Legal Notice September 21, 2016

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Board Members Present: Arnie Michalicek, Shelly Liljequist, Joe Mavencamp, Shelley McAlpine Richard Thomas, Joe Paumen and Ben Elsenpeter (arrived at 7:33 p.m.)
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Maureen Donohue, Nicole Casebolt, Tanya Malwitz and Katie Friedman
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
Maggie Hartfiel, Jackie Wurm and Deb Aulwes for being selected as our Educational Support Staff Recognition honorees
4. Recognition of visitors: Bill Neumann, Tiffany Grube and Tim Tungseth
5. M/S Mavencamp/McAlpine - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, September 12, 2016, with the addition of item 8F. Motion carries 6-0.
6. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, September 12, 2016, with the addition of items L, M, N, O. Motion carries 6-0.
7. Open Forum: None
8. Unfinished Business
A. M/S Paumen/Mavencamp - Motion to approve the use of Twitter for communication in our activities department as presented by AD Tim Tungseth. Tungseth asked for board permission to use Twitter as a communication tool to keep fans updated on scores, other games and weather related delays or cancellations. Tungseth has experience using Twitter, and said it is becoming a popular mode of communication.
B. Review of Opening Week and Enrollment Figures: 839.65
C. M/S McAlpine/Paumen - Motion to approve the following policies: 506, 520, 529 and 721. Motion carries 6-0.
D. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve the 2016, payable 2017 tax levy for the maximum levy. Motion carries 6-0.
E. M/S McAlpine/Paumen - Motion to amend the fall coaching assignments. Motion carries 6-0.
F. M/S McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve an increase for adult lunch/second meal price from $3.55 to $3.60 retro to beginning of 2016-17 school year. Motion carries 6-0.
9. New Business
A. First reading of the following policies: 618 and 620
B. Begin superintendent evaluation. Mavencamp will collect completed surveys.
C. M/S Mavencamp/Paumen - Motion to approve the 2016-2019 Boys Hockey Agreement between the Hockey Boosters Club - Annandale Maple Lake, Inc., Annandale School District and Maple Lake School District. Maple Lake and Annandale have a cooperative agreement through the MSHSL with Monticello. The Annandale and the Maple Lake School District agree to each contribute $11,275 toward the cost of the AML-Monticello varsity/junior varsity hockey program in the 2016-17 season. This contribution will increase to $11,560 from each school district during the 2017-18 season, and $11,850 from each school district during the 2018-19 season. Motion carries 6-0.
D. M/S Liljequist/Mavencamp - Motion to approve a Resolution Relating to the Election of School Board Members and Calling the School District General Election. Roll call vote: Michalicek, Liljequist, Mavencamp, McAlpine, Thomas and Paumen-All yes. Resolution passes 6-0.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team-Redemske reported the last DLT meeting planned late starts and goals for Q Comp. Approved workshops for science teachers and conferences in Ohio for grade 1 and Reading Recovery instructors.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education-Grube reported that ECFE and Preschool classes are at or near capacity. Gymnastics classes have great attendance and all participants are from the Annandale and Maple Lake area. Distracted Driving class will be offered November 7.
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative-Thomas reported that Annandale will get a 16 bed program for girls similar to the Village Ranch program. MAWSECO is still searching for a school psychologist. Business manager Wendy Seefeldt will be retiring mid-year.
D. Minnesota High School League-Paumen said the August meeting discussed drafting a constitutional change placing superintendent representatives on the MSHSL Board.
E. Safe Schools Committee-The next meeting is on October 12, 2016.
F. Schools for Equity in Education-The next meeting is on September 16, 2016.
G. Wright Technical Center-Michalicek reported that the start of the school year went well. They have hired a welding instructor. The buyers of the house backed out of the purchase, so it is re-listed for sale. The building trades class will complete projects other than another house this year.
H. Elementary School-Sawatzke said workshop week went well and the first week of school was successful. The new orientation model for kindergarten was well-received by staff and Sawatzke would like to survey parents to get input on their level of satisfaction. Sawatzke said many area schools are adopting similar models for K-5.
I. High School-Hansen said the first week went well and they had a huge turnout for Open House. The September late start will focus on curriculum. Test scores will be examined and strategies for improving will be developed. NWEA testing will be this week. Picture day is September 15. A group of students will be attending We Day in Minneapolis on September 20. Homecoming is October 3-7. The parade will be moved to Monday in an attempt to have more participation by the football team. Irish Pride will do a pre-game cook-out from 5:45-7:00 with staff serving hotdogs.
11. Committee Reports
A. Activities Committee-Paumen reported that Irish Diamonds recognized the Fobbes for their contributions and dedication to Irish Diamonds. Questions surround how things will be operated in the future, such as concessions and maintenance. One high school gym scoreboard is not working and the broken part is no longer made. Parts may be switched to allow home fans to see the side scoreboard.
B. Building and Grounds Committee-Redemske reported from the September 17 meeting. Major summer projects were completed such as parking lot repair, boiler repair and skylight projects. Siemens’ annual energy savings report was cancelled with an expected savings of $77,000 over the next few years. We transitioned from IEA to Resource Training for our Health and Safety. Lead testing revealed all sources are good numbers except non-potable in Irish Diamonds. We are working on solution to ensure source is filtered or not accessible for consumption. The head track coach, Ben Youngs, was appreciative of work done to help drain pits and shared that the track is due for resurfacing in next few years. The fence at the stadium will be moved to allow for equipment to drive behind the discus area.
12. Set Meeting Dates
A. Referendum Informational Meeting for the Public will be on October 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
B. Licensed Staff Committee Meeting will be on October 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Minneapolis
2. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in the Board Room
3. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016 in Howard Lake
4. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Buffalo
5. Regular School Board Meeting in October at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 11, 2016 in the Board Room
6. Health & Safety Meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Board Room
7. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Financial Auditors on Site Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26 and 27, 2016
2. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
14. M/S McAlpine/Thomas - Motion to adjourn at 7:57 p.m. Motion carries 7-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine

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