HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, January 18, 2005,

7:00 P.M.

HLWW HIGH SCHOOL

MEDIA CENTER

The January 18, 2005 Organizational School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Chairman John Lideen. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: Lideen, Schaible, Weber, Custer, Doering, Hammer, and Borrell. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Dean Wessman and Becky Gerdes; and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Election of officers:

Lideen proceed with election of School Board Chairperson for 2005.

Doering motioned to nominate Lideen as chairperson; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Schaible motioned to nominate Borrell as vice chairperson; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motioned to nominate Doering as clerk; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motion to nominate Weber as treasurer; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motioned to keep last years organizational meeting per diems; Doering seconded; board discussion continued. Those in favor: Borrell; opposed: Doering, Custer, Hammer, Schaible, Weber, and Lideen.

Doering motioned to keep the current per diems; Schaible seconded; those in favor: Doering, Custer, Hammer, Schaible, Weber, Lideen; opposed: Borrell; motion carries by majority.

Hammer motioned to approve the Herald Journal as the official newspaper; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the official depositories as:

• 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

(Checking account will be at Security Bank at Howard Lake per recommendation from Paul Harvego, auditor.) Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the legal counsel as Knutson, Flynn, Hetland, & Deans; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motioned to approve the authorization of the Superintendent of Schools to use facsimile signatures for checks; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the Superintendent to make short term investments; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motioned to approve authorizing the agents of the board to lease, purchase and contract for goods and services within the general budget categories; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Custer motioned 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 vendor’s standard terms; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motioned to approve organizational memberships to MSBA, MSHSL and SEE; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

Hammer motioned to approve the board calendar as the work session the first Monday of each month and held here at HL Media Center; and the Regular Board meetings be the third Monday of each month also held here at HL Media Center; with both starting at 7 p.m.; Doering seconded; discussion continued. Those in favor: Hammer, Schaible, Lideen, Custer, and Doering; opposed: Weber, and Borrell; motion carries by majority.

Weber motioned to approve comp time/hourly wage for school board secretary to be taken with the approval of the Superintendent; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motion to approve appointed committees of the MSHSL as follows:

School Board Rep. - John Lideen

School Rep. - Superintendent Ladd

Boys Sports- Dale Decker

Girls Sports- Dale Decker

Music- Chris Starr

Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reviewed a draft of consent agenda items. The board agreed employment recommendations, resignations, and the treasurer’s report should not be on a consent agenda.

Weber motioned to try this style for a few months; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Lideen reviewed committee assignments.

The Regular School Board Meeting continued after the reorganization meeting at 7:40 p.m..

Borrell suggested removing item 7-LEARN Committee update. Ladd suggested replacing item 7 with employment recommendations. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the changes; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

Schaible motioned to approve the minutes of the December 15, 2004 Special School Board meeting; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the minutes of the December 20, 2004 Regular School Board meeting; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2005 School Board Work Session; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the January bills; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the January Treasurers report; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reviewed the enrollment report; and the capital outlay progress report.

Principal Gerdes reported:

• Gerdes introduced Sara Marketon, a 5th grade student, who gave a brief presentation on a project she is doing within the community for the girl scouts.

• This is paraprofessional week.

• Gerdes reviewed pricing of the kindergarten program.

Principal Day reported:

• Tomorrow there will be ASVAB testing by the armed forces.

• We are hosting a knowledge bowl tournament

• Snowfest will be February 13-19; honors breakfasts will be this week also.

Principal Wessman reported:

• Deep Portage adventure starts tomorrow.

• 73 staff members attended a workshop

• Testing will be next Tuesday

• MEEP/DCAC have been very busy with the concept of all day every day kindergarten.

Ladd reviewed communications.

Requested from the public:

Kendall Kubasch requested the board attend the LEARN Committee meeting on Monday January 24, at the Waverly Elementary Gym at 6:30 p.m..

(Item 1) Lideen reviewed the summary and goals for the superintendent.

(Item 2) Lideen and Ladd reviewed the seniority list. All members agreed to approve posting the seniority list; passed unanimously.

(Item 3) Ladd reviewed the resolution directing the administration to make recommendations for reduction in programs and positions.

Weber motioned to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to make recommendations for reduction in programs and positions; Hammer seconded; those in favor: Weber, Schaible, Hammer, Custer, Doering, Borrell, and Lideen; passed unanimously.

(Item 4) Weber motioned to approve Resolution relating to increasing the general ed revenue of the school district, and calling an election to be conducted by mail; Hammer seconded; those in favor: Custer, Doering, Borrell, Hammer, Schaible, Weber, and Lideen; passed unanimously.

(Item 5) Ladd and Doering reviewed the budget report.

(Item 6) Custer reviewed the draft of the brochure.

(Item 7) Ladd reviewed employment recommendation. Weber motioned to approve Nathan Lukes 8 hour cleaner sweeper at Howard Lake; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Lideen read the following recognitions:

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 Mr. Roux and the pep band for there wonderful performances again this year. Congratulations on another great year.

The Board recognizes US Bank for selecting our project, Exploring Native American Culture, to receive funding. Also thanks to Briana Gunning for applying to receive funding.

The Board recognizes all the families and community members who contributed items to the school from the giving tree. Thank you for your continued support of our school district.

Hammer also recognized Sara Marketon, 5th grader, for working on her bronze award. Congratulations Sara.

Borrell motioned to approve the recognitions as read and with the addition; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 9) Superintendent Reports:

• LEARN committee meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m..

• Next Work Session Meeting-February 7, 2005, HLWW High School Media Center

• Next Regular School Board Meeting - Tuesday, February 22, 2005, 7:00 p.m., HL media center.

• Ladd reviewed information from the MSBA Annual Leadership Conference

• School Calendar 05-06 draft will be at the next work session.

• Items for next work session; audit timeline; committee assignments;

Hammer asked to be included in the bill reader list.

(Item 10) Weber motioned to approve the one time early retirement incentive; Borrell seconded; discussion continued.

Hammer motioned to amend the previous motion of approving the one time early retirement incentive to include the word that if received after march 1, it will not be considered; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

Lideen reported there will be a building sub committee meeting next week.

Schaible motioned to adjourn at 9:45 pm.; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk