Lester Prairie School Board Minutes





Monday, April 17, 2006

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District # 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on April 17, 2006 in the school media center. Board members present were Fred Blaser, Melissa Williams, Bob Carlson, and Jeff Hecksel. Chester Hoernemann and Jim Jorgenson were absent. Administration present were Mr. Miller, Pam Lukens, and Ron Erpenbach. Linda Scherer was also present from the Herald Journal.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Fred Blaser, and he also led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bob Carlson made a motion to approve the agenda for the meeting, previous minutes and the bills in the amount of $68,785.26. This was seconded by Hecksel and approved by a vote of 4-0.

Good news section included: Bulldog Bash went great and raised almost $10,000. A large donation of $100,000 was given for the scholarship fund. A Power Point presentation of operating information is on the website.

In administration reports: NWEA tests and ACT tests were completed. MCA tests are coming soon. The Open Enrollment Policy for sports will be changing.

A motion was made by Williams to dissolve the pairing for wrestling with Howard Lake Waverly Winsted for the 2006-2007 school year. A second was made by Jeff Hecksel. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Hecksel to pair wrestling with Glencoe for the 2006-2007 school year. This did not pass as a voice vote. A roll call vote was then taken resulting in the following: Williams – no, Blaser – no, Carlson – yes, and Hecksel – yes. Motion failed.

Mr. Erpenbach was directed to talk to Glencoe about more options with coaching.

Hecksel made a motion to approve one Non- resident Agreement for a student to come into the district. This was seconded by Williams. The motion carried with a vote of 4- 0.

Carlson made a motion to approve a personnel contract, and it was seconded by Hecksel. Motion carried with a vote of 4-0.

Mr. Miller presented a nine-month financial report. The District is on track for the 2005-06 school year.

There was no new information given during the School Board reports.

Under New Business, a motion was made by Williams, seconded by Hecksel to have a special meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at 9:30 p.m. to canvass the referendum votes. Motion was approved with a unanimous vote.

A motion was made by Carlson, seconded by Williams to adopt the Resolution Approving Membership in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). Motion was unanimously approved.

There were reminders presented to the Board about Severe Weather Awareness Week—April 17-25. The operating levy vote will be April 25 and Prom will be on April 29.

There was no public input during the Open Dialogue section of the meeting.

Agenda items for next month are the wrestling pairing and having a police officer at Prom.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Melissa Williams, Clerk

ISD #424

Published in the Herald Journal June 5, 2006.

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