Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, October 16th, 2017 7 p.m.
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 and Staff present: Jeremy Schmidt, Nathaniel Boyer, Alice Daak, Helen Lester and Kim DeBruyckere. Other Guests: Blake Bode with Eide Bailly, Barb Kegler and Mark Mitten 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 09/18/17, and in the same motion approve the approval to pay bills in the amount of $142,182.14 & Student Activity for $2,438.59. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Report -
1. Nice Homecoming
2. 8th grade VB tournament – good turnout with 6 teams in attendance
3. JV VB took 3rd in their tournament
B. Open dialogue – Board listened to concerns for Pre School bus stops from Barb Kegler. Barb stated “If school states that busing is provided, it should be door to door. Asking a 3 or 4 year old to walk 3 blocks or more to bus stop across busy road is asking a lot and safety should be a concern.” The board thanked Barb for her input and would take this in to consideration.
School Finances
• Eide Bailly presentation on LP Schools Audit with Blake Bode
o Audit Summary handed out
o Fund expenditures and balances discussed
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• Very good first month of school
• Picture retakes will be decided after receiving original pictures
• Staff development Ed-Camp held at ACGC
• First night of conferences was very busy with solid participation
• On Tuesday the Junior Class will be taking the ASVAB test.
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Attended MASA Fall Conference in Duluth
o Workshop – Conversations with individuals
o Workshop – Wellness Ed-Camp
• Attended Legal Conference in Brooklyn Park
o Workshop – Social Media
o Workshop – Coaching Decisions for Removal
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – meet on 10-24
C. PTO –
a. Discuss making baskets for Winsted Silent Auction
b. Request for Christina Peterson – For Reading
c. Christmas list for Staff gathered
d. $250 spent on playground Supplies
D. Facilities/Maint. – committee - none
a. Taking applications for custodial substitutes
b. OSHA training completed on Confined Spaces
c. Conducted monthly audits with custodial staff
d. Installed white boards in rooms 101,181,188,168,165 & 113
e. Replaced a leaking valve in boiler room
f. Boilers are started and running with no problems
g. Received a new universal drive shaft for the John Deere Tractor
h. Touched up paint in classroom 113
E. Tech/Media – Meeting this month
F. Activities Committee – None
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – none
b. Certified – On going meetings
H. Meet & Confer – None
I. Policy – None
J. Legislative: Sebora – None
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 09/10/17 for K-12 is 452
o 54 preschool students
Old Business - none
Personnel Issues - none
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the following contracts:
a. Kip Kovar, Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach
b. Jay Rogotzke, Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach
c. Ben Machemehl, C-Squad Boys Basketball Coach
d. Jeremy Schmidt, C-Squad Boys Basketball Coach
e. Nathaniel Boyer, Head Boys Basketball Coach
f. Don Whitaker, Assistant Boys Basketball Coach
g. Mike Lee, Head Girls Basketball Coach
h. Kari Amundson, JH. Girls Basketball Coach
i. Blaine Walstrom, JH. Girls Basketball Coach
j. Genevieve Jeurissen, Special Ed. Para with assigned duties
k. Jennifer Smith, Spring Play Advisor
l. Jennifer Smith, Spelling Bee Coordinator
m. Kari Amundson, Geography Bee Coordinator
n. Katherine Carmine, Knowledge Bowl
o. Ross Scheevel, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach
p. Paige Aldrich, One Act Play Advisor
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Hentges and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the Certified and non-certified Seniority Lists
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business - none
• Next meeting November 20th @ 5:45 p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:44 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 1, 2017.