HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

HLWW Board Room

The May 20, 2008 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:08pm by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance; roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Weber, Weibel, Heuer, Custer, and Doering; absent: Wiech. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principal Olson; Financial Consultant Bill Holmgren, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

(Item IV) Schaible requested adding under new business, department reports, elementary writer workshop with Jason Kuehn, elementary teacher, to present information. Also Mr. Wenninger will be here to give an update on the landscaping projects.

Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the changes; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item V) There were no comments from visitors.

(Item VI) Heuer read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes Irene Woitalla and the many volunteers who put together their annual fishing expo for HLWW fourth graders. The time and effort put into this event is appreciated. Thank you for creating to this yearly opportunity for our students!

The School Board recognizes the parents, staff, and community volunteers that assisted with the Humphrey Elementary playground build. Whether the donation was your time, your talents, or a monetary donation, your support of our students is fantastic! Thank you.

The School Board recognizes Brittany Drew and Jake Young for their help with the 5th grade DARE class presentation. Thank you for being role models and for being candid with students regarding the effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco with respect to high school life.

The School Board recognizes McLeod County Officer Pat Geiken and Winsted Police Chief Mike Henrich for their participation and promotion of the DARE program at Winsted Elementary. Thank you for continuing to promote positive choices to our students. Also, congratulations to Winsted Elementary’s 5th grade students on the successful completion of the DARE program. We applaud your decision to remain drug and alcohol free, and encourage you continue a healthy lifestyle throughout your school career!

The School Board recognizes Duane Lichy, and Sandy Williams, for all their help with the MCA II science testing; and Dan Boeson for his held with transporting students to Humphrey Elementary for the testing. Thank you very much for your combined efforts in making this a success.

The School Board recognizes the following middle school students of the month for April: Zoie Drake, William Jaros, Paul Weibel, Kaitlyn Peterson, Chris Marketon, McCall Kleve and Lucio Lopez. This month the theme was “Communication”. These students were picked because they effectively and respectfully communicate with students and staff. They are role models for other students to follow their examples. 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 everyone!

Weber recognized Paul Weibel for helping move furniture within the middle school for three days.

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

(Item VII) Custer motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the April 21, 2008 Regular Board meeting minutes; May 5, 2008 Special School Board minutes; May bills; May enrollment; resignation of Cindy Bowman; superintendent contract; second reading of policies 532-Use of peace officers and crisis teams to remove students with IEPs from school grounds; 602-Organization of school calendar and school day; 603-Curriculum Development; 604-Instructional Curriculum; 605-Alternative Programs; 608-Instructional services-special education; 609-Religion; and 611-Home Schooling, and Elementary Laker News and Resource Training & Solutions Communicator; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. A) Jason Kuehn-elementary teacher, gave a brief presentation on the elementary writer workshop, and how it would be implemented into the elementary schools.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) Shannon Sweeney, from David Drown Associates, reviewed the JOBZ resolution with Tetra Pak Cheese & Powder Systems.

Weber motioned to approve the JOBZ resolution with Tetra Pak Cheese & Powder Systems; Weibel seconded; those in favor: Custer, Doering, Weber, Weibel, Heuer and Schaible; opposed: none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Principal Olson reviewed the parent involvement compact.

Weber motioned to approve the parent involvement compact; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. D) Bill Holmgren, financial consultant, reviewed the treasurer’s report.

Doering motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. E) Doering reviewed the fund six expenses. Doering reported that Bill Holmgren will review the fund six expenditures to see if we can transfer anything to health and safety expenses. Doering also requested that administration review the FFE budget to see if there are dollars that can be pulled out for other projects. Doering also reviewed the items to be brought back for approval. Doering motioned to approve the “yes” items and resurfacing and painting. Doering also indicated that the divider curtain not be approved. Doering further indicated the board approve up to $10,000 for the concession stand trailer, and use funds from the FFE budget for a cooler, popcorn machine, and hotdog machine, with a maximum of $2,000.

Doering motioned to approve fund six; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Doering motioned to approve the previously identified items and changes from tonight; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. F) Bill Holmgren reviewed the 2008-2009 budget. Holmgren reported we are balanced going into next year.

Weibel motioned to approve the budget for 2008-2009; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. G) Weber motioned to approve the resolution placing support staff on seasonal layoff; Weibel seconded; those in favor: Heuer, Weibel, Weber, Doering, Custer, and Schaible; absent: Wiech; opposed: none; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. H) The school board agreed that it was not necessary to be apart of the primary election.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Ladd reported that Principal Sellner is giving tours for the 5th grade orientation; and Principal Day is at a baseball game.

Principal Olson reported:

* MCA testing went very well
* We have made contact with the extended day kindergarten parents. There will be extended day class are each site.

* The Playground build on Saturday went very well; the students really enjoyed playing on it this morning.
* Track and field day will be Friday the 23rd for Winsted Elementary; and Friday the 30th for Humphrey Elementary.
* There will be an elementary family dance on June 3rd from 5:30-8pm; Chopper will be the DJ.
* Awards day will be the last day of school at each elementary.

(Item IX, Subd. B) Each board member gave an update on their committees.

Ladd reported the Wellness Committee met and they are working on insurance information for the fall.

Heuer reported DCAC met and reviewed the health and physical education books, and the books focus on standards. Laker Pride met and they are working on the education foundation, and items for the Laker Store, we are also not planning on participating in the summer parades this year.

Weibel reported at the DCAC meeting Principal Sellner said some books repeat in 6, 7, and 8th grades.

Weber reported the Negotiations Committee have a settlement with the Superintendent, and they are meeting with the para’s, however the para’s are asking for a 4% and 4% increase; the district offered 2% and 2% with the ability for a 403B. Heuer also reported the para’s revised their request and asked for a 3% and 3%; June 5th is the next meeting date for para’s and custodians will meet the 2nd week of June.

Schaible reported Wright Tech is moving forward with building, but having difficulties with someone still on the site that hasn’t moved off site yet.

(Item IX, Subd. C) Superintendent Ladd reported:

* Note the next meeting dates at the end of the appendix
* Graduation – June 1st at 2pm., please arrive a little early
* Last student day for underclassmen is June 6
* District Wide Garage Sale is set for June 19-22 during good neighbor days
* The legislature approved a $51 per pupil unit to schools; and $51 for operating capital-however we do not have operating capital so this won’t help us.

Ladd reported the beautification projects are moving forward and the FFA is started on the greenhouse. We also have electrical bids for the bus garage, and they will be moving forward on this today.

Weber also recognized Roger Heuer for the Evergreen Trees that wee donated along the northern boarder of the High School site.

(Item X) Next meeting dates:

* Work Session: not needed at this time

* Regular Board Meeting – Monday June 16, 2008 7pm HLWW Board Room

(Item XI) Items for regular board meeting

· Initiate fall school board elections

· First reading of policies

· Second reading of policies

· Leave/Resignations

· Employment Recommendation

· Recognitions

· Call for bids for commodities (milk, bread, fuel, etc.)

Weber motioned to adjourn at 8:40pm; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, clerk