Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, May 15th, 2017 5:45pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Mary Otto, Steve Ziermann and Corbey Hentges, Mark Sebora, Rebecca Heimerl, and Meganne Stifter-Knoll. Administration present: Nathaniel Boyer and Jeremy Schmidt. Other staff present: Helen Lester, Christina Peterson. Other Guests: Ivan Raconteur for Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Otto seconded by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 04/19/17, and the approval to pay bills in the amount of $232,089.14 & student activity fees of $5,895.07 were also included. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Report -
1. Great Choir concert
2. Successful Field Trips
a. Pipenburg Park
b. ValleyFair
3. JH Band performance received an excellent rating, and fell just 1 point short of Superior
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• Testing complete and audited
• Teacher evaluations complete – final evaluations coming
• Summer Ed letter sent out
• 22 students registered for kindergarten next year – reaching out to families within the district
• Successful Band concert
• 4th graders held their school play
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• MN management budget – pay equity compliance test results – passed
• Adult student will graduate in coordination with Waconia – board to sign diploma
• School Board operating protocol sheet review – Sebora suggested this be put on the next board agenda – review sheet in compliance with Open Meeting Law
• District student count is 32 more students at this time more than last year.
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – none
C. PTO –
a. End of the year Staff breakfast – May 30th at 7:30am
b. IXCEL math program – set aside money each year
c. $500 for I love to read month
D. Facilities/Maint. –
a. OSHA required training for Lockout/Tagout will be held this month
b. Conducted monthly audits with staff – results shared with each
c. Received playground mulch
d. Replaced smoke detector
e. Johnson control panel issue addressed
f. Summer Cleaning schedule being set
E. Tech/Media – Met 5/8 -
F. Activities Committee – meeting coming after spring sports
a. Softball seeded 3rd in section
b. Volleyball head coach – Tina Scheer
c. Mayer not hosting Cross Country – LPHT has more athletes
i. Otto suggested to have LPHT host
d. Cancellation of events issue – Mr. Schmidt reported a glitch in the system if other schools cancel the event. It does not notify our system. Walstrom and Schmidt to review process
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – none
b. Certified – none - waiting on legislature
H. Meet & Confer – meet on 5/17
I. Policy – setting up time
J. Legislative: Sebora – none
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 05/10/17 for K-12 is 438.
Personnel Issues
• Hentges read resignation letter from Connie Murphy as elementary education teacher at the end of the school year. (June 30)
• Motion made by Heimerl and 2nd Ziermann to approve the resignation as presented Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd Stifter-Knoll to approve Elizabeth Angermeyr as Special Education Paraprofessional with assigned duties for the 2016-17 school year (4/28/17 to end of the year). Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finances – none
New Business
• Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd Otto to approve the Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League for 2017-18 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd by Heimerl to approve Superintendent Schmidt as the designated school representative for the MSHL. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Sebora and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Steve Ziermann as the designated school board member representative for the MSHSL. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd Otto to approve Superintendent Jeremy Schmidt as the Identified Official with Authority (IOWA) on the MDE site. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd Heimerl to approve solicit of bids for milk, bread, garbage and propane. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Next meeting Monday June 19th at 5:45 pm
o Discussion
• Policy Committee Meeting, June 12th at 7 a.m.
• Community Ed Meeting June 27th at 10 a.m.
• Activities Committee Meeting, June 19th at 5 p.m.
• Board members to complete Superintendent evaluation form that was sent out
Meeting was adjourned at 6:36 P.M.
Steven D. Ziermann
Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal June 30, 2017.