HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes



MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1998


The Regular 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, the Board took a moment of silence in memory and honor of Trevor Hoheisel, Superintendent Hoheisel's son. Roll call was taken with the following members present: Fowler, Zimmerman, C. Weber, Lorentz, Heuer, C. Fury, L. Weber, Steckelberg, Pettit, Raymond. Members absent: R. Lammers. Also present were: Principals Millerbernd, Day and Wessman and Board Secretary Bonnie Nylin.

The Agenda was approved on a motion by C. Fury; seconded by Fowler and passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the Minutes of the February 17, 1998, Regular School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687; second by Heuer; passed unanimously.

The March bills were approved on a motion by Lorentz; seconded by Heuer and approved unanimously.

Pettit made a motion to approve the March Treasurer's Report; second by C. Weber; approved unanimously.

Humphrey Elementary Principal Wessman reported on the following:

­ Thank you to staff and students who helped in the preparation and set up for the lunch served at Humphrey Elementary following Trevor Hoheisel's funeral. Because of the terrific team work, hundreds of people were served.

­ Several Humphrey Elementary students were among 60 participants in the Celebration of Young Musicians.

­ The Inventors Fair has concluded and 5th Grader, Meagan Eiden's invention will be entered in the Regional Inventors Fair in St. Cloud in June.

­ 6th Grade Instructor, Chad Gagnon, has been working with students in the Spelling Bee.

­ 4th Grade Instructor, Joan Johnson, will present the Rain Forest Program on Thurs., 3/19/98. This has become an annual event.

­ Third and fifth graders have completed comprehensive testing.

­ Iowa Basic Skills Tests will be given the week of March 30.

­ Graduation Standards Report:

­ Fifteen teachers will be completing Phase II of the Follow-up Training, with an additional 18 teachers to complete Phase III in August.

­ All standards must be placed by June 30th. There is much work to be done!

­ The Wright-Hennepin Roundup request will include funding to provide breakfasts for Humphrey Elem. students on a trial/study basis to determine if eating breakfast, or not, affects students learning and/or behavior. If the Board approves, the Salvation Army will become involved by locating breakfast food providers, so the cost to the District would be minimal. Lorentz made a motion to approve contacting and involving the Salvation Army regarding the breakfast research project; second by Pettit; motion passed unanimously.

Elementary Principal Julie Millerbernd reported on the following:

· The March 9th Music Celebration was great!

· Kindergarten registration at Howard Lake Elem. was very well attended with 48 parents participating. Kinder numbers are up with an enrollment potential of approximately 75 students at Howard Lake.

· Kindergarten registration at Winsted Elem. is set for April 2.

· Dawn Kalvig did a great job directing the elementary musical, "A Blunder Down Under." The auditorium was packed and the kids were great!

· Dr. Akers visited the second graders and talked about germs.

· Iowa Tests will be given April 14-18.

· Regarding the Wright Hennepin Roundup Request - Howard Lake Elementary will request $2500 to purchase take-home activity bags for students and parent to work on together.

· First graders toured Waconia Hospital.

· Thurs. is the end of the third quarter and report cards will be sent home April 1.

High School Principal Michael Day reported on the following:

· Representatives from the Navy made a presentation to the physics and science classes relative to nuclear power.

· The Winter Music Concert was excellent! The auditorium was packed.

· Honors Breakfast was Feb. 24 and 25 and was very well attended.

· Shelly Geurts, Bill Kinziger and Dean Wessman did an excellent job of presenting the recent teacher workshop. Teachers responses were very positive.

· 1998-99 student registration is complete.

· The State Survey was completed by 7th, 9th and 12th graders on March 11.

· Upcoming events include the FFA Banquet and the NHS trip.

With no requests from the public, the meeting continued with Combination Committee updates:

· Raymond updated the Board on the progress of the Long Range Facilities Task Force. Architect, Bob Abendroth, will make a presentation and be available to answer questions at the next Task Force meeting which is scheduled for Thurs., March 19.

· Mary Pettit gave a Laker Pride Committee update.

Bus Fleet Supervisor, Dan Boeson, commented on the recent bus bids received by the District and recommended the purchase of the 77 passenger and the 30 passenger buses as bid by North Central Bus Co., St. Cloud, MN. Hoglund Bus Co. representative, John Hoelker addressed the Board regarding details of Hoglund's bid and Mike Asksmith, North Central Bus Co. representative, addressed the Board regarding North Central's bid. Gene Lorentz made a motion to accept the bids for the 77 passenger and 30 passenger buses received from North Central Bus Co.; second by C. Weber; passed unanimously.

Pettit made a motion to approve Cole Flick for the head softball coaching position; second by Lorentz; passed unanimously.

The resignation letter from cleaner/sweeper, Maria Leifson, was accepted on a motion by Lorentz; seconded by C. Weber; passed unanimously.

The Board acknowledged receipt of the Principals' Notice of Desire to Negotiate. The matter will be referred to the Board negotiators.

Lorentz made a motion to adopt the Resolution on Federal Programs (Title I, Block Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower Math and Science, Chapter I) for 1998-99; second by Zimmerman; followed by a roll call vote with all voting in favor of adoption.

Board negotiator, Gene Lorentz, updated the Board regarding teacher negotiations and recommended ratifying the 1997-99 Master Contract Agreement Between Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Education Association.

C. Weber made a motion to ratify the Master Contract Agreement; second by Fury; passed unanimously.

Steckelberg made a motion to recognize State FFA Degree Recipients, Sarah Fowler and Ed Boehlke, for 4 years of hard work, dedication and excellence in leadership, projects and scholastic abilities; second by C. Weber; passed unanimously. Congratulations to Sarah Fowler and Ed Boehlke for their outstanding accomplishments!

Committee Reports:

· Booster Club - Ken Zimmerman gave an update.

· Negotiations - Lorentz updated the Board relative to bus driver negotiations.

· MAWSECO - Carol Fury announced that Lona Jose is the new MAWSECO Director and the dividing of MAWSECO and Crow River Cooperative is complete - each will operate independently of the other.

· Labor Management - Steckelberg gave upcoming meeting date.

Other Business:

· Chairperson Raymond recognized Jan Fitzpatrick, Kristen Pettit, Linda Weber, Kathy Peterson, and Joe Campbell for the great job and hard work they did in organizing the Music Celebration. Booster Club members and others also joined in to help make the evening a great success!

· Mary Pettit made a motion to provide Superintendent Hoheisel an Emergency Leave of 15 days following the loss of his son, Trevor. Lorentz seconded the motion which passed unanimously. The Board named Principal Day as the person in charge in Mr. Hoheisel's absence.

With no further business, Steckelberg made a motion to adjourn; second by C. Weber; passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael Steckelberg, Clerk

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