HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

ORGINIZATIONAL/REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
HLWW Board Room
The January 20, 2009, Organizational/Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance; roll was taken with the following members present: Weber, Tintes, Weibel, Heuer, Doering, Wiech, and Schaible. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals, Brad Sellner, and Jennifer Olson; Financial Consultant Bill Holmgren; and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV, Subd. A) Schaible read the oath of office; Tintes affirmed the oath.
(Item IV, Subd.B-1) Doering nominated Schaible; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd.B-2) Weber motioned for Wiech as vice chairperson; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd.B-3) Doering motioned for Weber to remain as clerk; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd.B-4) Wiech motioned for Heuer for treasurer; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. C) Heuer motioned to keep the meeting per diems the same as last year at $40 each; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. D-1) Weber motioned to keep the Herald Journal as the official newspaper; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. D-2) Heuer motioned to approve the following official depositories with collateral:
• Marquette Bank Minneapolis
• American National Bank & Trust Co.-St. Paul
• TCF Banking & Savings
• US Bank
• Dain Bosworth Inc.
• Flagship Bank Winsted
• Security State Bank of Howard Lake
•Minnesota Liquid Asset Fund
• Wells Fargo
Weber seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. E) Weber motioned to approve Knutson, Flynn, Hetland, & Deans, and Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. as district legal counsel; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. F) Heuer motioned to approve the authorization of the Superintendent of Schools to use facsimile signatures for checks; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. G) Doering motioned to approve the superintendent to make short term investments; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. H) Heuer motioned to approve authorizing the agents of the board to lease, purchase, and contract for goods and services within the general budget categories; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. I) Weber motioned approve allowing payment of claims that cannot be deferred to the next meeting without loss if discount or if the claim is the result of contract terms, purchase order terms or a vendor’s standard terms; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. J) Wiech motioned to approve Organization Memberships to MSBA, MSHSL, CMERDC, Resource Training and Solutions, and SEE; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously
(Item IV, Subd. K) The board discussed changing meeting dates and times.
Heuer motioned to move the Regular Board Meeting dates to the second Monday of the month unless there is a holiday then it would move to the Tuesday, and the Worksessions moved to the fourth Monday of the month unless there is a holiday then it would move to the Tuesday; and the meeting times for both starting at 6:00 pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. L) see Item K.
(Item IV, Subd. M) Weber motioned to approve comp time/hourly wage for the school board secretary to be taken with the approval of the Superintendent; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. N) Schaible requested the board members fill out what committees they would like to be on and he would compile them to review and approve at the next meeting.
(Item IV, Subd. O) Tintes motioned to close the Organization Meeting at 7:21pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Schaible requested to add Item G-Superintendent Search Committee under New and Other business.
Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the addition; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI) Marvin Karels expressed concern about a bussing issue.
(Item VII) Weber read the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes the following students who were chosen for the month of December by the teachers and staff of HLWW Middle School: Russell Bayerl, Abby Remer, Nate Harnit, Lily Miller, Maggie Miller, Lauryn Reynolds, Lexi Jo McAlpine, Abby Siegersma, Abby Miller, Tyler Halverson, Maggie Evenski, Shaniah Karels, Joe Aalid, and Chris Hausladen. This month the theme was “Positive Attitude”. These students were picked because they maintain a positive attitude in their classes. They are role models for other students to remain positive and have an optimistic view of life. 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.
The School Board recognizes Pastor Russ Doebler and the Blessed Hope Church for their $200 donation to be deposited into the lunch accounts of middle school students whose families struggle to provide lunch money for their children.
The School Board recognizes Dawn Kalvig, Winsted K-2 students and staff, and parent volunteers Jamie Meuleners and Mindy Specken for their involvement of the December music program, “Forty Winks ‘til Christmas”. The show was fantastic, congratulations on a job well done!
The School Board recognizes Dale Gatz and the City of Waverly for a donation of $300 towards emergency pack supplies at the elementary schools. Thank you for your generosity and support to our schools.
The School Board recognizes William Schanus who was named CMC Athlete of the week December 12, 2008. William won the individual championship at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Invitational. He earned one pin and allowed no points to be scored on him. Congratulations William.
The School Board recognizes Adam Koeppe for donating a DVD Player and Jerry Weyer for donating a keyboard and monitor to the middle school. Thank you for your continued support of the district.
The School Board recognizes the students and staff of District 2687 who participated in Project Caring, also the Howard Lake Lions, Waverly Lions, Howard Lake American Legion Post 145, and the Winsted Firemen’s Relief Association for contributions, and local Churches who packed and delivered the food to 43 families which included 185 children and adults. Thank you to the HLWW FFA for organizing Project Caring.
The School Board recognizes Wright Way Ag and Clem and Deb Crowley for their donation of $4,000 to the FFA Greenhouse Project. Thank you for your generous donation.
The School Board recognizes Michelle Sperle-Berg for her initiative to find funding for the science budget by using www.goodsearch.com to search on the web and earn our district a penny per search. Thank you for your dedication to the students and the district.
Heuer questioned the recognition from the City of Waverly. Ladd explained Gatz represents both Waverly and Winsted. Olson said the check came from the City of Waverly.
Weibel motioned to approve the recognitions as read; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII) Weber motioned to approve the consent agenda; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IX, Subd. A) Melanie Lawrence, Middle School Phy Ed teacher, gave a brief presentation about the archery DNR grant the district received.
(Item IX, Subd. B) Weibel motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IX, Subd. C) Weibel motioned to approve fund six expenditures; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IX, Subd. D) The board reviewed two school calendars.
Heuer motioned to submit calendar draft 2 as the official 2009-2010 calendar with draft 1 as an alternate with a revision of spring break to be at the same time as draft 2; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IX, Subd. E) Weber motioned to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to make recommendations for reduction in programs and positions; Weibel seconded; those in favor: all; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item IX, Subd. F) Weibel motioned to approve the request to call for bids for lawn mowing; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IX, Subd. G) Heuer reported from the Superintendent search committee.
Weber motioned to enter into negotiations with Mr. Sellner and to post the Middle School Principal position; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item X, Subd. A) Schaible indicated Principal Day’s High School report is at your table. Principal Olson and Sellner gave a brief report.
(Item X, Subd. B) Each Board member gave committee updates.
(Item X, Subd. C) Superintendent Ladd gav(Item XI) Next Meeting Dates:
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday February 9, 2009 6pm HLWW Board Room
• Work session if needed - Monday February 23, 2009 6pm HLWW Board Room
(Item XII) Items for regular board meeting
• 2010 Budget discussion; Approve spring coaching staff; Approve lawn mowing bids; Approve revised budget 08-09; Handbook changes; Leave/Resignations; Employment Recommendation; Recognitions
Doering motioned to adjourn at 9:08 pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Charles Weber, clerk
Published in the Herald Journal April 27, 2009.