HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, October 12, 2015
HLWW HS Media Center
The October 12, 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, Bush, Diers, Bravinder and Kocher. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Heuer motioned to approve the agenda; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the September 14, 2015 regular board meeting minutes, September 28, 2015 work session meeting minutes, October bills, enrollment, the leave request for Amanda Scheer effective September 17-October 16, 2015; and the following resignations: Marson Kottke as a preschool bus driver effective September 30, 2015; Sara Warren as a 7th Grade Volleyball Coach; and Jesse Tintes as a School Board member effective September 30, 2015, the following employment recommendations: Anna Grannum as .4 ELL and .2 GT effective September 21, 2015 due to an August resignation; Kyle Meyerson as a para at the high school effective September 2, 2015 replacing Kayti Heber; Kirstin Sanderson as a Preschool Bus Driver effective October 1, 2015 replacing Marson Kottke; Elayne Toerey as a 7th Grade Volleyball Coach beginning the fall of 2015 replacing Sara Warren; Stephanie Heaver as a para at Humphrey Elementary effective September 28, 2015 replacing Lisa Pauna; and the following lane changes: Troy Guentzel from BA30 to MA; Tony Kley from BA10 to BA20; Ashley Roemer from BA to BA10; Regina Sherod from BA10 to BA20; and Alexandra Thrasher from BA to BA10, winter coaching staff, the following communications: Elementary Laker News, Resource Training and Solutions Communicator, Teaching Today MN-Back to School 2015, and the American School Board Journal, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes the following support staff honored recently at the 5th annual Educational Support Staff recognition event: Dulce Palomares, Sandy Stallmo, Christina Kittock, and Steve Gagnon. 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 2015-16 homecoming royalty. Prince: Stephen Montgomery, Princess: Jess Uter, King: Jared Painshab, and Queen: Mady Woolhouse. Congratulations to everyone.
The School Board recognizes Lissa Gatz for her donation of $1260 to the district. Thank you Lissa for your donation and support of the district.
Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Bravinder motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Kyle Walter from ICS gave an update on the MAWSECO project.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Erin Kutz, our representative from Flagship Insurance, reviewed the Property and Casualty Insurance information and recommended the school renew coverage’s with Continental Western with the $5,000 property deductible, along with adding the Computer Fraud and Funds Transfer Fraud coverage as quoted. Heuer asked when our renewal date is. Kutz responded November 17. Heuer indicated she was concerned there was no increase in coverage and requested information of an inflationary increase of four percent on $5,000 and $10,000 deductible. Kutz said she will provide the requested information for the November meeting.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Sellner indicated because of Special Education needs we are requesting to hire two additional Paraprofessionals.
Diers motioned to approve the two additional para positions and hiring Kelly Frank and Sandra Fleischman; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Bush motioned to approve an additional van driver position and hiring Rochelle Mackedanz; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Bravinder motioned to approve the annual Assurance of Compliance report; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Heuer motioned to adopt the resolution for the districts application to the MN State High School League Foundation; Kocher seconded; those in favor Kocher, Diers, Bravinder, Bush, Heuer and Wiech; those opposed none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Heuer motioned to approve the student overnight trips to Deep Portage, and the National FFA Convention; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Sellner indicated the teacher seniority list is under review and will be brought to the November meeting for approval.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Wiech indicated we are requesting the 2015-17 teacher contract and two memorandums be approved. Bush said he liked the broadcasting club but would like to see more journalism. Bush also asked if students have to pay one fee or three for the year. Kocher responded it would be three; however the fees are only $25 per session. Bush asked why the fees are reduced for this and not others. Bush responded you aren’t being fair. Heuer said we aren’t paying for officials or transportation that is why there is a reduction in fees. Diers said you are out of order. Bush said if you adopt this it becomes a part of the contract. Heuer said student fees are not part of the contract. Wiech said we can put that on another agenda.
Heuer motioned to approve the 2015-17 teacher contract and memorandums; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Heuer motioned to allow MAWSECO to have naming rights of the building and we be allowed to call our portion Humphrey Hall; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. L) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading of the following policies: 505-Distribution of Nonschool-Sponsored Materials, 512-School Sponsored Student Publications & Activities, 513-Student Promotion, Retention, and Program Design, 517-Student Recruiting, 518-DNR-DNI Orders, 519-Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies, 520-Student Surveys, 528-Student Parental, Family, and Marital Status Nondiscrimination, 529-Staff Notification of Violent Behavior by Students, and 903-Visitors to School District Buildings and Sites.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Wiech indicated the principal reports are attached.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
Heuer asked what we do to replace our board member. Sellner and Greeley reported due to new legislation we will need to hold an election and due to restrictions we can only hold an election between April 8 and May 16, 2016; more information will follow in upcoming meetings.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Wiech indicated the school board committee reports are included to review.
(Item VIII, Subd. D) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
Community Concert – October 21 @ 1 p.m.
LEAA Awards – St. Cloud – November 4 @ 5:30 pm Bravinder,
Veterans Day Program – HS/MS - November 11 @ 8:15 am; Diers
Donuts for Dads/Muffins for Moms – November 12 @ 7:30 am-Humphrey Elm; November 19 @ 7:30 a.m.- Winsted Elm
HS Fall Musical – November 19-21 @7 p.m.-Bravinder,
Elementary Music Program – December 1 @ 1 & 7 p.m. @ HLWW High School-
MS Band Concert-December 8 @ 7 p.m.-
HS Winter Choir Concert – December 14 @ 7:30 p.m.- Bravinder,
MS Choir Concert-December 17 @ 7 p.m.-
HS Winter Band Concert – December 21 @ 7:30 p.m.-Bravinder,
(Item VIII, Subd. E) Wiech presented Leadership Development certificates to Michelle Heuer and Dwayne Diers for completing Phase I, II and III training.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Tuesday October 27, 2015 6:30 p.m. at the Old Middle School
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday November 9, 2015 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
Diers asked about the status of the empty lot across from the Humphrey Hall Gym. Sellner indicated our attorney is working on getting the restriction lifted.
(Item X) Items for next meeting
Work Session:
• Tour of MAWSECO Facility
Regular Meeting:
• MAWSECO Project Update
• Recognition’s
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Employment Recommendations
• Approve Second Reading of Policies
• Approve First Reading of Policies
• Approve Overnight Student Trips
• Approve Teacher Seniority List
• Approve 2014-15 Audit
• Approve World’s Best Workforce Plan
• Other
Heuer asked to have the discussion about valedictorian and salutatorian at the November meeting.
Diers asked how many have toured the Wright Tech Center, and maybe we could hold our next work session there. Heuer indicated she didn’t think we could hold a meeting out of the district.
Heuer motioned to adjourn at 7:25 p.m.; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 23, 2015.

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