HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday February 9, 2015
HLWW HS Media Center
The February 9, 2015 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:01 p.m. by Chairperson Wiech. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Wiech, Heuer, Tintes, Bush, Smith and Kocher; absent: Diers. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Heuer motioned to approve the agenda; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Sellner reviewed information about the child care leave request by a teacher after the start of the school year, and indicated the request meets the criteria in the FMLA Act.
Tintes motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the January 12, 2015 Organizational/Regular Board meeting minutes, January 26, 2015 Work Session meeting minutes, February bills, enrollment, the child care leave request from Brooke Thrall from September 21, 2015 to January 4, 2016; the resignations of Board Member Rick Smith effective following the February 9, 2015 school board meeting; and Janet Perry Special Education Secretary, effective February 13, 2015, the following employment recommendations: Gary Olson as a van driver effective January 26, 2015 replacing a 4.O driver; Leisha Diers as an ECFE teacher effective February 2, 2015 replacing Sara Minnich, the approval of the Academic Eligibility policy/procedure, the Elementary Laker News, Resource Training and Solutions Communicator, Teaching Today-Winter 2015 volume 2, a thank you from Krzmarzick, Adickes, and Taylor, and the following recognitions:
• The School Board recognizes Cole Gagnon for being selected CMC Athlete of the Week for February 2, 2015. In helping the Lakers to three wins last week, Cole scored 68 points, had 12 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. He shot 60% from the 3 pt. line, with 18 total 3’s, breaking the school record with 9 in one game. Congratulations Cole, keep up the good work.
• The School Board recognizes our 10 FFA State Degree recipients including Lindsay Marketon, Russell Bayerl, Benton Miller, Liam Fury, Jackson Triplett, Josie Bakeberg, Katie Utne, Lucas Hausladen, Andrew Kieser, and Abbey Weninger. This is the second highest amount of state degrees received in our chapter! Congratulations everyone, keep up the good work.
Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Rob Gemelke, from Kraus Anderson, gave an update on the middle school project. Gemelke indicated windows are being installed and should be completed in two to three weeks; roofing should be done by the end of next week; drywall, taping and painting have started in the classrooms; restroom and locker room tile work will start in two weeks; the gym slab and toping for the running track will start in a week and a half; there will be a lot of things happening in the next couple of weeks.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Gemelke reviewed the information about the field house flooring. Sellner indicated the Activities Director and Building Committee recommend the district approve the increase in the field house flooring.
Heuer motioned to approve PCO #80 for field house flooring; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Gemelke reviewed the information about the bus garage bids. Sellner asked if the board can approve the base bid now and the alternates at a later date. Gemelke replied the base bid and alternate one would need to be approved now because it is part of the metal building; however alternate two could wait.
Heuer motioned to approve the bus garage base bid and alternate one, and to hold on alternate two for further consideration; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Heuer motioned to approve the technology bid; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Donna Wilson, SMS Financial Consultant, reviewed the treasurer’s report, and recommended its approval.
Heuer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) The board discussed the 2015-16 school calendar options.
Heuer motioned to accept calendar option two with the following changes: adding March 23 as a day off, have school in session June 3, move the snow day to the next week and the work shop day to June 9; Smith seconded; Bush asked when would the senior’s last day be?; Heuer indicated we have never set that in a calendar; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Heuer motioned to approve the school board committee assignments; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Wiech indicated the board should determine the process for appointing a school board member. Bush motioned to do an application process; there was no second.
Heuer motioned to seek to appoint the next highest vote getter from the last election, and previously appointed by the board, which is Paul Bravinder; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Sellner indicated a teacher has submitted a three year child care leave request. Sellner indicated the law allows for this and if they are granted the leave they are not guaranteed the same position, but a position, and they do not accumulate benefits while out on leave.
Bush motioned to approve the extended childcare leave for a teacher starting the 2015-16 school year thru 2017-18 school year; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Bush motioned to approve the teacher degree advancement as presented; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Wiech reviewed the information about the MAWSECO Joint Powers amendment. Sellner indicated this protects us as a district, and is similar to the Wright Tech Center agreement.
Tintes motioned to approve the changes to the MAWSECO Joint Powers Agreement; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. L) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading of policy 902-Facility Use Policy.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner did not have a report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) The Principals gave written reports.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Wiech indicated this is where school board committee reports will be listed.
(Item VIII, Subd. D) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
Snow Fest Coronation – February 13 @ 1:50 p.m.- Kocher
High School Honors Breakfast (9 & 10) – February 11 @ 8 a.m. - Tintes
High School Honors Breakfast (11 & 12) – February 12 @ 8 a.m. - Tintes
FFA Week – Community Potluck – February 27 (lunch) Kocher, Diers
Community Ed Carnival – March 6 @ 6:30 p.m. - Wiech
Winsted-Elementary Musical – March 12 @ 1 & 7 p.m. - Kocher @ 1 p.m.; 7 p.m.-
Battle of the Books (@ HL Expo) – March 21 @ 9 a.m.- Bravinder
National Honor Society Banquet – March 24 @ 7 p.m. - Kocher
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday February 23, 2015 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday March 9, 2015 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting
Work Session:
• Department Report-MS/HS Merger
• Review revised 2014-15 budget – adopt in March
• Present Handbook changes (adopt changes in March)
• Technology Etiquette and Usage
• Senior Citizen Coffee Discussion
• Policy 902-Facility Use Policy
• ACT Testing Day at the High School
• Transition for the middle school and what will be done with everything in the current building
(Item XI) Wiech requested to close the meeting to discuss preliminary consideration of allegations or charges against an individual subject to the School Board’s authority and possible action with respect to employment of an employee.
Heuer motioned to close the meeting at 7:23 p.m.; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
Smith motioned to close the closed meeting at 8:31 p.m.; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
Smith motioned to re-open meeting at 8:31 p.m.; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item XII) Smith motioned to approve the resolution relating to the employment of an employee; Kocher seconded; those in favor: Smith, Kocher, Tintes, and Wiech; opposed: Heuer and Bush; passed by majority.
Bush motioned to adjourn at 8:37 p.m.; Smith seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal March 23, 2015.

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