Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, December 18th, 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, Corbey Hentges, Mark Sebora, Rebecca Heimerl, and Meganne Stifter-Knoll. Administration and Staff present: Jeremy Schmidt, Nathaniel Boyer. 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 meeting of 11/20/17, and in the same motion approve the approval to pay bills in the amount of $83,058.99 & Student Activity for $9,629.87 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Report -
1. Holiday Store a success with new Vendor supplying
a. Bags easier to work with
2. Band Concerts Jr.& Sr. High delightful and well attended
B.Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• Winter Activities are in full swing and wish them success throughout the seasons
• Elementary Holiday Store – Thank you to the PTO for their hard work for another successful day
• Will be attending North Collaborative Principal meeting at BOLD High School
• The Youth Task Force will hold their third Free Lunch of the school year for students in grades 6-12. 180 students attended the 1st meal, and 195 for the 2nd meal. Hats off to this group on their continued work for the youth in our community.
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Gave a brief summary report of the WBWF – Worlds Best Work Force – The results will be posted on line.
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – none
C. PTO – met 12/13
a. Purchased new playground equipment
b. Purchased new sleds and balls
c. Movie night moved to Band room
d. Sponsored Holiday Store
e. Teachers wish list down
f. Sponsored staff treat day
g. Carnival – will have their own games
h. Only one other request filled for Title one
D. Facilities/Maint. – to meet with Dashir Leadership group
a. Hired new sub-custodian
b. OSHA training on Safety Data Sheets and Discrimination Awareness in the Workplace was held in December
c. Painted fire extinguish cases red
d. Painted white squares in the gym to match stripe
e. Purchased new garbage cans with Bulldog logo for use during events in the gym and for the bleachers
f. Changed all filters in air handling units, rooftop and unit vents to TriDim Filters
i. Board reported Clock does not work and drinking fountain
E. Tech/Media – None
F. Activities Committee – None
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – none
b. Certified – none
H. Meet & Confer – none
I. Policy – None
J. Legislative: Sebora – None
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 12/11/17 for K-12 is 452
Old Business - none
Personnel Issues
• Motion made by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Otto to approve Arlyn Debruyckere as the assistant Trap Shooting Coach.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance
• Motion made by Sebora and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the certified levy in the amount of $807,640.67 – Mr. Schmidt gave brief summary Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
• Motion made by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the 2018-2019 School Calendar. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Next meetings January 8th
Meeting was adjourned at 6:22 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann,
Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 12, 2018.