Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATIONMonday, February 27, 20126:30 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, February 27, 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, and Joseph Miller. Rawelin Radtke was absent. Adminstration present: Mike McNulty and Pamela Lukens. Approximately 7 guests were present, as well as a representative from the Herald Journal Newspaper. Representatives were present from Marsden and Springsted.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Robert Carlson, to approve the Consent Agenda as presented, Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 1/9/12 and Special Board Meeting Minutes of 1/23/12, and to pay bills in the amount of $174,350.68 & Student Activity for $1,761.99. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Good News
Bulldog Bash is scheduled for March 31st. Please remember to buy your tickets and submit any auction donations.
Mr. Carlson is working on a Community Crime Prevention Grant through the Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety.
Congratulations to Katy McBee for advancement to the National Geography Bee.
AmeriCorp Grant has been approved.
Administrative Reports
Mrs. Lukens reported 6th grade students took field test for MCA math on February 22. New MCA testing schedule will allow for testing three times. SWIS data system for PBIS training will be on March 2nd. Discussed Minnesota waiver to NCLB. PAC is sponsoring Roxanne and Michael Simond Residency working with 7th and 8th grade students on totems. Two teams and one individual invited to the State Future Problem Solvers Bowl on March 31 in Roseville. Next Community Education Advisory Board meeting will be March 13. Thank you to the Lester Prairie Parents for Education teams that cleaned the library. Old books will be sold and new books will be added to the library. Looking for volunteers to catalog new books.
Mr. Johnson reported basketball playoffs begin next week. Two junior high softball coaching positions are still open. There are three volleyball coaching positions open. Have received two applications. Mr. Grams and Mr. Johnson requested the addition of a coach for a c-squad for the boys’ baseball team. They explained that there are approximately 33 boys signed up to play in grades 9-12 and expressed concern over playing time, as well as safety issues with that many players.
Motion by Gregg Machemehl, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve the addition of a c-squad baseball coach. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Facilities Report and Survey by Marsden was given. Facilities staff has completed five repair orders and 12 work orders since the last meeting. Overall, very positive feed back in the survey. Marsden will donate $1,000 towards a 2012 scholarship.
Advertisement for bids on school improvements were posted today. Upcoming dates:
March 9 – 9:00 a.m. – Mandatory pre-bid asbestos meeting and walk thru at school.
March 12 – 3:30 p.m. – Mandatory pre-bid project meeting and walk thru at school.
March 20 – 2 p.m. – All bids for major project due at the LP office will be read publicly in office.
March 27 – Regular Board Meeting with discussion and decisions on project bids.
Tech/Media Committee. Discussed bandwidth requirements, college course credits thru ITV programs, schools sharing resources.
Legislative/MSBA Committee. Discussed teacher tenure bill which passed House and Senate, which Governor said he would veto.
Certified negotiations. All terms and conditions have been agreed upon. Completing language details.
Scholarship Committee. 14 scholarships totaling $15,000 will be given to 2012 graduates. Application process is beginning.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve Seniority List as presented. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Robert Carlson, to approve renewal of Policies 201, 202, 204, 209, 400.1, 404, 407, 418.1, 420, 440, 500.1, 500.2, 519, 524, 531, 532, 606, 610, 800.1. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve calendar for 2012-13 as presented. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
First reading of new policy: Policy 715 Administration and Use of District Vehicles.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve the following contracts:
Trent Grams; Varsity Baseball
Marc Kohler; JV Baseball
William Neubarth; Jr. High Baseball
Ryan James; Jr. High Baseball
Gene Starke; Varsity Softball
Kelly Elling; JV Softball
Rob Weber; Head Track Coach
Wes Kapping; Asst. Track Coach
Joe Scoblic; Dean of Students
Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Patty Heminover from Springsted presented information relating to the Bond Sale for the General Obligation Alternative and Capital Facilities Bonds. There were a total of six bidders. The bid was awarded to BOSC, Inc.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the Resolution authorizing issuance, awarding the sale, prescribing the form and details and providing for the payment of $4,275,00 General Obligation Alternative and Capital Facilities Bonds, Series 2012A.
Roll Call Vote: Joseph Miller-Yes; Matthew Klitzke-Yes; Gregg Machemhel-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Karla Heigl-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Absent. Voting 5 for and 1 absent.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve Resolution authorizing Administration to make recommendations for reductions in programs and positions.
Roll Call Vote: Joseph Miller-Yes; Matthew Klitzke-Yes; Gregg Machemhel-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Karla Heigl-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Absent. Voting 5 for and 1 absent.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve seeking lawn care quotes. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Discussion on All Day/Every Day Kindergarten option for 2012-13 in addition to Half Day/Every Day.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Robert Carlson, to approve All Day/Every Day Kindergarten option in addition to Half Day/Every Day Kindergarten beginning 2012-2013.
Roll Call Vote: Joseph Miller-No; Matthew Klitzke-No; Gregg Machemhel-Yes; Robert Carlson-Yes; Karla Heigl-Yes; Rawelin Radtke-Absent. Voting 3 for, 2 against and 1 absent.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve Senior Class Trip Agenda as presented. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve NAIER membership. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Discussion relating to 3-8 grade math MCA testing remediation requirement and transportation.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve MCA Math Testing Remediation requirement and transporation as presented. Voting as 5 for and 0 against.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Joseph Miller, to move March 19 Board meeting to March 27. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Karla Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal March 19, 2012.

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