HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, May 22, 2017
HLWW HS Media Center
The May 22, 2017 School Board Work Session meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:03 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, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Wiech indicated there are a couple additions to the agenda; one additional resignation for the consent agenda: Molly Edwards, High School Counselor, and we will add Item B: Approve three year leave request.
Heuer motioned to approve the agenda with the additions; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) Wiech reported there is an additional resignation of Molly Edwards as the High School Counselor.
Diers motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the resignation of Ariel Kocher as an Elementary Para effective the end of the 2016-17 school year; resignation/retirement of Eldora Miller as a High School Para effective the end of the 2016-17 school year and the resignation of Gary Whitcomb as the Asst. Girls Basketball Coach effective immediately; and the resignation of Molly Edwards as the High School Counselor; and the following employment recommendations: Rick Baumann as Girls Basketball Head Coach effective immediately, replacing Ed Kutz, and Ryan Peterson as Girls Basketball Asst. Coach effective immediately, replacing Gary Whitcomb; and an updated schedule on the portables; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI, Subd. A) Schools for Equity in Education (SEE) Representative Brad Lundell gave an update on the SEE organization.
(Item VI, Subd. B) Wiech indicated this is the additional leave request. Bush asked if when people leave a position we can have the person they are replacing, tutor and help them. Superintendent Sellner indicated we do have a mentorship program with our current staff. Principal Schimelpfenig indicated we do have the curriculum for each teacher to follow.
Heuer motioned to approve the three year leave of absence of Travis Eldred; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI, Subd. B-1) Detlefsen motioned to approve the student overnight trip to Spain by the Spanish class; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI, Subd. C) Elementary Principal Jennifer Olson reviewed the School and District Parent Involvement Plans.
(Item VI, Subd. D) Curriculum Director Jason Mix reviewed the K-12 Math curriculum and asked the board to consider approving a budget not to exceed $163,000. Superintendent Sellner indicated we budgeted $115,000 and can spend down the capital budget, and then over the next two years, we can replenish the capital funds because the curriculum purchases for those years would not be a full K-12 curriculum.
(Item VI, Subd. E) Principal Jason Mix gave an update on unplugged week at the high school.
(Item VI, Subd. F) Wiech reported lyceums was a request from Mr. Bush. Bush indicated he has people in the community express concern over the lack of ethics, etiquette, respect, and work ethics of students today. Superintendent Sellner reported the list of lyceums in the district is attached to review.
(Item VI, Subd. G) Superintendent Sellner indicated we have implemented an on-line hiring software system, and thanked Dwayne Diers for showing us the Wright Tech Center’s new hire form which we will review. Principal Mix demonstrated the on-line software system the district is using and indicated that it is working extremely well for our district. Mix also reported that the number of applications per position has increased due to going to an on-line system verses submitting applications by paper. Principal Olson also reported it is very user friendly and allows applicants and administration to share documents with ease, and allows to easily schedule interviews as well without making phone calls.
Lasiuk left at 7:45 p.m.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Principal Mix gave a report.
Diers also reported the awards night was great, and the FFA students were well dressed for the banquet.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a report.
Principal Olson gave a report.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Superintendent gave a report.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
Kindergarten Program May 23 Humphrey 6 p.m. -Detlefsen; Winsted 7:15 p.m.
Middle School 5-6 Grade Choir Concert-May 25 6:30 p.m.
Middle School 7-8 Grade Choir Concert-May 25 7:30 p.m.
Winsted Elementary Field Day-May 26 12:30 p.m. Diers
Humphrey Elementary Field Day-June 2 12:30 p.m.,
Middle School 8th Grade Festival of Nations-June 2nd @ 1 p.m.
Graduation Day-June 4-2 p.m., Detlefsen, Diers, Wiech, Lasiuk, Heuer, Bravinder
(Item VII, Subd. D) There were no updates from board members.
(Item VIII) Next Meeting Dates:
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday June 12, 2017 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Work Session Meeting - Monday June 26, 2017 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item IX) Items for next meeting
Regular Session:
• Approve Second Reading of Policies
• First Reading of Policies
• Approve Employment Recommendations
• Approve Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Approve School & District Parent Involvement Plans
• Approve Math Curriculum Reports
• Approve Work Comp Renewal
• Approve MAWSECO Leases
Work Session:
Heuer motioned to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal June 23, 2017.

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