HLWW School District 2687 Board Minutes


MONDAY, JUNE 15, 1998


The Regular June 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: Mary Pettit, Michael Steckelberg, Leo Weber, Richard Lammers, James Raymond, Randy Heuer, Gene Lorentz, Charles Weber, Ken Zimmerman and James Fowler. Members absent: Carol Fury. Others present were Supt. Hoheisel; Principals Day and Wessman; and Board Secretary Bonnie Nylin.

The agenda was approved on a motion by Lammers; seconded by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Steckelberg made a motion to approve the Minutes of the May 19, 1998, Regular School Board Meeting of Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687; second by Lorentz; passed unanimously.

Lammers made a motion to approve the June bills; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

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

The Board reviewed the final 1997-98 enrollment figures. Mr. Hoheisel commented that principals have reported several new families have enrolled for the 1998-99 school year.

Principal Wessman gave the following report:

­ Thank you to director, Dawn Kalvig, and Virginia Lewis, Karen Ready, Joan Johnson, Joanie Wuollet and Vonnie Schrupp for their excellent work in coordinating the elementary musical, this spring. The musical was great, the students did an excellent job, and the attendance by parents was outstanding.

­ The Joe Woitalla Fishing Expo. was a huge success with lots of volunteer help from parents and community members.

­ Thank you, Roger Rosin, for coordinating an exciting 'Track and Field Day'.

­ The 6th Grade Graduation was a special time for the class and attendance by parents was terrific!

­ Other event updates included: Enrichment Day, Summer School schedule and NSP Calendar Contest winner, Kelly Doroff.

Mr. Wessman, Staff Development Coordinator, reported that teachers are involved in a variety of workshops and training sessions throughout the month of June and also in August. HL-W-W will host some of the workshops and also sessions with Charon Tierney, MEEP Regional Coordinator.

High School Principal Day gave the following report:

­ Thank you to the staff and members of the Junior Class who were so helpful and did such a terrific job in decorating for Prom. It was a great event and well attended.

­ Graduation went very well thanks to all the help from staff members.

­ End of year activities went very well. Teachers did an excellent job and the building was left in good condition by students.

­ Interviews are underway to replace teachers who have resigned.

- Thanks, Legion Post 145 and the Howard Lake and Waverly Lions, for your continued support of the STAR Reports. This is such a positive way to recognize students.

­ Summer School (8th, 9th and 10th graders) will run July 6-20th with basic skills testing on July 23rd.

­ Ten to twelve students will be involved in the PIC V Program this summer. Students will concentrate on educational studies in the morning and work in the afternoon.

­ Compensatory dollars will be used for summer school, computers, and an accelerated reading program which has produced great results in raising grade levels.

Pam Henry-Neaton presented the Youth Service and Adult Volunteer Program reports. These programs have experienced increased community involvement as well as teacher participation. The goal is to continue growing and developing new visions/ideas. Board member, Mary Pettit, expressed how impressed she is with the programs and involvement of the community.

Curriculum Report:

­ Instructor, Dan Kyllonen, presented the Industrial Technology Report and reviewed recommendations. Mr. Kyllonen expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to conduct this review of courses.

­ Curriculum reports for the Media Center and Guidance Department will be presented at the August School Board Meeting.

Mr. Wessman reviewed the results from basic skills test taken by the 3rd and 5th graders. In comparing results from area districts, HL-W-W students did especially well in the area of written communications.

Mr. Wessman presented a major addition to the Graduation Standards Implementation Manual and requested Board approval. Wessman expressed his appreciation for all the help Jan Fitzpatrick had provided in compiling the Implementation Manual.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the Graduation Standards Implementation Manual and have the policies from the Manual included as part of the District Policy Manual, this being considered the first reading (Section I); second by L. Weber; Board Member Heuer requested a roll call vote. Members voting in favor of approval were Pettit, Steckelberg, L. Weber, Lammers, Raymond, Lorentz, C. Weber, Fowler, Zimmerman. Heuer voted 'no' to approving at this time noting lack of time to thoroughly review the information. Motion passed.

Superintendent Hoheisel commended Mr. Wessman for his excellent work in preparing the Manual. Chairperson Raymond expressed the Board's confidence in Mr. Wessman's excellent leadership. L. Weber commended Mr. Wessman for his super job! Steckelberg thanked Mr. Wessman for his good work and for being thorough enough to include notations as to which laws apply throughout the Manual.

Pettit recommended Curriculum Reports be submitted to the Task Force as a means of providing information relative to classroom/floor space needs.

Combination Committee Reports:

Buildings and Grounds update by Mr. Hoheisel -

­ Donna Miller, cleaner/sweeper at Humphrey Elementary, has resigned and that position has been filled for the summer. We will advertise for a permanent replacement at the end of the summer.

­ LeRoy Schauer continues cabinet replacement in the elementary at Howard Lake.

­ Cleaning is underway in all buildings. This year is a bit more complicated because of all the summer school classes throughout the buildings.

­ Jerome Decker is painting and doing an excellent job.

­ It is hoped that Phase II of the playground in Winsted will be completed this summer.

­ New computers are ordered for the technology lab.

­ Items on the Fire Marshal's report are nearing completion.

­ Progress is being made toward installing the sprinkling system at the Waverly ball fields.

­ Graffiti on one of the outside walls at Humphrey Elem. has been reported to the Wright County Sheriff's Dept. for investigation.

­ Long Range Planning update by Mr. Hoheisel -

­ Mr. Hoheisel met with Lester Prairie's superintendent. He will talk with Hoheisel again following Lester Prairie's next School Board Meeting. Lester Prairie's School Board's chairperson will meet with Chairperson Raymond relative to the question of combination.

­ Raymond suggested the Board meet a half hour early (7:30 p.m.) for the July Board Meeting to discuss the Lester Prairie issue.

The annual School Board Organizational Meeting will be held (8:00 p.m.) prior to the Regular School Board Meeting on July 20, 1998.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the second reading of policies AC - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Nondiscrimination Policy and JN-Student Fees Policy; second by C. Weber; passed unanimously.

Budgets for 1998-99 were reviewed by Mr. Hoheisel and approval of the balanced budget was requested. Following discussion, Lammers made a motion to approve the budgets; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the resignation of Special Education Instructor, Jon Laudert, and cleaner/sweeper, Donna Miller; second by Heuer; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the hiring of Special Education Instructors, Erin Valenta and Julia Uecker; second by Heuer; passed unanimously.

Pettit made a motion to approve membership in the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the Temperature Control Contract with Climate Makers for the 1998-99 school year; second by Zimmerman; passed unanimously.

Lammers made a motion to approve the contract with McLeod County Public Health Nursing Service for nurse services and early childhood screening for the 1998-99 school year at Winsted Elementary; second by C. Weber; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to call for Bakery, Dairy, Snowplowing and Waste Removal bids for 1998-99; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously.

Pettit made a motion to recognize the following; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously:

­ Recognize the boys quartet (Mitch Diers, Sean Campbell, Ben Shaffer and Matt Montgomery) for being selected to sing the National Anthem at the State Class A Track Meet on Friday, June 5th.

­ Recognize Burton and Marlys Horsch for being selected Wright County's Farm Family of the Year.

­ Recognize the many youth and adult volunteers who have served IS #2687 throughout this past school year.

­ Recognize Curt Levang for serving as chair of the Scholarship Committee.

­ Recognize Dean Wessman for his good work in preparing our district for the Performance Packages.

Superintendent's Report:

­ The next School Board Meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., on Monday, July 20, 1998.

­ Update relative to 1998-99 staffing.

­ The district has received a Child Care Program Grant in the amount of $4943 to be used for supplies, training, mentoring, etc.

­ The district has experienced significant premium savings since changing Worker Compensation Insurance carriers.

­ Becker has submitted a desire to withdraw from the Central Minnesota Athletic Conference. Discussions are ongoing as to the possibility of a new conference being formed which would be geographically determined. Mr. Hoheisel will keep the Board updated.

Committee Reports:

­ Lammers reported on the Wright Technical Center. As of July 1, Gary Wilkes will replace retiring director, Carl Montzka. The expansion project is going well.

­ Lorentz updated the Board relative to upcoming negotiation dates with bus drivers, custodians, and support staff.

With no further business to discuss, L. Weber made a motion to adjourn; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Michael Steckelberg, Clerk

Return to HLWW Menu | Return to Government Minutes Table of Contents

Howard Lake Herald & Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal
Stories | Columns | Classifieds | Obituaries
Community Guides | Special Topics | Cool Stuff | SEARCH | Home Page