HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETINGMonday, July 13, 2020HLWW HS Media Center
The July 13, 2020 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:05 pm. by Chairperson Heuer. After the pledge of allegiance, roll call was taken with the following members present: Heuer, Koch, Bravinder, and Diers; absent: Peterson, Scheuch. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Bravinder recommended approval of the agenda; Koch seconded; those in favor: Koch, Bravinder, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VI) Diers recommended approval of the consent agenda; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Diers, Bravinder, Koch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously. The consent agenda included meeting minutes, payment of bills, treasurer report, enrollment resignations, employment recommendations, communications and recognitions.
(Item VII, Subd. A) Diers recommended approval of the quarterly treasurer report; Koch seconded; those in favor: Bravinder, Koch, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Diers recommended approval of the truth in taxation hearing date of December 14, 2020; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Koch, Bravinder, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Diers recommended approval of the district and school parent involvement plans; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Diers, Koch, Bravinder and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. D) Heuer asked for nominations for school board clerk.
Koch nominated Diers as school board clerk; Bravinder seconded; Diers accepted the nomination; those in favor: Bravinder, Koch, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Bravinder recommended Diers to fill the Budget Committee and Koch to fill the Negotiations Committee assignments; Diers seconded; Bravinder asked if the middle school representative should also be filled; Heuer recommended waiting until we fill the open position for the remainder of the committees; those in favor: Diers, Bravinder, Koch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Bravinder recommended approving the school board member vacancy process and questions; Koch seconded; Diers motioned to amend the motion that we delete the eight questions and replace it with one question: Why do you desire to be a member of the Board of Education of HLWW Schools?; Bravinder seconded; Diers indicated he is not comfortable with the eight questions because we do not ask questions to any other candidates who file; Heuer reported she didn’t disagree, however she has completed a questionnaire similar to the questions for the newspaper when she ran for school board; Bravinder asked if we can find out what other districts have asked and what is ok to ask; Sellner reported we will go thru the appointment process with a deadline of August 3rd, and we will contact MSBA to see if they have a list of questions; those in favor of the amendment: Koch, Bravinder, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously; Heuer reported those in favor of the original motion as amended; Diers, Bravinder, Koch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Diers recommended approval of translation contract language; Koch seconded; those in favor: Bravinder, Diers, Koch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Bravinder recommended approval of Yanely Espitia-Cortes as a language interpreter/translator; Diers seconded; those in favor: Koch, Bravinder, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. I) Diers recommended approval of Holy Trinity Coop; Bravinder seconded; Diers asked why is football and wrestling being left off; Superintendent Sellner reported because the football students want to continue playing thru their senior year with Lester Prairie, and there were no students interested in wrestling; those in favor: Diers, Bravinder, Koch and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. L) Bravinder recommended approval of the resolution accepting donations; Koch seconded; those in favor: Koch, Bravinder, Diers and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. M) Koch recommended approval of the items for the work session; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Koch, Diers, Bravinder and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
• Work Session Meeting - Monday July 27, 2020 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
• Regular Board Meeting - Monday August 10, 2020 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
• Work Session Meeting - Monday August 24, 2020 6pm HLWW HS Media Center
For the full report, visit the district website at www.hlww.k12.mn.us/board-meeting-minutes or view a copy in the district office.
Heuer adjourned the meeting at 7:13 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Dwayne Diers, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal, Oct. 9, 2020.

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