Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:30p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: MerriLea Kyllo, Rollie Radtke, Greg Machemehl, Karla Heigl, and Matt Klitzke (Bob Carlson absent). Administration present: Mike McNulty and Activities Director Blaine Walstrom. Guests: Ivan Raconteur of the Herald Journal, Mary Otto, and Steve Ziermann, Brian Haley(Eide Bailly Audit manager), and Kim DeBruyckere.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Rollie Radtke, seconded by Matthew Klitzke to approve minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 10/23/2014. In the same motion, approval to pay bills in the amount of $210,241.02 & student activity fees of $1,069.79 were also included. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Recognized positive comments from parents and students regarding recent Band concert which was well attended and also the fall play
• Very positive comments from the American Legion and Auxillary on the recent NHS dinner served at the Legion’s monthly meeting. Very positive service project.
Administrative Reports:
Mr. Schmidt’s K-12 report: Discussed handout as presented, Mr. Schmidt could not attend due to back injury.
Blaine Walstrom presented written report on student participation numbers for fall and winter sports and activities. There was a written update on various projects and synopsis of the various activities (see handout)
Mr. McNulty’s report: MASA Legislative Planning Com. Meeting on Nov. 20th.
Facilities Report – Dave Uecker: see written handout.
Committee reports:
Tech/media – met prior to SB meeting – Discussed keeping parents informed of progress of use of technology – putting on website, parent meetings etc.
Activities Committee – met prior to SB meeting, discussed school paying Coaches association fee as the association provides benefits to the school and players as well as coaches.
LPPEA – Christmas Store to be held 12/5
Negotiations:
Administration Committee to meet before next board meeting
Meet and Confer – meeting on Dec. 3
Policy Administration:
Student count as of 11/13/14 for K-12 is 434.
Old Business:
Greg Machemehl made the motion for the school to pay the notary fee for Alice Dayak and Kelly Elling ($120.00 each). Motion seconded by Matthew Klitzke and passed with a vote of 5 for 0 against.
Personnel Issues:
Motion by Matthew Klitzke and seconded by MerriLea Kyllo to approve the following contracts:
William Neubarth, Varsity Softball Coach
Joe Kley, Jr. High Girls’ basketball coach
Patrick Cole, Asst. Trap Coach
Joe Kley, Varsity Baseball Coach
Kelly Elling, JV Softball Coach
Mike Bjork, Trap Coach
Rob Weber, Head Track Coach
Mike Keglar, Jr. High Boys’ basketball
coach
Motion passed by a vote of 5 for 0 against.
School Finances:
Brian Haley, Audit Manager from Eide Bailly presented the school audit.
New Business:
• Matthew Klitzke tendered his resignation from the school board as he is moving out of district.
MerriLea Kyllo made the motion to accept his resignation and Greg Machemehl seconded motion. Voting was 4 for 0 against and 1 abstention.
• Agenda items for next meeting: Approve Eide Bailly office
• Next board meeting set for December 15, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. (due to basketball games set on this day) Truth in Taxation will follow regular board meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m.
Respectfully submitted.
MerriLea Kyllo, Acting Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 15, 2014.

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