Lester Prairie School Board Minutes




Monday, August 21, 2006

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, August 21, 2006 in the school media center.

Chairman Fred Blaser called the meeting to order and Chester Hoernemann led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken: Fred Blaser, Chester Hoernemann, Jeff Hecksel, Melissa Williams, Bob Carlson and Jim Jorgenson were present. Administration present included Mr. Erpenbach, Mrs. Lukens, and Mr. Miller. Mr. Korf, 5th grade teacher, and Linda Scherer of the Herald Journal were also present.

Bob Carlson made a motion to approve the minutes of July 17, 2006 and to pay the bills in the amount of $3,474.45 for 2005-2006 and to pay the bills in the amount of $93,005.75 for the 2006-2007 year thus far. Hoernemann seconded the motion, and it was passed 6-0.

Communication since last meeting included a report of administration and board members on KDUZ at the county fair.

No one chose to speak for open dialogue.

Bob Carlson left the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Miller, Fred Blaser, Chester Hoernemann and Jim Jorgenson attended the MSBA Conference and gave a brief report at the meeting.

Mr. Erpenbach and Mrs. Lukens gave principal reports that included the following: All teaching positions have been filled. Student schedules are finished. They reported that our ACT scores were the best ever. MN ACT scores are highest in the nation. Administration goals were handed out. Saxon Math is being added for fourth grade. MCA test scores will not be reported until November because of government funding. (A copy of their reports is on file in the district office.

Hoernemann made a motion to approve a non-resident agreement. Hecksel seconded it, and it passed with a 5-0 vote.

Jim Jorgenson made a motion to pass the athletic fees for 2006-2007. It was approved by Hecksel and passed by a vote of 5-0.

A motion was made by Melissa Williams to approve the contracts of teachers, non- certified and coaches. It was seconded by Hecksel, and it passed 5-0.

Jim Jorgenson made a motion to approve a leave request. It was seconded by Hoernemann and approved by all.

A motion was made by Hoernemann to approve the principal’s contract. It was seconded by Hecksel and approved with a 5-0 vote.

The auditors will be here Aug. 22- 24.

The following school board reports were given: the Community Ed newspaper was sent out. Technology reported that business manager software was updated, computer labs were updated, and Special Ed computers have been updated.

School board luncheon will be held on August 29.

Projected school numbers were given (on file at district office).

Jorgenson made a motion to approve a Truth and Taxation meeting on December 5, 2006, with a continuation on December 18, 2006. It was seconded by Hoernemann and passed with a 5-0 vote.

Mr. Korf gave a report on NWEA testing findings.

A motion was made by Hoernemann to adopt the new policy manual as presented. Jim Jorgenson seconded it, and it passed with a 5-0 vote.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Melissa Williams, Clerk

District #424

Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 16, 2006.

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