Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATIONLester Prairie Public SchoolsMonday May 18th, 2019 5:45pmLester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present on site or via zoom: Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann, Megan Stifter Knoll, Mary Otto, Brian Heimerl, and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration: Dr. Melissa Radeke, Mike Lee, and Alice Daak. Other Staff present: Kim DeBruyckere, Kelli Elling, Christine Mattson and Jeremiah Kraemer Guests: Andy Hoffman with H&U, and Ivan Raconteur for the Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Rebecca Heimerl.
Agenda
• Motion by R. Heimerl second Stifter-Knoll by to approve the Agenda as presented and or modified
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
• Communication – Report -
1. Each Senior on Facebook
• Open dialogue – none
Minutes and Bills
• Motion by B. Heimerl and second by Otto to approve the meeting minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 04/20, and pay the bills in the amount of $106,237.31 and student activity fees of $1,011
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: - highlights • Following Gov. Guidance, Graduation to be held on May 22nd
o 1 vehicle per family and spaced
o Broadcast on 99.9 using equipment from St. Paul church
o Tested equipment today and worked well
• Hats and gowns handed out
• Graduates pick up diplomas on Wednesday
• Video will be created after ceremony
• Book returns Wed.- Friday
• Parade 11:30 to noon
o Staff will social distance
• SWWC MN – discussing distant learning
• Staff are really showing the professionals they are with the last 2 months of distant learning
Jeremiah Kraemer AD Report: - highlights
• Weekly MSHSL meetings held
o Chemical eligibility discussed – will be carried over to next season
o Discussion on coaches do’s and don’ts
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Distance Learning following MDE guidance for liability
• Non- certified contract negotiations May 26th start
• 5,470 meals served
• Friday will be the last meal
School Board Reports
• Community Ed. – none
• PTO – met via zoom –
a. Finished up budget with Holiday store
b. Approved request from Mrs. Willems for parade for $31.83
c. Sent ecard appreciations to teachers
d. Discussed retirement and new teacher gifts
e. Discussed possible open house table and membership recruitment
f. Donated extra books from our literacy night to the lions to use in g. their new min libraries around town
h. Meet in August this year because need discuss open house since no guidelines set yet
• Facilities/Maint. – Tour after meeting
• Facility Planning – H&U update
• Tech/Media: met May 6th – discussed leasing new chrome books and tablets
• Activities Committee –
• Negotiations – none
• Meet and Confer –
a. TDE Plans revising
b. Frontline software will be used for Evaluations
c. No evaluation with distant learning
d. 4 Teachers were not evaluated for the year
• Policy – none
• Legislative – Legislature – end of session webinar May 19th
Policy Administration - none
Old Business
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve revised membership agreement with SW/WC Cooperative for the 2020-2021 school year
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Personnel
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the Matt Thode as K-12 Health and Physical Education Teacher with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Cheryl Bayerl as Kids Depot Coordinator with assigned duties
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve 6 part-time staff positions as Kids Depot workers with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Taylor Bayerl as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve McKenna Kutz as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Peyton Ruzicka as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by B. Heimerl and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Zach Jackson as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Noel Blashack as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Layne Teubert as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Jack Neisen as Kids Depot student worker with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Correction for previous motion – motion by Otto 2nd by Ziermann to approve 7 part-time staff positions as Kids Depot workers with assigned duties.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finance
• Motion by R. Heimerl 2nd by Ziermann to rescind spring work agreements, not including head coaches, due to COVID 19 (no season)
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl 2nd by Otto to change previous motion to spring coaching agreements, not including head coaches, due to COVID 19 (no season)
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by R. Heimerl 2nd by Otto to approve 25% partial payment for spring coaching agreements, for JH and JV coaches.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
o Discussion took place
o Tabled until next month’s meeting for DAAK and Music partial payments
• Discussion regarding head coaching salaries
o Board agreed recommendation for 50% partial payment
o Union needs to agree
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve rental agreement for the 2020-2021 School Year with St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in the amount of $1,725 per month for a period of 9 months.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
A. Building Project update – H&U update – Ground breaking date in June
B. Discussion: Socially Distanced Groundbreaking Ceremony scheduled for June 2nd at 10 am.
C. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by B. Heimerl to approve 2020-2021 Resolution for Membership in the Minnesota State High School League
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
D. Motion by Hentges and 2nd by R. Heimerl to approve Jeremiah Kramer as MSHSL School Representative.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
E. Motion by Hentges and 2nd by Otto to approve Steve Ziermann as MSHSL School Board Representative.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
F. Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve revised 2019-2020 School Calendar moving Graduation from May 15th, 2020 to May 21st, 2020.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
G. Motion by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Dr. Melissa Radeke to act as the Identified Official with Authority (IOWA) for Lester Prairie Public School District 0424-01.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
H. Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve School Family Mental Health Service Agreement contract with Greater Minnesota Family Services as presented.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Meeting was adjourned at 7:23 PM
/s/ Steven D. Ziermann
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in The Herald Journal, June 19, 2020.