HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday April 8, 2013
High School Media Center
The April 8, 2013 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:04pm. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Kocher, Smith, Wiech, Tintes, and Heuer-via Skype; absent: Weibel. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson; SMS Financial Consultants Todd Netzke and Donna Wilson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible indicated there is an addition to the consent agenda, Item H-approval of additional track and softball coaches, and under New/Other Business, Item L-Elementary Para request. Wiech motioned to approve the agenda with the additions, Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Mr. Bush asked if the board was going to approve the additional 1⁄2 million dollars to the budget. Schaible responded the budget information presented at the work session is different than what we are approving tonight. Bush asked the board to reconsider his request from earlier this year to provide extra-curricular opportunities at no charge to students. Schaible said we have considered that request, and we are making small changes to absorb extra costs to students.
(Item VI) Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda with the additional coaching staff; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Winsted Elementary teachers Abby Carlson and Amy Ohlemacher-Lonetti gave a presentation about the schools of excellence award application for Winsted Elementary.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Schaible motioned to approve Phase I of the 2013-14 Budget; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Wiech motioned to approve the job description development proposal from AIM Resources; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Schaible indicated the district has a policy about public comment guidelines, however there is no time limit referenced. Schaible asked the Policy Committee to review MSBA’s recommendation of three to five minute limit and bring the policy to the board for approval.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Tintes motioned to approve the resolution appointing election judges for the May 23rd special election; Wiech seconded; those in favor: Wiech, Tintes, Smith, Kocher, Schaible, and Heuer; absent: Weibel; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Tintes motioned to amend the 2012-13 calendar as follows: March 5, 2013 –non-school day, March 18, 2013-non-school day, June 3, 2013 –school day, and June 4, 2013-school day; thus the last day for students would be June 4, 2013, and the last teacher day would be June 5, 2013; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Wiech motioned to approve lease space at the Middle School with MAWSECO for the STEP, TREK and Journeys programs; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Tintes motioned to adopt the resolution authorizing Jennifer Olson as LEA Representative and Robin Day/Bernice Pehl as Lead Teachers; Kocher seconded; those in favor: Kocher, Smith, Tintes, Wiech, Heuer, and Schaible; opposed: none; absent: Weibel; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Wiech motioned to approve Dorsey & Whitney LLP to provide written procedures for $500 for compliance with the IRS; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Superintendent Sellner asked for review of the student medication policy on behalf of the school nurse.
(Item VII, Subd. L The consensus of the board was for Principal Olson to move forward with posting the position and bring back a request for hire for board approval.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Principal Olson gave a report.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a report.
Principal Mix gave a report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Each board member gave a committee update.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
Schaible indicated we will have a work session on April 22nd to hear a presentation from Hasslen Construction and then the board will discuss what direction they’d like to go.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
* Work Session Meeting – Monday April 22, 2013 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
* Regular Board Meeting – Monday May 13, 2013 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for Work session
• Presentation from Hasslen Construction
• Discussion regarding construction management firms
Items for regular board meeting
• Leave/Resignations
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Approve Election Resolutions as needed
• District & School Parent Involvement Plan
• Para Contract Approval
Wiech motioned to adjourn at 7:55pm; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal May 27, 2013.

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