HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

MONDAY, JULY 19, 1999

8:00 P.M. - HL-W-W HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER

The Regular July 19, 1999 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 with the following members present: Gene Lorentz, Randy Heuer, James Fowler, Ken Zimmerman, Rick Lammers, Leo Weber, Mary Pettit, James Raymond, and Carol Fury. Members absent: Michael Steckelberg and Charles Weber. Also present were Superintendent Hoheisel, Principal Michael Day and Board Secretary Bonnie Nylin.

Zimmerman made a motion to approve the Agenda of the July 19, 1999, Regular School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687; second by Pettit; passed unanimously.

Lammers made a motion to approve the Minutes of the June 21, 1999, Regular School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman made a motion to approve the July bills; second by Fury; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman made a motion to approve the July Treasurer's Report; second by Lammers; passed unanimously.

High School Principal Day updated the Board as to new hires for the 1999-2000 school year. All current opening have been filled with the exception of the Work Experience-Handicap-Disadvantaged Special Ed. teacher. That position continues to be advertised.

Supt. Hoheisel reviewed the information received relative to the proposed adoption of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan for Proposed Tax Increment Financing District No. 8 by the City of Howard Lake. (Dura Supreme Expansion)

Aaron Reeves, Winsted City Administrator, addressed the Board relative to updating the water lines in Winsted and the easement request to run water lines across the Winsted Elementary School property. The Board raised some concerns as to the placement of the water lines on the school property. Mr. Reeves explained that the lines could be moved to the boulevard, but the cost to the City would be greater. Chairperson Raymond recommended the issue be deferred to the Buildings and Grounds Committee. The easement issue was tabled until the August School Board Meeting, and Buildings and Grounds will report to the Board at that time.

The Board reviewed the official notification received from the City of Winsted relative to the Industrial Park Project Development Plan for Development District #2 Proposed Creation of TIF District No. 5. Board consensus was to sign without comment the Comments & Waiver.

Chairperson Raymond called for requests from the public, hearing none, the meeting proceeded.

Due to previous Board action, beginning this fall, School Board elections will be held in November, of odd numbered years. Therefore, the Board discussed which items of the Organizational Meeting previously addressed in July, should continue to be dealt with in July and which items will be addressed during the official Organizational Meeting now to be held in January. Zimmerman made a motion to act on items #4, #5 and #11 of the Organizational School Board Meeting Agenda and address the remaining issues in January; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.

(Item #4) Heuer made a motion to approve the following times and dates for regular school board meetings for 1999-2000: July 19, 1999; Aug.16, 1999:

*Sept. 20, 1999; *Oct. 18, 1999; Nov. 15, 1999; Dec. 20, 1999; Jan. 18, 2000; *Feb. 15, 2000; *Mar. 20, 2000; April 17, 2000; May 15, 2000; June 19, 2000; July 17, 2000. All meetings to begin at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted throughout the year. *Meetings are held in the HL-W-W High School Media Center with the exception of Sept. and Feb.(meeting is at Humphrey Elementary, Waverly), and Oct. and Mar. (meeting is at Winsted Elementary, Winsted).

Lorentz seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

(Item #5) Lorentz made a motion to join the Minnesota School Boards Association; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

(Item #11) Pettit made a motion to approve the annual fees as established in School Board Policy DFDA; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Supt. Hoheisel gave an update relative to Buildings and Grounds projects, which are on schedule. Materials needed for bleacher updates are ordered.

Mary Pettit reported that the Laker Pride Committee will be meeting to discuss needs.

Heuer updated the Board as to Long Range Facilities Planning and Task Force.

In August, a flyer, drafted by Consultant Linda Schroeder, will be mailed to all postal patrons in all three communities and a brochure/questionnaire will be sent to postal patrons in early September. Schroeder is also submitting newspaper articles on a regular basis in order to keep the public updated.

Fowler commented that this is a long hard process, but the process is in place and Schroeder has been a real asset to the task force. Supt. Hoheisel assured the Board that they would have opportunity to review drafts of the flyer and brochure before mailing, allowing the opportunity for input.

Mr. Day explained that the High School Handbook changes were few and were for clarification purposes. Following Board discussion, Lammers made a motion to approve the Handbook including the discussed changes; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Mary Pettit made a motion to increase activity fees as follows: 7th & 8th grade fees from $10 to $15/sport with a maximum of $40/student; 9th-12th grades from $10 to $20/sport with a maximum of $50/student. These fees would effect all activities currently paying activity fees and/or activities under the umbrella of MSHSL.

Lammers seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve student teaching agreements with St. Cloud State University, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and Crown College; second by Fury; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman made a motion to approve the contract with McLeod County Public Health Nursing Services; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

The Board discussed Board Goals for 1999-2000. Supt. Hoheisel will refine the goals and have them ready for Board approval/discussion during the August Board Meeting.

Lorentz made a motion to accept letters of resignation from Julie Matheny (Special Ed. Instructor), Bonnie Nylin (Superintendent's Secretary), and Trudi Porter (part time counselor at Holy Trinity); second by Fowler; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve employment recommendations: Sam Flom (head custodian), Jolene Marketon (cleaner/sweeper- Humphrey Elem.); Teachers - Kim Jones, Sandra Pomije, Tara Craig, James Scheeringa; Deb Dragseth (H.S. Counselor); and paraprofessionals - Rita Clark, Patty Diers, Cherish Luhman.

Fowler seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Supt. Hoheisel recommended an increase in summer hours (from 6 to 8 hrs/day) for Marketon and Hausladen as well as a step increase for Hausladen (step 4 - $8.12/hr). Zimmerman made a motion to approve the recommendation; second by Lammers; passed unanimously.

The Board set the Truth In Taxation Hearing dates as follows: Initial Hearing - Monday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the HL-W-W Media Center; Continuation Hearing - Monday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in the HL-W-W Media Center.

Lorentz made a motion to approve membership in the Central MN Service Cooperative for 1999-2000; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman made a motion to approve membership in CMERDC for 1999-2000; second by Lammers; passed unanimously.

Fury made a motion to approve membership in SEE for 1999-2000; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

Heuer made a motion to accept the bakery bid from Pan O Gold; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.

Heuer made a motion to accept the firm dairy bid from Oak Grove Dairy; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman made a motion to accept the snowplowing bid for the Howard Lake facility and bus garage from H.L. Oltman; second by Pettit; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman made a motion to continue the waste/recycling services as used this past year with Mumford Sanitation servicing Howard Lake and Waverly and Kubasch Sanitation servicing the Winsted Elementary; seconded by Lorentz; passed unanimously.

The Board discussed the one year leave of absence request from Charles Strand, Special Ed. Instructor. Due to the reasons for the request, Pettit made a motion to grant the leave, designating that this leave was for Strand only, and was not to set a precedent for future requests; seconded by L. Weber. Further Board discussion - Lorentz asked that the leave be granted with the understanding that the HL-W-W Educational Association submit a letter acknowledging that this is not a precedent being set by the Board. Fowler moved to amend Pettit's motion to include the leave would be granted providing the District receives a letter of acknowledgment from the HL-W-WEA; second by Lorentz; motion passed on a majority vote with Heuer voting 'no'.

Pettit made a motion to recognize HL-W-W student, Tony Lorentz, for his active participation and leadership in the FFA Organization and for earning the opportunity to attend the FFA Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., this past May; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.

Superintendent's Report:

- The next Regular School Board Meeting will be Mon., Aug. 16, 1999, 8:00 p.m. at the HL-W-W High School Media Center.

- Meeting with WTC engineers is set for July 23, relative to ITV

- Updated the Board relative to the public relations position being considered.

- The teacher grievance will go to arbitration - date to be announced.

- Updated the Board as to new hires and positions yet to be filled.

- Options are being explored for rental space since the Convent space at Holy Trinity is no longer available.

- Summer school has gone very well and Basic Skills testing will take place the last week of July.

- Note reduction in Workers' Compensation Premium.

- The MSBA is offering a new service, "Timely Topics".

- We have received a $6000 E-Rate reduction, payable to our long distance provider.

Committee Reports:

Lammers - All WTC school districts passed the resolution to purchase the property as presented last month.

Zimmerman - Booster Club has not met during the summer.

Lorentz - Negotiations with teachers is ongoing.

Pettit made a motion to adjourn; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Michael Steckelberg, Clerk


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