Legal Notice November 23, 2016

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN
MINUTES
Board Members Present: Arnie Michalicek, Shelly Liljequist, Joe Mavencamp, Shelley McAlpine, Richard Thomas, Joe Paumen (8:10 p.m.) and Ben Elsenpeter (8:20 p.m.)
Other Members Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Andy Sawatzke, Maureen Donohue, Kristi Anderson, Tanya Malwitz, Eric Meyer and Katie Friedman
1. Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. “District #881 is Proud of”
A. Mary Miller and Augusta Demarais for placing in the Section 5A Cross Country meet and qualifying for the MSHSL State Cross Country meet
B. The Irish volleyball team for winning the CMC Championship, the Subsection Championship and the Section 6AA Championship and winning the MSHSL Class AA State Tournament
4. Recognition of visitors: Holly Schrupp, Tiffany Grube, Bill Neumann, Chris Paumen and Ryan Schmidt.
5. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp - Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, November 14, 2016 with the addition of 9E. Motion carries 5-0.
6. M/S Mavencamp/McAlpine - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, November 14, 2016. Motion carries 5-0.
7. Open Forum-none
8. Unfinished Business
A. Presentation by the MLE kindergarten teachers on the start of the 2016-17 school year. The format for starting the kindergarten year was changed. Students and parents met individually with their teacher and support staff on the first day. Half the class attended on the second day and the other half on the third day. The entire class was together on the fourth day. This format enabled the students to have more one on one attention from the classroom teacher and they were able to learn classroom routines and become more familiar with the building in smaller groups. A survey was given to the parents of the kindergarten students and the majority felt this worked well for the students.
B. M/S Thomas/Liljequist - Motion to accept the annual financial audit as prepared by Schlenner, Wenner & Co. Ryan Schmidt reported to the board on the audit for the 2015-16 school year, an unmodified opinion, which is clean opinion. The unassigned fund in fund 01 dropped by $68,644 to $1,575,748, expenditures were $3,812 less than budgeted and revenues received were $224,096 higher than projected. Motion carries 5-0.
C. M/S Mavencamp/McAlpine - Motion to approve an updated 2016-2017 budget. The board approved the revised budget with current staff and salaries and updated revenues based on current student counts. The total overspending in fund 01 is anticipated at about $320,492 with a decrease in the unassigned fund balance of $198,849.00. Motion carries 5-0.
D. The October 31 enrollment remained steady.
9. New Business
A. McAlpine/Mavencamp - Motion to approve the resolution canvassing returns of votes of Independent School District #881’s November 8, 2016 special election. Question No. 1 failed by 264 votes and question No. 2 failed by 340 votes. Roll call vote: McAlpine-yes, Michalicek-yes, Thomas-yes, Mavencamp-yes and Liljequist-yes. Motion carries 5-0.
B. McAlpine/Liljequist - Motion to approve the resolution canvassing returns of votes of Independent School District #881’s November 8, 2016 school board election. The four school board members elected to fill a four year term are Chris Paumen, Bill Neumann, Joseph Paumen and Shelly McAlpine. Roll call vote McAlpine-yes, Michalicek-yes, Thomas-yes, Mavencamp-yes and Liljequist-yes. Motion carries 5-0.
C. M/S Thomas/Liljequist - Annual meeting and report on our World’s Best Workforce Plan and motion to approve revisions to the WBWF Plan and report. Hansen reported on the Annual WBWF Student Achievement for 2016, the five goals were reviewed along with reading, math and science MCA scores, ACT scores and graduation rates. Motion carries 5-0.
D. M/S McAlpine/Mavencamp - Motion to approve the teachers’ tentative seniority list. Motion carries 5-0.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team: Redemske reported during the last meeting the curriculum cycles were reviewed and hiring a part-time teacher for the Peer Lead Coach duties is being considered.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education: McAlpine reported on the combining of teams for flag football, Irish Pride Day had 33 participants that worked with the high school football team. We are accepting applications for the Kidville coordinator until noon on November 23, 2016.
C. Food Service Committee: Redemske reported that the kitchen had an unannounced inspection from the Health Department. There were no violations. Aviand’s has calculated the meals per hours served at 17.33 and the industry average is around 18 to 21.
D. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative: Thomas reported that a new girls’ residential program will be starting in Annandale, MAWSECO will be hiring a Braille instructor and the business manager position has been filled.
E. Safe Schools Committee: Redemske reported that the first meeting of the year was mostly a meet and greet to get to know the new committee members.
F. Schools for Equity in Education: Redemske reported at the regional meeting the Legislative platform was reviewed and the possible changes to requirements for College in the School instructors.
G. Wright Technical Center: Michalicek reported that the house has not sold and the carpentry class will not be building a new house this year. They will be working on sheds and working in the field. Classes are full and the CEO/Youth apprenticeship programs are growing. Maple Lake is currently sending 42 kids to Wright Tech.
H. Elementary School: Sawatzke reported that the end of the 1st trimester is on December 2nd, the Veterans’ Day Program was attended by the 4th-6th graders who participated by submitting question to the panel of Vietnam Veterans. Bingo Fun Night and the Thanksgiving Dance are coming up.
I. High School: Hansen reported October Parent Teachers Conference were attended by about one-third of our parents, Irish Pride Day Celebrations will take place this week, the fall play “Death & Taxes” will be held Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:01 p.m. and National Education Week will be celebrated this week.
11. Committee Reports
A. Building and Grounds Committee: Mavencamp reported that the tile work was completed on the ball fields, lime is being spread on the fields and a section of the track has been repaired.
12. Set Meeting Dates
A. Activities Committee Meeting: November 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
B. Finance Committee w/ Food Service Representative: November 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in the Board Room
2. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Howard Lake
3. Schools for Equity in Education at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 in Minneapolis
4. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in Buffalo
5. Regular School Board Meeting in November at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 in the Board Room
6. Truth in Taxation Hearing at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016 in the Board Room
7. Relicensure Committee Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 in room C20
8. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Health and Safety Meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 in the Board Room
2. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
3. Legislative Forum at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Discovery Elementary School Auditorium in Buffalo
14. M/S Thomas/Liljequist - Motion to close the meeting for evaluation of the superintendent at 8:45. carries 7-0
15. M/.tion to adjourn at 8:56 p.m. Motion carries 7-0.
Respectfully submitted,
Kristi Anderson
Shelley McAlpine

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