REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #881 MAPLE LAKE, MN MINUTES
Board Members Present: Shelly Liljequist, Shelley McAlpine, Bill Neumann, Richard Thomas and Joe Mavencamp Board Members Absent: Joe Paumen and Chris Paumen Others Present: Mark Redemske, Maureen Donohue, Tanya Malwitz, Katie Friedman, David Hansen (arrived at 7:15 p.m.) and Andy Sawatzke (arrived at 7:15 p.m.)
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
A. 2017-18 Students of Excellence 1. Clara Greenhagen 2. Linsey Rachel 3. Henry Stecker 4. Megan Wasserman
B. Vocal Solo and Ensemble
1. Excellent rating at the State level a. Mara Hayes May-Day Carol b. Megan Wassermann Song of the River c. Alyssa Bergeron American Lullaby d. Lindsey Paumen Loveliest of Trees e. Kaitlyn Murphy Loveliest of Trees f.Hannah Budke, Avery Triplett, Kieara Anderson If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking g.Dylan Neska, Caleb Phothisanh Jaret Demarais, Devin Carter, Brayden Belanger, Daniel Goelz Sixteen Tons
2. Superior rating at the State level a. Megan Lind Silent Noon b. Calli Maki Send Forth a Song c.Hannah Budke and Andrea Peterson The Snow Begins to Fall d.Gabby Brown, Sydney Bakeberg, Lexi Bakeberg, Augusta Demarais, Caroline Wurm, Abby AlthoffIf I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking
4. Recognition of visitors: None
5.M/S Mavencamp/McAlpine Motion to approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, May 14, 2018. Motion carries 5-0
6.M/S Neumann/Thomas Motion to approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, May 14, 2018. Motion carries 5-0
7. Open Forum: None
8. Unfinished Business
A. Review of the April 30, 2018 Enrollment Figures: 837.6
B.Progress report on the evaluations of probationary licensed staff show the principals are wrapping up the remainder of evaluations for the year.
C. M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to approve a $0.05 increase to school meal prices for the 2018-19 school year. Motion carries 5-0
D. Discussion on which method for replacing floor coverings in classrooms: $25,000 is budgeted for flooring this summer for some high school classrooms. Redemske said they could complete about 7 or 8 classrooms by laying over existing tiles that have previously been sealed and layered over. The other option is to complete asbestos abatement since the tiles that were layered over are older and have been identified as containing asbestos. The cost would be significantly higher and they would only be able to complete two rooms with abatement. M/S Mavencamp/Thomas Motion to approve using a company for the asbestos abatement and completing fewer rooms. Motion carries 5-0
E.Discussion on the condition of the scoreboards in the high school gymnasium and the possibility of replacing them. The board considered options for replacing old scoreboards in the main gym. They are old, and parts are not produced for repairs. As directed by the Activities Committee, AD Tungseth received quotes on Daktronics boards with two scoreboards with with stat panels, shot clocks, protective cages, which would cost about $36,000. Scorevision makes a multi-function display that could be utilized for many other applications for about $90,000 plus software costs. Board members agreed the Scorevision product would only be practical if it generated a sufficient revenue stream to offset the cost.
F.M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp Motion to approve the revised 2017-18 budget. Motion carries 5-0.
9. New Business
A. M/S McAlpine/Neumann Motion to approve the preliminary 2018-19 budget. Motion carries 5-0
B.M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp Motion to approve changes to the Elementary Student/Parent Handbook for the 2018-19 school year. Motion carries 5-0
C. First reading of a Memorandum of Understanding between ISD #881and the Maple Lake Federation of Teachers to use staff development funding to help teachers to become credentialed to teach concurrent classes, driver education, etc. allowing Maple Lake High School students to complete college level coursework at MLHS.
D.M/S Mavencamp/McAlpine Motion to approve a resolution for the Wright Technical Center’s long-term facility maintenance program budget and authorizing the inclusion of a proportionate share of those projects in the district’s application for longterm facility maintenance revenue in the amount of $10,610.00. Motion carries 5-0
E.Update on requirements for water testing for lead. Per M.S. 121A.335, school districts must have a plan for lead testing in place by July 1, 2018. Resource Training has designed a plan to help us with compliance.
F.M/S Thomas/Neumann Motion to accept a $3,000 donation to Club 881. Motion carries 5-0
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team-Thomas reported on discussion of summer work with 11 teachers interested. $11,000 will be used for PLC topics. September’s late start will feature a speaker presenting on Kids with Trauma.
B.Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education- McAlpine reported that they are working on making the playground happen with more donations being sought.
C.Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative-Thomas said they heard the Director’s report, discussed new hires and revised budget and they are working on Pay Equity reporting.
D.Safe Schools Committee-Redemske said last meeting had a discussion on vaping. Hansen said vaping devices are getting difficult to detect because some designs mimic other items such as flash drives, pens, etc.
E. Schools for Equity in Education-Redemske said that Sue Abderholden from NAMI spoke on mental health. They also held their business meeting.
F.Technology Committee-Redemske said the Technology Committee is taking requests from staff for technology replacements or upgrades for about $15,000 earmarked from the technology bond. Requests are due May 22. Recommendations will be made for approval at the June 11 board meeting.
G. Wright Technical Center-McAlpine said they are working on long term facility maintenance items for summer projects and looking at insurance pricing.
H. Elementary School-Sawatzke reported the end of the year is filled with hiring for next year and many field trips. MCAs are completed with scores looking good. NWEA testing for grades 1and 2 is this week. The School Patrol students were treated to a May 2 Twins game. The 6th Grade Festival of Nations was well attended. Grades 5 & 6 and Jr. High had a band concert tonight. Wolf Ridge students and chaperones leave May 16. Grandparents’ day is May 18. Track and Field day will be May 25. 4th Grade DARE graduation will be May 29. 6th grade Dare graduation will be May 31 and Kindergarten graduation will be June 1.
I. High School-Hansen reported on a busy end of the year. Late start had breakfast for high school staff to celebrate good things from the year and time for individual PLC agendas. Senior awards night is on May 30 at 7:30 with about $35-$40,000 to be awarded in scholarships. Graduation will be June 1 at 8:00 p.m. May 23 will have the Science Fair and Yearbook signing. May 18 is the Irish Pride celebrations: 8th grade trip to Valleyfair and 7th grade trip to Camp Friendship. MCAs are finished and NWEA testing for grades 7 & 8 in math are at the end of the month. Mr. Hansen has been busy with hiring for next year.
11. Committee Reports
A. Activities Committee –Redemske said they last met April 17 and discussed scoreboards, filling varsity girls basketball coach vacancy, reinstalling trophy cases, making the college display more attractive, possibly painting gym.
B. Building and Grounds Committee- Redemske reported on the board tour of facilities on April 30. Mavencamp asked about money set aside for track repair next year and wondered if the track could be just patched and money left over could then go to making needed roof repairs.
12. Set Meeting Dates-None
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings: 1. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in the Board Room 2. Recertification Meeting at 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Room D20 3.MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Howard Lake 4. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Minneapolis 5.Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Buffalo 6. Regular School Board Meeting in April at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information: 1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018
14. M/S Thomas/Mavencamp Motion to adjourn at 8:28 p.m. Motion carries 5-0 Respectfully Submitted, Maureen Donohue Shelley McAlpine