HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, JULY 20, 1998

HL-W-W- HIGH SCHOOL

ENGLISH ROOM

Following the 1998-99 Organizational School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687, Chairperson James Raymond called the Regular July School Board Meeting to order at 8:35 p.m. The following members were present: James Raymond, Rick Lammers, Leo Weber, Mike Steckelberg, Mary Pettit, Carol Fury, James Fowler, Ken Zimmerman, Randy Heuer and Gene Lorentz. Members absent: Charles Weber. Also present were Superintendent Hoheisel, Board Secretary Bonnie Nylin and H.S. Principal Michael Day.

Lammers made a motion to approve the agenda; second by Steckelberg; approved unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the Minutes of the June 15, 1998, Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools; second by L. Weber; 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.

Supt. Hoheisel reviewed information with the Board relative to the Central Minnesota Conference, of which HL-W-W is a member.

Supt. Hoheisel presented the list of 1998-99 Capital Improvement Projects planned for the school facilities.

Supt. Hoheisel gave a Buildings and Grounds update which included the progress of summer projects throughout the district - facility improvements are nearing completion; technology improvements and upgrades (i.e. new computers and lab at Humphrey Elementary, new computers will be arriving for the high school, etc.) are being completed; Phase II of the Winsted Elementary playground will be installed before Sept. 1.

Lammers made a motion to approve the second reading of curriculum related policies IF, IFA, IFB, IFC, IFD, IFE, IFF, IFG,IFH; second by Heuer; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve 1998-99 student teaching agreements with St. Cloud State University, University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Crown College; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Lorentz reviewed the recently negotiated 1998-2000 custodial agreement and made a motion to ratify; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to accept letters of resignation from Shelly Guerts (Special Ed/Work Experience Coordinator) and Michelle Sperle-Berg (Science/Chemistry Teacher); second by Pettit; passed unanimously.

Lammers made a motion to approve contracts for newly hired teachers, Michael LaPorte (Special Education, replacing Jon Laudert); Jeff Granrud (Math, replacing Linda Kinziger); George Montgomery (Social Studies, replacing Bill Kinziger); Kelly Sauer (Jr. High English, replacing Janice Nelson); second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve Dallas Danielson (8 hours/day - Howard Lake and Waverly) and Ryan Gueningsman (2 hours/day- Winsted) for summer custodial positions; second by Heuer; passed unanimously.

Supt. Hoheisel reviewed information with the Board relative to the Reorganization Operating Debt Levy, noting that the appropriate correspondence has been sent.

Supt. Hoheisel reviewed information with the Board relative to the Baldwin case. Following Board discussion, consensus was reached to consult further with the district's legal counsel.

Lammers made a motion to set 1998-99 Truth-In-Taxation hearing dates as follows; seconded by L. Weber; passed unanimously: Initial hearing - Monday, December 7, 1998, at 7:30 p.m., Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School; continuation hearing, if necessary - Monday, December 21, 1998, same time and same location.

Fury made a motion to approve membership in the Central Minnesota Service Cooperative for 1998-99; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve membership in the Central Minnesota Educational Research and Development Council (CMERDC) for 1998-99; second by Lammers; passed unanimously.

L. Weber made a motion to approve membership in Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) for 1998-99; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

Heuer made a motion to accept Pan-O-Gold's bakery bid for 1998-99; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.

Heuer made a motion to accept the firm dairy bid from Oak Grove Dairy for 1998-99; second by Pettit; passed unanimously.

Heuer made a motion to accept the Claessen's snowplowing bid for Waverly and Oltman's snowplowing bid for Howard Lake; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

Pettit made a motion to accept Kubasch's bid for garbage/waste/recycling in Winsted and Mumford's bid for garbage/waste/recycling in Howard Lake and Waverly; second by Lammers; passed unanimously.

Principal Day updated the Board relative to summer school classes and the PIC V program. He also reviewed the handbook changes and requested Board approval. Lorentz made a motion to approve the handbook with the noted changes; second by Pettit; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to recognize Howard Lake and Waverly 1998 Aquatenniel Commodore Award recipients: Steve Berg, Members of the Howard Lake Queens Committee, Robert and Reta Blanchette and Marvin Decker; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.

Superintendent's Report:

- The next School Board Meeting will be Monday, August 17, 1998, 8:00 p.m. at HL-W-W High School English Room.

- Jim Nygard will be back in the classroom in September after being out on a medical leave.

- We have received a child care program grant.

- We have an agreement with Holy Trinity to rent Convent space again this year at an increase of 3%.

- Summer school classes and testing went very well. Attitudes were excellent and it was a very positive experience.

- Supt. Hoheisel and WTC Board Representative, Rick Lammers, updated the Board relative to the WTC construction that is underway.

- Jane Stritesky will once again be coordinating the district's gifted/talented program, however, her office will be shifted to Waverly. A grant has been received in the amount of $2400 to be used for coordinating dollars.

- The school continues to work with Irene Bender, Director of the Humphrey Museum. She has requested student involvement in their educational program.

- This week, a team will be interviewing applicants for the Collaborative Facilitator position.

With no further business to discuss, Steckelberg made a motion to adjourn the meeting; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Michael Steckelberg, Clerk


ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, JULY 20, 1998

8:05 P.M. - HL-W-W HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH ROOM

The 1998-99 Organizational School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 began at 8:05 p.m. The following members were present: Mary Pettit, Carol Fury, Michael Steckelberg, Leo Weber, Richard Lammers, James Raymond, Randy Heuer, Gene Lorentz, Ken Zimmerman and James Fowler. Members absent: Charles Weber. Others present were Supt. Hoheisel and Board Secretary Bonnie Nylin.

Superintendent Hoheisel acted as temporary Board Chair while nominations were opened for the position of School Board Chairperson. Zimmerman nominated James Raymond; second by Mary Pettit; there were no further nominations. Raymond was re-elected by a voice vote of 9 in favor and 1 opposed. Raymond thanked the Board for their support.

The floor was opened to nominations for Vice Chair. Lorentz nominated Mary Pettit; Fowler seconded the motion and moved nominations cease. Pettit was re-elected unanimously.

The floor was opened to nominations for Clerk. Lammers nominated Randy Heuer; second by Zimmerman. Fowler nominated Mike Steckelberg; second by Pettit. Motion was made and seconded that nominations cease. Mike Steckelberg was re-elected Clerk by a vote of 6 to 4.

The floor was opened to nominations for Treasurer. Lammers nominated Randy Heuer; second by Zimmerman. Fury nominated Jim Fowler; second by Pettit. Motion was made and seconded that nominations cease. Results of the secret ballot vote was 5 to 5; a second vote was taken and Fowler was elected Treasurer by a 6 to 4 vote.

Heuer moved to leave the following Board salaries the same as 1997-98; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously:

Regular Meetings $50.00

Special/Committee 40.00

Bureau of Mediation 55.00

Negotiations 50.00

Labor Management - $8/hr. = 2 hr. mtg. x 10 = $160 max

Lorentz made a motion to adopt the resolution designating the Community Bank Winsted as the official depository for school district funds and investments for 1998-99; second by Heuer; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor and none opposed.

Heuer made a motion to designate the Howard Lake Herald as the official 1998-99 school district publication with the understanding that all school information/news be included in the Winsted Journal, also; second by Pettit; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor and none opposed.

Mary Pettit made a motion to set the following time, dates and locations for the regular school board meeting; second by Lorentz; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor and none opposed.

Sept. 21, 1998, Oct. 19, 1998, Nov. 16, 1998, Dec. 21, 1998, Jan. 19, 1999 (Tues.), Feb. 16, 1999 (Tues.), Mar. 15, 1999, April 19, 1999, May 17, 1999, June 21, 1999

Unless otherwise noted, Regular School Board meetings start at 8:00 p.m. Meetings will be held at Humphrey Elementary School, Waverly, in September and February and at the Winsted Elementary School, Winsted, in October and March. All other meetings will be held in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School Media Center, Howard Lake.

Lorentz made a motion to approve membership in the Minnesota School Board Association; second by Pettit; passed unanimously.

Pettit moved to approve the resolution authorizing the Superintendent of Schools to use facsimile signatures for checks and to use the current plate until new signatures are determined; second by L. Weber; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor and none opposed.

Heuer made a motion to approve the resolution authorizing the Superintendent of Schools to make short term investments of school district funds and to perform the duties of clerk and treasurer; second by Lorentz; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor and none opposed.

Zimmerman made a motion to approve the resolution authorizing the agents of the Board to lease, purchase, and contract for goods and services within the general budget categories; second by Lorentz; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor and none opposed.

Pettit made a motion to approve the resolution allowing payment of claims that cannot be deferred to the next meeting without loss of discount or if the claim is the result of contract terms, purchase order terms or a vendor's standard terms; second by Fury; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor and none opposed.

Steckelberg made a motion to approve the resolution designating Knutson, Flynn, Deans & Olsen as the school district legal counsel for 1998-99; second by Pettit; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor and none opposed.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the current annual fee charges; second by Fowler; discussion followed and Pettit suggested to table until the next meeting so that information could be obtained as to what neighboring districts charge for athletic fees; Steckelberg made a motion to remove the previous motion from the floor; second by L. Weber; issue was tabled until the August Meeting.

Pettit made a motion to approve the resolution designating School Board Members to access safety deposit box; second by Heuer; motion passed on a roll call vote with all members voting in favor and none opposed.

Official board member representatives were appointed for the Board Committees as per the attached list.

Committee - Board Representative(s)

1. **MAWSECO - Fury

2. MN State H.S. League/Extra Curricular Eligibility - M. Pettit

3. TIES - Steckelberg

4. **Employee Negotiations and Meet and Confer - C. Weber, Lorentz, Heuer, Lammers, Steckelberg

5. Community Ed. (Monthly) - M. Pettit, Fowler

6. Chapter I - Fury

7. **Buildings and Grounds - Zimmerman, M. Pettit, Raymond, L. Weber, Fowler

8. **Curriculum, Advisory Comm./Staff Development/MEEP - Steckelberg

9. Voc. Center/Ed. Dist. (Monthly) - Lammers

10. Legislative Liaison/SEE (Monthly) - Steckelberg, Altn.: Heuer

11. Policy - Lorentz, Steckelberg, C. Weber

12. Labor Management (Monthly) - Steckelberg, L. Weber, Heuer

13. Excessive Leave/Student - Lorentz

14. **Communications committee/

Laker Pride - M. Pettit, Fowler, Zimmerman, Raymond

**These committees often require more than one (1) meeting a month.

Meeting adjourned to the Regular July 20, 1998, School Board Meeting.

Respectfully submitted, Michael Steckelberg, Clerk


SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, JULY 20, 1998

7:30 P.M. - HL-W-W HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH ROOM

Chairperson James Raymond called the Special Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School Board to order at 7:30 p.m. Roll call was taken following the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present were James Raymond, Gene Lorentz, Rick Lammers, Leo Weber, Carol Fury, Mary Pettit, James Fowler, Ken Zimmerman, Randy Heuer and Mike Steckelberg arrived at 7:50 p.m. Members absent: Charles Weber. Others present were Supt. Hoheisel and Board Secretary Bonnie Nylin.

Mr. Raymond gave an update relative to the progress and findings of the Long Range Facilities Task Force. He then opened the floor to the Board for questions and discussion. Discussion included Lester Prairie School District's response to the Task Force information; review of the preliminary Task Force Report; options and alternative options for use of current school facilities.

Mary Pettit congratulated the Task Force for their excellent work on a difficult undertaking.

Raymond read a letter of resignation from task force member, Aaron Kubasch.

The Board reviewed the School Board Goals for 1997-98 and will put the Board Goals for 1998-99 on the Regular August School Board Meeting agenda.

It is the consensus of the Board to continue meeting a half hour prior to the Regular School Board Meetings, when deemed necessary.

With no further special business to review, the Special Meeting adjourned to the Organizational School Board Meeting.

Respectfully submitted, Michael Steckelberg, Clerk


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