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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, April 21, 2003 8:00 P.M.

Howard Lake High School

Media Center

The April 21, 2003 Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:02 p.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Fowler, James Raymond, Charles Weber, Ken Zimmerman, Charlie Borrell, John Lideen, and Al Doering; none were absent. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Julie Millerbernd, Mike Day, and Dean Wessman; and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to approve the Agenda of the April 21, 2003 Regular School Board Meeting. Weber moved to approve the agenda of the April 21, 2003 Regular School Board meeting; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the minutes of the March 17, 2003 Regular School Board meeting; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the April bills; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the April Treasurer's report; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Principal Wessman introduced Linda Bleth, who gave a brief presentation on the Opportunity Room. Bleth reported on the profiles of learning, and main streaming students. Bleth tests for strengths to find the correct placement for the student. Bleth commented that we are ahead of the program for no child left behind with this program.

Wessman stated that we test a student when they first come into the school. Lideen asked if the students spend the entire day? Bleth, replied only part of the day. Wessman concluded that if there is a deficit in reading and/or math, we work on those first.

Principal Wessman reported:

May 14 is the Woitella fishing program.

Wessman thanked Pat Weisloh for the 6th gr. science fair

A lot of state testing in April

The Deep portage fundraiser will be cookie dough for the fall Principal Day reported:

Day thanked Wessman for the staff dev. day, it was a great success.

Day reported the Band/choir trip was a success

We are using online registration, Terri Collins & Viv did excellent job

FFA did a great job on the Region & banquet, the local banquet was on Saturday. The kids did a great job!

Senior privileges will be starting.

You are all invited to commencement on June 1st at 2pm.

We will have a speaker on Tuesday centering on Prom safety.

Principal Millerbernd reported:

Millerbernd thanked Wessman for the staff development day.

Our first memory books for Howard Lake and Winsted Elementaries have arrived.

The 3rd graders took the MCA's, we have scored above the state average in the past, and we should receive the results for this year in June.

2nd graders will take the IOWA tests and the results will be in May.

May 1st will be the school of excellence celebration from 7-8pm hope you will all be able to attend. Communications: Ladd reviewed communications information.

No public requests

(Item 1) Ladd introduced Peter Gray from Ehlers who developed our technology audit. Gray gave a brief presentation on the technology audit. Lee Meyer from KKE, gave a brief presentation on operating costs. Ladd asked the Board if they would like Lee to come out again on May 1st after school of excellence celebration at 8pm. Fowler requested tax impact numbers.

May 1st at 8:15pm Special School Board Meeting with tax impact, and more cost comparisons information.

(Item 2) Ladd discussed the preliminary budgets and the board needs to approve a preliminary budget before we can start to purchase for next year.

Zimmerman motioned to approve the preliminary budgets; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 3) Ladd asked for approve of lunch/milk price increase. Zimmerman motioned to raise student lunches by $.15, adults by $.25, and milk by $.05; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 4) Borrell motioned to approve Burkhardt and Burkhardt as our audit firm; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 5) Weber motioned to approve Jeff Granrud as additional track coach; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Ladd reviewed the Fundraising report, with the correction of Hoops for Heart as a service project, and Deep Portage-Cookie dough.

(Item 7) Zimmerman motioned to approve the 2003-2004 calendar; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Ladd reviewed the Goals report.

(Item 9) Zimmerman motioned to approve the staffing/program reductions resolution for 2003-2004 for Britta Barth; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the staffing/program reductions resolution for 2003-2004 for June Egberg; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Lideen motioned to approve the termination resolution for 2003-2004 for Dan Ollila; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 10) Borrell motioned to approve the high school handbook with some type of option for after school supervision; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 11) Doering motioned to approve the resignations of Teresa Diers and Darlene Klugow; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 12) Doering motioned to approve the leave of Pat Weseloh; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 13) Zimmerman motioned to approve the tenure list; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 14) Borrell motioned to approve the Inclusive Education Plan with the suggested changes from Lideen; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 15) Raymond read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes Debbie Lorentz, 2003 valedictorian, and Anna Schliep, 2003 salutatorian. Congratulations to both of you and the very best of luck in your future.

The School Board recognizes Mr. Weninger and the FFA Regional Officers, Eric Sawatzke-Region President, Pat Bakeberg-Region Vice President, and Tanya Merritt-Region Sentinel, for hosting the Regional FFA Banquet on Thursday, April 10th. Thank you for your hard work and determination to make this a success.

Weber motioned to approve the recognitions; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 16) Superintendent's Reports

Next Regular School Board Meeting move to Tuesday May 20th. Doering motioned to approve the change; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

The phone system needs to be upgraded, should we have Ehlers check into this to see if the TDS system will work with the plan they propose.

I have quotes to repair three trouble spots at our buildings. Focier-Marty's roofing is the lowest and would be able to accomplish the repairs for under the borrowed money balance ($22,723.00 of the $25,675). I also have a price on repairing roof drain in Community Education from Rosenquist Construction for $3,000 which should also come from the borrowed monies. With the two projects combined we will be $48 over our budget amount. With that in mind I'm going to proceed with repairs. Focier-Marty's Roofing is the lowest bid for 3 major repairs, we can use borrowed money to do those repairs and only be $48 over.

Special School Board meeting will be May 1st at 8:15 pm

Ladd reviewed the Basic Skills Writing test scores. (Item 17) Committee reports:

Lideen reported on the newest laws, and will be attending the SEE meeting this week. Lideen also met with community members about Memorial Park and will bring it up at a Buildings &Grounds meeting tomorrow.

Borrell was not able to attend the MASWECO meeting, and there was no alternate appointed

Raymond reported on the Wright Tech Center meeting. They are looking at repair of roofs.

Raymond read a thank you card from Charles Weber & family.

(Item 18) Other business: none

Weber moved to adjourn the meeting; Zimmerman seconded; adjourned at 10:43 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk


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