Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, August 21, 2017 5:45pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Mary Otto, Steve Ziermann, Corbey Hentges, Mark Sebora, Rebecca Heimerl, and Meganne Stifter-Knoll. Administration present: Jeremy Schmidt. Other Guests: Ivan Raconteur for Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Otto seconded by Heimerl to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular and Special Board meetings of 07/17/17, and the approval to pay bills in the amount of $147,389.24 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Report -
1. LP Golf Tournament a success
2. Volleyball, and Football season kickoffs
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• Teachers will officially report on August 29th.
• Open house will be on August 30th, 2017
• Board members encourage to attend Staff breakfast meeting
• Currently making the necessary adjustments to our classes due to our increase in student enrollment numbers
• Teachers sending out Welcome Back Letters
• Bulldog Tab has been published and is available
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Auditors came in early August. We will get a report from them during an upcoming meeting.
• Increase in student count – 25 in and only a few out.
• Visited with HT principal Dr. Bonnie.
• Estimate of LP Ag2School Tax Credit for Pay 2018 handout
• All State School Board Nominations are being requested.
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – Met July 24th
C. PTO – meet on Sept. 6th
D. Facilities/Maint. – committee - none
a. Filled in washed out area of hill by parking lot and added a drain tile
b. Beginning work on the Gym Floor
c. Cleaned all the base boards around the school
d. Purchased new “Street Closed School Days” signs
e. Mr. Schmidt asked for Granite rock pricing in parking lot
E. Tech/Media – none
F. Activities Committee - none
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – none
b. Certified – none – setting up meeting times; Hentges questions time line for meeting
H. Meet & Confer – none
I. Policy – none
J. Legislative: Sebora – none
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 08/10/17 for K-12 is 450+.
• Mr. Schmidt discussed Teacher Evaluation form
o Tenured teachers evaluated every 3yrs and non-tenured every year
o Motion by Otto 2nd by Sebora to approve the Teacher Evaluation Model for 2017-2018 School Year. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Old Business - none
Personnel Issues
• Hentges read resignation letter from Christy Maesse as Library Paraprofessional.
o Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd Sifter-Knoll to approve the resignation as presented Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd Heimerl to approve the following contracts as presented
Christine Mattson NHS Advisor
Troy Feltmann Media Coordinator
Mathew Meyer SpEd. Paraprofessional
Katherine Carmine FPS Coordinator
Jacob Oie Head Cross Country Coach
Cheryl Bayerl Student Council Advisor
Terri Schuft-Helland
Elem/HS Band Performance
David Rue HS Choir Performance
David Rue Elem. Choir Performance
Kim DeBruyckere Student Yearbook
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Heimerl and 2nd Stifter-Knoll to approve Pamela Magistad as K-12 ELL/ESL Teacher with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Ziermann 2nd by Sebora to approve the lane change for Bodil Empting from MA to MA+10
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finances – none
New Business
• Truth & Taxation by December 29th , meeting set for Dec. 18th following Regular meeting
• Next meeting Monday September 18th at 5:45 pm
Meeting was adjourned at 6:32 p.m.
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Sept. 22, 2017.