Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, July 16th, 2018 5:45 p.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Corbey Hentges, Mark Sebora, Steve Ziermann, Meganne Stifter-Knoll, and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration present: Nathaniel Boyer, Trent Sukalski, Alice Daak, and Jeremy Schmidt. Other Guests: Ivan Raconteur for Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Heimerl seconded by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 06/18/18, and the approval to pay bills in the a.m.ount of $121,577.92 & student activity fees of $548.74 were also included. Vote: 5 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Report -
1. LP Parade went well – T-shirts were handed out
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• LP Student Council Members, Cheryl Bayerl, Kelly Elling, Mr. Schmidt, and I participated in the Prairie Days Parade.
• Summer school is in session until August 2nd for grades K-8
• All teaching positions are currently filled for the 2018-2019 school year
• New staff will report for workshop on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
• Open House will be on Wednesday August 29th, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m.
• First Day of School will be on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Registered for the School Conference Aug 6th and 7th.
• Fall Leadership Conference held in October
• Delivered 13 welcome packets to people moving in to city
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – met on 6/26
a. Flyers have been updated and sent out
b. Purposing fees for open gym
C. PTO – meet on Sept. 12th
D. Facilities/Maint. – meeting next month with board
a. Taking applications for fulltime and part time evening positions
b. Sara coming in on Sundays if needed
c. Replaced lighting with LED bulbs
d. Painted 152 lockers to match the rest of the lockers in the building
e. Cleaned and painted class rooms
f. Summer audits being completed for cleanliness
g. OSHA training on Back injuries and Lifting safety
E. Tech/Media – dates to be set
F. Activities Committee – New AD/DOS Trent Sukalski introduced himself – has 24yrs of coaching experience
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – met on 7/24 – Trying to set up new meeting with representative
b. Certified – none
c. Administration – Contract agreements with Daak and Elling settled
H. Meet & Confer – none
I. Policy – none
J. Legislative: Janus supreme court decision - If a majority of the employees in a bargaining unit vote to be represented by a union, that union is designated as the exclusive representative of all the employees, even those who do not join.
Policy Administration
• Motion by Hentges and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the LP Student Handbook for 2018-2019 School Year. (Fees and Participation)
• Discussion regarding Student dress code – who makes the decision and how to be objective
• Issues will be brought to administration and will be checked by appropriate staff
• Boyer commented that Students have been compliant when addressed
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Motion Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Athletic Handbooks for the 2018-2019 School Year.
• Discussion regarding all coaches being supportive of all Athletics be listed in handbooks
• Discussion regarding Fundraising
• Is it mandatory? Boyer commented it is suggested not mandatory.
• Discussion regarding volleyball having practice jerseys vs. player/coach discretion of wear – Sukaski would look in to the costs
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
Old Business - none
Personnel Issues
• Motion made by Heimerl and 2nd by Hentges to approve Anna Willems as Jr. High Volleyball Coach/
• Discussion – She has coached with the JO Volleyball
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Heimerl to approve the contract for Alice Daak as Business Manager Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Contract for Kelly Elling as HR/Payroll clerk. Vote: 5 for, 0 against
School Finances
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Heimerl to approve the LTFM for 2019-2028
• Discussion – Funds are used to help pay off roofing, paving, carpet bath partitions, security, concessions, health/safety equip., water fountains etc.
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
New Business
• Motion made by Ziermann and 2nd Heimerl to approve the School Lunch Prices for 2018-2019 School Year
• Discussion – We are keeping the sa.m.e price, pay online with E-Check or Credit Card.
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Next Regular board meeting Monday August 20th @ 5:4 5p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 31, 2018.