Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday, June 18th, 2018 5:45pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Corbey Hentges, Mark Sebora, Steve Ziermann, Mary Otto, Meganne Stifter-Knoll, and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration present: Nathaniel Boyer, Alice Daak, and Jeremy Schmidt. Other staff present: Janelle Afrasiab, Kim DeBruyckere. Other Guests: Ivan Raconteur for Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Motion by Otto seconded by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Consent Agenda as modified & to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of 05/14/18, and the approval to pay bills in the amount of $112,921.60 & student activity fees of $1,290.38 were also included. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
A. Communication – Report -
1. Graduation went well
2. Hentges read Thank you card from FPS
3. Sebora thanked Mr. Schmidt for his response with letter to the editor in Herald Journal
B. Open dialogue – none
Administrative Reports
Mr. Boyer K-12 Report: - highlights
• Thanks to the entire staff, administration, and school board on a great 2017-2018 School Year.
• Great graduation ceremony
• Future Problem Solvers had a great showing at their International Competition with 1st in MN and 38th Internationally
• 612 Weekly PBIS winners drawn this year
• 166 Bulldog Barks given out this year
• MN reading Corps member has been hired
• Promotional items have been ordered for Prairie Days
• Senior Exit Survey Results posted with 82% to pursue Post-Secondary Education
• Trap team State Champs – Many positive comments were made regarding the caliber of our student participants
Mr. Schmidt Superintendent Report: - highlights
• Opportunity for students for classes from Perpich Center for the Arts
• Board to turn in time
• MSBA will be holding a Back to School conference at the NW MN Marriott
• Prairie Days
School Board Reports
A. Spec. Ed – none
B. Community Ed. – set up @ next meeting
C. PTO – meet on Sept. 12th
D. Facilities/Maint. –
a. Maint. Tech Lynn is back
b. Lights were changed LED
c. Walk thru with committee after next meeting
E. Tech/Media – none
F. Activities Committee –
a. Met June 18th
b. Aligning boys and girls sports in January
c. Basketball rule changes for a restricted area under the basket
d. Coop for girls Soccer with Mayer to be signed
e. Coop for gymnastics declined by Glencoe school district
f. Game ticket prices change – $6 per Adult, $2 for Students/Senior Citizens. Season passes to be adjusted for next year.
G. Negotiations:
a. Non-Certified – none
b. Certified – none - waiting on legislature
c. Administration – Negotiating Daak and Elling contracts
H. Meet & Confer – none
I. Policy – Met on 6/14
J. Legislative: none
Policy Administration
• District student count as of 05/07/18 for K-12 is 453.
Hentges read the following policies for approval
201- Legal Status of the School Board (3 yr.)
202- School Board Officers (3 yr.)
203- Operation of the School Board (3 yr.)
209- Code of Ethics (3 yr.)
400.1- General Staff Policies (3 yr.)
404- Employment Background Checks (3 yr.)
407- Employee Right to Know Exposure to Hazardous Substances (3 yr.)
410-Family and Medical Leave Policy (Annual)
413-Harassment and Violence (Annual)
414-Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse (Annual)
415-Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults (Annual)
418.1- Drug Free Work Place (3 yr.)
419- Tobacco Free Environment (3 yr.)
420- Students and Employees with STI’s and D’s and Certain Other Communicable Diseases and Infectious Conditions (3 yr.)
500.1- General Student Policies (3 yr.)
506-Student Discipline (Annual)
514-Bullying Prohibition Policy (Annual)
519- Interviews of Students by Outside Agencies (3 yr.)
521- Student Disability Non-Discrimination (3 yr.)
522-Student Sex Non-Discrimination (Annual)
524-Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (Annual)
531- The Pledge of Allegiance (3 yr.)
606- Textbooks and Instructional Materials (3 yr.)
616- School District System Accountability (Annual)
707- Transportation of Public School Students (3 yr.)
715- Administration and use of District Owned Vehicles (3 yr.)
800.1- Use of Buildings and Property (3 yr.)
• Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the polices as read Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to table all Handbooks
o Discussion – Nice to have language in handbooks for coaches to support all sports Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion Otto and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the Teacher Evaluation Program for 2018-2019 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Hentges and 2nd by Otto to approve the Kids Depot Handbook for 2018-2019
o Discussion – currently have 38 kids Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Old Business - none
Personnel Issues
• Motion made by Heimerl and 2nd by Ziermann to approve Paige Aldrich as the Summer School teacher for 2018 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann and 2nd by Otto to approve Trent Sukalski as AD/DOS for 2018-2019.
o Discussion – Has principle licensure, 240 day contract, 59 more days than current position. School committee approved and excited to have on him on the staff. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the following contracts as presented.
a. Joe Scoblic-Head Football Coach
b. Adam Birkholz-Assistant Football Coach
c. Derek Zebell-Assistant Football Coach
d. Tyler Helland-Additional Football Coach
e. Bill Neubarth-Jr. High Football Coach
f. Wes Kapping-Jr. High Football Coach
g. Kelly Elling-JV Volleyball Coach
h. Chase Dennehy-C-Squad Volleyball Coach
i. Kaitlyn Larson-Jr. High Volleyball Coach
j. Jacob Oie-Head Cross Country Coach
k. Mike Lee-Jr. High Cross Country Coach
l. Cheryl Bayerl-Football Cheerleading Coach
m. Julie Olson-Fall Play Advisor
n. Troy Feltmann-Media Coordinator
o. Tina Trudeau-Scherer-Head Volleyball Coach
p. Kim DeBruyckere-School Yearbook Advisor
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
School Finances –
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to table the LTFM for 2019-2020 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Preliminary Budget for 2019
o Discussion - Very good position compared to other districts, Heimerl commended Mr. Schmidt for budget. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion Hentges 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Resolution Reauthorizing Referendum Authority in the amount of $125.51 per adjusted pupil unit.
o Discussion – not asking for a tax increase, have the capability to move to $424
Roll call vote: Hentges – yes, Sebora – yes, Ziermann – yes, Stifter-Knoll-yes, Otto – yes, Heimerl – yes Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the bid for milk with Kemps.
o Discussion – Overall prices are lower
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Heimerl to approve the bid for propane with Glencoe Coop.
o Discussion – This is a tank for back up
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the bid for bread with Pan ‘O Gold. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
New Business
• Motion made by Otto and 2nd Ziermann to approve Superintendent Mr. Schmidt membership renewal for the MASA.
o Discussion – Ziermann asked for district costs $825 Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Stifter-Knoll and 2nd by Ziermann to approve the 2019 Senior Class trip as present by Janelle Afrasiab. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Notice given for Filing dates for Election to District 424 School Board.
• Motion by Otto and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Lead in Water Testing Plan. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion made by Heimerl and 2nd Hentges to approve the Safe Route to Schools Grant Application
o Discussion – Grant came up for Bikes for district to use. Could be used for PE, Community Ed. All safety equipment and trailer would be provided for storage etc. Would need to teach curriculum for Walk-Bike-Run for 5 yrs. Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Next Regular board meeting Monday July 16th @ 5:45p.m.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:32 p.m.
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal July 20, 2018.