HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday, October 8, 2012
High School Media Center
The October 8, 2012 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD#2687 was called to order at 5:34 pm. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Heuer, Wiech, Tintes, Weibel, Weber, and Kocher. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig, Jennifer Olson, and teacher on special assignment Jason Kuehn, SMS Financial Consultant Joanna Nigon, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible reported there is an addition to the consent agenda: a medical leave request for Mary Lundeen-Judd. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the addition; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Charlie Bush asked the board to look into the elimination of all fees for students, which include extra-curricular, and classroom.
(Item VI) Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the September 10, 2012 Regular Board Meeting minutes; October Bills, Enrollment, the resignation of Jennifer Koch as morning SAC supervisor, medical leave for Mary Lundeen-Judd from September 20, 2012 thru November 8 2012, the employment of Heidi Gustafson as morning SAC supervisor at Winsted Elementary replacing Jennifer Koch; Alissa Amland as a middle school para, this position was approved at September’s meeting; Helen Lester as an ECFE teacher replacing Katie Quaas; and Amy Dimmler as an ECFE teacher due to additional ECFE classes, lane changes: Jeff Goudy from BA30 to BA45; Bernice Pehl from BA to BA15; and Brook Thrall from BA45 to MA, Communications: September Wellness Brochure, Resource Training & Solutions Communicator, and the Elementary Laker News, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Humphrey Elementary for being awarded as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School, and will be recognized at the 30th anniversary of the National Blue ribbon School awards ceremony in Washington DC. Congratulations to the administration, staff and students.
The School Board recognizes the following support staff honored recently at the 2nd annual Educational Support Staff recognition event: Bob Bayerl, Sheri Arneson, Colleen Marketon, and Marilyn Greeley. This event sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions, honors educational support staff who are an integral part of our school district. We congratulate you on this accomplishment, and thank you for your commitment to students of this district.
The School Board recognizes St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Howard Lake Lions for donating school supplies to the middle school which included backpacks, folders, notebooks, pencils, rulers, Kleenex, pens, calculators, loose paper, and more. Thank you for your generous donations.
The School Board recognizes the following people who painted the football field end zones with our Laker emblem: Kenny Bangasser, Pat Heuer, Sean Groos, Bruce Gatz, Mike Kittock, Rich Egeberg, Greg Ahrens, and Brian Kittock. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students.
Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Heuer motioned to approve the property and liability insurance with Continental Western; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Food Service Director, Michelle Johnson, reviewed the food service changes and updates for this year.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Weber motioned to approve the 5 1⁄2 hr para position at Humphrey Elementary School; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Heuer motioned to post the seniority list; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Wiech motioned to approve the annual Assurance of Compliance report; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Heuer motioned to approve the resolution for the district application to the MN State High School League Foundation; Wiech seconded; those in favor: Weibel, Weber, Kocher, Heuer, Wiech, and Schaible; absent: Tintes; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Wiech motioned to approve the 2012-14 contracts with the District Office Staff, and the Secretary Staff; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Heuer motioned to approve the SAR Report; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Superintendent Sellner reviewed information on a new board member committee requesting building representatives.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the update on the property levy, and as of now it shows a .8 reduction.
(Item VII, Subd. L) Superintendent Sellner reported the buildings and grounds committee will meet on October 15th at 6pm with Wright Hennepin Electric regarding the solar project.
(Item VII, Subd. M) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading on the following policies: 307-Organizational Chart; 503-Student Attendance; 527-Student Use & Parking of Motor Vehicles; 907-Rewards; 201-Legal Status of the School Board; 202-School Board Officers; 203-Operation of School Board; 203.1-School Board Procedures; 203-5-School Board Meeting Agenda; 203-6-Consent Agenda; and 204-School Board Meeting Minutes.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Principal Mix gave a brief report.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a brief report.
Principal Olson gave a brief report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Each board member gave a brief committee update.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a brief report.
Sellner indicated that we will need a work session meeting in November to review the facility survey information.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting - Monday October 15, 2012 6pm @ HS
• Work Session Meeting - Monday October 22, 2012 6 pm HLWW HS Media Center-not needed at this time
• Focus Group-October 25, 2012, 6 pm District Office Conference Room
• Policy Committee Meeting - Monday November 5, 2012 at 5 pm @ Dist. Office
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday November 12, 2012 6 pm HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for regular board meeting
• Leave/Resignations/retirements
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Canvass Fall Election
• Approve Seniority list
• Approve Employment Contracts
Weber motioned to adjourn at 7:10pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully Submitted,
Charles Weber, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 3, 2012.

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