Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:30 pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
A Regular meeting of the Board of Education of District 424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, Minnesota was held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the Lester Prairie School Media Center.
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Gregg Machemehl, Karla Heigl, Joseph Miller, Rawelin Radtke, Matthew Klitzke, and Robert Carlson. Administration present: Mike McNulty. Eight guests were present, as well as Ivan Raconteur from the Herald Journal Newspaper, and Deb Griffiths from Schools for Equity in Education (SEE).
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Matthew Klitzke.
Motion by Rawelin Radtke, seconded by Gregg Machemehl, to approve the Consent Agenda as modified, Regular Board Meeting Minutes of 10/15/12 and to pay bills in the amount of $158,949.29; Student Activity of $2,635.38 and project bills of $207,843.61. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Good News
Congratulations to Mrs. Helland and the band students on a great concert performance.
Administrative Reports
Mr. Schmidt – Principal’s Report: See Attachment A for Principal’s report.
Facilities Report – Meeting with ESG tomorrow to finalize punch list items. Mr. McNulty and Mr. Uecker have been receiving training on new control systems.
Food Service Report – Mr. McNulty reported Kitchen staff is very pleased with the renovations to the kitchen and cafeteria.
Mr. McNulty – Superintendent’s Report – Mr. McNulty reminded Board Members of the upcoming MSBA Leadership Conference in January. Any board member interested in attending should contact him. TIES Conference scheduled for some time early December.
School Board Reports
Community Ed – meeting scheduled for November 26 at 4:00pm.
Tech/Media – Still in need of approximately four SmartBoards. Scheduled upgrades in Media Center have been completed. Firewalls have been successfully installed. Future tech/media needs include replacement computers for elementary computer labs, library computer upgrades, work towards becoming a wireless location (approximately $40,000), mobile lab/I-Pads/laptop computers.
Activities Committee – Committee met on November 14th. Discussed fall season, as well as future coaching review procedures.
Budget/Finance Committee – Committee will meet in January after Special Election.
Negotiations Committee – Certified negotiations will begin after the first of the year.
District count as of 11/9/12 for K-12 is 416.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve the following contracts:
Mike Bjork Trapshooting Coach
David Klitzke Spelling Bee Coordinator, Geography Bee Coordinator
Jocelyn Buckentin One Act Play
Nicole Lange Jr. High Softball Coach,
7th Grade Girl’s Basketball Coach
Ross Scheevel 8th Grade Girl’s
Basketball Coach
Blaine Walstrom Jr. High Girl’s Basketball Coach
Kelly Elling JV Softball Coach
Dave Marquardt 7th Grade Boy’s Basketball Coach
Marv Ebensperger 9th Grade Boy’s Basketball Coach
Ryan James 7th Grade Boy’s Baseball Coach
Bill Neubarth 8th Grade Boy’s Baseball Coach
Wes Kapping Assistant Track Coach
Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve the following contract:
Ben Machemehl 9th Grade Boy’s Baseball Coach
Voting was 5 for and 0 against. Gregg Machemehl abstained.
The Board reviewed the 2012-2013 budget. Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Rawelin Radtke, to approve revised budget at presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Joseph Miller, to approve City of Lester Prairie and Litzau Excavating for snow removal for 2012-13 school year. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve the Resolution Canvassing of School Board Election held on November 6, 2012, as presented. Roll Call Vote: Joseph Miller-Yes, Matthew Klitzke-Yes, Gregg Machemehl-Yes, Robert Carlson-Yes, Rawelin Radtke-Yes, Karla Heigl-Yes. Motion was passed.
Motion by Robert Carlson, seconded by Karla Heigl, to approve donations to Lester Prairie Schools as presented. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Ms. Olson presented information relating to the upcoming Senior Class Trip. She also indicated that the class had done really well on their fundraising efforts.
Motion by Karla Heigl, seconded by Robert Carlson, to approve the Senior Class Trip Itinerary as presented and Ms. Olson and Troy Feltmann as the class trip chaperones. Voting was 6 for and 0 against.
Deb Griffiths presented information relating to the Schools for Equity in Education.
Motion by Joseph Miller, seconded by Matthew Klitzke, to approve MNSCU agreement to provide student teaching experiences for students from Southwest Minnesota State University. Roll Call Vote: Joseph Miller-Yes, Matthew Klitzke-Yes, Gregg Machemehl-Yes, Robert Carlson-Yes, Rawelin Radtke-Yes, Karla Heigl-Yes. Motion was passed.
Members of the Library Committee presented information relating to recommended upgrades and staffing needs for the Library. Mr. McNulty will review recommendations as presented and bring recommendations to the December School Board Meeting.
The Board agreed to move the January School Board Meeting to Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30 pm.
Agenda items for the December meeting:
1. Audit Presentation by EideBailly
2. Bus Safety Policy – First Reading
3. Truth-In-Taxation
Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.
Karla A. Heigl, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Dec. 24, 2012.

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