Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, January 14th, 2019 5:45 pm
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, Mike Lee, Alice Daak.
Guests: 3 Students and Ivan Raconteur for Herald Journal.
• Pledge of Allegiance led by Steve Ziermann
Acceptance and Oath of Office by new Lester Prairie Board Members
• Motion by Heimerl 2nd by Otto 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
Sebora - to elect Rebecca Heimerl as Board Vice Chairperson - since only candidate nominated, Heimerl to preside as Vice Chairperson
Otto - to elect Steve Ziermann as Clerk - since only candidate nominated, Ziermann to preside as Clerk.
Heimerl - to elect Mary Otto as Treasurer - since only candidate nominated, Otto to preside as Treasurer
School Board Items
Motion by Ziermann, second by Sebora - 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 6th ; March 18th; April 15th; May 20th; June 17th; July 15th; July Work Session Date TBD; August 19th; September 16th; October 21st; November 18th; December 16th
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Board Salaries
Motion by Otto, seconded by Heimerl to keep School Board Salaries the same as last year 2018 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 2019
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 2019 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 Sebora and seconded by Stifter-Knoll to approve these submitted items for 2019. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Board Committees
Discussion took place and Board Members were assigned to the following committees:
Mike Lee indicated that the MDE will be coming to LP next year
Community Ed – Heimerl and Hentges
PTO - Stifter-Knoll and Otto
Facilities & Maint. – Ziermann, Sebora and Hentges
Technology/Tele Media - Ziermann and Stifter-Knoll
Activities - Ziermann, Hentges, and Stifter-Knoll
Negotiations:
1. Certified - Sebora, Ziermann, Otto
2. Non-Certified – Hentges, Heimerl and Otto
3. Admin – Heimerl, Ziermann and Stifter-Knoll
Meet & Confer – Otto and Stifter-Knoll
Policy – Otto and Stifter-Knoll
Legislative - Sebora
Motion by Heimerl and seconded by Otto to approve the board committees for 2019.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Meeting was adjourned at 6:02 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 1, 2019.

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday January 14th, 2019 5:45pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Corbey Hentges, Marc Sebora, Steve Ziermann, Megan Stifter Knoll, Rebecca Heimerl, and Mary Otto. Administration present: Alice Daak, Mike Lee, and Jeremy Schmidt Guests: 3 Students and Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Otto seconded by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 12/17/18,and the approval to pay bills in the amount of $338,924.99 & student activity fees of $1,327.14 were also included. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. Robotics presented @ Lions Meeting.
2. Knowledge Bowl Team placed 7th
• Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Report: - highlights
• Attending NC Principal Meeting – January 22nd
• Free lunch @ City Hall sponsored by the Lions – Wednesday Jan. 16th
• Youth Task Force Meeting was Wednesday, January 9th – Grants from Casey’s
• Knowledge Bowl – JH advance one team to Regionals – placed 7th
• End of Semester Jan. 18th
• Teacher in-service on vaping with Brett Nelson will be held @ 1pm on January 18th. He will present on how Students are hiding it.
• Snofest week starts Jan 28th – Coronation @ 7pm
• Kindergarten Registration – January 31st
• LP will be hosting a FPS Regional Competition for advancement to the state competition on Feb. 2nd – 35 teams to compete
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Steve Ziermann to receive Directors Award for 100 hrs. of Attendance at MSBA and NSBA – sponsored meetings and activities within a four-year period of time.
• Received 198 responses for survey recently sent out.
• Received nice comments from public meeting on Wednesday.
• Applied for the Magna Award
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – none
C. PTO – meeting minutes
a. 10,000 in funds
b. 2 – requests received
i. Books for Kindergarten Round up
ii. I love to read books Ms. Kraemer
D. Facilities/Maint –
a. Still taking applications for a cleaning position – one staff member
E. Tech/Media –
a. Meet on Jan. 23rd in morning
F. Activities Committee – met prior to meeting
a. Director Report – Kraemer
i. GBB looking for a strong second half of season
ii. BBB playing well – tough completion
iii. Wrestling time is 4-7 in duals
iv. Tyler Scheevel and Erynn Amundson represented LP well at the AAA Award banquet. Both gave great speeches.
v. One Act Play will have Student and public shows on Friday. Will compete at OAP Saturday the 26th
vi. FPS is going well preparing for Regional Meet
vii. Knowledge bowl is winding down. 22 students participating this year.
viii. HT gym expected to be ready for the fall seasons
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – none
b. Administration – meeting on the 29th to discuss AD/DOS contract
i. Mr. Lee and Hentges both commented they have received a lot of positive feedback regarding Mr. Kramer performance. Very efficient and knowledgeable. Good with students.
ii. Currently only a 1 year contract.
H. Meet & Confer – met on January 9th – discussed school calendar
I. Policy – none
J. Legislative: new bills being introduced+
Policy Administration
District count – as of 1/11/19 = 471 students
Old Business –
MSBA Leadership Conference and Early Bird Sessions for January
Personnel Issues –
• Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve Carrie Bayerl as cook’s helper with assigned duties.
School Finance - none
New Business
A. Presentation of Senior Class Trip by Senior Class Advisors
o Going to Florida this year
o 20 students attending
o Ross Scheevel and Janelle Afrasiab to be the Advisors
B. Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions for 2019-2020
Roll call Vote: Heimerl – yes, Otto – yes, Hentges – yes, Sebora – yes, Stifter-Knoll, and Ziermann – yes. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
C. Motion by Stifter-Knoll, 2nd by Heimerl to approve certified staff Seniority list for the 2018-2019 School Year. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
D. Motion by Sebora and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Non-Certified Staff Seniority List.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
E. Motion by Sebora and 2nd by Ziermann to approve 2018–2019 School Calendar
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
F. Motion by Otto and 2nd by Heimerl to approve Baseball/Softball Value Card Fundraiser Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Next Meeting – Regular and Re-org meeting to be held on February 6, 2019
Meeting was adjourned at 6:40 P.M.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 1, 2019.