Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

MINUTES OF

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT #424, LESTER PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA

Monday, July 17, 2006

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, July 17, 2006 in the school media center.

Vice Chairman Chester Hoernemann called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and also led the Pledge of Allegiance. Board members present were Vice-Chairman Chester Hoernemann, Clerk Melissa Williams, Director Jeff Hecksel, Treasurer Bob Carlson and Director Jim Jorgenson. Fred Blaser was not present for roll call but came later (6:40 p.m.) Administration present included Superintendent Joe Miller, Principal Pam Lukens, and Secondary Principal/AD Ron Erpenbach. Linda Scherer of the Herald Journal was also present.

A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of June 19, 2006; to approve the modified agenda and the bills in the amount of $33,683.33 for 2005-2006 and to pay the bills for 2006-2007 in the amount of $138,095.26. This was seconded by Jim Jorgenson and approved by all.

The good news reported was that Brian and Amy Korf had received their master’s degree. Also, Brian Korf was pursuing his administrative degree.

The administrative reports were given and are on file at the district office.

A motion was made by Chester Hoernemann to approve the non- resident agreements with four students going out of the LP district and one student coming in. Jim Jorgenson seconded it, and it was approved by all.

Fred Blaser came at 6:40 p.m..

Melissa Williams made a motion to approve the lunch fees and Community Ed fees for 2006-2007. It was seconded by Bob Carlson and approved by all.

A motion was made by Jim Jorgenson and seconded by Chester Hoernemann to approve Waste Management for garbage disposal. The motion passed with a vote of 6-0.

A motion was made by Jeff Hecksel and seconded by Bob Carlson to approve the Pan O Gold contract for bread. The motion passes 6-0.

Bob Carlson moved to approve a contract with Meyer Brother Milk. Jeff Hecksel seconded it, and the motion passed 6-0.

There was a motion by Bob Carlson and seconded by Melissa Williams to approve Mid Country Co-op from Cologne for fuel. The motion passed with a 6-0 vote.

Bob Carlson made a motion to approve a contract with Abdo, Eick and Meyers, LLP. Hoernemann seconded it, and the motion was approved with a vote of 6-0.

Carlson made a motion to approve MSBA renewal. It was seconded by Melissa Williams and passed 6-0.

A motion was made by Jeff Hecksel and seconded by Chester Hoernemann to approve the city, school, park agreement. The motion passed with a 6-0 vote.

Melissa Williams made a motion to hire John Halverson, Abby Remer and Noah Houg to do maintenance at the school over the summer. It was seconded by Chester Hoernemann and passed by all.

Jeff Hecksel made a motion to approve a non- certified contract agreement. Bob Carlson seconded it, and it was passed by all.

Jim Jorgenson made a motion to approve the superintendent’s contract as adopted. It was seconded by Chester Hoernemann and passed with a unanimous vote.

A motion was made by Jeff Hecksel to approve a counselor agreement with Christine Lorentz. The motion was seconded by Melissa Williams and passed with a 6-0 vote.

A motion was made by Jeff Hecksel to approve a contract with Stephanie Wilaby for ECFE and preschool. Chester Hoernemann seconded it, and it passed 6-0.

A motion was made by Melissa Williams to hire Kim DeBruychere for teaching and technology for four hours a day. It was seconded by Chester Hoernemann and passed 6-0.

The School Board is continuing its Outstanding Alumni Recognition Program by recognizing Don Splettstazer, Bruce Birkholz, and Kelli Machemehl as the outstanding alumni of 2006.

School Board reports: Roof above the shop area has been replaced. New Special Ed computers and equipment were bought with federal money.

New business: A motion was made by Bob Carlson and seconded by Jeff Hecksel to approve Attachment 99 – Health/Safety. The motion passed with a vote of 6-0.

Agenda items for next meeting: EAP occupational health, update from Brian Korf on NWEA summary and tracking.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. by Fred Blaser.

Melissa Williams, Clerk

Independent School District #424

Published in the Herald Journal Oct. 16, 2006.

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