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December 2011 Board Meeting Minutes

December 19, 2011



December 19, 2011



The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. in Room N-208, at the Roosevelt Elementary Building. Board members present were:  Jodie Greig, President; Mike Karels, Vice President; Nancy Anderson, Duane Schnell, Kathy Cornwall, Don Schiltz, Michelle McCoy(5:04pm).  Others present were: Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Frank Christenson; HS Principal, Kris Schlievert(5:04pm); Elementary Principal, Deb Lenertz; MS Principal, Bob Grems; RWC Director , Mike Tiedeman- EDN, Jason Kollasch, Brian DeJong; Activities Director,  Kevin Richardson, Lili Jensen, Rick Gebel(5:07pm), Laurie Kautzky, Nancy Johnson, Kevin Sander





CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                              President Greig called the regular meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.  Board members present were, N. Anderson, Schnell, Cornwall, Schiltz, Karels.


AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to approve the agenda with the addition of the SBRC MAG-Dop request and two hires, Mathew Gruhlke, Special Needs TA and Tyler Lutz, Childcare.

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 Schnell, second by Anderson to approve the consent Agenda as presented.

                                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.


                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

                                                                                                Minutes  from November 21, 2011 meeting.



1.         Ms. Kimberly Petrich – HS Tutor – $10/hr.

2.        Mr. Mathew Gruhlke, Elementary Special Needs TA, $8.00/hr.

3.        Mr. Tyler Lutz, Daycare - $8.00/hr.




                                                                                                Board member Michelle McCoy arrives.

FINANCES                                                                              Reports were informational. 

                                                                                                Ebony Rahe from Williams & Company presented the FY 2011 Audit Report.


REPORTS/INFORMATION                                                     Administrator’s reports were informational.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                      

 Policy 905.1-Community Use of School Facilities                 Final Reading of Board Policy 905.1, Community Use of School Facilities. Motion by

                                                                                                Schiltz, second by Anderson to approve Board Policy 905.1.


NEW BUSINESS                                                                    

   Athletic Booster Club Presentation                                        Nancy Johnson presented to the board a proposal for purchasing a new trophy case in the high

                                                                                                School commons area.


  IASB Convention Recap                                                       Tabled until the January meeting.


  Special Pay Plan                                                                    Motion by N. Anderson , second by Cornwall to authorize Estherville Lincoln Central to

                                                                                                Implement a 403b Special Pay Plan for early retirees, to save the employer payroll taxes on payments to

                                                                                                Employees at retirement.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.


    Early Retirement                                                                  Motion by Schiltz, second by Cornwall to approve the Early Retirement Plan for Certified Staff and all

                                                                                                full time twelve month employees.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0. 


  Waiver Request – CBE                                                          Motion by Karels, second by McCoy to approve the waiver for Competency Based

                                                                                                Education for the 2012-13 school year.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.


   SBRC Request – MAG-Dop                                                  Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to approve the 2012-13 MAG-Dop application for

                                                                                                allowable growth.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.





Closed Session                                                                        Motion by Anderson – “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 by McCoy. 

Roll call vote: Ayes – Anderson, McCoy, Schiltz, Cornwall, Karels, Schnell, Greig

Nays - None

                                                                                                Time in closed session – 6:44pm.


                                                                                                Time out of closed session – 7:24pm.


 Action from Closed Session                                                   None


 ADJOURNMENT                                                                   Next regular meeting will be on January 16, 2012 at 5:15, Room 208 Roosevelt Elementary.

                                                                                                  Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to adjourn the meeting at 7:29p.m.









___________________________________                                                          _____________________________________

Jodie Greig, President                                                                                                      Kate Woods, Board Secretary


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