Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, January 9, 2012, 6:30pm
Media Center,
Lester Prairie Public Schools
A Reorganizational meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Wednesday, January 9, 2012 in the school Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Gregg Machemehl, Karla Heigl, Matthew Klitzke, Robert Carlson, Joseph Miller and Rawelin Radtke. Adminstration present: Mike McNulty. Approximately 7 guests were present, as well as a representative from the Herald Journal Newspaper.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the agenda as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Election of Officers
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to elect the following:
Chairperson, Robert Carlson
Vice Chairperson Joseph Miller
Clerk Karla Heigl
Treasurer Rawelin Radtke
Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
School Board Meetings
School Board meetings on third Monday of every month at 6:30pm to be held in the Media Center at the Lester Prairie School (unless noted).
February 6 (first Monday due to President’s Day & Sno-Fest)
March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve Board meeting schedule as presented for 2012. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
School Board Salaries for 2012
2011 pay:
0-3 hours at $40
4-6 hours at $90
> 6 hours at $140
Chairperson $15 extra per meeting chaired
Clerk $30 extra per meeting
Treasurer $15 extra per meeting
Negotiations chairs $10 extra per meeting
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve Board salaries as presented for 2012 at no increase from 2011. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Submitted items for 2012
a. Designate Depositories: The First Community Bank of Lester Prairie and the Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus as official depositories for district funds and to approve a resolution to give check signing authority for deposits to Treasurer Rawelin Radtke, Chairperson Robert Carlson, and Clerk Karla Heigl.
b. Designate Official Legal Publication: To use the Herald Journal as the official publication for District #424 for the 2012 calendar year.
c. Legal Services Provider: Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, P.A. as legal counsel.
d. Mileage Rate: Reimbursement rate of $.10 per mile less than the set federal rate for the year.
e. Annual delegation of authority designating Payroll Specialist Kelly Elling, Business Manager Alice Daak, and Superintendent Mike McNulty for Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT’s) on behalf of the Lester Prairie Schools.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve submitted items for 2012. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Board Committees
Spec. Ed. – Klitzke & Heigl
Community Ed. – Machemehl & Radtke
LPPE – Heigl & Radtke
Continuing Ed. – Machemehl & Radtke
Facilities/Maint. – Radtke, Machemehl, & Carlson
Tech/Media – Miller & Klitzke
Legislative/MSBA – Miller
Activities Committee – Heigl & Radtke
Budget/Finance – Radtke & Carlson
Bus/Transportation – Miller & Klitzke
Hot Lunch – Heigl & Carlson
Negotiations:
Certified – Miller, Carlson & Radtke
Non-Certified – Miller, Klitzke & Heigl
Administration – Carlson, Heigl & Machemehl
Meet & Confer – Carlson
Scholarship – Heigl
Policy – Miller & Carlson
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve Board committees as presented for 2012. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Reorganizational meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.
Karla Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 12, 2012.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, January 9, 2012, 6:35 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 Wednesday, January 9, 2012 in the school Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Gregg Machemehl, Karla Heigl, Matthew Klitzke, Robert Carlson, Joseph Miller and Rawelin Radtke. Adminstration present: Mike McNulty. Mrs. Lukens was absent. Approximately 7 guests were present, as well as a representative from the Herald Journal Newspaper.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, the minutes of the Truth in Taxation Meeting on 12/12/11 and Regular Board meeting on 12/12/11 and to pay bills in the amount of $248,566.83 & Student Activity for $8,546.40. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Open Dialogue
Amy Meyer addressed the Board to express her support of the Board’s decision to move forward with the proposed improvements to the facilities.
Administrative Reports
Mr. McNulty reported Title Audit went well. Application is in process. PBIS Committee was able to get all staff t-shirts with the new logo for Christmas. Staff picture and information will go to the paper January 18. Next free lunch will be January 25 at City Hall. Students will spend one hour working with the “Feed My Hungry Children” and then St. Peter will provide the free lunch.
Facilities Report. Facilities staff have completed 18 work order requests since December Board meeting. Fire Panel was replaced over Christmas break. Tractor had to be taken in to Midwest Machinery. Possible leak from head gasket. Gym floor was redone during Christmas break. Lite Electric replaced some ballast and bulbs in the gym, media center, FAS room and outside lights. They also replaced the timer for the bathroom exhaust by elementary computer lab.
Jocelyn Buckentin gave a presentation on her use of on-line systems in the classroom. She explained that the students can relate to and are very interested in the use of the Google and other on-line sites for learning. She also explained that she has shared these sites with other staff members who have also used this form of on-line teaching.
School Board Reports
Athletics/Activities Committee will be meeting with Holy Trinity. The next certified negotiations meeting is scheduled for January 18. Meet & Confer was held before Christmas break.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve MDE approval letter on Review and Comment. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Action to approve the renewal of policies was tabled and moved to February meeting.
Committee continuing to work on Dean of Students position.
List of donations was presented to the Board for FY 11-12. The Board thanked all members of the community for their continued support through generous monetary donations, as well as all the individuals who volunteer so much of their time to the school.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve school donations as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
The Board discussed the additional cost to fuse together bleachers.
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve additional $600.00 for the bleacher repairs. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Calendar for 2012-13. Staff will be reviewing Calendar options. Board to review Calendar at February meeting
Senior Class Trip discussion. Ms. Olson explained concerns relating to the cost of the senior class trips to New York. This year’s trip cost $1,700 per student. Mr. Bjork explained the average student fund raisers between $350 - $400. The Board discussed possible spending caps on future trips. Mr. McNulty and staff members will meet to discuss possible proposed changes to Policy 610, IID relating to Senior Class Trips. The Board will discuss at the February Board Meeting.
The next Budget Committee Meeting is scheduled for January 25 at 7:15 a.m. The next Policy Committee Meeting is scheduled for February 1 at 3:15 p.m.
Agenda Items for the next meeting:
A. Approve 2012-13 Calendar
B. Approve Seniority List
C. Policy Approvals
D. Class Trip
Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Karla Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 12, 2012.


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