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03-19-2012 Regular Board Meeting

March 19, 2012

 

ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
March 19, 2012
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:15 P.M. in Room N-208, at the Roosevelt Elementary Building. Board members present were:  Jodie Greig, President, Mike Karels, Vice President; Nancy Anderson, Kathy Miller-Cornwall, Michelle McCoy, Duane Schnell.   Others present were: Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer,   Deb Lenertz; MS Principal,  Brian DeJong; Activities Director, Kevin Richardson; Tech Director, Mike Tiedeman- EDN, Jason Kollasch, Lili Jensen, Ed Funston-KILR, Autumn Sifert, Jody Condon, Kristi Frederick, Frank Christensen; HS Principal, Kris Schlievert; Elementary Principal, Julie Fillenwarth, Julie Heintz, Dennis Lukins, Denise Christensen, Tara Pyawasit, Chet Pyawasit, Jenny Nitchals, Luis Lopez, Damasco Hanson, Andres Blanco, Orlando Esteves, Connie Humble(6:18pm), Karla Lester
 
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                              President Greig called the regular meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.  Board members present were, N. Anderson, McCoy, Karels, Schnell. Absent: Schiltz, Miller-Cornwall
 
AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the agenda with the addition of two resignations –
                                                                                                Royce Van Roekel, Syliva Diaz and one hire – Anthony Schmaus. Deleted Phase II item from Agenda.
                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.
 
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS                                               President Greig welcomed all those in attendance and had visitors introduce themselves.
 
CONSENT AGENDA                                                              Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to approve the consent Agenda as presented.
                                                                                                                Ayes – Anderson, Karels, Schnell, Greig
                                                                                                Abstain - McCoy
                                                                                                Motion carried.       
 
                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:
                                                                                                Minutes from the February 21, 2012 meeting.
                                                                                                Bills
                                                                                                Hires
1.        Levi Jensen – RWC Lifeguard - $7.75/hr.
2.        Jana Chase – RWC Lifeguard with WSI Certification- $7.75/hr
3.        Pat McCoy – Head Boys Golf Coach Step 1- $2,100
4.        Anthony Schmaus – Shuttle Bus Driver
Transfers
1.         None
 Resignations
2.        Ms. Amanda Haack – Special Education Aide
3.        Mr. Ryan Rezac – Freshman Boys Basketball Coach
4.        Ms. Anna Fiene – Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
5.        Mr. Brad Leonard – Head Girls Basketball Coach
6.        Mr. Kevin Lang – Head Boy’s Golf Coach
7.        Mr. Royce Van Roekel – HS Business Teacher
8.        Mrs. Silvia Diaz – Elementary Aide
Leave of Absence
1.        Ms. Kathy Beernink
 
 
STUDENT ACTIVITIES & ATHLETIC PRESENTATION     Mr. DeJong introduced the HS Productions Group who has put together a short video clip of this
                                                                                                year’s athletics and activities.
ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND INFORMATION
                                                                                                5:29pm Director Kathy Miller-Cornwall arrives.
New Business
PUBLIC INPUT                                                                       Julie Fillenwarth addressed the board about the start date for the 2012-13 school year being on August
                                                                                                20, 2012. She would like the board to consider an August 27, 2012 start date. This allows Estherville
                                                                                                students who are employed by her to work that last week in August. High School principal Frank
                                                                                                Christensen stated that the current calendar allows for alignment with ILCC for our students taking college
                                                                                                courses.
                                                                               
2012-2013 Calendar – Action                                                  Motion by Miller-Cornwall, second by Karels to approve the 2012-13 academic calendar as presented.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
PUBLIC INPUT                                                                       Karla Lester spoke to the board about the proposed reduction in the nurse’s position.
 
Budget Reduction Plan – Action                                                               The board discussed the certified staff reductions at length, expressing concern over the reduction in                                                                                                             nursing staff and guidance.     
        Certified Staff                                                                  Proposed reductions in certified staff include – MAG-DOP/At Risk Coordinator-$24,500, Eliminate one
                                                                                                Reading position through attrition - $36,000, Create K-4 Elementary Position savings through attrition -
                                                                                                $70,500, Reduce from 1.5 to 1.0 Nurse - $37,000, Reduce One ESL Position - $45,000, Attrition of 1
Elementary teaching position - $76,000, One HS Health Teacher through attrition - $82,000, One guidance position. Total Certified Staff proposed savings - $371,000.
 
                                                                                               
 
 
 
 
Motion by Karels to approve the Certified Staff Reduction Plan as presented. 
                                                                                                Motion died for lack of second.
                 
                                                                                                Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the Certified Staff Reduction Plan as presented.
                                                                                                Ayes – Schnell, Karels, Greig
                                                                                                Nays – Anderson, McCoy, Miller-Cornwall
                                                                                                Motion died.
 
                                                                                                The board tabled the certified staff discussion until later in the meeting.                                                                                
 PUBLIC INPUT                                                                      Dennis Lukins and Autumn Sifert addressed the board concerning the reduction of one custodial
                                                                                                position.    
 
        Non-Certified Staff                                                          Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to approve the Non-Certified Staff Reduction Plan minus the
                                                                                                weekly early outs. Non-certified staff reductions included – Technology Technician - $45,000, ISS Monitor – $17,000, MS Building Aide - $22,500, One night custodian(Roosevelt), $38,000. Weekly
                                                                                                Early Outs -$26,000.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
         Other                                                                              Motion by Anderson, second by McCoy to approve internal saving measures.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0
                                                                                                Other internal savings measures included moving the Copier Lease payments and accounting software
                                                                                                to the PPEL Fund.   Possible sale of McKinley building was tabled for a future meeting.       
                                                                                               
       Certified Staff – Revisited                                                 Motion by McCoy, second by Miller-Cornwall to approve the Certified Staff Reduction plan minus the
                                                                                                reduction in nursing staff and guidance.
                                                                                                Ayes – McCoy, Miller-Cornwall, Anderson
                                                                                                Nays – Karels, Schnell, Greig
                                                                                                Motion died.
 
                                                                                                Motion by Miller-Cornwall, second by Anderson to approve the Certified Staff Reduction plan minus the
                                                                                                reduction in nursing staff. 
                                                                                                Ayes – Miller-Cornwall, Anderson
                                                                                                Nays - McCoy, Karels, Schnell, Greig
                                                                                                Motion died.
 
                                                                                                Motion by Schnell, second by Anderson to table the discussion on the Certified Staff Reductions until all board members could be present.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
Break 7:30pm – 7:40pm
 
Phase II Building Project – Action                                           Deleted from Agenda.
 
Child Internet Protection Act                                                    Kevin Richardson reviewed the new Child Internet Protection Act requirements.
 
Student Appropriate Use and Internet Safety Policy-Action     Motion by Karels, second by McCoy to approve the Student Appropriate Use and Internet Safety Policy as presented.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
Senior Year Plus Assessment Plan – Action                                            Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to approve the Senior Year Plus Assessment Plan as presented.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
                                                                                                       
UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                      
Board Policies – 100 Series                                                     Third and final reading. Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve Board Policies 100, 101, 101.1, 101.2, 101.3, 102 and 103.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
 FINANCES                                                                             Reports were informational.
                                                                                               
REPORTS/INFORMATION                                                     Administrator’s reports were informational.
                                                                                                               
President Greig announced that after adjournment the board would meet in an exempt session to discuss negotiations strategy.
 
Adjournment – Motion by Anderson, second by McCoy to adjourn the meeting at 8:07pm. Motion carried 6-0. The next regular meeting will be April 16, 2012 at 5:15pm.
 
 
 
___________________________________                                                          _____________________________________
     Jodie Greig, President                                                                                        Kate Woods, Board Secretary

 

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