HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

ORGANIZATIONAL

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY, January 3, 2006, 7:00 P.M.

HLWW HIGH SCHOOL

MEDIA CENTER

The January 3, 2006 Organizational School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Superintendent Ladd. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Ladd conducted the oath of office for the following members: Horn, Hammer, Doering, and Wiech. Then roll was taken with members present: Custer, Doering, Hammer, Horn, Schaible, Weber, and Wiech. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, and Secretary Vivian Mahlstedt.

Ladd proceed with election of School Board Chairperson for 2006. Hammer nominated Schaible, and Doering nominated Custer. Weber motioned to cease nominations; Hammer seconded; vote by show of hands for Schaible, 4 and Custer 3; Schaible won by majority vote.

Schaible opened nominations for Vice Chair. Hammer nominated Custer. Weber motioned to cease nominations; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Doering motioned to nominate Weber as clerk; Custer moved to cease nominations; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Horn motion to nominate Doering as treasurer; Weber moved to cease nominations; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to increase all per diems, items (1-5) to $40; and leave item 6 the same; Doering seconded; those in favor: Custer, Doering, Hammer, Weber, Wiech, and Schaible; opposed: Horn motion carries by majority.

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

Hammer 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.) Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

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

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

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

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

Horn 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; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Doering motioned to approve organizational memberships to MSBA, MSHSL and SEE; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Hammer motioned to have the Regular Board meetings be the third Monday, except on legal holidays then the meetings would be on that Tuesday, (held in Howard Lake Media Center) of each month starting at 7pm, from 1/06-1/07; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

The Board discussed work session meetings, and also setting work dates on an as-needed basis vs. scheduled. Hammer motioned to not publicly / formally schedule work sessions, but to schedule them at the regular meetings as needed; for the first Monday, etc.; and that at each regular board meeting, the board will decide if the work meeting will include a vote. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

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

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

School Board Rep. – Tom Hammer

School Rep. - Superintendent Ladd

Boys Sports- Dale Decker

Girls Sports- Dale Decker

Music- Chris Starr

Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve committees as stated; Wiech seconded.

(Item V) Weber motioned to approve the agenda; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VI) Kendall Kubasch requested that “Recognitions” be moved to one of the first items on the monthly agenda.

(Item VII, Subd. A) Doering motioned to approve the EA HLWW teacher contract; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. B) Weber moved to change the Regular Board meeting to 2/22/06; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

Hammer moved to cancel the proposed work session on 2/6 and change it to a meeting for the public to educate them on the building bond; Doering seconded; motion carried.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) Superintendent Ladd reported:

• Please note the next meeting dates

• MSBA 85th Annual Leadership Conference is January 12-13

• We will be bringing forward a bus purchase for the 06-07 school year to be approved at the next meeting.

• The budget committee will be meeting on January 10th.

(Item X) Items for work session:

A. Budget Committee Update

B. Recognize

C. Resignations

D. Employment recommendations

E. Lane changes

F. Resolution for reduction in programs

G. Bus Purchase

H. Other

Hammer asked the board to consider Mr. Kubasch’s suggestion regarding moving the recognitions to the top of the agenda.

Horn motioned to adjourn at 8:30 pm.; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, Clerk

Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 13, 2006.