REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday, August 10, 2009
HLWW Board Room
The August 10, 2009 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:01 pm by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Heuer, Doering, Weibel, Tintes, Weber and Schaible; absent: Wiech. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Mike Day, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson; Financial Consultant, Bill Holmgren, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible requested tabling Item A-OPEB Liability Study Results until September’s meeting; Item C-SMART Finance Bill Holmgren will give a presentation; and add item L-SWETC Board Member approval for Superintendent Sellner. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the changes; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
Schaible recognized new Middle School Principal Jim Schimelpfenig and welcomed him to his first board meeting of the district.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Schaible read the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes all the staff, students, FFA workers, and volunteers, who make sure our buildings, are ready for the students in the fall. Thank you very much for your determination and hard work again this year.
The School Board recognizes Belinda Larson, drama coach, for putting together a traveling show over the summer. It was a 40 minute play based on the Grimm Fairy tales, and had about 10 actors of all ages. Thank you for your dedication to the students of the district Belinda.
Tintes motioned to approve the recognitions as read; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII) Doering motioned to approve the consent agenda which included July 13, 2009 Regular Board Meeting minutes; August 3, 2009 Work Session Meeting minutes; August bills, employment recommendations of Dale Burau as a bus driver; Gretchen Karg as a morning kindergarten teacher at Humphrey Elementary; Amy Ohlemacher-Lonetti as a morning kindergarten teacher at Winsted Elementary; Ashley Roemer as a reading extension teacher at Winsted Elementary; and Heidi Joy-Bursch as the district wide ECSE teacher; and communications of the Laker and back to school staff letter; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Item tabled until next regular meeting.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Tintes motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Holmgren reviewed the information on changing to SMART Finance.
(Item VIII, Subd. D) Schaible asked if there was any information for the reduction items list. There was no additional information.
(Item VIII, Subd. E) Superintendent Sellner reviewed a draft of a one page levy informational sheet.
(Item VIII, Subd. F) Heuer reported there are no updates to the brochure at this time.
(Item VIII, Subd. G) Weber motioned to approve the fund six bills; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. H) Heuer motioned to approve the fall coaches as recommended by Mr. Decker; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. I) Weber motioned to approve the contract with AIM Resources LLC; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. J) Curriculum Director Jim Schimelpfenig reviewed the MCA testing results.
(Item VIII, Subd. K) The policy committee recommends the first reading of the following policies: 102-Equal Educational Opportunity, 214-Out-of-state travel by school board members, 401-Equal employment opportunity, 402-Disability nondiscrimination, 406-Public &private personnel data & form, 407-Employee right to know, 413-Harassment & violence & religious, racial, or sexual harassment and violence report form
(Item VIII, Subd. L) Weber motioned to approve Superintendent Sellner as the SWETC Board representative; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IX, Subd. A) Each Principal gave a brief report.
(Item IX, Subd. B) Each board member gave a brief report on committee meetings.
(Item IX, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a brief report
(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting Monday August 24, 2009 6 pm Board Room; not needed at this time
• Regular Board Meeting Monday September 14, 2009 6 pm Board Room
(Item XI) Items for regular board meeting
• First reading of policies
• Second reading of policies
• Employment Recommendation
• Certify proposed 2008 payable 2009 property levy
• Systems accountability report
• OPEB Liability Study Results
• SMART Finance demonstration
Weber motioned to adjourn at 7:38 pm; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
Charles Weber, clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 21, 2009.