Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

SPECIAL MEETING

MINUTES OF

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT 424,

LESTER PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA

Monday April 23, 2007

A special meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, April 23, 2007, in the school media center.

The meeting was called to order by Fred Blaser at 6:30 p.m., and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chester Hoernemann. Roll call was taken and Board members present included: Fred Blaser, Chester Hoernemann, Melissa Williams and Bob Carlson. Jeff Hecksel and Jim Jorgenson were absent. The administration present included Joe Miller, Ron Erpenbach, and Pam Lukens. The Herald Journal was represented by Linda Scherer and guest present was Tracy Cederstrom, band/choir teacher at Lester Prairie.

Chester Hoernemann made a motion to approve the minutes of March 19, 2007; to approve the consent agenda as modified; and to pay the 2006-2007 bills in the amount of $131,317.91. Motion was seconded by Bob Carlson, and it passed with a 4-0 vote.

All reports were given at the April 16 meeting.

In Policy Administration: Bob Carlson made a motion to approve nonresident agreements with two students going out and one student coming in. Chester Hoernemann seconded it, and it passed with a 4-0 vote.

A motion was made by Melissa Williams to approve a contract for Health and Safety with McNeil Environmental for the 2007-2008 year. It was seconded by Chester Hoernemann and approved with a 4-0 vote.

Bob Carlson made a motion to approve the annual MSHSL membership. It was seconded by Melissa Williams and approved with a 4-0 vote.

Chester Hoernemann made a motion to approve the Head Start program. Melissa Williams seconded it, and it passed with a 4-0 vote.

Bob Carlson made a motion to approve action on a Bi- Lingual Para-professional contract. Chester Hoernemann seconded it, and it passed with a 4-0 vote.

Mr. Miller gave an update on finances through the ninth month. There was also an update on class size and projections for next year.

Melissa Williams made a motion to continue with Student Assurance, Inc. for student insurance for the 2007-2008 school year. The motion was seconded by Chester Hoernemann and was approved on a 4 to 0 vote.

Agenda items for the next meeting: Next year’s budget, truancy and curfew issues, a Board Retreat, and administration was asked to report on the numbers for kids leaving our district and the reasons. Melissa Williams and Robert Carlson volunteered to be on the Principal Interview Committee.

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Melissa Williams, Clerk

Independent School District #424

Published in the Herald Journal May 28, 2007.

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