Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

SPECIAL MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Friday August 10th, 2018 7:00 am
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Steve Ziermann, Marc Sebora, Meganne Stifter-Knoll, Mary Otto, Corbey Hentges and Rebecca Heimerl. Administration present: Jeremy Schmidt and Mike Lee. Other staff present: Kim DeBruyckere.
• Motion by Otto, 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Vote: 6 for, 0 against.
Personnel
• Motion by Otto, 2nd by Heimerl to approve the resignation of Trent Sukalski as AD/DOS as of July 20th, 2018
• Hentges read letter of resignation
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Ziermann, 2nd by Otto to approve the resignation of Nathaniel Boyer as K-12 Principal as of August 10th, 2018
• Hentges read letter of resignation
• Mr. Schmidt commented that he was great to work with Vote: 6 for, 0 against
• Motion by Otto, 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve Michael Lee as K-12 Principal from 2018-2021
o Discussion – Committee excited to have Mr. Lee as principal
• He has a vested interest in our Community and is all in.
•Schmidt commented
• 28 candidates applied
• 6 members on hiring committee
• Lee did a great job on interview
• Sebora expressed some concerns on decision of committee
• Lee has the least amount of experience of candidates
• Having our principal coaching 2 sports which is less hours for more pay
• Staff has concerns of administration availability
• Mr. Schmidt addressed each concern
• Lee had great references, and 19 yrs in teaching experience
o Committee like Mr. Lee’s comment on discipline – that he would address each student individually
• Mr. Boyer was our boys BB Varsity coach the past 2 years as Principal and it is not uncommon in small schools like BLH, St. Clair and Heritage to have administration as coaches.
• New AD/DOS should be able to help with Administrative availability as well
Vote: 5 for, 1 against
New Business
A. Motion by Heimerl, 2nd by Otto to approve the fundraisers by student groups for the 2018-2019 School Year.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against
Meeting was adjourned at 7:32 AM
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal Aug. 31, 2018.