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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Tuesday, February 18, 2003 8:00 P.M.

Humphrey Elementary Music Room

The February 18, 2003 Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Fowler, Al Doering, James Raymond, Charles Weber, Ken Zimmerman, Charlie Borrell, and John Lideen; none were absent. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Dean Wessman and Julie Millerbernd; and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to approve the Agenda of the February 18, 2003 Regular School Board Meeting. Ladd stated that item 8A-Title 1 parent involvement policy, should be added. Lideen moved to approve the agenda of the February 18, 2003 Regular School Board meeting with the addition; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber moved to approve the minutes of the January 21, 2003 Organizational/Regular School Board meeting; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell moved to approve the February bills; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman moved to approve the February Treasurer's report; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Deep Portage presentation: several 6th grade students gave a short Power Point presentation on their experience at Deep Portage.

Principal Millerbernd reported:

February is I love to read month. Please feel free to sign up to read a book to a class.

February 21 is our annual reading fair. You are welcome to view the displays in all of the third grade classrooms. It is also storybook character day for students and teachers in K-2nd grade.

The Spring Musical, To Bee or Not To Bee, will be March 6, at 1pm and 7pm at Howard Lake Elementary.

Principal Wessman reported:

April is the next round of tests.

Communications: Ladd reviewed information on expenditure budget, vehicle insurance, workers compensation, and food service.

No public requests

(Item 1) Kevin Halbach from KKE gave a brief presentation on the upcoming public meetings. Carolyn Drude from Ehlers & Associates was also available for any questions. Raymond also said people could come at any time between 7-9 pm.

(Item 2) Dave Sherman from Midland Insurance gave a brief presentation on Health and Flood Insurance. Sherman said the City of Waverly is in the process for applying for flood insurance. Sherman also said FEMA is not going to give the one time waiver, if you did not have flood insurance, you will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred. Ladd said we may be able to recoup the cost of $17,000 of athletic equipment lost at the park, however for the Howard Lake site; we will not be able to claim anything. Sherman talked about health insurance costs are still going up, however VEBA is a new concept we are looking into.

(Item 3) Ladd suggested the Board should have the attorney, Pat Flynn, look into the process of going to the court for acceptance of a 4-3 split, the cost would be approximately $1,500.

Borrell motioned to accept seeking relief thru district court; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 4) Weber motioned to approve the lane change for Brian Barth; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 5) Lideen motioned to approve the resignation of Gerald A. Klein, 6hr. cleaner/sweeper at Howard Lake; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Zimmerman motioned to approve the posting of the Seniority List; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 7) Weber motioned to approve the Spring Coaching Staff; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Zimmerman motioned to approve the hiring of Kim Devine as 6 hour custodian at Howard Lake; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8A) Principal Millerbernd proposed the first reading of the Title 1 policy on parent involvement.

(Item 9) Raymond read the following recognitions:

The Board recognizes the following HLWW students who were recently crowned at the Snowfest celebration; King-Jordan Hirsch, Queen-Suzie Zander, Prince-Jason Bakeberg, and Princess-Cortney Jensen. Congratulations to all of you.

The Board recognizes all those who planned and participated in the Superstars event held at Howard Lake High School. Thank you for making this event a great success.

The Board recognizes all the teachers, staff, parents, students, and Principal of Humphrey Elementary who planned and participated in raising funds, and attending the seventh experience at Deep Portage Environmental Center.

Weber motioned to approve the recognitions; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 10) Superintendent reports:

· Next Regular School Board Meeting March 17, 2003, 8:00 p.m., High School Media Center.

Doering suggested the Board have a Special Meeting after the public meeting and before the Regular Board Meeting to discuss information gathered from the public meetings. Raymond set a Special Board Meeting for Monday, March 10, 2003 at 8:00 pm. at the HLWW Media Center.

Employee Recognition brunch is set for June 9, at 8:15 A.M.

Zimmerman, Lideen and Ladd attended the MSBA Day at Capitol-February 24

Snow Make up day is Friday March 21st and the Teacher Workshop day is moved to Monday March 24th

Expos (Waverly-Montrose March 1 & Howard Lake March 15) the School will have a display regarding public information Mercury clean up is complete

(Item 11) Committee Reports:

Lideen reported on the status on Laker Pride. Brochures should be going out in mid May.

Ladd commented the district may need to add a PR position at some point.

Lideen reported on SEE meeting. SEE talked about an alliance for student achievements. The next meeting will be March 14.

Weber reported Para Mediation will be February 24.

Borrell reported MAWSECO has a tentative agreement.

Raymond reported Wright Tech Center has an open house on Sunday.

Lideen handed out possible changes for the mini grant applications.

(Item 12) Other Business: none

Weber moved to adjourn the meeting; Zimmerman seconded; adjourned at 9:43 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk

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