HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, February 14, 2011
HLWW Board Room
The February 14, 2011 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:03 p.m. by Chairman Schaible. After the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Heuer, Wiech, Tintes, Kocher, Weber, and Weibel. Also present were Principals Mike Day, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jenifer Olson; Superintendent Brad Sellner, SMS Financial Consultant Bill Menozzi, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Chairman Schaible requested to table item C-Fund Balance Policy for corrections, and when we review item H-Lawn Care Estimates, there will be additional information given.
Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the changes; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the following: January 10, 2011 Regular Board Meeting, January 24, 2011 Work Session Meeting, February Bills, February Enrollment, Employment Recommendations of Seena Glessing for .50 FTE Ag Teacher for the second half of the 2010-11 school year; and Lisa Chrest as a para at Holy Trinity replacing Jill Oeffling, Approve Spring Coaching Staff- the Athletic Director recommends approving the spring coaching staff, Second Reading of Policies: 612.1-Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title I Programs; 620-Credit for Learning; 624-Online Learning Options, Communications-Elementary Laker News, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Jackson Houston who was named an Excel Award Winner. He is one of 32 juniors who have been honored by the Minnesota State High School League and AAA Minneapolis. This is the first time our district has had an Excel winner. Congratulations Jackson.
The School Board recognizes Kaylee Erickson and Luke Swedberg on being selected Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted’s triple A award winners for 2010-2011. Congratulations Kaylee and Luke.
The School Board recognizes CMC Player of the Week, Jett Leaf. Jett had 42 points, 16 assists, 7 steals and 12 rebounds in leading the Lakers to two wins. Congratulations Jett, keep up the good work.
The School Board recognizes the 2011Snowfest royalty: King-Matt Confeld, Queen-Emily Wareing, Prince-Wes Klammer, and Princess-Mia Kohn. Congratulations to all of you and best of luck in the future.
The School Board recognizes the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade honor roll students who were recognized with a breakfast and certificates on February 9th and 10th. Congratulations to all the students who were recognized at the honors breakfast.
The School Board recognizes PIE for donating two SMART boards to the elementary buildings. PIE is an active participant in the growth and development of our students and district. Thank you for your generous support.
The School Board recognizes Heidi Smith for taking the time to assist with the set up for an elementary activity night. Thank you Heidi for sharing your time, and expertise to get the evening starting in the right direction.
Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Barry Glienke, Principal Engineer; Bolton & Menk gave a presentation on the upcoming Howard Lake city street project.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Heuer reviewed the treasurer’s report. Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) The fund balance policy will be tabled and brought back to the March 14, 2011 Board meeting.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Wiech motioned to approve the additional part time (.5FTE) ECSE position for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Superintendent Sellner reviewed information about space concerns for the upcoming preschool classes. The consensus of board was to review the information, and at the work session the board would give the administration direction on how to move forward.
(Item VII, Subd. F) The board discussed the 2011-12 school calendar options. Heuer motioned to approve option 7 as the 2011-12 school calendar with further discussion on a possible change of the graduation date and time; Weibel seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Schaible asked the board to please review the proposed handbook changes for the high school, middle school, and elementary school and let the principals know if you have any questions or concerns.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Heuer reviewed the lawn care estimates.
Wiech motioned to approve Leisure Time for the 2011 lawn care, mowing, fertilizing, and weed control; Heuer seconded; those in favor: Kocher, Weibel, Tintes, Wiech, Heuer, and Schaible; Weber abstained; passed my majority.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Wiech motioned to approve ordering two new buses to be delivered prior to the 2011-12 school year; 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 report on committee meetings.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a brief report.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting – Monday February 28, 2011 6pm Board Room--yes
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday March 14, 2011 6pm Board Room
(Item X) Items for Work session
• Preschool planning
• Budget Planning for 2011-12
• Howard Lake street project
• Portable project at Winsted Elementary-space concerns
Items for regular board meeting
• Resolutions discontinuing and/or reducing programs & positions
• First reading of policies
• Second reading of policies
• Leave/Resignations/retirements
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Approve Handbook changes
• Possible actuarial study
Heuer motioned to adjourn at 8:15 pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully Submitted,
Charles Weber, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal March 21, 2011.

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