HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, March, 21, 2005, 7:00 PM.



The March 21, 2005, Regular Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:01 pm. by Chairman John Lideen. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: Lideen, Schaible, Weber, Custer, Hammer, and Borrell; absent: Doering. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principal Mike Day, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Hammer motioned to approve the agenda; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

No requests from the public.

(Item V, Subd. A) Hammer reported Laker Pride will meet on April 7th to discuss open enrollment.

Schaible reported Wright Tech Center will be having an open house.

Custer reported Community Education will be meeting tomorrow.

Borrell reported Buildings and Grounds will be touring each building.

Lideen reported Budget Committee will meet next Thursday at 4 p.m.; also the teachers have given a notice of desire to negotiate, and would like to set a meeting on June 1st

(Item V, Subd. B) Superintendent Report:

1. Note the next meeting dates at the end of the appendix

2. Ladd reviewed the Operating Levy time line information and procedures

Representative Urdahl spoke on the upcoming budget talks scheduled for tomorrow. We need to find more money to put into education, said Urdahl.

(Item VI) Hammer suggested a change to the work session minutes. Hammer motioned to approve the Consent Agenda with the changes; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. A) Ladd reviewed the March Treasurers Report.

(Item VII, Subd. B) Weber motioned to approve the resignation of Paula Bottko as HLWW High School para as of June 2, 2005; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the retirements or Linda Bleth, David Metcalf, Richard Sonstegard, Roger Rosin, and Carol Sideen; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. C) Borrell motioned to approve the employment recommendation of Susan Kubasch as a .5 Special Ed Teacher at Winsted Elementary for this year; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) The board discussed several options of the 2005-2006 school calendar.

Borrell motioned to tentatively approve a draft similar to draft 6 with September 1st and 2nd being staff days, and April 17 being a school day; Custer seconded; discussion continued. Borrell further amended his motion to be the same as draft 6 with September 1 being a staff day, off on September 2nd, and school days April 17 and/or January 2nd; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) Schaible motioned to approve the Spring Coaching staff; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Each board member gave their opinion on the length of the work sessions. Borrell motioned to stop the work sessions after 2 hrs. Ladd suggested to just set a directive of two hours.

Lideen concluded that the work sessions would be limited to be a discussional meeting lasting no more than two (2) hours, unless the board agreed to go longer.

(Item VIII, Subd. D) Ladd reviewed the process of the consideration of staffing/program reductions.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Hammer motioned to set the meeting to canvass the results of the levy on April 4, 2005 before the work session; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. C) Borrell indicated that the board should not add the sick leave pool request from HLWW EA into the contract; instead go on a case by case basis, and only if critically needed. Borrell further suggested only deducting one day and only from those who volunteer. Ladd recommended using earned sick days, with nothing based upon past practice and at the sole discretion of the board.

(Item IX, Subd. B) Lideen read the following recognitions:

The school board recognizes the following volunteers who helped assemble the mailings for the operating levy: Jennifer Ahrens, Don Danford, Mark Custer, Vicki Hammer, Karla Otterness, Michael Otterness Janet Perry, Patty Lehner, Charles and Rosemary Weber, Dan Schaible, Berneil Decker, Ruth Nelson, Tom Fitzpatrick, Geraldine Smith, Maggie Briant, Rachel Briant, Crystal Greeley, and anyone that we may have missed. Thank you very much for your time and efforts and your continued support of our school district.

The school board recognizes the FFA FOOD SCIENCE TEAM: Jackie Koch, Brittany Cardinal, Hope Horstmann, and Ali Fitzpatrick who won the STATE FFA Food Science Contest on Friday March 11, 2005. They will receive $1500 to go to the National FFA Convention in Louisville in October. Congratulations and good luck in October.

The school board recognizes Alex Schlueter and Shane Kohn for representing HLWW Schools at the State Wrestling Tournaments. Congratulations on a great year.

Lideen also read the following additional recognitions:

The school board recognizes Mary Lundeen Judd, paraprofessional at HLWW Middle School, for developing the idea of a “Clean the School Day” on Thursday, March 17. She also organized the event. Volunteer students assisted staff in cleaning classrooms, individual lockers, doors, windows, air vents, and replaced stained or broken ceiling tiles. Many students have asked if we can do it again!

The school board recognizes all those who participated, and helped with the winter sports season. Thanks for your efforts for another successful year.

Schaible motioned to approve the recognitions with the additions; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item X) Work session: April 4, 2005

Regular meeting: April 18, 2005

Canvass levy: April 4, 2005 at 7 p.m. with the work session to follow

Budget committee: March 31st

Principal Day reported:

• School view parent enrollment is very good, with approximately 71 parents viewing for the high school; and 21 at the middle school.

• NHS are in Europe and will be back on the 23rd

• Band/Choir will be leaving for New York on the 29th at 4:30 pm; and back on April 3rd.

• We had a speaker on Meth from Wright County, Mr. Parnell, the students and staff thought he was great.

• Senior privileges will be coming up starting the last quarter.

• Only one senior student has not passed the Basic Standard Test

Bob Bakeberg reminded the board on April 9th the FFA will be having their banquet at 7pm.

Weber motioned to adjourn at 8:23 pm; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk

Published in the Herald Journal May 16, 2005.