Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Wednesday September 18th, 2019 5:45 pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann, Megan Stifter Knoll, Mary Otto, Brian Heimerl, and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration present: Melissa Radeke and Mike Lee. Staff: Kim Debruyckere, Katie Carmine, Derek Litzau, and Alice Daak. Guests: Kelly Smith with Baker Tilly, and Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Agenda
• Motion by Otto 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. Football team win
2. 8th grade girls volleyball 2nd place
3. Cross country and Volleyball teams doing well
4. Play cast chosen for Fall play
• Open dialogue – none
Minutes and Bills
• Motion by R. Heimerl and second by Otto to approve the meeting minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 8/19, Special Board meeting 9/12 and pay the bills in the amount of $214,143.50 and student activity fees of $4,805.90 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: - highlights
• Picture Day completed
• 1st fire drill went well
• PBIS kickoff 1st week of school - Bulldog Pride
• Attended Principal Collaborative in BOLD
• PTO taking on the Read a Thon
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Received our State of our Students report from Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker – Very promising
• Closing date set for 400 2nd Ave. property on Oct 14th
• Collaborative meetings with City of LP on school addition
o Meet with Police and Fire chief next
• Attending Tax Levy meeting with Alice in Marshall
• Enrollment update – 474 students
o 237 students K-6 – 137 students 7-12
• World’s Best Workforce Committee met on 9/9/19
• DASHIR Report – new part time employee
School Board Reports
A. Community Ed. – none
B. PTO – Approved requests for $1,109 for several elementary teachers
a. Oct 10th and the 15th Book Fair
b. Open House – drawing held – gifts for new staff
C. Facilities – Special design group meetings taking place
D. Tech/Media –
a. Wireless Network upgrade is up and running with minor punch list items
E. Activities Committee – none
F. Negotiations:
a. Certified – none
b. Non-Certified - none
c. Administration – none
G. Meet & Confer – none
H. Policy – none
I. Legislative – none
Policy Administration
2nd reading on the following policies:
1. 103 Complaints – Students, Employees, Parents, Other Persons
2. 620 Credit for Learning
3. 722 Public Data Requests
• Motion by Heimerl and second by Ziermann to approve the policies as presented:
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Old Business
• None
Personnel
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Katie Nelson as Little Learners Paraprofessional with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and second by Otto by to approve Joy Schrupp as SPED Paraprofessional with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and second by Ziermann to approve Ben Machemehl as JH Boys Basketball coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and second by B. Heimerl to approve Blaine Walstrom as the JH Girls Basketball coach.
o Hentges raised concerns about practice times
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance –
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve certification of the proposed 2019 Payable 2020 Property tax Levy in the amount of $98,383.47. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Hentges read resolution relating to $12,480,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2019A: Authorizing the Issuance and Sale Thereof
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Resolution Relating to $12,480,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2019A: Authorizing the Issuance and sale thereof.
o Kelly Smith with Baker Tilly
o Roll Call Vote: B. Heimerl – yes, Otto – yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Ziermann – yes, R. Heimerl – yes, Hentges – yes.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Hentges read resolution relating to the Financing of a proposed project to be undertaken by the school district: Establishing compliance with reimbursement bond regulations under the internal revenue code.
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Resolution relating to the Financing of a proposed project to be undertaken by the school district: Establishing compliance with reimbursement bond regulations under the internal revenue code.
o Roll Call Vote: B. Heimerl – yes, Otto – yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Ziermann – yes, R. Heimerl – yes, Hentges – yes.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
A. Discussion item – Pay Kelly Elling for Elections
o Melissa to check on Pay & Extra Activities
B. Discussion item – 2nd draft of Superintendent Goals
C. Discussion item – Title Commitment for purchase agreement for 400 2nd Avenue North property
D. Discussion item – property at 300 2nd Avenue North
o Board member Affiliation
o Action taken to mitigate any potential conflicts
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the Resolution, purchase agreement, and lease agreement for the property at 300 2nd Avenue North, Lester Prairie, MN 55354.
Vote: 5 for, 0 against, 1 Abstain
• Motion by Hentges and second by B. Heimerl to approve the Cooperative Facilities Resolution submission to MSBA’s Delegate Assembly
o MSBA – to do legislation on our behalf
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and second by Otto to approve to cancel the Regular Board meeting on October 21st and schedule a Special meeting on October 23rd. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Truth in Taxation meeting to be set for December 16th following the Regular meeting
• Motion Otto and second by Ziermann to approve certification of proposed 2019 Payable 2020 Property Tax. Max. amt.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Other Items for the Board
• None
Meeting was adjourned at 6:43 P.M.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 25, 2019.