Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Wednesday March 19th, 2018 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: Jeremy Schmidt, Nathaniel Boyer. Staff – Kim DeBruyckere, Blaine Walstrom, Janelle Afrasiab, and Kari Amundson. Other Guests: David Boehning and Ivan Raconteur for Herald Journal
Motion by Otto seconded by Heimerl to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular meeting of 2/21/18, and in the same motion approve the approval to pay bills in the amount of $121,035 & Student Activity for $890.96 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Report – Booster Club Sponsored Anne Frank attended by 8th grade class
B. Open dialogue – David Boehning informed the board that his home and property was going to be listed for sale. Home is located adjacent to the school parking lot. He will have a realtor coming soon to appraise the home. Mr. Schmidt to gather more information
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• In the final week of our third quarter of the 2017-2018 school year, wrapping it up on Friday.
• Friday is a half day for the students. With the staff using the second half of the day for staff development.
• The PTO Carnival is Thursday after school. Thank you to the PTO for their hard work in organizing this.
• Our Senior Class will be leaving for their trip on this upcoming Sunday.
• Distracted Driving Presentation for students on Friday, April 13th.
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Attending Capitol
o School Safety was #1 concern
o Met with Glenn Gruenhagen regarding Mental Health for support
o Anoka/Ramsey Senator – spoke about ousting MCA testing and funding ACT testing
• Ms. Mattson to attend LPBA – Career Job Fair opportunities available
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – None
C. PTO – Finalized Carnival
D. Facilities/Maint. – Dashir fully staffed
a. OSHA training performed on Hearing Loss Prevention
b. The 4hr night shift is being covered by substitute custodians while custodian is out on medical leave
c. Installed new door closer on door F
d. Purchased new blower for bleachers
e. Replaced belt on hood in science lab
f. Changed sensor range on bathroom sinks
E. Tech/Media – Met Feb. 27th
i. Steve to meet with Ray to assess wireless coverage
ii. Web pages to be updated by March 9th
iii. Mr. Schmidt to have Board webpage updated with minutes
iv. Mr. Walstrom to added site location in notes of activities page for game locations
v. Sound absorption added to gym for sound quality
F. Activities Committee – met 3/19
a. Report given by Walstrom
i. Boys and Girls Basketball in playoffs
ii. Spring Sports started
iii. Discussion for placing both the girls and boys in the same section. This would happen next January.
iv. Ticket pricing change starting 2018-2019 school year:
1. $6 for adults, $2 for Seniors and Students;
2. Review costs for passes
v. Discussion took place regarding Students participating in 2 athletic activities of the same season.
1. A student will be participating in Baseball and in track this year.
2. Board members asked questions regarding the impact of this change.
a. making sure it is communicated to all students and parents
b. Equal for all Athletic Activities to participate in 2 Athletic Activities within the same season
3. Board will review and add to Student Handbook in the summer
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – none
b. Certified – none
c. Administration – Superintendent – on going
i. Business Manager and Payroll – no meetings set
H. Meet & Confer – meeting Wednesday 21st.
I. Policy –
J. Legislative:
Policy Administration
A. District student count as of 3/6/18 for K-12 is 460
Old Business
Personnel Issues
A. Motion made by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the resignation of Rob Weber as Teacher with assigned duties effective as of 06/30/2018 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
B. Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Mike Bjork as Co-Spelling Bee Coordinator Vote: 6 for, 0 against
C. Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Jennifer Smith as Co-Spelling Bee Coordinator Vote: 6 for, 0 against
D. Motion made by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Sebora to approve Matt Wroge as Assistant Baseball coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance
A. Motion made by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Otto to approve the revised budget for the 2017-2018 School Year Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
A. Motion made by Heimerl and 2nd by Sebora to approve the contract for School Family Mental Health Service Agreement with Greater Minnesota Family Services. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
B. Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve the Senior Class Trip for 2019. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
C. Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the Strategic Real Estate and Facility Plan Summary and Resolution to Fund SWWC Service Cooperative Federal Setting IV Facilities. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Next meetings
• Regular meeting April 16th
Meeting was adjourned at 7:04PM
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal April 27, 2018.