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EDUCATION COUNCIL Willmar Public School – West Central Tribune

EDUCATION BOARD Willmar Public Schools – ISD 347 Willmar, MN 56201 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes of August 8, 2022 Regular Board Meeting Called to Order by Chair Justin Bos at 4:30 p.m. Members Present : Mary Amon, Jay Lawton , Tammy Barnes, Mike Reynolds, Scott Thaden, Justin Bos Absent: Randy Frederickson Motion by Jay Lawton, seconded by Tammy Barnes, to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion of Mary Amon, seconded by Tammy Barnes, to approve the agenda on consent. Motion carried. AGENDA BY CONSENT Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of July 11, 2022. Payment of invoices and wire transfers for the period ending August 31, 2022; totaling $5,574,587.46. Staff Elements: Appointments: Mireya Alvarez, Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (22-23 school) New Position Edward Amador, Elementary Instructor, Kennedy (22-23 school) Replacement Almera Jane Amindato, Instructor at Primary, Kennedy (22-23 Years Old Schl) Replacement Katherine Giliz Cusa, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (22-23 Years Old Scl) Replacement Sarah Dumke, Special Education Instructor, Prairie Lakes School (22-23 Years Old Scl) Replacement Missy May Flores, Elementary Instructor, Roosevelt (22-23 Schl) Replacement Rosemari Giese, Special Education Paraprofessional, Kennedy (22-23 Schl) Replacement Adam Gregory, Administrator, Regional Learning Center (7/28/22) Replacement Kristi Glup, Speech Language Pathologist, District (approximately 2 days per week) (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement (position not filled in 21-22) Vivica Gomez, Early Childhood Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Kaitlyn Kollman, special education teacher, Middle School (22-23 Schl Yr) Replace Melissa Mulder, special education teacher (22-23 school years) New position Michelle Oestreich, special education teacher, Kennedy (22-23 school years) Replacement Ellen Peterson, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (22-23 school) Replacement Jennifer Romero -Ponce, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (22-23 school) Replacement Brenda Sather, Food Service Assistant, Lakeland (22-23) School) Replacement Michaela Jackson Williamson, Early Childhood Educator, Jefferson Learning Center (22-23 sl) New Position John Vickrey, Special Education Instructor, Middle School (22-23) Replacement Resigning: Shannon Anderson, General Paraprofessional library, middle school (7/31/22) Kenna Bannister, special education paraprofessional, Lakeland (8/11/22) Loida Espinoza, cultural liaison, high school (8/8/2 2) Charles Farhat, Special Education Paraprofessional Valerie Giinthir, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (7/18/22) Fatima Kadir, Cultural Liaison, District (7/19/22) Ben Kaiser, Buildings Supervisor and (7/28/22) Susan Kaufman, Interventionist, Lakeland (7/7/22) Carlie Klein, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (7/21/22) Mirian Millan Soriano, Special Education Paraprofessional, Kennedy (8/10/22) Hafsa Moalim, Special Education Paraprofessional, Jefferson Learning Center (7/19/22) Cathy Plucker, School Suspension Supervisor, Middle School (7/20/22) Deb Reed, Cardinal Place (8/24/22) Otila Sanchez, Special Education Paraprofessional, Kennedy (8/1/22) Sandra Sandry, Custodian, Jefferson/WEAC (7/22/22) Andrea Swanberg, Senior Social Studies Teacher High ( 7/26/22) Vickie Thompson, Special Education Paraprofessional, Middle School (8/2/22) Megan Wh elchel, special education instructor, Jefferson Learning Center (08/07/22) Transfers: Hipolito Jasso, second team goaltender, Senior High to District Route Driver (8/1/22) Replacement Kami King, First Shift Custodian, Roosevelt to WEAC/Jefferson Custodian (8/1/22) Replacement ment Troy Schoolmeester, District Highway Driver to District Maintenance Technician, (08/01/22) Replacement Grant Schwieger from STEM Science College to Math Instructor, Middle School (22-23 Schl Yr) Replacement Scott Thompson, Buildings and Grounds, High School to 1st Shift Custodian, Lakeland (7/18/22) Replacement Leave: Kelly Frank, High School English Instructor Adjust leave to ( 8/23/22-1/23/23) Kari Hedman, Special Education Educator, Senior High (Approx. 10/31/22-1/2/23) Mike Orlowski, Guardian, Roosevelt (7/1/22-12 /31/22) Extracurricular Resignations: Amy Morrell, Head Girls Tennis Coach (7/28/22) Retirements: Lyn Hallberg, assisting Occupational Therapy Assistant, District (7/19/22) Barbaree Liedman, Food Service Assistant Roosevelt (8/10/22) REPORTS 1. Business and Finance – Ms. Haase updated the board on summer projects at Jefferson, Kennedy, Roosevelt and Senior High. Ms Haase said meals have been free for all students since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, which has changed. However, students can benefit from free/reduced meals. 2. Human Resources – Ms. Windingstad reported that staffing remains a priority throughout the District. The number of postings remains at around 67, but as the board’s agenda shows, resignations are coming in and offers are going out. Administrators continue to interview and select teaching positions and will soon transition to interviewing and hiring for our non-certified positions. Ms. Windingstad reported that our international teachers continue to complete all requirements for their teaching positions, including submitting licensing documents to PELSB. We also seek to support them by providing their homes with the furniture and items necessary for daily living. Ms. Windingstad was pleased to report that all teacher retro-rewards have been completed and issued along with electronic communication for teachers on how to verify their retro-rewards. Finally, Ms. Windingstad indicated that negotiations are planned with our bilingual paraprofessionals and our special education paraprofessionals. We also have two groups, the guards and the sign language interpreters, with tentative agreements that have not yet been approved. 3. Teaching and Learning – Ms. Thomas provided an update on summer extended learning in July and August. Middle school students had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other students from our surrounding neighborhood. The focus was on math, STEM and robotics. Our induction for new teachers will take place on August 23 and 26. We will have approximately 65 new teachers this year. Ms. Thomas reported that they continue to work on implementing standards-based learning. This year, the goal is for teachers to create sets of proficiency scales for their lessons. 4. Deputy Superintendent – ​​Dr. Adams said he worked on our crisis plan with Aaron Pilarski, Buildings and Grounds Manager. They will visit the buildings to review the crisis response plan. Dr. Adams has also worked on marketing and branding for the district. 5. Superintendent – Dr. Holm advised that the SWWC portion of the proposed Middle School addition was dropped due to the complexities of securing funding for this portion of the project. He also said the district is continuing to explore possible funding mechanisms to enable the completion of the gymnasium and ALC classrooms. Dr. Holm also reported that the district is revising the safe return to learning plan and that it will continue to be no more or less restrictive than state and state regulations require. We are awaiting some changes in CDC guidance before finalizing the plan and communicating it to stakeholders. A link will be included in the communication and placed on the website to allow public comments to be offered. ACTION TO BE TAKEN 1. Pass the resolution accepting donations/donations – Motion by Jay Lawton, seconded by Scott Thaden to accept donations from Community Giving ($2,000 – Guitar and Ukulele Club), Community Giving ($3,540 – 2021- 22 private music lessons from MacPhail – Music Matters Fund), Heritage Bank ($150 – Rock the Block EC Party), Otto Bremer Foundation ($40,000 – Child Guide Program for all 3 elementary schools), 100 Yard Club (8,625 $ – Hydration station for football). Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. (A copy of the resolution is available at the District Office) 2. Food and Nutrition Services Collective Agreement 2022-2024 – Motion by Mary Amon, seconded by Tammy Barnes to approve the Food and Nutrition Services Collective Agreement nutrition 2022-2024 as presented. Motion carried with a 6-0 vote. TALKING POINTS Tax Abatement Proposal – Sarah Swedburg, Kandiyohi Economic Development Commission First Reading of Revised Policies 204, 208, 210, 305, 402, 403, 416, 417, 418, 420, 427, 460, 510 PUBLIC COMMENTS RELATED TO NON-GENERAL ITEMS – None BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT Policy Committee Report – Meeting of July 25, 2022 ADJOURNMENT – Motion to adjourn by Mike Reynolds. Meeting adjourned at 5:22 p.m. (21 Sep 2022) 102529