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 February 14, 2022 Regular Board Meeting called to order by Vice-Chair, Mike Reynolds, at 4:30 p.m. Members Present: Mike Reynolds, Mary Amon, Jay Lawton, Scott Thaden Randy Frederickson, Tammy Barnes Members Absent: Justin Bos Motion by Mary Amon, seconded by Tammy Barnes, to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion by Mary Amon seconded by Scott Thaden, to approve the Consent Agenda. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA Minutes of the Re-Organizational Meeting on January 10, 2022 and Regular Board Meeting on January 10, 2022. Payment of Bills and Wire Transfers for period ending January 31, 2022; totaling $5,565,166.12. Personnel Items: Appointments: Amiah Akerson, Special Education Instructor, Roosevelt (22-23 Schl Yr) Ashley Baker, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (1/11/22) Replacement Darla Hammerschmidt, COVID Support Team Member (2/1/22) New Position Janet Kemp, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (1/18/22) New Position Kelly Kojetin, Food Service Assistant, Senior High (2/8/22) Replacement Ryan Larson, Special Education Instructor, Prairie Lakes/Lake Park (22-23 Schl Yr) Maria Maldonado Sanchez, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (2/2/22) Replacement Otila Sanchez, Special Education Paraprofessional, Kennedy (2/8/22) Replacement Dione Wangen, Social Worker, Senior High (1/10/22) New Position Anita Werner, LPN, Community Christian School (1/13/22) Replacement Resignations: Jamie Adame-Marino, Intervention Specialist, Middle School (1/6/22) Shela Houk, Payroll, District Office (2/15/22) Jazmin Petersen, Health Office Paraprofessional, (1/28/22) Carrie Shelstad, RN, District (2/25/22) Renee Swanson, Administrative Assistant, Middle School (1/20/22) Nic Thissen, Custodial Route Driver (2/18/22) Kwee Doh Wah, Bilingual Paraprofessional, Senior High (2/18/22) Sarah Wallace, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (1/25/22) Transfers: Patricia Johnson from School Nurse to Health and Wellness Coordinator, District Wide (1/10/22) New Position Amy Zwagerman from LPN to Administrative Assistant, Middle School 1/14/22, Replacement Leave of Absence: Heidi Burton, Child Guide, Roosevelt (1/18/22-2/4/22) Annette Fostervold, Special Education Paraprofessional Senior High Adjust Return Date to 1/10/22 Velorie Fredeen, Custodian ALC/JLC (1/24/22-3/11/22) Tania Garcia, Food Service Assistant, Middle School (1/6/22-1/20/22) Jennifer Harpestad, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (1/18/22-1/21/22) Alicia Madsen, Title I Instructor, Roosevelt (Approx 2/24/22-8/26/22) Kathy Happe, Special Education Paraprofessional, Middle School (1/5/22-1/14/22) Intermittent Leave Remainder of School Year Nadifa Moalim, Library Clerical Paraprofessional, Kennedy (1/3/22 - 2/28/22) Mike Orlowski, Custodian, Roosevelt (1/3/22 - 2/10/22) Matt Palmer, Head Cook Senior High (2/11/22-4/8/22) Marlyn Tebben, Custodian, Lakeland Adjust Return Date to 12/28/21 Keisha Woltjer, Elementary Instructor, Lakeland Adjust Return Date to 1/6/22 Extra Curricular Resignations: Dain Kalkbrenner, Assistant Varsity Football (2/1/22) Jay LaPorte, Assistant Track Coach (1/19/22) Amanda Sellner, Head Girls Soccer Coach (2/9/22) Extra Curricular Appointments: Breanna Ahlers, Transfer from Middle School Softball to Assistant Varsity Softball Coach (2/8/22) Replacement Christian Brown, Head Softball Coach (1/19/22) Replacement Connor Haugen, Head Track & Field Coach (1/19/22) Replacement Retirements: Carol Gustafson, Elementary Title I Instructor, Kennedy (8/10/22) Neil Pearson, Agriculture Instructor, Senior High (6/30/22) Steve Trochlil, Music Instructor, Middle School (6/12/22) Terminations: Isela Tello, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (2/3/22) Agreements American Indian Parent Advisory (AIPA) Committee Resolution REPORTS 1. Business and Finance – Mrs. Haase reported enrollment as of February 11, 2022 was 4,219. This is an increase of 84 students from the same week in the prior year. Food Services continues to have issues with supply chains. You may have heard news reports of a labor strike involving our district’s primary food distributor, Sysco Western. They are not anticipating a delivery stoppage. MDE is aware and monitoring the situation. 2. Human Resources – Mrs. Windingstad reported staffing is still needed to fill positions including special education paraprofessionals, food service employees, interventionists, playground supervisors among many other positions. COVID testing continues to decline. We believe this is happening in part due to the large number of at-home tests we are able to offer. We have given two test kits per employee and offered two kits per student to parents/guardians. Each kit contains two kits and a smart phone is required to use the tests. We have a second supply order en route. Mrs. Windingstad also reported that teacher negotiations continues and we will likely need to start negotiating with all other groups soon. Carris Health was able to pull together enough staff to allow us to conduct the biometric testing for our staff at our sites over the course of about three weeks. We are grateful for this opportunity. 3. Teaching & Learning – Mrs. Thomas reported Science teachers are reviewing curriculum materials and will finalize their selections and develop recommendations to bring to the board meeting for approval in March. As we strive to recover from the lost instructional time due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are focusing on how we can acceleration learning for students. We are taking a Standards-Based Learning approach, which for this year has involved teachers collaboratively identifying what are the most essential skills and knowledge our students need to be able to be ready for the next grade level. This work has involved teachers developing proficiency scales which clearly articulate the progression of learning of the critical content. 4. Superintendent - Dr. Holm reported that February 21st will be a make-up day for the weather related cancellation we had in January. COVID Cases are down significantly in the past two weeks. The funds used to support the district’s needs related to COVID are challenging to navigate because they come with many requirements. Dr. Holm described professional development that is being offered to staff members at WEAC to help build their skills to work as a team. ACTION ITEMS 1. Seek Bids for Roosevelt and Senior High – Motion by Tammy Barnes, seconded by Mary Amon to approve seeking bids for Roosevelt Entrance and Senior High Tuckpointing. Motion carried. 2. Dissolution of Joint Agreement for Shared Services of a Food Service Director – Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Tammy Barnes to approve the dissolution of a Joint Agreement for Shared Services of a Food Service Director. Motion carried. 3. CEM Innovation-Dissolving the JPA – Motion by Mary Amon, seconded by Randy Frederickson to approve dissolving the Joint Powers Agreement for ECSE Program. Motion carried. 4. Adopt Resolution Accepting Gifts/Donations – Motion by Tammy Barnes, seconded by Jay Lawton to accept the donations from Willmar HS Boys Hockey Club ($500 – Boys Hockey Student Activity Fund), Willmar United Methodist Church ($200 – Students in need at ALC and Middle School ALC), 100 Yard Club ($1,000 – Football Student Activity Fund), Curtis Eischens ($100 – Boys Basketball Student Activity Fund). Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the resolution is available in the District Office) 5. Resolution to Move Forward with Construction Project Documents – Motion by Jay Lawton, seconded by Tammy Barnes to submit plans for review and comment and to move forward with construction documents for the Middle School project. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. DISCUSSION ITEMS – None PUBLIC COMMENTS RELATED TO NON AGENDA ITEMS - None BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT School Board Committee and Representative Assignments were presented. ADJOURN – Motion to adjourn by Jay Lawton, seconded by Randy Frederickson. Meeting adjourned at 5:28 pm. (March 19, 2022) 42770