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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, September 16, 2002 8:00 P.M.

The Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. on September 16, 2002. After the Pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Raymond, Charles Weber, Ken Zimmerman, John Lideen, Charlie Borrell, Jim Fowler, and Al Doering. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Julie Millerbernd, Dean Wessman, Mike Day, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to approve the Agenda of the September 16, 2002 Regular School Board Meeting, with the correction of August 19, 2002 Regular School Board meeting minutes. Zimmerman moved to approve the agenda of September 16, 2002 Regular School Board meeting with the correction; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the minutes of the August 19, 2002 Regular School Board meeting; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the September bills; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the September Treasurers report; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reported enrollment was slightly down from last year, and that we will have a small 5th grade class of 58.

Chris Starr reported on the Fine Arts Department. Starr gave a brief description of the department, and some future plans which included information and pictures from a trip to Washington D.C. from last year. Starr also stated the district has four music teachers, Kalvig, Stritesky, Roux, and herself. The district has five choirs classes for grades 6-12, and a section of general music. April 1-6 students will be traveling to Washington D.C., said Starr, with only a few concerns about security. They would also be receiving study materials for Mr. Montgomerys class to use. The students would have a short program to lay a wreath at the Unknown Soldiers monument. They will be taking three buses with approximately 100-120 students. They will be attending three concerts while they are in Washington. The cost per student will be under $600. Starr mentioned the districts fall musical would be Oliver. We share production of our musicals with Dassel-Cokato Schools. Starr also commented for more information to review the brochure that was done last year. Starr also commented on a fundraiser for a new piano, because we have one that is very old, and requiring many repairs. Starr also mentioned the fundraising parents are doing for the marching band.

Principal Day reported:

- Students & Staff are very excited to get back to school

- We still dont have enough lockers to go around. 7th grade students were comparing the room in the hallways from the High School to Waverly, and commented that there is less here at the High School. Day invited anyone who would like to see the congestion in the hallways to come in-between classes.

- Fall sports is very well attended.

- Mr. Smith will be doing our web page updates in conjunction with a class. We are also looking into a tech prep situation for this class.

Principal Millerbernd reported:

- 90% attendance at open houses.

- A goal is to improve parent involvement

- Howard Lake & Winsted Elementary help parent meetings. The topics ranged from homework, discipline, and classroom participation. Millerbernd thanked all the teachers who helped make this a success.

- We observed a moment of silence and sang a song in recognition of September 11.

- Students will be visiting Carlsons Apple Orchard this week.

- Bus safety is this week.

Principal Wessman reported:

- We have 20 new students this year. Last week they received Laker T-shirts from students in Mr. Fobbes class.

- Wessman asked the Board to look at all the gymnastic equipment that we have acquired. This is a good thing, however storage is a big problem that will need to be addressed.

- At the late start on Wednesday staff will meet in the auditorium with KKE and Superintendent Ladd.

Public Requests:

Dan Schaible spoke about the fundraising going on for the Marching Band. Schaible invited anyone to attend the golf tournament to help raise money for the Marching Band.

(Item 1) Ladd reported that several building group meetings are scheduled over the next several months. Lideen commented that we are moving forward, and several things are being discussed.

(Item 2) Zimmerman moved to approve communication goals; Weber seconded; passed unanimously. Doering commented in the last two points to remove the last three words in each sentence.

(Item 3) Ladd stated that the Board may want to have a retreat to revise the goals of the District. Ladd also suggested to invite the principals to discuss strategies. The Board set a retreat date for November 23rd from 8:00am until 12:00pm (noon). Ladd said he would find an outside facilitator to attend the meeting.

(Item 4) Zimmerman moved to approve the 2002 payable in 2003 property levy; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 5) Wessman reported on the Graduation Standards implementation manual. Zimmerman motioned to approve the Graduation Standards implementation manual; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Wessman reported on the Annual Staff Development report. Zimmerman motioned to approve the Annual Staff Development report; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 7) Wessman reported on Goals 2000. Borrell motioned to approve Goals 2000; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Wessman reported on the System Accountability report. Borrell motioned to approve the System Accountability report; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 9) Ladd reported that one resignation was called in. Weber moved to accept letters of resignation; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 10) Ladd made the following employment recommendations:

Consider Employment Recommendations from Principals. Melissa Christensen for the replacement of .5 position in special education, this is Angie Granruds position. Lisa Jennissen as half time (.5) class reduction teacher, and Kimberly E. Jones, as half time (.5) ESL teacher.

Doering moved to approve the employment recommendations; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 11) Weber moved to approve childcare leave for Teresa Diers, and medical leave for Jane Stritesky; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 12) Zimmerman motioned to approve lane change for Dawn Kalvig from BA15 to BA30; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 13) Ladd discussed and recommended the School Finances Program. Borrell motioned to accept implementation proposed for services; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 14) Weber reported on the contracts of Central Office, Support Staff, Food Service and Custodial. Weber motioned to approve the above contracts; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 15) Raymond read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes Jim Fowler for being awarded a diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on August 23rd.

The School Board recognizes Dana Rathmanner who was crowned Miss Winsted, Nikki Holmers was crowned Princess, and Andrea Kingstedt as Miss Congeniality. Congratulations, and best wishes for an exciting and rewarding year.

The School Board recognizes Kacie, Erick and Sheldon Carlsted who are members of Barbara Lees Studio of Dance. At the Wright County Fair, the Dance Troop won first place in the Open Division. This entitled them to a trip to the State Fair for the Minnesota State Fair Talent Show contest. At the State Fair the group won the Open Talent Show Contest. Congratulations, and best of luck in the future.

Doering motioned to accept the above recognitions; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 16) Superintendent Ladd Reported:

· Next Regular School Board Meeting Monday, October 21, 2002, 8:00 p.m., Winsted Elementary Gymnasium.

· Ladd reported that MSBAs fall area meeting will be at Monticello on 9/24/02.

· Tri-State insurance covered all flood damage to the Community Education area except for our $500 deductible.

· Ladd reported we will be finalizing the paperwork for FEMA, for assistance with our flood damage to the Howard Lake building. Ladd thanked all the staff who participated in this lengthy process.

· Ladd reported he would be attending an education Summit on Friday.

· Ladd reported MREA will be having an area meeting update October 23-25, and asked if any members would like to attend. Lideen commented that the SEE organization has a more single issue vision, and MREA was involved in several issues.

Zimmerman motioned to send a team of three to the MREA area meeting; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reported SEEs fall regional meeting will be at Dassel on 9/19/02.

Ladd reported the Honor Breakfasts are scheduled for Tuesday 9/17/02 and Thursday 9/19/02 at 8:00 am., and welcomed any board members to attend.

(Item 17) Committee Reports:

Lideen reported SEE was using a small brochure with a CD to advertise. If you paid $75 SEE would give you the CD with advertising to use as you needed. Lideen said many schools have used this for referendums. SEEs next meeting will be October 25th.

Raymond reported on Wright Tech Center meeting. Enrollment was good from other schools. We are sending four students each day. Lideen asked what the cost was per year. Ladd responded that he was not sure, but they have hired someone to help schools get more involvement.

(Item 18) Other Business:

Weber reported Paraprofessionals negotiations will be on Wednesday, and Principals will be on Thursday.

Lideen asked if we have met with the city about Memorial Park to get the cost of the damages. Raymond suggested that it should come to the Buildings and Grounds Committee before we commit to anything. Borrell asked if they have started anything? Ladd replied that they were moving dirt. Doering commented they are seeding now.

Weber moved to adjourn the meeting; Lideen seconded; adjourned at 9:56 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

James A. Fowler, Clerk


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