Legal Notice April 20, 2016

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Board Members Present: Arnie Michalicek, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Joe Paumen, Joe Mavencamp and Ben Elsenpeter (7:34 p.m.)
Board Members Absent: Richard Thomas
Others Present: Mark Redemske, Kris Harlan, Kristi Anderson, Tanya Malwitz, John Donohue and Brenda Erdahl.
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
A. Winter Sports Awards
1. Girls Basketball
a. Most Improved Player - Lauren Borell
b. Hustle Award - Anna Becker
c. Offensive Player of the Year - Linsey Rachel
d. Defensive Player of the Year - Morgan Scheiber
e. All Conference: Linsey Rachel - First Team, Morgan Scheiber-Second Team
2. Gymnastics
a. Most Improved- Gracie Elsenpeter
b. Hardest Worker- Danica Westrich
c. Most Valuable Gymnast- Jordan Sifferle
d. All Conference- Gracie Elsenpeter, Jordan Sifferle
e. All Conference Honorable Mention - Marisa Henrikson, Dani Geyen
f. All State - Vault- Jordan Sifferle
g. All State Honorable Mention - Jordan Sifferle (Beam, Floor, All Around), Marisa Henrikson (Floor), Gracie Elsenpeter (Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor, All Around)
3. Boys Basketball
a. Most Improved Player - Cole Trager
b. Hardest Worker – Chase Olson
c. Offensive Player of the Year - Chase Olson
d. Defensive Player of the Year - Blake Wellsted
e. All Conference - Chase Olson and Alex Toedter - First Team, Brandon and Blake Wellsted -Second Team
f. CMC All Conference Academic Team – Brandon Borell and Peyton Beehler
g. CMC Player of the Week – Chase Olson for the week of January 4th
4. Wrestling
a. Most Valuable Wrestler – Tanner Vassar
b. Most Improved Wrestler - Austin Hurrle
c. Hardest Worker – Hunter Manka
d. WCC Honorable Mention - Holden Youngs, Ben Gindele, Nick Preisinger, Nathan Carlson
5. Speech - Congratulations to Tyler Russell who advanced to the state speech meet.
6. Arts & Activities Night - Businesses that donated goods or services for the Silent Auction.
a. Becka’s Beads
b. M&M
c. Roger’s BP Amoco
d. J&J Athletics
e. Book Break
f. Little Caesars
g. Country Inn & Suites
Adults who volunteered to teach a session or help with the event.
a. Sue Krasnow
b. Randy Wagner
c. Tiffany Kiebel
d. Colleen Carlson
e. Mary Zillman
f. Jan Boghani
g. Shelly Liljequist
h. Sara Sailer
i. Jennifer Fritz
j. Dan Tongen
4. Recognition of visitors - Andrea Janke, Ryan Highberg, April Johnson and Tiffany Grube
5. M/S McAlpine/Paumen - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, April 11, 2016. Motion carries 5-0.
6. M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, April 11, 2016. Motion carries 5-0.
7. Open Forum-None
8. Unfinished Business
A. Presentation on our food service department by April Johnson and Ryan Highberg. Johnson and Highberg reviewed what A’viands has done this year to increase participation, a survey has been sent out for students, staff and families to complete to rate the lunch and breakfast programs, A’viands has introduced Chef on Demand, Food for Thought “Battle of the Grains” and Tuesday Tasters. The Wellness Policy has been reviewed, the Paid Lunch Equity calculation has been completed and lunch prices will need to be increased by $0.10 next year. Low lunch balance notices will be sent out with a $10.00 family minimum. Hopefully this will encourage parents to keep a positive balance in their family lunch account and avoid receiving a phone call on Wednesday.
B. M/S Mavencamp/Liljequist Motion to approve a contract with Andrew Sawatzke for the Maple Lake Elementary School principal position at step 4 of the principals’ master agreement. Motion carries 5-0.
C. M/S Paumen/McAlpine - Motion to approve transportation contract with M&M Bus Service, Inc. for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years at a 2% increase each year. Motion carries 5-0.
D. March 24 Enrollment Figures enrollment remains constant from last month
E. Interviews for the AD position will take place on Wednesday and Thursday with seven applicants being interviewed.
F. Evaluations of probationary licensed staff are on track for completion by the end of the school year.
G. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp -Motion to approve a resolution ratifying the award of the sale general obligation crossover refunding bonds, series 2016a with an estimated savings to the taxpayers of $549,153. Roll Call, Arnie Michalicek -yes, Shelley McAlpine - yes, Shelly Liljequist - yes, Joe Paumen - yes, Joe Mavencamp - yes and Ben Elsenpeter – yes. Motion carries 6-0.
H. M/S Paumen/Liljequist - Motion to approve board goals for the 2016-2017 school year with no changes or additions. Motion carries 6-0.
9. New Business
A. M/S Mavencamp/McAlpine - Motion to approve a resolution to reduce the shared art position with Annandale. Roll Call, Arnie Michalicek - yes, Shelley McAlpine - yes, Shelly Liljequist - yes, Joe Paumen - yes, Joe Mavencamp - yes and Ben Elsenpeter – yes. Motion carries 6-0.
B. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp - Approval of summer 2016 maintenance projects. Motion carries 6-0.
C. M/S Elsenpeter/Liljequist - Motion to approve Suzee Schaunaman, Mike Hojnacke, Jeff Fox, Steve Fritz and Keith Schaunaman as volunteer coaches for the Maple Lake trap team and Jared Norberg, Andy Yaroch and Logan Sabinash for Summer Marching Band. Motion carries 6-0.
10. Representative Reports
A. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education - McAlpine reported Kidville is serving 159 students and will be accepting 31 month olds. 355 adults & 1,000 plus youths were served by community education programs. The ECFE 3’s & 4’s groups are still accepting students.
B. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative - Redemske reported MAWSECO will be hiring two school psychologists and had asked to hire another child study coordinator, but the addition of this position was not supported by the superintendents.
C. Minnesota High School League - Paumen reported the High School League is considering some changes in softball regarding the exemption list for club sports, seeding for the tournaments and a fifteen- run rule.
D. Wright Technical Center - Michalicek reported the approval of a 2 ½% increase to the district assessments and an additional on-the-job instructor for next year.
J. Elementary School - Harlan reported that this year’s Arts & Activities event was a success with a great turn-out from families and staff. The event raised $2,571. The elementary is working hard to meet the box tops goal of $6,000 so Mrs. Harlan can be duct taped to the wall. PIE is considering joining the PTA and changing its name.
11. Committee Reports
A. Building and Grounds Committee - Mavencamp reported on the completion of the repairs to the boiler in the elementary. The boiler is efficiently heating both buildings.
B. Finance and Programs Committee - Michalicek reported possibly going back to the voters in 2016 for the referendum.
12. Set Meeting Dates- none set
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in the Board Room
2. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 in Howard Lake
3. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Buffalo
4. Regular School Board Meeting in May at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016 in the Board Room
5. Safe Schools Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in the Board Room
6. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
14. M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Motion to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. Motion carries 6-0.
Respectfully Submitted,
Kristi Anderson
Shelley McAlpine

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