the NWEA testing for grades 1-6, National Hot Lunch Day was a success for over 300 meals preregistered, it was a great meal with lots of compliments. During late start a reading motivation speaker address the teaching staff and the PTA sponsored the Sky Dome Planetarium. Conference are next week Monday, Tuesday and all day Wednesday.
E. High School: Hansen reported on the successful Homecoming week events, lots of participation, during late start a reading specialist presented to the staff and worked with the English Department on strategies to improve MCA scores. Mid Quarters are tomorrow, Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Monday the 16th and the end of the quarter is November 3rd. Student Council will be taking a fieldtrip to ValleyScare on October 14th.
11. Committee Reports
A. Building and Grounds Committee: Redemske reported that an electrical inspection will take place this week on the Solar Panels.
12. Set Meeting Dates
A. Joint School Board City Council Meeting, potentially Tuesday November 9th
B. Community Presentation on Referendum Wednesday November 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Licensed Staff Committee Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the Board Room
2. Schools for Equity in Education Meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 in Cokato 3. DLT Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2017 in the Board Room
4. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Howard Lake
5. Safe Schools Meeting at 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday October 25, 2017 in the Board Room
6. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 in Buffalo
7. Regular School Board Meeting in November at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 in the Board Room
8. Relicensure Committee Meeting in November at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Room D20
C. Miscellaneous Information: 1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017
1. Health and Safety Meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Board Room 2. LEEA Banquet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 in St. Cloud
14. M/S McAlpine/ C. Paumen – Motion to close the meeting for evaluation of the superintendent. Motion carries 6-0.
Reopened at 8:27 p.m.
15. M/S C. Paumen/Neumann – Motion to adjourn at 8:27 p.m. Motion carries 6-0.
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING