HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

WORK SESSION MINUTES

Monday February 7, 2005

HLWW High School Media Center

The School Board Work Session Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:01 p.m. on February 7, 2005. Roll was taken with members present: Lideen, Weber, Custer, Doering, Hammer, and Borrell; Schaible arrived at 7:05 p.m. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Lideen amended the agenda to include as follows: motion on and employee resignation; 1A-request for a spring play; 10-Herald Journal Community Spotlight; 11-Fundraisers; 12-adjournment. Hammer also requested that a resident of the district be allowed to speak about the AEP position. Borrell asked if the person had gone through administration; Hammer replied that he didn’t know. Lideen suggested that the board only consider public comment at regular board meetings. Borrell suggested that if they wanted to speak they would take their comments under advisement.

Hammer motioned to add public comment to the work session meetings without making any decisions on a matter; Weber seconded; discussion continued. Members voiced their opinion on keeping the time limited, and agreed to keeping comments from the public to only two minutes.

Lideen said we would take public comments after communications.

Weber motioned to approve the agenda; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reviewed communications.

Requests from the public:

Dan Zellmar expressed concerns about eliminating the AEP position.

(Item 1) Borrell motioned to accept Stephanie Allen’s resignation for teaching and other contracted duties for the remainder of the school year; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 1A) All members are in support of using the dollars from the one act; Weber also noted that the costumes are owned by the district. Hammer asked to see the break down of this budget. Ladd said he would pass this onto Starr and try to have something for the next meeting.

(Item 2) Ladd reviewed the audit time line; and the auditors’ response to it.

(Item 3) Ladd reviewed the information and materials from three companies regarding transportation.

(Item 4) Hammer reviewed some of the changes from the last meeting.

(Item 5) Ladd reviewed the calendar draft, and said that teachers and administration has reviewed it.

(Item 6) Lideen reviewed committee assignments.

(Item 7) Ladd suggested that we set a time line so that administration can notify staff of any changes in a timely manner.

(Item 8) Principal Gerdes and Kindergarten Teacher Karen Ready gave a brief presentation on the survey summary. Ladd asked for a recommendation from the board to move forward.

Hammer motioned to have Gerdes move forward; all members agreed; passed unanimously.

(Item 9) Ladd reviewed items for the Regular meeting:

• Suggestions for recognitions-FFA; Sign from basketball group; Waverly baseball fields improvements

• School calendar

• Seniority List

• Spring Coaching Staff

• Employment Recommendations-buildings and grounds will look into this custodial concerns

• Committee Assignments

• Committee Reports

• Finalize Brochure

• Election judges

• Borrell said there will be a buildings & grounds committee meeting on Feb. 17th Thursday at 3 p.m.

• Discuss length of work sessions

(Item 10) Lideen asked the board what they’d like to see in the community spotlight for the district. Borrell suggested having Laker Pride in charge of putting something together.

(Item 11) Hammer reported that Laker Pride is looking at how we can boost the morale of students and staff. Hammer said the goal would be to fundraise money through March 19th, and renovate the bathrooms over spring break. The Board gave a consensus to move forward with this idea.

Schaible motioned to adjourn at 8:59 p.m.; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk