Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 6:30pm
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: Ivan Raconteur of the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Otto, seconded by Kyllo to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 9/24/15 & approval to pay bills in the amount of $195,711.45 & student activity fees of $6,858.91
Vote 6 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Conferences were well attended
B. Volleyball parents concerned of conferences held on game nights
C. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• Attended North Central Collaborative Common Teacher In-Service Day at Grove City on Oct. 5th with 400+ in attendance
• Conferences – 97% attendance at Elementary Conferences, 51% High School
• New keyboarding program introduced to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
• Working on a video with area schools to help curb Truancy
- LP Truancy one of the lowest around
• Attended North Collaborative Principals meeting in Olivia Oct. 20th
- assessment and digital curriculum were highlights
Mr. Walstrom Report: Absent - None given
Dave Uecker Facilities Report: Absent – none given
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: Highlights
• Attended MASA conference in Duluth
• Levy Update – Discussion
- Letter sent out to District households
- Posted on school website
- Met with groups in city
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – none
C. LPPEA – Received $$ for CPR packets used in Health Classes
D. Facilities/Maint. – Stage rental quotes reported by Ziermann, Mr. Schmidt to follow up another possible lead.
E. Tech/Media – New committee members established – Katie Carmine, Kelly Kraemer, and Janelle Afrasiab. Meeting to be scheduled
F. Activities Committee – Meet on Nov. 11th
G. Negotiations:
a. Certified – meeting right after regular board meeting 10-21
H. Meet & Confer – Meeting held Oct. 7th
a. Facilities cleaning issues for school events
b. Access to computer lab
I. Policy – none
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 10/19/15 for K-12 is 407.
Old Business
• None
Personnel Issues
• Motion made Radtke and 2nd Heigl to approve the contracts for:
A. Christy Maesse – Special Education Para
B. Todd Rogers – Jr. High Girl’s Basketball
C. Paige Aldrich – One Act Play Co-Advisor
D. Jennifer Smith – One Act Play Co-Advisor
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finances
No Report
New Business
• Motion made by Heigl 2nd by Hentges to approve snow removal contract with City of Lester Prairie – Litzau Excavating Vote 6 for 0 against
• Next meeting November 16th agenda items
- Stage Rental pricing
Meeting was adjourned at 7:10 PM.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 30, 2015.

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