HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

Monday, August 14, 2017
HLWW HS Media Center
The August 14, 2017 regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:00 pm. by Chairperson Wiech. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Wiech, Heuer, Bush, Diers and Detlefsen; Bravinder arrived at 6:04 pm; Lasiuk arrived at 6:04 pm. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Heuer motioned to approve the agenda; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V) There were no questions or comments from visitors.
(Item VI) Wiech reported there is an additional hire of Emily Elg for AM SAC, and an additional resignation from Geraldine Dressel to include in the consent agenda.
Heuer motioned to approve the consent agenda with the additions, which included the resignation of Geraldine Dressel as AM SAC Supervisor, employment recommendation of Emily Elg as AM SAC Supervisor, the July 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting minutes, August bills, Construction bills, the resignations of Martin Neswick as an evening custodian at the High School/Middle School effective August 7, 2017; Darrell Smith as a High School Teacher and NHS and Yearbook Advisor effective immediately; Lisa Jennissen as an Elementary Teacher at Humphrey Elementary effective immediately; and Alissa Amland as a middle school Paraprofessional effective immediately, the following employment recommendations: Jenny Jaunich as an Elementary Paraprofessional and Emily Elg as an Middle School Paraprofessional, the fall coaching staff, the following communications: Postsecondary education for non-dummies article, Board & Administrator for School Board Members, Thank You from Lois Scheveck, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes all staff and students who represented HLWW Schools Laker Pride in the local parades this summer. Thank you for your participation and support of the school district.
The School Board recognizes Emma Williamson who was recently crowned as a Waverly Ambassador. Congratulations Emma and good luck in the future.
The School Board recognizes the following students who volunteered to help with the back to school mailing: Gabby Teorey, Marissa Teorey, Emma Lade, Adian Decker, Alexis Kotila and Brooke Baumann. Thank you for your help getting the packets ready to be mailed.
Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the information about the future plans for the old middle school site. Nick Haggenmiller, City of Howard Lake Administrator, also commented on the view and support of the city council of a collaborative planning process between the district and the city.
Diers motioned to approve $5,000 toward collaborative planning process with the City of Howard Lake for the future use of the old middle school site; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Superintendent Sellner reviewed information about the district levies. Ehlers representative Greg Crowe reviewed the districts levy information and indicated we can wait until 2019 or 2020 before we would need to potentially vote on an operating levy.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Superintendent Secretary, Marilyn Greeley, reviewed information regarding polling site changes. Greeley reported the district does not need to change its combined polling site, which she confirmed with the Wright County Auditor Office.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Heuer motioned to approve the treasurer’s report; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Diers motioned to approve teacher sub rate increase to $120; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Heuer motioned to approve the Roof Repair Quote; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Superintendent Sellner asked if the board members would like to select school building representatives for 2017-18 school year. Lasiuk indicated she could be the High School representative, Heuer indicated she could be Winsted Elementary representative, Detlefsen indicated she could be Humphrey Elementary representative and Wiech indicated she could be the Middle School representative.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Diers motioned to approve the Superintendent contract; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Heuer motioned to approve the Superintendent evaluation; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Heuer motioned to approve the Activities Director contract; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Superintendent Sellner indicated our possible enrollment is 1,205 students. Sellner also reported there are a couple issues of concern with kindergarten and second grade student enrollment. Sellner requested to hire a teacher if the district increases to 24 students in each class at Winsted Elementary for kindergarten; as of now we are at 23 students. Sellner reported for the second grade classes we want to consider possibly hiring a teacher if we reach 27 or 28 students per class due to the high needs of the students in that grade level. Wiech reported the Budget Committee agreed to hiring a kindergarten teacher if we reach 24 students but to wait to hire a second grade teacher. The consensus of the board was to authorize the Superintendent to hire a kindergarten teacher if the students increase to 24 per class.
(Item VII, Subd. L) Superintendent Sellner indicated we may be short one paraprofessional at the start of the school year. Sellner also indicated we are looking into our paraprofessional staffing to see if we can consolidate staff to full time and offer benefits.
(Item VII, Subd. M) Wiech reported the following are agenda items for the August work session:
• Discuss the High School Counselor duties, roles and responsibilities.
• Superintendent Goals presentation
• Discuss Classroom Supplies article
• Discuss Devices used to cheat in schools article
• Discuss Postsecondary Education for Non-Dummies
Heuer motioned to approve the items for the August Work Session; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. N) The Policy Committee recommended the first reading of the following policies: 410-Family & Medical Leave; 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; 524-Internet Acceptable Use & Safety; 616-School District System Accountability; and 806-Crisis Management
(Item VIII, Subd, A) Superintendent gave a report.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Wiech indicated the school board committee reports are attached.
(Item VIII, Subd. C) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
New Teacher Workshop Day – August 23 (morning) - Heuer
Humphrey Kindergarten Orientation - August 28 – 5-6:15 p.m.
Winsted Kindergarten Orientation - August 28 – 5-6:15 p.m. - Heuer
Winsted Elementary Open House – August 29 – 5-7 p.m. - Heuer
Humphrey Elementary Open House – August 29 – 5-7 p.m.
Middle School Open House – August 30 – 4:30-7:30 p.m.
High School Open House – August 30 – 5-7 p.m. - Heuer
District Staff Development Day – August 29 & 30 (morning)
First Day of School – September 5 -(morning)
Support Staff Awards – St. Cloud - September 27 (evening)
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday, August 28, 2017 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday, September 11, 2017 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting
Work Session:
• HS Counselor Duties/Roles/Responsibilities
• Presentation of Superintendent Goals
• Discuss
Regular Meeting:
• Recognition’s
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Employment Recommendations
• Discuss/Presentation World’s Best Workforce Report-approve October
• Approve First Reading of Policies
• Certify Proposed 2017 Payable 2018 Property Levy
• Other
Superintendent Sellner also indicated the district is going to start participating in a weekend backpack lunch program. Sellner reported the program is sponsored by Wright County Community Action.
(Item XI) Bravinder motioned to close the regular meeting at 8:05 pm; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
Wiech called the closed meeting to order. The board discussed negotiation strategies.
Bravinder motioned to close the closed meeting at 8:38 pm; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
Detlefsen motioned to open the regular meeting at 8:39 pm; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
Bravinder motioned to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 15, 2017.

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