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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, July 21, 2003 8:00 P.M.



The Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m. on July 21, 2003.  After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Fowler, Ken Zimmerman, Jim Raymond, Al Doering, Charlie Borrell, Charles Weber, and John Lideen.  Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to consider approving the agenda of the July 21, 2003, Regular School Board meeting.  Ladd requested that item 18A be added to the agenda, Student teacher contract with St. Cloud State University.  Borrell also wanted to talk about the Marching Band, Raymond suggested discussing this under other business.  Zimmerman motioned to approve the agenda with the addition; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the minutes of the June 16, 2003 Regular School Board meeting; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the July bills; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman motioned to approve the July Treasurer's report; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Communications:  Ladd reviewed communications.

Principal reports: none

Requests from the public: none

(Item 1)  Zimmerman motioned to set dates as proposed for board meeting dates, Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 2) Ladd gave a brief update on facilities.  There was a letter from the CFL, the last page, review and comment; the proposed construction is educationally and economically advisable.  The letters for the land purchase have been mailed out, according to our relater consultant.  Lideen asked if we have a time table when we will receive the information; Ladd replied that we hope to hear about August or September.  Ladd also reported on a meeting he and Weber attended with Victor Township.  Victor township will need to have a public land use meeting if we consider land in there area.  However they gave us approval to send out letters with knowing they will need to have a land use meeting if it is to be considered. 

(Item 3) Zimmerman motioned to approve the Health & Safety plan/attachment 99; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 4) Zimmerman motioned to approve lunch procedure; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 5) The Board discussed wording of the ballot: several board members commented the wording was hard to understand.  Can we make it more understandable? The Board liked the wording of #2, but would like to be more specific.

(Item 6) Michelle Johnson, Food Service Director, and the administration recommend Metz Bakery (low bid) be awarded the bakery bid for 2003-2004, and Meyer Bros. (low bid) be awarded the dairy bid for 2003-2004 school year.

The administration recommends DESS for Howard Lake site for snowplowing, and D&D Plowing for the Waverly site; Waste Management-Winsted Elementary, and Mumford Sanitation-Howard Lake and Waverly elementary for waste removal bids for 2003-04.

Weber motioned to approve bids for bakery, dairy, snowplowing, and waste removal; Zimmerman seconded; passed unanimously. 

(Item 7) Zimmerman motioned to approve the resignation of Sandi Pomije, Special Ed teacher at Winsted; Dayna White, 6 hr. cleaner sweeper at Howard Lake; and retirement of Harold Engle, bus driver.  Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 8) Zimmerman motioned to approve the change of status for Marlin Kottke and Carolynn MontesDeOca from substitute drivers to regular route drivers effective for the 2003-2004 school year; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 9) Lideen gave a brief overview of SEE and MREA.  Lideen recommended SEE because of it is less expensive, and more informative.

Lideen motioned to approve membership with SEE for 2003-04 school year; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 10) Zimmerman motioned to approve membership to CMERDC as it provides services in media, technology, cooperative purchasing, etc.; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 11) Raymond said we will need to review all policies and update them as necessary.  Ladd said we will start in September.  Ladd indicated that we will bring back the Pledge of Allegiance policy for a 2nd reading at next meeting for final approval; to be put in place for this year.

(Item 12) Ladd indicated that we will bring back the School Weapons policy for a 2nd reading at next meeting for final approval; to be put in place for this year.

Borrell suggested deleting the word "dangerous" and just say possession of weapons.

(Item 13) Weber motioned to approve the agreement for 2003-04 with the Adult training & Habilitation Center Inc; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 14) Weber motioned to approve the Resolution Establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy; Lideen seconded; Voted in favor: Borrell, Doering, Weber, Zimmerman, Lideen, Fowler and Raymond; none opposed; passed unanimously.

(Item 15) Ladd indicated that we need to change the date to December 1st for the truth in taxation hearing, and the continuation meeting on December 15th.  However we may not need a truth in taxation hearing, Ladd said.

Borrell motioned to approve the Truth in Taxation hearing dates being Dec. 1st, and continuation hearing Dec. 15th; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 16) Zimmerman motioned to approve a new phone/voice mail system provided by TDS; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 17) Borrell motioned to approve the Resolution Updating School District Population; Zimmerman seconded; voted in favor: Borrell, Doering, Weber, Zimmerman, Lideen, Fowler and Raymond; none opposed; passed unanimously.

(Item 18A) Zimmerman motioned to approve agreement for student teachers with St. Cloud State University; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 18) Raymond read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes the HLWW Baseball team who will be recognized at the Twins game on July 21st against Seattle.  They will be introduced on the field before the game.  Congratulations to the team, coaches and all who helped make this a memorable year. 

The School Board recognizes HLWW students recently crowned in local city celebrations:  Waverly, Queen Beth Nelson, Princess Anna Thisius; Howard Lake, Queen Suzie Zander, and Princesses Amber Uecker, and Cortney Jensen.

Zimmerman motioned to approve the recognitions; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 19) Superintendent reports:

· The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for Monday August 18, 2003

· All buses passed the bus inspection.  Congratulations to Dan Boeson for making this happen.

· We will start to review and update the policy book in September.

· Teacher negotiations will be July 23, and 30th.

· There was a theft at the bus garage, it has been reported, and the items are on order that need to be replaced.

· The MSBA summer seminar will be August 14-15, please let me or Marilyn know if you are interested in attending.

· We have scheduled a buildings and grounds committee meeting for August 4th.

Lideen asked how the district is going to handle eliminating the 3 student days; Ladd said we can use teacher days also.  Weber said we will be discussing this on Wednesday with the negotiations committee.  Lideen asked if we are going to discuss the deduction of 3 days at the next meeting.  Fowler said we will negotiate it first, and then bring it back to the board for approval.  Borrell asked if the money we receive from the state is based upon student days.  Ladd replied, no, most district have a different number of student days.

(Item 20) Committee reports:

Borrell reported there was a MAWSECO meeting tomorrow.

(Item 21)  Other Business:

Borrell suggested with 60-70% of the students participating in band, if the district could help the Marching Band order and pay for uniforms. They'd like to order them in November and pay back the district, said Borrell.  Ladd said we could use this as an item on the list for the operating levy.  Zimmerman said we should do something.  Borrell said the district really appreciates Charlie Roux for taking all of this on.

Borrell moved to adjourn the meeting; Lideen seconded; adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk

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