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Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

May 21, 2004

A special meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on May 21, 2004 in the school media center. Chairperson Fred Blaser called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Members present were Clerk Robert Carlson, Treasurer Robert Remer, Director Jeff Hecksel, Director Melissa Williams and Director Chester Hoernemann. Dr. James Redfield, Superintendent, Pam Lukens, Elementary Principal and Joe Miller, High School Principal.

Board members reviewed the districts purpose and goals and reviewed the three goals discussed since the last school board retreat. Board members also reviewed the key issues of the district. The board met with administrators and discussed the three top priority issues identified by the board and administration to include:

1. Enrollment – The school needs to increase enrollment to provide the programs students and parents desire.

2. Facilities – The school facilities are aging and need repair. Adequate space is also a concern.

3. Technology – improvements are needed in student knowledge and use of technology, teacher knowledge and ability to incorporate technology in their instruction, and keeping current hardware and software.

The board agreed to have “meet and confers” with teaching and non-teaching staff to discuss the goals established, test scores, curriculum mapping and the staff survey. No action was taken during this retreat.

The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Robert Carlson,

Clerk-District #424


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