Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Wednesday October 23rd, 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, Mary Otto, Brian Heimerl, and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration present: Melissa Radeke and Mike Lee. Staff: Kim Debruyckere, 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 R. Heimerl to approve the Consent Agenda as present and or modified Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. Otto – Volleyball had an exciting season
2. JH football competitive season with good participation.
3. Cross country competing this week
4. Read a Thon went very well
• Open dialogue – none
Minutes and Bills
• Motion by Otto and second by R. Heimerl to approve the meeting minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 9/18 and pay the bills in the amount of $233,729.9and student activity fees of $2,244.62 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: - highlights
• Attended North Collaborative – Attend other schools for evaluations review
o One school leading in evaluations with a lot of data
• Coop – Staff attend meeting in Olivia
o Teachers read 5-9 chapters of a book
• Conferences – 95% attendance on elementary side, 35% on High School side
• Home Coming week went very well
• Read a Thon – successful $7,000 proceeds for PTO
• 5 Students presented a short preview of the upcoming Fall play
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Bonds Spreadsheet – Tracking all revenues and expenses relating to building project
• Attended Fall MASA conference –
o Law advice on Video’s
o Technology
o Vaping
o Networking with other superintendents
• Building age test – by adding 38,000 sq. ft. to existing building will lower the LTFM $ for one year
• School Enrollment – 475
• Braun Intertec will be performing soil bore tests
• Sunde to perform land survey
• Marco Communications – upgraded copier and printers - $$$ savings
• Truth in Taxation hearing documents have been submitted
• MSBA registration open for Board members Jan. 16th, 17th at the MPLS Convention Center
School Board Reports
• Community Ed. – new collection items placed
a. Next meeting October 30th
• PTO – More volunteers wanted
a. Contacting teachers with wish lists
b. Next meeting November 13th
• Facilities – Dashir report –
a. We are taking applications for part/time sub. to cover absent employee
b. Conducted OSHA training
c. Johnson control changed 2 smoke heads
d. Boilers were turned on October 3rd.
• Tech/Media –
a. New Wireless network working well
b. Next meeting 11/6
• Activities Committee – none
• Negotiations:
a.Certified – none
b. Non-Certified - none
c. Administration – none
• Meet & Confer – no issues
• Policy – to resume
• Legislative – MSBA Government Relations team held 11 meetings across Minnesota sharing bills and issue sure to return in 2020.
School Finance –
Kelly Smith – Baker Tilly to discuss Bond Sale
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve the Resolution Relating to $12,815,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds, Series 2019A: Authorizing the Issuance, sale, prescribing the form and details and providing for the payment thereof.
o Roll Call Vote: B. Heimerl – yes, Otto – yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Ziermann – yes, R. Heimerl – yes, Hentges – yes. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the AIA Document C132 Standard Form Agreement between Owner (Lester Prairie Schools) and Construction Manager as Advisor (H&U construction) Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Policy Administration
None
Old Business
a. Discussion to pay Kelly Elling for elections
b. Hentges open discussion to pay $300 per election
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve to pay Kelly Elling $300 per election. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Personnel
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve Andrew Weber as Assistant JV Boys Basketball Coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and second by Otto by to approve Kip Kovar as JH Boys Basketball Coach. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and second by Otto to approve FMLA #20-1 for approximately 11 weeks beginning 1/2/20 through 3/20/20
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Resolution of School Board Supporting application to MSHSL Foundation. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Snow Removal quotes form Litzau Excavating for 2019-2020 snow season. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and second by Otto to approve Resolution Calling for a Special Election to fill a previously-declared vacancy on the Office of School Board Member with a term expiring on the first Monday in January, 2021 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and second by Stifter-Knoll to approve Notice of Filing dates for Election to the School Board Independent School District #424 beginning on November 5th, 2019 and closing at 5:00 pm on November 19th, 2019 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion B. Heimerl and second by R. Heimerl to approve Resolution for Combined Polling Place for calendar year 2020 for Special Elections Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion Otto and second by Stifter-Knoll to approve H & U Construction Contract as presented Document AIA C132 for Building Project Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Other Items for the Board
• None
Meeting was adjourned at 6:38 PM
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Nov. 15, 2019.