Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, July 18, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
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 18, 2011 in the school Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following Board Members were present: Robert Carlson, Karla Heigl, Matthew Klitzke, Gregg Machemehl, Joseph Miller, and Rawelin Radtke. Administration present: Mike McNulty and Pam Lukens. Approximately seven guests were present, as well as a representative from the Herald-Journal Newspaper.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Joseph Miller.
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve revised consent agenda, Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 6/13/11, and Special Board Meeting Minutes of 6/29/11, and to pay bills in the amount of $80,046.17 (June 30), $127,180.05 and Student Activity for $3,423.66. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Good News:
Thank you to Dave Klitzke and Merlin Matthews for voluntarily seeding the lot south of the school at no charge.
Administrative Reports:
Current Elementary Class Numbers: K-35, K+-13, 1st-29, 2nd-28, 3rd-34, 4th-24, 5th-27.
CPI Crisis Plan distributed. Training will occur in August for core set of teachers on the CPI Process.
Summer school started July 18. Carolyn Maas and Jan Smith are the teachers. Jill Fiecke is also helping.
Kim Good will be the AMERIcorps volunteer this year.
Reports to the State are up-to-date.
Representatives from Marsden gave facilities update. They are ahead of schedule and things are going well. Located a number of new garbage cans, towel and soap dispensers, and a new vacuum cleaner in the school, which will be utilized. Marsden plans to have staff available to meet parents and serve hot dogs at the Open House.
School Board Reports
Budget/Finance Committee - met before June school board meeting. Auditors will be arriving in August.
Certified Negotiations – Meeting with teacher reps will be set after August 10, 2011.
Policy Committee – Met before today’s Board meeting.
District student count as of 6/8/11 for K-12 is 394.
Second reading to approve Restrictive Procedures #532 policy for school board.
Continued discussion on working with ESG with the Lester Prairie Schools relating to upgrades to the school. Everything has been submitted to the State on the proposed project. Mr. Carlson explained we are still waiting to hear on the security grant that was submitted.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve the hiring of Jocelyn Buckentin as Social Studies Teacher. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the following contracts.
Summer School Teachers: Carolyn Maas, Jan Smith
Assistant Football Coaches: Derek Zebell, Adam Birkholz
Football Cheerleading Coach: Jill Fiecke
Jr. High Volleyball Coaches: Kelly Elling, Kelsey Buchholtz
Head Football Coach: Joe Scoblic
Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Rawelin Radtke, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve the non-renewal of Pat Fogarty’s contract. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Matthew Klitzke, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the hiring of Cathy Houg at .68 Elementary teaching. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve School Health Agreement with McLeod County Services. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
The Board discussed Painting of Walls for 2011-12.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve painting of the walls. Prior to painting over the murals, all murals must be photographed for permanent preservation. The photographs will be displayed in the school in a manner where the artist names are clearly visible. Voting was 5 for and 1 against.
Mr. McNulty explained that food and milk prices have been rising and expressed a need to increase lunch prices.
Motion by Rawelin Radtke, seconded by Joseph Miller, to increase lunch prices by $0.10, and seconds by $0.50. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve garbage/trash removal bid from Waste Management. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve bid for bread from Pan-O-Gold. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve bid for milk from Kemps. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
No bids for fuel were received. District will purchase fuel as needed.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve Health & Safety (Attachment 10) Program Revenue Application for the MDE. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Members of the audience addressed the Board concerning bus transportation for young elementary students from day care facilities within the City limits. The Board discussed the matter and instructed Mr. McNulty to work with the bus company for a solution to the problem. Mr. McNulty will report back to the Board at the August meeting.
Motion by Rawelin Radtke, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to allow Jeff Hoernemann to remove the fencing down at the playground, with the understanding he will fill all holes with adequate fill materials. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Agenda Items for the next Board regular meeting:
1. Dean of Students
2. Bus Transportation
3. Policy Updates
Meeting was adjourned at 7:34 P.M.
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 15, 2011.

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