Lester Prairie School Board Minutes
|REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 5:15 p.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 Bob Carlson. Administration present: Mike McNulty and Jeremy Schmidt. Guests: Ivan Raconteur of the Herald Journal, Mary Otto, Corbey Hentges, and Merlin Mathews.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bob Carlson.
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by MerriLea Kyllo to approve minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 11/17/2014. In the same motion, approval to pay bills in the amount of $145,892.33 & student activity fees of $3,624.10 were also included. Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
Appointment of Board member to fill vacancy opened by Matthew Klitzke’s resignation in November.
Karla Heigl made a motion to appoint Corbey Hentges to the vacant position motion seconded by Rollie Radtke. Motion passed 5 to 0.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Recognized positive comments from parents and students regarding recent Winter Band concert and Elementary Winter concert which was well attended.
B. Merlin Mathews spoke up during open dialogue expressing displeasure at his bid not being excepted for lawn mowing.
Mr. Schmidt’s K-12 report: Discussed handout as presented.
Mr. McNulty’s report: MASA Legislative Planning Meeting update and MSBA Conference update.
Facilities Report Dave Uecker: No report. MerriLea Kyllo did bring up that the Handicapped door on women’s bathroom next to elevator does not lock.
School Board Committee reports:
LPPEA Coordinating a high school wish list. Serving Christmas treats on December 18th to staff. Held Christmas store for elementary students December 5th.
Administrative Negotiation Committee: Reached an agreement with Mr. McNulty to be presented tonight.
Meet and Confer met on December 3
No other committee reports this month.
Student count as of 12/10/14 for K-12 is 422.
Discussed Solar Project Application. Directed to have Project Representative meeting with Facilities reps after first board meeting of the new year.
Action to approve contracts
Motion by Bob Carlson and seconded by Gregg Machemehl to approve the following contract: Ross Scheevel as C squad Girl’s basketball coach. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Motion by Bob Carlson seconded by Karla Heigl to approve a three year contract for Mike McNulty, Superintendent. Board member Karla Heigl presented an overview of the contract stating it is similar to that approved in negotiations with certified staff. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Motion made by MerriLea Kyllo and seconded by Rollie Radtke to approve audit done by Eide Bailly and presented at November’s board meeting.
• Motion by Karla Heigl and seconded by Corbey Hentges to set the date for the reorganization meeting for January 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. with regular meeting to follow. Motion passed 6-0. (Later this time was changed during the Truth in Taxation meeting to January 7th at 6:30 p.m. due to a conflict one of the new board members had with the previous time. See minutes of that meeting.)
• Motion by Bob Carlson and seconded by MerriLea Kyllo to approve agreement with PACT to renew grant that serves the LP in McLeod County. Motion passed 6 to 0.
• Info given for Reorganization meeting:
Elect officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Clerk, and Treasurer
Set date/time for board meetings in 2015
Set salary for board
Designate legal publication
Set mileage rate was $.465/mile in 2014 (our rate is $.10 below gov’t rate)
Set board committee assignments:
Spec. Ed: Heigl, _________
Community Education: Machemehl, and Radtke
LPPEA: Heigl and Radtke
Facilities/Maint. Radtke, Machemehl, and Carlson
Tech/Media: Kyllo, ___________
Activities Committee: Kyllo, Heigl, and Radtke
Certified: Heigl, Carlson, and Radtke
Non-certified: Kyllo, __________
Administration: Carlson, Heigl, and Machemehl
Meet and confer: Carlson, Heigl
Policy: Machemehl, Carlson
• Motion made by Karla Heigl and seconded by Gregg Machemehl to approve course work for Alex Edlund. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Meeting adjourned at 5:48 p.m.
MerriLea Kyllo, Acting Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 12, 2015.
Minutes of the Truth and Taxation Hearing and Levy Approval of the Lester Prairie Public Schools