HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Monday, September 18, 2006

HLWW High School Media Center

The September 18, 2006 Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:02 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, Principals Mike Day, Brad Sellner, and Jennifer Olson, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Steve Strandquist, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

(Item IV) Schaible requested having the student council to speak after item V-questions and comments from visitors; adding item N-sheds at Waverly and item O-web site. Hammer motioned to approve the additions; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

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

(Item V, Subd. A) Student Council representative Daniel Kubasch gave a brief update on the student council activities.

(Item VI) Custer read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes Gary Whitcomb and family for donating shelving and videos to the school district. Thank you very much Whitcomb’s for your generous donation.

The School Board recognizes Chris Kittock for moving the storage trailer, Jim Weninger and the FFA students who helped move the gymnastics equipment back into the Humphrey Elementary gym; and all the volunteers, staff, and custodians who helped move teachers and classrooms back into the elementary schools. Thank you very much for a smooth transition to the start of the 2006-07 school year.

The School Board recognizes all district employees for the great ACT National score above the state average! This is great accomplishment for our district. Thanks for everyone’s help and participation in this endeavor.

The School Board recognizes all staff and student for the great start to the school year. Keep up the good work!

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

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

(Item VIII, Subd. A) Schaible said we would come back to hear Representative Urdahl when he arrives.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) Hammer motioned to approve the Bus Driver contract; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Custer motioned to approve the MSEA-Para contract; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. D) Weber motioned to approve at the maximum the proposed 2006 payable 2007 property levy; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. E) Superintendent Ladd gave a brief report. Doering motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

Schaible said to move to item G until Mr. Decker can be here to review the athletic policy.

(Item VIII, Subd. G) Curriculum Director Brad Sellner gave brief presentation about the SAR report.

Doering motioned to approve the Systems Accountability Report with the additional changes; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. F) Dale Decker reviewed the athletic policy.

(Item VIII, Subd. H) Schaible reviewed the updated site plans for the new high school.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) Representative Dean Urdahl gave a brief legislative report.

(Item VIII, Subd. I) Custer motioned to approve the resignation of Jill Wood; and the medical leave for Kathleen Deidrick; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. J) Weber motioned to approve employment recommendations; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. K) Hammer motioned to use the process of advertising, and interviewing to select a board member for the vacant position and review the process at the October work session; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. L) Custer reviewed policy 613-Graduation Requirements.

(Item VIII, Subd. M) Doering motioned to approve policy 516-Student Medication for six months for the high school with the changes in III A; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. N) Hammer motioned to obtain a bid for the size of storage shed for what is needed, and review at the next meeting; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. O) The board discussed different options, and concluded to have a committee review the proposal and make a recommendation to the board. Weber and Doering agreed to be on the committee to review the web site.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Principal Olson gave a brief update.

Principal Sellner gave a brief update.

Principal Day gave a brief update

(Item IX, Subd. B) Strandquist gave a brief update.

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

(Item IX, Subd. D) Superintendent Ladd gave a brief update.

(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:

Weber motioned to conduct a work session on October 2nd to review and approve bids; discuss the sheds at Waverly; discuss the date of the interviews for the board vacancy position; web site; and ground breaking; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to change the regular board meeting from October 16th to the 23rd; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Doering suggested moving the buildings and grounds report closer to the beginning of the agenda. Schaible recommended after recognitions and before the consent agenda. The consensus of the board was to move the buildings and grounds report.

(Item XI) Items for regular board meeting

• Lane Change requests

• Staff evaluation procedure and targets information

• Property and Liability Insurance

• Approve assurance of compliance reports

• Seniority list

• Winter Coaching Staff

• District/building level goals and strategies

• Leave/Resignations

• Employment Recommendation

• Recognitions

Hammer motioned to adjourn at 9:53 p.m.; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, Clerk

Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 6, 2006.