Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, April 16th, 2018 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 present: Nathaniel Boyer and Jeremy Schmidt. Other staff present: Katie Carmine, Kim DeBruyckere, Terri Schuft-Helland Other Guests: Amy Hoese – Schultz , Several High School students and 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 Board meeting of 3/19/18, and the approval to pay bills in the amount of $81,702.85 & student activity fees of $366.61 were also included. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication –
1. Bulldog Bash – had record ticket sales, community very supportive
2. Card to be sent to Ms. Rachel Kraemer for her service to LP School as teacher
B. Open dialogue – Student Shelby Litzau thanks board for their support of FPS. 6 FPS students will partake National competition in Lacrosse, Wisconsin
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• Congratulations to Blake Krienke on his participation in the State Geography Bee.
• 32 Students are enrolled in the Kindergarten for 2018-2019 school year.
• Dare Graduation was held on April 4th
• 4 Students attending McLeod County Student Government day.
• ACT rescheduled for April 24th
• Prom scheduled for April 28th.
• Spring play is on April 20th and 21st.
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Purchasing of home next to parking lot to be addressed in special meeting
o No call received from home owner
• Met with City Representative Adam Birkholz
o 2% increase for rental costs of city fields to help cover costs of
• Fence repair, turf maintenance, removal of ice skating rink, and crows nest repair
o Hentges asked about city fines of football bleachers
• No fines – The $500 will be put away for future costs
o WBWF Report – Report given for LP good
• Career readiness given a lesser evaluation same as last year
o Civil Rights – 56 x 20 ft. paved handicapped parking spaces needed
• Completion end of June.
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – none
a. $1,100 profit carnival
b. Gifts given to Cooks, paras, and bus drivers
D. Facilities/Maint. – No committee meetings – Dashir Report handed out
a. High School and Elementary cleaning scheduled
b. Delivered wood chips to playground
c. Ruts on school grounds from snow plowing examined by city.
E. Tech/Media – none
F. Activities Committee – no meeting
a. Report given – Spring sports started
b. Spring play to be held
c. Softball/Baseball – due to weather restrictions may only play conference games
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – not ready
b. Certified – none
c. Administration – Met several times and in negotiation
H. Meet & Confer – Met 3/21 – Suggested sharing Google calendars when administration is gone.
I. Policy – Meeting in June
J. Legislative: Sebora – none
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 04/17/17 for K-12 is 457.
Personnel Issues
• Hentges read resignation letter from Heather Will as paraprofessional effective April 24th.
• Motion made by Sebora and 2nd Otto to approve the resignation as presented
o Discussion: Found a partial sub. – Kelli Machemehl Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
• Presentation given by Mrs. Terri Schuft-Helland about upcoming Chicago Band Trip.
o 40 students, 6 adults attending
o College Professors will evaluate and offer suggestions for improvements
• Next meeting May 16th at 5:45 p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:23 PM.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal May 25, 2018.