HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Tuesday February 19, 2008

HLWW Board Room

The February 19, 2008 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance; roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Weber, Weibel, Heuer, Custer, Doering, and Wiech. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals, Brad Sellner, Jennifer Olson, and Mike Day; Financial Consultant Bill Holmgren, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

(Item IV) Schaible reported the construction update is enclosed, but most importantly we are in the new building.

(Item V) Schaible suggested moving item E-spring coaching staff; F-Board Committee Assignments; and H-Lawn Mowing bids to the consent agenda. Schaible also asked to consider the additional employment recommendation for the food service department-Connie Laney. Schaible suggested having a March 3rd work session to discuss the upcoming Levy instead of discussion tonight.

Weber motioned to approve the consent agenda with the additions and changes that include: January 22, 2008 Board Minutes, February bills, enrollment, leave request of Kathleen Diedrick; resignation of Jennifer Brandt; employment recommendation of James (Joe) Kitts; and Connie Laney; Elementary Laker news, and Resource Training & Solutions Communicator; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VI) There were no comments from visitors.

(Item VII) Heuer read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes all the volunteers who helped this past weekend with the move to the new high school. We appreciate all your time and efforts in making this another successful move.

The School Board recognizes the following middle school students of the month for January: Sarah Kunz, Shea Lammers, Darren Jones, Breanna Remer, Zach Horstman, Gary Knaack-Eglinton and Kelsey Jenkins. The theme was “self-discipline.” These students were picked because they exhibit good habits of self-discipline. They are role models for other students to follow their examples of self-awareness and control. As Students of the Month they were invited to have breakfast with the principal, Mr. Sellner. They also received a certificate and have their pictures displayed on the Middle School bulletin board. Congratulations to everyone!

The School Board recognizes this years snow-fest royalty: King – Ryan Sterner, Queen – Brittany Koosman, Prince – Brian Krienke, and Princess – Laura Jacobson. Congratulations to all of you and best of luck in the future.

The School Board recognizes Robert Westman, who received a Gopher Dairy Club award scholarship. Congratulations Robert.

The School Board recognizes the Winsted Farmers Co-op Creamery Association who donated $40 to the FFA for the greenhouse project. Thank you for your continued support of the school district.

Custer also recognized the Herald Journal for their positive recognition of then new school.

Weibel motioned to approve the recognitions as read with the addition; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII) Schaible reported the following changes to the consent agenda: moving item E-spring coaching staff; F-Board Committee Assignments; and H-Lawn Mowing bids to the consent agenda. Schaible also asked to consider the additional employment recommendation for the food service department-Connie Laney. Weber motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the following:

January 22, 2008 Board Minutes, February bills, enrollment, leave request of Kathleen Diedrick; resignation of Jennifer Brandt; employment recommendation of James (Joe) Kitts; and Connie Laney; Elementary Laker news, and Resource Training & Solutions Communicator; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd.A) Belinda Larson, and Eric Carlstedt, Casey Carlstedt, Eric Arlien, and Karl Schleep gave a presentation about the drama department.

(Item IX, Subd. B) Bill Holmgren, from School Management Services, reported the budget update will be available later and e-mailed to the board to review. Holmgren further discussed the budget. Heuer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. C) Bill Colopoulos, from SMS, gave a brief presentation on the health benefits summary on what the company can do for the school district. Weber motioned to approve a $15,000 contract with SMS for a health benefits package; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. D) Doering reported briefly on the fund six expenditures.

Doering motioned to approve fund six expenditures; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. E) moved to consent agenda

(Item IX, Subd. F) moved to consent agenda

(Item IX, Subd. G) Doering reviewed the proposed budget cuts. The board discussed the proposed cuts. Weber motioned to approve the administration to move forward with the potential budget cuts; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. H) moved to consent agenda

(Item IX, Subd. I) Custer motioned to approve the resolution appointing election judges; Weibel seconded; those in favor: Wiech, Doering, Custer, Weber, Weibel, Heuer, and Schaible; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. J) Custer reviewed the following policies: 507-Corporal Punishment, 509-Enrollment of Nonresident Students, 510-School Activities, 512-School-Sponsored Student Publications and Activities, 513-Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design, 521-Student Disability Nondiscrimination, 902-Use of school district facilities and equipment.

(Item IX, Subd. K) Schaible asked that this be tabled for now and discussed at the March work session. The board agreed.

(Item X, Subd. A) Principal Sellner reported:

* Expressed our thoughts are with Ms. Mucha as she recovers
* February advisory theme is school involvement
* February is I Love to Read Month
* Mid quarter are due tomorrow
* We are working on on-line testing at Humphrey Elementary for grades 5, 8, and 10

Principal Day reported:

* Thank you to everyone who volunteered to helped us move into the new building
* Honors breakfast was last week
* Law enforcement is out on the road patroling at the new site
* Conferences are Monday February 25th in the commons area
* The concert will be March 4th

Principal Olson reported:

* The one act visited both schools and did a great job connecting with the students
* Conferences had a great turn out
* PIE Committee had a fundraiser for playground equipment
* Kindergarten roundup will be March 3 and 10; with an alternate date of the 17th if needed.
* Musical programs at Winsted on March 6, and Humphrey March 18

(Item X, Subd. B) Each board member gave an update on School Board Committee Reports.

Wiech reported Laker Pride has an upcoming fundraiser; a pancake breakfast at Delano Applebee’s which AVID and Laker Pride sponsor. The high school open house is scheduled for Saturday March 1st from 10-2 with ribbon cutting at noon. MAWSECO approved the lease for the upper level of our facility.

Custer reported the wellness committee will meet tomorrow

Weber reported the negotiations committee needs to meet

(Item X, Subd. C) Superintendent Ladd Reported:

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Note the next meeting dates at the end of the appendix and the work session on March 3rd
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Buildings & Grounds should meet with ESG for possible middle school projects and to schedule a walk through of the elementary school to approve final payment.
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Negotiations committee should meet to start the process for spring, the Para & Principal groups have turned in their notice of desire to negotiate.
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We are working on a Draft of 2008-2009 school calendar
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Wellness Committee needs to schedule a meeting regarding the wellness policy revision
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The brochure committee needs to meet regarding the April Levy
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February 25th the budget committee meeting will be at 5:30pm (2009 budget prep with Bill)



(Item XI) Next Meeting Dates:

* Work Session Meeting – March 3, 2008 at 7pm in the HLWW Board Room
* Regular Board Meeting – Monday, March 17, 2008 HLWW Board Room

(Item XII) Items for Work session

· Levy

· Dates/times/ideas setting up committees;

Items for regular board meeting

· Handbook changes

· School Calendar 2008-2009

· Resolutions discontinuing and/or reducing programs & positions

· First reading of policies

· Second reading of policies

· Leave/Resignations/retirements

· Employment Recommendation

· Recognitions

Doering motioned to adjourn at 8:55 pm; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,



Charles Weber, clerk