HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday May 12, 2014
HLWW HS Media Center
The May 12, 2014 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:02 p.m.. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Wiech, Tintes, Smith and Kocher; absent: Heuer and Weibel. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible reported the following additions to the agenda: employment recommendation of Scott Berning as Athletic Director, and updated building project checks to the consent agenda, and the 2014-15 budget to item VII, Subd. D.
Wiech motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Charlie Bush asked the board to consider two things. Bush indicated the MCA testing is now optional, and asked the board to consider notifying parents they are optional. Bush also asked the board to have exit interviews with seniors and their parents to see what is good, and bad, and what should be improved.
Schaible thanked Mr. Bush for coming, and they will consider his requests.
(Item VI) Schaible reminded the board of the additional hire of Scott Berning as Athletic Director and the updated building project checks to the consent agenda.
Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the April 14, 2014 Regular Board Meeting, May bills, enrollment, the following employment recommendations: Annette Hystad as a DCD Teacher at the high school effective the 2014-15 school year replacing Amber Gunderson; Troy Guentzel as Girls Basketball Head Coach effective the 2014-15 season replacing Jason Kuehn; Sara Warren as an English Teacher at the high school effective 2014-15 school year, replacing Michael Kerr, Scott Berning as Athletic Director replacing Dale Decker, communications: Elementary Laker News, and Teaching Today Spring 2014 volume 2, the second reading and approval of the following policies: 618-Assessment of Student Achievement, 619-Staff Development for Standards, and 624-On Line Learning Options, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Robin and Char Hillmyer, Tom McKeown, and Brian Larson for their assistance during our last snowy weather encounter. We appreciate your assistance.
The School Board recognizes HLWW Students of Excellence: Students of Excellence are: Elyssa Erickson, Abigail Miller, Ryan Gailey, and Kira Karels. Students were chosen from among high schools in Central Minnesota and were honored at the annual Students of Excellence Banquet with parents and teachers sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions. Congratulations to these students for achieving this recognition.
The School Board recognizes all the FFA members who attended the Minnesota FFA Convention April 27-29, 2014. We are proud of your accomplishments, and congratulations to the following who placed: Nursery /Landscape -Keith Lent- 1st, AJ Thompson-5th, Hannah Thompson 7th, Alex Bestul-8th; Floriculture -Lindsay Marketon 1st, Maddie Weninger 2nd, Russell Bayerl 4th, Max Kittock 27th; Market Plan also State Winners — Ryan Gailey, Kyla Mauk, Abbey Weninger; Minnesota State FFA Vice President - Kyla Mauk; State FFA Proficiency Awards:Ag Communications-Abbey Weninger-1st; Outdoor Recreation –Kyla Mauk; Ag Mechanics and Repair-Jackson Triplett-2nd; Turfgrass Management-Spenser Weber-2nd; and National Chapter Award-2nd.
Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Jason Peterson from Kraus Anderson reviewed the bids for package 2, and asked for their approval. Schaible indicated we are under budget right now. Wiech reported we added the bus garage because we are under budget. Smith asked how long the flooring will last. Peterson indicated it is supposed to last for 15 years. Tintes indicated the sewer and water charges are substantial. Peterson explained he has been discussing the charges with the Howard Lake City Administrator, and there may be a small credit once they are reviewed however they are not very flexible. Sellner indicated the last time we built, there was no hook up out here, and since then the city has built a facility and are sharing it with Maple Lake and Annandale. Wiech indicated there is not a lot of negotiations that can be done. Peterson said they will not issue a building permit without the fees being paid. Schaible said we had to pay for the line being run, however we don’t own the line we turned it back over to the city for them to maintain.
Wiech motioned to approve the bids for package two; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
Schaible said we may have a work session to go over little details such as colors.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Curriculum Director/Principal Jason Mix reviewed the curriculum reports, and recommended their approval.
Wiech motioned to approve the curriculum reports; Tintes Seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Donna Wilson, SMS Financial Consultant, reviewed the treasurer’s report, and recommended its approval.
Tintes motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the 2014-15 budget information and asked for approval.
Wiech motioned to approve the 2014-15 budget; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Wiech motioned to approve the 5 cent each increase to lunch and breakfast prices; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Wiech motioned to approve the agreement with Hildi for an actuarial study; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Smith motioned to approve the IT Services contract with MAWSECO effective July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) The board discussed the leave request. Tintes motioned to approve the 5 year leave request for a HLWW Teacher; Smith seconded; Schaible was opposed; passed by majority.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the information regarding training for First Aid and CPR for coaches.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the sign information.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Kocher motioned to approve the overnight student trip for the band and choir students; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
Principal Mix indicated we will be reviewing all the dates of overnight student trips.
(Item VII, Subd. L) The Policy Committee will be meeting in June to review the new bullying policy updates.
(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 and update on committees.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
Sellner asked the board is there anything they would like more information on regarding Mr. Bush’s requests. Sellner said he understood what Bush was saying, however the test information is used for many things, such as teacher evaluations, and additional programming needs. Sellner said this is something we could have the new testing coordinator look into.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Tuesday May 27, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center-possible work session meeting to discuss transportation and building project items.
• Regular Board Meeting-Monday June 9, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting:
• Resolution relating to the non-renewal termination of a probationary teacher
• Leave/resignations
• Employment recommendations
• Recognitions
• Approve bid package
• Other
Wiech motioned to adjourn at 8:32 pm; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal June 16, 2014.

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