Legal Notice March 22, 2017

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 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 (arrived at 7:05 p.m.)
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Maureen Donohue, Tanya Malawitz, Eric Meyer and Katie Friedman
1. Call meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is proud of”
A. Our high school choir for receiving three superior ratings at the large group contest in Watertown-Mayer on March 1
B. Quinn Youngs for placing 4th and Nate Carlson for placing 5th in the MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament
C. Kaitlyn Helmbrecht for being selected as the Section 6A and State Class A Gymnastics Coach of the Year
D. Steve Kosloski for being selected as the Section 6AA Assistant Wrestling Coach of the Year
E. Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake Moose Boys Hockey for taking 2nd place in MSHSL State Tournament
F. Alexus Jackson, Jennifer Malwitz and Chloe Riviere as our 2017-18 Ambassadors
G. Maple Lake Schools for being named Maple Lake Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year
4. Recognition of visitors: Ray Przekurat from WTC
5. M/S Mavencamp/Liljequist - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, March 13, 2017, with the addition of summer maintenance and equipment purchases as item 9D. Motion carries 6-0.
6. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, March 13, 2017. Motion carries 7-0.
7. Open Forum: None
8. Unfinished Business
A. Informational presentation about Wright Tech Center by WTC Director Ray Przekurat. Przekurat talked about Wright Tech Center’s Benchmark goals: Image & Marketing, Programing, Funding, Instructional Technology, Facility Upgrades and Staff Development. Desired accomplishments through these goals would be increased enrollment, identity known to public, new innovative programs, stabilized funding and developing partnerships with area businesses, site improvements, technology and knowledgeable staff. WTC offers 14 programs. They have built a paid youth apprentice program that has become the largest in Minnesota with 35 students and looking to place an additional 12. WTC also works with 29 different post-secondary schools to offer credits. They have a current offer on the student-built house, which has had previous potential buyers back out because of the high cost of moving and hooking up utilities.
B. M/SC Paumen/Neumann - Motion to approve the 2017-2018 School Calendar. Motion carries 7-0.
C. Review of February 28, 2017 Enrollment Figures: 844.5. D. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp - Motion to amend the spring coaching assignments with the addition of Boys Golf coach Pat Groehler and Eric Reger as volunteer coach for Clay Target Team. Motion carries 7-0.
9. New Business
A. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp - Motion to approve the Maple Lake Elementary School principal as the District's LEA representative for Title programming for the 2017-2018 school year. Motion carries 7-0.
B. Discussion on board goals for the 2017-2018 school year. Previous goals included: 1) improving the level of student achievement in academic areas as measured by the MCA, 2) financial stability and 3) promoting our school. New goals will be discussed further at next meeting.
C. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp - Motion to approve a resolution discontinuing and reducing educational programs and positions per exhibit 6. Roll call vote: All yes. Motion carries 7-0.
D. M/S Thomas/Liljequist - Motion to approve summer list of maintenance items at a cost of approximately $169,000 and purchase new mower/blower at $37,340, new carpet extractor at $3,341.72 and trophy cases at $4,600 minus a $3,000 donation. Motion carries 7-0.
10. Representative Reports A. District Leadership Team- Thomas reported that last meeting discussed the possibility of hiring 2 .30 fte TOSAs as Peer Coaches, using Q Comp funding. Discussed teacher observation areas: planning & preparation and monitoring for assessments, classroom management, delivery of instruction, family and community outreach and professional responsibility. Talked about getting proposals for leasing 1 new copy machine for both buildings, as the current ones have had maintenance issues.
B. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative- Thomas reported MAWSECO has new board member and new business manager. Maple Lake has 19% SPED students as compared to MAWSECO having an average of 15%. Looking at billing changes and also moving to using Board Book. MAWSECO plans to rotate future meetings at different member sites.
C. Minnesota High School League - J. Paumen reported that competitive section assignments will be out soon.
D. Schools for Equity in Education- Liljequist reported that last meeting’s speaker was a lawyer who discussed the difference between willful and intentional acts by students. Liljequist was asked to join the SEE Executive Committee, which meets approximately 4 times per year.
E. Elementary School- Sawatzke reported that last late start’s speaker, Dr. Clay Cook, was well received by staff. Cook discussed the importance of developing relationships with students. MLE finished up “I Love to Read” month. Report cards were sent out last week. Arts and Activities Night is March 14 at 5:15 p.m, with pizza, bingo and many fun activities planned. The 5th grade musical is March 16 and 6th grade musical is April 6. MCA testing begins April 10.
F. High School- Hansen reported that the Pops concert was a great success with wonderful. music and ice cream social. The Blood Drive collected 57 units that included 12 first time donors which in turn will give back scholarship money. Scholarship applications are due March 20. The last Parent/Teacher conference was average attendance. March 17 is the Talent Show. Career Day had 50 speakers. End of 3rd Quarter is March 24 and report cards will be sent paperless. Maple Lake Messenger is doing an article featuring our students who participate in cooperative sports programs.
11. Committee Reports A. Activities Committee- J. Paumen, reported an increase of $10 for next year’s activity fees. The committee looked at maintenance and placement of some scoreboards. New trophy cases will be added. Irish Diamonds installed filtered water. B. Building and Grounds Committee- C. Paumen reported on some items needing maintenance such as the board room projector, track, roof, parking lots, sprinkler system. Neumann commented on our boiler improvements. Redemske said we are once again in the lottery for “Made in MN” program that would make solar panels available to us.
12. Set Meeting Dates – None set
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Relicensure Committee at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in room D20
2. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in the Board Room
3. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017 in Howard Lake
4. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Buffalo
5. Regular School Board Meeting in April at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017 in the Board Room
6. Relicensure Committee at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in room D20
7. Safe Schools Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in the Board Room
8. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 in the Board Room
9. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Minneapolis
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
14. M/S Mavencamp/Liljequist - Motion to adjourn at 8:26 p.m. Motion carries 7-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine
(26c)

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