HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, April 14, 2014
HLWW HS Media Center
The April 14, 2014 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, Heuer, Wiech, Tintes, Weibel, Smith and Kocher. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible asked the board to complete the paperwork for graduation scholarships, and there is an additional request for Item J from the Softball Coach, a thank you card from Joanie Kocher, and a written report from Principal Mix.
Heuer motioned to approve the agenda with the changes; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Luke Long, Youth Wrestling Coach requested the board make a policy to have all coaches be CPR and AED certified. Jeff Granrud, HLWW Wrestling Coach, also commented that he had been contacted by several elementary wrestling parents who wanted to become CPR certified. Schaible said the district will take a serious look at this and thanked Mr. Long for everything he did to help with the recent situation in Rochester. Superintendent Sellner said he would gather information and report back at the May meeting.
(Item VI) Schaible asked to remove check # 33155 from the approval of bills. Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda removing check #33155, and which included the March 10, 2014 regular board meeting minutes, March 24, 2014 work session meeting minutes, April bills, April enrollment, the extended medical leave for Kim Jones, ELL Instructor, for an additional year’s leave for the 2014-15 school year; and childcare leave for Lacy Detlefsen, AD Secretary, effective approximately May 8, 2014-August 18, 2014; and the resignation of Jackie Braun as a 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach effective the 2013-14 season; Jason Kuehn as Dean of Students and Girls Head Basketball Coach effective the end of the 2013-14 school year; and Michael Kerr as a high school English teacher effective the end of the 2013-14 school year, employment of Mary Kay Stanek as an Elementary Para effective March 17, 2014; Kelly Utne as an Elementary Para effective March 31, 2014; Shelly Lindenfelser as a SPED Para effective March 31, 2014 replacing Mary Lundeen-Judd; Gracemary Westling as a van driver effective September 3, 2013 replacing John Hirsch, and Gail Uecker as a van driver effective September 3, 2013, and the following lane changes effective March 20, 2014: Bernice Pehl from BA45 to MA, Leah Jenzen from BA15 to BA30, Troy Guentzel from BA to BA15, and Melanie Lawrence from BA30 to BA 45, the approval of the following policies: 425-Staff Development, and 533-Wellness, communications: Elementary Laker News, Resource Training & Solutions Summer Catalog and Communicator, and Teaching Today-Spring 2014, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Jason Kuehn and Chad Gagnon for being selected as Central Minnesota Conference Coaches of the Year. Jason was selected Head Girls Coach and Chad was selected as the Jr. High Coach. Congratulations Jason and Chad.
The School Board recognizes HLWW Girls Basketball team and coaching staff for placing fourth at the State Tournament. Congratulations to the players and coaching staff on a very successful season.
The School Board recognizes Abby Miller, HLWW Senior Girl’s Basketball player on being named CMC player of the week. Addy broke the State Tournament record for 3 pointers made with 16. She scored 67 points in three games and was named to the US Bank All Tournament Team. Congratulations Abby!
The School Board recognizes the HLWW Speech team and members Jackson Triplett and Hannah Paulson who will be advancing to State competition. Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to Jackson and Hannah at the State competition.
Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Heuer motioned to approve check #33005, Wiech seconded; Smith abstained; passed by majority.
(Item VII, Subd. A) PIE (Partners In Education) representatives Karla Berg, a parent in the district, and Amy Ohlemacher-Lonetti, teacher at Winsted Elementary and parent in the district, gave a presentation about PIE.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Shane Burns, from Schwikerts, gave a presentation about preventative roof maintenance.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Jim Wilson, SGN/Wendell Architect, gave an update on the building project.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Superintendent Sellner indicated he met with Donna Wilson and Todd Netzke, SMS Financial Consultants, regarding the 2014-15 budget and since the district is not making cuts or reductions to staff and the legislature is still meeting, they recommend to wait until the May meeting to approve the budget.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Principal Schimelpfenig reviewed the administration’s proposal for the two snow make up days. Schimelpfenig requested June 6th as a staff development day, and float the teacher work day so they are able to input grades, etc., and one professional day during the summer to fulfill staff contracts. Sellner indicated last year the district forgave two student days and allowed the staff to make up the days similar to this. The consensus of the board was to go ahead with administrations plan, as presented.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Wiech motioned to approve the lease space at the Middle School with MAWSECO for their Central Office, and STEP, TREK and Journeys programs; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Superintendent Sellner discussed the ideas of a potential athletic logo.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Heuer motioned to adopt the resolution authorizing Jennifer Olson as LEA Representative and Robin Day/Bernice Pehl as Lead Teachers; Weibel seconded; all in favor; none opposed; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Schaible reminded the board there is an additional overnight request from the Softball coach.
Heuer motioned to approve the overnight student trips for FFA and Softball; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. K) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading on the following policies: 618-Assessment of Student Achievement, 619-Staff Development for Standards, and 624-On Line Learning Options.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Principal Olson gave a report.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a report.
Principal Mix’s report was hand carried.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Each board member gave a committee update.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday April 28, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center-not needed at this time.
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday May 12, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting:
• Approve 2014-15 Budget
• Resolution Relating to the Non-Renewal Termination of a Probationary Teacher
• Lunch Price Increase
• Employment Recommendations
• Approve Bid Package
Weibel motioned to adjourn at 7:28 p.m. Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal May 19, 2014.