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Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

January 3, 2003

School District #424

Lester Prairie, MN 55354

An organizational meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, MN was held on January 3, 2003 in the school media center. The meeting was called to order by Superintendent Redfield at 5:05 p.m. Members present were Nancy Krull, Barry Kyllo, Bob Remer, Fred Blaser and Bob Carlson. Chester Hoernemann arrived at 5:40 p.m. Staff members present were James Redfield, Superintendent; Joe Miller, Dean of Students; and Pam Lukens, elementary principal.

The meeting started with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Board taking an Oath of Office administered by Dr. Redfield.

Motion made by Remer, seconded by Kyllo to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.

Election of officers proceeded. Blaser was nominated for Chairperson by Kyllo and seconded by Remer. Blaser was elected Chairperson by a unanimous vote and assumed control of the meeting. Elections continued. Blaser moved and Kyllo seconded that we cast a unanimous ballot for Hoernemann as vice chairperson. Motion carried. Carlson moved and Kyllo seconded a motion to elect Krull as clerk. Motion carried with a unanimous vote. Kyllo moved and Carlson seconded a motion to nominate Remer for Treasurer. Motion carried with a unanimous vote.

Remer moved and Krull seconded a motion to hold school board meetings for the 2003 calendar year on the third Monday with a starting time of 6:30 p.m. Motion carried.

Krull moved and Remer seconded a motion to move the January meeting because of the MLK holiday to January 27 at 6:30. Motion carried.

Carlson moved and Remer seconded a motion to set school board salaries at 0-3 hours $35; 3-6 hours $80; and over 6 hours $125. The chairperson receives $15 extra per meeting chaired. Clerk gets $500 extra for the year and treasurer receives $500. The motion also sets that negotiation committee chairs get $10 extra per meeting. Motion carried.

Kyllo moved and Carlson seconded a motion to designate the First Community Bank of Lester Prairie and the Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund Plus as official depositories for District funds, and to approve a resolution to give check signing authority for deposits to Superintendent Redfield and the treasurer, Bob Remer. Roll call vote: Remer-yes, Kyllo-yes, Krull-yes, Carlson-yes, Blaser-yes. Motion carried 5-0. Hoernemann-absent for the vote.

Remer moved and Kyllo seconded a motion to use the Prairie Ad-News as the official publication for District #424 for the 2003 calendar year. Motion carried.

Krull moved and Carlson seconded a motion to continue to use William Partridge, Mankato, Minnesota for legal services. Motion carried.

Remer moved and Krull seconded a motion to approve the current policy book with subsequent review by the board in May and June. Motion carried.

Kyllo moved and Carlson seconded a motion to set the mileage reimbursement rate equal to the federal rate. Motion carried.

Remer moved and Kyllo seconded a motion to accept special board assignments as follows:

Schools for Equity in Education Kyllo

Special Education Hoernemann

Athletic Rep. Remer

Continuing Education Kyllo

Hot Lunch Hearing Official Carlson

Leadership/Accountability/Curriculum Blaser (voting rep)/Hoernemann

MSBA Liaison Kyllo

Scholarship Krull/Remer

Community Ed Krull

Tele-Media Remer

Technology Blaser/Kyllo

Budget Treasurer monthly/All Board members rotating l/month

Negotiations

Certified Blaser/Hoernemann/Remer

Non-Certified Kyllo/Carlson/Krull

School Administration Remer/Carlson/Krull

Facilities Hoernemann/Blaser/Remer

Bus/Transportation Krull/Remer

Other

Joint Use Blaser/Remer

Motion carried.

The regular board meeting began following this reorganization.

Remer moved and Carlson seconded a motion to approve the agenda as corrected. Motion carried.

The Board reviewed attendance at the MSBA Conference and awards luncheon.

Remer moved and Krull seconded a motion to approve the non-certified agreement for 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 with changes to the contract as per e-mails with Don Gilbertson of MSEA. Motion carried.

Agenda items for the next meeting include discussion of TSP master schedule and the Superintendent evaluation.

Hoernemann moved and Kyllo seconded a motion to send $25 to the city for cleaning the athletic field rest rooms.

The meeting adjourned at 5:50 p.m.

Nancy Krull

Clerk, District 424


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