Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: MerriLea Kyllo, Bob Carlson, Rollie Radtke, Greg Machemehl, Karla Heigl. (Matthew Klitzke absent). Administration present: Mike McNulty and Jeremy Schmidt. Guests Activities Director Blaine Walstrom and Ivan Raconteur of the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bob Carlson.
Motion by Rollie Radtke, seconded by MerriLea Kyllo to approve minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 5/21/2014. In the same motion, approval to pay bills in the amount of $147,639.27 & student activity fees of $9,629.69 were also included. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Recognized positive comments from parents regarding graduation ceremony.
• Recognized positive comments regarding Community Clean-Up Day.
Administrative Reports:
Mr. Schmidt’s K-12 report: Discussed handout as presented.
Activities Director Walstrom discussed football district.
Mr. McNulty’s report: Discussed Xcel Energy 2013 Summer report.
Energy costs down 2/3 since installation of new HVAC unit.
Policy Administration: Student count as of 6/14/14 for K-12 is 414.
School Finances: Preliminary budget discussion for June meeting – committee to meet before board meeting at 5:30 p.m..
Personnel Issues
Motion by Klitzke, seconded by Kyllo to approve the following contracts:
Joe Kley (Summer School Teacher)
Alex Edlund (Summer School Teacher)
Julie Olson (Summer School Teacher)
Jan Smith (Summer School Teacher)
Rachel Kraemer (Elementary Teacher)
Krystina Peterson (Elementary Teacher)
Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Klitzke to approve Superintendent McNulty’s contract. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
School Finances
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Radtke to approve the preliminary budget for year 2015. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
MN Tab borrowing was discussed for LP Schools. Recommendation was not to borrow.
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Machemehl to solicit bids for the
following items: milk, bread, and garbage. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Motion by Radtke, seconded by Kyllo to approve the June 30th, 2014 check run. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
New Business:
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Heigl to approve the resignation of teacher Nelia Olson. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Motion by Kyllo, seconded by Machemehl to approve the 2015 MASA Membership for Superintendent McNulty. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Heigl to approve the City of Lester Prairie athletic fields/concession stand rental agreement for 2014-2015 & 2015-2016. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Board discussion of Fall 2014 Homecoming Dance at Holy Trinity.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:38 p.m.
Published in the Herald Journal May 12, 2014.

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