MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
MAPLE LAKE, MN
Board Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Bill Neumann, Chris Paumen and Joe Mavencamp
Board Members Absent: Richard Thomas
Others Present: Mark Redemske, Davin Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Kristi Anderson, Tanya Malwitz, Eric Meyer and Katie Friedman
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
A. Cross Country Award Winners
• All-Conference 2017: Mike Miller , Sophie Pribyl, Mary Miller, Gus Demarais
• All-Conference Honorable Mention: Ava Mergen, Grace Heying
• Academic All-Conference: Augusta DeMarais, Molly Erickson, Jacob Fynboh, Margaret Graham, Grace Heying, Ben Lewis, Ava Mergen, Mary Miller, Mike Miller. Samantha Wasserman
• Academic All State: Mike Miller
• State Qualifiers: Michael Miller and the Girls Team
• Most Valuable Runner: Mike Miller, Sophie Pribyl
• Most Improved: Joe Elsenpeter, Sophie Pribyl
• Hardest Worker: Mike Miller, Mary Miller
• Boys Team Academic Award – Silver for a 3.5 – 3.74 GPA using the top 5 GPAs
• Girls Team Academic Award – Gold for a 3.75+ GPA using the top 5 GPAs
B. Volleyball Award Winners
• “Go!” Award – Kora Fuller
• Most Improved Player – Katie Goelz
• Player of the Year – Linsey Rachel
• 1st Team CMC All-Conference – Brynn Paumen, Amber Klug, & Linsey Rachel
• 2nd Team CMC All Conference – Kaleigh Beehler, Calli Maki, & Mollie Scheiber
• CMC Academic All-Conference – Anna Becker, Mackenna Brown, Katie Goelz, Alexus Jackson, Amber Klug, Maddi Maas, Calli Maki, Linsey Rachel, Mollie Scheiber
• MSHSL AA All-State Team – Brynn Paumen, Amber Klug, & Linsey Rachel
• MSHSL AA All-State Tournament Team – Amber Klug, Linsey Rachel, & Brynn Paumen, Mollie Scheiber
• MSHSL All-State Academic- Anna Becker, Alexus Jackson, Calli Maki, Linsey Rachel
• 2017 Section 6AA Assistant Coach of the Year – Amy Voigt
C. Football Award Winners
• Hardest Worker – Henry Stecker
• Most Improved – Andy Mavencamp
• Defensive Player – Alex Toedter
• Offensive Player – Ben Goelz
• Lineman of the Year – Henry Stecker
• Specialist – Jason Webb
• 1st Team All-District – Alex Toedter LB, Henry Stecker OG, Zach Cargill LB
• 2nd Team All-District – Jason Webb DL, Cole Trager FS, Ben Goelz RB
• All-District Honorable Mention – Andy Mavencamp K, Kyle Scherber OL, Austin Pingel LB
• Academic All-District – Logan Carlson, Kade Jacobs, Jacob Klug, Brady Scanlon, Aiden Staloch, Henry Stecker, Sam Riviere, Ben Reilley, Jordan Mortenson, Brock Goelz
• All Section – Zach Cargill LB, Alex Toedter LB, Henry Stecker OL, Ben Goelz RB
• District player of year – Alex Toedter, LB
• Burlsworth Character Award – Austin Pingel
• Minnesota High School All Star Game – Alex Toedter
4. Recognition of visitors: Ryan Schmidt, Ethan Paumen
5. M/S Mavencamp/C. Paumen – Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, December 11, 2017. With the addition of 8H – Winter coaching assignments. Motion carries 6-0.
6. M/S McAlpine/Neumann – Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, December 11, 2017 with removal of item C from the consent agenda and adding the item to 6A. Motion carries 6-0.
A. Motion to approve an unpaid General Leave of Absence from March 5 through March 23, 2018 for Trish Ludwig, elementary ADSIS teacher. Called for motion three times, no motion made.
7. Open Forum: none
8. Unfinished Business
A. M/S C. Paumen/Liljequist – Motion to accept the annual financial audit as prepared by Schlenner, Wenner & Co. Ryan Schmidt reviewed the audit with the board. Schlenner, Wenner issued an unmodified (clean) opinion. Fund 01 actual expenditures were $111,249 under budget, which is a 1.1% variance and revenues exceed budget by $8,920. The unassigned fund balance decreased by $133,147 to $1,442,601, which is 1.8 months expenditures. District policy is to have fund balance at a minimum carries 6-0.
B. November 30 Enrollment Figures. Enrollment remains above budgeted.
C. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist – Motion to approve Policy 601. Motion carries 6-0.
D. Progress report on the evaluations of probationary licensed staff shows that all first year teachers have had their first review.
E. M/S C. Paumen/Mavencamp Motion to revoke Maple Lake High School Commons as the combined polling place for multiple precincts for 2018 Motions Carries 6-0
F. M/S C. Paumen/McAlpine – Motion to approve a resolution establishing the Maple Lake City Hall as the combined polling place for multiple precincts and designating 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. as the hours during which the polling place will remain open for voting for school district elections not held on the day of a statewide election. Roll Call vote: Paumen-yes, McAlpine-yes, Liljequist-yes, Neumann-yes, Paumen-yes and Mavencamp-yes. Motion carries 6-0.
G. M/S McAlpine/C. Paumen – Motion to approve a resolution authorizing the approval of the sale of general obligation bonds. Roll Call vote: Paumen -yes, McAlpine-yes, Liljequist-yes, Neumann-yes, Paumen-yes and Mavencamp-yes Motion carries 6-0.
H. M/S Neumann/Liljequist – Motion to approve hiring an additional junior high speech coach and filling the assistant gymnastic position as a split position with Danielle Leinonen and Jaclyn Schermer. Motion carries 6-0.
9. Truth in Taxation Hearing: During the meeting, Redemske covered the FY18 budget for all funds, the current debt service balances for remaining bonds. The 2017 pay 2018 levy increased by $517,531 with the majority of the increase from the $600 per pupil unit voter approved operating levy that passed in November. The school district portion of the levy increased by 19.67%.
10. New Business
A. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp – Motion to accept a $950 donation from Matthew and Vicki Marohn for new 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball uniforms. Motion carries 6-0.
B. M/S Liljequist/Mavencamp – Motion to certify the 2017 payable 2018 tax levy at $3,148,930.27 after adjustments. Motion carries 6-0.
11. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team: Redemske reported for Thomas, Qcomp goals in reading were set for each building and classroom teachers will preview Google Classroom at the next late start.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education: McAlpine reported preschool and ECFE classroom enrollments were presented, many of the classes have limited spots available.
C. Food Service Committee: McAlpine reported meeting set for Wednesday of this week.
D. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative: Redemske reported for Thomas the audited financial statements were reviewed the current fund balance is at 15.3%. MAWSECO will work with the business managers on EDRS reporting in the future.
E. Minnesota High School League: Paumen reported a new executive director Erich Martens was hired.
F. Safe Schools Committee: none
G. Schools for Equity in Education: Liljequist reported panels presented on career and technical education and changes being proposed for the Teacher Retirement Association.
H. Technology Committee: Redemske reported at the December 4 meeting, the E-rate grant we received for switch upgrades with a total project cost of almost $53,000 was discussed. The grant will cover 60%. Randy Benoit is requesting quotes on additional bandwidth, the maintenance agreement on the 10-year-old phone system will expire at the end of the school year, and a plan is being prepared on current needs, maintenance and desires for the upcoming technology bond revenue and a the committee discussed a website upgrade.
I. Wright Technical Center: McAlpine reported repairs on the outside of the building continue along with lighting projects inside the building. The greenhouse is undergoing repairs and a search for a new agriculture teacher for next school year is underway.
J. Elementary School: Sawatzke reported Club’s Choice fundraiser pick up is December 13, 4th grade Bingo night was well attended, Jessica Cribb’s directed her first elementary music concert on December 7. Santa’s Secret shop is this week Monday – Wednesday, late start will be begin with PLC meetings followed by a districtwide Staff Holiday get-together. December 18 the Junior High Band Concert will take place and the 21st will be the All School Holiday Sing-a-long. NWEA testing will begin after the holiday break.
K. High School: Hansen reported mid-quarter is tomorrow December 12. Reports will be mailed this week. The winter choir concert scheduled for December 12, the Jingle Balls Dance was well attended, spring testing preparations are underway and registration for 10th grade to WTC will begin in January.
12. Committee Reports
A. Activities Committee: Redemske reported on the December 4 meeting. The Lions’ sign, scoreboards, speech coaches and the need to resurface the track were discussed.
B. Building and Grounds Committee: Hook up for the solar arrays is scheduled for December 13.
C. Licensed Staff Committee: Tentative agreement with the Maple Lake Federation of Teachers will vote on Monday.
13. Set Meeting Dates:
Confidential Staff Committee: Thursday, January 4, 2018 4:30 p.m. Licensed Staff (Principals) Committee: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:30 p.m. Support Staff Committee: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:00 p.m.
14. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. DLT Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2017 in the Board Room
2. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Howard Lake. 3. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Buffalo
4. Regular School Board Meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018 in the Board Room
5. DLT Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2018 in the Board Room
6. Safe Schools Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018
2. MSBA Leadership Conference on January 11-12, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center
15. M/S McAlpine/C. Paumen – Motion to adjourn at 8:28 p.m. Motion carries 6-0.