HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
High School Media Center
The November 13, 2012 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD#2687 was called to order at 7:04 pm. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Kocher, Weber, Weibel, Tintes, Wiech, and Heuer. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principal Jason Mix, SMS Financial Consultant, Joanna Nigon, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible reported there is an addition to the consent agenda: a medical leave request for Char Hillmyer, and a written principal report from Jim Schimelpfenig.
Weber motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Schaible reminded the board of the medical leave addition to the consent agenda. Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the October 8, 2012 Regular School Board meeting minutes, November bills, enrollment, a six week extended medical leave for Char Hillmyer, the resignation of Janis Fitzpatrick effective January 4, 2013 as the middle school secretary, Heidi Gustafson effective November 2, 2012 as morning SAC supervisor at Winsted Elementary; and the retirement of Karen Westrup effective November 25, 2012 as a middle school para, the employment of Geraldine Dressel as the Letter Club/Concession Stand Advisor; Kelly Morress as a para at Humphrey Elm., effective November 13, 2012, the Winter Coaching assignments as listed, the second reading on the following policies: 307-Organizational Chart;201-Legal Status of the School Board; 202-School Board Officers; 203-Operation of School Board; 203.1-School Board Procedures; 203-5-School Board Meeting Agenda; 203-6-Consent Agenda; and 204-School Board Meeting Minutes, the following communications: a thank you from Fred Nus family, and the Elementary Laker News, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes those who helped out with the 3rd Annual Senior Citizen Fine Arts Concert: Dan Boeson, Jason Mix, Laker Pride Coordinators Adam Koeppe and Kathy Leukuma, Duane Lichy, Julie Hemmesch, Michelle Johnson, Chris Starr and Tricia Johnson who helped make the Community Concert a great success. Approximately 100 people from our communities were able to come and enjoy the performance at the high school. Thank you to everyone who made this a wonderful experience for all those who were able to attend.
The School Board recognizes the teachers honored recently at the 21st annual Leadership in Educational Excellence (LEEA) banquet: Jeff Goudy, Sarah Schanus, and Ashley Roemer. This annual event sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions, honors educators for their dedication to teaching and inspiring students. We congratulate you on this accomplishment, and thank you for your commitment to students of this district.
The School Board recognizes CMC Cross Country Player of the week Connor Schank. Connor lead HLWW to the CMC Cross Country title by placing 1st with a time of 17:00. Congratulations Connor on a great season.
The School Board recognizes the HLWW Boys Cross Country team for winning the conference. Congratulations to the following team members: Jordan Jeseritz, Jacob Peterson, Josiah Riemer, Gabe Synstelien, Spenser Weber, Russell Bayerl, and Connor Shank.
Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Joanna Nigon, SMS Financial Consultant, reviewed the treasurer’s report, and recommended its approval. Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Superintendent Sellner reported as part of the audit, the district reviews the GASB 34 rules. Sellner further explained the recommendation from SMS Financial Consultants, is to raise the Capital Asset threshold from $1,000 to $3,000.
Heuer motioned to raise the threshold to $3,000; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Jim Weninger, FFA Advisor, and several FFA students gave a brief presentation about the National FFA Convention.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Weber motioned to approve the violent event coverage with Continental Western; Weibel seconded. The board discussed the information; Heuer clarified the coverage is third party coverage. Motion passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Wiech motioned to approve the seniority list; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Weibel motioned to adopt the resolution to canvass the fall school board election; Wiech seconded; those in favor: Weibel, Weber, Kocher, Tintes, Wiech, Heuer, and Schaible, none opposed; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Wiech motioned to adopt the resolution authorizing issuance of certificates of election; Weibel seconded; those in favor: Kocher, Weber, Weibel, Tintes, Wiech, Heuer and Schaible, none opposed; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Weber motioned to approving the application request of cooperative sponsorship of girls’ gymnastics with Holy Trinity; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Superintendent Sellner gave an update on activity passes.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the information on school fees. Mr. Bush commented this was good, but asked the board to consider a one-time fee of $80 so more students would be able to participate. Schaible said the board would take his suggestion into consideration. Heuer further indicated they will consider the request, as they start to build the budget for next year.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the process the district currently uses for substitute calling, and that many districts in our area are using a contracted service. Sellner reviewed the information from Teachers On Call, and would be requesting approval at the next meeting.
(Item VII, Subd. L) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading on the following policies: 503-Student Attendance; 527-Student Use & Parking of Motor Vehicles; 907-Rewards, 209- Code of Ethics, 210-Conflict of Interest-School Board, 213-School Board Committees, 301-School District Administration, 302-Superintendent, 303-Superintendent Selection, 304-Superintendent Contract, Duties & Evaluation. Wiech requested reviewing policy 209 because there are many changes.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Principal Olson and Schimelpfenig have written reports.
Principal Mix gave brief report.
(Item VIII, Subs. B) Each board member gave a brief committee update.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a brief report.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Laker Pride Meeting – Monday November 19, 2012 6 pm
• BUILD Committee Planning Meeting – Monday November 19, 6 p m @ High School.
• Focus Group-November 22, 2012, 6 pm District Office Conference Room
• Work Session Meeting – Monday November 26, 2012 6 pm HLWW HS Media Center
• Negotiations Committee Meeting – Tuesday November 27, 2012 5pm
• Policy Committee Meeting – Monday December 3, 2012 at 5 pm @ Dist. Office
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday December 10, 2012 6 pm HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for Work Session
• Facility Survey update
Items for regular board meeting
• Truth In Taxation Hearing
• Leave/Resignations/retirements
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Approve 2011-12 Audit
• Final levy limitation and certification of 2012 payable 2013
• Approve Employment Contracts
• Sub calling employment agency approval
• Other
Weibel motioned to adjourn at 8:25 pm; Weber seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully Submitted,
Charles Weber, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 17, 2012.

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