HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday September 8, 2014
HLWW HS Media Center
The September 8, 2014 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:04 pm. by Chairman Schaible. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Schaible, Heuer, Wiech, Tintes, Bravinder, Smith and Kocher. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Schaible indicated there is an additional employment recommendation for Heather Walton and a revised building project bill report to be added to the consent agenda.
Wiech motioned to approve the agenda with the updates; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Christiane Cuadros, spoke about a concern she had about the special needs room her son used.
(Item VI) Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the August 11, 2014 regular board meeting minutes, September bills, updated building project bills, enrollment, the medical leave for Chris Starr from August 25, 2014 thru October 20, 2014, and Regina Sherod childcare leave from approximately November 20, 2014 thru January 16, 2015; the resignation of BJ Kowalke custodian at Winsted Elementary effective July 31, 2014; the resignation of Marey Woolhouse, a para at Winsted Elementary effective August 25, 2014; the resignation of Nikki Matheson, a para at Humphrey Elementary effective August 13, 2014; and Christine Kalway as a regular route bus driver effective August 11, 2014, the fall coaching staff, the employment of Bryan Harju as evening custodian at the middle school effective August 27, 2014 because of a resignation at Winsted Elementary which was filled by a transfer from the middle school; Kari Berg as a regular route bus driver replacing Christine Kalway effective August 20, 2014; and Gary Whitcomb reduced to 1/2 a route effective the 2014-15 school year and Ado (Dutch) Poel moving to a full route, the employment of Heather Walton for ELL/GT position, the second reading of the following policies: 410-Family & Medical Leave, 413-Harrassment & Violence, 414-Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect, 415-Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment, 506-Student Discipline, 522-Student Sex Nondiscrimination, 524-Internet Acceptable Use, 616-School District System Accountability, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Kassandra Scherping and Taylor Lachermeier who were recently crowned two of three girls as Winsted Ambassador for 2014-15. Congratulations Kassandra and Taylor, and good luck in the future.
The School Board recognizes Terri and Greg Bestul for making signs for HLWW students over the past several years. Thank you very much for your time and dedication to the school and students of the district. We wish you the best of luck in the future.
Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Rob Gemelke, from Kraus Anderson, gave an update on the progress of the middle school building project.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Heuer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Smith motioned to approve the maximum Certification of the proposed 2014 payable 2015 Property Levy; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Tintes motioned to approve hiring Richard Smith as the Broadcasting Club Advisor; Kocher seconded; Smith abstained; passed by majority.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Wiech motioned to approve the teacher evaluation plan; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Superintendent Sellner indicated the City of Howard Lake would like to do a study regarding the best way to use the property of the current middle school. Sellner said he will keep the board informed.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Schaible reported we have discussed the need for replacement of band equipment. Principal Mix stated Ms. Dailey went through all the instruments and put together an improvement plan. Superintendent Sellner indicated we should wait until after the audit before we make any decisions.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the World’s Best Workforce strategic plan. Wiech motioned to approve the World’s Best Workforce report process; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Principal Mix gave a report.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a report.
Principal Olson gave a report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Scott Berning, Activities Director, gave a report.
Superintendent Sellner introduced Kelli Westling, the new Dean of Students and Assessment and Testing Coordinator.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) There were no committee reports. Heuer reported Superintendent Sellner has received an Outstanding Service Award thru Resource Training and Solutions and will be recognized October 8th at a customer appreciation celebration.
(Item VIII, Subd. D) Superintendent gave a report.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday September 22, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center-plan for a potential meeting to approve contracts.
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday October 13, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting:
• Leave/Resignations
• Lane Changes/Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Property & Liability Insurance
• Seniority List Posting
• Assurance of Compliance with State/Federal Law Prohibiting Discrimination
• Resolution for District Application to MSHSL
(Item XI) Wiech motioned to close the meeting at 7:50 p.m.; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
The closed meeting started at 8:03 p.m.. to discuss negotiations strategies.
Heuer motioned to end the closed session at 9:05 p.m.; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item XII) Kocher motioned to open the regular session at 9:06pm; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item XIII) Wiech motioned to approve the Bus Driver and Secretary contracts; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
Tintes motioned to adjourn at 9:10 pm; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 20, 2014.

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