HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Monday, April 21, 2008

HLWW Board Room

The April 21, 2008 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:03pm 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 changing Items A, B, and C under new business to discussion only; an additional recognition; a retirement of Addie Mucha; medical leave for Steve Weber; construction update from Ebert on the bus garage; Job Z information; and request to discuss the FFA request be discussed when they arrive; and to hold a work session meeting on May 5th and be allowed to vote on items.

Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the additions and changes; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.

Josh Nichols, from Ebert Construction, gave an update on the bus garage construction.

(Item V) There were no comments from visitors.

(Item VI) Custer read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes 2008 Valedictorian Kacie Carlsted; and 2008 Salutatorian Mitch Bayerl. Congratulations to both of you and the very best of luck in your future.

The School Board recognizes Paul Weibel for donating his time to clean science rooms and labs in preparation for the next year. Thanks Paul for your help and time, it is greatly appreciated.

The School Board recognizes Coach Merrill Skinner on completing his varsity basketball career with 524 wins and 362 loses. Thank you, Coach Skinner for 31 great years.

The School Board recognizes the Varsity Girls Basketball team and coaches on an outstanding season. Thanks for a great season.

The School Board recognizes Jason Kuehn who was named CMC head girls coach of the year. Congratulations Jason!

The School Board recognizes David Bleth, for the many years he has taught Driver Education. As you retire from Driver Education we wish you well and extend our thanks.

The School Board recognizes LaVerna Horsch, who recently passed away, for 5+ years as a Foster Grandparent. She will be missed by children and staff. We extend our condolences to her family.

The School Board recognizes the following middle school students of the month for March: Taylor Scherping, Kenny Parks, Ally Sherod, Alex Hoberg, Bailey Krumwiede, Kyla Mauk, and Brent Mohler. The theme was “Leadership”. 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!

Custer also read a thank you, from Addie Mucha, to the staff of the district for their quick response and compassion during her most recent health issue.

Custer personally thanked Ms. Mucha for her dedication to the students of the district, many students benefited from her teaching.

Principal Sellner thanked all the secretaries, on behalf of the administration, for their dedication and in recognition of administrative secretarial week.

Schaible also wanted to thank the staff that were being reduced, or those with contracts that were not being renewed for their time with the district; they are appreciated.

Wiech motioned to approve the recognitions with the addition; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII; Subd. A) Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the March 17, 2008 Regular Board minutes; April 10, 2008 Special Board minutes; April bills; enrollment; a year leave for Gary Schmidt; resignation of Marey Woolhouse; employment recommendation of Diane Gustad, and CJ Mulder, lane changes for Josh Westling and Stephanie Dailey; seconded reading of policies 517-Student Recruiting; 518-DNR-DNI Orders; 519-Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies; 520-Student Surveys; 523-Policies Incorporated by reference; 526-Hazing Prohibition; 528-Student Parents, Family, and Marital Status Nondiscrimination; 529-Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students; and 531-The Pledge of Allegiance; and the additions of a retirement for Addie Mucha; and medical leave for Steve Weber; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) The board agreed to wait to discuss items A, B, and C until ESG arrived to answer questions.

(Item VIII, Subd. D) Bill Holmgren, financial consultant from SMS, reviewed the treasurer’s report. Weibel motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. E) Doering reviewed the fund six expenditures. Doering indicated there is one change order pending for the median removal which would cost $13,396. The board discussed this option.

Doering motioned to move forward with the removal of the median at the high school; Custer seconded; the board had further discussion; those in favor: Doering and Custer; opposed: Wiech, Weber, Wiebel, and Heuer; motion failed.

The board discussed another option to remove the barrier and put up some type of barrier and signage.

Weber motion to remove the median at the entrance at the new high school site and watch how it is used; and direct the administration to come up with a solution and where to put posts; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

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

(Item VIII, Subd. A, B, and C) Wiech reviewed the information submitted from ESG to the buildings and grounds committee. Jerry Halloran, representative from ESG, reviewed more information on the proposals, and answered questions. The board discussed all the options.

Halloran reported most schools like to go with the option three and do everything; however option two is usually what they are able to afford. Schaible indicated tonight the board will not vote on a decision, but that we will at the work session on May 5th.

Schaible acknowledged the FFA and indicated that the board would hear their request now.

(Item VIII, Subd. N) Randy Heuer spoke on behalf of the FFA Alumni about a request to build a shed and greenhouse at the current high school site. Heuer indicated FFA would like to have the storage for this fall and the greenhouse for the fall of 2009. The board discussed and asked questions about the project. Schaible indicated that the board will discuss and make a decision at the May work session.

(Item VIII, Subd. F) Bill Holmgren, from SMS, reviewed the final revised budget 07-08. Weibel motioned to approve the final revised budget for 2007-2008; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. G) Weber motioned to approve the student teaching agreement with St. Cloud State University; Heuer seconded; those in favor-Weber, Weibel, Heuer, Wiech, Doering, Custer and Schaible; opposed-none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. H) Schaible read the recommended termination of teaching contracts for Amanda Schimmelphenning, Sarah Schanus, Sarah Olsen, and Samantha Schroeder. Doering motioned to approve the termination of nonrenewal of probationary teaching contracts for Amanda Schimmelphenning, Sarah Schanus, Sarah Olsen, and Samantha Schroeder; Custer seconded; those in favor-Custer, Doering, Wiech, Heuer, Weibel, Weber, and Schaible; opposed-none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. I) Schaible read the recommended reductions of non-aligned staff; Judi Salonek and Julie Stifter. Weibel motioned to approve the reduction of Judi Salonek and Julie Stifter; Wiech seconded; those in favor-Weber, Weibel, Heuer, Wiech, Doering, Custer, and Schaible; opposed-none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. J) Doering motioned to approve the contract with AIM Resources LLC; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. K) Schaible asked the board if it would be ok to move the superintendent evaluation to the work session on May 5th. The board agreed to move the superintendent evaluation to the May 5th work session.

(Item VIII, Subd. L) Principal Olson reviewed the information on the resolution authorizing the LEA representative. Weber motioned to approve the resolution authorizing Jennifer Olson as LEA Representative and Robin Day as Lead Teacher; Heuer seconded; those in favor-Custer, Doering, Wiech, Heuer, Weibel, Weber, and Schaible; opposed-none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. M) Custer reviewed the policies.

(Item VIII, Subd. N) This was discussed earlier.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Principal Sellner Reported:

* The theme for May is “Acts of Kindness”
* MCA testing started last week
* In May we will have 6th grade orientation
* The school patrol will be going to the twins game on May 15th
* DCAC will meet next Monday night

Principal Olson reported:

* The FFA met with 4th grade to discuss safety
* MCA testing for grades 3, 4, and 5 for math
* Earth day celebrations will be going on this week; Winsted Elementary will be decorating bags for Glenn’s Supervalue

* PIE committee applied for a grant for playground equipment
* May 14th is the 4th grade fishing expo

Principal Day reported:

* The play will be this Thursday, Friday and Saturday
* We will have a severe weather drill this week
* Prom is May 3rd
* Safe schools met last Friday, the county has increased there patrols out by the high school
* April 30th will be the students of excellence banquet
* May 19th will be the athletic banquet

(Item IX, Subd. B) Each board member gave an update on their committees.

Custer reported the wellness committee met; community ed reported David Bleth retired as a drivers ed instructor, they are working on the summer programs, and transportation changes will affect their programs.

Doering reported the budget committee met last week, the building committee met to discuss items to be brought back which will be discussed at the work session.

Wiech reported the negotiations committee met with the paras.

Heuer reported Laker Pride met and the baccalaureate will be May 28th, they are working on the education foundation, and there was a new parent member.

Weibel reported DCAC will meet next Monday night.

Schaible reported Wright Tech met and will be moving forward with the addition/remodeling of building.

(Item IX, Subd. C) Superintendent Ladd reported:

* Note the next meeting dates at the end of the appendix
* Please review the legislative update
* There will be a work session May 5th
* Review MSBA information

(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:

* Work Session Meeting –May 5, 2008 at 7pm
* Regular Board Meeting – Tuesday May 20, 2008 7pm Board Room

(Item XI) Schaible requested a Work session be held Monday May 5, 2008 at 7pm. to discuss the following:

· FFA request for shed and green house

· ESG

· Superintendent evaluation

· Fund six items to be brought back

Items for regular board meeting

· Parent Involvement Compact

· Approve Original Budget for 2008-2009

· Adopt resolution placing support staff on seasonal layoff

· First reading of policies

· Second reading of policies

· Leave/Resignations

· Employment Recommendation

· Recognitions

· Superintendent Evaluation

· Superintendent Contract

Weibel motioned to adjourn at 9:38 pm; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, clerk