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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

October 16, 2000, 8 p.m.

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The October 16, 2000 Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Board Chair Eugene Lorentz.

After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken with all members present: James Fowler, Randy Heuer, Kirk Jensen, Eugene Lorentz, James Raymond, Charles Weber, Leo Weber, Ken Zimmerman.

Also present were Superintendent Riley Hoheisel, Principals Mike Day, Julie Millerbernd and Dean Wessman, and Board Secretary Vivian Mahlstedt.

Lammers moved to approve the agenda of the September 18, 2000 Regular School Board meeting; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2000 Regular School Board meeting; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.

C. Weber moved to approve the October bills; L. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Lammers moved to approve the October Treasurer's report; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Hoheisel reviewed the enrollment report with the Board.

Principal Mike Day reported:

· Homecoming went well; he recognized Jolene Davidson and Student Council for organizing the events.

· Honors Breakfasts were well received; thanks to Kirby Klingelhofer for arranging and hosting.

· Thanks to Jim Weninger and FFA students for successful Corn Drive completed 10/13.

· LEEA recognition banquet will be Wednesday, November 1 in St. Cloud.

· Band and choir concert will be 10/17.

· Band/Choir trip to New York will be in April.

· Fall Musical scheduled for 11/9-11, 16-18.

· Annual Veterans Program will be 11/8.

· PLAN testing to be held in November; also PSAT (college entrance) and ASFAB (vocational interests), both for juniors.

Principal Dean Wessman reported:

· Two Crown College students are observing in Mrs. Johnson's and Mrs. Winge's classrooms for 2 hours a week.

· Fifth grader Christina Anderson was named to All State Choir.

· Mrs. Halverson's 4th grade class (from last year) will have their original composition (from the Charlie MacGuire Artist in Residency) published in an anthology. The name of the piece is "Lake Waverly."

· Girl Power held last week; Kids Club meeting weekly.

· A Student Advisory Council has been organized at Humphrey, consisting of students who will meet with Wessman to review concerns of the school from student perspective.

· Working on organizing a special ed parent advisory council for the District.

· Bowling for Dollars fund raiser for 6th grade Deep Portage trip held 10/7 and raised $1500. Thanks to Dan and Julie Kleve for the use of the bowling alley.

· Curriculum meeting with neighboring schools attended 10/13.

· Early release on 10/25; will review insurance information for staff, and work on curriculum.

· The DCAC meeting on 11/14 will be with a CFL rep

· Thanks to John MacIntosh to work on Parent Ambassador program.

· High School office staff trained on "TSIS" this week. Goal is to have grad standards transcripts ready for 11th graders by conferences.

Principal Julie Millerbernd reported:

· Quest Program update; new this year, the program teaches skills in areas of responsibility, good judgement, self-discipline and respect for others.

· Elementary Newsletter highlights including reading programs, pumpkin decorating, fund raising efforts.

· Grades 1-3 attended "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," a musical at St. John's University on 10/11. Pictures of Winsted students who attended the play at St. John's last year were featured in the "Lyle, Lyle" brochure, which was sent all over Minnesota.

Communications: Hoheisel noted the Minnesota School Boards Association annual leadership conference to be held January 11-12, 2001.

There were no requests from the public.

(Item 1) Hoheisel updated the Board on capital improvements, all of which are on schedule.

(Item 2) Raymond said that he and Heuer met with the Victor Town Board last week. The Victor Board considered having a ballot vote to gauge resident approval of the proposed school building site, but then learned that such a vote would not be legal. Task Force representatives will meet again on 10/17 to discuss next steps.

(Item 3) Hoheisel reviewed progress on the Ag Partnership and grant status, and he requested approval of Colette (Diers) Thorson for the Ag Coordinator position. Heuer moved to hire her with the following amendment to line 5 of the job description: "work with local ag planning committee and HLWW FFA Alumni." Raymond seconded (with the amended wording); passed unanimously.

Hoheisel stated that the Board should consider adopting a resolution approving expansion of the HLWW Ag Program. Heuer moved to adopt the resolution with following amendment to the fifth paragraph: "committee and HLWW FFA Alumni in developing the Ag Farm/Learning Center." Zimmerman seconded. Heuer said he favors the resolution for a couple of reasons, one being that some people seem to question if the proposed Ag program is a sincere effort or if the purpose is to make a new school more attractive.

Timing, he said, may be more than coincidental but since we have an excellent Ag program in the school district already, we should capitalize on it, which is exactly what the expanded Ag program will do. He urged board members to approve. A voice vote was taken, with all members in favor and none opposed.

(Item 4) Hoheisel stated that only one bid was received on the 1986 Chev van. He said that the District spent about $1000-$1500 on the van in the last year, and recommended the board reject the only bid (for $50), and re-advertise it. Zimmerman moved to reject the offered bid and to reopen bids; L. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 5) Heuer moved to approve the Assurance of Compliance with State/Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination; L. Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Regarding employment recommendations, Hoheisel noted that on many home game nights, the 4 hour cleaner/sweeper position is extended to about 6 hours.

He also said that he and Principal Day are working to hire a teacher who will graduate in December for the Business position. In the meantime, they will fill it with substitute teachers. The teacher coming in December has coaching and speech background, which is also a plus. Hoheisel hopes to have a firm start date for the Board at the November meeting.

Raymond moved to approve the employment recommendations of Leonard Rozeske (Special Ed Van Driver), Kim Koosman (4 hour Cleaner/Sweeper), and Shari Nelson (2 3/4 hour Food Service in Waverly); Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 7) Board Chair Lorentz read the following recognitions:

The Board recognizes John McIntosh who is participating with the CFL as a "Parent Ambassador." John will be one of the parents representing Region 7 involved in discussions and training on Graduation Standards, in preparation for meeting with other parent groups in the state. Thank you, John, for representing the HLWW District and for your willingness to participate in this program.

The Board recognizes Mike Graczyk for donating six trees to the District. The trees will be planted at the Waverly and Winsted schools and are very much appreciated.

The Board also recognizes the Waverly Lions for their donation of trees to the District. They are very much needed and appreciated.

Lammers moved to approve the recognitions as read; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Superintendent's report:

· Next meeting will be Monday, November 20, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. HLWW High School Media Center.

· ITV ­ T1 Connection completed today.

· TSIS training completed in High School office.

· Financial Audit is in process.

· MSBA Legislative Meeting was held in Monticello.

· Laker Pride meeting will be 10/23.

· TIES annual meeting will be 10/25. He noted that a Board representative had not yet been appointed to be TIES liaison. Kirk Jensen volunteered to attend the meeting and to serve as TIES representative.

Committee reports:

Heuer stated that the Board needed to complete the assignment of newest member, Kirk Jensen, to board committees. The Board agreed on the following committee assignments for Jensen: DCAC, TIES and Minnesota State High School League.

L. Weber said he plans to attend a meeting on 11/13 in St Cloud regarding state funding.

There were no other reports and no other business.

L. Weber moved to adjourn the meeting; Lammers seconded; meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard Lammers, Board Clerk


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