Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, June 8th 2015 6:30 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: Jeremy Schmidt Other Staff: Alice Daak, Christine Mattson Guests: Caleb Sebora for the Herald Journal and Eric Pasi with Innovative Power Systems.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Radtke, seconded by Kyllo to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 5/18/15 & approval to pay bills in the amount of $117,321.19 & student activity fees of $1,900.08 were also included. Vote 6 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Graduation Success –
a. 33 out of 33 graduates attending
Higher Education
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Schmidt’s K-12 Report: - highlights
• Student Survey Results received
• Ms. Mattson finalizing schedules for
students and staff
• Staff signed up for 16hrs curriculum
Mr. Walstrom Report: None given
Dave Uecker Facilities Report: highlights
• 2 new staff members
• Walk thru school with Facilities committee
Mr. McNulty’s Superintendent Report: Highlights
• Option 3 Calendar – Approved calendar
• Walk thru school with Facilities committee
• Mr. Neubarth to take over Drivers Ed. program
• Contracts for Kelly and Alice
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – none
C. LPPEA – Staff Breakfast – Recognition for Cathy Houg
D. Facilities/Maint. – none
E. Tech/Media – met with Staff May 19th – Setting tech standards (skills base) for each grade level
F. Activities Committee – Looking at improvements on bleachers and locker rooms, options being looked at for wresting transportation
G. Negotiations:
a. Certified – meetings to be scheduled
b. Non-Certified – Alice and Kelly contracts
H. Meet & Confer – none
I. Policy – Meet during summer and after legislation session
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 6/3/15 for K-12 is 416.
Personnel Issues
• Motion made by Ziermann 2nd by Radtke to approve Business Manager contract for Alice Daak. Vote 6 for 0 against
• Motion made by Otto 2nd by Ziermann to approve Business Official contract for Kelly Elling. Vote 6 for 0 against
• Rachel Kraemer, Julie Olson, Jan Smith teaching summer school
• Motion made Kyllo and 2nd Hentges to approve Kraemer, Olson, and Smith for teaching summer school. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made Radtke and 2nd Kyllo to approve Jan Smith and Cheryl Bayerl as the summer Kids Depot coordinators. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finances
• Motion made Radtke and 2nd Kyllo to approve the preliminary Budget for year 2016. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made Hentges and 2nd Kyllo to approve solicit of bids: milk, bread, garbage and propane. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made Radtke and 2nd Kyllo to approve June 30th check run. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
• Eric Pasi with Innovative Power Systems presented Solar Program to the board.
- Board agreed to have Eric put together a detailed plan for the board to review
• Next meeting July 20th agenda items
- Solar Garden
- Budget
- Facilities Repairs
Meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 10, 2015.

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