April 11, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes
ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
April 11, 2022
The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its Regular Meeting on Monday, April 11, 2022, at 5:15pm in the High School Library/Media Center. Board members present were Tony Condon, President, Jeff Soper, Vice-President, Sandy Fandel, Gordon Juhl and Kathy Beernink. Other’s present were: Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer; Shane Kalous, Dave Swartz – Estherville News, Robyn Swisher, Stephanie Wheatley, Ed Funston-KILR, Trish Ingham, Megan Miller, Connie Humble, Brad Leonard, Brad Nelson, Dylan Masterson, Kim Sorbo, Vanessa Van Slyke, Desiree Welty
Regular Meeting - 5:15pm
Call to Order/Roll Call President Condon called the regular meeting to order at 5:15pm. Board members present were Beernink, Fandel, Soper, Juhl.
Agenda Approval Motion by Fandel, second by Soper to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Public Input None
Consent Agenda Motion by Beernink, second by Juhl to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:
Minutes from the March 14, 2022, meeting.
Bills, Hires – High School – Ms. Molly Brinkman – Social Studies and Ms. Candie Cueva – English. Resignations – Mr. Matt Gruhlke (MS Track); Ms. Bethany Allen (Demoney SPED); Ms. Teagan Alger (MS SPED); Ms. Amanda Paulson (7th Grade Track).
Reports/Information Administrator reports were informational.
Highlights The High School English team and instructional coach gave a review and an update on this year’s writing professional development.
Items for Action/Discussion
2022-23 Academic Calendar Motion by Fandel, second by Soper to approve the 2022-23 Academic Calendar with the following changes, no school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for students or staff. Motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Fandel, second by Soper to approve the 2022-23 Academic Calendar with no school for students or staff on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and to move that school day to the end of the school year. Motion carried 5-0.
Set Public hearing for FY 22 Budget Amendment Motion by Beernink, second by Juhl to set the public hearing date to amend the FY 22 budget as May 16, 2022 at 5:10pm.
Motion carried 5-0.
Board Policy Series 500-502.10 Students 1st Reading – No Action.
Approval of 2022 ELC Graduates Motion by Soper, second by Beernink to approve the 2022 ELC Graduates pending completion of requirements as set
forth by the State of Iowa and ELC School Board. Motion carried 5-0.
Champion State of Mind – Behavioral Health Advisor Services Agreement
Motion by Fandel, second by Soper to approve the Behavioral
Health Advisor Services agreement with Champion State of Mind for the 2022-23 school year. Motion carried 5-0.
Champion State of Mind – Behavioral Health and Addiction Services Agreement
Motion by Beernink, second by Juhl to
approve the Behavioral Health and Addiction Services agreement with Champion State of Mind for the 2022-23 school year. Motion carried 5-0.
Closed Session – Evaluate the Professional Competency of an Individual
Director Beernink made the following motion – “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 whose appointment, hiring, performance, or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session. Second to the motion by Soper. Roll Call Vote – Ayes- Soper, Fandel, Juhl, Beernink, Condon. Nays – None. Motion Carried.
Break 6:09pm to 6:19pm
In closed Session - 6:19pm, Out of Closed Session - 7:53pm.
Action from Closed Session Motion by Condon to renew the Superintendent’s three year
contract, second by Fandel. Motion carried 5-0.