Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

MINUTES OF

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL DISTRICT 424,

LESTER PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA

Monday, June 18, 2007

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, June 18, 2007, in the school media center.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Fred Blaser. Vice Chairman Chester Hoernemann led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was taken and Board members present included: Fred Blaser, Chester Hoernemann, Melissa Williams, Bob Carlson, Jeff Hecksel, and Jim Jorgenson came at 6:50 p.m. The administration present included: Mr. Miller, Mrs. Lukens and Mr. Erpenbach. The public included: Linda Scherer from the Herald Journal and Scott Fitzsimonds.

Notification was given to the local media, it was noted on the Agenda and announced at the regular Board meeting on June 18 that a closed session of the Board would be held immediately following the June 18 meeting to discuss negotiations.

The new principal, Scott Fitzsimonds, was introduced to the School Board.

A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve the agenda as modified and the bills for 2006-2007 in the amount of $51,803.21. Chester Hoernemann seconded the motion, and it passed with a 5-0 vote.

In the Good News Section: A special thank you was given to the advisory committee for the end of the year breakfast given to the Lester Prairie staff. Helen Dosset, John Halverson, and Ron Erpenbach were all recognized at Graduation and the breakfast for their years of service to LP. Leanna Gueningsman was recognized for 35 years of service, Lisa Klobe for 25 years, Chris Bayerl and Kathy Fiecke for 20 years, and Tracy Cederstrom, Kim DeBruyckere and Kelly Kramer for 5 years.

Administration reports were given. Reports are on file at the district office.

After a discussion about the Board retreat a motion was made by Chester Hoernemann to approve the report (which is on file at the district office) with an addition. It was seconded by Jim Jorgenson and approved by a 6-0 vote.

Bob Carlson made a motion to approve the non-resident agreements (two students going out and one coming in). This was seconded by Jeff Hecksel and passed with a 6-0 vote.

Jim Jorgenson made a motion to take action to move the student annual fund from student activities to district responsibility. This motion was seconded by Chester Hoernemann and approved with a 6-0 vote.

A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve the Secondary Principal/Athletic Director contract. Melissa Williams seconded the motion, and it was approved with a 6-0 vote.

A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve the summer work contracts. The motion was seconded by Chester Hoernemann and approved with a 6-0 vote.

A motion was made by Chester Hoernemann to approve the hiring of one full FTE to teach elementary and middle school. It was seconded by Jim Jorgenson, and it passed with a 6-0 vote.

Mr. Miller gave a report about the final legislative action and its impact on school finances.

The Certified Negotiation Committee of the Board set Wednesday, July 11, 18 and 25 as possible negotiation dates.

A motion was made by Bob Carlson to approve finances to purchase some science equipment. A grant was also given to the district to offset the expense. Chester Hoernemann seconded the motion, and it was approved with a 6 – 0 vote.

On the agenda for the next meeting will be added: alumni names.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Melissa Williams, Clerk

Independent School District #424

There was a closed session of the Board from 7:55 to 8:15 p.m. to discuss negotiation strategy.

Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 6, 2007.

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