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Lester Prairie School board prepares for Tuesday, Nov. 3 referendum
Oct. 26, 2015

Ivan Raconteur
Editor

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Superintendent Jeremy Schmidt has been busy sharing information about the district’s upcoming referendum.

During the Oct. 21 board meeting, he presented a summary of the information he has been presenting at other groups’ meetings, including the Lester Prairie City Council and the Lester Prairie Lions.

Schmidt said he has included his contact information with the presentation, but no residents have called him with questions about the referendum.

Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Voting will take place in the Lester Prairie school gym, 131 Hickory St.

There are two questions on the ballot. The first involves renewal of an expiring referendum revenue authorization of $493.36 per pupil.

If question 1 is approved, the board is proposing to increase its general education revenue by $375 per pupil (question 2).

More information can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Information about the referendum was also printed in the Oct. 12 and other issues of Herald Journal.

Odds and ends

In other business, the board:

• approved the following contracts: Christy Maesse, special education para; Todd Rogers, junior high girls basketball coach; Paige Aldrich, one-act play co-advisor; Jennifer Smith, one-act play co-advisor.

• heard from Principal Nat Boyer that 65 high school students and 70 middle school students attended a recent free lunch sponsored by the Lester Prairie Youth Task Force.

• heard from Boyer that 97 percent of elementary parents and 51 percent of high school parents attended the recent conferences.

• approved a snow removal contract with Litzau Excavating and the City of Lester Prairie with no price changes from the previous contract.

• scheduled a meeting Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 a.m. to canvass the results of the Nov. 3 election.

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