HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes





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, roll call was taken with the following members present: Carol Fury, Michael Steckelberg, Leo Weber, Richard Lammers, James Raymond, Gene Lorentz, Charles Weber, Ken Zimmerman and James Fowler. Members absent were Mary Pettit and Randy Heuer. Others present were Supt. Hoheisel; Principals Day, Wessman and Millerbernd; and Board Secretary Bonnie Nylin.

The agenda was approved on a motion by C. Weber; seconded by J. Fowler; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the Minutes of the April 20, 1998 Regular School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687; second by Fury; passed unanimously.

C. Weber made a motion to approve the May bills; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

L. Weber made a motion to approve the May Treasurer's Report; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

Elementary Principal Julie Millerbernd reported on the following:

- A 'School Report Card' has been sent to the parents of elementary students asking them to 'grade' the elementary school. This is done in an attempt to obtain parental feedback so staff can review strengths and weaknesses.

- Steve Krueger organized a student 'Jump-a-thon' which raised $550 for the American Heart Assoc.

- Speech Clinicians, Jane Bayerl and Brad Robinson, spoke to classes regarding the speech program and services offered.

- Students are enjoying end of year field trips.

- Upcoming events include: Track & Field Days (June 1, Winsted; June 1, Howard Lake), Awards ceremonies; field trips.

- Sixteen students from Howard Lake and Winsted are being recognized at the Gathering of Champions during the State Fair (Aug. 31).

- Phase II of the Winsted Elementary Playground should be completed this summer.

There is a possibility of working with the City of Winsted to provide a softball field in the area behind the school.

- To date, kindergarten enrollment figures for 1998-99 school year: Howard Lake - a.m., 20; p.m., 20 and Winsted - a.m., 20; p.m., 14.

- Class list letters have gone out to parents.

- Teachers are completing graduation standard packages.

Humphrey Elementary Principal Dean Wessman gave the following report:

- Requested the Board to refer to events as outlined in the handout. This is a busy time of year with many activities - field trips, Fishing Day for 4th graders, Enrichment Day, 6th Grade Graduation.

- Mr. Wessman will attend an Implementation Manual Workshop this week.

High School Math Teacher, Addie Mucha, shared information regarding the recent trip principals Wessman and Day, and teachers Mucha and Johnson, made to San Diego to tour a middle school that has developed an excellent program designed to raise math, writing and reading skills.

Mucha thanked the Board for the opportunity to observe, first hand, this National School of Distinction and the programs they have implemented.

High School Principal Mike Day reported on the following:

- Tornado drill was done.

- The Students of Excellence have been chosen.

- The spring play was excellent and experienced the best attendance ever.

- Students experienced good results in their Basic Standard Skills Tests.

- Linda Kinziger and the students that worked with her, deserve a tremendous amount of thanks and praise for the super job they did in decorating for prom.

- The post prom party was very well attended!

- A 110 piece band from Manitoba, Canada, gave a super performance for HL-W-W high school students.

- Watch the Herald for the students receiving the Excellent Student Recognition Award.

- Students attending the State Vocal Competition did very well with 31 superiors and 3 excellence.

- During the noon hour, local companies have been setting up displays and representatives have been available to students to answer questions and give information in order to encourage student participation in local businesses.

Requests from the public: Jean Skiles was present to address the Board relative to a Level Room issue.

Combination Committee Reports:

- Buildings and Grounds - Supt. Hoheisel reported that improvement projects for the summer are in place; due to a reoccurring water problem in the northeast corner of the gym, additional drainage may be required.

Fowler reported on the Task Force meeting with Bob Buresh from the Minnesota Dept. of Children, Families and Learning; Raymond reported on the Task Force members meeting with representatives of the Lester Prairie School Dist.

Following their second reading, Lorentz made a motion to approve policies lECB Enrollment of Nonresident Students; JG Student Discipline; and JO Protection and Privacy of Pupils Records; motion was seconded by L. Weber and passed unanimously.

L. Weber made a motion to approve the first reading of policies AC Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Nondiscrimination Policy and JN Student Fees Policy; motion was seconded by Fowler; passed unanimously.

Steckelberg made a motion to remove from the table approval of the 1998-99 School Calendar; second by Fury; passed unanimously. C. Weber made a motion to approve the 1998-99 Calendar; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Supt. Hoheisel commented on proposed 1998-99 budgets and updated the Board as to some of the staffing changes that would be taking place.

Margaret Marketon reviewed the proposed Community Ed. Budget for 1998-99. Preschool participation this past year was 118 students and enrollment for 1998-99 is ahead of that.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the Resolution for Stipend for Dale Decker for Performing Additional Duties Relative to Student Discipline; second by Fury; the Resolution was declared duly passed and adopted on a roll call vote with all Board Members voting in favor of Resolution and none opposed.

Lorentz made a motion to authorize membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 1998-99; second by L. Weber; roll call vote was taken with all Board Members voting in favor of authorization; none opposed; duly passed.

C. Weber made a motion to adopt the Resolution Placing Support Staff on Seasonal Layoff; second by Zimmerman; roll call vote was taken with all Board Members voting in favor of adoption; none opposed; duly passed.

Lorentz regretfully made a motion to accept letters of resignation from high school teachers, Bill and Linda Kinziger; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to officially approve the hiring of Trina Krohn, para for the Community Ed. Dept.; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously. She will be added to the layoff list.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the Resolution to Terminate Non Tenured Teacher, Jan Nelson; second by Fowler; passed on a roll call vote with all Board Members voting in favor of the resolution, none opposed.

Carol Fury reported that the results of the Superintendent Evaluation were very positive and the Board commended Mr. Hoheisel for his excellent performance and leadership. Mr. Hoheisel thanked the Board for their support and expressed his appreciation for the staff and administrators that he works with. Raymond thanked Carol Fury for her expertise and good work in completing the evaluation.

Committee Reports:

Booster Club - Zimmerman expressed his appreciation for all the work Patty Krohn and her family did in making the pie social such a success. (The pie social was held during the spring play.)

Negotiations - Lorentz gave an update as to up coming negotiation schedules.

DCAC - Steckelberg reported the committee had met and discussed the good results on the Basic Skills Test. Participation on the committee is great and several have expressed a desire to remain on the committee and concentrate on reading and math in 1998-99.

MAWSECO - Fury reported that there continues to be good direction and climate improvement for MAWSECO.

Board members are invited to graduation exercises on May 31, 1998.

With no further business, Steckelberg made a motion to adjourn; second by L. Weber, passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael Steckelberg, Clerk

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