HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, September 13, 2010
HLWW High School Media Center
The September 13, 2010 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:05 pm. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Doering, Wiech, Weber, ad Tintes; absent: Heuer; Weibel arrived at 6:50 pm. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Mike Day, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, SMS Financial Consultant, Todd Netzke, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible reported there are two potential paraprofessional hires, and one medical leave request to be added to the consent agenda.
Wiech motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) John Johnson, asked about the status of the issues with the parking area north of the middle school building. Schaible responded that the district has checked into this issue. Superintendent Sellner reported that he has been in contact with the City Clerk, Kelly Hinnenkamp, about where the easement for the property is, and we have been working with the City of Howard Lake to come up with a solution to the matter.
(Item VI) Schaible indicated there are three additions to the consent agenda which included: medical leave for Cathy Rufer, and two paraprofessional positions. Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda which included: August 9, 2010 Regular Board Meeting minutes, September bills, enrollment, medical leave for Cathy Rufer until October 1, 2010, family leave for Kim Looman effective approximately March 2, 2011, and resignation of Jenifer Kruzel effective August 18, 2010; employment recommendations of .2FTE hire of Addie Mucha, Marcia Johnson for part time food service at the middle school, Regina Sherod for EBD position replacing Nicole Humbert; 5.5 hour a day paraprofessional position; and 3 hour paraprofessional math and reading to be filled by Kathy Welman; the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Heidi Greeley and Dena Harrison who were recently crowned Winsted Ambassadors during the summer festival in August. Congratulations Heidi and Dena and best of luck in the future.
The School Board recognizes these individuals for volunteering their time to help supervise the summer AR program at each of the elementary buildings: Sue Neumann, Jodi Sanken, Bernice Pehl, Tanya Remer, Abby Carlson, Cindi Koopmeiners, Barb Dahlin, Lisa Chrest, Dawn Kalvig, Robin Day, Charlie Brown, Sarah Schanus, Sheri Arneson, Todd Parks, Linda Mensing, and Karen Ready. Thank you for time and energy to enrich student learning!
The School Board recognizes Love INC, Bill Bull (with Boy Scouts) and two anonymous donors for their generous donation of school supplies for elementary students. Thank you for helping our students be prepared for the first day without any of the last minute worries.
The School Board recognizes Greg and Terri Bestul who created locker signs for the incoming fifth grade students at the middle school. Thank you for your continued support of the students and district.
The School Board recognizes the Howard Lake Lions Club and the Howard Lake Christian Church who donated school supplies to the middle school. Thank you for helping our students be prepared for the first day of school.
The School Board recognizes Anne and Jason Uecker for donating books to the middle school library. Thank you for your donation.
The School Board recognizes Addie Mucha, Jen Ahrens, Joan Bauernschmitt, and Sheila Lorenson for volunteering their time to help with the middle school open house. Thank you for your continued support.
And communications of the August Laker; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Tintes motioned to approve the September treasurer’s report; Doering seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Weber motioned to approve the maximum at this time for the proposed 2010 payable 2011 property levy; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Jim Weninger, FFA Advisor and Ag Teacher, gave a tour of the high school grounds and the newly constructed green house. Bob and Pat Bakeberg gave a brief overview of the HLWW FFA Alumni. Mr. Weninger gave a brief power point presentation of the FFA and AG programs. Crystal Jones, former HLWW student, spoke on behalf of the FFA/AG programs. Sarah Marketon and William Schanus gave a brief power point presentation about the FFA and Ag programs.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Brian Matzke, from the Citizen State Bank of Waverly, reviewed a request to waiver from JOBZ tax liability. The board discussed the request and asked for additional information before making a decision.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Curriculum Director Jim Schimelpfenig gave a brief update on Q Comp.
(Item VII, Subd. F) The board discussed three different options to house the gymnastics program.
Weibel motioned to move the high school gymnastics program to the Five Star building in Winsted; Weber seconded; the board discussed the option of the Five Star building and the Middle School location; those in favor: Weibel, Weber, Doering, and Schaible; opposed: Tintes, Wiech; passed by majority.
The board further discussed what would the additional expenses be; such as insurance, and janitorial.
The consensus of the board was to move the high school gymnastics program to the Five Star Direct building or to the middle school site whichever is considered the best solution by the administration.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Wiech motioned to approve the request for an athletic checking account; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Principal Day gave a brief report.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a brief report.
Principal Olson gave a brief report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Each board member gave a brief committee meeting update.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a brief report.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting – not needed at this time.
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday October 11, 2010 6 pm Board Room
(Item X) Items for regular board meeting
• First reading of policies-annual policy review
• Leave/Resignations/retirements
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Fall School Board Election Canvass Dates
• Property and Liability Insurance
• Assurance of Compliance with State/Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination
• Seniority list
• Lane Changes
• Winter Coaching Staff
• Systems accountability report
• JOBZ request
• Gymnastics program location
Weibel motioned to adjourn at 8:48 pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully Submitted,
Charles Weber, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 18, 2010

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