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November 16, 2020 Annual & Organizational Meeting

November 17, 2020


                                                                                    November 16, 2020

                                                                      Annual & Organizational Meeting                                                                     

The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its Annual and Organizational Meeting on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 5:15pm in the High School Media Center.  Board members present were Tony Condon, President - Gordon Juhl, Via Zoom - Duane Schnell, Sandy Fandel and Jeff Soper - Vice President.    Others present were:  Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Rick Gebel.  Present via Zoom - Dave Swartz – EDN,  Connie Humble, Brad Nelson,  Brad Leonard, Shane Kalous, Ann Peters, Amanda Zylstra, Lili Jensen, Stephanie Wheatley, Megan Millers, Margaret Evans, Jana Ludwig, Robyn Swisher.


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

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


Public Input                                                                          None



Consent Agenda                                                                  Motion by Juhl, 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 October 19, 2020 meeting.


Hires – Demoney Teacher Associates – Ms. Janette Lundquist, Ms. Katie Rezac, Ms. Clair Knutson, Ms. Briana Dale

Resignations – Ms. Nicole Craig – MS Volleyball; Ms. Amanda Zylstra – MS Volleyball; Mr. Joe Smith – HS Custodian.

Finance Reports                                        

Items for Action/Discussion                                             

Old Business

COVID 19 Update                                                              Superintendent Paul updated the board on Covid19.

Examine Financial Accounting Books for

FY 2020                                                                                Motion by Fandel, second by Juhl to approve the FY 2020 financial accounting of books.  Motion carried 5-0.

Adjournment of Retiring Board                                       Motion by Fandel, second by Soper to adjourn the annual meeting at 5:24pm.  Motion carried 5-0.

Organizational Meeting of the Board                              Kate Woods, as president pro tem, called the meeting to order

at 5:25pm.  Board Members present were Schnell, Soper, Fandel, Juhl and Condon.

Election of the President of the Board                            Motion by Juhl to nominate Tony Codon, seconded by Schnell.                Motion carried 5-0.


Board Secretary, Kate Woods administered the oath of office to Tony Condon.

Election of Vice- President                                                Motion by Schnell to nominate Jeff Soper, second by Fandel. Motion carried 5-0.

Board Secretary, Kate Woods administered the oath of office Jeff Soper.

New Business

Appointments                                                                      Motion by Soper, second by Schnell to approve the following appointments:


RWC Committee                                School: Paul, McCoy, Woods

               City: Seylar, Jensen, Clayton

Community: M. Hoyer, Heywood, Stokes

Negotiations                                         Duane Schnell, Tony Condon 

Emmet Co Conference Board           Sandy Fandel

               Board Secretary/Treasurer               Kate Woods

Legal Counsel                                     Fitzgibbon Law; Ahlers & Cooney, 

P.C. for special education counsel; 

Lynch Dallas

 Level 1 & 2 Investigators                  Brad Leonard/Christina Dunlavy 

                                                                 Brent Shatto - Level 2

                               Official Newspaper                           Estherville News

                                                                                                 Motion carried 5-0.


Board Meeting Dates, Time, Location                            Motion by Fandel, second by Juhl to approve the board meeting location as the High School Library/Media Center, meeting time 5:15pm and the following dates;

December 14, 2020*; January 18, 2021; February 8, 2021*;

March 15, 2021; April 19, 2021; May 17, 2021; June 21, 2021; July 19, 2021, August 16, 2021; September 20, 2021, October 18, 2021 and November 15, 2021.

Motion carried 5-0.


Reports/Information                                                           Administrator reports were informational


SBRC Application – MSA                                                     Motion by Fandel, second by Schnell to approve the SBRC MSA application for Open enrollment not in Fall 2019 for $103,200.  Motion carried 5-0.  

Motion by Juhl, second by Soper to approve the SBRC MSA application for ELL instruction beyond 5 years for $48,067.  Motion carried 5-0.

Depository limits 20-21                                                          Motion by Schnell, second by Juhl to approve

                                                                                                the depository limits as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.


Adjournment – Motion by Schnell, second by Juhl to adjourn the meeting at 5:39 pm.   Motion carried 5-0.  The next regular meeting will be December 14, 2020 at 5:15pm.


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