Regular School Board Meeting – February 21, 2018

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2018 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #881 MAPLE LAKE, MN MINUTES

Board Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Bill Neumann, Chris Paumen, and Richard Thomas

Board Members Absent: Joe Mavencamp

Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Maureen Donohue, 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” A. Battle of the Books Winners • 2nd Grade Winners 3rd place-Rayna Bergstrom & Alex Krauze 2nd place-Kora Hiltner & Khloe Uecker 1st place-Rowen Kunz & Taylor Lee • 3rd Grade Winners 3rd place-Brolin Chlan & Leila Dalum 2nd place-Max Beffel & Aiden Parchem 1st place-Reese Hartkopf & Kierra Grommesch • 4th Grade Winners 3rd place-Kieran Williams & Hayden Dircks 2nd place-Taylor Walhowe & Charlie Walhowe 1st place – Avery Kolehmainen & Alana Weiss • 5th Grade Winners 3rd place-Nora Goelz & Tessa Pribyl 2nd place-Sydney Breimon & Ivy Schroeder 1st place-Avery Lee & Madilynn Norgren • 6th Grade Winners 3rd place-Maddy McLeod & Morgan Pastorius 2nd place-Dalton Kerkow & Alice Ketchum 1st place-Kenlyn Marsicek & Makenna Wetch B.Boys Basketball Coach Tim Staloch on earning his 300th career win C.Head Volleyball Coach Marty Kiebel and Assistant Volleyball Coach Amy Voigt for being selected as the Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association State Class AA Coaches of the Year D.Director Mary Beth Barder, cast and crew of the one act play for their runner-up finish at the subsection and qualifying for the section competition E. Dylan Neska and Dakota Malwitz as members of the Bison Swimming team that finished as Mississippi 8 Conference Champions F. Bus Driver Appreciation-February 28. G. Claire Carlson-Winner of the Spelling Bee

4.Recognition of visitors: Kevin Munsterteiger

5.M/S Thomas/Liljequist Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, February 12, 2018, with the addition of item 9F. Motion carries 6-0

6.M/S Thomas/C. Paumen Motion to approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, February 12, 2018. Motion carries 6-0

7. Open Forum-None

8. Unfinished Business A.MAWSECO Special Education Coordinator Kevin Munsterteiger presented the December 1 child count and general information about our special education programming. 18.3% of Maple Lake’s student enrollment receive special education services as compared to a 15.4% average for the state and a 16.1% average for MAWSECO’s. B.Our January 31, 2018 enrollment was 840 students. C.M/S Neumann/Thomas Motion to approve a new master agreement with the Maple Lake support staff for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. Motion carries 6-0 D.M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to approve a new master agreement with the Maple Lake confidential staff for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. Motion carries 6-0 E.Progress report on the evaluations of probationary licensed staff. Goal is to have them completed shortly after spring break. F.M/S C. Paumen/Neumann Motion to approve the 2018-2019 school calendar. Motion Carries 6-0

9. New Business A.M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to approve coaching assignments for the 2018 spring season. Motion carries 6-0 B.M/S Neumann/Liljequist Motion to approve a resolution urging the state government to strenuously advocate for significant increases in federal special education funding and meaningful special education reforms at the state level. Roll call vote: Motion carries 6-0 C.M/S C. Paumen/Liljequist Motion to approve a resolution urging the federal government to strenuously advocate for significant increases in federal special education funding and meaningful special education reforms at the federal level. Roll call vote: Motion carries 6-0 D.M/S McAlpine/C. Paumen Motion to approve a resolution supporting a combination of land sale and exchange to transfer School Trust Lands located in the BWCAW to the USFS. Roll call vote: Motion carries 6-0 E.M/S Thomas/Liljequist Motion to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2018. Motion carries 6-0 F. M/S C. Paumen/Thomas Motion to approve a $1,049.85 donation from Don Rachel for the purchase of softball bats. Motion carries 6-0

10. Representative Reports A. District Leadership Team-Redemske said they discussed the new tiered teacher licensing system and helping teachers to become qualified for teaching concurrent classes. B.Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative-Thomas said they covered board elections and finishing negotiations. C.Minnesota High School League-J. Paumen reported a new penalty for golf for using electronic devices would be a 2-stroke penalty D.Schools for Equity in Education- Redemske reported the last meeting had presentations on concurrent enrollment requirements for teachers and education issues for the legislative session. E.Wright Technical Center- McAlpine reported that the WTC refinanced its existing debt, reducing the interest rate from 5.47% to 2.6%. With the remaining $1,500,000 of debt, the reduced interest rate will save $124,000 over the 7.25 years remaining. The annual savings will be around $17,000 so the lease levy for member districts should be reduced. F..Elementary School-Sawatzke reported on some elementary highlights: Eighth grader Claire Carlson won the Spelling Bee; Battle of the Books was held in the auditorium and had a nice turnout of spectators; Late start will have MCA proctor training. The theme for February’s “I Love to Read” month is “Read for the Gold” with dress up days and a reward of tubing March 2 at Powder Ridge if school reading goal is met. February 22 is PTA Pizza and Bingo Night. Kindergarten Roundup is March 1. G.High School-Hansen reported that registration has begun. Snocoming is February 12-16 with fun activities, dress up days and dance on Friday. Bloodmobile is February 21 from 7:45 a.m to 12:45 p.m. and is open to staff, students and the community. ACT Test is February 27. Staff training for test security and administration will take place during late start. Midquarter grades are due February 16 and high school parentteacher conferences will be held February 22 from 4-7 p.m. Information tables will also be on display that evening and junior parent information will be at 7 p.m.

11. Committee Reports-None

12. Set Meeting Dates A.Building and Grounds Committee at 7 p.m. on February 20 B.Activities Committee at 5:30 p.m. on February 20 C.Licensed Staff Committee for Principals at 5 p.m. February 26 D. Finance and Programs Committee at 5:00 p.m. on March 5 E. Joint City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on February 27

13. Other Business

A. Thank-You Notes

B. Upcoming Meetings: 1. Recertification Committee Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in room D20 2. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the Board Room 3. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in Howard Lake 5.Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in Buffalo 6.Regular School Board Meeting in February at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 in the Board Room 7.District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in the Board Room 8.MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Howard Lake 9.Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Minneapolis

C. Miscellaneous Information: 1.School Board Recognition Week is February 19-23, 2018 2.Bus Driver Appreciation Day is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3.Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 14.M/S McAlpine/C. Paumen Motion to adjourn at 8:24 p.m. Motion carries 6-0. Respectfully submitted, Shelley McAlpine Maureen Donohue

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