Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, February 2nd, 2015 6:15 p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: MerriLea Kyllo, Karla Heigl, Mary Otto, Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann and Rawelin Radtke. Administration present: Mike McNulty. Guests: Tara Mathews of the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Kyllo, seconded by Heigl to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Reorganizational & Regular Board meeting of 1/7/2015, the Special Board meeting on 11/12/14 and in the same motion, approval to pay bills in the amount of $106,685.27 & student activity fees of $1,114.17 were also included. Motion by Hentges, 2nd by Radtke...Voting was 5 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Kyllo reported that they heard great reviews were received on the One Act Play
B. Open dialogue - none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Schmidt’s K-12 Report: - Handed out report
• End of quarter – PLC teams meet part of teacher evaluation
• Snow Fest – Rewards on Wednesday Pizza and Skiing
• Science Fair – Awards given on Friday
• Paraprofessional week – Treats provided by staff for thanks of their service
• Geography Bee – 1/17/15 Erik Hentges was the winner
• Spelling Bee – Delaney Sebora was the winner will go to Redwood Falls on Feb 11th
• Student behavior report given. – data shows problem behavior % is down across the board of all grades.
Mr. Walstrom Report: AD absent – Mr. McNulty will send electronic report.
Dave Uecker Facilities Report:
• Coil for Roof – waiting for crane/Coil was 10 days out following up with vendor. Heigl asked if there was some warranty.
• Urinal in boys locker room capped off.
• Requested pricing for regular chain link fence for the bleachers
• Bathroom doors in Women’s bathroom still waiting on security tools to replace. They should be in this week. Currently they can be closed and locked.
• Hentges was assigned to review Facilities work orders.
Mr. McNulty’s Superintendent Report: Handed out report
• Attended SWWC Supers and Collaborative meeting
• Attended McLeod County – Safe Roads Coalition
• Attended Pathways to Post Secondary meeting
• Attended MSBA conference – Reports of conf. from Board members that attended sent out.
• LCTN – Ziermann accepted as board replacement for Matt K.
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – None
B. Community Ed. - None
C. LPPEA – Article in paper positive comments on committee
D. Facilities/Maint. – Solar Project
E. Tech/Media – Meet in February
F. Legislative/MSBA – None
G. Activities Committee- Meet in March
H. Negotiations:
a. Certified – Meet in Feb.
b. Non-Certified – Meet next year
c. Administration – End of June for Alice and Kelly
I. Meet & Confer – Calendar
J. Policy - None
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 1/28/2015 for K-12 is 415.
Old Business
• Solar Panel discussion – Need to decide this week by Jan. 13th,15
• Motion made to move forward Grant for Solar Panel by Otto, 2nd by Radtke
Personnel Issues
• Motion made Kyllo and 2nd Hentges to approve the contract for Genevieive Jeurissen for Kids Depot worker vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made to approve contracts for Ben Machemel JV Baseball coach and Michael Bjork as asst. track coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made Heigl and 2nd Hentges to approve the Recognition by Lester Prairie School Board of “Notice of Desire to Negotiate” by the Lester Prairie Education Association. vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finances
• One Action to approved a second check run in February (due to early Board meeting) motion Radtke 2nd Kyllo vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
• Board Resolution – Directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions as reasons therefore. Motion: Radtke 2nd: Kyllo vote 6 for, 0 against
• Board acknowledged Senior Class Trip agenda provided to board by Mr. Bjork and Ms. Mattson date March 22nd – 28th
- 25 of 32 students participating
- Stopping in Chicago and New York
- Cost is $1,380 per student
- LP Lions to cover Pizza comparisons between cities
• Discussion of 2016 Graduation date – May 25th or 26th
- Survey will be sent out to parents
Meeting was adjourned at 7:16 P.M.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 16, 2015.

Work Session of the
SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, February 2nd, 2015 8:30 p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: MerriLea Kyllo, Karla Heigl, Mary Otto, Corbey Hentges,Steve Ziermann and Rawelin Radtke. Administration present: Mike McNulty.
A presentation was made to the board by UNESCO addressing needs of the District.
Building upgrades model
1. Physical
2. Education
3. Functional
Board given handouts for a couple of options. Board needs to ask these 3 questions.
1. Where are we at?
2. Where do we want to be?
3. How do we want to get there?
The Lester Prairie School District Special Education needs have been increasing. Staffing issues and space allocation needs to be addressed.
Technology Integration Staffing needs to be addressed as the need for Computer Science increases.
Next Meeting will be held February 18th at 7 a.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:19 PM.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 16, 2015.


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