HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

ORGANIZATIONAL/REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday January 9, 2012
High School Media Center
The January 9, 2012 Organizational/Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:01pm. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Weibel, Weber, Kocher, Wiech, Heuer, and Tintes. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson.
(Item IV) Schaible reported there was an additional recognition about Mr. Weninger, color copy of the kindergarten presentation, information regarding the OCR complaint, and additional budget report information.
Wiech motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. A-1) Wiech motioned for Schaible to remain as chairperson; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. A-2) Heuer motioned for Wiech to remain as vice chairperson; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. A-3) Wiech motioned for Weber to remain as clerk; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. A-4) Wiech motioned for Heuer to remain as treasurer; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. B) Weber motioned to go back to what the per diem was several years ago, which was $65. Schaible indicated the motion is to change the meeting per diem to $65; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. C-1) Heuer motioned to have the Herald Journal as the official newspaper; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. C-2) Heuer motioned to approve the following official depositories: Marquette Bank Minneapolis; American National Bank & Trust Co.-St. Paul; TCF Banking & Savings; US Bank; Dain Bosworth Inc.; Flagship Bank Winsted; Citizens State Bank of Waverly; Citizen’s Alliance Bank of Howard Lake (formerly Security State Bank); Minnesota Liquid Asset Fund; Wells Fargo; PMA; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. D) Wiech motioned to approve Knutson, Flynn, Hetland, & Deans, and Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. as legal counsel; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. E) Weber motioned to approve the authorization of the Superintendent of Schools to use facsimile signatures for checks; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. F) Tintes motioned to approve the Superintendent to make short term investments; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. G) 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 V, Subd. H) Weber motioned to 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; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. I) Tintes motioned to approve organizational memberships with Minnesota School Board Association, Minnesota State High School League, SEE, TIES, CMERDC, Resource Training and Solutions, MAWSECO, Wright Technical Center, and CPV (Cooperative Purchasing Venture-for state contracts); Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. J) Heuer motioned to have the Regular Board meeting the second Monday, except on legal holidays then the meetings would be on that Tuesday, (held in the HLWW High School Media Center) of each month starting at 6pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. K) Wiech motioned to have the Work session (held in the HLWW High School Media Center) on the fourth Monday, except on legal holiday then the meetings would be on that Tuesday of each month and starting at 6pm; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. L) Wiech motioned to approve comp time/hourly wage for the school board secretary to be taken with the approval of the Superintendent; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. M) Schaible asked the board members to review the committee assignment list, and to e-mail what committees they would like to be on to the district office or to him, and we will approve the committee assignments at the February regular meeting.
(Item V, Subd. N) Weber motioned to give secretaries the authority to complete the form based upon sight recognition; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. O) Heuer motioned to approve the AYP Plan and approve Schimelpfenig as the LEA representative for this report; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. P) Heuer motioned to close the organizational meeting at 6:22pm; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VII) Schaible reported there is an additional recognition for Mr. Weninger. Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda with the additions which included the following: December 12, 2011 Regular Board Meeting, January Bills, January Enrollment, the resignation of middle school food service worker Shana Dukowitz effective upon the birth of her child March 7, 2012 or before if deemed medically necessary; the transfer of Julie Hemmesch to lead day custodian at the high school replacing Leon Zellmann, Carl Nelson as an evening high school custodian replacing Julie Hemmesch, bus driver Tim Jensen as an AM Route driver effective January 3, 2012 replacing Duane Dickey; Communications including Elementary News, TIES Exceptional Teacher Award booklet, December Wellness newsletter and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes the Howard lake Sportsman’s Club for donating $400 to be used for Deep Portage scholarships. Thank you for your donation to the district.
The School Board recognizes Jessica Heuer and the FFA students for organizing, HLWW students and staff preschool-grade12 for donating cash and food items, community members for cash and turkey donations, group organizations for cash donations including Howard Lake Lions, Waverly Lions, American Legion Post 145 Howard Lake, Winsted Firemen Relief Association, Victor-Middleville Farm Bureau and matching funds from Thrivent Financial Care Abounds in Communities. Thank you to the churches and community members who packed and delivered the food; St. James Lutheran Church Howard Lake, St. Mary’s Catholic Church Waverly, Harvest Community Church Winsted, Kim Hewson-Garber, Stacy Horsch and Rich Egeberg. 49 families totaling 194 adults and children were recipients of Project Caring.
The School Board recognizes CMC player of the week Jett Leaf. Jett is a senior at HLWW High School and plays guard on the Boys Basketball team. In two victories last week Jett scored 51 points, 15, assists and 14 rebounds. Congratulations Jett, keep up the good work.
The School Board recognizes CMC player of the week Abby Miller. Abby is a sophomore at HLWW High School and plays guard on the Girls Basketball team. Abby scored 45 points including 10 3-point baskets in two games, helping the Lakers to two conference wins. Congratulations Abby, keep up the good work.
The School Board recognizes the 2012 FFA Food Science Team from HLWW High School who won first place in the state for the second year in a row. Individual team members are: Kira Karels-who placed 1st, Lindsay Marketon-who placed 2nd, Becca Welman-who placed 4th, and Bethany Kozitka. Congratulations to the team and to those who placed individually.
The School Board recognizes Jim Weninger who was recently honored for his dedication and success in ag education and received the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s FFA Advisor of the Year honor. Congratulations Mr. Weninger on this honor. Thank you for your dedication to the students in the district.
Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) High School Counselor Terri Collins gave a brief presentation about our AP Program.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
Kocher left at 6:47pm.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Heuer motioned to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to make recommendations for reduction in programs and positions; Weber seconded; those in favor: Weber, Weibel, Tintes, Wiech, Heuer, and Schaible; Kocher absent; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. D) The board members discussed the request. Sellner summarized the board’s recommendation as the district will keep the posting out for the position, and if someone qualified applies we would bring the request for the position and the hire at that time.
(Item VIII, Subd. E) Weibel motioned to approve the .2 social worker position and the hire of Breanne Adickes for the position; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. F) Wiech motioned to approve the letter of agreement with SGN/Wendel; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. G) Heuer motioned to adopt the voluntary resolution agreement for handicapped accessibility; Tintes seconded; those in favor: Tintes, Wiech, Heuer, Weibel, Weber, and Schaible; absent: Kocher; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. H) Jason Kuehn, Teacher on Special Assignment, will give a brief kindergarten presentation.
(Item VIII, Subd. I) Sellner asked to table this item and moved to the February meeting because of time, and make a decision at the February meeting.
(Item VIII, Subd. J) Wiech motioned to approve the postretirement health care savings arrangement pending wording and document review and teacher approval; Tintes seconded; those in favor: Tintes, Wiech, Heuer, Weibel, Weber, and Schaible; passed unanimously.
(Item IX, Subd. A) Principal Olson gave a brief report.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a brief report.
Schaible reported that Principal Day’s report was enclosed.
(Item IX, Subd. B) Each board member gave a brief committee report.
(Item IX, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a brief report.
(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting – Monday January 23, 2012 6pm HLWW HS Media Center-date to be determined for principal candidate interviews.
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday February 13, 2012 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
(Item XI) Items for regular board meeting
• Approve speech/language position and hire
• Web site presentation
• Review and adjust annual budget
• Approve spring coaching staff
• Advertise for lawn care estimates
• Review Draft of 2012-13 School Calendar
• Present Handbook changes (adopt changes in March)
• Leave/Resignations
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
Weibel motioned to adjourn at 8:10pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully Submitted,
Charles Weber, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal March 5, 2012.

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