Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, October 15th, 2018 5:45pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Corbey Hentges, Mary Otto, Rebecca Heimerl and Mark Sebora. Administration present: Alice Daak, Mike Lee and Jeremy Schmidt. Other staff present: Kim DeBruyckere Guests: Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Corbey Hentges.
Motion by Otto seconded by Heimerl to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 09/17/18, and the approval to pay bills in the amount of $178,158.57 & student activity fees of $11,465.58 were also included. Vote: 4 for, 0 against
Steve Ziermann and Meganne Stifter-Knoll arrive.
School Finances – Audio presentation given by Blake Bode with Eide Bailly on school Audit.
• Sebora asked for audit report of improvement findings. – 3 given of typical findings
• Schmidt to hand out hard copy of report to each Board member
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. C squad Volleyball Championship
2. Heavy weight Football doing well
• Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Report: - highlights
• Very good first month of school
• No Cell phone issues
• Teacher evaluations have started
• Homecoming Week – lots of fun with well-behaved students
• Staff Develop meeting held at BOLD High School
• Attended leadership training on October 11th in Mpls.
• Fire Prevention Week – Excellent participation in the Fire Prevention poster
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Attended Legal Conference – Current items sexual harassment
• MASA Fall Conference in Brainerd – Keynote speaker on creativity and project based learning
• Parents to receive 3 text a week on student progress
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – meet on 10/24
C. PTO – met last week
a. Fundraisers – box tops
i. Not participating in the Winsted silent auction this year
b. K-3rd grade movie night
c. Logo for PTO
d. Facebook page
D. Facilities/Maint –
a. Shannon Cling was hired for fulltime evening position
b. OSHA training conducted
c. End of Summer audits completed with Classrooms & Bathrooms
d. Waiting on inspections report from Southern MN inspections of the basketball hoops and gym divider
e. Open house grilled 500 hotdogs for staff, students and families
f. Several General maintenance requests completed
E. Facilities School Committee – Meet on October 25th with Architects
F. Tech/Media – LCTN meeting 10/03 – financial report given
G. Activities Committee – none
a. Director Report – Kraemer
i. Varsity Football playing well
ii. Varsity Volleyball playing hard last two games very competitive
iii. Received a complimentary parent letter about 7th grade Coach Larson.
iv. Cross Country 20 athletes running
v. Recommended hiring of Andrew Dahl for Head Boys Basketball Coach
vi. Vacancies for a few coaching positions
vii. Looking to add Robotics program – Mr. Teut is organizing group
H. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – none
b. Administration – none
I. Meet & Confer – met on 10/10 – Formal Observations week schedule go by Seniority list
J. Policy – new policies on agenda
K. Legislative: none
Policy Administration
District count – as of 10/10/18 = 465 students
A. Motion by Sebora and 2nd by Ziermann to approve revisions to the following policies to reflect legislative or other mandated changes.
Hentges read policies
601-School District Instruction and Curriculum Goals
603-Curriculum Development
604-Instructional Curriculum
613-Graduation Requirements
614-School District Testing Plan and Procedures
615-Testing Accommodations, Modifications, and Exemptions for IEPs, Section 504 Plans, and LEP Students
616-School District System Accountability
618-Assessment on Student Achievement
619-Staff Development for Standards
802-Disposition of Obsolete Equipment and Material
• Sebora asked Mr. Schmidt if the State can give any kind of guidance on how to implement instruction and curriculum goals.
• Schmidt responded – no guidance was given to follow.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Old Business - none
Personnel Issues
• Motion made by Heimerl and 2nd by Ziermann to approve resignation of Jennifer Smith as spelling bee coordinator.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve unpaid leave under FMLA for Ben Machemehl on Nov. 2nd.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Heimerl to approve the following contracts as presented.
Cheryl Bayerl HS Student Council Advisor
Katherine Carmine FPS Coordinator
Katherine Carmine Knowledge Bowl
Christine Mattson NHS Advisor
Blaine Walstrom Jr. High Girls Basketball
Jennifer Smith One Act Play Advisor
Ross Scheevel Asst. Girls Basketball Coach
Ross Scheevel Geography Bee Coordinator
William Neubarth Head Softball Coach
Kelly Elling JV Softball Coach
Blaine Walstrom Head Baseball Coach
Anthony Frank Jr. High Baseball Coach
Jay Rogotzke Head Track Coach
Mike Bjork Trapshooting Coach
Arlyn DeBruycker Asst. Trapshooting Coach
Mike Bjork Spelling Bee Coordinator
Chase Dennehy Asst. Track Coach
Matt Wroge JV Baseball
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Michael Lee as Head Girls Basketball Coach and contract as presented.
Discussion: Sebora commented that as Principal he has enough to attend to
Vote: 5 for, 1 against
• Sebora with apposing vote.
New Business
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve McLeod County Sheriff’s Office/Lester Prairie Schools Video Access agreement as presented
o Discussion – Just to watch, they pay for time, in an Emergency everyone is coming out Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Resolution of School Board supporting application to MSHSL Foundation.
o Hentges read resolution
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Meeting was adjourned at 7:02 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 7, 2018.