Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, May 21, 2012, 6:30 pm
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, May 21, 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. Administration present: Mike McNulty and Pamela Lukens. Approximately 11 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 Robert Carlson, to approve the Consent Agenda as modified, Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 4/16/12 and to pay bills in the amount of $180,933.64 & Student Activity for $2,599.60. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Good News
Senior Salute 2012 – Garrett Schultz and Sally Krull, KDUZ radio interviews. Awards Ceremony May 30.
April Students of the Month: Congratulations to Krista Lange and Michael Harder for being chosen Students of the Month.
Mr. Scoblic and Mr. Weber are going to Keystone in Colorado for training. Thanks to 3M.
Thank you to all staff and parent volunteers who helped to make this year’s prom a huge success. Special thanks to the custodial staff for doing such a great job helping with Prom. Also, thank you to the students for being so respectful and well-behaved.
Mock Crash was held May 18th and went very well.
Administrative Reports
Mrs. Lukens presented the Kindergarten–3rd Grade Literacy Plan.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve the K-3 Literacy Plan as presented. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Mrs. Lukens distributed information relating to the MCA Math scores.
Staff appreciation breakfast sponsored by LPPEA is scheduled for Thursday, May 31st.
Facilities Report was review by the Board.
Mr. McNulty reported the required Notice to Public on the No Child Left Behind Waiver has been posted on the school’s website.
Mr. Bjork presented information relating to the new Archery program which was implemented this year during the enrichment class. He also presented information relating to the new Trap Shooting Team. He explained that they received well over $1,600 in donations and received a matching grant for $1,600 from the MN DNR for equipment. He currently has one individual who has been assisting him as a volunteer. The season has gone really well. He plans to offer the Trap Shooting Program to Holy Trinity students next year. He anticipates at least 30-35 participants next year, which will require more parent volunteers.
Tech/Media update. Joseph Miller attended Little Crow Media Conference on May 2nd. Discussed virtual servers.
Non-Certified Committee to meet after Board Meeting to discuss open items.
Superintendent Evaluations by Board Members to be completed by May 31st. Administrative Committee to meet on June 6th to review contracts for Mr. McNulty, Alice Daak, Kelly Elling and Betty Williams.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve non-resident agreement at presented. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Mr. McNulty presented the Board with the two-year K-12 principal contract for Jeremy Schmidt beginning July 1, 2012.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve K-12 Principal contract as presented. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Mr. McNulty presented agreement for rental and use of City property for school functions with the City of Lester Prairie for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. Increase of $143.00 the first year and $145.00 the second year.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the Agreement with the City of Lester Prairie for $3,600 (2012-2013) and $3,745 (2013-2014). Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
LPPEA members Darlene Schmidt and Amy Meyer addressed the Board to discuss needed improvements to the Media Center. The Board directed Mr. McNulty to work with LPPEA on future improvements needed, and to bring recommendations to the Board.
Discussed contract with 4.0 (Prairie Bus Service).
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve nine-year contract with 4.0 (Prairie Bus). Voting was 4 for and 1 against.
Joseph Scoblic presented proposed expansion of the weightroom training facility. Mr. Scoblic explained the need to expand the facility due to the large number of students participating in the Zero Hour Training Class. In addition, Mr. Neubarth and Mr. Weber would like to utilize the facilities for their Phy Ed classes beginning next school year.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Joseph Miller, to move forward on expansion of the Weightroom Training Facility as presented. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve Birkholz Concrete, Inc. to provide concrete, rebar, formwork, and all labor for expansion to the weightroom training facility, to include addition of granite aggregate sidewalk, in the amount of $3,400.00. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve Prairie Electric Company, to provide electrical requirements to the weightroom training facility in the amount of $4,600.00. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve RAM Buildings, Inc. for the post frame addition to the weightroom training facility in the amount of $15,132.00. Voting was 4 for, 1 abstained, and 0 against.
Mr. McNulty presented information relating to the Teaching and Learning contract with SW/WC.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve one-year Teaching and Learning contract in the amount of $3,850.00 with SW/WC. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Presentation by The Garland Company on immediate and long-term roofing needs.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Karla Heigl, to move forward on plans for The Garland Company, Inc. to work with Energy Services Group on plans for required short-term and long-term roofing improvements. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Mr. McNulty will check with the City of Lester Prairie on utilizing the City Hall for the June, July and August Board Meetings. If the City Hall is not available, Mr. McNulty to check with Bergen Township on using their facilities.
Agenda items for the next Board Meeting (June 18, 2012): Roofing project updates; administrative contracts; non-certified contract.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal June 18, 2012.

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