Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATONLester Prairie Public Schools
Monday July 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 Melissa Radeke. Staff: Alice Daak and Kim Debruyckere Guests: Brian Heimerl and Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Oath of Office – Brian Heimerl sworn in and accepted as newly appointed Board member. He will finish out the rest of the term of the position recently vacated by Marc Sebora
Agenda
• Motion by R. Heimerl second by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Consent Agenda as present and or modified Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
Communication – Report -
1. Prairie Days – Booth setup, and introduction of new Superintendent
• Open dialogue – none
Minutes and Bills
• Motion by Otto and second by Ziermann to approve the meeting minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 6/17/19, and pay the bills in the amount of $242,951.89. No student activity fees Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: - highlights
• Public thank you to all who helped with the wood chips and cleaning Bulldog Central
• Looking to hire a Title I and Business teacher
• Summer School has 30 kids
• Student handbooks and Crisis Plan are currently under review.
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: - highlights
• As of 7/03/19 student count is 470
• Attending the MSBA Summer Seminar Phase I & II , August 5th and 6th
• August 15th Sandy Gundlach will be presenting a 3hr MSBA in District Workshop
• Working on Window Replacements with Southern Lock and Glass
• Hiring a new Spanish Teacher and sharing time with Holy Trinity
School Board Reports
A. Community Ed. – met on 6/26 – working on new pamphlet, doing coaches background checks
B. PTO – none
C. Facilities
a. Building Committee –
i. Informational meetings coming up 7-23 and 8-7
b. Facilities – Sara Report
i. Summer cleaning and updates being completed
D. Tech/Media –
a. Wireless Network install continues
b. Marco communications delivered and installed gear
E. Activities Committee –
a. Director Report – Kraemer
i. Sports meeting 7/29/19
ii. J/H boys girls Basketball meeting during Fall-Sports mtg.
iii. Drop down baseball cage coming
iv. Dr. Radeke to speak at each individual sports group
F. Negotiations:
a. Certified – Agreed contract
b. Non-Certified - none
c. Administration – none
G. Meet & Confer – none
H. Policy – part of Agenda
I. Legislative – Ziermann agreed to report. Position previously held by Marc Sebora
Policy Administration
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and second by Ziermann to approve Athletic Handbooks for 2019 – 2020 School Year
• Player/Parent Handbook
• Volleyball Handbook
• Basketball Handbook
• Coaches Handbook
Discussion – Alterations will be made for Volleyball Handbook
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the following policies
o 410 Family & Medical Leave Policy: No changes
o 413 Harassment and Violence: Clarification Changes
o 413A Harassment Form: No Changes
o 414 Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse: No Changes
o 415 Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults: No Changes
o 506 Student Discipline: Clarification Changes
o 514 Bullying Prohibition Policy: Clarification Changes
o 522 Student Sex Nondiscrimination: Clarification Changes
o 524 Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy: Clarification Changes
o 524B Acceptable Use Form: Formatting/Grammar Changes
o 616 School District System Accountability: Clarification Changes
Discussion – Dr. Radeke Policy 414 Adoption Date was in 2016 date will exact date will be updated. Website will be updated with policy changes.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Old Business
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Purchase Agreement as signed for 400 2nd Avenue North property.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Personnel Issues
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by R. Heimerl to approve the resignation of Krystina Held as Title I teacher effective July 12,2019
Discussion – Hentges read letter of resignation
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance - none
New Business
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the 2019-2021 Master Agreement for Lester Prairie Education Association.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Public meeting opportunity to discuss MDE Review and Comment
o MDE Commissioner Ricker has approved the project.
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the School Lunch prices for the 2019-2020 School year.
o Discussion – Dr. Radeke indicated fund balance it good no raise needed and will stay at $2.10 and $2.55
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Election Judges for Special Election on August 13th, 2019 for the school referendum.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the 2019-2020 Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) Membership Resolution
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by R. Heimerl to approve the designated appointed MSHSL Member School Representative and School Board representative
o Discussion – Jeremy Kraemer as School rep, and Steve Ziermann as Board rep.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to designate Dr. Radeke to act as the Identified Official with Authority (IOwA) for Lester Prairie Public School District 0424-01
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll designate Business Manager Alice Daak as the IOwA to add and remove names only for Lester Prairie Public School District 0424-01
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Meeting was adjourned at 6:27PM
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 30, 2019.