Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

SPECIAL MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Friday May 31, 2019 7:39 a.m.
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Meganne Stifter-Knoll, Mary Otto, Rebecca Heimerl, and Corbey Hentges. Administration present: Jeremy Schmidt, Mike Lee. Absent: Steve Ziermann, Marc Sebora.
• Motion by Stifter- Knoll 2nd by Heimerl to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
Vote: 4 for, 0 against.
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll 2nd by Heimerl to approve the extension of probationary status for Bodil Empting for the 2019-2020 School Year.
o Discussion: Dropped Union, Union did not support. She wants to keep her job. Lawyer approved. Spoke with Union and President of Local association so they are aware.
Vote: 4 for, 0 against
Discussion of: Purchase of Residential Property at 400 2nd Avenue North, Lester Prairie.
• Motion by Otto, 2nd by Stifter Knoll to approve the closure of the meeting.
Vote: 4 for, 0 against.
Hentges read Minnesota Statutes section 13D.05, subdivision 3 (b) (3), the meeting will close to develop or consider offers and counter offers for the purchase of said property.
Discussion took place.
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll, 2nd Otto to approve the opening of the meeting
Vote: 4 for, 0 against.
Action to approve updated Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year
• Motion by Heimerl 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the updated changes for the 2019-2020 Calendar Vote: 4 for, 0 against
Action to approve Jonathan Koehler as the Summer School Teacher with assigned duties
• Motion by Heimerl 2nd by Stifter-Knoll approve contract as presented.
Vote: 4 for, 0 against
Action to approve a bond referendum on August 13th, 2019 asking one question for school building projects in the amount of $13,650,000.
Discussion: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. voting time frame, New AG Bill has passed with Farmers credit starting at 40% and going to 70% by the year 2023.
• Motion by Otto 2nd by Heimerl to approve bond referendum vote on August 13, 2019 Vote: 4 for, 0 against
Meeting was adjourned at 8:10 A.M.
Meeting minutes provided by Board Member Mary Otto and submitted by:
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD # 424
Published in the Herald Journal June 21, 2019.