Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Monday, July 19, 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, July 19, 2010 in the school Media Center.

Roll Call was taken and the following board members were present: Robert Carlson, Karla Heigl, Chester Hoernemann, Joseph Miller and Rawelin Radtke. Fred Blaser was absent. Administration present was Mike McNulty and Pam Lukens. There were approximately seven guests in attendance, as well as Ivan Raconteur from the Herald-Journal newspaper.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chester Hoernemann.

Motion by Robert Carlson and seconded by Rawelin Radtke to approve the Consent Agenda for this meeting as modified; to approve the modified minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 6/14/10 and to pay bills in the amount of $144,748.45 and Student Activity for $3,581.40. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Good News Section:

1. Mr. McNulty distributed highlights from the MCA test results. Some of the highlights included:

Grade 3 - +16% - Reading

Grade 3 - +11% - Math

Grade 5 - +15% - Math

Grade 6 - +8% - Math

Elementary had a 75.19% proficiency in math (state proficiency was 65.89%).

Grade 7 - +15% - Math

Grade 7 - +19% - Math

Grade 8 - +4% - Reading

Grade 10 - +4% - Reading

Grade 11 - +15% - Math

The District did not meet AYP in the free and reduced area. We do have programs in place to continue to improve these testing scores.

2. The District received a $1,900 grant for Mathematics from 3M.

3. Thank you to Adam Birkholz for donating his time for open gym this past year.

4. Congratulations to the Prairie Days Committee for a very successful Central Park dedication ceremony.

5. August 11 and 12 volunteers will be painting the lower half of the gym. Thank you to Kelli Machemehl for organizing this event.

6. Thank you to Mrs. Lukens for her involvement with the events sponsored by LPAC over the Prairie Days events.

7. Thank you to Mr. McNulty, Karla Heigl and Jill Fiecke for their involvement in representing the school at the parade.

8. Kelli Machemehl wanted to thank Mr. Scoblic for all the work he and his students have done this year including building and installing the new display case in the lobby, as well as the Dollars for Scholars plaque display.

Open Dialogue

Don Albrecht gave Mr. McNulty current custodial job descriptions.

Administrative Reports

Mrs. Lukens reported on the current enrollment.

They served 97 for the community breakfast over Prairie Days weekend.

Mr. McNulty congratulated the staff on the testing improvements last year.

Mr. McNulty will be attending the MSBA Summer Seminars being held August 5 & 6.

Mr. McNulty reported that we are still in discussions with other area schools regarding a possible pairing agreement for Cross Country.

School Board Reports

Special Education – We are in need of an Early Childhood Special Education teacher for 1 day per week.

Community Ed – The new Community Ed Bulletin will be published the end of August.

Technology – Committee meeting as held. Acknowledged donations of approximately 50-60 computers to the school. Working on comprehensive report on technology status and needs for the school.

Old Business

Discussed Specs for Facilities Management bids. Board members to review Specs and give comments to Mr. McNulty.

Andy Heimerl, on behalf of the City of Lester Prairie, discussed the rental agreement between the school and the City for the use of the ball fields. Discussed areas that may need upgrades and the cost of those upgrades. Athletic Committee to meet with the City of Lester Prairie to discuss possible options.

LP/HT Pairing Agreement 2010-2011. The Agreement was reviewed by the Board. Discussions relating to revenues and game locations were discussed. Board agreed all revenues should be applied to expenses. Expenses to be split based on student participation.

Discussed bids for the demolition of the Pruden House which was donated to the school. Motion by Joseph Miller and seconded by Robert Carlson to approve Litzau Excavating in the amount of $11,210 for the demolition of the house and garage. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Motion by Joseph Miller and second by Karla Heigl to approve contracts for Alice Daak, Kelly Elling and Jill Fiecke. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

School Finances

Motion by Rawelin Radtke and seconded by Robert Carlson to approve the following summer work: Gym Curtain Divider to be installed by Haldeman-Homme, Inc.($11,339); Technical Networking ($14,871); Computers for Lab ($33,100); Library Bar-Code Reader ($150). Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Discussions relating to locker and plexi-board removal by handicap ramp access across from the Art room.

Mrs. Lukens presented information relating to the PACT 4 program. This program provides opportunities to McLeod County families to access systems and programs that promote healthy communities. Motion by Robert Carlson and seconded by Rawelin Radtke to approve PACT 4 Agreement at $1.25/student. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Discussed survey of students. Board was encouraged to review results.

Motion by Chester Hoernemann and seconded by Karla Heigl to approve SW/WC extended year contracts. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Motion by Robert Carlson and seconded by Joseph Miller to approve Lunch Prices for 2010-2011. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Motion by Robert Carlson and seconded by Rawelin Radtke to approve garage/trash removal bid for 2010-2011. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Motion by Joseph Miller and seconded by Robert Carlson to approve bread bid for 2010-2011. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Motion by Robert Carlson and seconded by Joseph Miller to approve milk bid for 2010-2011. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Motion by Rawelin Radtke and seconded by Karla Heigl to approve fuel bid for 2010-2011. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Motion by Robert Carlson and seconded by Rawelin Radtke to approve Health and Safety Program Application. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.

Agenda Items for the next meeting: LP/HT 2010-2011 Pairing Agreement; Cross Country; Facilities Management update; City Rental Agreement; Hallway upgrades.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Karla A. Heigl, Clerk, ISD #424


CLOSED MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACT & EVALUATION

Monday, July 19, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.

Media Center, Lester Prairie Public Schools

A special meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, July 19, 2010 in the school Media Center.

The following board members were present: Robert Carlson, Karla Heigl, Chester Hoernemann, Joseph Miller and Rawelin Radtke. Fred Blaser was absent. Administration present was Mike McNulty and Pam Lukens.

The Board had discussions relating to the administrative contracts and evaluations of the administrative staff.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Karla A. Heigl, Clerk, ISD #424


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