HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Board of Education Regular Meeting
Monday, March 14, 2016
HLWW HS Media Center
The March 14, 2016 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) Wiech asked for the following additions to the agenda: to the Consent Agenda-building project bills, a resignation and a new hire; also to New/Other Business: we are switching Items B & C around and there is also a Resolution for Subcontracting for Transportation. Superintendent Sellner reported we should be seeing the finals pays to the contractors by the next board meeting.
Heuer motioned to approve the agenda with the additions and changes; 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 February 8, 2016 Regular Board meeting minutes, February 22, 2016 Work Session meeting minutes, March bills, Building Project bills, Student Activity Account Update-Per Audit requirements, March Enrollment, the family leave request of Leisha Diers approximately April 27, 2016 through June 9, 2016; Char Hillmyer medical leave extension; the resignations of Tony Kley as Assistant Football Coach; Chad Gagnon as Head Boys Basketball Coach effective the end of the 2015-16 season and Brooke Thrall as a 5th grade teacher at the middle school effective the end of the 2015-16 school year, the following employment recommendations: June Pawelk as a night custodian at the HS/MS site effective March 28, 2016; Valerie Watts as a van driver effective February 22, 2016, replacing Gary Olson; an additional half hour per day in food service for Erica Arvidson; ECFE Positions; and Barb Fasching and Angela Mochinski as part time Early Childhood Para’s effective March 14, 2016-based upon current staffing needs.
Communications - Elementary Laker News, MSBA Phase III & IV Training, Teaching Today MN Winter 2015-16 Volume 1, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes this years snow fest King Noah Egeberg and Queen Lexi Jo McAlpine. Congratulations on being selected for this years snow fest royalty.
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.
The School Board recognizes Maggie Miller who reached the 1,000 point mark for her Laker Basketball career. Congratulations Maggie, keep up the good work!
Diers seconded; Diers asked about the Student Activity information didn’t add up; Heuer said we talked about it and changed the headings from debits to deposits, and credits to expenses. Diers that will work. Heuer asked for the updated version to be uploaded to Board Book; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Ryan O’Connor and Steve Nisbet from Wright-Hennepin Electric gave a presentation about solar panels.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Kocher motioned to approve the adjustments to the annual budget; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Heuer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Heuer motioned to adopt the resolution appointing election judges for the April 19, 2016 Special Election; Kocher seconded; those in favor: Kocher, Diers, Bravinder, Bush, Heuer, and Wiech; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Diers motioned to approve the handbook changes; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Heuer motioned to approve the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school calendars; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Superintendent Sellner gave a presentation regarding subcontracting transportation services. Sellner indicated this is the next step in the process to officially request for subcontracting transportation quotes.
Heuer motioned to adopt the resolution to consider authorizing subcontracting for transportation services; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Heuer, Bush, Bravinder, Diers, Kocher and Wiech; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) The board members discussed meeting per diems for appearances.
Heuer motioned to finalize a list of events as not entertainment for a $25 per diem rate; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Wiech indicated the High School Leadership Team recommends continuing to have the tradition of Valedictorian and Salutatorian at graduation and implementing the Cum Laude status designation for those qualified graduates instead of a blanket statement of “Honor Graduates”: Summa Cum Laude: GPA of 3.9 and above; Magna Cum Laude: GPA of 3.76 to 3.89; Cum Laude: GPA of 3.5 to 3.75. Bush asked how we will be recognizing those students. Sellner indicated he was not sure, we will get back to you on how it will be recognized. Bush said this is a good compromise.
Heuer motioned to approve moving to Cum Laude status according to the letter of recommendation; Kocher seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) The board discussed items for the work session.
Bush asked to have the leadership team look at what we can do to help achieve a 100% graduation rate. Sellner reported we are at 96-97%; which usually means only one to two students didn’t graduate, however they have attended our ALP and usually have been able to achieve graduation within the summer.
Sellner reported we will have more information regarding the solar project.
Bush asked to look into what incentives can we have for seniors to attend the last quarter.
Bravinder motioned to approve the work session items as discussed; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. K) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading of the following policy: 530-Immunization Requirements.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Attached are the written school board committee reports.
Diers reported at the SEE meeting they discussed what was going on at the legislature.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
• Battle of the Books (@ HL Expo) – March 19 (morning)
• National Honor Society Banquet – March 29 (evening)
• Middle School Art Crawl – April 8 - 1 p.m. (afternoon)
• Spring Play – April 29-30 (evening)
• FFA Chapter Banquet – May 7 (evening)
• Winsted Elementary Field Day – May 13 @ 12:30 p.m.
• Athletics Awards Night – May 16 @ 7 p.m.
• Wotila Fishing Expo – May 18 @ 8:45 a.m.
• Humphrey Elementary Field Day – May 20 @ 12:30 p.m.
• Middle School Field Day – May 20 (afternoon)
• Elementary Kindergarten Program – May 24 @ 6:00 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.
• Graduation – June 5 @ 2 p.m.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday March 28, 2016 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday April 11, 2016 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting
Work Session:
• Department Report-Solar Project
• Discuss Trophy Auction
• Discuss 2016-17 Preliminary Budget
• Discussion regarding recognizing current military who are graduates of HLWW
• Achieve 100% graduation rate
• Incentives for seniors to attend the last quarter
Regular Meeting:
• Recognition’s
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Lane Changes/Employment Recommendations
• Approve Second Reading of Policies
• Approve First Reading of Policies
• Approve 2016-17 Budget
• Other
Bravinder motioned to adjourn at 8:13 p.m.; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal April 25, 2016.

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