HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

BOARD OF EDUCATION WORK SESSION MEETING
Monday, October 22, 2018
HLWW HS Media Center
The October 22, 2018, School Board Work Session meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly- Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:02 p.m. by Chairperson Wiech. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Wiech, Lasiuk, Heuer, Bush, Diers and Detlefsen; absent: Bravinder. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Jason Mix, Jim Schimelpfenig, and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Diers motioned to approve the agenda; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. A) Elementary teachers Sue Neumann and Jessica Pavlenko presented information about elementary math programs. Jeff Granrud, High School Math teacher, presented information about middle and high school math programs.
(Item V, Subd. B) Diers motioned to approve the property and casualty insurance with Continental Western including the cyber option one and the umbrella; Heuer seconded; Sellner indicated in the past the board has opted out of the umbrella coverage. The board discussed the umbrella option.
Diers amended his motion to approve the property and casualty insurance with Continental Western including the cyber option one and decline the umbrella policy; Heuer seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item V, Subd. C) Wiech indicated the morning practices was a topic Mr. Bush wanted to discuss. Wiech indicated Scott Berning, Activities Director, is here to review his information. Bush asked Berning if the school that moved to later start times eliminated morning practices. Berning indicated they did not eliminate morning practices. Berning reported he spoke to 20 different schools and morning practices mainly impacted FFA, Fine Arts, and Music. Bush expressed his concern over students on the road so early when it is dark. Superintendent Sellner indicated the coaches monitor the weather and he and the Activities Director also watch the weather and have canceled morning practices because of the weather. Heuer said she appreciated where Bush was coming from, but it is dark when students go home after practice or games at night as it is in the morning. Bush said he wanted to go on record saying he was very concerned about the morning practices.
Superintendent Sellner asked Mr. Berning to give an update on the concession stand. Berning said the concession stand was purchased in 2008, and electrical was updated a few years ago. However we have the opportunity to work with our local inspector on putting a concession stand under our current bleachers. Berning also said if we have people donate the labor, which we have people already interested in doing, we would only have to pay for materials, and we should break even on the cost. Berning also said right now we have another school interested in purchasing the concession stand trailer. Berning said the resale at this point is pretty good, it should be worth about $6,000 to $7,000.
(Item VI, Subd. A) Superintendent Sellner gave a report.
(Item VI, Subd. B) Principal Mix gave a report.
Principal Schimelpfenig gave a report.
Principal Olson gave a report.
(Item VI, Subd. C) Upcoming Board Member Event Appearances:
Community Concert - October 24 @ 1 p.m. Diers
LEEA Awards - October 24 (evening) Bravinder,
Middle School Amazing Race - November 2
High School Veteran’s Day Program November 12 @ 10 AM Diers
Winsted Elementary Donuts/Muffins - November 13 (morning)
Support Staff Awards – St. Cloud – November 14 (evening) Bravinder
Humphrey Elementary Donuts/Muffins - November 15 (morning) Detlefsen, Diers
Fall Musical November 16-17 @ 7:30 p.m.; November 18 @ 3 pm. Bravinder
Winsted Elementary Musical Grade 3&4 November 29 @ 1 & 7 p.m. Diers
Middle School Choir Concert Grades 6-8 December 4 @ 7 p.m.
High School Choir Concert December 6 @ 7 p.m.
Middle School Band Concert Grades 5-6 December 12 @ 6:30 p.m.; Grades 7-8 @ 7:30 p.m.
High School Band Concert December 13 @ 7 p.m.
(Item VI, Subd. D) There were no new items from board members.
(Item VII) Next Meeting Dates:
• Regular Board Meeting - Tuesday November 13, 2018 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
• Work Session Meeting - Monday November 26, 2018 6 p.m. HLWW HS Media Center
(Item VIII) Items for next meeting
Regular Session:
• Recognition’s
• Leave/Resignations/Retirements
• Employment Recommendations
• Approve First Reading of Policies
• Approve Second Reading of Policies
• Approve School Board Election Results
• Approve 2017-18 Audit
• Approve World’s Best Workforce Plan
• Approve Teacher Seniority List
• Other
Work Session:
• Discuss Levy
Heuer motioned to adjourn at 7:41 p.m.; Detlefsen seconded; passed unanimously.
Respectfully submitted,
Michelle Heuer, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 23, 2018.

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