HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, August 10, 2015
HLWW HS Media Center
The August 10, 2015 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:00 p.m.. by Vice-Chairperson Tintes. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Tintes, Heuer, Bush, Diers, Bravinder and Kocher; absent: Wiech. 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) Jan Fitzpatrick and Nancy Remer, from the Waverly Auxiliary, presented the school board with American flags and holders for the middle school classrooms. Fitzpatrick and Remer also thanked the board members, district and administration for their patriotism; and for the music department for contributing to their Memorial Day services each year.
(Item VI) Diers asked for clarification in the July 27, 2015 meeting minutes for Humphrey Hall to be used as a temporary name and to review the facility policy in 22 months. Heuer also indicated Kraus Anderson was misspelled. Bravinder asked why Kayti Heber was listed on the Activities Director letterhead before she was approved at tonight’s meeting. Superintendent Sellner reported sometimes we need to hire an employee before it goes to the school board for official approval.
Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda with the changes and including the July 13, 2015 regular board meeting minutes, July 27,2015 work session meeting minutes, August bills, the resignations of Rita Moravec, as AD Secretary effective immediately; the resignation/retirement of Carollyn Montes DeOca as a bus driver effective July 29, 2015; and the resignation of Heather Walton as a .2 Gifted & Talented teacher effective 8-6-15, the employment recommendations of Kayti Heber as AD Secretary effective August 2015, replacing Rita Moravec; Joe Puncochar as 7th grade Football Coach effective the Fall of 2015 replacing Nathan Brusky; Darrin Blanchette as Asst. Gymnastics Coach beginning the winter of 2015, replacing Regina Sherod; Lexi Leukuma as Jr. High Gymnastics Coach beginning the winter of 2015; MaryKay Stanek as a Humphrey Elementary Para replacing Michelle Montgomery effective the 2015-16 school year; and Britta Barth as a SPED teacher at the middle and high school effective the 2015-16 school year replacing Jackie Braun, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Kraus Anderson, Wendel Architects, and ICS Consulting for donating to the school districts calendar. Thank you very much for your donation.
The School Board recognizes Warren Wier for helping move middle school furniture and coordinating the helpers for the project. Thank you for your time and commitment to the school district.
Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
The consensus of the board was to move to item C until Rob Gemelke from Kraus Anderson arrived.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Heuer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Rob Gemelke, from Kraus Anderson, gave an update on the middle school project.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Rob Gemelke, from Kraus Anderson, reviewed PCO 119-ball fields, and additional parking lot. Bush expressed concern over the cost of the ball fields and additional parking lot. Bush also indicated Mr. Weninger is losing space. Superintendent Sellner reported Weninger took over the wood shop area and office that was meant for wood shop. Sellner also indicated FFA/Ag has the greenhouse and the FACS room in addition to their classroom and Ag Shop. Tintes said the taxpayers have asked for the additional parking. Sellner reported he asked the City of Howard Lake if we can put in a rock lot, they denied the request based upon the city limit restrictions. Bush expressed concern over the amount of money. Heuer said we asked the voters and the feedback was to do something with the fields and parking. Bravinder asked if this is bringing Yager Field here. Sellner said yes. Bravinder said if we vote against it and determine in a few years we need it; the cost will go up $80,000. Tintes said the majority is for parking and a small portion for the ball fields. Tintes indicated that parking was a high priority from the taxpayers. Heuer asked what portion of this is in the budget. Sellner said it will all come from the contingency funds, about $800,000. Gemelke said it would take about half. Bravinder asked where we are at with the budget. Gemelke said we are still expecting about $50,000. Sellner said the only other item out there is the electronic sign.
Heuer motioned to approve PCO #119-ball fields and additional parking lot; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Heuer, Bravinder, Diers, Kocher and Tintes; opposed: Bush; passed by majority.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Donna Wilson, SMS Financial Consultant, reviewed the 10 year Long Term Facilities Maintenance Plan, and recommended its approval. Superintendent Sellner indicated this is just an initial plan to get us started.
Bravinder motioned to approve the 10 year long term facilities maintenance plan; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Activities Director, Scott Berning, played the MN State High School League Video, Why We Play for the board members, and then discussed the information.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Activities Director, Scott Berning, reviewed the information regarding a fall clay target season.
Heuer motioned to approve the fall clay target season; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) The policy committee recommends the first reading of the following annual policies: 410-Family and Medical Leave, 413-Harassment and Violence, 414-Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse, 415-Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, 506-Student Discipline, 514-Bullying Prohibition, 522-Student Sex Nondiscrimination, 524-Internet Acceptable Use and Safety, 616- School District System Accountability, and 806-Crisis Management.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Tintes indicated the school board committee reports are included for review.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
• New Teacher Workshop Day – August 27 (morning) Heuer
• Kindergarten Orientation – August 31--5 - 6:30 p.m., Heuer asked if this was at one site or both; if it is at both she would prefer Humphrey Elementary.
• Winsted Elementary Open House – September 1 - 5-7 p.m.
• Humphrey Elementary Open House – September 1 - 5-7 p.m. - Heuer
• District Staff Development Day – September 2 & 3 (morning)
• Middle School Open House – September 2 - 4:30-7:30 p.m. - Bravinder,
• High School Open House – September 2 - 5-7 p.m. - Bush
• First Day of School – September 8 (morning)
• Support Staff Awards – St. Cloud – September 30 (evening) --Bravinder,
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday August 27, 2015 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday September 14, 2015 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting
Work Session:
• Department Report-
• Update on Testing Assessment Results 2015
• Discuss Solar Garden Project with Wright Hennepin
Regular Meeting:
• MAWSECO Project Update
• Middle School Building Project Update
• Recognitions
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Employment Recommendations
• Approve Second Reading of Policies
• Approve First Reading of Policies
• Certify Proposed 2015 Payable 2016 Property Levy
• Approve World’s Best Workforce Report
• Other
Superintendent Sellner reported we received sad news regarding our former ELL Teacher’s passing; her funeral was today at St. Cloud.
(Item XI) Heuer motioned to close the regular meeting to discuss negotiations strategies at 7:18 p.m.; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
Heuer motioned to open the closed meeting at 7:25 p.m.; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
Heuer motioned to adjourn the closed meeting at 8:27 p.m.; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
Bravinder motioned to adjourn at 8:28 p.m.; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 21, 2015.

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