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Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

June 17, 2003

School District #424,

Lester Prairie, MN 55354

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, MN was held on June 17, 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 (who arrived at 6:45), treasurer Bob Remer, clerk Nancy Krull (who arrived at 7:00) and directors Bob Carlson and Barry Kyllo. Staff members present were Dr. James Redfield, Superintendent; Joe Miller, Dean of Students; Pam Lukens, Elementary Principal. State representative Tony Kielkucki, Chris Schultz and Ryan Gueningsman from the Winsted-LP Journal.

Chairman Blaser led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion made by Carlson, seconded by Remer to approve the agenda as modified, minutes from May 19 and June 10 and bills in the amount of $334,276.54. Motion carried.

State Representative Tony Kielkucki talked with the board about the legislative session, education issues in Minnesota and several other issues related to public education.

Carlson moved and Kyllo seconded a motion to designate the Winsted-Lester Prairie-New Germany Herald as the legal paper for the District until 01/01/2004. Motion carried.

Remer moved and Krull seconded a motion to approve one open enrollment into the District. Motion carried.

Hoernemann moved and Kyllo seconded a motion directing Dr. Redfield to write a letter commending the state legislature for protecting equity funding, which has a significant impact on the Lester Prairie District. Motion carried.

Carlson moved and Remer seconded a resolution to discontinue one full-time paraprofessional position. Roll call vote Blaser - yes, Hoernemann - yes, Remer - yes, Krull - yes, Carlson - yes, Kyllo - yes. Resolution carried 6-0.

Kyllo moved and Hoernemann seconded a resolution to discontinue one part-time paraprofessional position. Roll call vote: Blaser - yes, Hoernemann - yes, Remer - yes, Krull - yes, Carlson - yes, Kyllo - yes. Resolution carried 6-0.

Kyllo moved and Carlson seconded a motion to renew the District membership in Schools for Equity for 2003-2004 at a cost of $1,373. Motion carried.

Remer moved and Krull seconded a motion to renew District membership in the MSHSL. Motion carried.

Remer moved and Carlson seconded a motion to approve the District Pay Equity study. Motion carried.

Blaser moved and Carlson seconded a motion to ban guns from school property excluding full-time, licensed law enforcement officers who in the scope and performance of their duties are allowed to carry a gun on school property. Motion carried.

Carlson moved and Hoernemann seconded a motion to approve Pam Lukens's Elementary Principal contract as presented. Motion carried.

Blaser moved and Carlson seconded a motion to approve Pat Fogerty's contract as presented. Motion carried.

Krull moved and Kyllo seconded a motion to approve 3 volleyball and 5 football coaches for fall athletics. Motion carried.

Remer moved and Kyllo seconded a motion to approve the 2003-2004 school budget.

Updates were given on summer maintenance plans, roof repairs, programs/curriculum and building plans. No action was required on these updates.

Remer moved and Kyllo seconded a resolution to authorize $350,000 of Aid Anticipation. Roll call vote: Blaser - yes, Hoernemann - yes, Remer - yes, Krull - yes, Carlson - yes, Kyllo - yes. Resolution carried 6-0.

Board reports followed with no action required.

Administrative reports followed: Ms Lukens reported on staffing for 03-04, provided dates for summer school and discussed room changes. Mr. Miller had no report. Dr. Redfield discussed his schedule, school schedules and noted that the investigation against Coach Bauman was complete and no disciplinary action was recommended.

Remer moved and Hoernemann seconded a motion to hold a special meeting on July 17 at 7:30 with TSP to discuss revised options for remodeling and adding on to the school based on a previous meeting with the Department of Education. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

Nancy Krull, Clerk - District 424


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