Lester Prairie School Board minutes 5/16/22

REGULAR MEETING of the SCHOOL BOARD of EDUCATION
Lester Prairie Public Schools
Monday May 16th, 2022 5:45 pm
Lester Prairie School Media Center
Roll call was taken and the following board members were present: Corbey Hentges, Steve Ziermann – remote, Mary Otto, Brian Heimerl, Rebecca Heimerl and Megan Stifter. Administration present: Dr. Melissa Radeke, Jenna Wolff, Alice Daak and Mike Lee. Other Staff: Katie Carmine Guests: Fred Holasek, Sean Tritabaugh, Joe Uhlhorn with H&U, Austin Neaton from Herald Journal.
Pledge of Allegiance was led by Steve Ziermann.
Agenda
Motion by R. Heimerl second by Stifter-Knoll to approve the Agenda as presented and or modified
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Recognition of Communications since Last Meeting:
Communication – Report:
Nice Band Concert
Band Trip was a fun and good time
Open dialogue – none
Minutes and Bills
Motion by Otto and second by Stifter-Knoll to approve the meeting minutes of the Regular Board meeting on 4/19, and pay the bills in the amount of $193,650.34 Building Project bills of $8,950.00and student activity fees of $4,382.69
Discussion – American Express charges Melissa and Alice on Account
Amazon Prime account
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
City Council Report
Sean Tritabaugh – School Liaison
City Park Proposal was present to the Board
Information given to Brian for the new Electronic Sign being installed in front of the school
Joe from H&U sent utility drawings regarding underground pipe
Administrative Reports
Mr. Lee K-12 Principal Report: – highlights
Ben Machemehl – give report on PBIS revamping
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
a. Revamping program since COVID
b. Big kickoff at the beginning of next school year
c. Matrix for behaviors in areas will be given Teachers
d. Modeling the behaviors and creating a positive culture in the school making it a better place to be
Teacher driven Ben and Jen Brandel leading PBIS
Rose Sweeney International speaker will be coming out school to speak with Teachers
Summer School and camps
34 students participating in Summer School
4 teachers for instruction
5 Summer camps in June 110 students participating
3 Summer camps in July 45 students participating
Staffing – still looking for a Science and SPED teacher
Several Paraprofessional positions open
Wonderful concerts performed by Elementary and High School
Senior Class Trip in Yellowstone National Park today.
Having a great time and are a bit tired
Graduation May 20th at 7pm with Stage in the gym.
Reception in the commons space
May 19th last day for Seniors
May 27th last day for all students
Jenna Wolff AD Report: – highlights
Great stretch of weather for Spring Sports
Sections starting soon
Thanks and shout out to Jim with 4.0 for being flexible with transportation schedule and meeting the needs of the teams
Thanks to the team of past students and staff for stepping in to help umpire recent games. – Zach Jackson, Leighton Buhr, Anthony Frank, Jenna Wolf.
Athletic Trainer
Weight Training provided – requires a commitment from the coaches during and off peak seasons.
Registrations for summer programs coming up
Strength and Agility registration for 7-12 grade is May 26th
Dr. Melissa Radeke Superintendent Report: – highlights
Enrollment – 485 students
June 20th will be celebrated as Juneteenth
This day is on one of the bills as a required observed holiday
Alternative Board meeting set for June 22nd if day passes
ELA curriculum – worked with Karen Schulte from SWWC on options
ELA teachers surveyed on current curriculum and wants and needs
Survey shows current curriculum is out of date
2020 Standards provided to the teachers
Several surrounding districts have purchased same packet
This will help provide collaborative learning with each other
Building Project Update – Joe Uhlhorn
Change order on Agenda
Working through warranty items
Speakers still on order
New call box for front door on order
New gate installed on road north of gym
Change order for $7,641 includes
Add lighting in tunnel
Admin. fire alarm device needed to be removed.
Relocating electrical boxes in precast by Bulldog sign
Wiring additional hoop
Additional horn strobe in south addition
Rewiring rooftop unit
Temping of fax line
Demolition related to front office counter
Bell system demolition
Re-location of data jacks
Adding receptacles in shop mezzanine
Board member Ziermann questioned change order and why so late with several other change order were approved after these changes were completed
Board member Ziermann noted pipe work was not completed from a previous approved change order
11 month punch list walk to be scheduled in July
School Board Reports
Community Ed. – None
PTO – re-scheduled until next Wednesday
Facilities/Maintenance– Shed update. Xcel coming on the 31st to set the pole. Power has been dug in. Power to be connected from pole.
Facility Planning – none
Tech/Media: Smart board survey sent out. I-messenger role out, digital citizenship curriculum roll out by Katie. ERRC – looking at quotes and moving forward with install and scheduling meeting. Still waiting on equipment from E-rate.
Activities: Committee – none
Negotiations –
Certified – none
Non certified – meeting next week
Meet and Confer – none
Policy – none
Legislative – none
City Council – Rebecca and Steve met with Park Board. Park Board to come back with proposal for city field use. Brian checked around with other area communities for city charges for field use. Found anywhere from 0$-$400. District has been charged a lot of money over the years. Summer Rec is not charged by the city for use of the fields. Brian will attend City council meeting. Paying to rent fields and maintain them for chalking and raking. Along with cleaning up bathrooms and provide products. Working through contract with Park Board.
New Business
Motion by R. Heimerl second by Stifter-Knoll to approve the following change order: JT Electric for $7,641.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Motion by R. Heimerl second by B. Heimerl to approve the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Into Reading K-6 (Version 2) English Language Arts Curriculum purchase for 7 years (print and digital).
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Old Business
Motion by Stifter-Knoll second by Ziermann to approve purchasing BoardBook Premier Tier 1 software for School Board meeting packets.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
School Finance
Motion by B. Heimerl second by Otto to approve Athletic Trainer position.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Policy Administration
Motion by R. Heimerl second by Ziermann to approve Policy 902 Use of School District Facilities and Equipment
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Personnel
Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve resignation of Kim Heimerl as CO-Coach of LP Cheerleading.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Motion by B. Heimerl and 2nd by R. Heimerl to approve resignation of Lisa Feltmann as CO-Coach of LP Cheerleading.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Stifter-Knoll to approve resignation of Katie Nelson as paraprofessional effective May 27th.
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Motion by B. Heimerl and 2nd by Otto to approve the following assignments:
Julie Malady – Summer School Teacher
Anna Soupir – Summer School Teacher
Jan Smith – Summer School Teacher
Emma Strom – Summer School Teacher
Megan Tonn – Kids Depot worker
Amelia Meyer – Kids Depot worker
Vote: 6 for, 0 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– yes, Stifter-Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Motion by R. Heimerl and 2nd by Hentges to approve the following contracts for:
Lisa Feltman – Cheer Leading Coach
Emma Strom – JH Volleyball Coach
Shannon Alsleben – JH Volleyball Coach
Joe Scoblic – Head Football Coach
Ross Scheevel – Assistant Football Coach
Derek Zebell – Assistant Football Coach
Tyler Helland – Additional Football Coach
Brian Malady – JH Football Coach
Wes Kapping – JH Football Coach
Blaine Walstrom – Head Girls Basketball Coach
Jacob Oie – Head Cross Country Coach
Amanda Wood – Co School Yearbook Advisor
Discussion – Board member Ziermann requested that the head coaching contracts be voted on separately as this is a program change. Also stated head coaching change was not brought to the athletic committee for discussion of this program change.
Further discussion was had and decision to have this discussed further with Athletic committee as process moving forward.
Vote: 5 for, 1 against;
B. Heimerl–yes, R. Heimerl–yes, Otto– yes, Ziermann– no, -Knoll – yes, Hentges – yes;
Other Items for the Board
Meeting was adjourned at 7:02 PM
Steven D. Ziermann, Clerk ISD #424
Published in the Herald Journal, June 24, 2022.

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