HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Monday, June 16, 2008

HLWW Board Room

The June 16, 2008 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:02pm 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 Day, Sellner, and Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

(Item IV) Schaible requested the following changes to the agenda: first reading of policies for 701-706, and we can discuss the beautification project when Mr. Weninger is available.

Custer motioned to approve the agenda with the changes; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.

(Item VI) Doering read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes Erin Judd for her donation of a 15 pound weighted quilt to the special education department at Humphrey Elementary. Thank you for your generosity and support for our students.

The School Board recognizes Daniel Merritt for winning the 800 and 1600 meter races at the section meet, and going onto the State meet where he placed 8th in the 1600 meter run. Congratulations Dan.

The School Board recognizes Mages Truck & Trailer for their donation of a storage trailer, many volunteers, including students, staff, and community members, who helped move equipment into the trailer on May 29th. The trailer was used to store equipment in during a short time when this year’s graduation ceremony was moved from the high school to the middle school. Thank you to the students, community members, and volunteer staff who emptied the trailer on June 4th. Thank you for your continued support of the district.

The School Board recognizes these fifth grade students for their outstanding academic achievements, and receiving Presidential Education Awards at the Elementary School level--Russell Bayerl, Heather Benda, Jack Jagodzinski, Lindsay Marketon, Mikayla Kittock, Logan Kritzeck, Shelby Otto, Cory Otto, and Abby Roufs. Congratulations on your success and hard work!

The School Board recognizes Josh Wrestling for orchestrating Field Day at the elementary schools. Both Humphrey and Winsted’s events were very well attended by parents and guests, and the students and staff all had a great time. Thank you Josh for the extra time and planning that went into such a fun, fitness event.

The School Board recognizes Greg Lammers (Chopper) for his donation of time & talent for the end of school dance held for K-8 students and families. The gift of music and carefree atmosphere was a welcome and well received treat for parents and students in attendance. Thank you for supporting our schools!

The School Board recognizes Geraldine Smith for donating her election judge salary to FFA. Thank you very much Geraldine for your support of the school district.

The School Board recognizes the following middle school students of
the month for May: Amanda Wareing, Dominick Gangroth, Abby Siegersma,
Ciara Larson, Chelsie Mauk, Andrew Drake and Katie Hirsch. This month
the theme was “Random Acts of Kindness”. These students were picked
because they have shown generosity and kindness towards others. They are
role models for other students to follow their examples. 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 Dennis Entinger for the hours he donated this year helping us with the new lighting and sound at the new high school. He and Kendell Kubasch spent a day aiming the stage lighting. Dennis has been at all the high school concerts for the past few years running our sound for us. He has also repaired and fixed any issues we have had with the lighting at the old auditorium. Dennis also helped set up and run the sound for Madeysen Kleve’s funeral. Thank you for all your help and support of the district this year and in the past Dennis.

The School Board recognizes all those that helped with the wonderful organization of the moving of the graduation ceremony to Humphrey Hall and for the set up for Madeysen Kleve’s funeral. A special thank you to the high school staff, custodians, food service staff, and High School Administration.

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

(Item VII) Schaible reported there is an additional employment recommendation of Amanda Hlavka as an English teacher at the high school. Weber motioned to approve the consent agenda which included: May 20, 2008 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; June bills; June enrollment; resignations of Alison Moe as ECSE Teacher effective the end of the 2007-2008 school year; Cyndi Brede as the middle school DCD teacher; Vivian Mahlstedt as high school counselor’s secretary; CJ Mulder a para at Humphrey Elementary, and Jolene Marketon as evening custodian at Humphrey Elementary; Employment of Jacob Stalboerger-replacing Merrill Skinner at the high school; Jaime Bukrey-replacing Cindy Bowman (district wide speech); Mary MacLeod-replacing Danielle Collins at the middle school; and James Schwan-replacing Addie Mucha at the middle school; and Amanda Hlavka as an English teacher at the high school; and a thank you from Mary Waalen, and Pastor Swedberg; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) Schaible requested we come back to the beautification project when Mr. Weninger is here.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) Athletic Director, Dale Decker, gave a recommendation about the gymnastics program. Decker recommended if we continue the program, that the district provide an adequate space for it. Decker also recommended finding an alternate location within the district to house the gymnastics program. Schaible said we do not have a solution, but we need to keep addressing the situation to come up with a solution. Decker said moving the equipment is not the problem, but the storage is, moving the program to the middle school would not solve the problem, just move the location.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Dave Anderson, a representative from PMA gave a brief presentation of the districts five year plan. The board discussed options.

(Item VIII, Subd. D) Ladd reviewed the treasurer’s report. Weber motioned to approve the June Treasurers report; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. E) Doering reviewed the fund six expenses. The budget committee recommends purchasing a new wrestling mat.

Custer motioned to purchase the new wrestling mat, and move $100,000 from the FFE budget to an unallocated account; Doering seconded; Schaible also indicated that the district will pay for the mat; however it was the responsibility of Mr. Granrud to get the mat here; passed unanimously.

Doering motioned to approve the fund six expenses; Heuer seconded; Doering also indicated there will be an additional cost for the bus garage as a bay was not designed to our specs; more information to come; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) Mr. Weninger, FFA Advisor, gave an update on the beautification project.

(Item VIII, Subd. F) Weber motioned to approve the participation agreement 2nd plan option; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. G) Weibel motioned to approve the call for bids for milk, bread, fuel, snowplowing, waste removal and recycling; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. H) Weber motioned to approve the resolution calling for the sale of General Obligated Aid Anticipated Certificates and the participation in the credit enhancement program; Heuer seconded; those in favor: Heuer, Weibel, Weber, Wiech, Doering, Custer, and Schaible; opposed: none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. J) Custer reviewed the following policies: 701-Establishment & Adoption of School District Budget; 701.1-Modificatin of School District Budget; 702-Accounting; 703-Annual Audit; 704-Development & Maintenance of an Inventory of Fixed Assets & a Fixed Asset Accounting System; 705-Investments; 706-Acceptance of Gifts; and recommended the first reading of these policies.

(Item VIII, Subd. I) Curriculum Director Brad Sellner gave a report on the year end curriculum reports.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Principal Day reported:

* Graduation went very well
* This school year went very well, and the upcoming year is looking good
* Thank you to the facility, staff, administration, and school board for their help and understanding with all the events that have taken place over the past few weeks.

Wiech asked about book damages, and withheld report cards. Doering also asked if notices should be sent home when books are turned in. Custer suggested that we be more proactive when books are damaged and sending out notification.

Principal Sellner reported:

* The end of the year went good, students went to Valleyfair was on the last day of school
* Summer school will be finishing up this week
* The school garage sale will start this Thursday.
* Thank you to the custodians, students, and staff, for all their work
* We will be having a bookfair in December to help fundraise money for books.
* Thank you to Addie Mucha and Mary Waalen for there years of dedication.


Principal Olson reported:

* It was a quiet end of the year; May was filled with many fun activities.
* The last day of school academic awards were given out and there was a great turn out for field day
* Title I met last week and will meet next week to finalize the grant
* There are many elementary staff attending summer workshop and classes
* Mr. Weninger and his students have finished landscaping Humphrey Elementary and it looks great.
* There will be morning and all day Kindergarten at each site.

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

Wiech reported the negotiations committee has a tentative agreement with the para unit; and the custodial unit had to reschedule as there representative was not there. MAWSECO did not renew the directors contract, thus they are searching for a replacement.

Heuer reported Laker Pride met with an attorney for the education foundation, and they suggested obtaining a CPA to help. Heuer also reported that Vivian Mahlstedt would like to continue as the Laker Pride Coordinator.

Wiech motioned for Vivian Mahlstedt continue as the Laker Pride Coordinator; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the school calendar to be printed at the Herald Journal, same as last year; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

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

* No work session is needed for July.
* The Garage Sale-June 19-22
* The next board meeting is July 21st.

Weibel asked the board if the district has adult chairs they will be getting rid of, the Adult Training Center in Winsted would be interested in them.

(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:

* Work Session Meeting –not needed at this time
* Regular Board Meeting – Monday July 21, 2008 7pm HLWW Board Room

(Item XI) Items for Work session

· Nothing at this time

Items for regular board meeting

· Initiate fall school board elections

· First reading of policies

· Second reading of policies

· Leave/Resignations

· Employment Recommendation

· Recognitions

· Attachment 99 –Resource Training & Solutions

· Health & Safety written program–Resource Training & Solutions

· Award bids for bakery, dairy, snowplowing, recycling, fuel, and waste removal bids
· Resolution awarding the sale of General Obligation Aid Anticipation Certificate

· Truth in Taxation hearing date

· Trust Account

· Possible Para contract approval

· Facilities options, possibility of addition of the middle school to the high school site.

Doering motioned to adjourn at 9:18 pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, Clerk