HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday April 12, 2010
HLWW Board Room
The April 12, 2010 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:04pm by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Tintes, Weibel, Heuer, Doering and Weber; absent: Wiech. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, SMS Financial Consultant Todd Netzke, Principals Mike Day, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item VII) Schaible reported on the following additions to the agenda: graduation scholarship form for board members; additional checks; additional recognition; power point of ALP presentation; and polling site information.
Tintes motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; 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 Ellie Wessling for being named athlete of the week for March 16, 2010 by Star Tribune. Ellie scored 58 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in two games to lead the Lakers in their first two Sub-Section playoffs games. She set the HLWW record for most points in a season as well as recently becoming the leading rebounder in HLWW Girls Basketball history. Ellie was also named to the Star Tribune 3rd Team All-Metro. Congratulations Ellie, and keep up the good work.
The School Board recognizes Girls Basketball Coach Jason Kuehn on being named Section 5AA Coach of the Year. Congratulations Coach Kuehn on a great season and good luck next year.
The School Board recognizes the FFA Floriculture and Nursery/Landscape team that made it to State over spring break. Those that placed included Sarah Marketon, Katie Hirsch, Kandra Oestriech, and Shea Lammers. Congratulations to everyone who participated and those who placed.
The School Board recognizes the following students of the month who were chosen for the month of February by the teachers and staff of HLWW Middle School: Hannah Paulson, Maggie Miller, Zach Cafferty, Austin Smith, and Ryan Gailey. They also received a certificate and have their pictures displayed on the Middle School bulletin board.
The School Board recognizes Angie Granrud, Brandi Bresnahan, Abby Carlson, Jodi Sanken, and Sue Neumann for their efforts in organizing the elementary schools’ recent school wide field trips. Thank you for your help in providing a unique & fun learning experience for our students!
The School Board recognizes Addie Mucha for donating 20 hardcover books to the Middle School classrooms. Thank you very much for your donation.
The School Board recognizes Pat Van Oss who recently donated several wood working items to the district which included two band saws, a scroll saw, shaper, overhead router, planer, portable air compressor, and an exhaust system to be used with the planer. Thank you very much Mr. Van Oss for your generous donation.
Weber motioned to approve the recognitions as read with the addition; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII) Weber motioned to approve the consent agenda which included minutes from March 8, 2010 Regular Board meeting and March 22, 2010 Work Session meeting; April bills; April enrollment; lane changes for Robin Day, Wade Moravec, and Andy Gagnon; and communications of the Elementary Laker News and the Resource Training Summer Catalog; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner and Principal Day gave an update on the Alternative Learning Program (ALP).
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the budget reductions of 200,000 for next year; and recommended keeping the fund balance the same as last year.
Doering motioned to approve a reduction of $200,000 as presented for the 2010-11 school year as listed; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Tintes motioned to approve the treasurers’ report; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. D) Doering motioned to adopt the resolution discontinuing and reducing educational programs and positions; Weibel seconded; those in favor: Weibel, Tintes, Weber, Doering, Heuer, and Schaible; opposed: none; absent: Wiech; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. E) Weber motioned to approve the resolution terminating and nonrenewal of Ashley Roemer, a probationary teacher; Tintes seconded; those in favor: Weber, Tintes, Weibel, Doering, Heuer, and Schaible; opposed: none; absent: Wiech; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. F) Weibel motioned to approve the employment of .4 extension teacher Ashley Roemer; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. G) Doering motioned to approve the placement of Kathy Wilson on unrequested leave of absence for .4 FTE; Weibel seconded; those in favor: Doering, Heuer, Weber, Tintes, Weibel, and Schaible; opposed: none; absent: Wiech; passed unanimously.
Tintes motioned to approve the placement of Addie Mucha on unrequested leave of absence; Weibel seconded; those in favor: Weibel, Tintes, Weber, Heuer, Doering, and Schaible; opposed: none; absent: Wiech; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. H) Doering motioned to reduce three 5.5 paraprofessional positions district wide; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. I) Weibel motioned to approve a 5th grade teaching position and two health paraprofessional positions; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. J) Heuer motioned to adopt the resolution authorizing Jennifer Olson as LEA Representative and Robin Day as Lead Teacher; Tintes seconded; those in favor: Heuer, Doering, Weibel, Tintes, Weber, and Schaible; opposed: none; absent: Wiech; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. K) Superintendent Sellner reviewed info from the truth in taxation meeting; the reason for some tax increases is not because of the levy this fall, however it was due to an understatement of enrollment numbers, and the building bonds that were set up for the building project to slightly increase along with growth of area, however since there has been no growth it will need to be absorbed by tax payers. The District did defer Health and Safety dollars to help compensate for the increase in taxes.
(Item IX, Subd. A) Principal Day gave a brief report.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a brief report.
Principal Olson gave a brief report.
(Item IX, Subd. B) Each board member gave a brief committee meeting update.
(Item IX, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a brief report.
(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting – Monday April 26, 2010 6pm Board Room, not needed at this time
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday May 10, 2010 6pm Board Room
(Item XI) Items for regular board meeting
• First reading of policies
• Food Service price increase
• Leave/Resignations/retirements
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Parent Involvement Compact
• Approve Original Budget for 2010-2011
• Resolution placing tenure staff on unrequested leave
• Other
Weibel motioned to adjourn at 7:35pm; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully Submitted,
Charles Weber, Clerk