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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 April 11, 2022 Regular Board Meeting called to order by Chair, Justin Bos, at 4:30 p.m. Members Present: Mary Amon, Jay Lawton, Randy Frederickson, Mike Reynolds, Scott Thaden, Justin Bos Members Absent: Tammy Barnes Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Mary Amon, to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion by Mary Amon, seconded by Mike Reynolds, to approve the Consent Agenda with an addition to the Personnel Items. Motion carried. CONSENT AGENDA Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting on March 14, 2022. Payment of Bills and Wire Transfers for period ending March 31, 2022; totaling $3,504,443.49. Personnel Items: Appointments: Fatuma Arte, Library Clerical Para, Kennedy (3/22/22) Replacement Claire Bratland, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Jennifer Burrows, Early Childhood Special Education Instructor, Jefferson (4/4/22) Replacement Kirsten Castiglione, Music Instructor, Middle School (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Brianna Castro, Special Education Paraprofessional (3/29/22) Replacement Tarah Davidson, Guidance Counselor, Middle School (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Hannah Forkrud, Playground Supervisor, Roosevelt (3/29/22) Replacement Aubrey Hill, English Language Arts Instructor, Senior High (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Cayle Hovland, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Alicia Kennedy, Business Office Support Specialist, District Office (3/28/22) Replacement Mohamud Mohamed, Cultural Liaison, District Office (3/22/22) Replacement Ashley Olson, Elementary Instructor, Kennedy (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Jeremiah Oyetunji, Physical Education Instructor, Roosevelt (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Christa Moller Pattison, Science Instructor, Senior High, (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Timothy Uhlenkamp, Ag Instructor, Senior High (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Rebecca Villnow, Health Office Receptionist, Lakeland (3/29/22) New Position William Adams, Assistant Superintendent, District Office (7/1/22) New Position Resignations: Holly Domeier, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (6/7/22) Kristen Egge, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (6/30/22) Stacy Evans, Special Education Paraprofessional, Senior High (4/15/22) Cole Gagnon, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (6/6/22) Jami Hamstad, Food Service Assistant, Lakeland (3/28/22) Carly Hubert, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (6/7/22) Katherine Hultberg, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (6/7/22) Amanda Jacques, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (6/6/22) Angela Kuehl, Special Education Instructor, Middle School (6/10/22) Scott Ludwig, Food Service Administrative Assistant, District Office (3/25/22) Audrey Peterson Vargas, Special Education Paraprofessional (4/15/22) Transfers: Jenna Berhagen From Elementary Instructor Roosevelt to Instructional Coach, Roosevelt (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Danaca Jensen From Assistant Food Service Director to Food Service Director (5/1/22) Replacement Genesis Mireles from Special Ed Paraprofessional, Middle School to Special Education Paraprofessional, Kennedy (New Position) Leave of Absence: Otila Sanchez, Special Education Paraprofessional, Kennedy (4/6/22/4/14/22) Karen Swenson, Special Education Paraprofessional, Kennedy (4/18/22-5/2/22) (Reschedule from February Agenda) Sharon Tollefson, Guidance Counselor, Area Learning Center (5/11/22-7/26/22) Extra Curricular Appointments: Dylan Erickson Thoemke, Coach Middle School Track (Replacement) Laura Fossum, Assistant Coach Middle School Track (Replacement) Savanah Gross, Assistant Coach, Middle School Track (Replacement) Emily Hunt, Assistant Varsity Track Coach (Replacement) Dain Kalkbrenner, Coach Middle School Softball (Replacement) Jay LaPorte, Assistant Varsity Track Coach (Replacement) Extra Curricular Resignations: Kenna Bannister, Assistant Varsity Track Coach (3/25/22) Casey Bushard, Assistant Softball Coach Dustin Carlson, Head Coach Girls Basketball Emily Carlson, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach (3/25/22) Retirements: Mary Hanson, Physical Education & Health Instructor, ALC (8/2/22) Desiree Lee, Alternative Programs Secretary (6/23/22) REPORTS 1. Business and Finance – Mrs. Haase reported enrollment as of April 8, 2022 was 4,208. This is an increase of 101 students from the same week in the prior year. However, this is still down 130 students from pre-pandemic. Mrs. Haase updated the board on revised budget and will be presenting it to the board in May. 2. Human Resources – Mrs. Windingstad reported that staffing continues for this school year and we are already well under way for the 2022-23 school year. We have approximately 70 postings open and our biggest need is currently in the special education teacher area. Liz also reported that negotiations continue with our teacher group and are beginning to be scheduled for other groups. Lastly, Liz reported that Biometrics and all of the Wellness activities have been completed for the school year. The $500 incentive will be deposited by the end of June and that the committee is using the remaining funds to purchase equipment for the Fitness Center. The committee is also looking to purchase massage chairs for the Wellness Rooms with the remaining funds. 3. Teaching & Learning – Mrs. Thomas reported the 2021 graduation rates were released on March 30th. Statewide the graduation rate dropped 0.5 percentage points from 2020. The 4-year graduation rate for the statewide class of 2021 was 83.3%. In Willmar we were incrementally trending up, but took a dip in 2020. Now in 2021 we are back to about the same rates as 2019 and 2019. Stakeholder engagement surveys were recently administered to obtain feedback from our stakeholders about their experiences with our district. We surveyed families, staff, and students in grades 3-12. Over 2,500 responses were received. The results will be shared publicly once we have compiled them. 4. Superintendent - Dr. Holm reported COVID numbers have been very low the past few weeks with zero this week. Dr. Holm announced Dr. Bill Adams has been hired as our Assistant Superintendent for the 22-22 and 23-24 school years. He will be starting with us on July 1, 2022. Dr. Adams is currently the New London-Spicer School District Superintendent. He has 10 years of experience as a superintendent and also served as a principal and teacher. ACTION ITEMS 1. Adopt Resolution Accepting Gifts/Donations – Motion by Mike Reynolds, seconded by Scott Thaden to accept the donations from Willmar Wrestling Booster Club ($1,100 –Purchase new uniforms and warm-ups for Middle School Wrestling), Willmar Nordic Ski Club ($185 – Nordic Ski Club Student Activity Fund), 100 Yard Club ($2,500 – Help purchase equipment for Middle School Football), Music Matters ($1,600 – Choir and Band Solo Accomp.), Anonymous (Guitar, value $100 – For student and staff use), Anonymous (Violin, value $150 – For student and staff use). Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the resolution is available in the District Office) 2. Senior High School Masonry Restoration Project – Motion by Mary Amon, seconded by Randy Frederickson to award the Senior High School Masonry Restoration Project to Building Restoration Corporation of Roseville, MN for $585,873. Motion carried with a 6-0 vote. 3. Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Policies – Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Randy Frederickson to approve the Second Reading and Adoption of Revised Policies 507 and 534. Motion carried with a 6-0 vote. 4. District Health Insurance Plan – Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Mary Amon to approve the 2022-2023 District Health Insurance Plan. Motion carried with a 6-0 vote. 5. Nonrenewal of Probationary Teachers – Motion by Scott Thaden, seconded by Mike Reynolds to approve the Resolution Relating to the Nonrenewal of Probationary Teachers. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the Resolution is available in the District Office) DISCUSSION ITEMS Annette Derouin, Director of Food & Nutrition Services and Danaca Jensen, Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services presented their Annual Food and Nutrition Services and District Wellness Committee Report. PUBLIC COMMENTS RELATED TO NON AGENDA ITEMS - None BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT Transportation Committee Report ADJOURN – Motion to adjourn by Randy Frederickson, seconded by Mike Reynolds. Meeting adjourned at 5:45 pm. (May 14, 2022) 62901