Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, September 19th, 2016 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 and Nathaniel Boyer. Other staff: Blaine Walstrom
Guests: Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
• Motion by Kyllo, 2nd by Hentges to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of regular meeting 08/15/16 & approval to pay bills in the amount of $129,239.92 and student activity fees of $3,100.11 were also included.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communications received - none
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• First day of school was on September 6th
• Youth Task Force meeting held
o Made plans for Free Lunches and other activities
• NC Data results given
o Special Ed above state average
o For more information refer to the Minnesota Report Card on the MDE website.
Mr. Schmidt Report: highlights
• Supt. Meeting
o Discussion
- regarding Health Insurance
-taxing gym memberships and gifts
o Discussion regarding staff development workshop
o MN Report card website – 2015-2016
- 3 areas graded
• Proficiency
• Growth
• Achievement Gap Reduction
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – None
B. Community Ed. – Looking for someone for workout classes
a. Donkey basketball Nov. 22nd
b. 3 Requests approved
c. Assist with picture day
D. Facilities/Maint. –
a. 3 new doors have been installed
b. All winches for hoops installed
c. New hire – Diriba Tolasa
E. Tech/Media – no mtg. – Janelle Afrasiab 1 hr tech time
F. Activities Committee –
a. HT homecoming, LP homecoming
b. District football realignment – Blaine on the board
c. Baseball has new pitch count rule – reported to state
d. Declamation – Jen Smith to be the new Speech coach
G. Negotiations - none
H. Meet & Confer – none
I. Policy – few on agenda
J. Legislative - none
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 9/16/2016 for K-12 is 431.
a. Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve mandatory policy 520,529 as presented. Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Old Business
• Solar Panel Project Agreement with IPS has been tabled until next meeting
Personnel Issues
• Motion made by Radtke and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the contracts for:
• David Marquardt Jr. High Boys Basketball
• Tanner Schafer Jr. High Girls Basketball
• Amy Hoese-Schultz Little Learners Para
• Jennifer Smith Spelling Bee Coordinator
• Kari Amundson Jr. High Girls Basketball
• Jacob Oie Jr. High Boys Basketball
• Mike Lee Head Girls Basketball
• Kari Amundson Geo. Bee Coordinator
• Rachel Kraemer G/T Enrichment Supervisor
• Christine Mattson NHS Advisor
Vote: 6 for, 0 against. School Finances
Motion made by Heigl and 2nd by Kyllo to approve Property Tax Levy Limitations
Roll call vote: Radtke – yes, Otto – yes, Hentges – yes, Kyllo – yes, Ziermann – yes, Heigl - yes Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
New Business
• Motion by Hentges and 2nd by Radtke to approve the resolution for election of school board members as presented.
Roll call vote: Radtke – yes, Otto – yes, Hentges – yes, Kyllo – yes, Ziermann – yes, Heigl - yes Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Kyllo to approve Truth-in-Taxation meeting date of December 19th.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Marsden Custodial Contract to be tabled until next meeting
o Facilities committee to meet prior to next meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:29 PM.
Agenda Items for next meeting: October 17th, 2016
• Solar Panel Project
• Custodial contract
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 24, 2016.

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