HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, May 16, 2005, 7:00 P.M.



The May 16, 2005, Regular Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:00 pm. by Chairman John Lideen. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: Lideen, Weber, Custer, Hammer, Doering, and Schaible; Borrell arrived at 7:03 pm. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Dean Wessman, and Becky Gerdes; and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

Borrell motioned to remove the superintendent contract from the agenda; Doering seconded; those in favor: Hammer, Schaible, Custer, Doering, Borrell and Lideen; opposed: Weber; motion passes by majority.

(Item IV) No requests from the public.

(Item V, Subd. A) Principal Day reported:

• Darrell Smith did a great job on the NHS banquet

• The FFA won many state awards.

• The athletic banquet is on May 23rd.

• The senior breakfast will be on Friday at 8 am.; graduation will be on Sunday May 29th.

Principal Wessman reported:

• The middle school student council has been very busy with advisor Mary Pettit. They are planning another school clean up day.

• Band and choir concerts will be coming up next week.

• June 1st will be our Valley Fair trip with about 145 students going from grades 6-8.

• There’s been numerous testing going on within the past month.

Principal Gerdes reported:

• The Humphrey Elementary yearbook is completed and was compiled by volunteer parents.

• Gerdes reviewed the interview process used for hiring new teaching staff.

• Next year the elementary will be working on improving organizational skills with kids and will be using colored folders for different subjects.

(Item V, Subd. B) School Board committee reports:

Custer and Borrell reported on Buildings and Grounds tours of the district facilities.

Doering reported on the Budget Committee & Negotiations Committee. The Negotiations Committee has a tentative agreement with the Superintendent. The Budget Committee will meet with Kent from PMA on Wednesday on anticipated borrowing. The Budget Committee is also looking into the possibility of hiring a professional negotiator.

Schaible reported that Wright Tech Center has agreed to having a Cosmetology class, and there will be some changes to accommodate this program. They are also working on a new way to charge per student, and I’ll have more information for the June work session.

Hammer reported on MEEP/DCAC. Hammer also reported Laker Pride will be meeting with new members from 4-6 pm tomorrow night and will discuss open enrollment.

(Item V, Subd. C) Superintendent Ladd reviewed the next meeting dates; the recognition breakfast will be June 3rd.

(Item VI, Subd. A) Hammer made corrections to the Work Session minutes; Lideen made corrections to the Regular Meeting minutes. Weber motioned to approve the Consent agenda with the changes; Borrell seconded; passes un-animously.

(Item VII, Subd. A) Ladd reported that Kent Johnson from PMA will be here on the 18th to meet with the budget committee.

(Item VII, Subd. B) Charlie Bush, English teacher, read a brief letter from the English Department staff. Lideen thanked Bush for bringing this to the School Board’s attention.

(Item VII, Subd. C) Ladd reviewed the May Treasurers report. Weber motioned to approve the May Treasurers Report; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. D) Doering motioned to approve the resignation of Victoria Entinger as Special Ed Para after the completion of the 2004-2005; and Trina Hass as 8 hr. evening cleaner/sweeper at the Howard Lake Site as of May 23, 2005; Schaible seconded; passed un-animously.

(Item VII, Subd. E) Hammer motioned to approve employment recommend-ations of Cindy Koopmeiners as a first grade teacher at Winsted Elementary for the 05-06 school year, BA Step 3; Emily Ryherd as a .5 FTE PM Kindergarten Teacher at Winsted Elementary for the 05-06 school year at a BA30 step 4; and Angela Meyer as a .5 FTE Extension Teacher at Humphrey Elementary for the 05-06 school year at a BA step 0; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) Weber motioned to adopt the resolution authorizing the transfer of a portion of the JOBZ acreage designation from the City of Winsted to Winsted Township; Doering seconded; those in favor: Hammer, Schaible, Weber, Borrell, Doering, Custer and Lideen; Opposed: none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Borrell motioned to adopt the resolution placing support staff on seasonal layoff; Schaible seconded; those in favor: Weber, Schaible, Hammer, Borrell, Doering, Custer and Lideen; opposed: none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. D) Weber motioned to adopt the Resolution Establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy; Custer seconded; those in favor: Weber, Schaible, Hammer, Borrell, Doering, Custer and Lideen; opposed: none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. E) Weber motioned to adopt the resolution authorizing Becky Gerdes as LEA Representative and Robin Day as Lead Teacher; Hammer seconded; those in favor: Weber, Schaible, Hammer, Borrell, Doering, Custer and Lideen; opposed: none; passed unanimously.

Ladd gave a brief legislative update.

(Item VIII, Subd. F) Lideen read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes Mr. Don Baumann who donated 28 Social Studies related books with a used book value of $140. Thank you very much for your generous donation.

The School Board recognizes the following people for serving on the High School Handbook Committee: DaleDecker, Rita Clark, Mary Pettit, Peggy Boarders, Charles Weber, John Lideen, Robin Day, Becky Gerdes, Jennifer Ahrens, Terri Collins, Briana Gunning, and Dean Wessman. Thank you all very much for you time and input.

The School Board recognizes HLWW Students of Excellence Wyatt Kern, Jenna Untiedt, Jacquelyne Koch, and Valerie Westman. One-hundred-sixty-eight students are chosen from among 42 high schools in central Minnesota and are honored with parents and teachers at a banquet sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions. Congratulations to these students for achieving this recognition.

The School Board recognizes Clark Ostvig who was selected to be a member of the All State Men’s Choir for the 2005-2006 school year. He will attend a week long camp at St. John’s University this summer and will perform at Orchestra Hall in February. Over a thousand students audition for the three choirs. Only 250 are selected from all over the state of Minnesota. Congratulations on such a great honor.

The School Board recognizes the following chaperones that helped make this years Band and Choir trip a success: Janell Sawatzke, Laura Sawatzke, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Dennis Entinger, Dan Schaible, Belinda Kaye, Lori Jones, Fran Roux, and Ruth Young. Thank you very much for your time.

The School Board recognizes the Humphrey and Winsted Elementary Parent Advisory Committees for their work. The team was comprised primarily of the following parents: Teresa Jaros, Jeff Jaros, Judy Mumford-Torres, Monica Carlson, Kristin Kamann, Patty Lehner, Karen Erickson, Kris Bakeberg, Shelly Smith, Christina Kittock, Ann Janning, Karla Otterness, Kay Quast, Kelly Sale, Sue Jagodzinski, Karen Salo, Tammy Haggard and Patty Weibel; several school representatives, and the elementary principal. This team met once a month during the school year to set goals and objectives for the school and for various special programs within the schools. Thank you very much for your support.

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

(Item IX) Ladd reviewed upcoming events:

• Laker Pride Meeting: May 17, 2005, 4-6pm @ Humphrey Elementary

• Budget/Negotiations: Meeting May 18, 2005 4 p.m.

• Board Retreat Meeting: May 19, 2005 at 3:30pm.

• All Sports Banquet: May 23, 2005 at HLWW High School Cafeteria

•Facilities Committee Meeting: May 26, 2005 at 7pm HLWW Media Center

– recommendation to the School Board with no action needed.

• Graduation: May 29, 2005 at 2pm.

• Negotiations with HLWWEA: June 1, 2005 at 3:30 pm.

• Recognition Breakfast: June 3, 2005 at 7:30am

• Work Session: June 6, 2005, High School Media Center

• Administrative work session: June 7, 2005

• Regular Board meeting: June 20, 2005 High School Media Center

Doering motioned to adjourn at 8:15 pm; Custer seconded; passed unani-mously.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Doering, Clerk

Published in the Herald Journal July 25, 2005.