HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD 2687
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
Monday July 14, 2014
HLWW HS Media Center
The July 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, Smith and Kocher. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible reported to remove Item VII, Subd. B. Wiech motioned to approve the agenda with the change; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the June 9, 2014 Regular Board meeting minutes, June 23, 2014 Work Session meeting minutes, July bills, the employment of Nathan Brusky as a high school Special Education teacher replacing a teacher on leave; Kelli Westling as Dean of Students replacing Jason Kuehn; Rachel Erger as a second grade teacher at Humphrey Elementary, and Jennifer Poppler as a first grade teacher at Winsted Elementary both positions are replacements due to resignations; Kristi Main as MS/HS Art teacher replacing Kassie Gibbons; and Helen Lester as ECFE Coordinator replacing Maggie Olson, effective July 1, 2014, and the following recognition:
The School Board recognizes HLWW students recently crowned in local city celebrations: Miss Howard Lake Marissa Woolhouse, and Katie Utne and Brooklyn Bangasser as princesses during Good Neighbor Days coronation. Congratulations to all of you, and good luck in the future.
Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII; Subd. A) Rob Gemelke, from Kraus Anderson gave an update on the middle school project.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Item to be moved to the July 28, 2014 work session.
(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 Health and Safety Budget and policy 807; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Heuer reported the Budget Committee opened three vendor bids; and recommends pursuing discussion with 4.O about type 3 vehicle pricing, insurance, and overall cost of contract. Sellner indicated 4.O was the lowest bidder that met the bid specs. The committee recommends having the Superintendent work with 4.O to resolve the questions and approve the contract at the July Work Session. Tintes motioned to approve the Superintendent to work with 4.O to resolve the questions and approve the contract at the July Work Session; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Heuer motioned to approve the Truth in Taxation Hearing date of December 8, 2014; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Tintes motioned to approve the additional .1 FTE elementary art position for a total of .3 FTE; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Superintendent Sellner asked the board to consider bringing back a 10 hour per week additional staff person for the district office. Sellner indicated we had this position a number of years ago, but when the person retired the position was never replaced.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the estimates for snow removal, fuel, bread and milk. The Budget Committee recommends approving the following vendors; snow removal: Goldview Farms for the high school, Borka Excavating for Humphrey Elementary and Middle School, and Kubasch Excavating for Winsted Elementary; Mid-County Coop for fuel; Sara Lee for Bread; and Kemps for milk.
Wiech motioned to approve the estimates as presented; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Smith and Kocher presented information regarding the broadcasting club. The consensus of the board was it is a great idea and would like to gather more information about it and give an update at the next meeting.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Superintendent Sellner reviewed athletic and district logos. The board discussed many options for the athletic and district logos. The board requested further information about the district sail boat logo to be brought back to the July work session. Heuer motioned to approve the L logo with the silver blade and smaller star for athletics; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. L) Superintendent Sellner reported there are three community members who expressed interest in the school board vacancy. Sellner suggested the board interview the three candidates at the July 28, 2014 Work Session, along with discussing MAWSECO’s facility needs and approving the transportation contract with 4.O.
(Item VII, Subd. M) Schaible motioned to approve Marilyn Greeley as an additional check signer for the Student Activity Account; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. N) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading of the Bullying Policy-514. Smith indicated when he met with the principals the consensus was to approve the MSBA version of the bullying policy, and we can make adjustments to the policy if they are needed next year.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Each board member gave a committee update.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
(Item IX) Next meeting dates:
• Work Session Meeting-Monday July 28, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting-Monday August 11, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting:
Work Session:
• Future facility needs with MAWSECO for the middle school
• Approval of Transportation contract with 4.O
• District Logo
Regular meeting:
• Fall School Board Elections
• Leave/Resignations
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
Tintes motioned to adjourn at 8:33 p.m.; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 18, 2014.

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