Legal Notices: January 22, 2014

 

REGULAR SCHOOL 
BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
DISTRICT #881
MAPLE LAKE, MN MINUTES
Board Members Present: Shelley McAlpine, Arnie Michalicek, Ben Elsenpeter, Shelly Liljequist, Richard Thomas, Joe Paumen and Ed Trager 
Others Present: Mark Redemske, David Hansen, Kris Harlan, Maureen Donohue and Gabe Licht
1. Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Election of a School Board Chair
Nomination of Arnie Michalicek for Chair. Motion carries 6-0.
4. “DISTRICT #881 IS PROUD OF”  
A. Volleyball Award Winners
• “Go!” Award – Morgan Scheiber
• Most Improved Player – Kelsie Kelm
• Player of the Year – Linsey Rachel
• 1st Team All Conference – Jenni Pomije, Emily Webb, Linsey Rachel
• 2nd Team All Conference – Anna Treptau, Jillian Goelz, Morgan Scheiber
• Academic All Conference - Chloe Callahan, Jillian Goelz, Jenni Pomije, Taylor Pilger 
• MSHSL All State Team – Gold – 3.81 Top 10 GPAs on the Varsity Team
• Section 5AA and CMC Coach of the Year – Marty Kiebel
• Section 5AA Assistant Coach of the Year – Amy Voigt
B. Football Award Winners
• Hardest Worker - Nick Gapinski 
• Most Improved - Trevor Paumen
• Defensive Player - Nick Gapinski 
• Offensive Player - Cal Redemske 
• Lineman of the Year - Dominic Kaley 
• 1st Team All Conference - Dustin Strub, Cal Redemske, Nic Paumen and Jordan Fonteyn 
• 2nd Team All Conference - Nick Gapinski, Landon Caughey, Trevor Borell and Dominic Kaley 
• All Section - Cal Redemske, Dustin Strub, Landon Caughey, Nic Paumen and  Nick Gapinski
• Academic All Conference – Charlie Stejskal, Tony Goelz, Hunter Hicks, Dustin Strub, Nick Gapinski, Cal Redemske, Drew Seibert, Damian Kaley
C. Our District’s Paraprofessionals during Paraprofessional Recognition Week from January 12 through January 18, 2014
5. Recognition of visitors:  Diane Hertwig, Stacie Schneider, Adam Ronnenberg,  Ben Youngs, Eric Meyer, Lisa Weninger, Nicole Casebolt, Carol Tongen, Tanya Malwitz
Eric Meyer asked to address the board. He read a statement from the Maple Lake Federation of Teachers asking the Board to help work toward a fair and equitable settlement to the current collective bargaining stalemate.
6. M/S  McAlpine/Paumen -  Approve the Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, January 13, 2014. Added items 9G, 9H, and 9I. Motion carries 7-0.
7. M/S Trager/Liljequist - Approve the Consent Agenda for the regular school board meeting held on Monday, January 13, 2014. Motion carries 7-0.
8. Unfinished Business
A. M/S Elsenpeter/Thomas  - Motion to approve the licensed staff seniority list for 2013-2014. Motion carries 7-0.
B. Enrollment Update - Enrollment is at 904 for the end of December 2013.  
9. New Business 
A. M/S  Thomas/Elsenpeter - Motion to approve officers effective January 1 through December 31, 2014: Vice Chair-Joe Paumen; Clerk-Shelley McAlpine; Treasurer-Shelly Liljequist. Motion carries 7-0.  
M/S Thomas/Elsenpeter -  Motion to approve committee appointments. Motion carries 7-0.
 M/S Trager/Liljequist - Motion to approve designation of newspaper, depository of funds and investment options of surplus funds.  Motion carries 7-0  
M/S Elsenpeter/Trager - Motion to approve salaries and allowances.  Motion carries 7-0.
M/S Paumen/McAlpine - Motion to approve meeting dates and times.  Motion carries 7-0.
B. Review drafts of 2014-2015 school calendar. Two calendar versions were discussed.
The attempt will be made to align with the Wright Tech Center’s calendar.  The drafts will go to the Leadership Teams for their input.
C. M/S McAlpine/Trager - Motion to approve a resolution directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions and reasons therefore.
Roll call vote, all yes. Motion carries 7-0.
D. First reading of the following policy updates: 406, 414, 504, 505, 506, 509, 515, Form 515, 607, 707, 708, 904, 906.
E. Discussion of kindergarten programming for the 2014-2015 school year.  Redemske talked about all-day versus half-day Kindergarten for next year and changes in the weighting formula used to calculate revenue. Harlan has put a survey out to parents to get input on what they desire. Policy 503.1, addressing early entry into kindergarten needs to be updated.
F. M/S Elsenpeter/Thomas -  Motion to accept a $3,000 donation from Helen Doherty to Club 881. Motion carries 7-0, with gratitude. 
G. Tanya Malwitz shared what has been developed for the Teachers’ observation rubric.
This rubric meets MDE requirements. Teachers will need to vote on changes and then get board approval. Change deadline is April 15, 2014.
H. Discussion on making up missed school days. Due to emergency evacuation, State football participation and extreme weather, 2 full days and 2 half-days have been missed. A decision will be made at a future meeting.
I.  M/S  McAlpine/Paumen - Memorandum of Understanding with retiree Ken Bruns clarifying language for retiree health insurance. Motion carries 7-0.
10. Representative Reports
A. District Leadership Team-Paumen reported new color-coded posters showing learning targets for reading standards have been ordered from a printer for teachers to post in their classrooms.
B. Early Childhood Family Education/Community Education-McAlpine that the next meeting is February 3.
C. Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative- Thomas reported having a tour of MAWSECO facilities in HL-W-W and they discussed committee appointments.
D. Minnesota High School League- Paumen reported the next meeting is January 23. Redemske viewed a webinar about changing to district football scheduling. The MSHSL Board will vote on this at their January 23 meeting. If approved, this will begin in the 2015-16 school year.
E. Safe Schools Committee- Liljequist reported the next meeting is January 15.
F. Schools for Equity in Education- Liljequist reported the next meeting is in February.
G. Technology Committee- Paumen reported the next meeting is January 23.
H. Wright Technical Center- Michalicek reported they are working on new programming, finances and the 2014-2015 calendar.  
I. Elementary School- Harlan reported over 200 people attended the School of Excellence celebration. To mark the event, Cindy Carter made a mural and Zahler Photography donated a banner. Harlan will receive a plaque at the upcoming Elementary School Principals’ Association Winter Institute. Harlan expressed how proud she was of staff and students during the evacuation and recent fire alarm. She also thanked St. Timothy’s for their hospitality. Elementary had a curriculum discussion on the new Benchmark Literacy reading program. She is receiving positive feedback and the rigor is high. February is “I Love to Read” month with a “PAWS for Reading” theme and fun events are planned. The Spelling Bee for grades 5-8 is January 21. Money from Resource Training for parental involvement will be used to pay for admission and busing for parents interested in attending a presentation by Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman on “When Violence Becomes Entertainment” at the Riverside Convention Center in St. Cloud on January 28. Harlan will attend a Reading Recovery National Conference with Instructor Kelly Seibert February 1-4. “Pennies for Patients” is going on now. MLE set a $400 goal. This is “Paraprofessional Recognition Week” and the Messenger will have an article. Conferences are coming up January 30 and February 3.
J. High School- Hansen reported MLHS is wrapping up 1st semester and taking care of final tests. Grades will be mailed January 24. Hansen is  proud of the fantastic job by staff with all the unplanned interruptions. He reported the testing schedule is worked out and emailed to parents. He is in the process of registration for next year. Sophomores will tour the Wright Tech Center on January 27. Late start will have PLCs meeting. Paras are working on a book study and are viewing the “Paraprofessional Handbook” and “When Life Happens.” MLHS’s Pennies for Patients goal is $500, with a great surprise incentive for those who meet the goal. STUCO is working on Snowcoming for February. The Geography Bee was last week with some students advancing in competition. Hansen wants to form a committee to look at modernizing the dress code in time for spring and looked for board involvement.  McAlpine volunteered.
11. Committee Reports
A. Support Staff Committee meeting January 23 at 6:00 p.m.  
12. Set Meeting Dates
13. Other Business
A. Thank-You Notes
B. Upcoming Meetings:
1. Safe Schools Meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in the Board Room
2. DLT meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in the Board Room
3. MAWSECO Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 in Howard Lake
4. Wright Tech Center Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Buffalo
5. Regular School Board Meeting in January at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014 in the Board Room
C. Miscellaneous Information:
1. Chamber of Commerce Meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
14. Michalicek called for break at 8:30 p.m.  
M/S  McAlpine/Trager - Motion to close the meeting to discuss contract negotiations at 8:41 p.m. Motion carries 7-0. Meeting reopened at 9:51 p.m.
15. M/S  Trager/McAlpine - Motion to adjourn at 9:52 p.m. Motion carries 7-0.
 Respectfully Submitted,
Maureen Donohue
Shelley McAlpine
 
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
Notice is hereby given that on August 22, 2012 a notice of amended zoning ordinance was published which incorrectly listed Section 28.05 (Central Business District – B-1).  The correct section is 30.05 (Light Industrial I-1).
Linda E. Hruby
City Clerk/Treasurer
 
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
AMENDED ZONING ORDINANCE
SECTION 30.5 LIGHT 
INDUSTRIAL – INTERIM USES
The City Council of the City of Maple Lake, Minnesota ordains:
Section 30.05 of the Maple Lake Zoning Ordinance is amended to add the following language:
Subd. 2. Temporary Structures to be used as a Wellness Center as an Accessory Use to an existing business.
This ordinance shall be effective upon publication. 
Adopted by the City Council this 7th day of August, 2012.
M.P. O'Loughlin, Mayor
City of Maple Lake
Attest: Linda E. Hruby
City Clerk-Treasurer
Published in the Maple Lake Messenger on the 22nd day of January, 2014.
 
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