HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Monday March 11, 2013
High School Media Center
The March 11, 2013 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Kocher, Smith, Weibel, Wiech, and Heuer-via Skype; absent: Tintes. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix and Jim Schimelpfenig, SMS Financial Consultant Donna Wilson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible indicated there is an additional retirement request from Kathy Wilson, and there is also a written letter from a Wright Tech board member, and a written report from Principal Olson. Wiech motioned to approve the agenda with the additions, Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Schaible indicated there is an addition to the consent agenda of a retirement request from Kathy Wilson.
Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the following: February 11, 2013 Regular Board meeting minutes, February 25, 2013 Work Session meeting minutes, March bills, student activity account update, March enrollment, six month unpaid medical leave for Char Hillmyer retroactive from January 17, 2013 through July 17, 2013, retirement of Ellen Sivright as the Spanish teacher at the high school effective the end of the 2012-13 school year, Linda Mensing as an elementary teacher effective the end of the 2012-13 school year and Tom Hoeg as a physical education teacher effective the end of the 2012-13 school year, and Kathy Wilson as a high school FACS and district reading teacher effective the end of the 2012-13 school year, employment of Jennifer Poppler as a para at Humphrey Elementary, and Gail Uecker as a 2 hr. special ed van driver replacing a driver who asked to be reduced in hours thru the remainder of the 2012-13 school year, one time bonus pay of $500 to AIM Resources LLC for the 2012-14 contract, second reading of policies403-Discipline; 404-Employment Background Checks; 405-Veteran’s Preference, 408- Subpoena of School Employee; 409- Employee Publications; 412-Expense Reimbursement, the following communications: Elementary News, Thank you from Cathy Rufer, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes HLWW Wrestling Coach Jeff Granrud and wrestler Chris Cox for qualifying to advance to the State Wrestling meet. Congratulations and best of luck at the State Meet.
The School Board recognizes the Howard Lake Sportsman’s Club for donating $400 for Deep Portage scholarships. Thank you for your donation and continued support of the school district.
The School Board recognizes the following coaches who were selected as HLWW’s CMC “Coach of the Year” nominees: Wade Moravec, Jeff Goudy and Chad Gagnon. Congratulations on your nomination.
The School Board recognizes Mr. Weninger for being chosen to be inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame April 29, 2013. Congratulations Mr. Weninger on your induction to the FFA Hall of Fame.
The School Board recognizes the following people did the national anthem at sporting events this year: Sammy Olson, Benenon Shannon, Kristen Horstmann, Garrett Schanus, Anna Schanus and Rick Messer. Thanks for sharing their wonderful voices with us all year!
The School Board recognizes the following CMC Athletes of the Week: Garrett Schanus, Abby Miller, and Cody Painschab. Congratulations on being named athletes of the week.
Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Elementary teachers Angela Pittman, and Leah Jenzen gave a presentation about Daily 5 use and literacy and reading.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Preston Euerle, president of RA Morton, gave a presentation about their firm.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Wiech motioned to approve the revised/adjusted annual budget for 2012-2013; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Weibel motioned to approve purchasing an ag truck from this years budget; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Weibel motioned to approve the purchase of a wheel chair bus; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Wiech motioned to approve the handbook changes for the 2012-13 school year; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Schaible motioned to approve Leisure Time Mowing for the lawn care for the high school, Humphrey Elementary and Winsted Elementary sites, Jon’s Lawn Care for Yager Field, and Leisure Time Mowing for weed control and fertilizing district wide, with each vendor an option not to exceed a 3% increase for the second year; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Heuer motioned to approve the MOU for the Dean of Students; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) The consensus of the board was not to hold any activities on the special election night.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Schaible indicated Principal Olson’s report is at your table.
Principal Mix gave an update.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave an update.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Each board member gave a committee update.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave an update.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting – Monday March 25, 2013 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday April 8, 2013 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for Work session
• Budget Committee work session
• Krause Anderson presentation – or April board meeting
Items for regular board meeting
• Approve Lane Change Requests
• Leave/Resignations
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Approve Election Resolutions as needed
• Snow Make up Day 2012-13 School Year
• Adopt Resolution authorizing LEA Representative
• Approve Construction Management Firm
Weibel motioned to adjourn at 8:18 p.m.; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal April 15, 2013.

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