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BOARD OF EDUCATION Willmar Public School

BOARD OF EDUCATION Willmar Public Schools – ISD 347 Willmar, MN 56201 Minutes of the Regular School Board Meeting on November 14, 2022 Regular Board Meeting called to order by Chair, Justin Bos, at 4:30 p.m. Members Present: Mary Amon, Jay Lawton, Scott Thaden, Justin Bos Mike Reynolds, Randy Frederickson Members Absent: Tammy Barnes Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Mary Amon, to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion by Mike Reynolds, seconded by Randy Frederickson, to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting on October 10, 2022. Payment of Bills and Wire Transfers for period ending October 31, 2022; totaling $4,032,919.99. Personnel Items: Appointments: Chelsey Burg, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (10/24/2022) Replacement Becca Dahlseid, Early Childhood Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (10/10/2022) Replacement Andrea Deras, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (10/24/2022) Replacement Joseph Dunlavy, Business Teacher (LTS), Senior High (8/23/2022); Science Teacher, Prairie Lakes (12/15/2022) Replacement Cathy Ellingson, Food Service Assistant, Kennedy (10/14/2022) Replacement Josue Gomez, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (10/18/2022) Replacement Hidy Hernandez, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (10/24/2022) Replacement Dunia Hersi, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (9/20/2022) Replacement Brianna Huisinga, Elementary Teacher, Kennedy (10/5/2022) Replacement Greta Kallevig, Special Education Paraprofessional, Middle School (10/10/2022) Replacement Ali Levine, STEM Teacher, Roosevelt (11/7/2022) Replacement Adam Lodge, Math Teacher, Prairie Lakes (10/18/2022) Replacement Julissa Lomas, Special Education Paraprofessional, Kennedy (10/4/2022) Replacement Fatima Moalim, Early Childhood Paraprofessional, Kennedy (10/4/2022) Replacement Regina Nelson, Communications Teacher (.66 FTE), Senior High (8/29/2022) Replacement Kevin Roelofs, Building Checker, District Wide (10/14/2022) Replacement Naima Selman, Food Service Assistant, Roosevelt (10/11/2022) Replacement Chris Swierenga, Custodian, ALC/Jefferson (11/1/2022) Replacement Resignations: Amran Abukar, Cultural Liaison, Kennedy (10/24/2022) Fatuma Arte, Library General Paraprofessional, Kennedy (11/23/2022) Kay Dan, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (11/8/2022) Emily Dowdell, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (11/16/2022) Velorie Fredeen, Custodian, ALC/Jefferson (10/5/2022) Loret Gonzalez, Bilingual Paraprofessional, Kennedy (10/14/2022) James Grunder, Head Custodian, WEAC/ALC/Jefferson (10/28/2022) Hidy Hernandez, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (10/31/2022) Replacement Cheryl Miller, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (10/18/2022) Fatima Moalim, Early Childhood Paraprofessional, Kennedy (11/13/2022) Beverly Olson, Food Services, Kennedy (11/8/2022) Pauline Prawl, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (10/18/2022) Liz Suarrez, Bilingual Paraprofessional, Senior High (10/24/2022) Marci Tersch, Administrative Assistant to Director of IT, WEAC (10/28/2022) Lorrie Torres, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (10/28/2022) Transfers: Megan Lukkes, LPN to RN (10/17/2022) Replacement Angela Espinoza, Special Education Paraprofessional, Senior High to Bilingual Paraprofessional, Kennedy (10/11/2022) Replacement Jolene Dean, Food Service Assistant Kennedy to Health Office Receptionist, Kennedy (10/31/2022) Replacement April Damhof, Early Childhood Paraprofessional to Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (10/17/2022) Replacement Leave of Absence: Lynn Ascheman, Custodian, Roosevelt (10/19/2022-unknown) Michelle Gertsema, Second Cook, Lakeland (11/1/2022-2/1/2023) Amanda Huselid, Library General Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (11/9/2022-11/21/2022) Alexis Kramer, ECSE Teacher, Lakeland (Approx. 3/20/2023-8/22/2023) Jessica Quam, Elementary Teacher, Lakeland (Approx. 1/3/2023-4/3/2023) Savannah Sheneberger, ELL Teacher, Senior High (Approx. 4/17/2023-6/7/2023) Victoria Tiernan, Math Teacher, Middle School (Approx. 3/15/2023-6/6/2023) Rikka Williamson, Instructional Coach, Lakeland (Approx. 2/13/2023-5/8/2023) Extra Curricular Resignations: Brianna Tupa, Volleyball Coach (10/28/2022) Carl Shuldes, Varsity Girls Swimming and Diving Head Coach (10/25/2022) Stephanie Boike, Volleyball Coach (10/13/2022) Kyle Green, MS Golf Coach (10/5/2022) Rick Wolfe, Assistant Gymnastics Coach (9/15/2022) Ross Dahl, Assistant Hockey Coach (10/19/22) REPORTS 1. Business and Finance – None 2. Human Resources – Mrs. Windingstad updated on staffing. Our open teaching positions include a special education teacher at Roosevelt, Science Teacher at Prairie Lakes, Social Studies teacher at the Senior High and long terms subs for English Language Arts and Math at the MS and an ESL, ELA Teacher, and Special Ed Teacher at the Senior High. We continue to be in need of special education paraprofessionals and interventionists as well as substitutes in all areas of the district. Mrs. Windingstad reported the transition with Medica and WEX continues to be a challenge. They continue to meet weekly to manage transition issues. Although they are still using these contacts, it has transitioned to email correspondence and calls as needed. Unfortunately, some of this transition is about managing the changes versus receiving the same processes we had with Further. 3. Teaching & Learning – Mrs. Thomas reported the annual World’s Best Workforce Public meeting will be on December 12th following the school board meeting. There will be a presentation about our district’s progress toward meeting the World’s Best Workforce Goals for the 2021-2022 school year. There are currently 33 students enrolled in the SWWC’s STARRs online program. This is down from last year. The English Language Arts Department is in the midst of their curriculum review at the elementary and middle school levels. The main focus for our district’s Standards-Based Learning work this year continues to be proficiency scales. Teachers are field-testing the scales they created with their students. This week we have our first two-hour late start for professional development. 4. Assistant Superintendent – Dr. Adams reported the first video of our story-telling work has been released to the public. As of this morning, there have been over 6,000 views with a lot of positive feedback. After the school board meeting, Dr. Adams will be presenting our school safety planning process to the League of Women Voters at the Vinje Church. Our building leaders have done a nice job creating building-specific plans and now they are all under review. Our hope is to meet with local EMS sometime after the New Year. Part of this work is the development of our ALICE response work. Training for that will take place in June for a district-wide leadership group and then staff will be trained at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Dr. Adams has been to Roosevelt and Lakeland Elementary to read to students. This week he will be going to Kennedy. This has been a great way to connect with the elementary staff and students. 5. Superintendent - Dr. Holm talked about the annual superintendent’s evaluation. A new model will be used. He indicated to the board that a work session would probably be necessary to allow board members to be fully trained to use the model. He highlighted the importance of having district leaders’ evaluations aligned with that of teachers and principals. January 16th will be a self-directed work day for teachers. All the normal work expectations will be the same as any other day. Dr. Holm explained that with all the standards-based learning work teachers are doing with extra contracted days, it was decided that they could benefit from the opportunity to use this non-student day for catch-up or planning. He explained that after the 23-24 school year, the January in-service day will need to revert to professional development. Dr. Holm indicated that he was unsure how the changes in leadership at the legislative level would impact our district. Board candidates Amon, Biesterfeld, Frederickson, Lawton, and Weatherby, were thanked for their candidacy, and Dr. Holm offered congratulations to the incumbent board members on their reelection to the board. ACTION ITEMS 1. Approve FY 22 Audit Presentation – Motion by Randy Frederickson, seconded by Mike Reynolds to approve the FY 22 Audit Presentation. Motion carried with a 6-0 vote. 2. Accept Bid for Kennedy AC – Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Jay Lawton to approve the bid for the Kennedy AC. Motion carried with a 6-0 vote. 3. Library/General Paraprofessional Group – Motion by Mary Amon, seconded by Scott Thaden to approve the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 Library/General Paraprofessional Group Agreement. Motion carried with a 6-0 vote. 4. Special Education Paraprofessional Agreement – Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Mike Reynolds to approve the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 Special Education Paraprofessional Agreement. Motion carried with a 5-1 vote. 5. Revised Substitute Rates – Motion by Mary Amon, seconded by Jay Lawton to approve the revised substitute pay rates. Motion carried with a 5-0 vote. Randy Frederickson abstained. 6. Adopt Resolution Accepting Gifts/Donations – Motion by Jay Lawton, seconded by Mary Amon to accept the donations from VFW #1639 ($150 – Veteran’s Day lunch), Willmar Band Boosters ($200 – Pep Band to digital), Willmar Take Down Club ($500 – Mat Scale and $4,100 – Purchase singlets and video service), 100 Yard Club ($13,500) and ($20,000 – Football Student Activity Fund), American Legion Post 167 ($150 – Veteran’s Day lunch), Willmar Elks Lodge #952 ($100 – Veteran’s Day lunch), Jeff and Theresa Winter ($300 – Boys Soccer Student Activity Fund), Early Childhood Go For It Fund of Willmar Area Community Foundation ($2,827), Darlene Schroeder (7 violins and violas, value $875 – Elementary Orchestra Program), Willmar Public Schools Foundation ($6,904 – Graphing calculators for the Middle School), Anonymous ($50 – Appreciation donation, Gifts and Grants Fund), Southern MN Beet Sugar Cooperative ($750 – Robotics Student Activity Fund), West Central Steel, Inc. ($1,000 – Robotics Student Activity Fund), Gurley’s Foods LLC ($500 – Robotics Student Activity Fund), Chappell Central, Inc. ($500 – Robotics Student Activity Fund), Anonymous (Furniture, large picture paintings – value $750), CentraCare ($928 – Concussion Testing), Kensington Bank ($750 – Sponsor Lakeland student t-shirts), Jeremy Olander ($10 – 2701 Student Activity Fund), Debra Shriver ($200 – Robotics Sponsorship Donation), American Legion ($150 – Veteran’s Day lunch), VFW ($150 – Veteran’s Day lunch), Marcus Construction ($1,000 – Robotics Student Activity Fund), Duininck, Inc. ($1,000 – Robotics Student Activity Fund), Willmar Public Schools Foundation ($289.97 – Roosevelt playground equipment), Fraternal Order of Eagles ($200 – Veteran’s Day lunch), Kiran Kumar Matta & Amulya Sabbisetti ($20 – Fall Festival donation), Jennie-O ($5,000 – Help pay student lunch fees), United Way ($28,000 – Child Guides), Cardinal Pride ($840 – Boys basketball practice jerseys), Willmar Girls Volleyball Varsity Parents ($1,170.90 – Volleyball uniforms), Willmar Public Schools Foundation ($855 – Field trip to Nelson Farm). Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the resolution is available in the District Office) 7. Resolution Canvassing the Return of votes of the School Board Election– Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Mike Reynolds to adopt the resolution Canvassing the Return votes of the School Board Election which elected Mary Amon, Jay Lawton and Randy Frederickson to four-year terms. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the resolution is available in the District office) 8. Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of Election – Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Mike Reynolds to adopt the resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of Election and Directing School District Clerk to Perform other Election Related Duties. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the resolution is available in the District office) 9. Resolution for Minnesota State High School League Grant Application – Motion by Mary Amon, seconded by Randy Frederickson to approve the Resolution for the MSHSL Grant Application. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. DISCUSSION ITEMS - None BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT - Finance Committee Meeting 11-9-2022 PUBLIC COMMENTS RELATED TO NON AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURN – Motion to adjourn by Mike Reynolds, seconded by Mary Amon. Meeting adjourned at 5:27 pm. (Dec. 17, 2022) 131094