HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes


Monday, October 20, 2008

HLWW Board Room

The October 20, 2008 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 7:02pm by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Doering, Custer, Weber, Heuer, Wiech, Weibel, and Schaible. Also present were Superintendent George Ladd, Principal Jennifer Olson; and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.

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Schaible reported the following agenda changes: under new business Item B-Employee Insurance Update, Mr. Colopus will not be here tonight, so we will move this to the agenda for next month; Principals Day and Sellner are not here tonight; Principal Day has included an update. Doering approved the agenda with the changes; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item V) Chris Starr, Addie Mucha and Amy Carlson, spoke about the employee insurance information reported by SMS. Dave Sherman, local insurance representative, also cautioned the board to be aware of consultants as there are no savings to a health plan because of the way it is structure for the district. The board said they would look into the information.

(Item VI) Custer read the following recognitions:

The School Board recognizes the following recently crowned homecoming royalty: King-Nate Fiecke, Queen-Katie Pettit, Prince-Cameron Lehner, and Princess-Jackie Randall. Congratulations to all of you.

The School Board recognizes Katie Pettit for being named CMC player of the week. She recorded 21 digs, 4 ace blocks, 11 kills, 33 set assists, and was 21 of 22 serving with 4 aces. Congratulations Katie and keep up the good work.

The School Board recognizes the following people who helped with and participated in the golf tournament fundraiser: hole sponsors-Dell Brothers Auto Repair, The Lake Bowl, Vern Kleve, Pettit Painting, Howard Lake Drug, Security State Bank, Grandpa Ittels Meats, Five Star Direct, and Homestead Enterprises. Also the Howard Lake American Legion, Ruth Nelson; and the following golfers who participated: Gary McKay, Terry Vandesteeg, Daniel Mills, Conrad Webb, Pat Heuer, Jessie Tintes, Dan Pierce, Keith Brose, Aaron Weimiller, Dan Kleve, Vern Kleve, Mark Custer, Walt Nowocin, Craig Kjerdahl, Jay Pettit, Dick Zander, Dennis Frey, Chad Gagnon, Katie Gagnon, Jason Kuehn, Jodi Kuehn, George Ladd, Derek Swedberg, Vivan Mahlstedt, and Jessie Pettit; everyone made this a big success. All the winnings were donated to the school district $1,226. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a fun and successful fundraiser.

Ladd also thanked Lori Custer who hosted the dinner on the 7th green.

The School Board recognizes Bolton & Menk for their donation of $250 to Humphrey Elementary School to help defray the cost of emergency packs for each of the classrooms. Thank you for your donation and support to our schools!

The School Board recognizes Mr. Day, Mr. Roux, the high school band, fall sports captains, cheer volunteers, color guard, and 2008 homecoming royalty for their willingness to take part in the “traveling pep fest” at each of the elementary buildings. Thank you for your time, effort, and energy, and for promoting “district-wide LAKER pride!”

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: Jared Painschab, Jayde Proffitt, Brooklyn Bangasser, Kyle Keller, Luke Theisen, Logan Kritzeck, Shelby Ogle, Zach Scherping,
Kira Karels, Eryn Kittock, Dallas Eastman, Chris Cox, Spenser Weber, and Becca Zander. The theme was “Getting to Know.” 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!

The School Board recognizes Aggie Schmitz who collected 1550 kemps lids and other miscellaneous items at her place of employment to be donated to our middle school activity fund. Thank you, Aggie, for your support of the school district.

The School Board recognizes Joan Johnson who donated supplies to the middle school supply closet. Thank you, Joan, for your continued support of the school district.

The School Board recognizes Greg and Terri Bestul who made great locker signs for the seventh and eighth grade football players. Thank you for your support of the school district.

The School Board recognizes Winsted Girl Scout Troops #20597, 30477 and 30469, and Leader Kathy Condon for the donation of emergency kits for classrooms at Winsted Elementary. Each of the kits contains several items needed when on the go--field trips, emergencies, and other times when leaving the classrooms. Thank you for your donation and creativity!

The School Board recognizes recognize these parents and community members for donations made to our elementary classrooms: Sherrin Houtman, Paul Weibel, and Kathy Luekuma. Thank you for your support to our schools!

The School Board recognizes the Winsted Auxilliary for providing dinner at Winsted Elementary during fall conferences. On behalf of the staff, thank you for your thoughtfulness, and a much enjoyed treat!

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

(Item VII) Custer motioned to approve the consent agenda which included: September 15, 2008 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; October bills; October enrollment; resignations of Steve Weber as a para effective October 24, 2008; and Joe Kitts as day custodian at the middle school effective October 17, 2008; employment of Jackie Kitts as a regular type III driver, and Heather Bakke as Special Education, SLD at the middle school; lane change requests for : Cindi Koopmeiners from BA to BA30; Wade Moravec from BA to BA15; Tanya Remer from BA to BA15; Stephanie Dailey from BA45 to MA; Britta Barth from BA60 to MA; Cassie Akerson from BA30 to BA45; Jolene Davidson from MA to MA15; Josh Klenken from BA to BA30; Josh Westling from BA15 to BA30; Karen Ready from BA45 to BA60; and Christin LaMott from BA to BA15; Second Reading of Policies 613-Graduation Requirements; 614-School District Testing Plan & Procedure; 615-Basic Standards Testing, Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEP, Section 504 Accommodation, and LEP Students; and 706-Acceptance of Gifts; and Communications: Elementary Laker News, and the Building Bond Brochure; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd.A) Erin Kutz, Flagship Insurance representative, gave an update on the property and liability insurance, and recommended approving Continental Western.

Doering motioned to approve Continental Westerns bid subject to the review of changes and deductibles without the one million dollar umbrella; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. B) Tabled until the November board meeting
(Item VIII, Subd. D) Doering reviewed the fund six expenses. Weibel motioned to approve the fund six expenses; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

Doering reported Chad Bureau requested purchasing a scoreboard for $6,300, however there are still some unknowns. Doering suggested approving up to $7,500 to be used toward a scoreboard.

Weber motioned to approve a scoreboard purchase up to $7,500; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.

Doering also reported there was some tile that was cracked during the process of installing a gas line to the high school property. The property owner had to pay the expense of $1,900 to repair it and they are currently seeking payment from the contractor involved. As we don’t feel this is the fault of the district, it would be a good faith gesture to help with the cost until the matter is settled. Weibel asked if we give money is that admitting guilt? Doering responded that we would include in a letter that the school district be held harmless.

Doering motioned to offer $500 to the property owner with the understanding that the school district is not accepting responsibility for the damages, but is given as an act of good faith; and the district would be reimbursed this money if a settlement was reached with the contractor; Wiech seconded; those in favor: Custer, Doering, Wiech, Heuer, Weibel and Schaible; Weber abstained; passed by majority.

(Item VIII, Subd. C) Bill Holmgren reviewed the treasurer’s report, via video web cam.

Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Heuer seconded; those in favor: Doering, Custer, Wiech, Heuer, Weibel, and Schaible; opposed: Weber; passed by majority.

(Item VIII, Subd. E) Weibel motioned to approve the district educational goals for 08-09 school year; Custer seconded; passed unanimously.

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

(Item VIII, Subd. G) Custer motioned to approve the winter coaching staff; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. H) Doering motioned to approve the annual Assurance of Compliance report; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. I) The policy committee recommends the first reading of policies 102-Equal Educational Opportunity; 214-Out of State Travel by School Board Members; 401-Equal Employment Opportunity; 402-Disability Non-Discrimination Policy; 410-Family and Medical Leave Policy.

(Item VIII, Subd. J) Weber motioned to approve the 08-10 Principal Contract; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.

(Item VIII, Subd. K) The board discussed when to canvass the election results. The consensus of the board was to hold a Special Board Meeting to canvass the election results Friday November 7, 2008 at 7:30am.

(Item IX, Subd. A) Principal Olson reported:

* Conferences were very well attended
* The pep fest was very well received by students, parents, and staff
* Observations are underway
* Muffins for moms and donuts for dads will be on November 11th at Winsted Elementary and November 12th at Humphrey Elementary.

Schaible reviewed Principal Day’s report.

(Item IX, Subd. B) Each Board member gave committee updates.

Wiech reported the brochure committee met and a brochure was mailed out on Friday; there will be door knocking on November 1st. The negotiations committee approved a contract with the principals, and is working on a contract for the bus drivers; the non aligned groups will meet tomorrow.

Weber reported there was an omission on the brochure as to how long the bond was for; it is a 20 year bond.

Doering said for those interested in the door to door knocking it would only be handing out information on the building bond and reminding people to get out and vote.

Weibel reported DCAC met and Buildings and Grounds will meet Friday at 5pm.

Heuer reported Laker Pride had a very good response on the homecoming t-shirts, and they are working on more laker apparel to be on sale before Christmas. She also reported DCAC reviewed the information presented to the board in September, and they are thinking about holding off ordering new curriculum ordering until it has been reviewed for two years.

Schaible reported Wright Tech Center building proposal is on hold as they were misled by the state. There will be more information available next meeting on the costs associated with the Wright Tech Center.

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

* Ladd attended a SEE meeting last week, and they discussed what could happen at the legislature
* Canvassing the election results will be November 7th at 7:30am.

(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:

* Work Session Meeting – no needed at this time
* Special Meeting to canvass election results-Friday November 7th at 7:30am
* Regular Board Meeting – Monday November 17, 2008 7pm HLWW Board Room

(Item XI) Items for regular board meeting:

· First reading of policies

· Second reading of policies

· Leave/Resignations

· Employment Recommendation

· Recognitions

· Approve Seniority list

· Approve Audit

· Employee Insurance Update

Wright Tech update

Doering motioned to adjourn at 8:51 pm; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Weber, clerk