Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Lester Prairie City Hall
A Regular meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Lester Prairie City Hall.
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Gregg Machemehl, Karla Heigl, Matthew Klitzke, Robert Carlson, Joseph Miller and Rawelin Radtke. Administration present: Mike McNulty, Pamela Lukens and Jeremy Schmidt. Guests present included Alice Daak (Business Manager), Michael Pfeninger (ESG), Brad Lundquist (Fire Marshall) and Ivan Raconteur from the Herald Journal Newspaper.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Rawelin Radtke, seconded by Robert Carlson, to approve the Consent Agenda as modified, Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 5/21/12 and to pay bills in the amount of $94,581.66, Student Activity for $373.71 and ventilation project bills for $174,285.91. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Good News
Graduation went very well. Many people commented that they would like to see the portable stage used for future graduations.
Painting of school is on schedule and going well.
Administrative Report
Mrs. Lukens reported LP Elementary was named a Reward School for this year, placing us in the top 15% of the state. The High School was also in the top 15%.
6th grade Future Problem Solvers attended the International Competition in Bloomington, IN, June 6-10th and did very well.
Moving day at the school went very well. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff members who stayed to help.
Still need volunteers to help pack up the library. Everything must be removed from the library no later than July 1st.
Interview process for the 4th grade elementary teaching position has begun. Still in need of an AMERIcorps reading volunteer for next year. Please contact Mrs. Lukens if interested.
Thank you to Kelli Machemehl for all her coordination with the painting crew and all volunteers who have helped.
Facilities Report
Report submitted by David Uecker. Will be completing work orders submitted by teachers for end of year. Returned plastic wrap tool and extra plastic to Poly Foam. A thank you from the school to Poly Foam would be appropriate. Thank you to RAM for bringing pallets and their pallet jack. Thank you to Kelly Kraemer for getting pallets and to Plato Woodworking for the pallets. Just a few more things to move or mount from the move and then we will be in a holding pattern for the summer deep cleaning. We will be working on the bleacher fencing this week. Abatement should finish this week and be back for the next phase in the beginning of July. Trying to keep up with construction dust. Will keep Mr. McNulty informed of work schedules and any changes.
School Board Reports
Non-Certified Negotiations. Offer has been submitted. Finalizing all contract language.
Administrative Contracts are complete.
Meet and Confer discussed move and construction process.
Fourteen scholarships were distributed at Graduation. Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients.
Policy Administration
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the Health & Safety Policy #807 as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Personnel Issues
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve the resignation of Kelsey Buchholtz. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve Lane Change Request for Kali Pelham. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the following contracts:
Jill Fiecke Summer School Para
Jane Roth Summer School Teacher
Jan Smith Summer School Teacher
Joe Scoblic Head Football Coach
Derek Zebell Asst. Football Coach
Kelly Elling Jr. High Volleyball Coach
Jill Fiecke Football Cheerleading
Coach
Adam Birkholz Asst. Football Coach
Ana Guentzel Asst. Volleyball Coach
Jeremy Schmidt K-12 Principal
(added change to Appendix A)
Alice Daak Business Manager
Kelly Elling Payroll/Receivables
Mike McNulty Superintendent
Betty Williams Kitchen Supervisor
Bill Tschida Varsity Volleyball Coach
Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve accepting bids for Milk, Propane (back up), Bread and Garbage. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve June 30, 2012 check run. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Mr. McNulty presented the preliminary budget for 2012-13.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemhel, to approve preliminary budget for 2012-13 as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Resolution to Approve Minnesota Tax and Anticipation Borrowing for fiscal year 2013 was presented to the Board.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Robert Carlson, to approve the Resolution for Adoption by the Lester Prairie Board of Education authorizing the issuance of the District’s Aid Anticipation Certificate and the execution of the necessary documents.
Roll Call Vote was taken. Voting For: Joseph Miller, Matthew Klitzke, Gregg Machemehl, Robert Carlson, Rawelin Radtke, and Karla Heigl. Voting Against: None.
Resolution establishing dates for filing Affidavits of Candidacy for the Lester Prairie School Board was presented to the Board.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve establishing dates of July 31 - August 14, 2012, for filing Affidavits of Candidacy for the Lester Prairie School Board.
Roll Call Vote was taken. Voting For: Joseph Miller, Matthew Klitzke, Gregg Machemehl, Robert Carlson, Rawelin Radtke, and Karla Heigl. Voting Against: None.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve Head Start Interagency Contract between Lester Prairie Schools and Glencoe Family Service Center for 2012-13. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Brad Lundquist, Fire Marshall, presented information to the Board relating to the benefits of including a sprinkler system with the facilities upgrades. Mr. Lundquist also explained that they would be willing to allow the sprinkler system to be installed over a three-year period. The Board discussed the impact to the project and increased costs associated with a sprinkler system versus the separation process. Michael Pfeninger (ESG) explained that a $20,000 refund would be received to make the change from the separation process versus the sprinkler system. Mr. Pfeninger also explained that there would not be an impact to the overall schedule of the project by making the change to a sprinkler system.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to proceed with a sprinkler system instead of the separation system, to include investigation of current water supply and pressure requirements, at a cost not to exceed $150,000. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m.
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal July 16, 2012

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