Legal Notice February 22, 2017

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Members Present: Joe Paumen, Shelly Liljequist, Shelley McAlpine, Joe Mavencamp, Bill Neumann, Chris Paumen, and Richard Thomas
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Maureen Donohue, Jeff Kubian, Tanya Malawitz and Katie Friedman
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3.“District #881 is proud of”
Triple A Award Winners: McKenzie Miller and Brady Tongen
Nate Carlson for his 125 career win and Quinn Youngs for his 100 career win in wrestling
Spelling Bee winners 1st - Noah Beffel - 8th Grade and 2nd - Gabby Fritz - 8th Grade
Battle of the Book winners
2nd Grade
1st place- Reese Hartkoff & Emily Larson
2nd place- Carter Colbenson & Max Beffel
3rd place- Michael Kubian & Owen Young
3rd Grade
1st place– Miley Oravetz & Carley Frost
2nd place– Alana Weiss & Delaney Haglin
3rd place– Dalten Kuperus & Danny Reilley
4th Grade
1st place– Joe Neutz & Logan Anglin
2nd place- Sydney Breimon & Avery Larson
3rd place- Madilynn Norgren & Avery Lee
5th Grade
1st place– Kenlyn Marsicek, Sadie Purcell & Eliana Fuller
2nd place – Abbie Lipinski & Joanna Hall
3rd place – Nick Jost & Maddy McLeod
6th Grade
1st place – Sydney Staloch & Sydnee Peterson
2nd place – Sarah Neutz & Anna McClelland
3rd place – Erin Uecker & Harmony Heath
Snocoming Royalty
7th grade: Ella Kiebel & Nathan Rasset
8th grade: Dani Geyen & Jack Klug 9th grade: Anahi Blahut & Jordan Gries
10th grade: Samantha Kramer & Daniel Goelz
11th grade: Rachel Loch & Miles Brown
12th grade: Maci Wurm & Logan McCollough
4. Recognition of visitors: Sam Pokorney, Justin Kroeger and Lindsey Pellaton
5. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, February 13, 2017, with the addition of item 9E. Motion carries 7-0.
6. M/S C. Paumen/Mavencamp - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, February 13, 2017. Motion carries 7-0.
7. Open Forum-None
8. Unfinished Business
A. Presentation of special education enrollment by MAWSECO Coordinator Lindsey Pellaton. Pellaton reviewed our child count, which is a December 1 snapshot of special education student enrollment. 2016-17 unduplicated child count numbers for Maple Lake, which includes students from St. Timothy’s School, was at 176, or 19% of resident district students receiving Special Education services. This is an increase of 4.1% in 4 years. The 2015 state average was 15.1%.
B. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve purchasing a Foreign Travel Insurance Rider for the 2017 Spain trip at a cost of $2,500. Motion carries 7-0.
C. Progress report on the evaluations of probationary licensed staff. All evaluations are on track to be completed by spring break.
D. Review of January 31, 2017 Enrollment Figures: 836.7
9. New Business
A. M/S McAlpine/Thomas - Motion to approve the annual jazz band trip to UMD for their Jazz Festival on March 17-18, 2017. Motion carries 7-0
B. Information on potentially creating a cooperative agreement with other high schools for marching band. Redemske said that fact finding process has begun to explore a cooperative marching band with Maple Lake, Annandale and HLWW, with more discussion at the next Activities Committee meeting.
C. M/S Liljequist/Mavencamp - Motion to approve coaching assignments for the 2017 spring season, with the addition of softball assistant/JV coach, Alyssa Redemske. Motion carries 7-0.
D. Motion to approve the use of an agent of record for our Health Insurance Transparency Act (HITA) Request for Proposal process. Sam Pokorney and Justin Kroeger from Flexible Benefit Consulting, Inc., presented on services they offer that could benefit the district as it shops for group health insurance. M/S Liljequist/Thomas - Motion to use Flexible Benefit Consulting, Inc. as agent of record. Motion carries 7-0.
E. Dave Clapp presented on fundraising for Diamonds and Dreams, softball and baseball by selling signs advertising businesses, for placement on fences, dugouts and scoreboards. Proceeds would be split 33% each way. M/S Mavencamp/Neumann Motion to begin 1 year trial for this fundraiser. Motion carries 7-0.
10. Representative Reports
A. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education - McAlpine said numbers are good and discussing the need for gym space for Special Olympics.
B. Food Service Committee Redemske reported that Ryan Highberg from A’viands met with committee, which includes student representation, and discussed menu likes and dislikes.
C. Schools Committee included discussion on mental health.
D. Schools for Equity in Education - Liljequist said they will meet at the capital on March 8.Liljequist plans on attending.
E. Wright Technical Center - McAlpine said WTC is arranging for board members to tour. The house has had two sales fall through. Automotive class received a new Ford motor to work on. 763 tenth graders toured WTC.
F. Elementary School - Sawatzke reported that 8th graders Noah Beffel and Gabrielle Fritz finished 1st and 2nd in last month’s Spelling Bee. Battle of the Books was a popular event.
February 14th kicks off “I Love to Read” month with many activities planned. This year’s Theme is “Reading Under the Stars.” Kindergarten round up is March 2.
G. High School - Hansen reported that the registration process is under way. Snocoming was filled with many activities and events. February 17 is the Blood Mobile and it is open to students, staff and community. Red Cross will give the school a scholarship based on the number of participants. MCA testing will be in April. ACT test will be offered to 11th graders during the day on February 28. March 9 is Career Day. Mid-quarter is February 21. Parent Teacher conferences are February 23 from 4 pm-7pm.
11. Committee Reports
A. Support Staff Committee - Redemske reported the Support Staff has requested to begin negotiations for the 2017-19 contract.
12. Set Meeting Dates
A. Building and Grounds Committee meeting is scheduled for March 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
B. Finance and Programs Committee meeting is scheduled for February 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm
C. Activities Committee meeting is scheduled for March 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017 in Minneapolis
2. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the Board Room 3. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017 in Howard Lake
4. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Buffalo
5. Regular School Board Meeting in March at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 in the Board Room
6. Relicensure Committee at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in room C20
7. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2. Irish Pre-Party at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Legion
3. St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 11, 2017
14. M/S Mavencamp/Liljequist - Motion to adjourn at 8:38 pm. Motion carries 7-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine

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