HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, April 13, 2015
HLWW HS Media Center
The April 13, 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, Diers, Bravinder and Kocher. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Heuer motioned to approve the agenda; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Jeff Granrud, reviewed the history of the wrestling program at HLWW. Granrud also indicated he feels it was inaccurate to relieve him of his duties as a head wrestling coach. Andrew Reimer spoke in support of Jeff Granrud, and indicated he should have been given more notice. Martin (Bud) C. Ostvig spoke on behalf of Jeff Granrud, and said he is dumbfounded about the decision. Louise Arlien, spoke on behalf of Jeff Granrud. Marie Reimer, spoke on behalf of Jeff Granrud. Tom Matheson, said he has volunteered coach with Jeff Granrud, it will be very difficult to replace him.
Kirk Jensen, spoke on behalf of the little league basketball program, and expressed concern regarding the fees for use of the facilities. Sellner indicated the facility use policy is being reviewed and updated, once we have things in order we will be contacting groups and discussing it with them.
Sarah Schanus, spoke on behalf of Jeff Granrud, and said her boys have grown into strong men because of him.
Stacy Smeida, representing a softball group, asked about the softball field use, and indicated she was happy to know Mr. Sellner is open to having a conversation with groups about facility use.
Granrud thanked everyone who spoke on his behalf however he still requests the board consider and accept his resignation as head wrestling coach.
George Montgomery, said it has become more of a political point of view; and it is difficult to be loyal to the classroom and to those who stabbed you in the back.
(Item VI) Wiech asked to remove check number 35447 from the consent agenda it is incorrect. Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the March 9, 2015 regular board minutes, March 23, 2015 work session minutes, April bills except for check number 35447, April enrollment, the resignations of James Schwan, Middle School teacher, effective the end of the 2014-15 school year; Nikki Schan as 8th Grade Volleyball Coach; Heather DeMorett as 7th Grade Volleyball Coach; Jeff Granrud as Head Wrestling Coach; and Kelly Utne as a para effective April 15, 2015, the following lane change requests: Dan Athman from MA10 to MA30; Troy Guentzel from BA20 to BA30; Laura Heuer from MA30 to MA40; Tony Kley from BA to BA10; Vawn Krzmarzick from MA30 to MA60; Carol Meyerson from BA to BA10; Amy Ohlemacher-Lonetti from BA20 to BA30; Tanya Remer from MA to MA10; and Regina Sherod from BA to BA10, the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes PIE for their continued support of students and school programs. Thank you for your recent donation to classrooms and the media center as part of the ReadAThon fundraiser.
The School Board recognizes 3M for donating 100 rolls of blue painters tape for the new middle school for students and staff to use. Thank you for your donation and support of the school district.
The School Board recognizes Amanda Delude for being named Section 7A coach of the year by the MN State HS Gymnastics Coaches Association! Congratulations Amanda, thank you for all you do for HLWW Gymnastics!
The School Board recognizes the FFA for sharing their presentations with Winsted and Humphrey Elementary first grade students. The connections made and the rapport between elementary and high school students are incredibly important, and the pizzas were delicious too!
The School Board recognizes FFA and KLKR for participating in the SciTech event yesterday. Thank you for participating in this event.
The School Board recognizes HLWW FFA for being chosen as the outstanding FFA chapter at the Region IV FFA banquet on April 9th. Congratulations and keep up the good work.
The following communications: Elementary Laker News, Resource Training & Solutions Communicator, Resource Training & Solutions Summer Catalog, Teaching Today-Spring 2015 Volume 1, Thank you card from Sellner family.
Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Rob Gemelke, from Kraus Anderson, gave an update on the middle school project.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Tintes motioned to approve PCO #81 for the bus garage expansion; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Heuer motioned to approve PCO #21-Paving and Additional Refuse Enclosure; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the building construction owner items as follows: Fitness Room Equipment, $140,606; Middle School Furniture $318,936.99 office furniture; TV & Connections $27,666.85; Epoxy Flooring for Locker Rooms (HS & MS) $31,935; and Wrestling Room Flooring & Mat $33,514. Sellner also indicated the Building Committee recommends approval of all items.
Heuer motioned to approve all the construction owner items as listed; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Bush motioned to approve the resolution authorizing a lease agreement with Kinetic Leasing; Heuer seconded; Wiech read the resolution; those in favor: Heuer, Tintes, Bush, Bravinder, Diers, Kocher and Wiech; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Bravinder motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) The consensus of the board was to request quotes for auditing.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Heuer motioned to approve the resolution relating to termination and nonrenewal of probationary teaching contracts; Tintes seconded; those in favor: Kocher, Diers, Bravinder, Bush, Tintes, Heuer, and Wiech; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Diers motioned to designate Brad Sellner, Superintendent or Julie Stifter, MARSS Coordinator, as the Identified Officials with Authority to authorize user access to MDE secure websites for ISD#2687; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Heuer motioned to approve the asbestos bid with VCI for phase I and the owner option and Lindstrom Environmental for phase II; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Superintendent Sellner indicated the Budget Committee recommends approving Leisure Time for the Waverly, Winsted and High School site, and Jon’s Lawn Care for Yager Field and Leisure Time for weed and fertilization district wide. Bush motioned to approve the lawn care estimates for the 2015 lawn care season; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. L) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the information regarding custodial positions.
(Item VII, Subd. M) Heuer motioned to approve the Negotiations Committee members to hear grievances; Bravinder seconded; Diers and Kocher said they would be alternates if needed; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. N) Heuer motioned to approve the student overnight trips to the State FFA Convention and the Softball Tournament at Brooklyn Park; and the Cheerleading Camp at Winona; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. O) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading of the following policies: 401-Equal Employment Opportunity; 402-Disability Nondiscrimination; 406-Public & Private Personnel Data; 407-Employee Right To Know-Exposure to Hazardous Substances; 704-Development & Maintenance of an Inventory of Fixed Assets; 714-Fund Balances; 802-Disposition of Obsolete Equipment & Material; and 902-Facilities & Equipment
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Wiech indicated the Principals have submitted their written reports.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Wiech indicated the School Board Committee Reports are attached for you to review.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Wiech reviewed the Board Member Event Appearances.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday April 27, 2015 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday May 11, 2015 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting
Work Session:
• Department Report-
• Approve Phone Bid
• Review 2015-16 Preliminary Budget
• Renaming the old middle school
Regular Meeting:
• Approve MAWSECO Contracts
• Approve Breakfast/Lunch Increase
• Approve 2015-16 Budget
• Approve RFQ for Auditing
• Recognitions
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Employment Recommendations
Heuer motioned to adjourn at 7:57 p.m.; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal June 1, 2015.

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