HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, May 14, 2018
HLWW HS Media Center
The May 14, 2018 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, Lasiuk, Heuer, Bush, Bravinder, Diers and Detlefsen. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix and Jennifer Olson, 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) Diers motioned to approve the consent agenda which included the April 9, 2018 Regular board meeting minutes, April 23, 2018 Work Session meeting minutes, May bills, Student Activity Account update, April enrollment, the FMLA leave request for Craig Probst effective April 30, 2018 through May 31, 2018; the retirement of June Pawelk as a custodian effective the end of the work day June 8, 2018; and the resignation of Morgan Niemela as a High School English Teacher effective the end of the 2017-18 school year, employment of Hannah Klug as a Middle School Special Education Teacher beginning the 2018-19 school year replacing Regina Magedanz, the following communications: Elementary Laker News, Teaching Today MN Spring 2018 Volume 2, thank you card from the Amy Ohlemacher-Lonetti Family, and the following recognitions:
The School Board recognizes Coborn’s Inc for their donation of two - $25 gift cards to the after prom event. Thank you for your donation and support of the district.
The School Board recognizes Bob Nus for donating several boxes of sheet music to our music departments. Thank you for your support and generous donation.
The School Board recognizes Tetra Pak for donating general admission Winstock Tickets for Teacher Appreciation week. Thank you for your donation in support of Teacher Appreciation week. A drawing was held for the selection of the winners.
The School Board recognizes HLWW Students of Excellence Zach Uter, Kaitlyn Decker, Jenna Benson and Isaiah Klatt. Students were chosen from among high schools in Central Minnesota and were honored at the annual Students of Excellence Banquet with parents and teachers, sponsored by Resource Training and Solutions. Congratulations to these students for achieving this recognition.
The School Board recognizes Sadaf Nassiri on placing third at the section speech meet! Sadaf advanced to the state speech meet Saturday April 21st in Apple Valley.
The School Board recognizes all the FFA members who performed at the Minnesota State FFA Convention. We are proud of your accomplishments, and congratulations to the following first place finishers: Agricultural Communications: 1st place - Kylee Sherod-1, Savanna Weber-2, Jenna Benson-4, Brook Lorenson-6; Best Informed Greenhand: Team #1: 1st place - Maddison Marschel-3rd, Aiden Decker-9th, Parker Helmbrecht-5th, Neva Diers-1st, Mikayla Thorson-2nd; Parliamentary Procedure: 1st place - Cody Dickhausen, Liz Krienke, Anthony Lueck, Elizabeth Ahrens, Brook Lorenson, Savanna Weber; and Soils: 1st place - Alexis Meuleners-3, Missy Kirby-2, Nicole Baumann-13, Jacob Gallus-9. Congratulations everyone!
Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Diers motioned to approve the treasurer report; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Diers motioned to approve the Long Term Facilities Maintenance resolution for Wright Technical Center; Detlefsen seconded; Heuer read the resolution; those in favor: Detlefsen, Diers, Bravinder, Bush, Heuer, Lasiuk and Wiech; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Heuer motioned to approve the estimates with Agropur-escalating pricing, Bimbo Bakeries (Earthgrains), Mumford Sanitation and Mid-County Coop; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Heuer motioned to approve the student overnight trip to Nashville, TN March 20-25, 2019; Diers seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Diers motioned to approve the school parent involvement plan and the district parent involvement plan; Heuer seconded; Detlefsen absent; passed by majority.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Heuer motioned to approve the K-6 Reading Curriculum from Tera West and Benchmark; Diers second; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Elementary Principal, Jennifer Olson, reviewed the Kindergarten Welcome Days for 2018-19 School Year and removing the first three days of school as full student attendance days and replacing them as follows:
• first day of school, Tuesday September 4, 2018 is a required 2-hour session with parent and kindergarten child to create goals, share expectations, meet families, discuss needs, and complete initial assessments. Multiple sessions with extended school hours will be offered to accommodate families’ schedules.
• second and third days of school, Wednesday and Thursday September 5-6, 2018 is required attendance for a determined group of students (each day, half the class will attend)
• ALL kindergarten students start the traditional full day schedule on Friday, September 7, 2018.
Heuer motioned to approve the Kindergarten Welcome Days for 2018-19 School Year as presented; Detlefsen seconded; Bush absent; passed by majority.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Superintendent Sellner reported because we do not have any new school board members and the Minnesota State High School League’s video has not changed for the past couple of years we are not required to show it at the meeting. Sellner also reported if anyone would like to view it to please contact him or Scott Berning, Activities Director, and they will send the link to them.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Diers motioned to approve 2018-19 resolution for membership in the Minnesota State High School League; Heuer seconded; Heuer read the resolution; those in favor: Lasiuk, Heuer, Bush, Bravinder, Diers, Detlefsen and Wiech; opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. J) Superintendent Sellner reviewed the information about a military wall. The board discussed different options. The consensus of the board was to send this topic to the Buildings and Grounds Committee to review and research.
(Item VII, Subd. K) Superintendent Sellner reported the City of Howard Lake is looking into the use of a Quit Claim Deed transaction to take over ownership of the green space of the old middle school site. Sellner reported the district’s legal counsel has not reviewed it yet, but he wanted to make the board aware of this option.
(Item VII, Subd. L) Michelle Johnson, Food Service Director, and Superintendent Brad Sellner recommend increasing school meal prices beginning the 2018-19 school year as follows:
Breakfast for the Elementary, Middle and High Schools increase by 15 cents; Elementary Lunch increase by 15 cents; Middle and High School Lunch increase by 25 cents; extra milk increase five cents and an extra entrée increase 25 cents; the adult meal prices will be increased as mandated.
Diers motioned to increase school meal prices for the 2018-19 school year as indicated; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. M) Bush motioned to eliminate all activity fees; Diers seconded; the board discussed the motion. Bush reported if we did something like we did for Kindergarten, we would soar. Heuer reported our fees are already less than other districts, so I don’t agree. Superintendent Sellner reminded the board the Minnesota State High School League requires transfer students to sit out a year for a varsity sport. Diers asked what about students who move into the district. Sellner said if they move into the district they can participate, this applies to those students who transfer which are open enrolled. Those in favor: Bush; opposed: Detlefsen, Bravinder, Heuer, Lasiuk and Wiech; abstained: Diers; motion failed.
Bush motioned to eliminate the middle school activity fees; Diers seconded; those in favor: Bush; opposed: Lasiuk, Heuer, Bravinder, Detlefsen and Wiech; abstained: Diers; motion failed.
(Item VII, Subd. N) Superintendent Sellner reported the Policy Committee recommends reviewing the records retention schedule and testing for lead in the drinking water.
(Item VII, Subd. O) Wiech reported the following are agenda items for the May work session:
• Discuss –City of HL Quit Claim Deed for old Middle School Green Space
• Approve High School English New Hire
• Update on FFA State Convention
• Discuss possible Budget Update
Heuer motioned to approve the items for the May Work Session; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VIII, Subd. A) Wiech reported the School Board Committee reports are attached to review.
(Item VIII, Subd. B) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
High School Choir Concert May 16 @ 7 p.m. Diers
Middle School Field Day May 18 Detlefsen
Humphrey Elementary Field Day May 18 @ 12:30 p.m. Diers, Detlefsen
High School Awards Night May 21 @ 7 p.m. Lasiuk, Diers
Humphrey Elementary Kindergarten Program May 22 @ HLWW HS 6 p.m.
Winsted Elementary Kindergarten Program May 22 @ HLWW HS 7:15 p.m
Middle School Grade 6-8 Choir Concert May 24 @ 7 p.m.
Winsted Elementary Field Day May 25 @ 12:30 p.m.
HLWW Graduation June 3 @ 2 p.m. Bravinder, Detlefsen, Diers, Heuer, Lasiuk, Wiech
Wednesday Waverly Lake - 4th Grade Fishing Expo - May 16 start at 8:45 a.m.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Tuesday May 29, 2018 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday June 11, 2018 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
(Item X) Items for next meeting—recording for the Herald---
Work Session:
• Discuss –City of HL Quit Claim Deed for old Middle School Green Space
• Approve High School English New Hire
• Update on FFA State Convention
• Discuss possible Budget Update
Regular Meeting:
• Recognition’s
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Employment Recommendations
• Approve Second Reading of Policies
• Approve First Reading of Policies
• Approve 2019-20 School Calendar
• Approve Lead in the Drinking Water Testing & Remediation Policy
• Other
Heuer motioned to adjourn at 7:36 p.m.; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal June 22, 2018.

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