Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Monday, May 17, 2010 at 6:30pm

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, May 17, 2010 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 was Mike McNulty and Pam Lukens. There were approximately four guests in attendance, as well as Ivan Raconteur from the Herald-Journal newspaper.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chester Hoernemann.

Karla Heigl made a motion approve the Consent Agenda for this meeting as modified; to approve the minutes of Regular Board Meeting of April 19, 2010, and to pay bills in the amount of $114,622.56 and Student Activity for $543.08. Chester Hoernemann seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

The Board received a letter of resignation from Sue Heimerl. Joe Miller made a motion to approve the resignation of Sue Heimerl and to express the Board’s appreciation to Mrs. Heimerl for her more than 20 years of service and dedication to our school. Chester Hoernemann seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

Good News Section:

1. Caleb Sebora (Science) and Kathyrn DeBruyckere (Band) were selected as Students of the Month for April. Congratulations.

2. Mr. Bjork and Mrs. Schramm were selected to receive 3M science/environmental training in August. They will travel to Colorado. This is a fully paid opportunity.

3. Thank you to 3M for the school supplies donation. The donated items have a value of approximately $2,500.00.

4. Mr. Scoblic gave a presentation to the Board on the Work-Study class he teaches. Missy Carrigan and Alex Grunloh explained the benefits of taking the class.

5. Many positive comments received on the offering of the Driver’s Ed Training before and after school next school year.

Administrative Reports

Mrs. Lukens reported there are now 13 students signed up for the K+ Program. A letter was sent out informing parents the K+ Program will be available next year.

Next year’s Elementary Teaching/Class Schedule and enrollment:

Grade; Enrollment; Staff

Kindergarten; 31; Mrs. Smith AM and PM Sections

K+; 13; Mrs. Koktan

1st; 28; Miss Murphy

1st/2nd Combination; Mrs. Roth

2nd; 35; Mrs. Brandel

3rd; 22; Miss Buchholtz

4th; 31; Mrs. Anderberg

4th/5th Combination; Mrs. Bayerl

5th; 35; Mr. Grams

6th; 37; Mrs. Kramer

6th; Ms. Houg

Thank you to the Lions Club for their $500 donation towards discretionary money to help students and families participate in activities, and $250 towards McBee’s attending the International Future Problem Solvers Bowl.

Thank you to Mr. Rue for his planning and wonderful programs for the Elementary Concert and Grandparents Day.

Thank you to Mr. Scoblic and Mr. Feltmann for being our DJ’s for our two Elementary Dances this year. The last dance will be held June 3rd.

Mr. McNulty distributed MSBA flyer on paperless meetings. Discussed MSBA article relating to state budget issues.

School Board Reports

Facilities Improvement – Looking into the possibility of utilizing a Facilities Management firm. Will be working with a local attorney to continue to pursue the property to the south of the school.

Legislative Update – A bill has been passed by the State to balance the budget. More details will be coming in the near future about the impact to schools.

Athletic Committee – Met with Holy Trinity regarding pairing agreement for the 2010-2011 school year.

A School Board Working Session has been scheduled for June 1, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center.

The following 2010-2011 Athletic Activity Proposed Rates:

Grades 7-8, $70 per Sport, No Maximum

Grades 9-12, $100 per Sport, No Maximum

No Family Maximum Per Year

Grades 7-8 (F&R), $40 per Sport, $80 Maximum

Grades 9-12 (F&R), $60 per Sport, $120 Maximum

No Family Maximum Per Year

Season Passes: Adult $80, Student $45, Family $200

Fred Blaser made a motion to approve the Athletic Activity Rates for 2010-2011 as presented. Karla Heigl seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

Joe Miller made a motion to approve the Long Term Substitute (Spanish) Teacher Contract for Jonathan Pixler. Rawelin Radtke seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

Mr. McNulty explained that Mr. Bjork will be taking over the instruction and behind-the-wheel training for Driver’s Education through Community Education. This will be done before and after school hours.

Joe Miller made a motion to approve the non-renewal of .16 FTE for Mr. Mike Bjork in Science. Rawelin Radtke seconded the motion. The motion passes with a 5-0 vote.

Mr. McNulty distributed the Preliminary Budget for 2010-2011.

Fred Blaser made a motion to approve the Preliminary Budget for 2010-2011 as presented. Joe Miller seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

Fred Blaser made a motion to approve the Kitchen/Food Service work at a cost of approximately $14,500.00. Chester Hoernemann seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

Joe Miller made a motion to approve change to 2010-2011 calendar, moving graduation date to June 2, 2011. Chester Hoernemann seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

Fred Blaser read a letter of resignation from James Jorgenson from the School Board.

Chester Hoernemann made a motion to accept the resignation of James Jorgenson from the School Board. Rawelin Radtke seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

Fred Blaser made a motion to appoint Bob Carlson to the School Board to fulfill the term of James Jorgenson. Chester Hoernemann seconded motion. There was further discussion. Roll Call vote was taken: Joe Miller-Yes, Chester Hoernemann-Yes, Fred Blaser-Yes, Rawelin Radtke-Yes, Karla Heigl-Yes. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

Mr. McNulty explained the need to move the June 21, 2010 Regular School Board meeting to June 14, 2010 due to the Superintendent’s State Conference in Alexandria.

Chester Hoernemann made a motion to move the June Regular School Board Meeting to June 14, 2010. Karla Heigl seconded the motion. The motion passed with a 5-0 vote.

Agenda Items for the next meeting: Update from Working Session; Facilities Management update; Legislative Updates.

Upcoming Dates:

May 18 High School & 6th Grade Band Concert

May 19 Strategic Planning Meeting 4:00-5:30 p.m.

May 21 Graduation 7:00 p.m.

June 1 Elementary Field Day

June 3 Elementary Awards Day 9:00 a.m.

June 3 Elementary Dance 7:00-9:00 p.m.

June 3 Students Last Day of School

June 4 Staff Breakfast/Program 8:00 a.m.

June 4 Teacher Workshop

The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

Karla A. Heigl, Clerk, ISD #424


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