HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes


October 15, 2007

HLWW High School Media Center

The October 15, 2007 Regular School Board Meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:03 pm by Chairman Schaible. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with members present: Hammer, Weibel, Weber, Custer, Doering, Wiech, and Schaible. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principals Brad Sellner and Jennifer Olson; Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley; absent: Principal Mike Day.

(Item IV) Schaible reported there were no construction updates at this time as Hasslen Construction was called away unexpectedly.

(Item V) Schaible requested to add item N-Superintendent Goals. Weber asked to consider negotiating with the Superintendent; Schaible said to address this under committee reports.

Weibel motioned to approve the agenda with the changes; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VI) There were two questions from visitors.

(Item VII) Custer read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes the following students who were chosen as September’s students of the month by the teacher and staff of HLWW Middle School: Megan Gunderson (Band), Lucas Meinstad (Health), Mackenzie Quast (Math), Abby Miller (Art), Felicia Votava (Science) Mike Dockendorf (Language Arts) and Emma Smith-Miller (Social Studies). The theme for September was “Getting to Know”. These students were picked because they put forth effort to get to know students and staff. They showed initiative and respect in creating relationships with their teachers and their classmates. As Students of the Month they were invited to have breakfast with the principal, Mr. Sellner. They also received a certificate and have their pictures displayed on the Middle School bulletin board. Congratulations to all of you!

The School Board recognizes Katie Pettit for being chosen as the CMC player of the week for volleyball. Katie is a junior at HLWW and has recorded 23 aces, 52-57 serving, 37 digs, 60 setting assists, 6 blocks and 12 kills. She has helped lead her team to a 5-2 record. Congratulations Katie and keep up the good work!

The School Board recognizes the following homecoming royalty: Emmett Lynch-homecoming king; Abby Sawatzke-homecoming queen; Jake Young-homecoming prince; Daisy Blanchette-homecoming princess. Congratulations to all of you.

The School Board recognizes Jake Young for being chosen as the CMC player of the week for football. Jake is a senior at HLWW and has rushed for his 4th consecutive 100 yard game, gaining 170 yards on 21 carries and scoring two TD’s in a victory two weeks ago. Jake also caught 1 pass for 14 yards. On defense he recorded 6 tackles and a fumble recovery. Congratulations Jake and keep up the good work!

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

(Item VIII) Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda which included minutes from the September 17, 2007 regular board meeting, October bills, enrollment and the Elementary Laker news; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Weber motioned to approve the property and liability insurance without raising the umbrella; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. B) Principal/Curriculum Director Sellner reviewed the AYP Plan.

(Item IX, Subd. C) Ladd reviewed the treasurer’s report. Custer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. D) Doering reviewed the fund six expenditures.

Weber motioned to approve using drywall at the bus garage; Weibel seconded; Hammer abstained; motion passes by majority vote.

Weber motioned to approve the fund six expenditures; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously

(Item IX, Subd. E) Hammer motioned to approve the annual Assurance of Compliance report; Custer seconded; passed unanimously

(Item IX, Subd. F) Custer motioned to approve the posting of the seniority list; Weber seconded; passed unanimously

(Item IX, Subd. G) Weibel motioned to approve the Lane Changes of Dan Athman from BA60 to MA; Stephanie Dailey from BA to BA30; Cassie Akerson (Danielson) from BA15 to BA30; Rod Janikula from BA to MA; Jason Kuehn from BA 15 to MA; and Kim Jones from BA 30 to BA 45; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously

(Item IX, Subd. H) The board acknowledged the fundraiser calendar.

(Item IX, Subd. I) The School Board unanimously agreed to canvass the November 6, 2007 operating levy election on November 8, 2007 at 5:30pm.

(Item IX, Subd. J) Wiech motioned to approve the employment of Janell Synstelien as a Winsted Elementary para replacing Tami Bangasser; and Leon Zellmann as the head custodian at the Howard Lake site; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item IX, Subd. K) The policy committee recommends the first reading of policies 303-Superintendent Selection; 304-Superintendent Contract, Duties, & Evaluation; 305-Policy Implementation; 403-Discipline, Suspension, & Dismissal of School District Employees; 404-Employment Background Checks; 405-Veteran’s Preference; and 406-Public & Private Personnel Data.

(Item IX, Subd. L) Doering motioned to approve policies 209-Code of Ethics; 210-Conflict of Interest-School Board members; 210.1-Conflict of interest-charter school board members; 211-Criminal or civil action against school district, board member, employee, or student; 213-School Board Committees; 301-School district administration; 302-Superintendent; Weber seconded; passed unanimously

(Item IX, Subd. M) Weber motioned to adopt the resolution on expulsion of student A; Wiech seconded; those in favor: Wiech, Doering, Custer, Hammer, Weibel, Weber, and Schaible; opposed: none; passed unanimously

(Item IX, Subd. N) Hammer reviewed the five superintendent target goals. Doering motioned to approve the five superintendent target goals; Custer seconded; Weber said he would like to see the goals disappear as they are already apart of this responsibility to do; Hammer stated this is apart of his existing contract and that this would be the last year; passed unanimously

(Item X, Subd. A) Principal Day was absent.

Principal Sellner gave a brief report.

Principal Olson gave a brief report.

(Item X, Subd. B) Each board member gave an update on School Board Committee Reports.

(Item X, Subd. C) Superintendent Ladd gave a brief report.

(Item XI) Next Meeting Dates:

Work Session Meeting –November 8, 2007 5:30pm

Regular Board Meeting – Monday November 19, 2007 7pm HS Media Center

(Item XII) Items for Work session-November 8, 2007 at 5:30 pm

• Canvass election

Items for regular board meeting

• Approve Seniority list

• 1st Reading of Policies

• 2nd Reading of Policies

• Winter Coaching Staff

• Leave/Resignations

• Employment Recommendation

• Recognitions

Doering motioned to adjourn at 9:20 pm; Hammer seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, clerk

Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 3, 2007.