Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, November 21, 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, November 21, 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, and Joseph Miller. Rawelin Radtke entered the meeting later. Administration present: Mike McNulty and Pam Lukens. Approximately 16 guests were present, as well as a representative from the Herald-Journal Newspaper.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve revised consent agenda, Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 10/17/11, Special Board Meeting Minutes of 11/14/11, and to pay bills in the amount of $172,567.05 and Student Activity for $1,463.44. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Mrs. Lukens presented information on AYP status and MCA Test Results. One area where we did not meet AYP was in Math -Special Education. All other areas did meet AYP. District Goals for 2011-2012: (1) Raise MCA Math scores in all groups to meet or exceed state average; (2) Raise MCA Science scores to meet or exceed state average; and (3) To establish a baseline and implement PBIS throughout the District to improve climate and increase academic achievement.
Mr. Johnson congratulated the Cross Country Team on their first Conference Championship. Congratulations to Brandon Duffy on his participation in the State Cross Country meet. Congratulations to the Football Team on their participation in the State Tournament. Winter sports have begun. Knowledge Bowl and One Act Play are also underway. Elementary concert December 8 at 7:00 p.m. and High School concert December 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Facilities Update submitted by Dave Uecker: 25 work orders completed since last Board Meeting; remainder of SmartBoards have been installed; new door installed in Bulldog Central; new window installed in room 252; evaluating facility use and staffing hours; Saturday and Sunday building checks taking place; dumpster in place at northeast side of parking lot to dispose of old desks, chairs, and any other items we no longer need; awaiting delivery of new broom for John Deere tractor for removing snow; football field is all torn down and waiting to hear where bleachers will be moved.
Tech/Media Committee met on November 16 to develop Bridge Plan. Discussed electrical updates needed throughout the building.
Legislative/MSBA – Mr. Miller encourage Board Members to attend MSBA Conference in January. Legislative Special Session did not occur, possibly after the first of the year.
Budget/Finance Committee – Final Audit to be presented at the December School Board Meeting.
Negotiations Committee – Second meeting held November 21stt with the Certified Staff. Negotiations continuing. Next meeting scheduled for December 7.
Next meet and confer will take place after Thanksgiving break.
Board reviewed proposed changes to Student Handbook relating to Graduation Requirements.
Motion by Rawelin Radtke, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve graduation handbook policy. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
District student count as of 11/16/11 for K-12 is 403. An additional five students will be starting November 28.
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve the following contracts:
Tabitha Kubista, Homework Help Supervisor
Trent Grams, Asst. Boy’s Bball Coach
Mike Kegler, 8th grade Boy’s Bball Coach
Marv Ebensperger, 9th grade Boy’s Bball Coach
Dean Neumann, Head Boy’s Bball Coach
Jarret Roloff, Jr.High Girl’s Bball Coach
Dave Marquardt, 7th grade Boy’s Bball Coach
Jenni Sebora, Knowledge Bowl Supervisor
Mr. Johnson requested the Board consider hiring another Jr. High Girl’s Basketball Coach due to the number of participants.
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve the hiring of Jr. High Girl’s Basketball Coach. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Mr. Bjork presented detailed proposal to form a high school Trap Shooting team. The Board discussed the proposal. All practices and events would take place at the Lester Prairie Sportsman Club.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve a Trap Shooting team at LP. Voting was 5 for and 1 against.
Engineering Services Group presented two options on facilities improvements. There was discussion on the proposals.
Members of the public did address the Board with comments and concerns regarding facilities improvements.
Board Members agreed unanimously to move forward on Option #2 as presented.
Chairperson Carlson introduced Resolution Authorizing the Submission of a Review and Comment to the Commissioner of MDE.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve Resolution Authorizing the Submission of a Review and Comment to the Commissioner of MDE. Roll Call Vote: Joseph Miller-Yes; Gregg Machemehl-Yes; Matthew Klitzke-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Yes; Karla Heigl-Yes. None voted against. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Chairperson Carlson gave Public Notice of Intent to Award a Guaranteed Energy Saving Contact to Energy Services Group for energy conservation and facility improvements in the District’s facilities.
Chairperson Carlson introduced Resolution Approving and Authorizing the Execution of a Professional Services Agreement.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve execution of Professional Service Agreement with Energy Services Group. Roll Call Vote: Joseph Miller-Yes; Gregg Machemehl-Yes; Matthew Klitzke-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Yes; Karla Heigl-Yes. None voted against. Motion passed 6 to 0.
Discussion on reading for December meeting – Catching Up or Leading the Way.
Agenda Items for the next Board regular meeting (December 12, 2011):
1. Discussion on Catching UP or Leading the Way
2. Budget Presentation
3. Truth In Taxation
4. Facilities Updates
Meeting was adjourned at 8:42 P.M.
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 12, 2011.

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