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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, January 21, 2003

8:00 P.M. HLWW HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER

Reorganization of the Board of Education 2002-2003

The January 21, 2003 Organizational School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Superintendent George Ladd. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Fowler, Al Doering, James Raymond, Charles Weber, Ken Zimmerman, Charlie Borrell. John Lideen arrived at 8:03; none were absent. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Dean Wessman and Julie Millerbernd; and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Election of Board Officers:

Proceed with election of School Board Chairperson for 2003. Superintendent will act as temporary chairperson to conduct this procedure.

1. Chairperson:

Motion by Zimmerman, seconded by Weber to nominate Raymond as chairperson, motion carried.

Newly elected chairperson will continue the meeting from this point on.

2. Vice Chairperson:

Motion by Zimmerman, seconded by Borrell to nominate Fowler as vice chairperson, motion carried.

3. Clerk:

Motion by Fowler, seconded by Weber to nominate Doering as clerk, motion carried.

4. Treasurer:

Motion by Fowler, seconded by Zimmerman to nominate Weber as treasurer, motion carried.

Set Board & Committee Per Diems:

01-02 02-03

Regular Meetings: $60 $60

Special/Committee: 50 50

Bureau of Mediation 65 65

Negotiations 60 60

Labor Management $12/hr.=2hr. mtg.

X 10=$240 max.

Motion made by Borrell, seconded by Zimmerman to approve the committee per diem, the same as last year; motion carried.

Designations:

Official Newspaper

Motion made by Borrell, seconded by Fowler to approve the official newspaper, motion carried.

(The Official Newspaper has been the Howard Lake Herald, with notice in the Winsted Journal)

Official Depositories with collateral

· Marquette Bank Minneapolis

· American National Bank & Trust Co.-St. Paul

· TCF Banking & Savings

· US Bank

· Dain Bosworth, Inc.

· Community Bank Winsted

· Citizens State Bank of Waverly

· Security State Bank of Howard Lake

· Minnesota Liquid Asset Fund

· Wells Fargo

Motion made by Weber, seconded by Zimmerman to approve the official depositories, motion carried. (Checking account has been at Waverly Bank for the past 2 yrs. The next 2 yrs. will be at Security Bank at Howard Lake under normal rotation.)

Approve Legal Counsel:

Knutson, Flynn, Hetland, & Deans

Motion made by Zimmerman, seconded by Doering to approve the legal counsel, motion carried.

Approve authorizing the Superintendent of Schools to use facsimile signatures for checks and to the current plate until new signatures are determined.

Motion made by Zimmerman, seconded by Weber to approve the authorization of the Superintendent of Schools to use facsimile signatures for checks, motion carried.

Approve authorizing the Superintendent of Schools to make short term investments of school district funds and to perform the duties of clerk and treasurer.

Motion made by Zimmerman, seconded by Weber to approve the Superintendent to make short term investments, motion carried.

Approve authorizing the agents of the board to lease, purchase and contract for goods and services within the general budget categories

Motion made by Borrell, seconded by Zimmerman to approve authorizing the agents of the board to lease, purchase and contract for goods and services within the general budget categories, motion carried.

Approve allowing payment of claims that cannot be deferred to the next meeting without loss of discount or if the claim is the result of contract terms, purchase order terms or a vendors standard terms.

Motion made by Zimmerman, seconded by Lideen to approve allowing payment of claims that cannot be deferred to the next meeting without loss if discount or if the claim is the result of contract terms, purchase order terms or a vendors standard terms, motion carried.

Approve designating School Board Officers to access safety deposit box.

Motion made by Weber, seconded by Zimmerman to approve designating School Board Officers to access safety deposit box, motion carried.

Approve Organization Memberships:

· Minnesota School Board Association

· Minnesota State High School League

Motion made by Lideen, seconded by Zimmerman to approve organizational memberships to MSBA and MSHSL, motion carried.

Approve Appointed Committees

· MSHSL

School Board Rep.- John Lideen

School Rep.- Superintendent Ladd

Boys Sports- Dale Decker

Girls Sports- Dale Decker

Music- Chris Starr

Motion made by Borrell, seconded by Zimmerman to approve appointed committees, motion carried.

Other Committee assignments as follows:

After the Organization School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 on January 21, 2003, the School Board continued with the Regular Meeting at 8:26 p.m. Members present: James Fowler, Al Doering, James Raymond, Charles Weber, Ken Zimmerman, Charlie Borrell, and John Lideen. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Julie Millerbernd and Dean Wessman, Teachers Sue Neuman, and Dawn Kalvig, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to approve the Agenda of the January 21, 2003 Regular School Board Meeting. Ladd stated that item 7A-employment recommendation, should be added. Zimmerman moved to approve the agenda of the January 21, 2003 Regular School Board meeting with the addition; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the minutes of the December 16, 2002 Regular School Board meeting; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the January bills; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the January Treasurer's report; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Principal Millerbernd reported:

· Millerbernd introduced two teachers, Kalvig and Neuman, who reported on the process and outcome of the MESPA Schools of Excellence awards.

· Millerbernd thanked all the teachers and staff for their efforts toward achieving the Schools of Excellence awards. Borrell also thanked all the staff who participated.

Principal Wessman reported:

· Wessman reported the 6th graders would be leaving for Deep Portage tomorrow. 62 students and 12 chaperons were going; only one student would not be able to attend due to medical reasons.

· Wessman thanked Chad Gagnon for organizing a Geography Bee on January 14th.

· Wessman reported on February 12th early release the teachers will be working on goals.

Principal Day reported:

· Day reported the dog Felony was in today, and found nothing.

· Day reported Snowfest will begin Sunday February 9th.

· The FFA will host a regional banquet in April.

Communications:

Ladd reported the mercury cleanup began on Monday, January 20, 2003; and there is one medical issue to discuss.

Ladd reported on the costing of Wright Tech Center.

Ladd mentioned a fundraiser benefit for teacher Joanie Hanson is on Saturday, January 25th.

Public Requests: None

(Item 1) Ladd reported on the findings of the demographic study.

(Item 2) Ladd reported changing to precinct voting can be done, but may be difficult. Raymond suggested the district show our findings to the mayors, and gather their input on how to proceed.

(Item 3) Ladd reported on the information that attorney Pat Flynn gave about the error in the school board election, and how to get back to a 4 / 3 split.

(Item 4) Borrell moved to approve the resolution directing the administration to make recommendations for reduction in programs; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 5) Weber moved to approve the resolution for allocation of General Education revenue; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Zimmerman moved to approve the Posting of the Seniority List; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 7) Weber moved to approve Medical leave for Joan Hanson; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 7A) Weber moved to approve employment recommendations of Britta Barth, and June Egberg; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Raymond read the following recognitions:

The Board recognizes Dan Kleve of Howard Lake for providing the use of the Lake Bowl for two mornings and one afternoon so that the 6th grade students could learn to bowl and earn money for Deep Portage.

The Board recognizes Sandy Williams, Harriet Confeld, Diane Sonstegard for giving of their time to provide instruction for students at Humphrey Elementary School on Holiday Traditions Around the World.

The Board recognizes John Lideen for completing the MSBA Leadership Development Program. Congratulations John, we look forward to working with you in the future.

The Board recognizes the Music Department, students and staff, which helped make the holiday programs a great success. Thank you for your contributions to the district.

The Board recognizes triple A (Athletic, Academics, and Fine Arts) candidates David Pettit and Jo Decker. They will be recognized at a District 20 banquet on January 22nd in Paynesville. Congratulations and best of luck in the future.

Zimmerman moved to approve the recognitions; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 9) Superintendent Ladd Reported:

· Next Regular School Board Meeting Tuesday, February 18, 2003, 8:00 p.m., Humphrey Elementary Music Room

· The Employee Recognition Dinner will be the last workshop day, and will be a brunch, so all staff can be present to recognize those who have achieved reaching this goal.

· Ladd reported the district is still working with FEMA-Public Assistance.

· Ladd reported the money from Bernicks Pepsi arrived today. Discussion followed on how to process the mini grants.

· Ladd reported Lideen, Zimmerman and himself attended the MSBA Annual Leadership Conference-January 17-18.

· Ladd reported the publics meeting input dates have been set. They are from 7-9 pm. February 25 at Waverly, February 27 at Winsted, and March 3 at Howard Lake, flyers will be mailed. Borrell asked if the district could get the drawings from the architect. Ladd asked that all Board Members attend the meetings only to listen. Ladd asked if the Board would like Lee Meyer, architect, to come to the next Board Meeting. Raymond said this would be helpful.

· Ladd reported that direct deposit has gone through, without many problems. Ladd thanked Amy Carlson for her wonderful work.

(Item 10) Committee Reports:

Weber reported there is Para mediation tomorrow.

Lideen reported that Laker Pride is working with two students as reporters. Borrell said they are looking for more coverage in the papers. Lideen also said they are trying to put together the big colored brochure for March, and a small communications flyer for February.

Raymond reminded everyone there is a Wright Tech Center open house on February 9th.

Weber moved to adjourn the meeting; Lideen seconded; adjourned at 10:17 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk


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