Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, July 16, 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, July 16, 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, and Rawelin Radtke. Joseph Miller was absent. Administration present: Mike McNulty and Jeremy Schmidt. Ivan Raconteur from the Herald Journal Newspaper was also present. No other guests were in attendance.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the Consent Agenda as modified, Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 6/18/12 and Special Board Meeting Minutes of 6/13/12, and to pay bills in the amount of $34,802.03 (June 29, 2012); $142,515.98 (July 16, 2012); project bills of $135,407.95 and additional project bills of $340,966.19; and Student Activity for 2,836.50. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Good News
Congratulations from MDE Commission Brenda Cassellius on Lester Prairie Elementary’s designation as a Reward School. This designation reflects the gains the school has made in proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction and graduation rates.
Volunteer painting of the school is going well.
Administrative Reports
Mr. Schmidt reported that Joe Kley was hired for the 4th grade teaching position. Joe will also help with coaching throughout the year. Will be interviewing for openings in Spanish and M.S. English this week. Summer School for elementary will start this week. Jan Smith and Jane Roth will be the teachers.
Mr. McNulty gave an update on the facilities upgrades. Mr. McNulty explained that the $800,000 that will be spent on additional asbestos removal and roof and other repairs is money that was in the original amount approved by the Minnesota Department of Education for the facilities upgrades. This money was available due to the bids coming in under budget. It is not additional funds. The construction project is currently on schedule.
Personnel Issues
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the hiring of Joe Kley for elementary teaching position. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Letter of Resignation was received by Jarret Roloff – Spanish teacher.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve the resignation of Jarret Roloff. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Mr. McNulty presented the Board with the Non-Certified Contract for 2012-2014.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the Non-Certified Contract for 2012-2014. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve the Head Start Agreement with Glencoe Family Service Center. Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Bids for bread, milk, and propane were reviewed. There was discussion on the bid for propane. Glencoe Co-op submitted bid at $1.05/gallon, Hutchinson Coop submitted bid at $1.09/gallon (difference of $64.00). Mr. Machemehl made recommendation to award bid to Hutchinson Co-op due to the fact they pay taxes in the District.
Motion by Bob Carslon, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve bids as follows:
Bread – Pan-O-Gold
Milk – Kemps
Propane – Hutchinson Coop
Voting was 4 for and 1 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve change in lunch prices as follows:
Elementary from $1.85 to $1.95
Secondary from $2.35 to $2.45
Voting was 5 for and 0 against.
Agenda items for the next meeting:
1. Policy Committee Meeting
2. Jr. High Sports Contracts
3. Fall Board Retreat
4. Facilities Walk-Thru and Update
Meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 20, 2012.

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