Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATIONLester Prairie Public SchoolsMonday March 16th, 2019 5:45pmLester 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: Dr. Melissa Radeke, Mike Lee, and Alice Daak. Other Staff present: Kim DeBruyckere, Mike Bjork and Christine Mattson Guests: Adria Carlson, Amy Meyer, Andy Hoffman with H&U via video, 11 LP students and Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
• Motion by Otto second by R. Heimerl to approve the Agenda as presented and or modified
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. Keegan Lemke went to state for wrestling.
• Open dialogue –
• Andria Carlson/Amy Meyer - Spoke regarding After Prom - looking for solutions
• Grand March Live Streaming
• Change Venue
• Chaperone to be parents
• Hypnotist – same one Alexandria HS hired
Minutes and Bills
• Motion by R. Heimerl and second by Otto to approve the meeting minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 02/10, Special meeting on 02/16 and pay the bills in the amount of $181,662.34 and student activity fees of $4,124.46
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: - highlights
• Band and Choir Concert was done well
• Pennies for Patients – over $2,000
• Attended Northern Collaborative – Karen Schulte speaker K-1st guided reading
• Family Tours of School coming up
• Parent Senior Class meeting last Tuesday
* Parents wanted students to go on trip to New York
* Would need letter from the Board in order for the students to receive money put down on trip
* Parents Expressed their concerns
• National Honor Society here to speak on their accomplishments
* Alex Nelson, Emily Rademacher, Evan Lee, Lizzy Anderson, Miranda Hentges, Liam Meyer, Sydney Sheehan, Kayla Lorentz, Paige Heimerl, Anna Litzau, and Zach Jackson.
c. Food Drive for Food Shelf - collected 1,126 items
d. Blood Drive calling
e. Collected 155 Toys for McLeod Families
f. Participated in the Eye’s up Campaign for Kare 11
g. Highway clean up
Jeremiah Kraemer AD Report: - highlights
• Soccer Application – Glencoe is leaving to Coop with Hutchinson
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Enrollment – 479 students
• Waiting on Coop Agreement in writing
• MASA meeting – Listening to Governor updates
• Appreciation of the LP staff on delivering instruction for E-learning
• Dashir – working hard on sterilizing and keeping clean
School Board Reports
• Community Ed. –
a. Robotics camp
b. New Jerseys for Basketball all grades
• PTO – Carnival cancelled
• Facilities/Maint. – none
• Facility Planning-
a. H&U update from Andy Hoffman
b. City special meeting coming up, city limiting the number of participants
• Tech/Media: Met on 2/26
a. 92 chrome books need to be replaced, new charging stations needed for 3rd,5th&6th grade, 6 new laptops for mobile teaching, new software for 11 machines, 30 IPADS will need to be replaced over the next 2yrs.
• Activities Committee – met 3/10
a. HT would like to dissolve Coop
b. Hentges requested concrete #’s on costs
c. Schedule another meeting
• Negotiations – none
• Meet and Confer –
• Policy – meeting on several policy updates
• Legislative – Legislature will meet on a an on-call basis through April 14th
Policy Administration
A. First reading discussion of Policy 703 – Annual Audit
B. Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve revisions to mandated Policy 721- Uniform Grant Guidance Policy Regarding Federal Revenue Sources.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Old Business - none
• Motion by B. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the resignation of Amy Hoese-Schultz as paraprofessional effective March 13th, 2020.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve Matt Wroge as JV Baseball Coach.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Otto to approve Whitney Dhoore as paraprofessional with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance
• Motion by Otto second by B. Heimerl to approve Superintendent Authorization of Project Expenditures/Change Order Approval Process.
* $25,000 or less
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
A. Building Project update – H&U Bid update presented
a. Alternates given to Board – discussion took place on best for district
i. Board agreed on alternates #2 &#3 – Flooring and Pre-K partition
B. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Dissolution of Cooperative Sponsorship of Boys Soccer as presented.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
C. Motion by R. Otto and 2nd by R. Heimerl to approve application for Sponsorship of Boys Soccer beginning with the 2020-2021 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
D. Motion by R. Otto and 2nd by B. Heimerl to not authorize the Senior Class trip to New York.
a. Board expressed their concerns
b. Board to sign letter for re-imbursement of funds
c. Admin will look at other options
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Meeting was adjourned at 6:57 PM
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal, April 24, 2020.