Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, November 8, 2010 at 7:00pm
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, November 8, 2010 in the school Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following Board members were present: Fred Blaser, Karla Heigl, Joseph Miller, Rawelin Radtke, and Chester Hoernemann. Robert Carlson arrived later during the meeting. Administration present was Mike McNulty and Pam Lukens. A representative from the Herald-Journal newspaper, Joel Stencel of Eide Bailly, and as well as sixteen guests were present.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chester Hoernemann.
Motion by Chester Hoernemann, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the consent agenda, Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 10/18/10 and payment of bills in the amount of $3,280.93 and Student Activity of $94,966.45. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Mr. McNulty acknowledged receipt of two letters addressed to the Board Members regarding the LP/HT Sports Pairing.
Good News: Vehicle Purchase complete. Lester Prairie Lions Club once again has donated Dictionaries to the third grade class. Thank you to the Lions Club for their continued support.
Open Dialogue: Two parents expressed concerns to the Board relating to the length of bus rides for their students. Mr. McNulty has been in discussion with the bus company representatives regarding this issue. Mr. McNulty was instructed by the Board to review potential costs associated with changing bus routes. He will report his findings back to the Board at the next meeting.
Mrs. Lukens reported Conference participation for the Elementary students was 93.1%.
Following upcoming Events:
November 11 Veterans Day Program 10:00 AM
November 16 NED Program for Elementary
November 17 Two Hour Late Start-Reading Strategies across Curriculum
November 25-26 Thanksgiving Break
December 3 Christmas Store
December 6-17 NWEA Testing
December 9 HS Concert 7:30 PM
December 16 Elementary Concert 7:00 PM
December 22 Early Release 11:30 AM
Mr. Johnson reported fall sports are completed and banquets are planned. Winter Sports meeting scheduled for November 9th at 6:00 PM. Sign up has been posted for Winter play to be held some time in February.
Don Ahlbrect gave a report on facilities. Changed filters on air handling unit; fencing taken down; bleachers moved back from football field; Mrs. Luken’s office carpet has been replaced; Honeywell annual check of boiler went well; old ballasts removed and replaced with new.
LPAC meeting has been moved to November 22nd.
Chester Hoernemann presented information to Mr. McNulty for an American Legion Scholarship program.
Facilities Improvement Committee to meet with TSP Architects November 9th.
Final discussion and action to approve Policy Implementation policy (#208) for the Lester Prairie Schools. Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Chester Hoernemann to approve Policy Implementation policy (#208). Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Final discussion and action to approve Lester Prairie Schools policy on Employee Use of Social Media (#470). Motion by Fred Blaser, seconded by Robert Carlson to approve Employee Use of Social Media policy (#470) with revisions as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Final discussion and action to approve bus policy (#707) for the Lester Prairie School District #424. Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve bus policy (#707) for LP School District #424. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Action to approve the revision and adoption of mandatory school board policies.
Policy; Title
a.; Equal Educational Opportunity
214; Out-of-state Travel by School Board Members
401; Equal Employment Opportunity
402; Diability Nondiscrimination Policy
406; Public & Private Personnel Data and Form
410; Family & Medical Leave Policy
412; Expense Reimbursement
413; Harassment & Violence – Form also
417; Chemical Use & Abuse
418; Drug-Free; Workplace, School and
Acknowledgement of
419; Tobacco-Free Environment
501; School Weapons Policy
502; Search of Student Lockers, Desks, Personal Possessions, and Student’s Person
506; Student Discipline & Notice of Suspension
514; Bullying Prohibition Policy
515; Protection and Privacy of Pupil Records & Public Notice and Juvenile System Request for Info
516; Student Medication
521; Student Disability Nondiscrimination
522; Student Sex Nondiscrimination (Title IX) & Unlawful Sex Discrimination Towards a Student Report Form
523; Internet Acceptable Use & Safety Policy and Internet Use Agreement-Student/Employee Form
526; Hazing Prohibition
531; The Pledge of Allegiance
532; Use of Peace Officers and Crisis Teams to Remove Students with IEPs from School Grounds
533; Wellness
601; School District Curriculum & Instruction Goals
709; Student Transportation Safety Policy & Notification Forms
806; Crisis Management Policy
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve revision of adopted policies. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
First reading of mandatory policies for school boards.
603; Curriculum Development
612; Development of Parental Involvement Policies for Title 1 Programs
616; School District System Accountability
Discussed possible action to approve moving the ESL/ELL/Spanish position to full-time, which would add 1 hour and 40 minutes to serving the ESL/ELL students. Mr. McNulty distributed a report by Mrs. Norman outlining the testing she has completed as it relates to language proficiency levels. The Board discussed the need for improvement. Motion by Fred Blaser, seconded by Karla
Heigl, to approve ESL/ELL/Spanish as full-time. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
The Board opened the Bids received for Facilities Management Services. Two Bids were received – Dashir Management Services and Marsden Services. Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Robert Carlson, to set date of December 6th at 6:30 pm for the Board to review the Bids. Voting was 6 for and 0 against. Fred Blaser later expressed that he would be unable to attend the meeting on December 6th. Motion by Fred Blaser, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to move the date to review bids to December 8th at 6:30 pm. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Action to approve contracts:
Extracurricular:
Marv Ebensperger; 9th gr. Boys Bball
Cathy Houg; Science Fair Coord.
Certified
Christine Mattson; Counselor
Motion by Fred Blaser, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve the contracts as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Mr. Joel Stencel of Eide Bailly presented 2009-2010 Audit. Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the 2009-2010 audit. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Discussed action to approve City of Lester Prairie and Litzau Excavating for snow removal for 2010-11 school year. Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve snow removal contract. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Board Member, Fred Blaser, introduced the Resolution Canvassing Returns of Votes of School District General Election held November 2, 2010.
Voting was as follows:
Robert “Bob” Carlson; 675
Matthew Klitzke; 630
Gregg Machemehl; 603
Chester Hoernemann; 360
Fred Blaser; 314
Total Votes Cast; 937
Candidates Robert “Bob” Carlson, Matthew Klitzke, and Gregg Machemehl, having received the highest number of votes, are elected to four-year terms beginning the first Monday in January, 2011.
Motion by Fred Blaser, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve canvassing of school board election of November 2, 2010.
Roll Call vote was taken: Joseph Miller-Yes; Chester Hoernemann-Yes; Fred Blaser-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Yes; Karla Heigl-Yes.
Board Member, Fred Blaser, introduced Resolution Authorizing Issuance of Certificates of Election and Directing School District Clerk to Perform Other Election Related Duties. Motion by Fred Blaser, seconded by Chester Hoernemann, to approve Resolution as presented. Roll Call vote was taken: Karla Heigl-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Fred Blaser-Yes; Chester Hoernemann-Yes; Joseph Miller-Yes.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve Collaboration Agreement between Heartland Community Action Agency Head Start and LP Community Education-School Readiness. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Board discussed LP/HT pairing agreement. Minor modifications to be made and Agreement to be forwarded to Holy Trinity by November 10th. Mr. McNulty will request Holy Trinity to respond to proposed Agreement no later than November 24th.
Mr. McNulty explained that we are currently working with other area schools on a Life Skills Grant.
Discussed bullying. Board Members expressed they are satisfied with how the staff has handled bullying.
Mr. McNulty explained that Glencoe Regional Health Services has offered the Old Clinic Building to the school for a cost of $1.00. The Board Members discussed possible use of the building. The Facilities Committee to review with the Administration. The Board will also discuss at the December 8th Facilities Management Services meeting.
Discussed moving December 20th Board meeting to December 13th. Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Fred Blaser, to move the meeting from December 20, 2010 to December 13, 2010. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Agenda Items for the next Board regular meeting: (December 20, 2010);
Revised Budget
MSBA Leadership Conference
TNT Hearing
Reorganization of the board date and info
UPCOMING DATES:
A. November 9; Explore Test
B. November 17; Safety Training at City Hall
C. December 2; Regional Planning Mtg. - Willmar
C. December 20; School Board Meeting (change)?
Meeting was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk, ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 27, 2010.

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