Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, 7:30 pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
A regular meeting of the Board of Education, District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013, at the Lester Prairie Public Schools Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present:
Gregg Machemehl, Karla Heigl, Bob Carlson, Rawelin Radtke, and Matthew Klitzke. Administration present: Mike McNulty. Guests present were Joe Scoblic, Cathy Scoblic, Terri Helland, Thayne Johnson and Ivan Raconteur from the Herald Journal Newspaper.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matt Klitzke.
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by Rawelin Radtke to approve the Consent Agenda as modified, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting on 3/18/2013 and to pay bills in the amount of $131,415.55. Student Activity fees were $157.95. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Recognition: The 2013 Bulldog Bash was a huge success. 285 paid attendees. 40 more attendees than previous year.
Administrative Reports
Mr. Schmidt Report: See Attachment A for full Principal’s report.
Activities Director Report:
• For the 2013-2014 & 2014-2015 school year, LP/HT has been moved up to 2A for boys & girls basketball only. MSHSL petition requesting to be placed back into 1A was denied.
Mr. McNulty Report:
• Teacher Evaluation Team – board member to join
• Update from 4/15 – 4/16 Capitol visit.
Facilities Report: See Attachment B for full Facilities Report.
Policy Administration
Action to approve non-resident agreements – 0.
District student count as of 4/12/2013 is 410
First reading of new Bus Accident Safety Policy & Protocol 709.1. Note: If students involved in busing incident, students have to be examined by nurse/doctor prior to being released to go home.
School Board Reports
Facilities/Maintenance: Sprinkler bids received. Seeking electrical & sink bids.
Policy: Bus accident policy & crisis plan changes were discussed.
Personnel Issues
Motion was made by Bob Carlson and seconded by Gregg Machemehl to approve Jake Prehn as 9th grade baseball coach. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
Motion was made by Bob Carlson and seconded by Gregg Machemehl to approve Maternity Leave for Jocelyn Buckentin. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
School Finances
Motion by Carlson and seconded by Heigl to approve the Headstart agreement between LP School District & GFSC/HFSC. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
Motion by Klitzke and seconded by Machemehl to approve direct deposit for all LP School District employees effective July 1st, 2013. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
New Business
Information regarding the 2014 Senior Class Trip was presented by Joe & Cathy Scoblic. Class will be heading to NYC. Motion by Klitzke, seconded by Heigl, to allow class to proceed with trip planning. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
Information regarding 2014 Chicago Band Trip was presented to the board by Terri Helland. Motion by Carlson, seconded by Machemehl to allow Band to continue planning for trip. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
Motion by Machemehl, seconded by Klitzke to approve Mathews Lawn Service mowing bid for 2013. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
Action to approve acknowledgment that LPEA has submitted desire to negotiate notice. Motion by Carlson, seconded by Radtke to approve notice of negotiations. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 pm.
Matthew D. Klitzke, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal May 20, 2013.

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