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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Tuesday October 21, 2003 8:00 P.M.

Winsted Elementary School Gym

The Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. on October 21, 2003. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Fowler, Ken Zimmerman, Jim Raymond, Al Doering, Charles Weber, John Lideen, and Charlie Borrell. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Dean Wessman, Julie Millerbernd and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to consider approving the agenda of the October 21, 2003, Regular School Board meeting. Ladd reported that the Kindergarten teachers will give a brief report. Borrell asked if the board could discuss the ticket prices for the fall play. Fowler motioned to approve the agenda as amended; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the minutes of the September 15, 2003 Regular School Board meeting; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Doering motioned to approve the minutes of the October 6, 2003 Special School Board meeting; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motioned to approve the October bills; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reported that the district is spending down its reserve from last year. Weber motioned to approve the October Treasurer's report; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously. Doering asked if they could see prior year figures at this time, Ladd said when we are at the point where we can compare we will include it.

Principal Millerbernd introduced two Kindergarten teachers Ms. Ready, and Ms. Lachermeier who gave a brief presentation on Kindergarten.

Ladd reviewed the enrollment report and concluded that our student numbers are increasing. Doering asked is there are people who specialize in space management, to find out if we are using our space adequately? Ladd said he could find out.

Millerbernd reported:

· Teacher conferences this year were goal setting conference.

· The book fair at Winsted $407, Howard Lake over $500 in free books

· October 6-12 was fire prevention week. Thank you to the HL & Winsted firefighters for taking time out of there day to come and teach us about fire safety.

· Mini grant update-$2125.00

Doering asked about the sound system. Millerbernd said it is for HL & Winsted Elementary.

Principal Wessman reported:

· We have made $2,000 more in cookie dough sales than doing pop sales at the fair. Wessman thanked several volunteers for helping distribute the cookie dough.

· Tomorrow we have early release and will be have a presenter on Lang. Arts program.

· We have several tests coming up.

· Mini grant update: music speaker system; rewards for BMW, and AR awards.

· We have 12-15 ESL students in our district.

Principal Day was absent

Communications: Ladd reviewed the SEE platform.

Requests from the public:

The student council (Pres. Racheal Menden, Jackie Koch) gave a presentation on a survey given to the students on the building referendum issues.

Tom Hammer addressed the board on what happened in the spring on the referendum issue. On June 6 the board voted 6 to 1 to give to the public an issue of a new PreK-12 campus. We've done what you have asked us to do to support you in your decision. You then selected a site to build. To those board members who are working with a "no" committee. It's what the students deserve! I want to ask each of you to support the referendum.

Several board members responded with there own opinions

(Item 1) Representative Borrell did not attend. Senator Ourada gave a brief overview of the legislative sessions.

(Item 2) Borrell motioned to approve Assurance of Compliance State and Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 3) Dave Sherman from Midland Insurance gave a brief presentation on insurance. Sherman said the renewal is Nov. 17, 2003. The board decided to hold this until buildings and grounds has time to review.

(Item 4) The board approve time and date to canvas the results of the November 4th election. There will be a Special School Board Meeting on November 5th at 9:30am to canvass the results.

(Item 5) Lideen motioned to approve the second readings of policies 101 Legal Status of School District and 101.1 1 Name of School District; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Have first reading of policies 102 (Equal Educational Opportunity) and 401(Equal employment Opportunity).

(Item 7) Weber motioned to approve employment recommendations of Lisa Jennissen for an additional 2 hours of class reduction; up to January 16, 2004 from title II money; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Lideen motioned to approve the Winter Coaching staff; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8A) Borrell said he was approached by Jami Berg and Mr. Metcalf regarding ticket prices of $3. The royalty fees are about $1000 not including set design and costumes. They would like to raise the price to $5 as a one time fee for this fall play. Borrell motioned to give the authority to set the one time cost of tickets for the fall play of $5 if it is in agreement; Weber seconded; passed unanimously. Lideen expressed concern on the same price of student and adult price tickets. Dassel-Cokato Schools initiated the concern for the price increase.

(Item 9) Raymond read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes Luke Gagnon who was crowned King, Breanna Westrup who was crowned Queen, Mitch Montgomery who was crowned Prince, and Sandy Decker who was crowned Princess. Congratulations and best wishes for an exciting and rewarding year.

The School Board recognizes Coach Swenson for being named coach of the year for class A Baseball. Coach Swenson, and many others led our team to the Class A Baseball Championship. Congratulations and best of luck in the future.

The School Board recognizes the following students for being selected for the Minnesota Elementary Honors Choir: Natalie Borrell, Nikole Heaver, Cassie Houston, and Doreen Lorentz. We submitted audition tapes and they were selected to be part of a 100 voice choir in November. We have never had 4 selected before. Congratulations for a job well done.

The School Board recognizes Clark Ostvig who has again been selected to sing in the Junior High Honors Choir in November. Congratulations Clark, for receiving this exceptional achievement. Both of these groups will perform at the Minnesota American Choral Directors Convention in November.

Borrell motioned to approve the recognitions as read; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 10) Superintendent reports:

· Training and Resources asked if we wanted them to explain all there programs. The board responded yes they would like them to.

· Next Regular School Board Meeting Monday, November 17, 2003 at Howard Lake Media Center.

· Special School Board Meeting ­November 5, 2003 at 9:30 am.

· Public Open House October 23 from 7-9 p.m. @ Waverly

· Teacher Negotiations, October 30, 2003

(Item 11) Committee reports:

Weber reported that negotiations are in a stalemate.

(Item 12) Other business:

Borrell would like to clarify the question and answer process. The board concluded that they will allow follow up on the question and answer. Ladd expressed concerned that we have done it twice one way. Fowler said to have the moderator take a more active roll to keep it civil. Borrell suggested having the rebuttal directed to the moderator.

Weber motioned to adjourn at 10:30 p.m.; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk

Published in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Montrose Herald Journal Dec. 1, 2003.

SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARDMEETING MINUTES

Wednesday November 5, 20039:30 A.M.

HLWW Media Center

The Special School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 9:52 a.m. on November 5, 2003. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Fowler, Jim Raymond, Charles Weber, John Lideen, and Charlie Borrell; absent: Al Doering, and Ken Zimmerman. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Dean Wessman, Julie Millerbernd and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to consider approving the agenda of the November 5, 2003, Special School Board meeting. Weber motioned to approve the agenda; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reported that 80-82 % of the voters turned out at the polls.

(Item 1) Raymond read the top vote getters for School Board Member:

4yr. term

1) Lori Custer

2) Dan Schaible

3) Charles Weber

4) James Raymond

2yr term

1) Al Doering

Weber motioned to approve the resolution relative to the School Board Election; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Voted in favor: Fowler, Lideen, Borrell, Weber, Raymond

None voted against

Absent: Doering and Zimmerman

(Item 2) Ladd reported the following results:

Total voters: 3,530

Question 1 in favor: 1,141

Against: 2,331

Question 1 Failed

Question 2:

Total voters: 3,530

Question 2 in favor: 672

Against: 2,839

Question 2 failed

Borrell motioned to approve the resolution relative to the School District Special Election; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Voted in favor: Fowler, Lideen, Borrell, Weber, Raymond

None voted against

Absent: Doering and Zimmerman

Weber motioned to adjourn at 10:12 a.m.; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk


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