Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 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, Rawelin Radtke and Steve Ziermann. Administration present: Jeremy Schmidt.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann
Motion by Hentges, seconded by Kyllo, to approve the consent agenda for the Reorganizational meeting as presented.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Election of Officers
Motion by Radtke, seconded by Hentges to elect Karla Heigl as Chairperson.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Motion by Heigl, seconded by Ziermann, to elect Rawelin Radtke as Board Vice Chairperson.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Motion by Kyllo, seconded by Otto, to elect Steve Ziermann as Clerk.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Motion by Heigl, seconded by Ziermann, to elect MerriLea Kyllo as Treasurer.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Board Items
Motion by Heigl, seconded by Ziermann to approve School Board meeting to take place every 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. unless noted.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Board Salaries
Motion by Heigl, seconded by Hentges to keep School Board Salaries the same as last year 2015 as follows:
1. 0-3 hrs. = $40
2. 4-6 hrs. = $90
3. > 6 hrs. = $140
Discussion took place to review salaries next year, noting that the board has not increased the salaries for several years.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Submitted items for 2016
1. Accept the First Community Bank of Lester Prairie and the Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund as official depositories for district funds and to approve a resolution to give check signing authority to Treasurer Kyllo, Chairperson Heigl and Clerk Ziermann
2. Herald Journal as official publication for District #424
3. Mileage Rate reimbursement at the rate of $.10 per miles less than the set federal rate $.54/mile. (LP = $.44/mile)
4. Annual Delegation authority for EFT’s on behalf of LP schools given to Kelly Elling (Payroll Specialist), Alice Daak (Business Manager) and Jeremy Schmidt (Superintendent)
Motion by Radtke and seconded by Otto to approve these submitted items for 2016.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Board Committees
Discussion took place and Board Members were assigned to the following committees:
Special Education – Heigl, Otto
Community Ed – Otto & Hentges
LPPEA - Kyllo & Otto
Facilities & Maint. – Ziermann, Radtke & Hentges
Technology/Tele Media - Ziermann, Kyllo & Hentges
Activities - Ziermann, Kyllo & Radtke Negotiations:
1. Certified - Heigl, Ziermann & Radtke
2. Non-Certified – Hentges, Kyllo & Otto
3. Admin – Heigl, Ziermann & Kyllo
Meet & Confer – Otto & Heigl
Policy – Kyllo, Hentges & Heigl
Motion by Hentges and seconded by Otto to approve the board committees for 2016.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:48 p.m.
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 7, 2016.

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public
Wednesday January 6th, 2015
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Board Chair Heigl opened the Regular Board meeting of Lester Prairie School District 0424 at: 6:48 p.m.
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Karla Heigl, Mary Otto, MerriLea Kyllo, Corbey Hentges, Rawelin Radtke and Steve Ziermann. Administration present: Jeremy Schmidt
Motion by Ziermann and seconded by Kyllo to approve the consent agenda as modified and approve the meeting minutes of Regular School Board meeting 12/21/15 & approval to pay the bills in the amount of $307,174.33 & Student Activity fees of $557.59 were also included. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communications received – none since last meeting
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: None only 6 days of school since last report
Mr. Walstrom Report: None
Dave Uecker Facilities Report: none
Mr. Schmidt’s Superintendent Report: Highlights
• Report from Lawyers sent to Eric Passi regarding Solar contract
• Truth and Taxation forms sent on to the MDE and McLeod County Auditors
• Report Compulsory non-public schools and home school
• 63 students from our district are home schooled.
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – None
B. Community Ed. – meeting twice a year
C. LPPEA – meeting Jan. 13th
D. Facilities/Maint. – None
E. Tech/Media – meeting week of Jan. 18th
F. Activities Committee –
a. Bleacher concerns for safety to be addressed
b. Girls JV game fire alarms went off twice due to exhaust from bus.
G. Negotiations: none
H. Meet & Confer – meet next Friday Jan. 15th
a. Mr. Bjork, Mr. James, and Mrs. Kraemer on committee
I. Policy – None
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 12/15/15 for K-12 is 408.
Old Business
MSBA Leadership Conference to be held January 14-16. Board members Heigl and Ziermann are planning on attending.
Personnel Issues
A. Motion made by Heigl seconded Radtke to approve the contract for Charlene Baumann as the Lunch room computer operator
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
B. Motion made by Radtke seconded by Otto to approve the contract for Christy Maesse as Special Education Para/Library Para with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finances
None
New Business
Heigl read resolution form #6 directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions as reasons therefore.
A. Motion made by Heigl and seconded by Hentges to approve administration to recommend reductions for the year 2016.
Roll call vote: Kyllo – Yes, Ziermann Yes, Otto – Yes, Heigl – Yes, Hentges – Yes, Radtke- Yes. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
B. Agenda items: Next Board meeting Tuesday, February 16th @ 5:30 p.m.
a. Set board work retreat date
Meeting was adjourned at 7:34 p.m.
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 7, 2016.


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