EDUCATION COUNCIL Willmar Public School – West Central Tribune


Willmar Public Schools EDUCATION BOARD – ISD 347 Willmar, MN 56201 Regular School Board Meeting Minutes 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 of Mary Amon, seconded by Tammy Barnes, to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Motion of Mary Amon seconded by Scott Thaden, to approve the consent agenda. Motion carried. AGENDA BY CONSENT Minutes of the reorganization meeting of January 10, 2022 and the regular meeting of the board of directors of January 10, 2022. Payment of invoices and bank transfers for the period ending January 31, 2022; totaling $5,565,166.12. Staff Elements: Appointments: Amiah Akerson, Special Education Instructor, Roosevelt (22-23 Schl) 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, High School (2/8/22) Replacement Ryan Larson, Education Instructor Special Education, Prairie Lakes/Lake Park (22-23 Schl) Maria Maldonado Sanchez, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (02/02/22) Replacement Otila Sanchez, Special Education Paraprofessional, Kennedy (08/02/22) Replacement Dione Wangen, Social Worker, High School (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, Distr ict Office (2/15/22) Jazmin Petersen, Health Office Paraprofessional, (1/28/22) Carrie Shelstad, RN, District (2/25/22) Renee Swanson, Administrative Assistant, College (20/ 01/22) Nic Thissen, Guard Road Driver (02/18/22) Kwee Doh Wah, Bilingual Paraprofessional, High School (02/18/22) 22) Sarah Wallace, Special Education Paraprofessional, Lakeland (01/25/ 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, Intermediate School 1/14/22, Substitute Leave: 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, ALC/JLC Janitor (1/24/22-3/11/22) Tania Garcia, Food Service Assistant, Middle School (1/6/22-1/20/22) Jennifer Harpestad, paraprofessional in Special Education, 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, College (5/1/22- 1/14/22) Intermittent Remaining Leave of School Year Nadifa Moalim, Library Office Paraprofessional, Kennedy (01/03/22 – 2/28/22) Mike Orlowski, Janitor, Roosevelt (03/01/22 – 10/02/22) Matt Palmer, Principal 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 6/1/22 Out of School Resignations: Dain Kalkbrenner, Assistant College Football (2/1/22) Jay LaPorte, Assistant Athletics Coach (1/19/22 ) Amanda Sellner, Women’s Soccer Head Coach (02/9/22) Extracurricular Appointments: Breanna Ahlers, College Softball Transfer to College Softball Assistant Coach (02/08/22) Replacement Christian B rown, Head Softball Coach (1/19/22) Replacement Connor Haugen, Head Athletics Coach (1/19/22) Replacement Retirement: Carol Gustafson, Title I Elementary Instructor, Kennedy (10/8/ 22) Neil Pearson, Agriculture Instructor, High School (6/30/22) Steve Trochlil, Music Instructor, Middle School (6/12/22) Terminations: Isela Tello, Special Education Paraprofessional, Roosevelt (02/03/22 ) Agreements Indian American Parent Advisory Committee (AIPA) Resolution This is an increase of 84 students from the same week a year earlier. Food Services continues to have issues with supply chains. You may have heard reports of a strike involving our district’s major food distributor, Sysco Western. They do not anticipate a delivery stoppage. The MDE is aware and monitoring the situation. 2. Human Resources – Ms. Windingstad advised that staff are still needed to fill positions, including special education paraprofessionals, food service workers, responders, playground supervisors, among many others posts. COVID tests continue to drop. We believe this is happening in part due to the large number of home tests we are able to offer. We donated 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 in progress. Ms. Windingstad also reported that negotiations with the teachers are continuing and that we will probably have to start negotiating with all the other groups soon. Carris Health was able to muster enough staff to allow us to perform biometric testing for our staff at our sites for approximately three weeks. We are grateful for this opportunity. 3. Teaching and Learning – Ms. Thomas reported that science teachers are reviewing teaching materials and will finalize their selections and develop recommendations to bring to the board meeting for approval in March. As we work to recoup lost teaching time due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are focused on how we can accelerate student learning. We are taking a standards-based approach to learning, 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 level. school. This work has involved teachers in developing competency scales that clearly articulate the progression of learning critical content. 4. Superintendent – Dr. Holm advised that February 21 will be a catch-up day for the weather-related cancellation we had in January. COVID cases have dropped significantly over the past two weeks. Funds used to meet district COVID-related needs are difficult to manage as they come with many demands. Dr Holm described the professional development that is offered to WEAC staff members to help them develop their skills to work in a team. ACTION 1. Seek offers for Roosevelt and Senior High – Motion by Tammy Barnes, seconded by Mary Amon to approve the search for offers for Roosevelt Entrance and Senior High Tuckpointing. Motion carried. 2. Dissolution of Joint Food Services Manager Shared Services Agreement – ​​Moved by Scott Thaden, seconded by Tammy Barnes to approve the dissolution of a Joint Food Services Manager Shared Services Agreement. Motion carried. 3. CEM Innovation – Dissolution of APP – Motion of Mary Amon, seconded by Randy Frederickson to approve the dissolution of the joint powers agreement for the ECSE program. Motion carried. 4. Pass Resolution Accepting Donations/Donations – Motion by Tammy Barnes, seconded by Jay Lawton to accept 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 Activities 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 at the District Office) 5. Resolution to proceed with construction project documents – Motion by Jay Lawton, seconded by Tammy Barnes to submit plans for review and comment and to go moving forward with construction documents for the Middle School Project. Motion carried with a 6-0 roll call vote. DISCUSSION ITEMS – None PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS – None BOARD COMMITTEE REPORT The duties of the School Board Committee and Representatives were presented. ADJOURNMENT – Motion to adjourn by Jay Lawton, seconded by Randy Frederickson. Meeting adjourned at 5:28 p.m. (March 19, 2022) 42770


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