HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes


Monday, May 5, 2008

HLWW Board Room

The May 5, 2008 School Board Work session meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:02 pm by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance; roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Weber, Weibel, Heuer, Custer, Doering, and Wiech. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

(Item IV) Schaible asked the board to consider a new hire, Melanie Lawrence, and two resignations, Danielle Collins, and Rod Janikula. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item V) Jennifer Gallus from the Herald Journal introduced Stephen Wibelmo as a new writer for the paper and indicated that he would be covering school board meetings.

(Item VI, Subd. A) Schaible requested that the board approve the letter and buildings separately. Schaible reviewed the request from FFA about a shed and greenhouse. The board discussed the information. Ladd indicated the intent was once the loan was paid off; the money from the crop plot would be at the board’s discretion.

Doering requested noting on the letter of intent the following: “if the school district does anything to the property and makes it no longer useable for crops; we (the district) pay the balance.”

Doering motioned to approve the letter with the changes; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

Schaible reviewed the building information. Pat Bakeberg, FFA representative, reported they are meeting with a representative on the building. Custer asked what the cost was to heat the building. Bakeberg said he would ask for that information. Ladd asked that the shed match the colors of the bus garage. Bakeberg said it would.

Weibel motioned to approve the building of the FFA she and greenhouse; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Heuer asked that the board receive regular updates on the progress. Bakeberg indicated they are looking into how to get water out to that area. Schaible asked that it be metered separately. Schaible also asked that the superintendent have a copy of the bank loan information to keep on file.

(Item VI, Subd. B, C, D) The board discussed the proposals from ESG. Jerry Halloran from ESG was present to answer questions. The board agreed that the district needs to do something with this facility, but didn’t feel it would have the support of the community to spend the dollars requested for this proposal.

Weber motioned to not approve any of the resolutions regarding ESG; Custer seconded;

Doering asked if these options could be revisited at a later time. Halloran said yes, but they would need to be updated.

Those in favor of not approving resolutions: Weber, Weibel, Custer, Doering, Schaible, Wiech, and Heuer; none opposed; passed unanimously.

Schaible thanked Jerry Halloran and ESG for their time and work on this project.

(Item VI, Subd. E) Wiech reviewed the Superintendent evaluation information. Wiech reported on a scale of one to five; Superintendent Ladd received an average rating of 4.3. The committee will review the specific information with Superintendent Ladd. Schaible asked if the committee will be using this procedure again. Ladd said there will be an evaluation; however it will not be associated with a bonus.

(Item VI, Subd. F) Ladd reviewed the updated information from the Value Engineering list. The board discussed all the items listed; and made the following determination for items A: re-keying and swipe cards for the middles and elementary buildings; the roof section at Winsted should be replaced; painting of rooms; purchase a new dishwasher at the middle school; portable concession stand to be purchased with fundraised money and 6-10,000 from the district; additional information needed regarding the ramps at the middle school; bituminous being used for the 100 space parking at the new high school plus permits, and lighting if needed, cost of up to 120,000-130,000; items B-beautification plan matching funds upto $20,000, and have final plans approved by the board; blacktop emergency road not needed at this time; blacktop resurfacing and playground updates up to $15,000 with no update to the employee parking at Humphrey Elementary; locker room update at middle school to consider later; gym divider at Humphrey $4830; items C-greenhouse already addressed through FFA; sign at the high school-have someone sponsor; resurface gym at middle school-need quote; Schaible suggested the principals and athletics get together to shift things around for gymnastics; visitor bleacher to be added later. Schaible said the total is about $245,000. Schaible also requested that we put a bid together for a new boiler.

Schaible requested to approve the employment of Melanie Lawrence as PE/Health/DAPE at the middle school; and the resignations of Rod Janikula and Danielle Collins. Heuer motioned to approve the employment of Melanie Lawrence as PE/Health/DAPE at the middle school; and the resignations of Rod Janikula and Danielle Collins; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

Ladd reported there if information from the City of Waverly and there is information on JOBZ from the City of Winsted.

Doering motioned to adjourn at 9:00 pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, clerk