HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes



Monday, December 19, 2005

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The December 19, 2005 Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Chairman Lideen. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with member present: Weber, Hammer, Custer, Doering, Borrell, and Lideen; Schaible arrived at 7:08pm. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Mike Day, Dean Wessman, and Jennifer Olson; and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

(Item IV) Custer requested to add employment recommendation of a Buildings & Grounds Supervisor. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the addition; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item V) There were no comments from visitors.

(Item VI) Borrell motioned to approve the consent agenda; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. A) Weber motioned to approve the resolution to canvass December 13 special election that failed; Doering seconded; those in favor: Custer, Doering, Borrell, Hammer, Weber, and Lideen; absent: Schaible; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. B) Hammer motioned to approve the 2005 payable 2006 levy limitation and certification; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. C) Doering motioned to place two questions on the ballot with the first question similar to the last building bond with an increase in pricing due to capital interest costs; and the second question to include additional parking, storage, and technology; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Hammer motioned to conduct the election on February 21, 2006; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Lideen called for a Special Board Meeting on Friday December 23, 2005 at 8:00 am. to approve the resolution relating to the issuance of school building bonds and calling an election on February 21, 2006.

(Item VII, Subd. D) Weber motioned to approve the request of January 3, 2006 as a Regular/Organizational Meeting; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. E) Hammer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. F) Weber motioned to approve the childcare leave of Jill Wood, and resignations of Melissa Thiemann and Darlene Fredricks; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. G) Hammer motioned to approve the employment recommendation of Tammy Amland as a food service dishwasher; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.

Weber motioned to approve the employment recommendation of Steve Strandquist as the Buildings & Grounds Supervisor; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VII, Subd. H) Lideen read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes Sam Flom, who will be retiring at the end of the month, for his years of service to the district. Sam has been out daytime custodian at the Howard Lake site and he will be missed by staff and students. Best of luck in the future.

The School Board recognizes the High School Band and Choir students, and Ms. Starr and Mr. Roux for wonderful performances at the winter concerts. Congratulation and keep up the good work!

The School Board recognizes the FFA for $41,000 in fruit sales with a profit of $7,000 which will help pay for FFA contest fees, conventions, and summer leadership programs. These dollars help off-set many costs to the FFA program and which saves the school district thousands of dollars. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a wonderful fundraiser for our FFA program.

The School Board recognizes Howard Lake Security State Bank for donating $500 to the district. Thank you very much for your considerate donation. We appreciate your support.

The School Board recognizes the elementary students directed by Dawn Kalvig and Jane Stritesky on their terrific music programs at their respective buildings, along with the help of many volunteers for set design and costumes for the programs. Congratulation and keep up the good work!

The School Board recognizes the P.I.E. Committee for the staff lunch at both elementary buildings on Dec. 15th. The food was delicious and the thought was greatly appreciated.

Ladd recognized Charlie Borrell and John Lideen for four years of service on the School Board.

Schaible motioned to approve the recognitions with the addition; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

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

• Belinda Kaye will be the one act play director

• There will be a dance class recital on Wednesday January 4th from 5:30-6:30pm.

• The end of the second quarter will be January 13, 2006.

• There are many middle school and high school parents signing up for school view.

Principal Wessman reported:

• The 7th grade language arts class went to see the movie Narnia after reading the book in class.

• The parent teacher conferences on December 12th went very well.

• December 20th the 6th and 7th graders will have a band and choir concert

• We have received a grant enhancing education in technology.

Principal Olson reported:

• The musical programs went very well

• Winsted student council is selling candy grams; they have sold about 240 as of today.

• Carol Sideen raised $3,800 from her book drive.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) The Student Council had nothing to report.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Each board member gave a brief update on committees.

(Item VIII, Subd. D) Ladd reported:

• January 3rd will be a regular meeting

• January 10th there will be a Budget Committee Meeting

• The district does not need to make up the snow day unless we have more than one; if we have three or more snow days then the district should make those days up.

Weber motioned to amend the school calendar regarding snow make up days that the district does not need to make these days up unless there are three or more days to make up during the year; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX) Next meeting dates:

• December 23, 2005 at 8:00am Special School Board Meeting

• January 3, 2006 at 7:00pm Organizational/Regular Meeting

• January 17, 2006 at 7:00pm Regular Board Meeting

(Item X) Items for work session:

• Building bond

• Teacher settlement

Hammer motioned to adjourn at 8:33pm; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, Clerk

Published in the Herald Journal Feb. 13, 2006.