Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, January 8th, 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, Meganne Stifter-Knoll, Marc Sebora and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration present: Jeremy Schmidt and Nathaniel Boyer. Other staff present: Kristen Smith, Kim DeBruyckere, and Ben Machemehl.
Guests: Ivan Raconteur for Herald Journal.
• Pledge Allegiance led by Steve Ziermann
Acceptance and Oath of Office by new Lester Prairie Board Members
• Motion by Otto, 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Consent Agenda for Reorganizational Meeting. Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Election of Officers
Otto – to elect Corbey Hentges as Chairperson – since only candidate nominated, Hentges to preside as Chairperson
Heimerl- to elect Marc Sebora as Board Vice Chairperson - since only candidate nominated, Sebora to preside as Vice Chairperson
Otto - to elect Steve Ziermann as Clerk - since only candidate nominated, Ziermann to preside as Clerk.
Stifter-Knoll - to elect Mary Otto as Treasurer - since only candidate nominated, Otto to preside as Treasurer
School Board Items
Motion by Ziermann, second by Otto - to approve School Board meeting to take place every 3rd Monday of the month at 5:45pm in Media Center at Lester Prairie School unless noted.
February 21st March 19th
April 16th May 14th
June 18th July 16th
August 20th September 17th
October 15th November 17th
December 17th Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Board Salaries
Motion by Sebora, seconded by Otto to keep School Board Salaries the same as last year 2016 as follows:
1. 0-3 hrs. = $40
2. 4-6 hrs. = $90
3. > 6 hrs. = $140
Chairperson $15 extra per meeting chaired
Clerk $30 extra per meeting
Treasurer $15 extra per meeting
Negotiations Chairs $10 per meeting Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Submitted items for 2018
1. Accept the First Community Bank of Lester Prairie and the Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund as official depositories for district funds and to approve a resolution to give check signing authority to Treasurer Otto, Chairperson Hentges and Clerk Ziermann
2. Herald Journal as official publication for District #424 for the 2017 calendar year.
3. Mileage Rate reimbursement at the rate of $.10 per miles less than the set federal rate $.545/mile. (LP = $.445/mile)
4. Annual Delegation authority for EFT’s on behalf of LP schools given to Kelly Elling (Payroll Specialist), Alice Daak (Business Manager) and Jeremy Schmidt (Superintendent)
Motion by Otto and seconded by Ziermann to approve these submitted items for 2017. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Board Committees
Discussion took place and Board Members were assigned to the following committees:
Special Education – Sebora & Heimerl
Community Ed – Heimerl & Hentges
PTO - Stifter-Knoll & Otto
Facilities & Maint.– Ziermann, Sebora & Hentges
Technology/Tele Medi - Ziermann & Stifter-Knoll
Activities - Ziermann, Hentges, & Stifter-Knoll
Negotiations:
1. Certified - Sebora, Ziermann, Otto
2. Non-Certified – Hentges, Heimerl & Otto
3. Admin – Heimerl, Ziermann & Stifter-Knoll
Meet & Confer – Otto & Stifter-Knoll
Policy – Otto & Stifter-Knoll
Legislative - Sebora
Motion by Heimerl and seconded by Stifter-Knoll to approve the board committees for 2018. Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m .
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 2, 2018.

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, January 8th, 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: Jeremy Schmidt, Nathaniel Boyer. Staff – Kristen Smith, Kim DeBruyckere and Ben Machemehl Other Guests: Ivan Raconteur for Herald Journal
Motion by Otto seconded by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular meeting of 12/18/17, and in the same motion approve the approval to pay bills in the amount of $72,430.38 & Student Activity for $3,272.57 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Report -
1. None
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• We will be having a Youth Task Force Meeting this Wednesday
• School Spelling Bee this Wednesday at 4 p.m.
• Youth Task Force Free lunch will be Jan. 17th
• Hosting School Geography Bee on Jan. 22nd.
• Kindergarten Registration will be at 4:30 Jan. 30th.
• Snow-Fest will be the week of February 5th 2018.
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Officers workshop sponsored by the MSBA Jan. 11th and 12th held at the Mpls. Convention Center
• MSBA mailing Teacher Licensure – LP shares teacher rating with the Teacher Licensure board
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – update pamphlet
a. Babysitting class date changed
b. Gym supervisor contact information for Saturday basketball given along with first aid kits to coaches
C. PTO – meeting Wednesday
D. Facilities/Maint. – Met with Dashir prior to meeting
a. Future items to be addressed
i. Tuck pointing
ii. Re-commission HVAC – maint. Every 5 years
iii. Woodchips for playground
iv. Concrete run off for playground hill
v. Carpet in rooms
vi. Other misc. items
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
A. District student count as of 1/2/18 for K-12 is 453
Old Business
• MSBA Leadership Conference and Early Bird Sessions for January 9-12th
Personnel Issues
• Motion made by Sebora and 2nd by Heimerl to approve Blaine Walstrom as the Varsity Baseball Coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve Bill Neubarth as the Varsity Softball Coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Kelly Elling as the JV Softball Coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Heimerl to approve Mike Bjork as the Trap Shooting Coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Kari Amundson as the Junior High Softball Coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Anthony Frank as the Junior High Baseball Coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance - none
New Business
A. Class Trip presentation given by Kristen Smith and Ben Machemehl
• Class will be going to New York
Total of 29 students will be attending – students elected not to attend
• PSEO Students will be attending
B. Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions for 2018-19
Roll call vote: Heimerl – yes, Sebora – yes, Otto – yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Ziermann – yes, Hentges – yes. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
C. Next meetings
• Work session Jan. 22nd.
• Regular meeting February 21st
Meeting was adjourned at 6:31 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 2, 2018.