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2012 May Regular Board Meeting

May 21, 2012

 

ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
May 21, 2012
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 5:15 P.M. in the High School Media Center. Board members present were:  Jodie Greig, President, Mike Karels, Vice President; Nancy Anderson(5:29), Kathy Miller-Cornwall, Michelle McCoy, Duane Schnell and Don Schiltz.   Others present were: Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Deb Lenertz; MS Principal,   Mike Tiedeman- EDN, Ed Funston; KILR, Lili Jensen,  Frank Christensen; HS Principal, Rick Gebel, Bob Grems, RWC Director, Amy Condon, Jason Kollasch, Robert & Alyssa Henirichs.
 
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                              President Greig called the regular meeting to order at 5:16 p.m.  Board members present were, McCoy, Karels, Schnell, Miller-Cornwall, Schiltz. Absent - Anderson
AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by McCoy second by Karels to approve the agenda with the addition of  resignation by Jolene Gehrke, addition of open enrollment request, deletion of sale of McKinley building item.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS                                               President Greig welcomed all those in attendance and had visitors introduce themselves.
PUBLIC INPUT                                                                       There was none.
CONSENT AGENDA                                                              Motion by Schiltz, second by Schnell to approve the consent Agenda as presented.
                                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0. 
                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:
                                                                                                Minutes from the April 16 and 23, 2012 meetings.
                                                                                                Bills
                                                                                                Resignations
1.        Mr. Brian DeJong – Assistant HS Principal/Activities Director
2.        Ms. Anne Fiene – Kindergarten Classroom Teacher
3.        Ms. Carol Leonard – Roosevelt Building Aide
4.        Ms. Kathy Hunter – Kitchen Aide
5.        Ms. Jolene Gehrke – ESL Teacher
6.        Mr. Tony Thilges – Tech Support
Transfers
1.        Ms. Lacey Kilgore-Transfer to First Grade Classroom Teacher
2.        Ms. Brandy Swenson – Transfer to 3rd/4th Grade .5 Reading Interventionist and .5 Title One Teacher
3.        Ms. Mindy Brechwald To HS Guidance.
4.        Ms. Micki Bradburn – Transfer to HS Special Education Aide
Hires
1.        Mr. Brad Leonard – Assistant HS Principal/Activities Director - $65,000/year and 20 days during June, 2012 @ $250/day.
2.        Ms. Traci Moore – Food Service Director - $29,500/year.
3.        Mr. Tony Klein – Head Girls Varsity Basketball – Step 8 @ $3,800
4.        Ms. Sandy Jensen – Summer Painting Crew - $10/hr.
5.        Ms. Cayla Vimr – Summer Painting Crew - $10/hr.
6.        Ms. Sonja Hughes – HS Level 2/3 Special Ed Teacher – Step 8 @ $34,740
7.        Mr. Anthony Schmaus – Summer Transportation/Mail - $10/hr.
8.        Ms. Lee Mallarie – MS Special Education Aide @ $8.00/hr.
Terminations
1.        Ms. Autumn Sifert – Custodian
2.        Ms. Ann Goebel – MS Building Aide
3.        Mr. Mick Prather – Custodian
5:29pm Director Anderson arrives.
FINANCES                                                                              Reports were informational.
REPORTS/INFORMATION                                                     Administrator reports were informational. 
ITEMS FOR ACTION/DISCUSSION                                      
Unfinished Business
Open Enrollment Request                                                        Robert & Alyssa Heinrichs addressed the board concerning their open enrollment requests for their children. The board will hold a closed session in the near future to discuss the issues involved with this request.
Board Policies – Series 200                                                     2nd Reading of Board Policy 200.1 – 202.4 - Informational
New Business                                                                          
PPEL Project List 2012-13                                                      Motion by Miller-Cornwall, second by Anderson to set FY 2013 PPEL project list as presented.
                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.
ISFIS Services 2012-13                                                           Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the District’s Membership to Iowa School Finance Information Services for the 2012-13 school year.
                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.
Iowa School Board Association Membership                          Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the District’s Membership to Iowa School Board Association for the 2012-13 school year.
                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.
  Auditor’s RFP                                                                          Motion by Schnell, second by Schiltz to accept the RFP for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 audit from Williams & Company, PC.
                                                                                                2012 - $9,500; 2013 - $9,900; 2014 - $ 10,500
                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.
Closed Session                                                                        Motion by Karels, “Pursuant to Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code, I move that the ELC Community School Board move into closed session for the purpose of Litigation Strategy with the School Attorney.
                                                                                                            Second Anderson.
                                                                                                Roll Call Vote – Ayes – Anderson, McCoy, Greig, Karels, Schnell, Miller-Cornwall, Schiltz
                                                                                                                         Nays - None
Action From Closed Session                                                    The Board directed Kevin Sander, school attorney to draft a letter addressing the issues outlined in closed session.
Closed Session                                                                        Motion by McCoy – “Pursuant to Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code, I move that the ELC Community School Board move into closed session for the purpose of evaluating the professional competency of an individual.
                                                                                                Second  Anderson.
                                                                                                Roll Call Vote – Ayes – Anderson, McCoy, Greig, Karels, Schnell, Miller-Cornwall, Schiltz
                                                                                                                         Nays - None
 
Action From Closed Session                                                    Motion by Schnell, second by McCoy to make no changes to Superintendent’s current contract.
                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.
President Greig announced that after adjournment the board would meet in an exempt session to discuss negotiations strategy.
Suggestions for next month’s agenda:                                      a. Teaching Contracts
                                                                                                b. Custodial Contracts
                                                                                                c. Administrative Contracts
                                                                                                d. Support Staff
Adjournment – Motion by Schiltz, second by McCoy to adjourn the meeting at 8:06pm. Motion carried 7-0. The next regular meeting will be June 18, 2012 at 5:15pm.
 

 

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