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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, July 16, 2001 8:00 P.M.

HLWW HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER

The Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. on July 16, 2001. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Fowler, Randy Heuer, James Raymond, Charles Weber, Leo Weber, Ken Zimmerman. Kirk Jensen arrived at 8:35; Richard Lammers and Eugene Lorentz were absent. Also present were Superintendent Riley Hoheisel and Board Secretary Vivian Mahlstedt.

Vice-Chair Heuer opened the floor to consider approving the agenda of the July 16, 2001 meeting. Hoheisel added item 18a, Resolution for Establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy. Raymond moved to approve the agenda with addition; L. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmermann moved to approve the minutes of the June 18, 2001 Regular School Board meeting; C. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmermann moved to approve the minutes of the June 21, 2001 Special School Board meeting; L. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Hoheisel explained two corrections to the July bills. Zimmermann moved to approve the July bills; Raymond seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmermann moved to approve the July Treasurer's report; L. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

There were no principals' reports.

Hoheisel noted a letter from the Minnesota School Boards Association regarding their Summer Seminar.

Heuer read thank you cards addressed to the board from Eugene Lorentz and Mary Jane Fern.

There were no requests from the Public.

(Item 1) Organizational Items: L. Weber moved to approve the 2001-02 calendar of School Board meetings; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

L. Weber moved to approve membership in the Minnesota School Boards Association; C. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Raymond moved to keep fees described in Policy DFDA the same as last year; Zimmermann seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 2) Hoheiesel reported on the Buildings and Grounds committee meeting of July 12 and reviewed progress of project list items. He said the committee decided after discussion to retain funds in the building improvement fund rather than redirecting to purrchase textbooks as had been previously suggested.

(Item 3) C. Weber moved to approve the Purchase Agreement signed by the Fiecke family; Zimmermann seconded; passed unanimously.

Heuer stated that the Lester Prairie School Board will meet with Glencoe-Silver Lake on 7/24 and will then get back to HLWW with their decision regarding cooperation/consolidation.

(Item 4) Hoheiesl related that he attended a meeting in Lanesboro to look at their Environmental Ag Center, and that last week he attended the annual Ag Ed Leadership Council meeting in Willmar. He said that our Ag Partnership is positioned very well and that he will keep the Board posted on progress.

(Item 5) Raymond moved to approve the Student Teacher Agreements (Crown College, U of W River Falls and St. Cloud State U); Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Hoheisel asked for reaction and direction from the Board as far as developing Goals for the coming year. He suggested a few updates; Heuer stated that some items could be moved from current goal to the "continued focus" area. After discussion, Hoheisel asked if there was an interest in conducting a workshop prior to the next board meeting to revise the goals.

Raymond moved to hold a 30 minute session prior to the August board meeting; C. Weber seconded; passed unanimously. Fowler requested Hoheisel to update the goals as much as possible before the meeting, eliminating those that have been accomplished.

(Item 7) Raymond moved to accept the contract with McLeod County Public Health Nursing Service; Zimmermann seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Hoheisel referred to a 7/6/01 memo from the Minnesota Department of Revenue regarding Truth in Taxation, which stated that hearings are not required this year.

(Item 9) Hoheisel commented on education-related legislation, which he heard more about on 7/16 at the Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) meeting.

(Item 10) Hoheisel stated that Inspec, Inc. (roofing project manager) was satisfied that the low roof bid included all requirements, and that they recommended accepting the low bid. Zimmermann moved to accept the roof bid from Forcier-Marty's Roofing; Raymond seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 11) Hoheisel said that the Buildings and Grounds Committee decided to look at other bids for temperature control. L. Weber moved to table the Temperature Control Contract till the August meeting; Raymond seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 12) C. Weber moved to table the Letter of Agreement until the next board meeting; Zimmermann seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 13) Raymond moved to accept letters of resignation from Bus Driver Carol Hayner and Guidance Counselor Deb Dragseth; L. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 14) Hoheisel reviewed employment recommendations: Dan Ollila - German and Social Studies teacher; Laura Smallbrock - ECSE; Sarah Mielke - Holy Trinity; Ramona Wideen - part-time Cleaner/Sweeper (HL). He did not recommend approval of Cleaner/Sweeper Darlene Fredricks. Zimmermann moved to approve the employment recommendations; L. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Raymond asked about staffing for the coming school year. Hoheisel responded that primary elementary is pending enrollment numbers, but that they want to be able to let current staff know assignments as soon as possible.

(Item 15) Zimmermann moved to approve the bakery bid from Pan O' Gold for the coming year; C. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

L. Weber moved to approve the firm dairy bid from Oak Grove Dairy; Raymond seconded; passed unanimously.

Raymond moved to accept the snowplowing bids from Chet Oltman (HL site) and JCD (Waverly site); C. Weber seconded; passed unanimously. (Raymond asked about snowplowing at Winsted; Hohiesel said that the City of Winsted plows at that site.)

Zimmermann moved to approve the sanitation bids from Mumford (HL and Waverly) and Kubasch & Sons (Winsted); C. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 16) Zimmermann moved to approve membership in the Central Minnesota Service Cooperative for 2001-02; Raymond seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 17) Zimmermann moved to approve membership in the CMERDC. Raymond asked what services are provided through this organization; Hoheisel stated that our media products, film catalog, media services, technology purchases and other items are handled through them. Raymond seconded approving membership; passed unanimously.

(Item 18) L. Weber moved to approve membership in the Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) for 2001-02; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 18a) Zimmermann moved to adopt a resolution establishing dates for filing affidavits of candidacy; L. Weber seconded; passed by a voice vote 7 in favor: Fowler, Heuer, Jensen, Raymond, C. Weber, L. Weber, Zimmermann. (Lammers and Lorentz were absent.)

(Item 19) Vice Chair Heuer read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes HLWW FFA students Tom Bobrowske, Eric Sawatzke and Eric Stifter for attending the 2001 FFA Washington DC Leadership Conference in June. The purpose of the conference is to help members hone leadership skills needed in their local chapters and communities.

The Board recognizes HLWW students recently crowned in local city celebrations:

Waverly, Princess Cassie Ogle; Howard Lake, Queen Kelly Brose and Princesses Kari Mattson and Amy Kozitka.

L. Weber moved to approve the recognitions as read; C. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 20) Superintent Hoheisel reported:

- The next Regular School Board Meeting will be 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 20 in the HLWW High School Media Center.

- He will attend the MSBA Summer Seminar on August 16-17.

- He will meet with Wright Tech regarding ITV this week.

- Bus inspection was 7/13. A few minor violations were found, which will be attended to immediately. He thanked bus supervisor Dan Boeson for his continued efforts in keeping the bus fleet running safely and smoothly.

Committee reports:

Heuer reported that the Negotiating committee has meetings scheduled with the paraprofessionals and teachers.

Raymond moved to adjuourn the meeting; L. Weber seconded; passed unanimously and adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard Lammers, Clerk


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