Public Notice October 21, 2015

Board Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Arnie Michalicek, Ben Elsenpeter and Joe Mavencamp
Board Members Absent: Richard Thomas
Others Present: Mark Redemske, Kris Harlan, David Hansen, Kristi Anderson, Tanya Malwitz and Katie Friedman.
1. Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
A. 2015 Irish Homecoming Royalty: King Austin Becker, Queen Jordan Sifferle and Royalty Damian Kaley, Nate Maas, Brandon Borell, Lucas Fobbe, Maddy Neu, Sommer Carlson, Marisa Henrikson and Brooke Ankerfelt
B. Leadership in Educational Excellence Award honorees: Karla Mavencamp, Jeanne Omvig, Tim Staloch, Tami Kolehmainen and Kris Harlan
C. Maple Lake Lumber for volunteering to build and deliver garden boxes
D. Maple Lake special education staff, secretaries, Lindsey Pellaton and Kristi Anderson for receiving the Certificate of Achievement from the Minnesota Department of Education for demonstrating fiscal accountability and ensuring individual student due process records meet or exceed requirements during our fiscal audit.
4. Recognition of visitors- none present
5. M/S ELSENPETER/PAUMAN Approve the agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 with the additions under new business of C. See Membership, D. Aspire 403(b) platform E. Possible football playoff game Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Motion Carries 6-0
6. M/S PAUMEN/LILJEQUIST Approve the consent agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Motion Carries 6-0
7. Open Forum-none
8. Unfinished Business
A. September 30 enrollment continues to remain steady since the beginning of the school year and is higher than what was originally budgeted.
B. Discussion and/or plans to address sewer backups in the elementary boiler room. This is the second back up in the past ten months. The city is working on installing a system that would notify them if the sewer line starts to back up. The building and grounds committee will look at options to keep this from occurring in the future.
C. Review and discussion on the November 3 referendum. Redemske previewed his presentation for the board. Public informational meetings regarding the referendum will be held on October 27th and 28th at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium.
9. New Business
A. M/S MCALPINE/MAVENCAMP Motion to approve the winter coaching assignments with the addition of Ben Elsenpeter as a gymnastics volunteer spotting coach. Motion Carries 6-0.
B. M/S MICHALICEK/LILJEQUIST Motion to approve a new contract with the Maple Lake Federation of Teachers for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. A 1% increase on salaries each year for steps 1-19 and 1.25 % increase on step 20. Extracurricular salaries were increase 1% each year and an additional step added each year. The districts contribution to health insurance increased 3.5% the first year and 3% the second year. $250 was added to career increments for year one and $500 for year two of the contract. Motion Carries 4-2 with Mavencamp and Elsenpeter voting no.
C. M/S MCAPLINE/PAUMEN Motion to approve the SEE Membership for FY16 in the amount of $2,067.20. Motion Carries 6-0
D. Information regarding the new 403(b) platform presented to administration by Mike Dougherty. Dougherty is recommending that the district change its 403(b) platform from Ascensus to Aspire.
E. Irish Football Playoff Game update - If the Irish and Spectrum football teams win on Wednesday, the next playoff game will be in Elk River at 3:00 on Tuesday October 20th. School will still be in session, arrangements can be made for students wanting to attend the game and a fan bus will be available.
10. Representative Reports
A. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education: McAlpine reported that after-school activities with Heather Haney have been good, community ed. staff would like to remind everyone to sign up prior to the deadline to avoid classes being cancelled. Board members would like to have Tiffany attend the next meeting to discuss the changes in Kidville/Preschool attendance.
B.Minnesota High School League: Paumen reported that the board set new goals.
C. Schools for Equity in Education: Redemske reported that the fall regional meetings will be coming up soon.
D. Wright Technical Center: Michalicek reported that the CEO classes at Wright Tech are growing and well attended by Maple Lake Students.
E. Elementary School: Harlan reported Tuesday was a busy day in the building, National Hot Lunch Day, with many positive comments, Irish Connections groups met, parent-teacher conferences took place on Monday and Tuesday evenings and all day on Wednesday. The Book Fair is also taking place this week. The elementary was invited to apply for “Celebrations School Status”, the kindergarten para professionals hired with the mental health grant will be ending their positions next week and both schools are now taking substitutes with short call licenses.
F. High School: Hansen reported Homecoming week was last week with lots of participation by students. During late start, the staff worked on identifying students in need of additional help. Conferences will be next Monday from 4-7. November 3rd is Wee Day and November 6th is the end of the first quarter.
12. Set Meeting Dates
A. Referendum Informational Meetings for the Public set for October 27 & 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium
B. Building and Grounds Committee Meeting set for October 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm in the boardroom
C. Licensed Staff Committee Meeting set for Principal Negotiations Monday, November 16, 2015 at 5:30 in the boardroom
D. Confidential Staff Committee Meeting set for Negotiations Thursday November 19, 2015 at 5:30 in the boardroom
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in the Board Room
2. Support Staff Committee – Negotiations at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Board Room
3. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2015 in Howard Lake
4. Schools for Equity in Education Regional Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Cokato
5. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 in Buffalo
6. Regular School Board Meeting in October at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015 in the Board Room
7. Relicensure Committee Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in the Elementary Media Center
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
2. Leadership in Educational Excellence Awards Recognition Event Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in St. Cloud
14. M/S MCALPINE/MAVENCAMP Motion to close the meeting at 9:07 p.m. to discuss contract negotiations. Motion Carries 6-0.

Meeting re-opened at 9:59.
15. M/S MCALPINE/ELSENPETER Motion to adjourn at 10:00 p.m. Motion Carries 6-0
Respectfully submitted,
Kristi Anderson
Shelley McAlpine

Rate this article: 
No votes yet
Comment Here