Legal Notices: January 21, 2015

 

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Board Members Present: Arnie Michalicek, Shelley McAlpine, Shelly Liljequist, Richard Thomas, Joe Paumen, Ben Elsenpeter and Joe Mavencamp
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Kris Harlan, Maureen Donohue and Katie Friedman
1.  Meeting called to order at 7:01 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Election of a School Board Chair
Nominations were made for Arnie Michalicek and Joe Paumen.
Four votes were cast for Michalicek and two votes were cast for Paumen, with Thomas abstaining.
Michalicek elected chair. Motion carries 5-2.
4. “District #881 is proud of”  
A. Volleyball Award Winners
• “Go!" Award - Morgan Scheiber
• Most Improved Player - Amber Klug
• Player of the Year - Linsey Rachel
• 1st Team CMC All-Conference - Jen Pomije, Emily Webb, Linsey Rachel
• 2nd Team CMC All-Conference - Chloe Callahan, Brooklyn Toedter, Olivia Marquette
• CMC Academic All-Conference - Maria Bischoff, Chloe Callahan, Jillian Goelz, Maya Ortiz, Jen Pomije, Emily Webb, Olivia Marquette
• MSHSL AA All-State Team - Honorable Mention - Linsey Rachel
• MSHSL All-State Academic Individual - Maria Bischoff, Jillian Goelz, Jen Pomije
• MSHSL All-State Academic Team - Gold for a 3.75 GPA using the top 10 GPAs on the Team
• 2014 Section 5AA Asst’. Coach of the Year - Leah Roske
• 2014 State Class AA Ass’t. Coach of the Year - Leah Roske
• 2014 Section 5AA Coach of the Year - Marty Kiebel
B.  Football Award Winners
• Hardest Worker - Dom Kaley, Gabe Hance
• Most Improved - Alex Toedter
• Defensive Player - Lucas Fobbe
• Offensive Player - Cal Redemske, Dusty Strub
• Lineman of the Year - Gabe Hance, Nick Presinger
• 1st Team CMC All-Conference - Dustin Strub, Cal Redemske, Tony Goelz, Dominick Kaley, Lucas Fobbe
• 2nd Team CMC All-Conference - Hunter Hicks, Ryan Kalinowski, McRae Haney, Gabe Hance
• CMC Academic All-Conference - Dusty Strub, Cal Redemske, Tony Goelz, Hunter Hicks, Charlie Stejskal, Nate Maas, Hunter Malachek, Ben Triplett, Ben Gindele
• CMC Player of the Year -  Charlie Stejskal - Specialist 
Cal Redemske - Running Back
• All Section - Tony Goelz, Cal Redemske, Dominick Kaley, Dustin Strub, Lucas Fobbe, McRae Haney
• School Records - Rushing Yards in a Game - Dustin Strub - 249 vs HLWW
Most TDs Season - Dustin Strub – 26
Career Rushing Yards - Cal Redemske - 4,616
Career TDs - Cal Redemske - 58
• 2014 Section 4AA Coach of the Year - Tim Knudsen
C. Our District’s Paraprofessionals during Paraprofessional Recognition Week from January 25 through January 31, 2015
D. Thank you to outgoing PIE president Tammy Paumen for her service.
5. Visitors present: Becky Nies, Randy Benoit, Colleen Carlson, Nathan Mitchell, Michelle Wang 
 6. M/S Thomas/Liljequist - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, January 12, 2015. Motion carries 7-0.
7. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, January 12, 2015. Motion carries 7-0.
8. Open Forum-none
9. Unfinished Business
A. M/S  Paumen/Thomas -  Motion to approve the licensed staff seniority list for 2014-2015. Motion carries 7-0.
B. M/S McAlpine/Thomas -  Motion to approve updates to Policy 598 – Meal Charge Policy. Motion carries 7-0.
C. M/S Elsenpeter/Thomas - Motion to approve participation in concert band with voluntary participation in marching band. Motion carries 6-1, with Michalicek opposing.
D. The December 23 enrollment was 871.4 
E. M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Motion to approve the proposed changes to the MAWSECO Joint Powers Agreement using the public enrollment formula share for the instructional space and the public/nonpublic enrollment formula share for the administrative space, as recommended by the MAWSECO administration. This will be revisited if the MAWSECO board votes to use a different formula. Motion carries 7-0.
10. New Business 
A. Motion to approve organizational items effective January 1 through December 31, 2015.  
M/S  Paumen/Thomas - Motion to approve officers effective January 1 through December 31, 2015: Vice Chair-Joe Paumen; Clerk-Shelley McAlpine; Treasurer-Shelly Liljequist. Motion carries 7-0.  
M/S Elsenpeter/Liljequist - Motion to approve committee appointments. Motion carries 7-0. M/S Liljequist/McAlpine - Motion to approve designation of newspaper, depository of funds and investment options of surplus funds. Motion carries 7-0 . 
M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Motion to approve salaries and allowances with no changes. Motion carries 7-0.
M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve meeting dates and times.  Motion carries 7-0.
B. Review drafts of two potential 2015-2016 school calendars. Harlan and Hansen will take to the Leadership Teams for input.
C. First reading of updates to the following policies: 205, 206, 208, 419, 421, 423, 502, 503, 506, 525, 532, 615, 701.1, 807 and 905 
D. M/S  Pamen/Mavencamp -  Motion to approve a resolution directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions and reasons therefore.  
Thomas – yes; Mavencamp – yes; Paumen – yes; Michalicek – yes; McAlpine – yes; Elsenpeter – yes; Liljequist – yes.  Motion carries 7-0.
E. M/S Thomas/Mavencamp -  Motion to accept a $600 donation from Kirk Larson toward the music department, a $1,176.00 donation from Zahler Photography and $1000 donation from Helen Dougherty for Club 881. Motion carries 7-0.
11. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team -   Colleen Carlson reported that plans are being made for continuing education sessions to meet staff relicensure requirements.
B. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative -  A special meeting is  scheduled for January 13.
C. Safe Schools Committee -   Liljequist reported that mental health, importance of SROs, new illegal drugs, and an upcoming community symposium “Know the Truth” which is scheduled for January 22, were discussed.
D. Wright Technical Center  - Michalicek reported that 11 students graduated from the ALC, WTC has 2 new board members, and a recent Blood Drive went well.
E. Elementary School - Becky  Nies reported last district PBIS meeting went well.  PBIS will work to bridge the two buildings and build rapport with gatherings. Harlan reported that PIE president, Tammy Paumen has stepped down and thanked her for her service. Deb Uecker is the new PIE president.  PIE’s Club’s Choice fundraiser raised $8,579.58. PIE’s fundraising efforts help pay for planners, field trip scholarships, MCA goody bags, foster grandparent lunches, among other things. Upcoming events: 5-8 Spelling Bee is 1/26 at 1:15; Battle of the Books is 1/22-1/23; Conferences are 1/29 and 2/2. Nies and Harlan spoke about the effectiveness of Response to Intervention (RTI) and the growing number of students receiving the appropriate help that will lead to better academic success. Kelly Seibert received a $1000 grant to attend  the National Reading Recovery conference and will attend with Tanya Malwitz.  
K. High School - Hansen reported that this is the last week of the semester.  Grades will be mailed next week and schedules for next semester were mailed last week.  The test schedule will appear in the district newsletter. 10th graders toured WTC last week. Late start will have high school working on RTI. Student Council is planning Snowcoming for 2/9-2/13, with a dance on 2/13. One Act play will be having a “Golden Ticket” performance on 1/28.  Irish Mentors are planning for a 2/20 Blood Drive for staff and students only.  
Hansen said there is a conflict with the school calendar on the 2/19 conference date, due to athletic games, and he asked the board to approve moving the conference to 2/16.        
M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve moving the 2/19/15 conference to 2/16/15. Motion carries 7-0.
12. Committee Reports - No reports
13. Set Meeting Dates: Finance Committee, 1/26/15 at 4:30. SEE meeting 2/20/15 at the State Capitol.
14. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in the Board Room
2. Schools for Equity in Education Meeting at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, January 23, 2015 in Minneapolis
3. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Howard Lake
4. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Buffalo
5. Regular School Board Meeting in February at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 in the Board Room
6. Relicensure Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2015 in the Elementary Media Center
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Late Start on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
2. 2015 MSBA Leadership Conference on January 15-16, 2015 at the Minneapolis Convention Center
3. Paraprofessional Recognition Week is January 25-31, 2015
4. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
15. M/S Thomas/Liljequist - Motion to adjourn at 8:38 p.m. Motion carries 7-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine
 
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