Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday June 17th, 2019 5:45pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann, Megan Stifter Knoll, Rebecca Heimerl, and Mary Otto. Administration present: Mike Lee, and Jeremy Schmidt. Staff: Alice Daak Guests: Melissa Radeke, and Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Stifter-Knoll, second by Heimerl to approve the Consent Agenda as modified, and approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 5/20/19, Special meeting of 5/13/19 and the approval to pay bills in the amount of $105,122.73 & student activity fees of $1,927.78 were also included.
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to appoint Brian Heimerl as board member replacing Marc Sebora.
Discussion – Hentges reported that he is excited to take the position on the board. During the last November election, he received the most write in votes for school board position.
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. FPS trip to Boston
a. 8 students attended - well behaved
• Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Report: - highlights
• Boys state attended by Evan Lee, and Alex Nelson
o Matt Schmidt attended thru Becker
• Girls State attended by Emily Rademacher
• Congrats to the FPS team
• Tardies were down this year
• Preparing for Summer School
• Looking for Business Class teacher
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• May 15th student count is 475
• Marc Sebora letter of resignation
• Working with Melissa Radeke for transition
• State omnibus bill – New Tax credit for AG land – up to 70% credit by 2023
School Board Reports
A. Community Ed. – Jeremiah to set up date for next meeting
B. PTO – Sponsored the teacher breakfast – board members donated for fruit
C. Facilities
a. Building Committee –
i. 2 informational meetings have been
ii. Magnets for voting reminder will be handed out at Prairie Day
` b. Facilities – Sara Report
i. Summer cleaning and updates being completed
D. Tech/Media – Wiring to start in June
a. 85 new chrome books just came in
b. Wireless Network install begins
E. Activities Committee –
a. Director Report – Kraemer
i. J/H boys girls Basketball to have split seasons
ii. Boys will start first this year and flip with girls next yr.
iii. Looking at standardizing school logo and colors for consistency
iv. Tomahawk conference voted down approving Lester Prairie to join
v. Holy Trinity Gym floor is complete
F. Negotiations:
a. Certified – Committee to meet after meeting
b. Non-Certified - none
c. Administration – none
G. Meet & Confer – none
H. Policy – none meet before July’s Regular meeting
I. Legislative: – Omnibus bill – Ag credit up to 70% by year 2023, 2% general fund increase, $$ for safe schools.
Policy Administration
District count – as of 5/15/19 = 475 students
Old Business – none
Personnel Issues – none
School Finance
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Heimerl to approve the LTFM plan for 2020-2029
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve Preliminary budget for 2019
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the bid for milk with Kemps.
o Discussion – Jeremy – Kemps provides the coolers, he suggests Kemps
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
B. Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the bid for propane with Glencoe Coop.
o Discussion – This is a tank for back up – Jeremy recommends Glencoe
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
C. Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the bid for bread with Pan ‘O Gold.
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Heimerl to approve the following fund raisers.
Volleyball T-Shirt Sale
Senior Unhinged Pizza
Senior Carlson’s Pies
Junior Club’s Choice
Junior Minnetex Fruit
Junior That’s my Pan
Boy’s Basketball/Football Water Softener Salt
Boy’s/Girl’s Basketball Shoot-a-Thon
Band Coffee Annick fundraising
Band Butterbraids Wyhe’s Choice Fundraising
Band Raffle Basket Donations
Trap Shooting Wild Turkey Raffle
Trap Shooting Annual Dinner
Cheer Team Heggie Pizza
Student Council Donut/Coffee, Ice Cream, Candy/Flower
NHS Bake Sale
NHS Pennies for Patients and Volunteer Drives
Baseball/Softball Value Cards
PTO/Elementary Read-a-Thon – change from Club Choice
PTO/Elementary Carnival
PTO/Elementary Holiday Store-
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Otto to approve contract with GMFS for SFMS for 2019-2020 school year.
o Discussion – contract increase of $300
• Mike Lee states this is a good program
• Works with parents
• Bilingual
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve school health agreement contract with Diana Loveland for the 20129-2020 School Year.
o Discussion – Jeremy states hours will increase from 12hrs to 16 hrs and recommends contract.
• Kids go here
• Really helps out the office staff with students
Vote: 5 for, 0 against
Upcoming Agenda items: School Lunch prices
Meeting was adjourned at 6:36PM
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 9, 2019.