HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION MEETING
Monday, July 27, 2015
HLWW HS Media Center
The July 27, 2015 School Board Work Session meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:0 pm. 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; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner reported they have talked to Sun Share about solar opportunity. Sellner stated he is concerned about the 25 year commitment. Wiech suggested having the Buildings and Grounds Committee look into it so we don’t miss out on something. Heuer requested samples of what the billing would look like.
(Item V, Subd. B) Superintendent Sellner reported we have had a couple of ideas of renaming the old middle school, but we have some time before we need to decide.
(Item V, Subd. C) Diers motioned to approve the policy with the language changes, Humphrey Hall to be used as a temporary name, and keep the fee schedule the same and review it in 22 months; Bush seconded; the board discussed the policy further. Sellner reviewed the language changes. Heuer suggested to charge per concession stand, and the existing middle school to be called Humphrey Hall. Diers amended his motion to include the changes; Bush seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. D) Bush indicated he is opposed to fees of any kind, and he has issues with some of the items on the supply list; such as a $20 fee which is our responsibility to provide. Bush also indicated we bought Chrome Books for students but then required parents to buy an insurance policy for it. Wiech reported using the Chrome Books saves us curriculum dollars. Bush asked where the savings are. Sellner reported the savings is thru curriculum on line, and reference materials. Bush said he would like to see the district buy the Kleenex and hand wipes and eliminate the $20 fee. Sellner indicated the $20 fee is used to purchase all the supplies for students. Wiech also indicated we can get a better deal with group purchasing. Heuer indicated the younger students get involved and creates self-worth when they help pick out their school supplies; and when parents can’t afford it we make it happen. Bush indicated one in three kids are on the free and reduced program, and he ran for school board to make it better for kids; and he is concerned what we do with the money we have. Kocher indicated she hasn’t heard from anyone else about the concern over school supplies; she understood his passion; but just didn’t think it will be a big impact. Tintes proposed to table it and revisit it earlier for next year and have a better understanding what the Kleenex, wipes and napkins are used for. The consensus was to table it for now.
(Item V, Subd. E) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the administration goals and process for evaluations, and indicated Mr. Bush asked for this to be on the agenda.
(Item VI, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner reported:
• We will plan the public open house for the Middle School for August 20, 2015 from 6-8pm.
• We have had 17 new registrations; we are watching enrollment for Kindergarten and grade five.
• The State High School League is looking into offering a fall clay target activity. We are looking into it and Mr. Schmidt has a proposal for us to review.
(Item VI, Subd. B) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
• New Teacher Workshop Day – August 27(morning)
• Kindergarten Orientation - August 31--5-6:30 pm
• Winsted Elementary Open House – September 1--5-7 pm
• Humphrey Elementary Open House – September 1--5-7 pm
• District Staff Development Day – September 2 & 3 (morning)
• Middle School Open House – September 2--4:30-7:30 pm
• High School Open House – September 2--5-7 pm
• First Day of School – September 8-(morning)
• Support Staff Awards – St. Cloud – September 30 (evening)
(Item VI, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner reported board member Diers asked for an agenda item to allow board members to give information on any new items. Bush asked if there is a problem with the office space for the Vo Ag Department. Sellner responded each teacher has a classroom and the Ag area, with a separate office by the shop area as well; now with the shop program moving in-conjunction with the middle school the separate office space will need to be utilized by the shop teacher. Sellner also indicated it was designed as a shared area for Industrial Technology and the Ag Shop. The Ag department also uses the FACS room, Sellner reported.
(Item VII) Next Meeting Dates:
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday August 10, 2015 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
• Work Session Meeting - Monday August 24, 2015 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
(Item VIII) Items for next meeting
Regular Meeting:
• Leave/Resignations
• Employment Recommendation
• Recognition’s
• First Reading of Policies
• Second Reading of Policies
• MAWSECO Project Update
• Approve Treasurer Report
• Other
Work Session:
• Department Reports
(Item IX) Tintes motioned to close the meeting at 8:00pm; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
Tintes motioned to open the closed meeting at 8:06pm; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
The board members discussed the performance review and goals of the Superintendent.
(Item X) Heuer motioned to re-open the meeting at 9:13pm; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item XI) Tintes motioned to approve the performance review; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
Diers motioned to adjourn at 9:14 pm; Tintes seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 14, 2015.

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