Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public
Thursday, September 24th, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Karla Heigl, Mary Otto, Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann and Rawelin Radtke. Administration present: Jeremy Schmidt
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Ziermann seconded by Radtke to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 08/17/15 & approval to pay bills in the amount of $162,402.39 & student activity fees of $2,085.28 were also included. Vote: 5 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communications received – Several members have heard a lot of positive comments of the new teaching staff members in Science and Spanish. Spanish teacher was in attendance at the Volleyball tournament in Becker.
B. Open dialogue – none
Board member Merrilea Kyllo - Arrives
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - Absent – report handed out highlights
• Teacher workshop went very well
• Beginning of School was successful
• Met with Teachers for their actions plans regarding reading and Math based on MCA reports
• Chromebooks have been rolled out to the students
• School now has 4 Chromebook carts!
• Credit Recovery Students continue their progress in finishing coursework
• Attended North Collaborative Principals meeting in Grove City
a. Discussed the increasing trend and possibility of creating digital curriculum by individual schools in the Collaborative and then sharing them within our group in a Warehouse fashion.
• Fantastic Homecoming week – all events well attended
Mr. Walstrom Report: Absent – No Report
Dave Uecker Facilities Report: Absent – No Report
• Ziermann asked if the repair for the parking lot retaining wall is complete. Radtke to follow up on the repair
• Ziermann has received estimates for the graduation stage rental and will send them to Mr. Schmidt
Mr. Schmidt’s Superintendent Report: Highlights
• Working on creating a class for – Create a Business/Entrepreneurial
• Maple Lake has program
• Went to LCTN meeting – discussed portable WIFI on buses
• Attended Superintendent meeting- In 2017 there will be new requirements for PSEO classes. Teachers will need to be certified.
• ITV offering more classes
• Mr. Schmidt is signed up for MASA conference in Duluth Sept 27th – 29th
• Alice has reviewed the funding from the state line by line
School Board Reports
A.Spec. Ed – None
B. Community Ed. – Met on the 19th
a. Kids Depot was a success
b. Class listing sent to Journal
C. LPPEA – Current Fundraiser Discussion
a. Discuss dates for Carnival
b. Working book fair during conferences
D. Facilities/Maint. – wall repair follow up
E. Tech/Media – new committee still needs to be formed with new staff
a. Mr. Schmidt to send request to all staff for interest
F. Activities Committee – Noted that a cost comparison was done for Football buses for away games and found Charter buses to be more cost effective
a. Charter bus - team only needs to use one bus
b. Regular school buses – two buses need to haul all safety/gear
G. Negotiations:
a. Negotiations with Certified are on-going.
H. Meet & Confer – meet 3rd Monday – none
I. Policy – New policies drafted for approval
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 09/21/15 for K-12 is 405.
• Chair Heigl read Second reading of new Policies. 414-Child Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse , 415- Mandated reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, and 427- Workload Limits for Certain Special Education Teachers
• Motion made by Heigl, 2nd by Otto to approve Policies Vote 6 for 0 against
Old Business
• Motion made by Radtke 2nd by Hentges to approve the intent agreement with New Energy Equity, LLC for community Solar Garden for LP Schools. Vote 6 for 0 against
Personnel Issues
A. Motion made by Otto 2nd by Hentges to approve the following contracts;
a. Dave Marquardt ; Jr. High Boy’s Basketball
b. David Klitzke; Spelling and Geo Bee Coord.
c. Steven Beckman; JV Baseball Coach
d. Steven Beckman; C-Squad Boy’s Basketball Coach
e. Mike Bjork; Science Fair Coordinator
f. Janelle Afrasiab; Jr. High Girl’s Basketball
g. Janelle Afrasiab; Jr. High Softball Coach
h. Ross Scheevel; Asst. Girl’s Basketball Coach
i. Mike Lee; Head Girl’s Basketball Coach
j. William Neubarth;Varsity Softball Coach
k. Kelly Elling; JV Softball Coach
l. Rob Weber; Head Track Coach
m. Mike Bjork; Assistant Track Coach
n. Mike Bjork; Trapshooting Coach
o. Patrick Cole; Asst. Trapshooting Coach
p. Katie Carmine; FPS Coordinator
q. Paige Aldrich; HS Student Council Advisor
r. Katie Carmine; Knowledge Bowl
s. Rachel Kraemer; G/T Enrichment Supervisor
t. Genevieve Jeurissen; Kid’s Depot Worker
u. Alyssa Silvers; Kid’s Depot Coordinator
v. Jessica Fiecke; Cook’s Helper
w. Kristi Schmidt; Lunch Room Computer Operator
x. Diane Holsapple; Lunch Room Computer Operator
y. Joe Scoblic; Dean of Students
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
B. Motion made by Kyllo 2nd Ziermann to approve the lane change from BA to BA+10 for Janelle Afrasiab Vote: 6 for, 0 aga
C. Motion made by Otto 2nd by Hentges to approve the Resolution for appointing election judges for the Special Election-Operating Levy on November 3rd, 2015. Chair Heigl read the list.
Roll Call vote: Ziermann-yes, Radtke-yes, Otto-yes, Hentges-yes, Heigl-yes, Kyllo-yes
D. Motion made by Ziermann 2nd by Otto for Resolution to approve appointing absentee ballot judges, April Lee, and Kelly Elling for the Special Election-Operating Levy on November 3rd, 2015.
Roll Call vote: Ziermann-yes, Radtke-yes, Otto-yes, Hentges-yes, Heigl-yes, Kyllo-yes
School Finances
Motion made by Hentges and 2nd by Heigl to approve certified proposed 2015, payable 2016 Property Tax Levy limitations at the maximum amount. Final amount to be given at the December school board meeting Vote 6 for, 0 against
New Business
• Motion made by Hentges 2nd by Kyllo to set date for Truth –In-taxation meeting for December 21st, 2015. December 21st is the 3rd Monday. This will be during regular meeting. Vote 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Radtke 2nd by Heigl to approve donations made to LP schools in the amount of $47,801.12. Vote 6 for, 0 against
• Next meeting October 19th 6:30 p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:17 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 2, 2015.

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