HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday July 22, 2013
High School Media Center
The July 22, 2013 School Board Work Session meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:06 p.m. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Smith, Weibel, Tintes, Wiech, and Heuer; Kocher arrived at 6:10 p.m. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jim Schimelpfenig and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Heuer motioned to approve the agenda; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI, Subd. A) Heuer motioned to approve the Kraus-Anderson Construction Management firm contract; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI, Subd. B) Greg Crowe and Betsy Knoche from Ehlers reviewed the legislative referendum changes. Crowe said a new location equity revenue (LER) is created for fiscal year 2015, which allows a district with any property in the seven county metro area to collect $424 per adjusted pupil unit. Districts that receive this revenue will have their referendum revenue (from existing approved referendums) reduced by the same amount. Each district’s FY2015 referendum authority for existing approved referendums will be recalculated so that, in total, the authority generates the same revenue in FY 2015. For most districts, the effect of the new first tier will be to reduce referendum levies and increase aid. Equalization aid is calculated based on referendum market value per resident pupil unit, even though adjusted pupil units are used to calculate total revenue.
(Item VI, Subd. C) John Huenink from Kraus-Anderson, gave and update on the middle school and elementary building projects. Betsy Knoche from Ehlers reviewed the tax impact information. The board discussed the building project, and the consensus of the board was to hold a special meeting on Monday July 29th to further discuss and possibly determine if we will be holding another building bond election in November.
Schaible asked each board member to review the information and come to the meeting Monday night with their decision if they want to hold an election in November, and if so how do they want to formulate the project.
Schaible said there will be a special school board meeting Monday July 29, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the high school media center to discuss the potential building bond project.
(Item VII) Next Meeting Dates:
• Regular Board Meeting – Monday August 12, 2013 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Work Session Meeting – Monday August 26, 2013 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item VIII) Items for regular board meeting
• Leave/Resignations
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Future Building Referendum Discussion
• Principal Evaluation System
• Close meeting for performance review of Superintendent
• Resolution to opt out of equity location revenue
• Other
Superintendent Sellner reported our attorney moved to the law firm Ratwik, Roszak, and Maloney and indicated the district will also be doing so to maintain services with the same attorney. However we will still maintain Knutson, Flynn, Hetland, and Deans for all our special education and election attorney needs.
Wiech motioned to adjourn at 8:49 p.m.; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 2, 2013.

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