Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
6:30 PM, Monday August 17, 2009
Media Center, Lester Prairie Public Schools
A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, August 17, 2009, in the school Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Fred Blaser, Karla Heigl, Chester Hoernemann, Joe Miller and Rawelin Radtke. Jim Jorgenson was absent. Administration present included Greg East and Pam Lukens. There were approximately six guests present, as well as Linda Scherer from the Herald-Journal newspaper.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chester Hoernemann.
Karla Heigl made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda for this meeting as modified; to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 7/20/09, along with Special Board Meetings of 8/3/09 and 8/10/09, and to pay bills in the amount of $277,039.23 and Student Activity for $1,711.00. Fred Blaser seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
No communications were received by the Board Members since the last meeting.
In the good news section Rawelin Radtke reported that we have received approximately $7,500 in donations towards the demolition of the Old Community Building.
No members of the audience spoke during the open dialogue portion of the meeting.
Administrative reports were given.
Mrs. Lukens reported summer school has been completed. CPR and First Aid classes are being offered on Wednesday right after school for teachers and staff that need recertification, as well community members. The District has paid part or whole to make sure we maintain certified staff for up to five staff members. The Community Education Bulletin will be out on August 24. Update was given on the H1N1 workshop report. Elementary enrollment reported.
Joe Miller made a motion to approve payment for First Aid and CPR training for up to five staff members. Chester Hoernemann seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
Mr. East reported that all summer work projects are now complete. Fall sports practices have started. The auditors started the audit today and things are going well.
Fred Blaser made a motion to approve Mike McNulty as the Superintendent/High School Principal and the contract to be for three years (2009-2010, 2010-2011, and 2011-2012. Chester Hoernemann seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
Three sealed bids were received by the School District for the demolition of the Old Community Building. One of the contractors did not attend the mandatory Pre-Bid meeting, and it was the consensus of the Board since that contractor did not meet the specification of attending the Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting, they would not open that bid. The two Bids that were opened were from Litzau Excavating and Burns Excavation. Following are the results of the Bid:
Contractors: Part A; Part B; Total; Less Donation; Total
Litzau Excavating: $11,245; $13,395; $24,640; $2,800; $21,840
Burns Excavation: $8,650; $10,750; $19,400; $2,750; $16,650
The Board had discussion regarding a possible increase in permits required of approximately $500.00 which may need to be added to the total bid amount for Burns Excavation.
Chester Hoernemann made a motion to approve Burns Excavation as the contractor to demolish the Old Community Building at a cost of $19,400 less donation of $2,750, and to allow Rawelin Radtke to coordinate the process with the Contractor to begin the demolition process as soon as all requirements are met. Karla Heigl seconded the motion. There was further discussion. The motion passed with a 4-1 vote.
Fred Blaser made a motion to approve five non-resident agreements. Rawelin Radtke seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
Joe Miller made a motion to approve the Elementary and Secondary Handbooks. Karla Heigl seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
Chester Hoernemann made a motion to approve the revised Family and Medical Leave Policy (#410). Karla Heigl seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
Fred Blaser made a motion to approve two personnel contracts as presented. Karla Heigl seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
Joe Miller made a motion to approve changing the regular December Board Meeting from 12/21/09 to 12/14/09. Chester Hoernemann seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
Chester Hoernemann made a motion to approve having the budget hearing with the proposed levy to be certified (for 2009-2010) during the same meeting to be held as part of the regular Board Meeting on 12/14/09. Fred Blaser seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.
Agenda items for the next regular Board Meeting: (1) Outstanding Alumni and (2) Discuss possible dates for a Board Retreat.
Mr. Blaser thanked Mr. East for all his efforts this past year.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:13 p.m.
Karla Heigl, Clerk, ISD #424

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