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Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

June 10, 2003

School District #424, Lester Prairie, MN 55354

A special meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, MN was held on June 10, 2003 in the school media center. The meeting was called to order by chairperson Fred Blaser at 6:30 p.m. Members present were treasurer Bob Remer, clerk Nancy Krull and directors Bob Carlson and Barry Kyllo. Vice chairperson Chester Hoernemann arrived 6:37. Staffmembers present were Dr. James Redfield, Superintendent; Joe Miller, Dean of Students; Pam Lukens, Elementary Principal; Julie Yurek, Winsted-LP Journal was also present.

Chairman Blaser led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion made by Krull, seconded by Kyllo to approve the agenda as modified. Motion carried.

In the Good News section Nancy Krull noted the performance of The Wlzard of Oz orchestrated by Prairie Fire Theater was a great experience for the students participating. Bob Carlson noted that the police involvement in the schools was significant. The statistics should easily support grant renewal for 2003-2004.

Pam Lukens reviewed the staffing plans for 2003-2004 explaining the process for floating teachers, and one section for 3rd grade and 5th grade. Overall, the plan will ensure quality education for all students and allow for additional instruction for students needing extra help in the higher elementary grades.

Remer moved and Hoernemann seconded a motion to accept the resignation of Leana Gueningsman as cook's assistant. Motion carried.

Hoernemann moved and Remer seconded a motion to hire Leana Gueningsman as cook's helper. Motion carried.

Information was provided on what students learned in the new technology classes offered during 2002-2003. The program provided the results the Board expected.

Agenda items for the June 17 meeting include budget reviews for 02-03 and 03-04, non-certified reductions, other reduction possibilities, fall coaching staff and referendum information.

The question was asked about summer repairs. Dr. Redfield provided an update on the roof repair plans.

The meeting went into closed session to discuss personnel and contract issues at 7:07 p.m. The board reconvened at 7:50 p.m.

The 2002-2003 budget was reviewed. While not all the revenue has been recognized, it is anticipated that the final budget outcome will be better than projected. A more complete picture will be available by the regular June meeting.

The 2003-2004 budget was given out and briefly reviewed. It will be formally adopted at the regular June meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Nancy Krull, Clerk - District 424

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