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Lester Prairie School Board Minutes

August 6, 2003

School District #424, Lester Prairie, MN 55354

A special meeting of the Board of Education of District #424, Lester Prairie, McLeod County, MN was held on Aug. 6, 2003 in the school media center. The meeting was called to order by chairperson Fred Blaser at 7:13 p.m. Members present were Vice chairperson Chester Hoernemann, Treasurer Bob Remer, Clerk Nancy Krull and director Barry Kyllo. Director Bob Carlson was absent Staff members present were Dr. James Redfield, Superintendent; Mr. Joe Miller, Dean of Students; Ms. Pam Lukens, Elementary Principal. Several guests were in attendance.

Vice chairman Hoememann led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion made by Kyllo, seconded by Hoememann to approve the agenda as modified. Motion carried.

In the Good News section the board was told the summer staff celebration was very positive, everyone did a lot of good work over the summer to be prepared for the new school year.

The board was informed that new health curriculum had been purchased over the summer with an estimated cost of $9,000 for K-6 which was lower than anticipated. Roofrepairs for the summer and fall were going to run about $75,000 and that would only fix the worst areas.

Krull moved and Hoernemann seconded a resolution of election. Roll call vote: Blaser, yes; Hoememann - yes; Kyllo, yes; Remer, yes; Krull, yes. Resolution passed 5 to 0 with Carlson being absent.

School finances were discussed and Joel Sutter of Ehlers provided a report on the tax impact of various levels of operating levy for the LP School District

Kyllo moved and Hoememann seconded a resolution to move forward with an operating levy of $405 per pupil unit for 10 years at the Nov. 4 election. Roll call vote: Blaser, yes; Hoememann - yes; Kyllo, yes; Remer, yes; Krull, yes. Resolution passed 5 to 0 with Carlson being absent.

Hoememann moved and Kyllo seconded a resolution to add a second question to the election ballot calling for an operating levy of $95 per pupil unit for nine years beginning with taxes payable in 2005. This question is contingent on the passing of question one and allows the school to take full advantage of the state's equalization levels. Roll call vote: Blaser, yes; Hoememann - yes; Kyllo, yes; Remer, yes; Krull, yes. Resolution passed 5 to 0 with Carlson being absent. Meeting adjourned at 9:33 p.m.

Nancy Krull, Clerk - District 424


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