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May Regular School Board Meeting

May 9, 2011



May 9, 2011



The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 5:10 P.M. in Room N-208, at the Roosevelt Elementary Building. Board members present were:  Mike Karels, Vice President; Molly Anderson, Duane Schnell, Michelle McCoy, President Jodie Greig, Nancy Anderson and Don Schiltz(5:25).  Others present were Dick Magnuson, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Frank Christenson, High School Principal;   Mike Peterson, Middle School Principal;  Kris Schlievert; Elementary Principal, Bob Grems, RWC Director/Dropout Prevention Coordinator; Mike Tidemann, Ed Funston, Tara Paul




CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                                             President Jodie Greig called the public hearing         

                                                                                                to order at 5:10 p.m.  Board members present were

                                                                                                M. Anderson, Karels, Schnell, McCoy, N. Anderson. Absent - Schiltz


FY 2011-12  BUDGET                                                                            Motion by M. Anderson, second by Karels to approve the 2010-11

                                                                                                budget as proposed and published.

                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.


ADJOURNMENT                                                                    Motion by Schnell, second by McCoy to adjourn the public hearing for the FY 2010-11 school year at 5:13 p.m.

                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.




CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                             President Greig called the regular meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.  Board members present were M. Anderson, Karels, Schnell, McCoy, N. Anderson. Absent – Schiltz.

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                           

Motion by N. Anderson, second by McCoy to approve the agenda

with two additional resignations – Jessica Locke, HS Teacher Associate, Amanda Halsrud, Elementary Teacher Associate, add Alicia Koppman – Elementary TA/Daycare under new hires and move item A. under other business, to F. other action items.


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 M. Anderson, second by Karels to approve the consent

                                                                                                Agenda as presented.

                                                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.


                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

                                                                                                Minutes from April 11, 2011 and April 25, 2011.


Bills as presented.


1.        Trent Prather, JV Baseball Coach – Step 1 - $2,250.00

2.        Denise Laaveg – 1.0 Music 2011-12 School Year

3.        Alicia Koppmen - $ 8.00, SPED TA/Daycare


1.        Jesse Nitchals, Freshman Football Coach

2.        Amanda Halsrud, Elementary Teacher Associate

3.        Jessica Locke – HS Teacher’s Associate

Leave of Absence

1.        Ruth Moorberg 2011-12 School Year


Don Schiltz arrives.


HIGHLIGHTS                                                                          School  Board Appreciation Week



FINANCES                                                                              Reports were informational. 




A. Administration                                                                   The administrator’s reports were informational.


OTHER ACTION ITEMS                         


A.  Driver’s Education Program                                               Motion by Schiltz, second by Schnell to continue the current driver’s education program for the 2011-12 school year.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

B. Graduate List 2011                                                              Motion by Karels, second by Schiltz to approve the 2011Graduate list.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

C. ILCC Agreements                                                               Motion by M. Anderson, second by N. Anderson to approve the services

                                                                                                Agreements for the 2011-12 school year.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

D. Forest Ridge Annual Agreement                                          Motion by Schiltz, second by McCoy to approve the Forest Ridge Annual Agreement for the 2011-12 school year.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

E. Reduction in Force Terminations                                        Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to approve the following reduction in force terminations: Kevin Richardson – MOC Program,

                                                                                                Denise Laaveg - .25 Music.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

F. Middle School Principal                                                      Motion by N. Anderson, second by Schnell to approve the hiring of Deb Lenertz for the 2011-12 school year as Middle School Principal/Curriculum Director for the district at a salary of $80,000 a year.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

G. Termination Hearing                                                          Motion by M. Anderson , second by Karels to hold the requested termination hearing for

                                                                                                Amber Pruin at 5:15 on May 16, 2011.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.


OTHER BUSINESS                                                                 

A. MS Principal Update                                                                                                        




A.  Negotiations

B. Administrator Contracts

C. Support Staff Salaries 2011-12


President Greig announced that the board will meet as provided in Iowa Code 20.17(3) for a collective bargaining strategy session following adjournment.


Next regular meeting will be on  June 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm


ADJOURNMENT                                                                    Motion by M. Anderson, second by Karels, to adjourn the meeting at 6:12pm.

Motion carried 7-0.



___________________________________                                                          _____________________________________

Jodie Greig, President                                                                                                       Kate Woods, Board Secretary


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