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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, December 16, 2002 8:00 P.M.

Howard Lake Media Center

The Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. on December 16, 2002. After the Pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Raymond, Charles Weber, Ken Zimmerman, John Lideen, Charlie Borrell, and Al Doering; absent: Jim Fowler. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Julie Millerbernd, Dean Wessman, Mike Day, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to approve the Agenda of the December 16, 2002 Regular School Board Meeting, Ladd suggested the additions of under Superintendent reports to add item G-Waverly Group Home, and item H-Ballots; Zimmerman moved to approve the agenda with the additions; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the minutes of the November 18, 2002 Regular School Board meeting; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the December bills; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the December Treasurer's report; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Principal Wessman reported:

December 6th 25 students were involved in a puppet program presented to the whole student body, this was made possible thru Collaborative dollars and Diane Gosh.

December 9th the mercury sniffing dog, Clancy, was in our building. He found only a minor area in the nurses office.

December 13th 228 students and staff went to the Wizard of Oz at the Childrens Theatre. Thank you to Terry Napper and Jan Fitzpatrick for their hard work to make it a successful trip.

We received a grant thru the Central Minnesota Arts Board.

The 6th grade band and choir concert is tomorrow.

On December 19th we will have a festival of nations.

Principal Day reported:

We have a new police dog, Felony, and he was here last week for a trial run. Nothing was found.

Mr. Metcalf and the drama club are collecting for Project caring and the food shelf.

We had a short presentation, for the students, with the Mercury dog.

Thank you to the students and Mr. Roux, and Ms. Starr for a great job on the concerts. The 6th and 7th grade band and choir concert is tomorrow.

January 17th is the end of the quarter.

Principal Millerbernd reported:

December 5th was the holiday musical, thank you to Ms. Kalvig, custodians, and the students.

Penny donations collected from the classrooms totaled $148 for Winsted Elementary and $283 for Howard Lake Elementary.

We did receive a grant for the Arts in Residency program.

Public Requests: none

(Item 1) Zimmerman motioned to approve using Bernicks for our vending machines and a mini grant application process to distribute the donated dollars; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 2) Borrell motioned to call for RFP regarding GASB 34 inventory with a cost of $5,000 and $1,000 as a starting base; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 3) Zimmerman motioned to accept a fundraiser calendar; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 4) Zimmerman motioned to use the State bus bid of $57,189.98, and Holt Motors for the van purchase of $20,814; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 5) Zimmerman moved to accept the employment recommendation of:

Gerald Klein- 6hr. cleaner/sweeper in Howard Lake

Stephany McDermott-Substitute teacher in Howard Lake-BA, Step 1

Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Weber motioned to accept the Community Education contracts of Dianne Youngdahl, and Margaret Marketon; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 7) Ladd introduced a template to use for the district goals; Borrell requested the following changes: at or above grade level, and parents and guardians are to be valued, and Doering requested the change of students and staff will respect all individuals; Lideen requested to review the goals twice a year. Zimmerman motioned to accept the template with the changes; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Ladd reported on the facilities recommendations, based upon the meetings conducted, and asked for approval to move ahead with the facilities program. Zimmerman motioned to approve the moving forward of the facilities program; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 9) Borrell motioned to approve a 15% minimum fund balance; no one seconded; motioned declined for lack of second.

Zimmerman motioned to approve minimum fund balance of 12% liquidity; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 10) Zimmerman motioned to approve the process to precinct voting in District 2687; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 11) Borrell motioned to approve to continue with the State and MSBA to change board elections from 5-2 to a 4-3 election; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 12) Zimmerman motioned to approve the negative balance in SACC this year thru December 2003 be covered through the District not through Community Ed; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 13) Borrell motioned to approve Waverly Sign donation of $400 each year for 3 years; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 14) Raymond read the following recognitions:

The Board recognizes HLWW FFA students who participated in the corn drive. It was a huge success, bringing in over $5,000. Congratulations to all who helped make this a great success.

The Board recognizes the following students for earning a place on the Central Minnesota Conference Fall All-Academic team by compiling at least a 3.7 Grade Point Average: Anna Shliep, Rachael Quast, David Pettit, Chris Fall, Rob Painschab, Anna Merritt, Tom Bobrowske, Luke Gagnon, Steve Bobrowske, and Samantha Painschab. Congratulations to all of you, and best of luck in the future.

The Board recognizes Merrill Skinner who was honored by the Minnesota Timberwolves last Saturday night prior to their game with Portland. Merrill was named Section 4A Coach of the Year for the 2001-2002 basketball season. Congratulation Mr. Skinner, we wish you more success in the future.

Weber motioned to accept the recognitions; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 15) Superintendent Ladd Reported:

Next Regular School Board Meeting Tuesday, January 21, 2003, 8:00 p.m., HLWW High School Media Center.

The first pay period in January will be a test run for direct deposit, and the second payroll will be the actual.

The FFA banquet was a great success.

Our audit contract is up this year, and we will be requesting a RFP from other audit firms for a 2-3 year contract.

We will need to begin looking at the cost of sending only 4-5 students to the Wright Tech Center.

We are working with Tom Watson of Watson Consulting to determine if we will have any excess transportation revenue.

The Waverly Group home is in need of more teaching hours and we are looking into it.

Resource Training and Solutions has a ballot, please fill out and hand back. John Lideen is still interested in being on the board for Resource Training and Solutions.

(Item 16) Committee Reports:

Lideen reported that Laker Pride Coordinator Vivian Mahlstedt is having a tough time with both jobs, but will try to come up with a plan for students and volunteers to help with some of the Laker Pride work. We will meet again in January.

Lideen also reported that MSHSL has decided to have bowling as a sport. And there will be an amendment regarding non US citizens competing in extra curricular activities.

Ladd reported that he will be on a State wide committee on by laws for the MSHSL.

Borrell reported he had a MAWSECO meeting at Rockford, and there were still kids in the building with SACC.

(Item 17) Other Business:

Weber reported that Wednesday at 10 am will be Para mediation.

Weber moved to adjourn the meeting; Lideen seconded; adjourned at 10:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

James A. Fowler, Clerk

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