REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #881 MAPLE LAKE, MN MINUTES
Board Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Bill Neumann, Chris Paumen, Richard Thomas, and Joe Mavencamp (via FaceTime).
Board Members Absent: None
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Maureen Donohue, 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. The Irish Mentors for running a successful blood drive on February 21
B.ANML wrestlers Quinn Youngs, Hunter Manka, Mitchell Bergstrom Walker Weege and Reed Rasset on qualifying for the MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament
C.The boys’ basketball team for winning the Central Minnesota Conference championship
D.The Monticello-Maple Lake Moose boys’ hockey team on winning the section championship and qualifying for the MSHSL State Tournament
E. Our choir and Mrs. Nelson on earning two superiors and an excellent rating at large group contest on Wednesday, February 28 in Rockford
F. Tim Staloch and Casey Pack for being selected to coach in the MBCA All Star Basketball Series
G. Gracie Elsenpeter for qualifying as an all-around qualifier for the State Gymnastics meet
4. Recognition of visitors: Jenny Fritz
5.M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to approve the Agenda, with the addition of item 9G, for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, March 12, 2018. Motion carries 7-0
6.M/S McAlpine/Liljequist Motion to approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, March 12, 2018. Motion carries 7-0
7. Open Forum-None
8. Unfinished Business
A. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist Motion to approve a new master agreement with the Maple Lake principals for the 2017- 18 and 2018-19 school years. Motion carries 7-0
B.M/S Thomas/Liljequist Motion to approve transportation contract with M&M Bus Service, Inc. for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years. Motion carries 6-1 with
C. Paumen opposing C. February 28, 2018 Enrollment Figures at 841.2
9. New Business
A. M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to approve the Andy Sawatzke, Elementary School Principal as the District’s LEA representative for Title programming for the 2018-2019 school year. Motion carries 7-0
B. Discussion on board goals for the 2018-2019 school year included ideas such as academic achievement, financial stability, staffing, curriculum, facilities, and school safety. Neumann suggested the board do a walk through the buildings.
C. M/S Thomas/Liljequist Motion to approve the summer 2018 maintenance projects. Motion carries 7-0
D. M/S McAlpine/J. Paumen Motion to approve a request by Steve Fuchs to begin his career increment in the 2018- 19 school year. Motion carries 7-0
E. M/S Thomas/McAlpine Motion to approve a $1,000 donation from Maple Lake Community Theatre. Motion carries 7-0
F. Discussion on switching our website over to a commercial product. The Technology committee will meet Wednesday. Pricing has been received from three companies: Blackboard K-12, Five Technology and Red Technologies.
G. M/S C. Paumen/Liljequist Motion to approve adding Leah Roske as softball coach for this spring. Motion carries 7-0
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team-Thomas reported that last meeting had a discussion about how to help teachers qualify to teach concurrent classes. Redemske said further discussion will take place at the next Finance Committee meeting.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/ Community Education –McAlpine reported on headcounts: Preschool has 13 spots filled with 16 available for next year, 4s has 40 spots with 29 filled, Kidville services 148 kids and is not open during spring break due to not enough sign ups. Moving smartboards to Kidville and preschool is being considered.
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative-Thomas reviewed minutes and said last meeting talked about approving money transfers to pay bills, personnel matters such as resignations and retirements, and first readings of policies.
D. Minnesota High School League- J Paumen said next meeting is March 29.
E.Schools for Equity in Education- Redemske met in Cokato this morning and reported school safety was big topic. PELSB and pension changes were discussed.
F. Technology Committee meets March 14.
G. Elementary School-Sawatzke reported that February 22 was a fun night of PTA Pizza and Bingo. February 28 was Bus Driver appreciation and students made cards and gave treats to the bus drivers. March 1 was Kindergarten Round up and 50 students attended with enrollment expected to be around 56 for 2018- 19. Students in grades 1-6 met goals of reading more than 66,000 minutes for “I Love to Read month” and were rewarded with a day of tubing at Powder Ridge. PTA provided scholarships for students who could not afford the trip and also paid for transportation. MCAs begin April 9 for grades 3-6.
H. High School-Hansen reported that March’s Late Start topics are Fixed and Growth Mindset and RTI. The Pops Concert was fantastic and a great job by musicians and directors. February 22 Parent-Teacher Conferences were lightly attended due to weather and a basketball game scheduled the same night.
Scholarship applications are due Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. Softball and Track practice began today and Baseball and Golf begin next week. MCA testing starts this week with reading in grades 7, 8 and 10. Student Council is planning for a Variety Show on April 16.
11. Committee Reports
A. Activities Committee-Redemske reported the committee heard a presentation on scoreboards. The sign near Hwy 55 needs to have metal facing. A new fundraiser process was put in place. Track is in need of resurfacing and will likely be done the summer of 2019. The committee felt the tennis courts should be taken out unless city wants to pay to have them repaired. There are plans to reinstall two trophy cases that were replaced by the new larger case. Only one girl participant for golf this spring, so there is discussion about having a cooperative program next year. Discussed replacing the Husqvarna UTV and share cost estimates.
12. Set Meeting Dates- Finance and Programs Committee-rescheduled for March 20 at 5:30 due to snow.
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings: 1.District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in the Board Room 2. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Howard Lake 3.Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Buffalo 4. Regular School Board Meeting in April at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 in the Board Room 5. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in the Board Room 6. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Minneapolis 7. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Howard Lake
C. Miscellaneous Information: 1.Maple Lake’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 17, 2018 2.Spring Break is March 26 – March 30 3.Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 14.M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. Motion carries 7- 0
Respectfully Submitted, Shelley McAlpine Maureen Donohue