Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Monday, April 16, 2012, 6:30 pm
Media Center, Lester Prairie Public Schools
A Regular meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, April 16, 2012 in the school Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Gregg Machemehl, Karla Heigl, Matthew Klitzke, Robert Carlson, Joseph Miller and Rawelin Radtke. Administration present: Mike McNulty and Pamela Lukens. Approximately 2 guests were present, as well as a representative from the Herald Journal Newspaper.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the Consent Agenda as modified, Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 3/20/12 and Special Meeting and Work Session Minutes of 3/30/12, and to pay bills in the amount of $108,957.07 & Student Activity for $579.24. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Good News
March Students of the Month: Elizabeth Krienke and Nattavout “Peter” Mengkhampeng. Congratulations.
Administrative Reports
Mrs. Lukens reported on upcoming events. Congratulations to Callie Sebora, Tallon Schwantes, Drew Jackson and Arlene Nowak. They have been invited to attend the International Future Problem Solvers Bowl in Bloomington, Indiana from June 6-10.
We have been awarded an AMERIcorps reading time position again for next year. Kim Good who filled that position this year will not be returning, so we are looking for someone to fill that position.
Award was received from MN Center for Reading Research to Lester Prairie Elementary for significant progress in teaching students to read.
READ dogs are working with students in 1st and 2nd grades.
Head Start will be providing playground upgrades for 4-7 year olds.
David Uecker attended playground seminar on April 3rd. There were some deficiencies with our playground equipment which will be taken care of this summer.
Mr. Uecker reported 12 works orders since the last Board Meeting. Still waiting on two more estimates for the bleachers. Mr. Scoblic’s class is just about done putting on the new skids under the base. Ricky Krueger has left to take a fulltime position and is being replaced by Ross Feltmann. Mr. Uecker will be attending a Facility Management meeting on April 18th. A large dumpter is now here for throwing out unused or outdated items from classrooms. The FACS and boiler rooms will be ready for them to start on April 23rd.
Kitchen upgrades will include pull down doors to lock service area.
Facilities Committee met prior to the Board meeting to review progress on building upgrades.
Tech/Media Committee recommended review and proposal to incorporate necessary wiring upgrades during building upgrades.
Non-Certified negotiations meeting was held and went well. Second meeting is scheduled for April 25th.
District count as of 4/11/12 K-12 is 403.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve Policy 715 Administration and Use of District Vehicle. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League was presented by Chairperson Carlson.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League. Roll Call Vote: Joseph Miller-Yes; Matthew Klitzke-Yes; Gregg Machemehl-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Rawelin Radkte-Yes; Karla Heigl-Yes. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Rawelin Radtke, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve the following contracts:
Corbey Hentges Jr. High Softball
Jodi Martinez Jr. High Softball
Pam Lukens July-August Principal
Dave Klitzke Spelling Bee Coordinator
Kaja Sorenson Spring Play Advisor
Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve hiring Kelly Kramer as the Kindergarten teacher. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
The Board reviewed the revised 2011-2012 budget.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:10 pm
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal May 21, 2012.

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