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. Members present: Lammers, C. Weber, J. Fowler, Heuer, Lorentz, L. Weber, Zimmerman, Pettit, Steckelberg, Raymond. Members absent: C. Fury. Also present: Supt. Hoheisel, Principals Millerbernd, Day and Wessman, and Board Secretary Bonnie Nylin.

Following the addition of item 6a. and a recognition item, Lammers made a motion to approve the agenda; second by Heuer; passed unanimously.

C. Weber made a motion to approve the Minutes of the November 17, 1997 Regular School Board Meeting of HL-W-W ISD #2687; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the December bills; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

M. Pettit made a motion to approve the December Treasurer's Report; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

High School Principal Michael Day reported on the following:

· Two HL-W-W junior high school students, Evan Mahlstedt and Nicolle Bergstrom, were chosen to participate in the MN Junior High Honors Choir at Bethel College. Participants were chosen from a statewide competition.

· Congratulations to Mr. Weninger, students and FFA alumni for putting on such a fine FFA Alumni Banquet on December 4. It was a great evening!

· The fall musical, directed by David Metcalf, was a huge success and played to sellout crowds each evening. Congratulations to Mr. Metcalf, cast and crew for a terrific play.

· 10th graders will participate in the ACT Plan. This will be a good indicator for future academic planning.

· High school juniors and seniors will be taking a battery of vocational tests which are offered by the Armed Services. These tests will provide students with a comprehensive plan for the future.

· Star Team Challenge, organized by teacher, Paul Fobbe, was held over the weekend with over 200 students participating in the various events. Students from Floodwood, MN also attended to compete. They have invited HL-W-W students to come to Floodwood in the spring to compete in their Star Team Challenge. Thank you, Mr. Fobbe, for putting together a great event and thanks also to all who helped make the day such a success.

· The 7th and 8th grade band members and 9th grade choir did a great job during the concert on Dec. 11. The senior high concert will be performed Dec. 17.

· This week, HL-W-W Drama Club is sponsoring Project Caring again this year and will be collecting food for community families in need of groceries.

· Lutheran Brotherhood is providing a behavior test on Dec. 22nd to be taken by students in grades 7- 12.

Elementary Principal Julie Millerbernd reported on the following:

· The Jr. High Music Concert was excellent.

· Elementary teachers are working on performance packages and will be meeting with their coach, Karen Borrell.

· Teachers are discussing plans to administer the required statewide testing for students in grades 3, 5, and 8.

· The Christmas program at Winsted Elementary will be performed Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. and at 7 p.m.

· Students collected pennies as part of Cents for Salvation (Salvation Army fundraiser).

Howard Lake Elementary collected $158 and Winsted Elementary collected $146.

· The Campbell Soup Contest is completed.

· An award winning guitarist will present a Iyceum for elementary students in Jan.

Humphrey Elementary Principal Dean Wessman reported on the following:

· The Graduation Standards Implementation Manual has been sent to the Minnesota Dept. of Children, Families and Learning.

· A Goals 2000 Grant was submitted December 11, 1997.

· Eight district teachers attended the MEEP Conference on December 4 and 5.

· Humphrey Elementary hosted an elementary Knowledge Bowl Competition on Dec. 9. Approximately 25 teens helped with the event.

· Mr. Day, Sharon Jones (high school office secretary) and Mr. Wessman attended a workshop on how to correctly register 9th grade students in order to accommodate Graduation Standards.

· Humphrey Elementary will have Donuts for Dads and Muffins for Moms on Dec. 19 as part of the Chemical Health program.

· Teachers are working on performance packages.

Communication items reviewed by Superintendent Hoheisel were as follows:

· Announcement that the HL-W-W School District has been named the Exemplary Music Education Program for 1997-98 among Class A Schools in Minnesota. The award is made by the Minnesota Educators Association on the basis of excellence in all aspects of the K-12 music program. Mr. Hoheisel recommended the Board approve a community celebration to be held the end of February. Lorentz made a motion to approve holding a community celebration in honor of receiving the award; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously.

· According to this year's census, there are 100 more children in the 6 to 16 age bracket than there were according to last year's census.

· ECFE Director, Dianne Youngdahl, submitted a grant and was awarded $5500 for Infant Development.

Combination Committees Update:

Buildings and Grounds ­

Drawings and bid proposal relative to elementary cabinetry were presented to the Board, as submitted by LeRoy Schauer. Total projected cost of elementary cabinetry; $36,000 (cabinetry, $28,000 - sinks and plumbing, $7845). Zimmerman made a motion to approve going ahead with the cabinetry project; second by C. Weber; passed unanimously.

Due to the efficiency of the new boiler burner, the district should experience a payback in one year.

An architect is working on plans for the Wright Technical Center Special Ed. area.

Buildings and Grounds Members will tour all three facilities on Dec. 29 to determine a project list for 1998-99

Applications are being accepted for the 4 hour cleaner/sweeper position.

Laker Pride - Mary Pettit will give an update at the January School Board Meeting.

Buildings and Grounds have met relative to the Long Range Facilities Plan and Board Members are encouraged to get their suggestions for the Task Force to James Raymond.

Following the second reading of the Support Staff Manual, C. Weber made a motion to approve the Manual; second by Fowler; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve the Final 1997 Payable 1998 Property Tax Levy; second by Steckelberg; passed unanimously.

Due to new legislation, Compensatory Funding will now be determined by the number of families within the district who are eligible for free/reduced lunches.

Principals gave the following reports relative to compensatory proposals:

Principal Millerbernd - Following extensive investigation and discussions with teachers, it appears that the Voyager Program Adventure Camps is the reading program that will best meet the needs of students in grades 1-3. Training for the program is to be held in Dallas, Texas.

Principal Wessman - The Voyager Program is also excellent for grades 4-6 and will be implemented at Humphrey Elementary. In addition, a summer school remedial program is also proposed - two teachers will instruct classes four hours, per day, for eight weeks. Implementation of extended learning time throughout the school year is proposed in order to provide help for students who are falling behind in reading, writing and math skills.

Principal Day - Beginning second semester, a reading class will begin for high school students in order to sharpen their reading skills. A remedial math and reading class will be held for two hours after school (3: 10 - 5: 10 p.m.), Monday through Thursday and for two hours on Saturday mornings (9:00 - 11 :00 a.m.). An accelerated reader program is also proposed consisting of trade books, computers (2) and software.

Lorentz made a motion to approve moving ahead with the compensatory proposals as presented by the principals; second by C. Weber; passed unanimously.

M. Pettit made a motion to accept Dean Johnson's resignation as a cleaner/sweeper; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously.

Lorentz made a motion to approve hiring Joy Kozitka as the 7th grade girls basketball coach and Suzanne Peterson as a management aide (B-2-2) for the 'school-within-a-school' program; second by C. Weber; passed unanimously.

Steckelberg made a motion to recognize the following School Board Members: Randy Heuer for the good job he is doing as the FFA Alumni President, James Raymond for receiving the FFA Alumni Distinguished Service award and Gene Lorentz for participating in the Winsted Winter Celebration parade. L. Weber seconded the motion; motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Hoheisel gave the following Superintendent's Report

- The FFA Alumni Banquet was another great success!

- The next Regular School Board Meeting will be held in the HL-W-W High School Media Center on Tuesday, January 20, 1998 at 8:00 p.m.

- It has been requested that a Board Member represent the Board by attending the Booster Club Meeting on an every-other-month basis. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 8:30 p.m.

Committee Reports

- Lorentz requested the Negotiations Team meet following the Board Meeting to review the proposal to be presented to the HL-W-W Teachers Association.

- Steckelberg reported that the next Labor Management Meeting will be Jan. 13, 1998.

- L. Weber congratulated Julie Millerbernd, and custodians of the Winsted building for the great job they are doing in keeping the building clean, inviting and such a positive and friendly atmosphere throughout the school building. Weber applauded the entire Winsted team for a terrific job!

With no further business, Steckelberg made a motion to adjourn; second by L. Weber; passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9: 17 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Michael Steckelberg, Clerk

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