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HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday November 17, 2003 8:00 P.M.

Howard LakeHigh School 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 November 17, 2003. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: James Fowler, Jim Raymond, Al Doering, Charles Weber, John Lideen, and Charlie Borrell; absent: Ken Zimmerman. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Dean Wessman, Julie Millerbernd and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Chair Raymond opened the floor to consider approving the agenda of the November 17, 2003, Regular School Board meeting. Weber motioned to approve the agenda; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Lideen motioned to approve the minutes of the October 21, 2003 Regular School Board meeting; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Borrell motioned to approve the minutes of the November 5, 2003 Special School Board meeting; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the November bills; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reviewed the November treasurer's report. Ladd reported we are spending down, and we are getting close to the amount where the board said we should have on hand. We are down in interest rates and fund balance. Weber motioned to approve the November Treasurer's report; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

Principal Wessman introduced Mr. Kyllonen, a 5th grate teacher at Humphrey Elementary, who gave a brief presentation on a teacher web site.

Ladd reviewed the enrollment report.

Principal reports:

Wessman reported:

* Wessman thanked the school board for recognizing the staff during National Education week.

* December 17th all students at Humphrey Elementary will attend a school field trip to Murphy's landing.

* At the DCAC meeting much time was spent on High School curriculum, what we have and where we need to go.

Millerbernd reported:

* Thanks to Winsted Community bank for donating pumpkins for kids to decorate.

* KRWC recorded Holiday Thoughts from HL & Winsted El. 2nd graders.

* Veterans Day programs were held at HL & Winsted Elementary.

Day reported:

* The high school had a strength team here last week, the kids really enjoyed it.

* Veterans program on November 11th

* Parent teacher conferences will be November 24th in the gym

* All winter sports starting next week

* Next year the high school will have approx. 486 students, we will be close to 500 students. Day asked how the board wanted him to address his concerns, possibly through Buildings and Grounds committee. Raymond indicated that B&G did start working on this last week, and we should have principals at the next B&G meeting.

Communications: Ladd reviewed TIES, and City of Waverly information.

Requests from public: Bob Bakeberg questioned why we have a toilet with a block underneath it. The bathrooms need to be upgraded regardless if we stay here or not. Borrell responded that we will have B&G look at why we have toilet on a block. Lideen also indicated that the district has a corporation, Siemens reviewing this type of situation.

(Item 1) Lideen gave a brief overview of the informal meeting held at Victor Township Hall last Thursday night. Lideen requested that the School Board hold a Special School Board Meeting in December, similar to this one. The Board agreed to hold a Special School Board Meeting on December 18th at 7 pm. in the auditorium at the High School, there will be no official School Board action. Anyone is welcome to attend. Lideen will ask Joe Campbell to come again to moderate.

(Item 2) Borrell motioned to approve property and casuality insurance proposal; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 3) Lideen motioned to approve second readings of policies 102 (Equal Educational Opportunity) and 401 (Equal employment Opportunity); Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 4) Have first readings on of policies 402 (Disability Nondiscrimination) and 406 (Public and Private Personnel Data)

(Item 5) Weber motioned to approve medical leave for Michelle Olson; and accept resignation of Gilbert Heim, evening custodian at Howard Lake; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 6) Weber motioned to approve employment recommendations of Sandy Rivers for the replacement position of Special Ed support para, for 5.5 hours/day; and custodial change at Howard Lake; Lideen seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item 7) Raymond read the following recognitions:

The Board recognizes HLWW teachers honored recently at the 12th annual Leadership in Educational Excellence (LEEA) banquet: Emily Carlson, Robin Day, Angie Granrud, and Jeff Kyllonen. This annual event, sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions, honors educators for their dedication to teaching and inspiring students. We congratulate you on this accomplishment, and thank you for your commitment to students of this District.

The Board recognizes all the Veterans who attended our Veterans Day program on Tuesday, November 11th. We would also like to thank: Mr. Day, Mr. Roux, Ms. Starr, the band and choir, and all the students who helped make this an outstanding Veterans Day program.

The School Board recognizes Mr. Metcalf and the cast and crew of the musical. Congratulations on an excellent performance. Thank you for making this a wonderful experience for students, staff, and families.

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

(Item 8) Superintendent reports:

* Next Regular School Board Meeting, Monday, December 15, 2003 at Howard Lake High School Media Center.

* Resource & Training Director @ December 15 meeting

* Referendum Costs

* Financial Auditor Mike Burkhardt called at 10 am on Thursday, November 11, that they have not completed the Financial Audit Report for 2002-2003 School Year.

Lideen asked if the board could have more of a break down of the KKE expenses.

(Item 9) Committee reports: Fowler asked Lideen if he could write up minutes from the community meeting to give the board members who were not able to attend the meeting.

Raymond reported that the roof projects are complete at Wright Tech Center.

Borrell reported that there was nothing unusual at the MAWSECO meeting.

Lideen asked B&G on Nov. 13th if the land option is still a possibility. Raymond said Bakeberg is still willing to consider. Lideen asked the principals to come back regarding using portables.

Ladd indicated that the district is considering using Siemens, the 5th largest company in the world, to do an energy audit. Siemens will give the district a free estimate, and if the district chooses to use them, they will get a percentage of the money savings.

(Item 10) Other Business: None

Weber motioned to adjourn at 9:14 p.m.; Fowler seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk

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