HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday October 13, 2014
HLWW HS Media Center
The October 13, 2014 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:01 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 reported the addition of the building project bills to approve with the consent agenda, and two items for the budget. Heuer motioned to approve the agenda; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Liam Fury, a local Winsted Scout working to complete his Eagle Scout requirements, donated four benches to the district. The board thanked the Fury’s for their donation.
(Item VI) Wiech motioned to approve the consent agenda which included September 8, 2014 Regular Board meeting minutes, September 22, 2014 Work Session meeting minutes, October bills, October enrollment, approving the resignation of Tim Jensen as a regular route bus driver effective September 30, 2014; Kelly Utne from AM SAC during the school year effective September 2, 2014; Lacy Detlefson as Activities Director Secretary effective November 1, 2014; and the retirement of Addie Mucha as math specialist effective November 1, 2014, employment recommendations: Amanda Scheer as a SAC para effective September 8, 2014; Jami Berg as a regular route bus driver effective October 1, 2014 replacing Tim Jensen; and the following lane changes: Troy Guentzel from BA10 to BA20; Melanie Lawrence from BA45 to MA; and Heidi Joy Bursch from MA30 to MA40, winter coaching staff, the following communications: Resource Training & Solutions Communicator, Elementary Laker News, and a thank you card from the Dennis Lang family, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes the following support staff honored recently at the 4th annual Educational Support Staff recognition event: Michelle Johnson, Mark Nelson, Alissa Amland, and Kris Bakeberg. This event sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions, honors educational support staff who are an integral part of our school district. We congratulate you on this accomplishment, and thank you for your commitment to students of this district.
The School Board recognizes the following students who were crowned the 2014-15 homecoming royalty. Prince: Jack Jagodzinski, Princess: Mikayla Kittock, King: Liam Fury, and Queen: Marissa Fiecke Congratulations to everyone.
The School Board recognizes Cozette Eastman for being named CMC Female Player of the Week September 12, 2014. Cozette recorded 90 digs the week before including 31 digs in a conference match. Congratulations Cozette, keep up the good work.
The School Board recognizes Lissa Gatz who participated in the Best Buy Political Action Committee (PAC) Match Program, and donated $173.07 to the school district. Thank you for your donation to the district.
The School Board recognizes Superintendent Brad Sellner who received an Outstanding Service Award from Resource Training and Solution Wednesday October 8, 2014. Congratulations on receiving this award and thank you for your commitment to HLWW Schools.
The School Board recognizes Liam Fury for donating 4 benches. Mr. Fury is completing his Eagle Scout requirements and approached me this summer about building benches for the school to be placed outside. Mr. Fury has put a great deal of work into this project in which the school is grateful. Thank you for your donation to the district.
Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Rob Gemelke, from Kraus Anderson, gave an update on the middle school project.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Heuer motioned to approve the property and liability insurance with Continental Western with the $5,000 property deductible; Wiech seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Principal Mix, Seena Glessing and Michelle Sperle-Berg gave the Ramp Up To Readiness report.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Wiech motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Donna Wilson, SMS Consultant, reviewed the information on the 2014 payable 2015 proposed property levy, and indicated it appears to be going down by 7.52% at this time.
Schaible asked the board if there are no objections he would like to move Item K to the next item; there were no objections.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Greg Crow, Financial Advisor from Ehlers, discussed the possibility of refinancing the 2006 bonds. The consensus of the board was to move forward with refinancing the 2006 bonds now.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Heuer motioned to approve the posting of the seniority list; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Wiech motioned to approve the annual Assurance of Compliance report; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Bravinder motioned to adopt the resolution for the districts application to the MN State High School League Foundation; Heuer seconded; all were in favor; none opposed; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the information about the sale of the empty lot by the middle school. The consensus of the board was to contact a couple relators and try to sell the empty lot by the middle school.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Wiech motioned to approve the parent survey; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. L) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading on the following policies: 609-Religion; 801-Equal Access To School Facilities; 902-Use Of School District Facilities & Equipment; and 904-Distribution Of Materials On School District Property By Non School Persons.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Principal Schimelpfenig gave a report.
Principal Olson gave a report.
Principal Mix gave a report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Board members gave their committee reports.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting-Monday October 27, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center-not needed at this time.
• Regular Board Meeting-Monday November 10, 2014 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting:
• Leave/Resignations
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognitions
• Seniority List Approval
• Canvass Election Results
• Approve 2013-14 Audit
• Second Reading of Policies
• First Reading of Policies
• Other
Wiech motioned to adjourn at 8:37 pm; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 17, 2014.

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