Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
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, Nathaniel Boyer Guests: Ivan Raconteur of the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann
Motion by Radtke and seconded by Hentges to approve the consent agenda as modified and approve the meeting minutes of Regular School Board meeting 1/06/16 & approval to pay the bills in the amount of $179,753.55 & Student Activity fees of $4,616.18 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: Highlights
• Recognized the board and thanked them for all they do in reference to School Board appreciation week.
• Elementary participating in Read Across America.
• 6th grade having Science Fair
• 5 staff members sent to training for Ramp up Readiness
• PBIS award winners (128) being sent to the paper
• Continue with observations for teacher evaluations
Mr. Schmidt’s Superintendent Report: Highlights
• Attended SW Superintendent meeting
• Continue Health and Wellness program with Staff
• LP is the 3rd highest in Discovering Education Streaming Service
• ESSA – new program replacing No Child Left Behind
• NSBA Conference taking place April 8th – 11th held in Boston
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – None
B. Community Ed. – meeting twice a year
C. LPPEA – met Feb. 10th –
a. School Carnival and Book fair set
b. Sponsoring – wild animal show
c. Providing meals at conferences
d. Bulldog Bash to be held in Glencoe April 9th see Mary O. and Kelli M. for donating items for silent auction
D. Facilities/Maint. – 19 work orders complete
a. Repair of NW basket in gym – looking at new winches for hoops
b. Parts coming for urinal repair
c. Drinking fountains scheduled to be replaced
d. Fire alarms – Radtke suggested TEK mechanical to look at heads
E. Tech/Media – met Jan 18th.
a. Setting grade level tech standards and benchmarks
b. Staff technology skill set studied
c. Mr. Schmidt to set up next meeting date
F. Activities Committee –
a. Community Ed Future Hoopsters ended
b. Community Ed Fun night set for Wednesday Feb. 17th
c. Next meeting after winter sports
d. Hall of Fame stuff done – presented at Bulldog Bash
G. Negotiations: none
H. Meet & Confer – Met Jan. 15th
a. Main topic was school calendar
I. Policy – None
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 1/15/16 for K-12 is 408.
Old Business
MSBA Leadership Conference held January 14-16. Board members Heigl and Ziermann gave brief summary of conference.
Personnel Issues
A. None
School Finances
New Business
A. Senior Class Trip - Presentation was given to board. Class going to San Antonio and Dallas Texas.
a. Check bags on Friday March 18th. Leave Sunday March 20th. Arrive March 21st 11 a.m. San Antonio.
b. Chaperones – Mr. and Mrs. Weber
c. Costs were discussed among board members. This year the cost of trip is over $1,500 due to a number of students dropping out.
d. Chair Heigl suggested to administration to have meeting with advisors for options to come back to the board with to reduce costs or set some kind of parameters for future trips.
e. Member Radtke suggested maybe consolidate trips, and that trips give students the opportunity to strive to reach a goal and pay for their trip.
B. Motion made by Otto and seconded by Radtke to keep the costs for preschool attendance and transportation the same.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
C. Motion made by Heigl and seconded by Hentges to approve the 2016-2017 Lester Prairie School Calendar
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
D. Motion made by Hentges and seconded by Otto to approve the update to food service policy and notifications
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
E. Motion made by Kyllo and seconded by Radtke to approve Steve Ziermann as the school board voting representative for the MSHSL.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
F. Motion made by Radtke and seconded by Ziermann to approve the Staff Seniority List
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
G. Motion made by Kyllo and seconded by Hentges to approve Karla Heigl as the Board Representative for Legislative Committee
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
H. Motion made by Heigl and seconded by Ziermann to approve the 2016-2017 Lester Prairie School open enrollment numbers.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
I. Date to be set for the Board work session retreat after the June Board meeting.
Agenda items: Next Board Meeting Monday, March 21st @ 6:30 p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:02 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal April 4, 2016.

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