HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, April 18, 2005, 6:00 PM.

HLWW HIGH SCHOOL

MEDIA CENTER

The April 18, 2005, Regular Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:01 p.m. by Chairman John Lideen. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: Lideen, Weber, Custer, Hammer, Doering; Schaible arrived at 6:03 p.m.; and Borrell arrived at 6:28 p.m. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Dean Wessman, Becky Gerdes; Business Manager Judi Salonek, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Ladd requested the following additions to the agenda: Consent agenda minutes item 3) April 4, 2005 Canvass minutes; Other Business item B) Roger Rosin resignation; item D) Kindergarten Report; item E) Emergency Response. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IV) Ladd gave a brief overview of the 2005-2006 preliminary budget.

Weber motioned to approve a preliminary budget as presented for 2005-2006 school year; Borrell seconded; those in favor: Schaible, Weber, Custer, Doering, Borrell and Lideen; opposed: Hammer; motion passes by majority vote.

No requests from the public.

(Item VI, Subd. A) Principal Day reported:

• The FFA banquet went really well, Custer also congratulated Day and Ladd on their awards.

• Early release on April 27 we will be working on the budget recommendations.

• There will be training on the AED, defibrillator.

• NHS has requested a change in date for their banquet; it will now be May 11th.

Principal Gerdes reported:

• A parent advisory committee of volunteers has put together a yearbook.

• Both elementary schools have started a non competitive walking program

Principal Wessman reported:

• April is testing month; this week 6, 7, 10, & 11th grades will be tested; next week 3, 4, & 5th grades will be tested; and the week after that 3, 4, & 8th grades will be tested.

• The grid response will help eliminate students guessing on questions. In this district our math scores have been very good.

(Item VI, Subd. B) Borrell reported the staff recognition dinner for MAWSECO at Maple Lake honored a 30 year employee.

Hammer reported DCAC met and finalized a solution on evolution. It will be taught only as theory. DCAC & MEEP support the concept of all day kindergarten. Laker Pride is looking for new members. Laker Pride also discussed ideas to help reduce open enrollment.

Schaible reported Wright Tech Center would be discussing how it is funded and will give more information at the work session. Other issues will be adding cosmetology, and the issue of road construction. On Wednesday April 6th there was a welding competition, and we had two students who competed and won; Charles Hoiland, and Curtis Larson.

Weber reported negotiations will set another meeting with the Superintendent.

(Item VI, Subd. C) Ladd reviewed the Senate and House Logger information, SEE Committee meeting, and the next scheduled meeting dates.

(Item VII, Subd. A) Doering motioned to approve the consent agenda with the changes; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) Ladd reviewed the April Treasurer’s report.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) Weber motioned to approve the resignations of Josh Klenken as Head Girls Basketball Coach after the completion of the 04-05 season, and Roger Rosin’s resignation effective today April 18, 2005; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Principal Gerdes and teacher Robin Day gave a brief presentation on the Title I Parent Involvement Policy. Borrell motioned to approve the Title I Parent Involvement Policy; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. D) Principal Gerdes reviewed the kindergarten report. Gerdes also stated this will work for one year. Lideen said the consensus of the board is to keep moving forward.

(Item VIII, Subd. E) Principal Wessman reviewed the procedure the Middle School has in place for an emergency situation. Principal Gerdes reported the elementaries have not practiced, however we will be practicing with the staff. Lideen suggested talking with the students so they were aware of what to do. Principal Day reported the high school had a procedure and it has been gone over with staff. Day also said he would share this procedure with board members on an individual basis, but would prefer not to report it publicly. Lideen said the main reason we were discussing this was so the public was aware that we have a procedure in place.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Ladd reviewed the calendars brought by Schaible from all of the Wright Tech Center Schools. Ladd suggested that draft 6 looks to be the one that fits best. Hammer stated September 1 & 2 gets the students in the grove of school. Borrell reported he called a state legislator and they are working on a bill so that all districts start school after Labor Day. Borrell motioned to approve draft 11 as the 2005-2006 school calendar; Custer seconded; discussion continued. Those in favor of approving draft 11: Borrell, Doering, Custer, and Lideen; those opposed: Schaible, Weber, and Hammer; motion passes by majority.

(Item X, Subd. A) Doering motioned to approve the reduction of Kim Spudic; Schaible seconded; those in favor: Weber, Schaible, Custer, Doering, Borrell and Lideen; opposed: Hammer; motion passes by majority. Borrell motioned to approve the reduction of Kristy Cardinal; Weber seconded; those in favor: Weber, Schaible, Custer, Doering, Borrell and Lideen; opposed: Hammer; motion passes by majority.

(Item X, Subd. B) Custer motioned to approve the reductions of Tanya Lachermeier, Cindy Decker, and Barb Kowalke; Borrell seconded; those in favor: Custer, Doering, Borrell, Schaible, Weber, and Lideen; opposed: Hammer; motion passes by majority.

(Item X, Subd. C) Principal Day reviewed the high school handbook updates and changes. Borrell had some additional changes to make. Borrell motioned to approve the changes and updates as suggested; Doering seconded; passed unanimously. Principal Gerdes reviewed the elementary handbook updates and changes. Borrell had some additional changes. Weber motioned to approve the changes and updates as suggested; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously. Principal Wessman said he would be bringing the middle school handbook updates and changes in the future.

(Item X, Subd. D) Lideen read the following recognitions:

The Board recognizes Jackie Koch, 2005 valedictorian, and Valerie Westman, 2005 salutatorian. Congratulations to both of you and the very best of luck in your future. The school board recognizes Tim Zander, Zach Arvidson, Brad Ogle, and Josh Grangroth who were selected to the Central Minnesota All-Conference boys’ basketball team; Sam Painschab, and Katie Pettit who were selected to the Central Minnesota All-Conference girls’ basketball team. Congratulations and best of luck in the future. Custer also recognized Superintendent Ladd and Principal Day for their award from the FFA for their support. Weber motioned to approve the recognitions with the additions; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item XI) Ladd reviewed the next meeting dates. Work session May 2, 2005, at 7 p.m. in the high school media center; Regular Meeting May 16, 2005, at 7 p.m. in the high school media center; Community Facility Research Committee April 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Weber motioned to adjourn at 9:03 pm; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk

Published in the Herald Journal July 25, 2005.