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Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, MN was held on April 21, 2003 in the school media center. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Fred Blaser at 6:30 p.m. Members present were vice chairperson Chester Hoernemann, Treasurer Barry Kyllo, clerk Nancy Krull, and director Bob Remer. Director Bob Carlson was absent. Staff members present were Dr. James Redfield, Superintendent; Joe Miller, Dean of Students and Pam Lukens, Elementary Principal, elementary teacher Ms. Anderberg. Julie Yurek, Winsted-LP Journal was also present.

Vice chairman Hoernemann led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion made by Remer, seconded by Krull to approve the consent agenda as modified and bills in the amount of $15,210.84.

Motion carried.

In the Good News section, Dr. Redfield recognized the school's administrative assistants for all the work they do for the District.

Blaser moved and Hoernemann seconded a motion to eliminate the following: a part-time ESL, a full-time 3rd grade and a full-time fifth grade teaching positions. Roll call vote: Hoernemann, yes; Krull, yes; Blaser, yes; Kyllo, yes; Remer, yes. Carlson was absent.

Blaser moved and Kyllo seconded a motion to release Angela Fix from the District. Roll call vote: Hoernemann, yes; Krull, yes; Blaser, yes; Kyllo, yes; Remer, yes. Carlson was absent.

Blaser moved and Remer seconded a motion to release Kelly Kramer from the District. Roll call vote: Hoernemann, yes; Krull, yes; Blaser, yes; Kyllo, yes; Remer, yes. Carlson was absent.

Kyllo moved and Hoernemann seconded a motion to approve the HIPPA policy as presented. Motion carried.

Kyllo moved and Hoernemann seconded a motion that the Lester Prairie School board waive any content standard required by the School District to any senior graduating this year who could not meet the sites standards due to circumstances beyond his/her control. Motion carried.

Kyllo moved and Hoernemann seconded a motion to approve the Option A calendar for the 2003-2004 school year. Motion carried.

Krull moved and Remer seconded a motion to approve the following fees for Preschool for 2003-2004: $60 per month for two days a week and $85 per month for three days per week. Plus an increase in transportation costs of $2.50 per month. Motion carried.

Kyllo posed a question to the Board regarding class size policy and if this District should have one. The Board agreed to think about it and discuss it at a future meeting.

Board reports followed with no action required.

Administrative reports were provided in written form.

Krull moved and Remer seconded a motion to change the June meeting to Tuesday, June 17. Motion carried.

Items for the next board meeting include and update on grant writing, discussion on elementary staffing, information on roof repair costs for possible referendum, an update on facility plans.

The board went into closed session at 8:25 and ended the closed session at 8:56.

The meeting adjourned at 8:57.

Nancy Krull, Clerk

District 424


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