March 14, 2022 Board Minutes
ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
March 14, 2022
The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held a Public Hearing on the FY23 Published Budget and FY23 Academic Calendar and its Regular Meeting on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 5:05pm 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 – EDN, Jenny Christensen, Robyn Swisher, Stephanie Wheatley, Ed Funston-KILR, Trish Ingham, Edwin Waleh, Harry S?, Megan Miller, Connie Humble, Brad Leonard, Brad Nelson, Kevin Richardson
PUBLIC HEARING 5:05 PM- FY 2022-2023 PUBLISHED BUDGET
Call to Order/Roll Call President Condon called the public hearing to order at 5:05pm.
Board members present were Beernink, Fandel, Soper and
Approval of Agenda Motion by Fandel, second by Beernink, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Public Input None.
FY 2022-23 Published Budget Published Budget publication was presented.
Adjournment Motion by Soper, second by Juhl to adjourn the public hearing at 5:07pm. Motion carried 5-0.
PUBLIC HEARING 5:10 PM- FY 2022-2023 Academic Calendar
Call to Order/Roll Call President Condon called the public hearing to order at 5:10pm.
Board members present were Beernink, Fandel, Soper and
Public Input Edwin Waleh addressed the board about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Requested the board to consider observing the 3rd Monday in January as a No School Day to recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
FY 2022-23Academic Calendar 22-23 Academic Calendar was presented.
Adjournment Motion by Beernink, second by Fandel to adjourn the public hearing at 5:16pm. Motion carried 5-0.
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 Soper, second by Beernink to approve the agenda with an additional hire, Steve Heston and a sharing agreement with GTRA for boy’s tennis. Motion carried 5-0.
Public Input None
Consent Agenda Motion by Beernink, second by Soper to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:
Minutes from the February 14, 2022, meeting.
Bills, Hires – RWC – Erin Hemphill, Katrina Fast, Mr. Steve Heston, HS/MS Vocal Instructor; TLC Appointments 22-23 – Instructional Coaches – Jenny Christensen, Robyn Swisher, Stephanie Wheatley, Model Teachers – Denise Christensen, Melissa Leonard, Kristi Frederick, Lorena Brant, Reann Marra, Katherine Wilson, Brenda Poss, Angela Larson,
Kim Sorbo, Laura Rosendahl, Elizabeth Enderson, Desiree Welty. ELO Teachers - Joan Enockson, Reeann Marra, Jenny Nitchals, Kim Sorbo, Shelly Berning, Lorena Brant. DLT - Jenny Boggess, Jana Ludwig, Denise Christensen, Nate Hansen, Brenda Poss, Mara Kindwall, Michelle Frideres, Desiree Welty, Alan Kies. District Representatives - Jenny Nitchals and Laura Rosendahl. Mentor Teachers - Jenica Arends, Abby Schacherer, Alyssa Urdahl
Sarah Hanson, Joan Enockson, Mara Kindwall, Nick Rice, Kim Sorbo, Leslie White. Program Lead – Laura Rosendahl
Finance Reports. Motion carried 5-0.
Reports/Information Administrator reports were informational.
Items for Action/Discussion
2022-23 Academic Calendar No Action.
2022-2023 Published Budget Motion by Soper, second by Fandel to certify the FY 22-23 published budget with an estimated tax rate no higher than $16.23704. Motion carried 5-0.
E-Rate Bid – HS/MS Wireless System Motion by Beernink, second by Juhl to approve the bid from
RTI in the amount of $89,949.16 and the bid from Midwest Technology Services for $13,536.77. Motion carried 5-0.
ELC & ELCEA 22-23 Tentative Agreement Motion by Beernink, second by Soper to approve the agreement between the Estherville Lincoln Central Education Association and the District Negotiations Team in the total package increase of 3.44% or $234,985 and all other updated language agreed to in the linked Tentative Agreement.
Ayes – Juhl, Beernink, Soper, Condon. Nays – None. Abstain – Fandel. Motion carried.
One-time Retention Incentive Resolution Director Fandel introduced the following:
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District recognizes that many school districts across the state are experiencing staffing shortages during the 2021-2022 school year due in large part to the pandemic and its residual effects, and that staffing shortages have also impacted the operations of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District; and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District recognizes the additional work all staff, certified and classified, have stepped up to complete in light of the ongoing pandemic and have chosen to remain working at Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District; WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District believes maintaining adequate staffing levels of all positions is essential to its educational mission and that when positions go unfilled it is a detriment to all students as well as other personnel; and
WHEREAS, the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District believes that, in light of staffing shortages and the coinciding impact upon District operations, it is appropriate to provide a retention incentive to staff who have remained employed with the District for the 2021-22 school year; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT:
The Board hereby authorizes the Superintendent to facilitate a one-time retention incentive payment in the amount of $1000 to classified and administrative staff who were employed full-time by the District as of October 1, 2021 and remain employed, in good standing with the District through the 2021-22 school year. In the event any employee receiving such a retention incentive is terminated or resigns from the District prior to June 30, 2022, the employee shall be obligated to return the entire payment to the District in full. Director Beernink seconded. Motion carried 5-0.
Tennis Sharing Agreement – ELC & GTRA Motion by Juhl, second by Soper to approve the tennis sharing
agreement with GTRA. Motion carried 5-0.