Public Notice December 23, 2015

Board Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Arnie Michalicek, Ben Elsenpeter, Joe Mavencamp and Richard Thomas
Others Present: Mark Redemske, Kris Harlan, Kristi Anderson, John Donohue, Katie Friedman, Tanya Malwitz (7:38 p.m.) and David Hansen (7:55 p.m.)
1. Meeting called to order at 7:03 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
A. 1st Place Job Skills Sportsmanship Trophy: Duncan Neska, Matthew O’Sullivan, Michael O’Sullivan, Kayla Walsh, Courtney Hoopman
B. Cross Country Award Winners
• All-Conference 2015: Devin Deringer, Sommer Carlson, Halle Geyen
• All-Conference Honorable Mention: Ross Hickey, Simon Willard, Grace Heying, Mary Miller
• Academic All-Conference: Tanner Severson, Jordan Sifferle, Margaret Graham, Ellie Haney, Mackenzie Miller, Olivia Wolff-Herda, Ashlee Martie
• CMC Athlete of the Week: Devin Deringer, Sommer Carlson, Halle Geyen
• State Qualifiers: Devin Deringer, Sommer Carlson
• Most Valuable Runner: Devin Deringer, Sommer Carlson
• Most Improved: Michael Miller, Margaret Graham
• Hardest Worker: Ross Hickey (4th straight), Bionca Peterson
• Boys Team Academic Award - Gold for a 3.75+ GPA using the top 5 GPAs
• Girls Team Academic Award - Gold for a 3.75+ GPA using the top 5 GPAs
C. Volleyball Award Winners
• “Go!" Award - Morgan Scheiber
• Most Improved Player – Mollie Scheiber
• Player of the Year - Linsey Rachel
• 1st Team CMC All-Conference – Amber Klug, Linsey Rachel
• 2nd Team CMC All Conference - Olivia Marquette, Morgan Scheiber
• CMC Academic All-Conference – Amber Klug, Shelby Larson, Olivia Marquette, Lindsey Rachel
• MSHSL AA All-State Team - Honorable Mention - Linsey Rachel
• MSHSL All-State Academic Team - Silver for a 3.6 GPA using the top 10 GPAs on the Team
• 2015 Section 6AA Asst. Coach of the Year – Amy Voigt
• 2015 Section 6AA Coach of the Year - Marty Kiebel
D. Arnold Michalicek-for receiving a certificate of recognition for thirty years of service as a school board member from the Minnesota School Boards Association.
E. Thank you for the anonymous donation of four refurbished laptops given to four families in our community.
4. Recognition of visitors - Brad Neutz and Jennifer Fritz
5. M/S Mavencamp/Thomas - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, December 14, 2015. Motion carries 7-0.
6. M/S Thomas/Elsenpeter - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, December 14, 2015. Motion carries 7-0.
7. Open Forum-none
8. Unfinished Business
A. Michalicek gave a summary of the superintendent’s evaluation from the November 9, 2015 meeting indicating that Redemske received a satisfactory evaluation from the board.
B. November 30 figures show that enrollment is down from October.
C. All probationary licensed staff have been evaluated by the principals.
9. New Business
A. The first reading of proposed changes to ISD #881 Policy 516 – Student Medication include administration of over the counter medicine and permitting the district to have epinephrine injectors on site.
B. M/S Paumen/Elsenpeter - Motion to approve the dissolution of our girls hockey cooperative due to Delano High School creating its own team. Motion carries 7-0.
C. M/S Thomas/Paumen - Motion to approve a curtailment level of a 185 kw pre-determined billable demand level for our Xcel Energy Peak Controlled Services. Motion carries 7-0.
D. M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Motion to certify the 2015 payable 2016 tax levy at $2,762,041.97 after adjustments. Motion carries 7-0.
E. M/S Thomas/Paumen - Motion to accept an anonymous $600.00 donation for the Backpack Buddies Program. Motion carries 7-0.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team - Thomas reported that the next meeting is December 15, 2015. Input was requested on the lead coach evaluation form and a staff member would like to attend the PLC meetings with an online group.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education - McAlpine reported that preschool has open spots, community education has several traveling basketball teams and Maple Lake has open gym on Sundays.
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative - Thomas reported MAWSECO has moved into their new building and they are planning an open house. Negotiations are ongoing.
D. Minnesota State High School League - Paumen reported from the December meeting agenda, but the meeting minutes were not available from MSHSL.
E. Safe Schools Committee - Liljequist reported that statewide Minnesota is dealing with mental health issues.
G. Schools for Equity in Education - Redemske reported that Commissioner Cassellius spoke on educational items. Minnesota Speaker of the House, Kurt Daudt previewed the upcoming legislative session. He sees money going towards tax relief and road and bridges, but not universal preschool.
H. Technology Committee - Paumen reported the wireless and e-rate reimbursement checks have been received. The smart notebooks will need software updates this year along with upgrading to windows 10. We are considering adding a Twitter and/or Instagram account for the district.
I. Wright Technical Center - Michalicek reported negotiations are underway and plans are being made for the CEO classes for next year.
J. Elementary School - Harlan said report cards went home last Wednesday, the music programs are hosting concerts this month, the I Love to Read committee met and chose the theme for this year “I Love to Read, What’s Your Super Power?”, and donations were accepted for the Christmas baskets.
K. High School - Hansen reported mid-quarter was the 11th and grades will be mailed this week. The Jingle Ball dance was held on the 4th, music concerts are taking place this month, testing schedules are being prepared and course registration will start in January. The 10th graders will be taking a tour of Wright Technical Center.
11. Committee Reports
A. Finance and Programs Committee – The Finance and Programs Committee is recommending the hiring of a special education teacher for the remainder of the school year in the elementary. M/S Thomas/Mavencamp - Motion to approve the hiring of a special education teacher for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year. Motion carries 7-0.
12. Set Meeting Dates
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in the Board Room
2. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 in Howard Lake
3. Q Comp Advisory Committee Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in the Board Room
4. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 in Buffalo
5. Regular School Board Meeting in January at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2016 in the Board Room
6. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Board Room
7. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Howard Lake
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
14. Truth in Taxation Hearing - Redemske presented to the board and the public the current budget, the proposed levy and responded to any questions from the public.
15. M/S Paumen/Elsenpeter - Motion to close the meeting at 8:24 to discuss contract negotiations. Motion carries 7-0.
Meeting re-opened at 10:10 p.m.
16. M/S McAlpine/Thomas - Motion to adjourn at 10:11 p.m. Motion carries 7-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Kristi Anderson
Shelley McAlpine

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