Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: MerriLea Kyllo, Greg Machemehl, Karla Heigl & Matthew Klitzke. Administration present: Mike McNulty and Jeremy Schmidt. Guests: Activities Director Blaine Walstrom & Marsden Facilities Supervisor Dave Uecker. Chairman Carlson arrived minutes after roll call taken.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matt Klitzke.
Motion by Radtke, seconded by Machemehl to approve minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 8/13/2014. In the same motion, approval to pay bills in the amount of $246,031.70 and student activity fees in the amount of $3,770.73. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• None at this time.
Administrative Reports:
Mr. Schmidt’s K-12 report: Discussed handout as presented.
Activities Director Walstrom: discussed alternative options regarding football district. Gym floor completed. Bleacher installation update.
Facilities Report: Mr. Uecker submitted printout to the board regarding status of various facility projects.
Mr. McNulty’s report: MDE conference. Discussed Handicap Parking.
Policy Administration:
Student count as of 9/15/14 for K-12 is 436. (September 2013 count was 420).
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Kyllo to approve the following policy renewals and changes:
Renewals: 413, 506, 524, 532, 603, 612, 616, 714, 807.
Changes: 410, 419, 514, 526, 800.1.
Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Old Business:
Addition to the April 21st, 2014 board minutes. Board approved Roof Project for summer of 2014 (roll call vote was 6 for, 0 against). This action was mistakenly left out of previously approved board minutes.
Personnel Issues
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Machemehl to approve the following resignations:
Julie Nowak – Para
Dianne Hoernemann – Childcare Coordinator
Gene Starke – Varsity Softball Coach
Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Motion by Kyllo, seconded by Radtke to approve the contract for Ben Machemehl as Assistant Boys Basketball Coach. Voting was 5 for, 0 against (Machemehl abstained).
Motion by Radtke, seconded Machemehl by to approve the following contracts:
Betty Williams – Kitchen Supervisor (2 yr contract)
Blaine Walstrom – Assistant Girls Basketball Coach
Sarah Wojiechowski – Fall Play Advisor
Mike Lee – Head Girls Basketball Coach
David Klitzke – Spelling Bee Coordinator
Mike Bjork – Science Fair Coordinator
Dean Neuman – Head Boys Basketball Coach
Marv Ebensperger – 9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
Jeannie Bodine – PM Kids Coordinator
Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
School Finances
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Heigl to approve the maximum amount on Tax Levy proposal. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Motion by Kyllo, seconded by Klitzke to approve the contract agreement between ISD #424 & The MN School Employees Association for 2014-2016. Voting was 4 for, 0 against (Carlson & Machemehl abstained).
New Business:
Motion by Heigl, seconded by Radtke to set the Truth and Taxation meeting date of 12/15/2014. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Motion by Klitzke, seconded by Machemehl to approve the addition of a new FOB entrance for the South East doors for emergency access. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Motion by Carlson, seconded by Heigl to approve the Heartland Community Head Start & LP Community Education School Readiness Agreement. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Motion by Klitzke, seconded by Kyllo to add an additional bus stop location to 235 Pine St. N. Voting was 6 for, 0 against.
Administration will also follow-up with all LP city-based daycares to check on ridership numbers in August of each year.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 20, 2014.

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