Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

MINUTES OF

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT 424,

LESTER PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA

Monday, May 21, 2007

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, May 21, 2007, in the school media center.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Fred Blaser at 6:30 p.m. Roll call was taken, and Board members present included: Fred Blaser, Jeff Hecksel, Melissa Williams, Chester Hoernemann, and Bob Carlson. Jim Jorgenson was absent. Members of the administration present included: Mr. Miller, Mrs. Lukens, and Mr. Erpenbach. The Herald Journal was represented by Linda Scherer.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chester Hoernemann.

Bob Carlson made a motion to approve the agenda as modified, approve the minutes from the April meetings, and to pay the 2006-2007 bills in the amount of $102,045.25. This motion was seconded by Chester Hoernemann, and it passed with a 5-0 vote.

The good news included: Good performances at both elementary and High School music concerts, the NHS and the Athletic Banquets went well, and the MCA II testing is done. There was a fundraiser which raised enough money for the Science Department to purchase a telescope.

The administration reports were given: Graduation is set for May 25. The details for pairing with Winsted Holy Trinity have been worked out with the One-Act play being included in the pairing agreement; Golf has been dissolved. NWEA testing is finished, and results will be sent home with report cards. Summer school dates are set, and report cards can be picked up June 11.

Mr. Miller gave a report regarding the Network for Student Success (NSS) meeting and the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) meeting.

A report was given by Chief Carlson on the truancy and curfew issues. He will have another update after the sheriff reviews all the information and reports back to him.

Chester Hoernemann made a motion to approve the non-resident agreement. Bob Carlson seconded it, and it passed with a 5-0 vote.

A motion was made to approve a contract for a junior high math teacher. The motion was seconded by Chester Hoernemann. It passed with a 5-0 vote.

Bob Carlson made a motion to approve the 2007 – 2008 budget. It was seconded by Melissa Williams, and it was passed with a 5 – 0 vote.

There were no reports on special committees.

A motion was made by Melissa Williams to approve the repair of the roof over the computer labs and the Special Ed areas. This motion was seconded by Jeff Hecksel. It passed with a 5 – 0 vote.

A discussion took place on teacher accountability. The process and information was given out to explain the policies and procedures.

A motion was made by Chester Hoernemann to approve the playground equipment from Clearwater Equipment. Melissa Williams seconded the motion. Bob Carlson abstained from the vote. A voice vote was taken resulting in the following: Fred Blaser – yes, Chester Hoernemann – yes, Melissa Williams – yes, Jeff Hecksel – no. The motion passed with a 3 – 1 vote.

A motion was made by Bob Carlson to dissolve the pairing with golf for the 2007- 2008 year. It was seconded by Chester Hoernemann and passed with a 5 – 0 vote.

A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve pairing for the One Act play. The motion was seconded by Chester Hoernemann. It passed with a 5 – 0 vote.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.

Melissa Williams, Clerk

Independent School District #424

Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 6, 2007.

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