Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, June 19th, 2017 5:45 p.m.
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: Blaine Walstrom Other Guests: Ivan Raconteur for Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Stifter-Knoll seconded by Ziermann 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 $113,347.57 & student activity fees of $1,283.69 were also included.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Report -
1. Graduation a success
2. Successful Basketball and Volleyball camps
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• Would like to thank entire staff, administration and school board on a great 2016-17 school year
• Great graduation ceremony and send off for our Seniors
• Total of 648 PBIS Winners drawn this year – 396 Elementary, 252 high school
• Total of 338 Bulldog Barks this year – 215 Elementary, 123 high school
• Math and Reading Corps members hired
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• MDE – Conference August 9th and 10th at the Marriot Mpls.
o Would like Mr. Boyer to attend
• Mr. Boyer evaluation complete – received 4’s and 5’s. Very Positive
o Creates excellent relationship with students
o Communicates very well with Mr. Schmidt
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – meeting 6/27
C. PTO – meeting in August
D. Facilities/Maint. – Sara G. performing well. Holds staff accountable
a. OSHA safety training performed at May Staff meeting
b. Rekeying of school doors to take place in July
c. Replacing North gym doors
d. Painting top half of gym and ceiling
e. Orbital scrubber is back from repair and working great.
E. Tech/Media – none
F. Activities Committee
a. Tina Scherer accepted head coach position
b. LP to be host for Cross Country pairing with Mayer Lutheran
c. JH boys girls BB – will not be running a split season due to scheduling difficulties
d. LPHT Coop agreement – some changes made, waiting on HT signature after changes made
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – none
b. Certified – none – setting up meeting times
H. Meet & Confer – meet on 5/17 Review classroom budgets
I. Policy – Met on 6/12 see agenda items
J. Legislative: Sebora – none
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 05/10/17 for K-12 is 438.
• Motion by Heimerl 2nd by Otto to approve the LPHT Athletic/Activities Parent-Player Handbook for 2017-2018 School Year, pending our changes. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Sebora 2nd by Hentges to approve the policies 410,413,414,415, 506,514,522,524,532,533,534,603,612,616,714,807.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• First Reading of Policy 905 – Advertising by Hentges
• Action to approve LP/HT Cooperative Agreement for 2017-2022 has been tabled pending changes
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll 2nd by Otto to approve the LP Student Handbook
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Heimerl 2nd by Ziermann to approve the LP Staff Handbook per Dates and staff changes. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Personnel Issues
• Hentges read resignation letter from Dan Heiraas as High School Math teacher as June 14th.
• Motion made by Hentges and 2nd Otto to approve the resignation as presented
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd Sebora to approve contract for Dan Heiraas as High School Math teacher
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd Otto to approve Kaitlyn Larson as Elementary teacher for the 20127-18 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd Heimerl to approve the following contracts as presented
Stephanie Lohse Kid’s Depot Worker
Emma Blashack Kid’s Depot Worker
Wyatt Teubert Kid’s Depot Worker
Cheryl Bayerl Kid’s Depot Worker
Jan Smith Kid’s Depot Worker
Rachel Stender Kid’s Depot Worker
Jan Smith Summer School Teacher
Jennifer Smith Summer School Teacher
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
• Motion made by Ziermann 2nd by Otto to approve the LTFM Plan for year 2018-2027.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Heimerl 2nd by Hentges to approve the preliminary budget for year 2018. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
• Motion made by Sebora and 2nd by Otto to approve the renewal membership for MASA for Superintendent Schmidt for 2017-2018 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 Otto and 2nd Ziermann to approve Dissolution and sponsorship changes for MSHSL Cross Country for the 2017-2018 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Next meeting Monday July 17th at 5:45 p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 11, 2017.

SPECIAL MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday July 19th, 2017 7:15 p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Steve Ziermann, Marc Sebora, Meganne Stifter-Knoll, Rebecca Heimerl, Mary Otto, and Corbey Hentges. Administration present: Jeremy Schmidt.
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll, 2nd by Otto to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
New Business
Discussion took place for Superintendent Evaluation.
• Sebora had concerns for receiving some information late – unable to make sound decisions in such a short time.
• Hentges thanked Mr. Schmidt for the job he is doing.
• Positive evaluations by all board members
o Communication with Staff and
students
o Participating with Value
o Meeting - board packets
• Hentges asked if there was anything the board could do to make anything easier for him and to let the board know.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 11, 2017.