HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

HLWW School Board minutes
January 9, 2017
The January 9, 2017 Organizational and Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:12 p.m.. by Chairperson Wiech. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Wiech, Lasiuk, Heuer, Bush, Bravinder, Diers and Detlefsen. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Wiech proceeded with the Organizational meeting.
(Item IV, Subd. A-1) Wiech acted as chairperson to conduct this procedure. Heuer motioned to nominate Wiech as the Chairperson; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. A-2) Diers motioned to nominate Bravinder as vice chairperson; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. A-3) Bravinder motioned to nominate Heuer as clerk; Lasiuk seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. A-4) Heuer motioned to nominate Lasiuk as treasurer; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. B) Heuer motioned to keep the committee per diems at the same rate as last year; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. C-1) Heuer motioned to approve the Herald Journal as the official newspaper; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. C-2) Heuer motioned to approve the official depositories as US Bank, Citizens Alliance Bank of Howard Lake, Minnesota Liquid Asset Fund, and PMA; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. D) Diers motioned to approve Knutson, Flynn, Hetland, and Deans and Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney as our legal counsel; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. E) Heuer motioned to approve the authorization of the Superintendent of Schools to use facsimile signatures for checks; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. F) Diers motioned to approve the following authorized signatures for the Community Ed account Donna Wilson, Margaret Marketon, and Marilyn Greeley, as recommended; Lasiuk seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. G) Detlefsen motioned to approve Amy Carlson and Donna Wilson to conduct day to day banking business; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. H) Diers motioned to approve the Superintendent to make short term investments; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. I) Diers motioned to approve authorizing Donna Wilson-SMS Financial Consultant and Amy Carlson-Payroll/HR Coordinator to make electronic transfers of funds and investments as needed; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. J) Bravinder motioned to approve authorizing the agents of the board to lease, purchase and contract for goods and services within the general budget categories; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. K) Diers motioned to approve allowing payment of claims that cannot be deferred to the next meeting without loss if discount or if the claim is the result of contract terms, purchase order terms or a vendor’s standard terms; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. L) Heuer motioned to approve the following organization memberships: Minnesota School Board Association, Minnesota State High School League, SEE, TIES, CMERDC, Resource Training and Solutions, MAWSECO, Wright Technical Center and Cooperative Purchasing Venture; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. M) Detlefsen motioned to have the Regular Board meetings be the second Monday, except on legal holiday then the meetings would be on that Tuesday, (held in the HLWW High School Media Center) of each month starting at 6pm; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. N) Diers motioned to have the Work session (held in the HLWW High School Media Center) on the fourth Monday, except on legal holiday then the meetings would be on that Tuesday, (held in the HLWW High School Media Center) of each month and starting at 6 p.m.; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. O) Wiech asked the board members to review the committee assignments and complete the application by January 20th, final approval will be at the February regular meeting.
(Item IV, Subd. P) Heuer motioned to give secretaries the authority to complete the form based upon sight recognition; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. Q) Diers motioned to approve the notice of handicapped accessibility; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item IV, Subd. R) Heuer motioned to close the meeting at 6:31 p.m.; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Heuer motioned to approve the agenda; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VII) Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the December 12, 2016 Regular Board meeting minutes, January bills, building project bills, approving the parental leave for Tony Kley-Elementary Teacher from April 3, 2017 thru May 15,2017, and Joe Puncochar from March 13-April 3, 2017; resignation of Bobby Lade-Facilities Supervisor effective January 31, 2017; and retirement of Kevin Scott-Industrial Arts Teacher effective the end of the 2016-17 school year, the following employment recommendations: Cara Cline as ECSE Teacher effective for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year replacing Vawn Krzmarzick, the Spring Coaching Staff, the second reading and approval of the following policies: 204-School Board Meeting minutes; 205-Open Meetings & Closed Meetings; 209-Code of Ethics; 210-Conflict of Interest-School Board Members; 213-School Board Committees, the following communications: Elementary Laker News, Resource Training & Solutions Board Member Appointment, and Teaching Today MN-Winter 2016-17 Volume 1, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Dura Supreme for donating $2,800 to the district. Thank you for your generosity and support of our schools.
The School Board recognizes Twisted Piston Apparel for donating prizes for the HLWW holiday party drawing. Thank you for your generosity and support of our schools.
The School Board recognizes Laura and Randy Heuer for the donation of a microwave for the staff room at Winsted Elementary. Thank you for your donation and continued support of the school district.
The School Board recognizes Anna Granum for the donation of the Keurig for the staff room at Winsted Elementary. Thank you for your donation and continued support of the school district.
The School Board recognizes the Stensland Family for their donations to multiple Humphrey students in the form of gift certificates. Thank you for kindness and your generosity to our students.
The School Board recognizes Cody Westermann for his donation to Humphrey Elementary in an effort to provide additional playground opportunities for his peers. Thank you for your donation and continued support of the school district.
The School Board recognizes the district technology team and custodial staff for their assistance to smoothly transition the computer lab resources between the two elementary buildings, and creating an additional classroom space at Humphrey Elementary.
The School Board recognizes Lori and Wayne Huotari for their donation to Humphrey Elementary students. Your kindness and attention to students in need is greatly appreciated.
The School Board recognize Zahler Photograph for their donation of $1,000 to the Middle School. Thank you for your donation and continued support of the school district.
The School Board recognizes David and Pamella Oberfeld for their donations of $500 to the Drama Club, and $250 each to Mr. Rosevold, Mrs. Dailey, and Mrs Thrasher’s music departments. Thank you for your generous donations to the school district
Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Andrea Uhl, Ehlers representative, reviewed the information about the intent to sell bonds, and recommend approving modifications to the districts 10 year plan and a resolution for the intent to sell bonds. The board discussed the modifications to the 10 year plan. Heuer indicated it is like borrowing from the future for things needed today. Bush asked if this had to be voted on tonight. Bravinder indicated if we don’t do something tonight it will delay things even more. Detlefsen indicated she wished we knew how insurance would affect things, but that the track needed to be done. Bush indicated he was concerned because he hasn’t heard from people in the community about the support of the cost of repair to the track.
Bush motioned to table this until the next regular meeting to hear from people; there was no second; motion failed.
Diers indicated he is aware it is a lot of money, but we have to fix it; and he hasn’t talked to anyone who is opposed to it. Heuer agreed she has not spoken to anyone who is opposed to fixing the track. Bush indicated he has talked to others who were shocked at the cost. Lasiuk indicated she was concerned if we table the item and we don’t hear from others. Bush indicated the district has over a million dollar surplus why not use that for the project. Heuer indicated that is if we don’t have a way to finance it. Bush indicated he would be opposed to anything that comes up.
Heuer motioned to approve the resolution modifying the district’s 10 year plan and the intent to sell bonds; Diers seconded; those in favor: Detlefsen, Diers, Bravinder, Heuer, Lasiuk and Wiech; opposed: Bush; passed by majority.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Diers motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the timeline for the portable classroom project and indicated there is a possibility we may need to approve some items at the January or February work session.
(Item VIII, Subd. D) Heuer motioned to adopt the Resolution Directing the Administration to make recommendations for reduction in curriculum, programs and positions; Diers seconded; those in favor: Lasiuk, Heuer, Bush, Bravinder, Diers, Detlefsen, and Wiech; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. E) Superintendent Sellner asked the board to review the 2018-19 school calendar before it is brought back for final approval in February.
(Item VIII, Subd. F) Heuer motioned to approve the student overnight trip to Luther College; Detlefsen seconded; Diers pointed out it was less than a 30 day notice for the field trip; those in favor: Lasiuk, Heuer, Bush, Bravinder, Detlefsen and Wiech; opposed: Diers; passed by majority.
(Item VIII, Subd. G) Detlefsen motioned to approve the following items for the January Work Session:
• Linda Wharram, SPED Coordinator, will give presentation about Special Ed
• Discuss teaching kids responsibility when using technology
• Discuss full and part time positions
• Possible approval items regarding portable classrooms
Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. H) The Policy Committee recommends the first reading of the following policies: 301-School District Administration; 302-Superintendent; 303-Superintendent Selection; 304-Superintendent Contract, Duties & Evaluation; 307-Organizational Chart; 601-Home Schooling
(Item IX, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner indicated he will move his report to the work session.
(Item IX, Subd. B) Wiech indicated the School Board Committee reports are attached.
(Item IX, Subd. C) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
HS Honors Breakfast (9 & 12) – February 9 (morning)
Snow Fest Coronation – February 10 (afternoon)-Detlefsen
Humphrey Elementary Musical grades 3-4 February 23 @1 & 7 p.m. -Detlefsen
FFA Week – Community Potluck – February 24 (lunch) Diers
HS Band/Choir Concert February 28 @7 p.m.-Detlefsen
Community Ed Carnival – March 3 (evening)
Winsted Elementary Musical Grade 1-2 March 9 @ 1 & 7 p.m.
National Honor Society Banquet – April 3 (evening)
Middle School Art Crawl – April 7 -1 p.m. (afternoon)
Spring Play – April 28-29 (evening)
(Item X) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday January 23, 2017 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday February 13, 2017 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
(Item XI) Items for next meeting
Work Session:
• Linda Wharram, SPED Coordinator, will give presentation about Special Ed
• Discuss teaching kids responsibility when using technology
• Discuss full and part time positions
Regular Meeting:
• Recognition’s
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Employment Recommendations
• Approve Second Reading of Policies
• Approve First Reading of Policies
• Approve School Board Committee Assignments
• Review and adjust annual budget
• Approve 2018-19 School Calendar
• Present Handbook changes (February Work session-approve in March)
• Other
Heuer motioned to adjourn at 7:35 p.m.; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal March 6, 2017.

Return to HLWW Menu | Return to Government Minutes Table of Contents

Herald Journal
Stories | Columns | Obituaries | Classifieds
Guides | Sitemap | Dassel-Cokato Home | Delano Home | HJ Home