HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday November 15, 2004

7:00 p.m.

HLWW Media Center

The Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:02 p.m. on November 15, 2004. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: Al Doering, Charles Weber, Tom Hammer, Dan Schaible, Lori Custer, and John Lideen; Charlie Borrell was absent. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Dean Wessman, Becky Gerdes, and Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Lideen opened the floor to consider approving the agenda of the November 15, 2004 Regular School Board Meeting. Lideen added under Communications: article from the Star Tribune, TIF request from the City of Howard Lake, change order summary from Satellite; add item 8-Wrestling Request; under item 6-also resignations; and also under Other Business-Laker Pride Booster Club, and locations of board meetings. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Hammer motioned to approve the minutes of the October 18, 2004 Regular School Board meeting; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

Schaible motioned to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2004 School Board Work Session; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Doering motioned to approve the November bills; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reviewed the November treasurers report. Custer motioned to approve the November treasurers report; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reviewed enrollment and capital improvement project reports.

Principal Wessman reported:

• The first Middle School Newsletter was sent out.

• Eight members attended the National Middle School conference

• We are in the process of interviewing for a DCD teacher

Principal Gerdes reported:

• Winsted and Humphrey Elementary TAT team members meet once or twice a month

• Jodi Sanken has been selected for nomination for this years teacher of the year

• Food Service is planning lunch menus with students; and we invite parents to join us on those days.

• More information is in the Elementary Laker News

Principal Day reported:

• Day thanked all who attended the Veterans Day program.

• The play starts this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 pm.

• Day thanked all the fall sports coaches and players for a great year.

Lideen and Ladd reviewed communications. Lideen suggested being able to make motions and decisions and the next work session; all members agreed.

Requests from the public: Bob Bakeberg suggested not to get rid of the lot across from the school.

(Item 1) Each board member gave thoughts on the November election and its results. Ladd reviewed preliminary audit figures.

Kendell Kubasch said there is a formation of a citizens group. Lideen said the next Operating Levy meeting will be November 23rd at 7 p.m. in the HLWW Media Center.

Each board member gave their opinions regarding a mail in ballot. Lideen asked if anyone had a motion on a mail in ballot. Weber motioned to have a mail in ballot around the middle of February; Doering seconded. The board continued to discuss the mail in ballot issue. Ladd said the later you wait the tougher the timeline becomes. Lideen asked if Weber wanted to amend the time. Weber declined. Lideen asked for a vote on the motion; Weber voted in favor; those opposed were four; motion does not pass.

Doering motioned to have a mail in ballot in early spring but o later than April 15th; Hammer seconded; those in favor: Hammer, Schaible, Custer, and Doering; motion carries.

(Item 2) Schaible motioned to table the bus driver contract until the next meeting, December 6th; Custer seconded; motion carries.

(Item 8) Coach Granrud gave a brief overview of the Wrestlers request. Weber motioned to approve the unified name of Scorpions for the HLWW/LP Wrestlers; Custer seconded; motion carries.

(Item 3) Ladd indicated this was reviewed in item 1.

(Item 4) The board discussed many options involving the web site.

(Item 5) Ladd reviewed an update from Gary Wilkes at Wright Tech Center.

(Item 6) Hammer motioned to approve the employment recommendations as read; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Schaible motioned to approve resignation of Linda Amman, 5.5 Sp. Ed para; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 7) Chair Lideen read the following recognitions:

The Board recognizes HLWW teachers honored recently at the 13th annual Leadership in Educational Excellence (LEEA) banquet: Pam Klima, Josh Westling, Darrell Smith, Duane Lichy. This annual event, sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions, honors educators for their dedication to teaching and inspiring students. We congratulate you on this accomplishment, and thank you for your commitment to students of this District.

The Board recognizes all the Veterans who attended our Veterans Day program on Thursday, November 11th. We would also like to thank: Mr. Day, Mr. Roux, Ms. Starr, the band and choir, and all the students who helped make this an outstanding Veterans Day program.

The Board recognizes Sabrina Kieser for being selected for the Minnesota Elementary Honors Choir, and Erick Carlsted who has been selected for the Minnesota Junior High Honors Choir. Congratulations for a job well done.

The School Board recognizes Wilson Nursery in New Germany for donating two trees for the kindergarten classrooms science curriculum. Thank you for your donation and support to our school district.

The School Board recognizes Harvey Foss of Midland Nursery for donating the tree in honor of Miss Minnesota 2004, Tiffany Ogle. Thank you for your donation.

The School Board recognizes the following all conference athletes: Samantha Painschab for Volleyball 1st team; Hayley Whitcomb for Volleyball 2nd team; Anna Merritt for Cross Country and section qualifier; Brad Ogle, Josh Remer, Rick Stifter and Tim Zander for Football team 1; Steve Bobrowske, Jake Merges and Tom Young for Football team 2; Brad Ogle and Rick Stifter as all section; and CMC Defensive Back of the year Brad Ogle. Congratulation on a great year, and best of luck in the future.

The School Board recognizes the boys cross country team for earning the Section 5A academic championship. Congratulation on a great year, and best of luck in the future.

The School Board recognizes the community volunteers, parents, staff and students for helping with the move back into the Winsted temporary classrooms. There were many individuals, who helped in a variety of ways from moving into the temporary classrooms, to bringing food for lunch, to helping the teachers rearrange their rooms. Thank you all very much for your continued support of the district. Lideen read the list of volunteer helpers.

Schaible motioned to approve the recognitions as read; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Superintendent’s Report

a) Committee meeting of the whole is postponed

b) Next Regular School Board Meeting, Monday, December 20, 2004 at Howard Lake High School Media Center.

c) Next School Board Work Session December 6

d) Referendum Costs

(Item 9) Hammer gave an update on Laker Pride.

Hammer asked if the board meetings could be at the Howard Lake site instead of moving them to Waverly and Winsted twice a year. Hammer recommended having all board meetings at Howard Lake at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Lideen said to bring this back for a motion at the December 20th meeting.

(Item 10) Lideen reviewed the closed meeting guidelines. Lideen recessed at 9:37 p.m. for five minutes and closed the meeting for the Superintendent Evaluation.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk