HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, September 14, 2009
HLWW Board Room
The September 14, 2009 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:25pm by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Weber, Wiech, and Weibel; Tintes arrived at 6:30pm; absent: Doering, and Heuer. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Mike Day, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson; Financial Consultant Bill Holmgren, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible asked for the following changes: Item C-SMART Finance, there will be no action taken tonight, we will just be listening to a presentation; also addition of Item L-Bus, to discuss the possibility of adding a bus. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the changes and additions; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Schaible read the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Ana Hartwig and Jasmin Bigaouette who were recently crowned Winsted Ambassadors during the summer festival in August. Congratulations Ana and Jasmin and best of luck in the future.
The School Board recognizes Jim Koch of K-Way Trucking, who provided the school’s jazz combo with a truck and banner during the summer community parades. Thank you for your continued support of the district.
The School Board recognizes the following volunteers who helped during the middle school open house: Gerry Smith, Joan Bauerschmitt, Karen Borrell, Berneal Decker, and Janet Perry. Thank you very much for your support of our school district.
The School Board recognizes Pat Weseloh, Joan Johnson, and Adam Koeppe who donated books to the middle school library. Thank you for your contributions to the middle school library.
The School Board recognizes Wright Hennepin for drilling the goal post holes on the practice field and to the City of Howard Laker for providing a pay loader to lift the goal posts in place. Wright Hennepin and Howard Lake donated their services. Thank you for your assistance with this project.
The School Board recognizes Joan and Ernie Johnson and Judy Liddedahl for donating middle school supplies; and Michelle Heuer for donating office supplies. Thank you for your donations.
The School Board recognizes Mages Truck and Trailer for a discounted price on 80 yards of black dirt. Thank you for your continued support to the school district.
Weibel motioned to approve the recognitions as read; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII) Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Weber motioned to approve the OPEB Liability Study results; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Holmgren introduced Nancy Ramler, a representative from CMERDC from the support team of SMART Finance who gave a brief demonstration of the SMART Finance software.
(Item VIII, Subd. D) Weber motioned to certify the maximum for the proposed 2009 payable 2010 property levy certification; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. E) The board discussed the reduction list.
(Item VIII, Subd. F) Superintendent Sellner asked the board to review the list of levy community meetings and to let him know what dates they could attend.
(Item VIII, Subd. G) Wiech discussed the brochure.
(Item VIII, Subd. H) Wiech motioned to approve the fun six expenses; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. I) Weber motioned to approve the resolution appointing election judges for the November 3rd special election; Wiech seconded; those in favor: Wiech, Weibel, Tintes, Weber, and Schaible; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. J) The board discussed the date to canvass the November 3rd election; the consensus was to canvass the results at the November 9th regular board meeting.
(Item VIII, Subd. K) The policy committee recommends a first reading selected policies.
(Item VIII, Subd. L) Superintendent Sellner asked the board to review/consider the information about an additional bus.
(Item IX, Subd. A) The Principals each gave a brief report.
(Item IX, Subd. B) Each board member gave a brief report on committee meetings.
(Item IX, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a brief report
(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting – Monday Sep 28, 2009 6pm Board Room
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday October 12, 2009 6pm Board Room
(Item XI) Items for Work session
• Community meeting scheduling
• Review brochure and plan how to present to public
Items for regular board meeting
• SMART Finance package information
• First reading of policies
• Second reading of policies
• Leave/Resignations
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Property and Liability Insurance
• Assurance of Compliance with State/Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination
• Seniority list
• Lane Changes
• Winter Coaching Staff
• Systems accountability report
Weber motioned to adjourn at 7:52 pm; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Charles Weber, clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 19, 2009.