HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday July 18, 2005, 7:00 pm.

HLWW Middle School Computer Lab

The July 18, 2005, Regular Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:01 pm. by Chairman John Lideen. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: Lideen, Weber, Custer, Hammer, Doering, Schaible, and Borrell. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Lideen requested the following changes to the agenda: under Other Business moving Land Committee Report to item B, Facilities to item C, combine item D SGN with bond dates, and move Bathroom Renovations to item E; all others to follow. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the changes; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item V) No requests from the public.

(Item VI, Subd. A) Ladd said there are no principal reports; they have off the month of July.

(Item VI, Subd. B) Student Council members gave a brief report on things the student body would like to have updated in the building.

Ladd indicated that Laker Pride has asked to move the open house times and dates to the following: MS/HS open house from Tuesday to Monday, August 29th 6 – 8 pm.; the elementaries will occur Tuesday, August 30th from 5 – 6:30 pm in Waverly and 6:30 – 8 pm in Winsted. Lideen indicated the board was in agreement of the changes for the open house dates and times.

(Item VI, Subd. C) Each board member gave a brief update on committees.

(Item VI, Subd. D) Ladd gave a brief report.

(Item VII) Custer made changes to the regular minutes and work session minutes. Hammer also suggested a change to the regular minutes, and said he reviewed the bills and they look fine. Hammer motioned to approve the consent agenda with the changes; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) Kristen Hanson, from Ehlers and Associates gave a brief review of the bids submitted for the General Obligation Aid Anticipation Certificates. Weber motioned to approve the award of sale of aid anticipated certificates; Hammer seconded passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) Weber motioned to approve the purchase agreement with Donald “Bud” Dangers; Doering seconded; discussion continued. Lideen suggested making the official vote at the August work session; all members agreed.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Gary Nyberg, from SGN, gave a brief update on facilities. Doering motioned to set the building bond referendum date on or no later than the second Tuesday in December 2005 (December 13, 2005); Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. E) Hammer and Schaible reviewed the bathroom remodeling proposals. Borrell motioned to move forward with commons bathrooms, with a cost not to exceed $8,000; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. F) Ladd reviewed attachment 99. Hammer motioned to approve Attachment 99; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. G) Ladd reviewed the health and safety written programs. Hammer motioned to approve the health and safety written programs; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. H) Borrell motioned to adopt a contingent resolution relating to a school board primary election if needed; Custer seconded; those in favor: Weber, Schaible, Hammer, Doering, Custer, Borrell, and Lideen; opposed: none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. I) Ladd reviewed the resolution authorizing use of electronic voting systems. Lideen suggested tabling this for now and asked for more information.

(Item VIII, Subd. J) Hammer motioned to approve the Truth in Taxation hearing dates for December 5, 2005, prior to or in place of the board work session, with the continuation date set for December 19, 2005; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. K) Ladd reviewed the Bus Policy. Borrell motioned to approve the Bus Policy; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. L) Custer suggested item 5 and 6 in April, and item 7 and 8 in May. Doering motioned to approve the timeline with the changes; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motioned approve the goals as reviewed at the July 5, 2005 work session; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. M) Hammer motioned to adopt the Resolution for school board standards; Schaible seconded. The board discussed a timeline and other options. Those in favor-Hammer, Schaible, and Weber; opposed-Custer, Doering, Borrell, and Lideen; motion failed to pass by 4 to 3 vote.

(Item VIII, Subd. N) Doering motioned to approve a family max for activity fees of $500; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Hammer motioned to approve season passes as $60 for students and senior citizens per household; $80 for adults; and $250 for family; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. O) Ladd reviewed treasurer’s report. Hammer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. P) Borrell motioned to approve the resignation of Adam Pettinger; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. Q) Schaible motioned to approve the employment of Elementary Principal Jennifer Olson; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

Hammer motioned to approve the employment of ECSE teacher Alison Moe at BA 0; Schaible seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the employment of Biology teacher Daniel Athman at BA 60; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. R) Wright Tech Center was tabled and moved to the August work session.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Schaible motioned to award Pan O’ Gold Bakery (low bid) the bakery bid for 2005-2006; and Kemps, (low bid) the dairy bid for 2005-2006 school year; DESS for Howard Lake site for snowplowing, D&D Plowing for the Waverly site for snowplowing, and Kubasch Excavation for the Winsted site for snowplowing; Waste Management-Winsted site, and Mumford Sanitation-Howard Lake and Waverly site for waste removal bids for 2005-06; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. B) Lideen read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes HLWW students recently crowned in local city celebrations: Miss Waverly 2005 Jeanne Sawatzke, Princess Courtney Nibbe; Miss Howard Lake Maddie Kaye, Princesses Morgan Kleve, and Ashlee Bren, and Miss Congeniality Kelly Doroff. Congratulations to all of you.

The School Board recognizes Karla Otterness and her family and Sue and Bruce Jagodzinski and their family for the work they did to construct a float representing our school for the community parades. We also want to thank Dean and Sheri Klinkner for the use of their trailer. Lastly, thanks to all the people who helped during the parades to distribute candy and school pencils.

The School Board recognizes the following committee members involved in interviewing for the elementary principal position: Angie Granrud, Dan Schaible, Dean Wessman, John Lideen, Julie Stifter, Karen Ready, Mary Lou Swedberg, Mike Day, Pam Halverson, Rob Merritt, Sue Untiedt, Beth Horn, and Robin Day. Thank you for your continued contributions to our school.

Hammer motioned to approve the recognitions as read; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item X) Ladd reviewed the next meeting dates:

Work Session: August 1, 2005, High School Media Center

Regular Board meeting: August 15, 2005 High School Media Center

(Item XI) Items for work session

Weber motioned to adjourn at 9:37 p.m.; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk