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April 19, 2021 Public Hearing/Regular Meeting

April 28, 2021

ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                                                                      April 19, 2021

                                                                   Public Hearing/Regular Meeting                                                                     

The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5:15pm and public hearings for the Issuance of Refunding Bonds(5:05)pm and the Proposed 2021-22 Calendar(5:10) in the High School Media Center.  Board members present:  Tony Condon - President, Jeff Soper- Vice President, Duane Schnell, Gordon Juhl and Sandy Fandel.    Others present were – Tara Paul, Superintendent, Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Ed Funston - KILR, Connie Humble, Shane Kalous, Brad Leonard, McKenzie Peta, Tara Laabs, Holly Edlin, Abby Schacherer, and Megan Anderson.  Via Zoom -  Kathy Cornwall, Kathy Foster, Trisha Ingham, Jana Ludwig, Steph Wheatley, Nick Gruhlke, Anne Peters, Brad Nelson, Lili Jensen, Dave Swartz(Estherville News), Theresa Nerem, Tiffany Plummer, Megan Miller, Margaret Evans, Jen Gesche, Alyssa Urdahl, Jenny Christensen, Robyn Swisher, Rick Gebel, Carol Reinhart.

PUBLIC HEARING -5:05 PM - Proposed Issuance of Approximately $8,400,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services, and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds

Call to Order/Roll Call President Condon called the public hearing to order at 5:05pm.   Board members present Fandel, Soper, Schnell, and Juhl.  Approval of Agenda         Motion by Schnell, second by Fandel to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 5-0. Public Input: None.  Proposed Issuance of Approximately $8,400,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds. Publication was presented.

Adjourn the Public Hearing.  Motion by Fandel, second by Soper to adjourn the public hearing at 5:06pm Motion

Carried 5-0.

PUBLIC HEARING - 5:10 PM FY 21-22 Proposed Academic Calendar -   Call to Order/Roll Call.  President

Condon called the public hearing to order at 5:10pm.   Board members present:  Fandel, Soper, Schnell, Juhl.

Approval of Agenda           Motion by Soper, second by Fandel to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 5-0. Public Input - Holly Edlin, Megan Anderson and Tara Laabs addressed the board regarding the proposed 21-22 academic calendar.  All supporting the Wednesday early out calendar as the most beneficial for student learning. They asked the board to compromise at this time, give it one more year, allow the COVID mandates to decrease, make a decision on the data they need and make a decision in 2022. FY 21-22 Proposed Academic Calendar Publication was presented.  Adjourn the Public Hearing- Motion by Schnell, second by Fandel to adjourn the public hearing at 5:18pm.  Motion carried 5-0.

REGULAR MEETING- 5:15PM   Call to Order/Roll Call     President Condon called the meeting to order at

5:18pm. Board members present were Condon, Soper, Schnell, Juhl and Fandel.

Agenda Approval - Motion by Soper, second by Juhl, to approve the agenda with the addition of Covid Leave under

old business and additional hires under personnel. Motion carried 5-0.

Public Input: None.

Consent Agenda-Motion by Soper, second by Juhl to approve the consent agenda with the exception of 5.34b -

Chuck Fandel.   Motion carried 5-0. Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

Minutes from the March 15, 2021 meeting. Bills. Hires – Vanessa Van Slyke, HS English; Mitchel Krein- HS

Social Studies and Asst. HS Football; Summer Building & Grounds - Joe Smith, Amy Looft, Elinor Paulson, Lorie Irwin;  Amber Hall- Elementary Title I; McKenzie Peta- 4th Grade; Jackie Hovinga - Central Office Administrative Assistant; Christina Dunlavy - 9th Volleyball; Jana Ludwig- MS Volleyball, Zach Humble - Asst. HS Football; Volunteer Coaches - Shannon Schiltz - MS Volleyball ; Dick Barrett -                 HS Track; Scott Stokes & Annie Kalous - HS Girls Basketball; Nick Hogan - MS/HS PE & Head Wrestling Coach; Kennedy Clarke - K-1 Teacher; Katy Wilson - Elementary Music.  TLC Positions - ELO - Jen Brookhart, Laura Rosendahl, Kim Sorbo, Desiree Welty, Leslie White. Model Teachers - Jen Brookhart, Liz Enderson, Kim Sorbo, Laura Rosendahl, Desiree Welty, Leslie White.  Mentor Teachers - Nick Rice, Kim Sorbo, Leslie White.  DLT Leaders - Michelle Frideres, Laura Rosendahl, Desiree Welty. Resignations - Jessica Ruse - HS/MS SPED, Elizabeth Letien- Demoney, Eleanor Witt - Elementary Music Teacher, Jesse Nitchals - MS Boys Basketball.  Finance Reports.

Resignation - Motion by Soper, second by Juhl to approve the resignation of Chuck Fandel - MS Boys Basketball.  Ayes: Soper, Juhl, Condon, Schnell.  Abstain: Fandel.  Motion carried.                         

Reports/Information                                                     Administrator reports were informational.

Items for Action/Discussion                                             

Old Business

COVID 19 Leave               - Motion by Schnell, second by Soper to extend the COVID leave for staff of ELC until May 21, 2021.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                5-0.

New Business

2021-22 Academic Calendar -  Motion by Fandel, second by Condon to approve the academic calendar for the 2021-22 school year that continues the Wednesday Early Outs. Ayes: Fandel, Condon Nays: Soper, Schnell, And Juhl. Motion failed.

Motion by Schnell, second by Juhl to approve the alternate calendar with intermittent professional development days. Ayes:  Soper, Juhl, Schnell. Nays:  Fandel, Condon. Motion carried.

Resolution Supporting the Proposed Issuance of Approximately $8,400,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds - Director Soper introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption.  Director Fandel seconded the motion to adopt.  The roll was called, and the vote was: AYES:  Soper, Fandel, Schnell, Juhl and Condon. NAYS:  None.  The President declared the Resolution adopted as follows:

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE PROPOSED ISSUANCE OF APPROXIMATELY $8,400,000 SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE SALES, SERVICES AND USE TAX REVENUE REFUNDING BONDS

WHEREAS, the School District receives revenue from the State of Iowa Secure an Advanced Vision for Education Fund ("SAVE Revenue") pursuant to lowa Code Section 423F.2; and WHEREAS, pursuant to lowa Code Chapter 423F and an election duly held in accordance therewith on September 10, 2013 approving a revenue purpose statement (the "Revenue Purpose Statement"), the Board of Directors is currently entitled to spend SAVE Revenue for school infrastructure purposes, and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in need of funds for the following school frastructure project: to currently refund the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, dated April 1, 2015, including costs of issuance and a debt service reserve fund if required by the purchaser; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has deemed it necessary and advisable that the District issue School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, which may be issued in one or more series over multiple fiscal years pursuant to Iowa Code Section 423F.2 and 423E.5, in the approximate amount of $8,400,000 for the purpose of providing funds to currently refund the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, dated April 1, 2015, including costs of issuance and a debt service reserve fund if required by the purchaser. Any bond proceeds remaining after completion of this project will be used for other school infrastructure projects as authorized by the School District's Revenue Purpose Statement; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors has complied with the provisions of Iowa Code Section 423F.4 by providing notice and holding a public hearing on the proposal to issue such Bonds: NOW, THEREFORE, it is resolved: 1. The Board of Directors supports the proposal to issue approximately $8,400,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, which may be issued in one or more series over multiple fiscal years pursuant to lowa Code Section 423F.2 and 423E.5, for the purpose of providing funds to currently refund the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, dated April 1, 2015, including costs of issuance and a debt service reserve fund if required by the purchaser. Any bond proceeds remaining after completion of this project will be used for other school infrastructure projects as authorized by the School District's Revenue Purpose Statement. 2. Eligible electors of the school district have the right to file with the Board Secretary a petition pursuant to lowa Code Section 423F.4(2)(b), on or before close of business on May 3, 2021, for an election on the proposed bond issuance. The petition must be signed by eligible electors equal in number to not less than one hundred or thirty percent of those voting at the last preceding election of school officials under Iowa Code Section 277.1, whichever is greater. 3. In the event a petition containing the required number of valid signatures is filed with the Secretary of the Board on or before close of business on May 3, 2021, the President shall call a meeting of the Board to consider withdrawing the proposed Bond issuance, or directing that the question of the proposed Bond issuance be submitted to the qualified electors of the School District. If the Board determines to submit the question to the electors, the proposition to be submitted shall be as follows: Shall the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District in the Counties of Emmet and Dickinson, State of Iowa, be authorized to issue approximately $8,400,000 School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, which may be issued in one or more series over multiple fiscal years pursuant to Iowa Code Section 423F.2 and 423E.5, in the approximate amount of

$8,400,000 for the purpose of providing funds to currently refund the outstanding School Infrastructure Sales, Services and Use Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2015, dated April 1, 2015, including costs of issuance and a debt service reserve fund if required by the purchaser with any bond proceeds remaining after completion of this project used for other school infrastructure projects as authorized by the School District's Revenue Purpose Statement?

Engagement Letter Bond Counsel                Motion by Soper, second by Juhl to approve the engagement letter with Ahlers & Cooney for the 2021 Sales Tax Refunding Bonds.       Motion carried 5-0.

AEA Purchasing Agreement 2021-22            Motion by Schnell, second by Fandel to approve the AEA Purchasing Agreement for the 2021-22 school year.  Motion carried 5-0. ILCC Agreement - Concurrent Enrollment -         Motion by Juhl, second by Fandel to approve the ILCC Agreement for Summer 2021 Concurrent Enrollment.  Motion carried 5-0. 2021 ELC HS HVAC Feasibility Study                Motion by Schnell, second by Soper to approve the 2021 ELC HS HVAC Feasibility Study with Shive Hattery.  Motion carried 5-0.  Set Public Hearing Date for 2021 Budget Amendment - Motion by Soper, second by Fandel to set May 17, 2021 at 5:10pm for the 2021 Budget Amendment.  Motion carried 5-0.  Approve 2021 ELC Graduates -Motion by Fandel, second by Juhl to approve the ELC 2021 Graduate list as presented.  Motion carried 5-0. Adjournment – Motion by Schnell, second by Juhl to adjourn the meeting at 6:33pm.   Motion carried 5-0.  The next regular meeting will be May 17, 2021 at 5:15pm.  

 

 

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