Legal Notice January 20, 2016

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Board Members Present: Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Arnie Michalicek, Ben Elsenpeter and Joe Paumen
Board Members Absent: Joe Mavencamp and Richard Thomas
Others Present: Mark Redemske, Kris Harlan, David Hansen, Maureen Donohue, Tanya Malwitz and Katie Friedman.
1. Meeting called to order at 7:01 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Election of a School Board Chair - Nomination was made for Arnie Michalicek. M/S Elsenpeter/Paumen. Motion carries 5-0.
4. “District #881 is Proud of”
• January 11-15 is Para Recognition Week
• Dave Schroeder for receiving MNIAAA Class A Activities Director of the Year
5. Recognition of visitors: Tiffany Grube and Suzee Schaunaman
6. M/S McAlpine/Elsenpeter - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, January 11, 2016, with item additions 10F and 10G. Motion carries 5-0.
7. M/S McAlpine/Elsenpeter - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, January 11, 2016. Motion carries 5-0.
8. Open Forum-None
9. Unfinished Business
A. M/S Elsenpeter/McAlpine - Motion to approve the licensed staff seniority list for 2015-2016. Motion carries 5-0.
B. December 23 Enrollment Figures: 855.8
C. Progress report on the evaluations of probationary licensed staff – All probationary teachers have been evaluated at least once, with most of them having been evaluated twice by the principals.
D. M/S McAlpine/Paumen - Motion to approve updates to ISD #881 Policy 516 Student Medications. Changes include the ability to have epi-pens on hand and dispensing OTC medication with parent permission.
10. New Business
A. Motion to approve organizational items effective January 1 through December 31, 2016.
A. School Board Officers - M/S Paumen/McAlpine, with no changes. Motion carries 5-0.
B. School Board Appointments - M/S McAlpine/Elsenpeter, with one change: Joe Paumen replaces Shelley McAlpine on Support Staff Committee and Shelley McAlpine will be alternate. Motion carries 5-0.
C. Designations - M/S McAlpine/Paumen, with no changes, as stated in Exhibit 6. Motion carries 5-0.
D. Salaries and Allowances - M/S McAlpine/Elsenpeter. Motion to approve increasing Teacher sub rate to $110/day, effective January 25, 2016. The stipend for full-day meetings attended by board members also will increase to $110/day and be prorated for shorter meetings. Motion carries 5-0.
E. Meeting Dates, Time, Place - M/S Paumen/McAlpine, with no changes. Motion carries 5-0.
B. First review draft of 2016-2017 school calendar.
C. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve a new contract with the Maple Lake Principals for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. Motion carries 4-1, with Elsenpeter opposing.
D. M/S Elsenpeter/Paumen - Motion to approve the local government pay equity report to be submitted to Minnesota Management and Budget. Motion carries 5-0.
E. Discussion on the search and hiring process for our elementary principal. Redemske shared a draft timeline to begin the search for new elementary principal.
F. M/S McAlpine/Paumen - Resolution accepting a MSHSL grant to be used for the purchase of an additional AED. Roll call vote: Liljequist-yes, Elsenpeter-yes, McAlpine-yes, Michalicek-yes, Paumen-yes. Motion carries 5-0.
G. Discussion on MN Clay Target Team. Suzee Schaunaman attended a meeting to find out more about MSHSL Clay Target Team and reported that we are now the only school in the conference that does not have a team. Out of 43 MSHSL activities, the activity now ranks 13th in popularity. Schaunaman noted that Maple Lake does not have a practice range and they would be able to use the Annandale Conservation Club facilities. Preliminary discussions have taken place involving fundraising, amount for activity fees and scheduling. March 1st is the deadline for Maple Lake to be included in the league for spring and Schaunaman asked for approval from the board to proceed with fact-finding and implementation, if feasible. M/S Paumen/Elsenpeter. Motion carries 5-0.
11. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team - Redemske said Q Comp and curriculum were the topics of discussion.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education will meet January 25, 2016.
C. Food Service Committee meeting is January 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
D. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative - Redemske said he had a copy of financial report for viewing.
E. Minnesota High School League - Paumen said next meeting is February and football sections are being redone for 2017.
F. Schools for Equity in Education - Met December 11, 2015. Commissioner Cassellius gave a presentation. Discussion was not promising for universal preschool to be funded during next legislative session.
G. Technology Committee - Technology Coordinator Benoit discussed ERate and Tech plan, converting to Windows 10, updating clocks power source and the possibility of introducing Twitter.
H. Wright Technical Center - Michalicek reported that WTC’s organizational meeting will be held in February.
I. Elementary School - Harlan reported the elementary did not receive Celebration School status. 12 students attended Resource Training’s “Science Rocks”. Grade 5-8 Spelling Bee will be January 19. “Battle of the Books” is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with 170 students signed up so far. Harlan has submitted paperwork to have a Reading Corp tutor next year in addition to our Math Corp tutor, Randy Wagner. Elementary is halfway through a fundraiser that will have Harlan ducttaped to a wall as the award.
J. High School - Hansen reported that January 25 begins 2nd semester, with 1st semester grades being mailed out January 29. Prep for MCA testing is underway. Sophomores toured the WTC and will begin process for registration. HS sent 6 staff members to PBIS training. Snowcoming is February 16-19. Bloodmobile will be February 19 and will try to include family members of students since Red Cross offers scholarships based on participation.
12. Committee Reports - No reports
13. Set Meeting Dates: Support Staff, January 20 @ 5:00 p.m.
14. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in the Board Room
2. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Howard Lake
3. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Buffalo
4. Regular School Board Meeting in January at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 in the Board Room
5. Meet and Confer with the Maple Lake Federation of Teachers on Wednesday, February 10. Time TBD.
6. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in the Board Room
7. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, 2016 in Howard Lake
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. MSBA Leadership Conference January 14-15, 2016 in Minneapolis
2. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
15. M/S Elsenpeter/Paumen - Motion to adjourn at 8:06 p.m. Motion carries 5-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine

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