Ordinary school

Board meeting

Monday, March 14, 2022

MEETING ROOM

200 Highway 55 East

Maple Lake,

Minnesota 55358

Lowell Benson:

Present

Colleen Carlson:

Present

Kaitlyn Helmbrecht:

Present

Joe Mavencamp:

Present

Bill Neuman:

Present

Chris Palm:

Present

Joe Palm:

Present

Present: 7.

1. Meeting open at 7:00 p.m.

2. Pledge of Allegiance (Kindergarten Video)

3. “District #881 is proud of”

Congratulations ANML Lightning Wrestling

Alex Klatt – 6th place

James Meuwissen – 5th place

Nathan Klatt – 4th place

Riley Hall- 5th place

Cole LaFave – 6th place

Mitchell Koss – 3rd place

Noah Gindele – 2nd place (State Qualified)

Zach Pribyl – 2nd place (State Qualified)

Xavier Jones – 5th place

Carson Cooper- 6th place

We had 10 wrestler spots, 2 qualifying for the state tournament.

Thank you to the parent and staff volunteers for all their hard work in hosting a successful PTA pizza/bingo night.

Congratulations to Brooke Mergen by being named MSHSL MVT

High School Students of the Month

February

Careers and Technique Ed-Tristin Stoeber

English-Taylor Hess

Fine Arts-Hope Jude

Math Maya Carter

Physical Education/Health-Kylie Edmonson

Science – Erica Hannon

Social Studies-Alison Zander

March

Careers and Technique Ed-Ashley Gaffaney

English-Alyssa Hadler

Fine Arts-Greta Brown

Math Elijah Elsenpeter

Physical Education/Health-Eddie Neu

Science – Bennett Lewison

Social Studies-Sam Marquette

Congratulations to Wrestling Head Coach Ben Young on being named Section 6AA Coach of the Year.

Irish gymnastics

All conferences

Elizabeth Borgert

Olivia La Tour

Abby Gagnon

Eva McClelland

Kelsi Jude

Honorable Mention

Brooke Mergen

The whole academic section

GOLD

Love to Read Committee and Sarah Thomas for their work on Love to Read Month.

Congratulations to Maple Lake Elementary Students of the Month

Hank Wessling, Lucas Larson, Lucy Pribyl, Lauren Elsenpeter, Graham Kunz, Leo Jones, Adrianna Donald, Hugo Peterson, Lucas Elsenpeter, McKinlie Klein-Pramann, Griffin Johnson, Caralene Cain, Aidan Skay, Kelsey Golby, Natalie Howard, Kobe Mendelson, Brianna Jurgens, Levi Hanson and Keeley Dircks.

4. Visitor Recognition: Mike Rowe, Andy Sawatzke, Maureen Donohue, Tanya Malwitz, Justin Walburn, Nick Lano, Jodie Zesbaugh and Aaron Bushberger

5. Proposal for approval of the agenda of the regular meeting of the school board held on Monday, March 3 14, 2022. This motion, moved by Joe Mavencamp and seconded by Kaitlyn Helmbrecht, Carried.

Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Joe Mavencamp: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 7, No: 0

6. Motion to approve the consent agenda for the regular meeting of the School Board held on Monday, March 14, 2022. VOTING BY ROLL CALL. This motion, made by Lowell Benson and seconded by Colleen Carlson, Carried. VOTING BY ROLL CALL

Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Joe Mavencamp: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 7, No: 0

7. Open Forum-None

8. Unfinished Business

Nick Lano – Haze Insurance Update

8.A. Nick Lano – Mist Insurance Update. Nick Lano presented a dividend return check in the amount of $7,423 from the MIST insurance program and thanked the board for being a member since 2013. The dividend paid was for the 2014-15 coverage year. To date, the amount of the dividend received by the municipality amounts to 8.5% of the premium.

8.B. February 28, 2021, registration figures: 780.8

8.C. Status of assessments of trainee license holders. Directors are progressing towards finishing.

8.D. Motion to approve the 2022-2023 school calendar ISD 881. This motion, moved by Colleen Carlson and seconded by Joe Mavencamp, carried.

Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Joe Mavencamp: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 7, No: 0

8.E. Motion to approve a two-year lease for the Maple Lake Community Educational Fitness Centre. This motion, moved by Kaitlyn Helmbrecht and seconded by Joe Paumen, Carried.

Joe Mavencamp: no, Lowell Benson: yes, Colleen Carlson: yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: yes, Bill Neumann: yes, Chris Paumen: yes, Joe Paumen: yes

Yes: 6, No: 1

Joe Mavencamp: No.

8.F. Motion to approve elementary school principal Andy Sawatzke as the district’s LEA representative for title programming for the 2022-2023 school year. This motion, moved by Lowell Benson and seconded by Joe Paumen, Passed.

Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Joe Mavencamp: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 7, No: 0

8.G. Motion to approve Grade 6 overnight trip to Wolf Ridge (May 11-13). This motion, moved by Kaitlyn Helmbrecht and seconded by Bill Neumann, Carried.

Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Joe Mavencamp: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 7, No: 0

8.H. RESOLUTION RATIFYING THE ISSUE AND SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION TAX ABATEMENT VOUCHERS. This motion, made by Joe Mavencamp and seconded by Colleen Carlson, Carried. CALL

Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Joe Mavencamp: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 7, No: 0

8.I. Motion to approve the results of the parking offer at $592,000 for front lot work. This motion, made by Joe Paumen and seconded by Joe Mavencamp, Passed.

Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Joe Mavencamp: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 7, No: 0

8.J. Motion to approve the HCSP early retirement incentive for Karla Mavencamp and Diane Hertwig. This motion, moved by Lowell Benson and seconded by Kaitlyn Helmbrecht, Carried.

Joe Mavencamp: Abstained (with conflict), Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 6, No: 0, Abstention (with conflict): 1

9. New Business

9.A. RESOLUTION BUDGET AND AUTHORIZATION OF THE LONG TERM MAINTENANCE PROGRAM OF THE WRIGHT TECHNICAL CENTER FACILITIES. This motion, moved by Bill Neumann and seconded by Lowell Benson, Carried. CALL

Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Joe Mavencamp: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 7, No: 0

9.B. Call for quotes for bus transport. Advertisement for bus quotes.

9.C. School Status Update – Rowe spoke about CDC updates as of Feb. 28 lift mask requirements for transportation and the district will no longer send positive Covid letters. Positive case rates are less than 1%. Rowe gave an update on buildings and grounds. Kindergarten Round-has 55 students enrolled. The VPK application was accepted by the MDE.

9.D. Legislative Update-Rowe

Maple Lake has written letters in support of special education cross-subsidies. The Senate has passed key bills as proposed Parents Bill of Rights. Senate Finance passed SF 2861 to expedite the short-term licensing process. Redistricting is the big talking point right now.

9.E. Maintenance of buildings and grounds in spring and summer. Has received estimate to detail 7 bowling greens and football pitches.

9.F. February Foodservice Update: 5,115 breakfasts served and $8,473.90 in a la carte items sold.

10. Representative Reports

10.A. District Leadership Team – Carlson said the DLT met Feb. 15 and they talked about the program and training peer coaches for more even distribution of information.

10.B. ECFE/Community Education – Helmbrecht said they met on March 2 and approved two new board members, Tonya Tufte and Alicia Christenson. The winter season of offerings was crowned with success. Currently planning the summer ball and looking forward to a new fall catalog

10.C. Food Services Committee – none

10.D. Meeker and Wright Special Ed Co-Op -Carlson said they are looking for an assistant director of special education who will be half administrative and half assigned to ML as the Child Study Coord. Approval of a classroom teacher consultant to assist with Level 3 cases.

10.E. Minnesota State High School League – none

10.F. Safe Schools Committee – none

10.G. Technology Committee – Mavencamp said Technology Coordinator Randy Benoit has sent out a technology request form to staff.

10.H. Wright Technical Center – Benson said the WTC has a waiting list for most programs. The house built by the student has drywall installed. They will be posting for an additional instructor due to an increase in registrations.

10.I. Elementary School – Sawatzke reported that PTA Bingo was a huge hit. About 50 families attended the Kindergarten Round Up. Elementary students were treated to a bouncy house and a day of tubing in Powder Ridge. PTA has launched a Clubs Choice fundraiser. MCA testing begins the first week of April.

10.J. High School – Preliminary registration for 2022-2023 courses completed for the current year for grades 8th to 11th. Over 40 scholarship applications have been submitted and the selection committee will meet soon. Spring sports begin. MCA testing starts tomorrow. The Pops concert will take place on March 18. The anti-bullying presentation will take place on April 7. The section speech meeting will take place at MLHS on April 7.

11. Committee Reports

11.A. Activities Committee – none

11.B. Buildings and Grounds Committee – Chris Paumen said they discussed parking and summer plans.

11.C. Confidential staff committee – none

11.D. Finance and Programs Committee – Rowe said the enrollment projection is slightly lower for next year. The budget will be reviewed at the Board meeting in May.

11.E. Dismissed Personnel Committee – none

11.F. Support Staff Committee – none

12. Set Meeting Dates-Activities Committee: March 21, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

13Other matters

13.A. To post

13.B. Upcoming meetings

13.B.1. District Leadership Team Meeting at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, in the Council Chambers

13.B.2. Meeker and Wright Special Education Co-op meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Howard Lake

13.B.3. MASA Region IV day at the Capitole Wednesday 16 March, all day.

13.B.4. MSBA day at the Capitole Thursday, March 17, 2022 (Virtual)

13.B.5. Zone Superintendents Meeting Friday, March 18, 2022 at Freddie’s Restaurant, Mora, MN

13.B.6. Wright Tech Center Superintendents Meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2022

13.B.7. Chamber of Commerce meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 6, 2022

13.B.8. Regular meeting of the school council at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022 in the council chambers

13.C. Various information

14. Motion to adjourn at 8:00 p.m. This motion, made by Lowell Benson and seconded by Joe Mavencamp, Passed.

Lowell Benson: Yes, Colleen Carlson: Yes, Kaitlyn Helmbrecht: Yes, Joe Mavencamp: Yes, Bill Neumann: Yes, Chris Paumen: Yes, Joe Paumen: Yes

Yes: 7, No: 0

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Donohue

Lowell Benson

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