Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, March 21st 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, and Steve Ziermann. Absent: Corbey Hentges and Rawelin Radtke. Staff and administration present: Blaine Walstrom, Nathaniel Boyer, and Jeremy Schmidt Guests: Dave Uecker- Marsden and Ivan Raconteur of the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Kyllo seconded by Otto to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 2/16/16 & approval to pay bills in the amount of $138,103.56 & student activity fees of $1,100.22 were also included. Vote 4 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Band Concert was good. Students recognized for solo ensemble contests.
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• Title One /EL Night was held on March 10th with great attendance
• Third quarter ends March 23rd
• Ramp Up training will include three staff members instead of five
• Congrats to winter sports teams
• Jen Millard – accepted position in Annandale
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Attended SW/WC education meeting to discuss upcoming trends
• Overall Teacher shortage
• Civil Rights group coming to visit our school
• Attending NSBA conference on April 8th-11th
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – Walk thru with Civil Rights group
B. Community Ed. – Winter activities wrap up
C. LPPEA – Met on March 9th
a. Book fair results reported.
b. Discussed fundraising for the fall
c. Co-Chair needed
D. Facilities/Maint. –
a. 14 work orders
b. $$ budgeted for new baskets
c. Faulty smoke detector removed and approved by Fire Marshall
d. Basketball hoists need repair – researching repair vs. new
e. Changing cleaning staffing
f. Drinking fountains to be replaced in summer
g. Waiting on quotes for concessions stand
E. Tech/Media – Mr. Schmidt to set up next meeting
F. Activities Committee – met on March 18th
a. LPHT agreement- change to current year for home game %
b. Discussed combining dance teams with HT
c. Spring Sports started
d. Speech Declamation - add it back in as activity
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – mid April
H. Meet & Confer – none
I. Policy – Meeting to be scheduled before July board meeting
J. Legislative: Heigl –
a. State Legislative Session : State surplus $$ not as much as first reported
i. Possible rural broadband grant money available
ii. A lot of one time money funding
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 03/18/16 for K-12 is 409.
Old Business
• Solar Program Proposal – no motion Board waiting on solar company.
Personnel Issues
• Heigl read resignation from Christine Dammann Football Cheerleading coach.
• Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve the resignation of Christine Dammann as Football Cheerleading coach. Vote: 4 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Heigl and 2nd Kyllo to approve the contract for Cheryl Bayerl as Football Cheerleading Coach. Vote: 4 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd Ziermann to approve the contract for Mike Lee as Junior High Baseball coach. Vote: 4 for, 0 against
School Finances
• None
New Business
• Motion made by Heigl 2nd by Kyllo to set school board work session following the June 20th Board meeting. Vote 4 for, 0 against
Note: Make up school days will now occur for any missed school at the end of the regular school year
• Motion made by Heigl 2nd by Otto to accept mowing contract bids for the 2016 at a per time basis and seasonal rates. Vote 4 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Ziermann 2nd Kyllo to approve audit contract with Eide-Bailey for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2016 Vote 4 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Kyllo , 2nd Heigl to approve the acknowledgement that the Minnesota School Employees Association has submitted desire to negotiate. Vote 4 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Kyllo 2nd Otto to approve the Special Education Cooperative Agreement with SW/WC Service Cooperative. Vote 4 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Heigl 2nd. Ziermann to approve agreement with Schindler Elevator Corporation. Vote 4 for, 0 against
• Next meeting Monday April 18th at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:48 P.M.
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal April 25, 2016.

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