Lester Prairie School Board Minutes





Monday, October 17, 2005

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, October 17, 2005 in the Media Center. Board members present were Chairman Fred Blaser, Vice-Chairman Chester Hoernemann, Clerk Jeff Hecksel, Director Melissa Williams and Director Nancy Krull. Treasurer Robert Carlson was absent. Administration present included Superintendent Joe Miller, K-12 Principal Pam Lukens and Secondary Principal/AD Ron Erpenbach. Ryan Gueningsman of the Herald Journal was present. Members of the public present included Steve Ziermann.

Chairman Fred Blaser called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Vice-Chairman Hoernemann led The Pledge of Allegiance.

A motion was made by Chester Hoernemann and seconded by Nancy Krull to approve the consent agenda, approve the September 19, 2005 minutes and to pay 2005-2006 bills in the amount of $163,979.99. Motion carried 5-0.

No one spoke during the open dialogue portion of the meeting. The Board will also offer an open dialogue time near the end of the agenda.

No new communication was reported on by the Board.

Administrative reports were given. (Please refer to their notes given at the meeting on file in the District Office.). During the report by Mr. Erpenbach, there was a motion by Chester Hoernemann to accept the dissolution of the pairing agreement with HLWW in track. The motion was seconded by Melissa Williams. Motion carried 5-0.

A second motion was made by Nancy Krull, seconded by Chester Hoernemann to approve a pairing agreement with HLWW in golf. Each school will pay their own coaches and will share other expenses paid by the percentage of participants. Motion carried 5-0.

A motion was made by Hoernemann, seconded by Krull to approve three Nonresident Agreements. Motion carried 5-0.

During the School Board committee reports, it was acknowledged that the Lester Prairie Lions had donated $500 to the Parent-School-Community Committee to assist them in their committee work.

It was also noted that the Technology Committee had met and that a plan had been presented to spend the money the District received in the Microsoft settlement.

Melissa Williams attended the SEE meeting and reported to the Board.

Krull made a motion, seconded by Williams to approve contracts. Motion carried 5-0.

A motion was made by Krull and seconded by Hoernemann to accept levy revisions. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Williams, seconded by Hoernemann to approve snow removal contract. Motion carried 5-0.

A School Board Retreat will be held November 15 at 7:00 p.m.

A motion was made by Krull and seconded by Hecksel to approve the Staff Development Report for 2004-05. Motion carried 5-0.

A motion was made by Williams and seconded by Krull to approve the Catastrophic Student Accident Insurance policy. Motion carried 5-0.

A special meeting will be held on November 8 at 9:30 pm. to canvass the election results.

The meeting was adjourned by Fred Blaser at 8:27 p.m.

Jeff Hecksel

Clerk - District #424

Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 28, 2005.

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