Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION

Monday, August 16, 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, August 16, 2010 in the school Media Center.

Roll Call was taken and the following board members were present: Fred Blaser, Karla Heigl, Chester Hoernemann, Joseph Miller, Rawelin Radtke and Robert Carlson. 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, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the Consent Agenda for this meeting; to approve the minutes of Regular and Closed Board Meetings of July 19, 2010, and to pay bills in the amount of $534,458.54. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Good News Section:

Mr. McNulty distributed information relating to AYP. The District Improvement Team will continue to analyze information to continue to identify strengths and areas of concern.

Gym Painting. Thank you to the 22 volunteers who assisted by painting, providing materials or food to complete the gym and weight room painting projects. A special thank you to Kelli Machemehl for organizing this very successful volunteer project.

Administrative Reports:

Mrs. Lukens reported there are 220 elementary students enrolled.

The following positions are open: 6th Grade teacher, Special Ed Para, ECSE (.2). Interviews being conducted Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Community Ed has scheduled First Aid and CPR Training Class in September.

Mrs. Lukens requested Board approval to help cover cost of staff certification. Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve cost of First Aid/CPR Certification at $50/person for up to six staff members. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Thirty students (K-6th Grade) participated in a successful Summer School Program which was held July 26 – August 12.

Tentative Elementary Class lists will be posted August 23rd.

Mr. Johnson reported Fall sports have begun. There are approximately 55 football players and 35 volleyball players. Games have been dropped from the schedule due to other schools in the conference closing and not having enough players to field teams. Mr. Johnson is still working on trying to fill those games. LP/HT has entered into a Cooperative Sponsorship Agreement with Mayer Lutheran for Boys and Girls Cross Country. There are six athletes for LP/HT participating. Mr. Weber will be an assistant coach and will provide the transportation for the athletes.

School Board Reports:

Facilities walk-thru taking place after meeting.

Joseph Miller gave an update on Technology. There have been many improvements and upgrades to technology including two interactive boards, five interactive tablets, network server upgrades, new computers, software upgrades, Honeywell Instant Alert system, student records system, etc. We will continue to make necessary upgrades.

Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve non-residents agreements as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Mr. McNulty reported he is working on completing Bid Specifications for Facilities Management. Goal is it to get the Request for Bids out the first week of September.

The Board discussed the LP/HT Pairing Agreement. Mr. McNulty explained Holy Trinity has expressed concern regarding Item 5 of the agreement, which states “Teams will play as Bulldogs and the colors used will be maroon and gold. All new uniforms purchased will be maroon and gold with the Bulldog emblem. Every effort will be made to include LP/HT whenever possible on any literature, special apparel (i.e. championship t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.)”.

Motion by Chester Hoernemann, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve the LP/HT Pairing Agreement for 2010-2011 as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve the Cooperative Agreement with Mayer Lutheran in Cross Country for two years. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve bids for milk, bread and garbage removal. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Motion by Chester Hoernemann, seconded by Fred Blaser, to approve Summer Teacher contracts and Mrs. Lukens’ contract. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve block wall by handicap ramp at a cost of $1,000. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Discussed 2010-2011 Secondary Student Handbook revisions (weather announcements, schedule for progress reports). Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve 2010-2011 Secondary Student Handbook as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Discussed agreement with the City of Lester Prairie. Proposed 10% increase in fees per year for two year agreement. Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Robert Carlson, to approve agreement as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Discussed Summer 2010B MNTAAB. Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve MNTAAB. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve Special Ed Contract as revised. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.

Presentation was made by TSP Architects. TSP will draft new proposal for presentation at the next Board Meeting.

Agenda Items for the next meeting:

1. MCA Testing/AYP Status Updates

2. TSP Architects Proposal

The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

Karla A. Heigl, Clerk, ISD #424


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