Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

Monday, June 20, 2005

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, June 20, 2005 in the school media center.

Chairman Fred Blaser called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. Board members present were Chairman Fred Blaser, Vice-Chairman Chester Hoernemann, Clerk Jeff Hecksel, Director Melissa Williams and Director Robert Carlson. Nancy Krull was not present. Administration present included Superintendent Joe Miller, Principal Pam Lukens, and Assistant Principal/AD Ron Erpenbach. Ryan Gueningsman of the Herald Journal was also present.

Vice-Chairman Chester Hoernemann led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion was made by Hoernemann, seconded by Hecksel to approve the consent agenda, to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2005 board meeting, and to pay bills in the amount of $62,783.60. Motion carried 5-0.

Communications/Good News included the following: The Lester Prairie baseball team ended the season second in State, and Brianna Radtke placed 30th in State for Girls’ Golf. Congratulations to all.

Superintendent evaluations should be given to Chester Hoernemann by the 4th of July.

No one chose to speak during the open dialogue portion of the meeting.

A motion was made by Carlson and seconded by Hoernemann to approve a resolution to appoint Nancy Krull to fill the current School Board vacancy until the election in November. A roll call vote was needed and resulted in the following: Blaser – yes, Hecksel – yes, Williams – yes, Carlson – yes and Hoernemann – yes. Motion carried 5-0.

Administrative reports were given by Ms. Lukens, Mr. Erpenbach and Mr. Miller. (Please refer to their notes given at the meeting.)

Mr. Miller will get quotes on doing roof repair patch work.

Motion was made by Hoernemann and seconded by Williams to approve a Resolution Establishing Dates for Filing Affidavits of Candidacy. A roll call vote was required: Blaser – yes, Hecksel – yes, Hoernemann – yes, Williams – yes and Carlson – yes. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Williams, seconded by Hoernemann to approve Non-resident Agreements for one student coming into the district and two students leaving. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Williams, seconded by Hoernemann to approve a one-year contract with the City of Lester Prairie for athletic fields in the amount of $2,495.00. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Blaser to approve the updated by-laws for Lester Prairie Community Education. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Hoernemann to approve the changes to the Lester Prairie High School Handbook. Motion carried 5-0.

A motion was made by Williams and seconded by Hoernemann to approve the two-year contract for Assistant Principal/A.D. Ron Erpenbach with a new title of High School Principal/A.D. Four voted yes and one voted no. A voice vote was required which resulted in the following: Blaser – yes, Carlson – yes, Hoernemann – yes, Williams – yes and Hecksel – no. Motion carried 4-1.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Hecksel to approve contracts for Jan Smith and Cathy Houg to teach summer school. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Carlson, seconded by Hoernemann to hire Chris Bayerl as summer librarian. Motion carried 5-0.

A motion was made by Hecksel and seconded by Williams to hire Christin Kley as head volleyball coach. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Williams, seconded by Hecksel approving request of Kristine Schwartz for a one-year leave of absence. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Hoernemann, seconded by Carlson to adopt the revised 2004-2005 budget. Motion carried 5-0.

Motion by Hecksel, seconded by Hoernemann to approve the proposed budget for 2005-2006. Motion carried 5-0.

Nothing new presented for school board reports.

A motion was made by Hoernemann and seconded by Williiams to approve the contract from McLeod County Public Nursing. Motion carried 5-0.

The Board directed Mr. Miller to get quotes on selling or demolishing the Community Education house.

Agenda items for the next regular board meeting include the following: get quotes/bids, revise/approve fees for 2005-06, Superintendent Evaluation, and advertising locally.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:28 p.m.

Jeff Hecksel

Clerk – District #424

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