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August 17, 2020 Regular Board Meeting

August 17, 2020


                                                                                                                                                               August 17, 2020

                                                                                                                                                            REGULAR MEETING

The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held a Regular Meeting on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:15pm in the High School Media Center.    Board members present were Tony Condon, President, Jeff Soper, Vice President, Sandy Fandel, Duane Schnell, and Gordon Juhl.  Others present in the High School Library/Media Center were Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Jason Kollasch, Connie Humble, Brad Nelson, Dave Swartz- Estherville News(left 6:15),  Brad Leonard, Shane Kalous, Megan Miller 


             Call to Order/Roll Call                                                       President Condon called the regular meeting to order at 5:15pm. Board members present were Fandel, Juhl and Schnell,  Soper. 

Agenda Approval                                                                Motion by Schnell, second by Soper to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.

Public Input                                                                          None


Approval of Consent Agenda                                            Motion by Soper, second by Schnell to approve the consent agenda as follows:   Bills as presented.  Hires – Mr. Dylan Masterson – Asst. HS Football Coach & Asst. HS Softball Coach; Mr. Dave Nitchals, MS Cross Country Coach; Ms. Sonja Christensen – Midget Maniac Sponsor; Mr. Grant Foster-Thomas – History Club Sponsor.  Resignations – Brenda Juhl, Cassidy Hatland, Jacque Peta, Cathy Miller.  Voluntary Coaches – Ms. Raleah Held-MS Volleyball; Mr. Nate Dunlavy – MS Football; Mr. Trevor Olson – HS Football; Mrs. Sonya Gjerde, Volleyball; Ms. Rachel Anderson – Cheerleading; Mrs. Anne Kalous – Girls’ Basketball; Mr. Scott Stokes – Girls Basketball;  Mr. Dave Ullom – Wrestling.

                                                                                                Finance reports.

                                                                                                Motion carried- Ayes – Fandel, Soper, Schnell, Condon, and Abstain Juhl.

                                                                                                *Minutes from July 20, 2020 will be brought back for approval at the next meeting.

Highlights                                                                              None.


Reports                                                                                  Update on Covid-19 Related issues – District received notice of an allocation from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER), for approximately $62,000 for connectivity and technology.  Reviewed Face Covering Guidelines, High School, Middle School and Elementary Health Office Visit Guidance. 

                                                                                                As today was the first day back for teachers, Principal Leonard, Nelson and Humble all expressed that the day went well and felt that the staff were excited to be back.  Principal Leonard would like to make changes to the Handbook regarding elective credit requirements; the board will hold a Special Meeting to address the changes.



Items for Action/Discussion                                             

Old Business

Board Policies – Series 400-401.10                                                 After discussion regarding Policy 401.3 Nepotism

                                                                                                Policy 401.4 Employee Complaints, Soper made a motion

to approve the changes as presented, Schnell seconded it.  Motion carried 5-0.

Nursing Services                                                                  Discussion was held over the need for a second nurse.  Board reviewed IASB’s 5-year new money projection and current UAB ratio.   

Motion by Soper, second by Fandel to approve adding a nursing position.  Ayes – Fandel, Soper, Juhl.  Nays – Condon, Schnell.


New Business

ESSER Fund Transfer                                                        Motion by Juhl, second by Fandel to approve the transfer of ESSER funds to the Nutrition Fund to cover Essential Pay Expenditures for the Summer/Covid19 Program.  Motion carried 5-0.

Emmet Co Head Start (UDMO)                                        Informational – No Action

20-21 Food Service Agreement

Special Board Meeting                                                       The Board set Friday, August 21 @ 12:00 noon in the HS

Library for a Special Board Meeting regarding High School

Handbook changes for Elective Credit mandates.

Adjournment – Motion by Schnell, second by Soper to adjourn the meeting at 7:33p.m.  Motion carried 5-0. The next regular meeting will be September 21, 2020 at 5:15pm.                                                                                         

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La Escuela Comunitaria Estherville Lincoln Central no descrimina basandose en el raza, color, credo, origen nacional, religion, sexo, identidad de genero, edad, discapacidad, estatus marital, orientacion sexual, atributos fisicos, discapacidad o capacidad mental, afiliacion militar, preferencias por partido politico, estatus socioeconomico, o estatus familiar. Consultas o quejas pueden ser dirigidas a la Sra. Tara Paul, Superintendente, 1814 7th Avenue, Estherville, Iowa 51334. 712-362-2692

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