HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes

MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1999

8:00 P.M.


The Regular March 15, 1999 School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 8:00 p.m., by Chairperson James Raymond. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken with the following members present: Gene Lorentz, Mary Pettit, James Raymond, Michael Steckelberg, Charles Weber, Randy Heuer, Leo Weber, Ken Zimmerman, Carol Fury and Jim Fowler. Members absent: Richard Lammers. Also present were: Superintendent Hoheisel; Principals Millerbernd and Wessman.

Pettit made a motion to approve the Agenda for the March 15, 1999 Regular School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687; second by Jim Fowler; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 16, 1999 Regular School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687; second by Heuer; passed unanimously.

Zimmerman made the motion to approve March bills; second by Heuer; passed unanimously.

Pettit made a motion to approve the March Treasurer's Report; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

Humphrey Elementary Principal Dean Wessman reported the following:

- Four student teachers from Crown College will be interning in classrooms at Humphrey.

- Candy deliveries are being made for the spring PTA fundraiser.

- Fifth grade students are completing the MN Assessments.

- Music instructors Dawn Kalvig, Jane Stritesky and Chris Starr hosted the "Celebration of Young Musicians" on Saturday, March 6. Thirty-six students from Humphrey Elementary participated in the event.

- On Feb. 13, under the direction of Dawn Kalvig, the following students performed their compositions at the MN Elementary Music Educator's Composing recital: Samantha Stenberg, Annie McIntosh, Bria Day, Hunter Day and Michael Liefson.

- Sixth grade students and teachers went on a skiing field trip to Powder Ridge, on Mar. 5

- Joan Johnson concluded the fourth grade Rain Forest unit by hosting the annual "Taste of the Tropics".

- Mrs. Johnson and Vonnie Schrupp attended a 2 day workshop on Reading/Renaisance.

Mr. Wessman reported that Special Education is the next curriculum to be reviewed. He also reported that teachers are continuing to work toward full implementation of the Graduation Standards, however, it is difficult with the uncertainty at the state level.

Elementary Principal Julie Millerbernd reported the following:

- Kindergarten Round Up was held at Howard Lake Elementary on March 10 and will be held at Winsted Elementary March 18. One hundred sixteen children have signed up to attend and four sections of kindergarten are being considered for 1999-2000.

- The 1-3 grade musical "Temples and Tombs", directed by Dawn Kalvig, played to a full house. Several students received awards during the musical.

- Nancy Main and Julie Millerbernd will attend workshops for Title 1, 2 and 6.

- Student teachers from Crown College are doing a great job in the elementary

There were no requests from the public.

Director Rob Cavanna of the Region 7 Central MN Service Cooperative distributed informational packages and reviewed the many programs offered by CMSC, including the Principal Development Program in which Julie Millerbernd participated. Peggy Imholte, also of CMSC, reported on the wellness programs and parenting workshops offered through the Cooperative and CMSC representative Dan Weir, presented information about the health insurance pool.

Superintendent Hoheisel reviewed the bus bids received for a 2000 77-passenger diesel school bus. His recommendation was to accept the low bid of $52,697 (includes options and add-ons, less trade in) from North Central Bus Sales (Blue Bird), St. Cloud. C. Weber made a motion to accept the bid; second by Heuer; passed unanimously.

Superintendent Hoheisel gave the following Buildings and Grounds update: Light bulbs in the Waverly gymnasium will be replaced; roof leaks are being addressed; a fuel detection system for Humphrey's underground storage tank is being investigated; quotes will be received and submitted to the Waverly Lions for a well to accommodate the sprinkler system for the Waverly athletic complex, the current supply is not adequate; locker replacement in the high school is being discussed.

Long Range Facilities Planning and Task Force Update - The Site Task Force meetings have been postponed until Architect Bob Abendroth has completed review of proposed sites. Some of the Lester Prairie School Board Members will be meeting with a few of the HL-W-W School Board Members to discuss financial aspects of possible consolidation and new school construction.

Curriculum Director Dean Wessman introduced instructor, Jane Stritesky, who presented the Gifted and Talented Report. Board approval of the report will be delayed until next month's meeting in order to allow DCAC opportunity to review, comment and approve the report.

Superintendent Hoheisel reviewed preliminary 1999-2000 budget numbers with the Board. Principals have been working hard to make the numbers work and preliminary results indicate that the budget can be balanced without making program reductions or cuts.

The first draft of the 1999-2000 school year calendar was presented. Some modifications to the draft are expected as input from teacher representatives and the Wright Technical Center will be considered.

Lorentz made a motion to approve additions to the spring coaching staff; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the Resolution for Federal Programs; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

L. Weber made a motion to approve letters of resignation from Mary Mahon (paraprofessional at Winsted Elementary), who will retire at the end of the school year, and Roger Kisner (head custodian at Howard Lake building), who resigns after March 26. Fury seconded the motion; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the following employment recommendations: Margaret Noerenberg (special route van driver), Pam Hinde (food service assistant), and Karla Farrier (6 hour cleaner/sweeper at Humphrey Elementary); second by Pettit; passed unanimously.

Pettit made a motion to recognize Julie and Anna Millerbernd for emceeing the Winsted Civic and Commerce Banquet and high school students Wade Fowler and Katie Padden for performing at the Winsted Civic and Commerce Banquet; the Boys Basketball Team and Coach Merrill Skinner for capturing the conference co-championship and placing second in the District 20 Championship.

Superintendent's Report:

- Next Regular School Board Meeting is Monday, April 19, 1999 at 8:00 p.m. in the HL-W-W High School Media Center.

- Continue to research 2-way interactivity between Howard Lake, Waverly and Winsted buildings via an omni-directional antenna at Howard Lake.

- Gene Lorentz and Supt. Hoheisel testified before the House of Representatives for special legislation relative to the June 30, 1995 Unreserved Operating Fund Balance. We now await a date to go before the Senate.

- The Karate Club in Winsted is researching obtaining their own insurance.

- Board Members who have not submitted their Supt. Evaluation forms are asked to turn in the forms to Bonnie by the end of the week.

- HL-W-W Schools will host the Howard Lake Business Assoc. Luncheon in April.

- Board Members are encouraged to attend the Employee Recognition Dinner on April 15. This year's dinner will be held at the Blue Note in Winsted.

- ISD #2687 has received a Central MN Jobs and Training Services Grant (formerly PIC V).

- We continue to try and locate a place to recycle the used styrofoam trays from the lunchroom.

- Snow days will be made up on Monday and Tuesday, March 29 and 30.

Committee Reports:

- Ken Zimmerman gave a Booster Club update.

Other Business:

- Randy Heuer reported on a workshop he recently attended relative to growth within area school districts.

Meeting adjourned on a motion by Mary Pettit; second by Mike Steckelberg; passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael Steckelberg, School Board Clerk

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