Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public SchoolsMonday, October 15, 2012, 6:30 pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
A Regular meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, October 15, 2012, at the Lester Prairie School Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Gregg Machemehl, Karla Heigl, Joseph Miller, Rawelin Radtke and Matthew Klitzke. Robert Carlson arrived later. Administration present: Mike McNulty and Jeremy Schmidt. Three guests were present, as well as Ivan Raconteur 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 9/17/12 and to pay bills in the amount of $189,864.73; Student Activity of $3,785.09 and project bills of $318,368.05. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Good News
Upgrades to playground are complete.
Administrative Reports
Mr. Schmidt – Principal’s Report: Homecoming week went very well. Thank you to high school student council and Jocelynn Buckentin for their efforts. October 3 was the first late start date for staff members. Items addressed included: PBIS, safety procedures, free lunch, PLATO Online Learning demonstration, grading scales, goal setting for staff, MCA PowerPoint. Next late start is scheduled for December 6th and will include: PLATO Online Learning for staff who it is relevant, and individual learning and development for the rest of staff. Mr. Schmidt presented information on MCA testing results. Distributed a copy of harassment letter to students and parents.
Mr. Johnson – Athletic Report: Regular fall sports season coming to an end. All teams had much success this fall. Congratulations to the Boys’ Cross Country Team on being repeat Conference Champs. Still have openings for Jr. High and C-Squad Girls’ Basketball coaching positions. Mr. Johnson explained that he has been approached by some students expressing an interest in a golf team. Discussed the possibility of a pairing agreement for golf with Mayer Lutheran.
Facilities Report – Mr. McNulty reviewed the Facilities Report by Dave Uecker. 40 work orders completed since last meeting. Dave has been working with ESG and JCI to learn new heating and ventilation control systems. Swing set on playground has been put up. Locker plates being installed. Gym floor has been refinished. Mr. McNulty and Mr. Uecker will be trained on energy management systems. New gym doors are in and need to be painted.
Mr. McNulty – Superintendent’s Report – Mr. McNulty attended the MASA Conference in Brainerd. Some of the items discussed included: principal evaluations, Ipad/SmartBoard applications for in the classroom, teacher evaluations. Mr. McNulty and Mr. Bjork will be attending a meeting of the MDE on October 29th which will address the new teacher evaluation requirements. MSBA Leadership Conference will be held January 16-18, 2013.
District count as of 10/12/12 for K-12 is 413.
Resolution determining the necessity of using bond proceeds remaining from series 2012A bonds and calling a special election was presented by Robert Carlson.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve Resolution determining the necessity to use bond proceeds remaining from series 2012A bonds and calling for a special election. Roll Call vote: Karla Heigl-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Yes; Matthew Klitzke-Yes; Robert Carlson-No; Gregg Machemehl-Yes; Joseph Miller-Yes. Motion was passed 5-1.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to hold Special Election on January 16, 2013. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve the following Extra Curricular Contracts for the 2012-2013 school year:
Asst. Boys’ Basketball Coach (JV): Ben Machemehl
Asst. Girls’ Basketball Coach (JV): Joe Kley
Future Problem Solvers Coord.: Alexandra Edlund
8th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach: Mike Kegler
Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach: Dean Neumann
Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach: Mike Lee
Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Mr. McNulty presented the Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement for 2011-2012.
Motion by Matthew Klitzke, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve Annual Report on Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement for 2011-2012. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the Collaboration Agreement between Heartland Community Action Agency Head Start and LP Community Education-School Readiness. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Mr. Johnson made a presentation to the Board on his Master’s Thesis Project which related to the affect of extra-curricular activities on student achievement.
Agenda items for the next meeting:
1.Updates on Special Election
2.SEE Presentation by Deb Griffiths
Meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 10, 2012.

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