HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

REGULAR

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Monday, July 24, 2006

HLWW High School Media Center

The July 24, 2006 Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairman Schaible. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with member present: Custer, Hammer, Weber, Doering, Wiech, and Schaible. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

(Item IV) Doering requested to add and item to the end of the agenda to discuss possible written rules for sports teams at practice. Schaible suggested this to be item N-Athletic policy.

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

(Item V) There were no comments from the community.

(Item VI) Weber read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes HLWW students recently crowned in local city celebrations: Miss Waverly 2006 Miranda Milhausen Christensen, Princess Maria Marketon; Miss Howard Lake Natalie Swanson, Princess Katie Park, and Princess and Miss Congeniality Becky Decker. Congratulations to all of you.

The School Board recognizes the Marching Band and volunteers that have helped and participated in the Howard Lake and Waverly parades. Thank you for your continued support of the district.

The School Board recognizes the following volunteers who helped Laker Pride during the parades: Emmett Lynch, Chelsea Wehr, Darren Jones, Jake Young, Ryan Sterner, Cheri and Tim Luhman, Greg and Jen Ahrens and family, Todd, Courtney, and Kyle Wiech, Daniel Merritt, and Vivian Mahlstedt. Thank you for your continued support of the district.

The School Board recognizes all the volunteers, and staff who helped with moving classrooms in the elementary schools. Thank you for your continued support of the district.

The School Board recognizes Chris Kittock for bringing over a trailer from Maages, Jim Weninger-FFA Advisor, and the following FFA students: Eric Boehlke, Christine Bobrowske, Crystal Jones, Nick Drusch, Dalton Demarais, and Trevor Christensen; gymnastics parents, gymnastics students, custodians, board members, administration, and anyone else we may have missed, for their help in moving all the gymnastics equipment to storage during the asbestos removal at Humphrey Elementary. Thank you for your quick response in moving all the equipment a week earlier than anticipated so work could begin earlier at the school.

The School Board recognizes Maggie Schall for folding and stamping about 3,500 census forms. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication, Maggie.

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

(Item VII) Weber motioned to approve the consent agenda; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) Kristin Hanson, from Ehlers, gave a brief presentation on the sale process of General Obligation Aid Anticipation Certificates.

Weber motioned to approve the sale tonight and contingent upon receiving a favorable bid on Wednesday July 26th; Doering seconded; those in favor: Wiech, Doering, Custer, Hammer, Weber, and Schaible; none against; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) Hammer motioned to approve the Contract of HLWW Principals Assn.; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Ladd gave a brief review of the treasurers’ report. Custer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. D) Schaible reviewed the bids and reported the low bidders are all vendors used last year.

Hammer motioned to award bakery, dairy, snowplowing, waste removal, and fuel bids as written with indicating “Firm” bid for dairy; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. E) Schaible reviewed the roof bids, and indicated Palmer West is the low bidder.

Hammer motioned to award the roof bid to Palmer West using Base Bid B; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. F) Weber motioned to approve the truth in taxation hearing dates of Tuesday December 5, 2006 with the continuation hearing on December 18, 2006; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. G) Doering motioned to approve the Health & Safety written programs as identified; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. H) Custer motioned to approve Attachment 99; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. I) Custer reviewed the policies and suggested tabling policy 516-Student Medication until the new nurse has had a chance to review it. Custer motioned to approve policies 527, and 602 with the changes suggested; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. J) Wiech gave a brief Building Remodeling update.

The consensus of the board was to make motions if necessary at the August 7th work session at 7pm.

(Item VIII, Subd. K) Weber motioned to deny the request from Tom Strandquist, evening custodian at Howard Lake site, for a leave of absence from September 16th thru October 16th; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Doering motioned to approve the resignation of Melissa Christensen as Special Ed EBD teacher at the High School and Karen Gotz as Holy Trinity Music Teacher; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd L) Hammer motioned to approve the employment recommendations of Chad Heers as 7/8 grade Language Arts replacing Jennifer Brandt; Travis Eldred as 7/8 grade Social Studies replacing Jeff Swenson; and Christin LaMott as 6th grade Social Studies replacing Jason Kuehn; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. M) Schaible reviewed the property sale proposals. The board discussed the proposals.

Hammer motioned to table the property sale proposals until the next regular board meeting.

Hammer motioned to accept the offer from Howard Lake Investments with no added costs with an option to extend the contract if needed and raise the earnest money to $5,000; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item N) Doering requested the board consider a standard policy of absentee discipline for all sports, boy and girls.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Strandquist gave a brief report.

(Item IX, Subd. B) Each board member gave a brief report.

(Item IX, Subd. C) Superintendent Ladd gave a brief report

(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:

Work Session Meeting – August 7th 7 p.m.

Agenda:

Building update

Potential update on Supt. Evaluation-target goals

Land issue

Regular Board Meeting – Monday August 21, 2006 7pm HS Media Center

(Item XI) Items for regular board meeting

• Fall Coaching Assignments

• Leave/Resignations

• Employment Recommendation

• Recognitions

• Supt. Evaluation

• Athletic policy-absentees for practice

• Property sales

Weber motioned to adjourn at 8:55 p.m.; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, Clerk

Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 25, 2006.