Legal Notices: June 18, 2014

 

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL 
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Board Members Present: Shelly Liljequist, Shelley McAlpine, Arnie Michalicek, and Richard Thomas
Board Members Absent: Ben Elsenpeter, Joe Paumen, Ed Trager
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Kris Harlan, Kristi Anderson, Maureen Donohue and Gabe Licht
1. Meeting called to order at 7:03 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “DISTRICT #881 IS PROUD OF”  
A. Spring Sports Awards
Boys Track Section 4A True Team Champions, True Team State Runner-Up, Academic All State Team-Gold
Hardest Worker Ryan Kalinowski
Most Improved Jackson Willard
MVP Running Events Cody Bakka
MVP Field Events Andrew Schonnesen
All Conference Cody Bakka - 100, 200, long jump; Ryan Kalinowski: 400, 800; Aaron Reese - 300 hurdles; Andrew Schonnesen - high jump, long jump, triple jump; Charlie Stejskal - high jump; Scott Jordan - pole vault; Grant Davis - discus 
State Meet Qualifiers Andrew Schonnesen - high jump
Andrew Schonnesen, Jackson Willard, Scott Jordan, Ryan Kalinowski - 4x800 relay – State Runner-Up 8:09.33
Academic All State Jackson Willard, Dusty Strub, Trevor Borell, Charlie Stejskal, Grant Davis
Girls Track Section 4A True Team Champions, Central Minnesota Conference Champions, Academic All State Team-Gold
Hardest Worker Blair Stewig
Most Improved Brynn Paumen
MVP Running Events Sommer Carlson
MVP Field Events Jordan Sifferle
All Conference Sommer Carlson – 800; Halle Geyen – 3200; Jordan Sifferle - 100 hurdles, pole vault, triple jump, long jump; Brynn Paumen - high jump, triple jump, long jump; Mollie Graham - pole vault; Catie Fobbe - discus
Academic All State Megan Webb, Jordan Sifferle, Mollie Graham, Blair Stewig
Baseball
Hardest Worker Greg Giebenhain
Most Improved Justin Wilson
Gold Glove McRae Haney
Silver Slugger Cal Redemske
1st Team All Conference Landon Caughey, Cal Redemske
2nd Team All Conference Tony Goelz, McRae Haney
Boys Golf
Golfer of the Year Brandon Borell
Most Improved Jay Elsenpeter
Most Dedicated Aiden Jude
All Conference Aiden Jude, Brandon Borell
Staff of the Year
High School: Mike Hojnacke, Ann Stuefen
Elementary: Sue Hadler, Laura Deslauriers
District: Chef Patrick Peden
LEEA Awards
High School:  Mary Beth Barder, Nate Rengel
Elementary: Andrew Brown, Nicole Casebolt
4. Recognition of visitors: Nick Lano, Tanya Malwitz
5. M/S  McAlpine/Thomas  Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, June 9, 2014, with the following changes: Remove item 7E, Add 8I; Amendment to Flex plan, Add 8J; Renew SEE membership, Add 8K; With no second meeting in June, grant permission for district to pay bills for June. Motion carries 4-0.
6. M/S  McAlpine/Thomas Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, June 9, 2014.  Motion carries 4-0.
7. (7:10) Unfinished Business
A. Changes to the 2014-15 Q Comp program were presented by Q Comp Advisor Tanya Malwitz. Malwitz will be stepping down as Q Comp Advisor and Colleen Carlson will take over beginning 2014-15 school year. Malwitz discussed changes that included finalizing the Teachers’ evaluation rubric. She proposed offering an additional lead coach in each building to help share the work load, 4% compensation increase for Q Comp pay and 6% increase for the leadership positions. The plan changes must be complete by August 31. M/S McAlpine/Thomas   Motion to approve 4% increase across the board and add 2 new coaches. The 6% for leadership positions will be revisited in July. Motion carries 4-0
B. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist Motion to accept the insurance quotes from MIST for $48,577 annual premium for property/liability insurance effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Motion carries 4-0.
C.Nick Lano from AJG  presented two renewal quotes for workers comp insurance effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.One quote was from MIST and one from RAS. M/S                               McAlpine/ Liljequist Motion made to accept MIST quote for $37,603 annual premium, if it is available following a MIST board vote on June 10, or the RAS quote for $39,399 annual premium, if MIST quote is not available. Motion carries 4-0.
D. M/S Thomas/McAlpine Motion to approve the three-year professional review cycle to be implemented in the 2014-2015 school year and to approve version developed with representatives from the district leadership team and the principals. Motion carries 4-0
E. Motion to approve the resolution for notice of proposed placement on unrequested leave of absence of Renee Franklin-Ruff for 0.4 FTE. Item was removed from agenda.
F. The pre-K – 12 enrollment on May 30 was 891.5.
G. All  probationary licensed staff evaluations have been completed.
H. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist Motion to approve the revised 2013-2014 budget as presented in Exhibit 6.1, Exhibit 6.2 and Exhibit 6.3. Motion carries 4-0
8. New Business 
A. M/S Thomas/Liljequist Motion to approve a new contract with the Maple Lake Support Staff for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years for 5.31 increase over 2 years.  Motion carries 4-0
B. M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to approve employee life insurance quote with Hartford through AJG for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carries 4-0
C. M/S Thomas/Liljequist Motion to approve long term disability insurance quote with Hartford through AJG for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion carries 4-0
D. M/S Michalicek/McAlpine Motion to approve contract with the superintendent of schools for the 2014-15 through 2016-17 school years and approve language for retiree health for Activities Director for 2013-15 contract. Motion carried 3-1 with Thomas opposing
E. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist Motion to approve a resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 2014-2015. Motion carries 4-0
F. M/S McAlpine/Lijequist Motion to approve the preliminary 2014-2015 budget as presented in Exhibit 8, Exhibit 8.2 and Exhibit 8.3. Motion carries 4-0
G.This was the first reading of Policy 514 – Bullying Prohibition Policy. Questions about the policy will be researched prior to the next meeting.
H. M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to approve a half-page ad in the 2014-2015 Community Guide for $470. Motion carries 4-0
I. M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to approve amending our Flex plan to address cash in lieu. Motion carries 4-0
J. M/S McAlpine/Thomas Motion to approve renewing annual membership with SEE for $2,132.90.  Motion carries 4-0
K. M/S  McAlpine/Thomas Motion to give the district office personnel permission to pay June bills. Motion carries 4-0
9. (8:15) Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team-Redemske reported the DLT is reviewed at fall workshop and  its goals grid.
B. Food Service Committee-Redemske reported that Chef, Patrick Peden is moving from the area and leaving his position with Taher, so will not be here for the 2014-15 school year.
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative-Thomas attended a budget finance meeting where a $550,000 transfer was approved to pay bills during the summer. They also had a teacher appreciation celebration.
D. Minnesota High School League-Redemske reported the district football proposal was approved by the MSHSL Board.
E. Safe Schools Committee-Redemske reported that discussion included mental health issues   in Wright County. Next year’s meeting dates are scheduled for October 15, December  17, February 18 and April 15.
F. Schools for Equity in Education- Liljequist reported on education finance changing this      legislative session. Also discussion on increasing pathways to post secondary education. By 2020, it is projected that 74% of all jobs will require some sort of post-secondary education.
G. Technology Committee-Redemske reported they met on May 29 and that Benoit had received an ERate of $6,700 and he is waiting for 2015-18 technology plan documents to be posted online. Summer projects and the success of our Facebook page were discussed.
H. Wright Technical Center- Michalicek reported the year went well. John Donohue will be    part-time staff member for Wright Tech 2014-15, along with teaching at Maple Lake High School.
I. Elementary School- Harlan reported the elementary ended the year meeting box top goals and they enjoyed a celebration of playing “Minute to Win it.” Staff will be attending PBIS conference and receiving an exemplar award. Targeted services starts next week. The school gardens will start this summer.
J. High School-Hansen reported that Senior Awards Night gave away $39,000 in local scholarships. He is working on schedules over summer. Drivers Education is starting this week.
10. Committee Reports-No reports
11. Set Meeting Dates
A. Board Retreat-Tentatively scheduled for July 29 to begin at 5:30 p.m. and later meeting with City Council at 7:00 p.m.
B. Activities Committee to be set at a later time.
C. Licensed Staff – Meet and Confer – June 11-CANCELLED
12. (8:55) Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Schools for Equity in Education Meeting on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Cokato or Monday, June 16, 2014 in Sauk Rapids
2. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Howard Lake
3. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 CANCELLED
4. Regular School Board Meeting in July at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014
13. M/S  McAlpine/Liljequist Discussion held and motion was made again to approve contract with the superintendent of schools for the 2014-15 through 2016-17 school years and approve language for  retiree health for Activities Director for 2013-15 contract. Motion carried 4-0
14. M/S McAlpine/Michalicek Motion to adjourn at 9:05 p.m. Motion carries 4-0
Respectfully Submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine
 
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