REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1998
8:00 P.M. - HLWW HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
The Regular School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Chairperson James Raymond. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken. Members present: Fowler, Zimmerman, C. Weber, Lorentz, Heuer, Lammers, L. Weber, Steckelberg, Pettit, Raymond. Members absent: C. Fury. Also present: Superintendent Hoheisel, Principals Millerbernd, Day and Wessman and Board Secretary Bonnie Nylin.
C. Weber made a motion to approve the agenda; second by Pettit; passed unanimously.
Lorentz made a motion to approve the Minutes of the December 2, 1997, Special School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD 2687; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously.
Steckelberg made a motion to approve the Minutes of the December 15, 1997, Regular School Board Meeting; second by Pettit; passed unanimously.
C. Weber made a motion to approve the January bills; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously
Lorentz made a motion to approve the January Treasurer's Report; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.
Principals' Reports: Elementary Principal Julie Millerbernd reported on the following:
* Classes are going very well.
* Regarding compensatory funding projects - Jodi Sanken will oversee the Adventure Camp for the primary grades and Terry Napper will oversee the 4th through 6th graders. Napper and Sanken will participate in the training program in Dallas, TX.
* Report cards will be issued Jan. 26 and Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Feb. 5 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
* Elementary teachers will attend a Phase II Profile of Learning Workshop. Nancy Main is on the workshop organizational committee.
* Third grade teachers have selected third grade students to attend an after school art class as part of the Enriched Learning Program.
* On Feb. 20th, academic awards will be given to selected 3rd and 6th graders.
High School Principal Mike Day reported on the following:
* Relative to compensatory funding - 3 new computers have been ordered for student use; a high school reading class will be taught by Jan Nelson at the start of the upcoming quarter; a 2 hour remedial class is available after school on Monday - Thursday afternoons for students who would like help with basic skills; additional books are being ordered for the remedial classes.
* Congratulations to the Music Listening Team for placing second in the recent Class A Contest. Originally the HL-W-W Team tied for 1st place and placed second following the tie-breaker. Joanna Padden, Jessie Munson and Alisha Painschab will compete at the state competition on January 30th at Augsburg College.
* Mary Swenson will be the new ITV German instructor beginning second semester.
* An Augsburg College student (Mari Pokornowski) will join the HL-W-W English Dept. to complete her student teaching requirements.
* High school junior, Rachel Baird, was chosen Athlete of the Week on Jan.8.
* Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Feb. 5th, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
* High school students have taken the Student Survey and we are awaiting the results.
* Principal Wessman did a super job organizing the teacher workshop on Mon., Jan. 19th. It was an excellent workshop - a day well spent.
* Jim Mecklenberg of Wright Technical Center will meet with 10th graders on Feb. 11 to present classes offered at WTC and to answer students' questions. On Feb. 12, 10th graders will visit WTC.
* Snow Fest Week begins Feb. 8.
Elementary Principal Dean Wessman reported on the following:
* Corwin Kronenberg was the presenter of the Student Management Workshop on Jan.20 He did an excellent job and teachers have already begun implementing several ideas.
* Review of curriculum for Social Studies, Special Education and Business is in progress.
* Sixth graders will make the Deep Portage trip on 1/21/98.
* Extended Learning begins Thurs. from 3-5:00 p.m in reading, language arts and math.
Mr. Hoheisel expressed appreciation for the $50 donation to the basketball program from Irene Holtz, in memory of Albert Holtz.
Lorentz made a motion to approve the Memorial Park athletic field lease agreement with the City of Howard Lake; second by C. Weber; passed unanimously.
Chairperson Raymond called for requests from the public - hearing none the meeting proceeded.
Buildings and Grounds
- LeRoy Schauer is moving ahead with the elementary cabinetry and will complete the project by the end of the summer (1998) at an approximate cost of $35,000.
- Summer improvement projects are being prioritized.
- The new boiler burner is being installed.
- Superintendent Hoheisel will keep the Board updated relative to the bid openings for the Wright Technical Center project. Bids will be opened Thurs., Jan. 22nd.
- The PAYCO building between Dassel and Cokato is no longer a consideration for space for special education needs. Renting space in the MAWSECO building is being considered.
- The bus washing issue is being addressed.
- The new curtains in the auditorium have marks in them due to moisture damage over the summer. An insurance adjuster will be looking at them this week to determine if they should be replaced.
- Quotes are being obtained for work that needs to be done following the Fire Marshal's report.
- It has been recommended that the district purchase 2 diesel school busses - one (1) 71-passenger and one (1) 27-33 passenger. Zimmerman made a motion to call for school bus bids for the two busses as recommended; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.
- Laker Pride Committee will meet on Feb. 5 and discussion will include a high school project.
- On Feb. 20, a brief ceremony will be held during the girls' basketball game to recognize 6 elementary students for academic achievements.
The Facilities Task Force is in the process of being formed. School Board reps. will be Raymond and Fowler; administrator reps. will be Hoheisel, Day and Wessman; teacher reps. will be Michelle Sperle-Berg and Jill Schleuter; business reps. will be Gerry Smith, Birdie Jackson, and Jack Littfin; to date, parent/community reps. will be Joe Campbell, Janet Perry and Sean or Linda Groos and two others are yet to be added. The first meeting is tentatively set for February 2nd.
The first reading of HL-W-W school policies was held for policies in sections J and K of the Policy Manual.
Superintendent Hoheisel reviewed the 1997-98 School Board Goals. Most items have been accomplished.
Lorentz made a motion to post the Teacher Seniority List and the Probationary Teacher List; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.
Steckelberg made a motion to approve the Resolution Directing the Administration to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs; second by L. Weber; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor of the Resolution.
Pettit made a motion to accept a letter of resignation from paraprofessional, Zana Miller; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.
Zimmerman made a motion to approve the following: teacher contracts for second semester for long-term substitute teacher, Brian Barth, who replaces James Nygard and for Janice Nelson as a secondary reading instructor; teaching contract for ESL Instructor, Dorothy Harrelson, for the 3rd quarter; and Maria Leifson for the 4 hour cleaner/sweeper position. Motion was seconded by Fowler and passed unanimously.
Lorentz made a motion to approve the Resolution Approving Joint Powers Agreement relative to Wright Technical Center; second by C. Weber; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor of the Resolution.
Steckelberg made a motion, seconded by Heuer and passed unanimously, to recognize:
(1) HL-W-W Teachers' Association for promoting the District through distributing placemats to local restaurants as well as providing parents with magnets which have the telephone numbers of the various school buildings on them;
(2) Merrill Skinner for organizing and hosting the Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament and the 9th Grade Boys Basketball Tournament. Mr. Skinner has done this, annually, for many years;
(3) Dick Sonstegard for the fine job he does of keeping the community's electronic sign up-to-date.
Superintendent's Report by Mr. Hoheisel:
- The next Regular School Board Meeting will be Tues., Feb. 17, 8:00 p.m. at the Humphrey Elementary School, Waverly, MN.
- The MSBA Leadership Conference went very well with lots of good information. Board Members who attended the Conference with Supt. Hoheisel were Zimmerman, L. Weber and Steckelberg.
- Zimmerman will attend Booster Meeting as Board rep.
- The Booster Club will plan a community celebration in honor of the music department. The celebration will be held March 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.
- Supt. Hoheisel will attend a National Convention for Superintendents in San Diego, CA from February 27 through March 2.
Negotiations - Lorentz reported that negotiators continue to meet regarding bus drivers and teachers. The next meetings are: bus drivers - 1/28/98; teachers - 1/29/98.
Wright Technical Center - Lammers reported that WTC will open bids on 1/22/98 and a special meeting is called for 1/27/98 to review bids.
Curriculum Advisory - Steckelberg reported the committee has met and good progress is being made to assure district curriculum fits the grad. standard rule.
Mr. Hoheisel reported that the After School Child Care program is experiencing stable usage with approximately eight participants on a regular basis. Usage is expected to increase as families recognize the district is committed to the program.
Mary Pettit informed the Board that the Employee Recognition Dinner is set for Thurs., April 23.
The Board expressed their appreciation for the Christmas cards they received from the Student Council .
With no further business to discuss, L. Weber made a motion to adjourn; second by Lammers; passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
Michael Steckelberg, Clerk