Lester Prairie School Board Minutes





Monday, July 18, 2005

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, July 18, 2005 in the school media center.

Chairman Fred Blaser called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Board members present were Chairman Fred Blaser, Vice-Chairman Chester Hoernemann, Treasurer Robert Carlson, Clerk Jeff Hecksel, and Director Nancy Krull. Director Melissa Williams was absent. Administration present included Superintendent Joe Miller and Secondary Principal/AD Ron Erpenbach. K-12 Principal Pam Lukens was not present. Linda Jensen from the Herald Journal was present. Members of the public present included the following: Les Baumann, Dorothy Baumann, Ron Baumann, Dave Baumann, Wally Dibb, and Shirley Dibb.

Chairman Blaser led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion by Hecksel, seconded by Krull to approve the consent agenda, to approve the minutes of the June 20, 2005 board meeting, and to pay bills in the amount of $1,482.33 for 2004-05 and $132,166.25 for 2005-06. Motion carried 5-0.

No correspondence was reported by board members.

Under the Good News section congratulations were extended to Les Baumann, Wally Dibb and Art Schwichtenberg for being Lester Prairie Schools Outstanding Alumni. A short presentation and plaques were given. Also under good news, the State of Minnesota finally completed the budget at 4% + 4% for the next two years.

No one chose to speak during the open dialogue portion of the meeting.

Administrative reports/notes given at the meeting: A written report was submitted by K-12 Principal and reviewed by Superintendent Miller; report was given by Secondary Principal/AD; Superintendent had no report. (Please refer to notes given at the meeting.)

No progress has been made so far on removal of the house.

Motion was made by Hoernemann and seconded by Carlson for roof repair not to exceed $2,500. Motion carried 5-0.

A motion was made by Carlson, seconded by Krull to change activity fees for the 2005-2006 school year. See revised fee list given at the meeting. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Hoernemann to accept quote from Waste Management for garbage removal. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Hoernemann, seconded by Carlson to accept quote from Pan-o-Gold for bread. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Krull to accept quote from Meyer Brothers for milk. Motion carried 5-0. (Quotes can be seen at the Lester Prairie District Office.)

A motion was made by Hoernemann and seconded by Hecksel to approve pairing junior high sports with Holy Trinity of Winsted. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Hecksel, seconded by Hoernemann to approve personnel contracts for the following: Night Custodian, Don Albrecht; Cooks Helper III, Leana Gueningsman; Superintendent/H.S. Secretary and Health Services, Carol Kallenbach; Computer Support/Media Center Paraprofessional, Carol Klaustermeier; Little Learners Paraprofessional, Monica Mahon; Elementary Lunchroom/Recess Monitor, Monica Mahon; ECFE Translator for Andy Guterius, Jannina Wall; Assistant Football Coach, Adam Birkholz; Custodial Handyman, John Halverson; Assistant Volleyball Coach, Michelle Maki; and Junior High Football Coach, John Rosell. Motion carried 5-0.

Superintendent’s evaluation will be presented at the next board meeting.

The auditors will be here August 8, 9 and 10.

A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Hoernemann to adopt a Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of the District’s Aid Anticipation Certificates and the Execution of the Necessary Documentation. A roll call vote was needed and resulted in the following: Hecksel – yes, Blaser – yes, Carlson – yes, Hoernemann – yes and Krull – yes. Motion carried 5-0.

Nothing new was presented for school board reports.

Discussion took place on the construction of a new District Activity Center, for bonding and an operating levy for the November election. Mr. Miller will show plans to the State on July 25. Any board members wanting to go, see Mr. Miller. No action was taken at this time.

Motion by Hecksel, seconded by Carlson to approve Attachment 99-Health/Safety. Motion carried 5-0.

Agenda items for the next regular board meeting on August 15 include the following: Superintendent’s Evaluation, Bonding and Levy, and Advertising the School.

Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

Jeff Hecksel

Clerk – District #424

Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 21, 2005.

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