Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

TRUTH IN TAXATION and Regular Meeting
Lester Prairie Public
Monday December 21st, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Karla Heigl, Mary Otto, Corbey Hentges, MerriLea Kyllo, Steve Ziermann and Rawelin Radtke. Administration present: Jeremy Schmidt, Nathaniel Boyer. Other Guests: Ivan Raconteur from the Herald Journal
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Hentges and seconded by Otto to approve the certified levy in the amount of $906,811.23 for the School District of Lester Prairie.
Mr. Schmidt addressed the board and explained this was the voter approved amount.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:33 p.m.
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Motion by Radtke seconded by Kyllo to approve the Consent Agenda as modified, approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 11/06/15 and in the same motion approval to pay bills in the amount of $152,358.31 & student activity fees of $3,155.06 were also included.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communications received – Great Sr. and Elementary Band and Choir Concert Reviews.
a. NHS – brought blankets to the Vets and Collected 300 presents for Mary’s Place
b. Student Council delivered Hope for the Holiday baskets to families of the community
c. Mr. Schmidt presented a thank you for the Stoltenow’s donations
i. Donations included glass back boards in gym, part of the bass clarinet, concert snare, and triangle holder.
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: Highlights
• Winter Activities in full swing
• Holiday Store a success
• Attended Collaborative meeting
o Digital Curriculum
• Text books old – updating instantly by entering info. On line
• Mr. Boyer taped session for review
o Technology Staff update
o Sharing this info. with Technology committee
• Free lunch well attended
• Students Skiing at Buck Hill
• Winter Break around the corner
Mr. Walstrom Report: Absent – no report
Dave Uecker Facilities Report: Absent - Handout given
• 23 work orders since November Board meeting
• Board member Hentges has been set up to receive work order information
• Coating 2 rooms over Christmas Break
Mr. Schmidt’s Superintendent Report: Highlights
• Working on next year School Calendar
o Looks like we would be starting after Labor Day
o Balancing out the semesters
o Football to start a week later than last year
o Christmas on Sunday and school will go until the 23rd and return on Jan. 6th
• Advertising Support banners posted in gym
• Asking Board for permission to attend National Conference
o Touched base with local Superintendents on attending
o Learn new trends Nationally
o Gives School District a measure where we stand Nationally
• Jordan Stage – reserved for Graduation
o Ziermann asked Mr. Schmidt to seek some form official confirmation of stage for graduation
• Assessment stuff is changing as it will be replacing the No Child Left Behind
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – None
B. Community Ed. – None
C. LPPEA – meeting on the 9th
a. Holiday Store good turn out
b. Treats brought to staff on the 17th
c. Donations for portable smart board approved
D. Facilities/Maint. –
a. Hentges receiving completed work tickets
b. Ziermann suggested to have SLA (Service Level Agreement) tickets sent only to minimize the number of notifications
E. Tech/Media – meeting in January
F. Activities Committee – meet after Winter Sports
G. Negotiations: Mr. Schmidt to address the Board with changes
a. Master Agreement approved by Staff
H. Meet & Confer – Mr. Schmidt met with Mr. Bjork and no issues requiring meeting
I. Policy – None
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 12/15/15 for K-12 is 408.
Old Business
• Solar Panel Discussion – Contract read by Lawyers
o One concern – 13.4.4 Damages – District Responsible
o Other Recommendations given
o Mr. Schmidt to follow up with Erik
Personnel Issues
A. Motion made by Radtke 2nd Ziermann to approve the resignation of Amy Meyer as the Media Center Paraprofessional
Vote: 6 for 0 against
B. Motion made by Hentges 2nd Kyllo to approve the resignation of Isabel Alba-Carlson as Kitchen Helper
Vote: 6 for O against
C. Motion made by Radtke 2nd Ziermann to approve the Certified Master Agreement Contract with teachers for 2015-2017.
Vote: 6 for 0 against
School Finances
New Business
• Next meeting January 6th Regular and Re-org meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
• February Board meeting moved from February 15th to February 16th @5:30 p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:24 p.m.
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 18, 2016.

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