Lester Prairie School Board Minutes
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL DISTRICT 424,
LESTER PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA
MONDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2006
A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, November 20, 2006 in the school media center.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Fred Blaser at 6:30 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Fred Blaser. Roll call taken and Board members present included: Fred Blaser, Jeff Hecksel, Melissa Williams, Bob Carlson. Chester Hoernemann came at 6:45pm and Jim Jorgenson came at 6:40 pm.
Administration present included Mr. Miller, Mrs. Lukens and Mr. Erpenbach. The audience included faculty members Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Klobe, Kim DeBruychere; also Linda Scherer.of the Herald Journal was present.
A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve the agenda and minutes of the October 16 regular meeting and minutes of the two special meetings held on October 25 and November 6, 2006; and bills in the amount of $154,395.17. It was seconded by Jeff Hecksel and passed with a 5-0 vote.
Good news reported three (3) $500 grants given to different parts of the school for different projects. The second item included the recognition and congratulations to Joey Bayerl and cast and crew on a great performance of the fall play.
The 2005-2006 Audit report was given by Kyle Meyers from Abdo-Eick and Meyers. A full copy is on file at the district office. A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve the auditors report. It was seconded by Jim Jorgenson, and it was approved with a 6-0 vote.
A presentation was given by Mr. Erpenbach about the R scheduler.
Administration reports were given. They are on file at the district office.
A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve three non-resident agreements with two going out and one coming in. It was seconded by Chester Hoernemann and it was passed with a 6-0 vote.
A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve the winter coaching contracts, and it was seconded by Chester Hoernemann. The motion passed 6-0.
By consensus of the Board, Mr. Miller was instructed to proceed to work with the staff to reach a settlement similar to the Proposal for Tobacco Settlement distribution.
The Board was reminded of the Truth in Taxation meeting for December 5, 2006 in the media center at 6:30 pm. and for the continuation of the Truth in Taxation meeting at 6:30 pm before the regular meeting on December 18.
A discussion took place regarding the Board putting some money into a liquid asset reserve fund for retiree benefits. An informational sheet is at the district office.
A motion was made by Jeff Hecksel to change the spring conferences from February 15 and February 20, 2007, to February 15 and February 22. Fred Blaser seconded the motion.The motion passed 6-0.
A lengthy discussion took place regarding concerns with the test results of the MCA II, AYP and Fall NWEA. This will also be discussed at the board retreat.
A motion was made by Melissa Williams to change January 19 from a half day of school and a half day of grading to a half day of in-service and a half day for grading for the teachers. It was seconded by Chester Hoernemann. The motion passed with a 6-0 vote.
A motion was made by Chester Hoernemann to approve supporting both ordinances regarding truancy and disorderly conduct. The motion was seconded by Jim Jorgenson. The motion passed with 6-0 vote.
The Board by consensus determined to discuss the date for a retreat at a later time.
There was general discussion of putting permanent loading zone signs on the north side of the building. More information is needed before anything will be done.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 pm
Melissa Williams, Clerk
Independent School District 424
Published in the Herald Journal Jan. 29, 2007.