HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, April 11, 2011
HLWW Board Room
The April 11, 2011 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:06pm. 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, Jennifer Olson and Jim Schimelpfenig; Superintendent Brad Sellner, SMS Financial Consultant Bill Menozzi, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Chairman Schaible reported there was an additional recognition, information about graduation scholarships, letters from ALP students, and a new item A for the agenda-Resolution to Terminate Jolene Davidson. Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Kocher asked to add an item to the consent agenda to discuss a resignation of a teacher. Schaible explained the procedure when a staff member turns in a resignation. Principal Schimelpfenig also indicated that he has not met with Mrs. Haldy yet. Kocher explained that she just wanted to be sure there was a process in place.
Kocher motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the March 14, 2011 Regular Board meeting minutes, April bills, enrollment, extended medical leave for Don Buchan thru the 2010-11 school year; the resignation of Valerie Haldy as a middle school teacher and gymnastics coach, effective the end of the 2010-11 school year; lane changes for Andy Gagnon from BA30 to BA45; Brooke Thrall from BA to BA15; hiring Vicky Entinger for .3FTE for the ECSE position; Communications: Elementary Laker News, Resource Training & Solutions Communicator, Barth thank you; and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes HLWW’s FFA Agricultural Communications Team, Rebecca Zander, Rebecca Groos, Emily Mages, and Sabrina Kieser. The team placed first at State competition which took place on March 17th at the University of MN-St. Paul campus. Congratulations Communications Team on winning first place at State.
The School Board recognizes Cory Chrest, Jacob Ross, Bella Erstad and Lauren Munn for achieving over 200 points in the Elementary Accelerated Reader program. These students were treated to a lunch off campus with Superintendent Sellner and Principal Olson. Congratulations on your high achievement and keep reading!
The School Board recognizes elementary students of the month, with the theme of KINDNESS: Michael Hausladen, Madison Mengelkoch, Jacob Uecker, Brianna Huston, Jenna Pelnis, Rebecca Lorenson, Marah Green, Rebecca Uecker, Alexis Thomas, Emilee Gustafson, Charese Brown, Ella Bobrowske, Jack Stutsman, Aiden Rainwater, Brooke Baumann, Myma Redd, Lauren Nystrom, Maci Schwarz, Katrina Paul, Marlene Gutierrez, Tania Sanchez-Vega, and Stacy Yeazle. Congratulations and thank you for being a positive role model in school. We are proud of you!
The School Board recognizes Deb Cox-Johnson and the Howard Lake Library for arranging the opportunity for second, third and fourth grade students to attend a cultural performance in St. Cloud by the Stroyka Ballet Company. The students attended the presentation “Peter and the Wolf”. The Howard lake Library provided the field trip at no cost to the students through the use of Legacy Funds. Thank you for your dedication to the students and school district.
The School Board recognizes Wright County Dairy Princess Rebecca Groos, and Ambassador Katie Hirsch who were recently crowned. Congratulations Rebecca and Katie, and good luck in the future.
The School Board recognizes Carol Hayner for donating $2,000 to the FFA Greenhouse project. Thank you for your donation to the district.
The additional recognition:
The School Board recognizes the following chaperones: Steve Hoese, Wendy Drusch, Janell Koch, Paula Marketon, Rob Christensen and Tim Schlueter. They chaperoned the band and choir trip to New Orleans from April 5-10th. Thank you for your help and continued support of the school district.
Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Weibel motioned to adopt the resolution terminating Jolene Davidson; Tintes seconded; those in favor: Tintes, Wiech, Heuer, Weibel, Weber, Kocher, and Schaible; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Menozzi reviewed the treasurer’s report. Heuer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Wiech motioned to authorize the Superintendent to send a request for quotes for banking services; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Weibel motioned to authorize the Superintendent to seek bids for a partial roof replacement at Winsted Elementary; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Heuer motioned to approve the additional two first grade positions and a .5 math position at the high school for the 2011-12 school year; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Tintes asked the board to consider a staff position for someone to cover the high school weight room. The board discussed the position and asked that more information be brought forward before anything was decided.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Elementary Principal Jennifer Olson, gave a brief presentation about the elementary art program.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Schaible reviewed the portable classroom information. The board discussed the information. The consensus of the board was to allow the Superintendent to move forward with obtaining four portable classrooms at the Winsted Elementary site starting the 2011-12 school year.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Weibel motioned adopt the resolution to combine polling locations and move the polling site to the high school site; Wiech seconded; those in favor: Weibel, Weber, Kocher, Tintes, Wiech, Heuer and Schaible; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Weibel motioned to adopt the resolution discontinuing and reducing educational programs and positions; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Wiech motioned to approve the resolution terminating & nonrenewal of probationary teachers Elayne Teorey Randy Quistorff, Heidi Joy-Bursch, and Gary Schmidt; Heuer seconded; those in favor: Tintes, Wiech, Heuer, Weber, Kocher, and Schaible; opposed: Weibel; passed by majority.
Weibel motioned to approve the elimination of following paraprofessional staff positions: Marey Woolhouse, Jodi Utne, Mary Kay Stanek, Kathy Welman, Geraldine Dressel, Lisa Chrest, Janet Perry, and Cindy Decker; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Superintendent Sellner gave an update on what areas MAWSECO would use in the middle school building.
Wiech motioned to approve the lease with MAWSECO for additional space at the middle school; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Wiech motioned to approve the revised joint powers agreement with MAWSECO; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. L) Wiech motioned to approve the contract extension with Leisure Time for an additional year for lawn care not to exceed a three percent increase from this year; Weibel seconded; Weber abstained; passed by majority.
(Item VII, Subd. M) Heuer motioned to approve the lawn care estimates for the 2011 lawn care season with Jon’s Lawn Care for Yager Field for $70; and Andy’s Lawn for Winsted Elementary for $90; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. N) Heuer recommended only staff make up the snow day of March 23rd, not students. Sellner indicated the administration would hold a staff development day on Thursday June 9th and move the work day to Friday June 10th. The consensus of the board was to approve the recommendation.
(Item VII, Subd. O) Heuer motioned to adopt the resolution authorizing Jennifer Olson as LEA Representative and Robin Day as Lead Teacher; Tintes seconded; those in favor: Tintes Wiech, Heuer, Weibel, Weber, Kocher and Schaible; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. P) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the information regarding the middle school fencing project. The board discussed several options. Heuer requested adding an additional gate at the Yager Field site.
Weibel motioned to approve Century Fence as the vendor for the middle school fence project with the additional gate as suggested for Yager Field, not including the east and west sides or the tennis court. The board discussed optioned further. Weibel revised his motion to include the tennis court and not the east and west sides of Yager Field; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Principal Olson gave a brief report.
Principal Day gave a brief report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Each board member gave a brief report on committee meetings.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner reported all items have already been discussed.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting – Monday April 25, 2011 6pm Board Room-not needed at this time
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday May 9, 2011 6pm Board Room
• Work Session Meeting-May 23, 2011-6pm Board Room
(Item X) Items for regular board meeting
• First reading of policies
• Leave/Resignations/retirements
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Parent Involvement Compact
• Approve proposed placement of staff on Unrequested Leave of Absence
• Approve Original Budget for 2011-2012
Weibel motioned to adjourn at 8:15pm; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully Submitted,
Charles Weber, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal May 16, 2011.

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