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November 22, 2021 Annual/Organizational Board Meeting Minutes

November 23, 2021


                                                           Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

                                                                 Annual & Organizational Meeting

                                                                        November 22, 2021

                                                              Annual & Organizational Meeting                                                                     

The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its Annual and Organization Meeting on Monday, November 20, 2021 at 5:15pm in the High School Media Center.  Board members present were Tony Condon, President; Jeff Soper, Vice-President;  Gordon Juhl, Duane Schnell and Sandy Fandel.    Others present were – Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer; Brad Leonard, High School Principal; Brad Nelson, Middle School Principal; Connie Humble, Demoney Principal; Shane Kalous, Activities Director; Kathy Beernink, Brock Irwin, Ashton Bradley, Cheyenne Reiter, Jenny Christensen, Jen Gesche, Tracey Hilton, Melissa Regelstad, Anita Helmich, Ella Helmich, Jamie Chrsitoffer, Shanna Carlin, Mary Carlin, Kathy Cornwall, Trisha Quastad, Dennis Quastad, Tammy Grange, Heidi Goebel, Allyson Rasmussen, Kieja Evans, Jen Brookhart, Reeann Marra, Robyn Swisher, Brenda Poss, Laura Geibler, Nate Hansen, Brenda Crees, Abby Nitchals, Steph Wheatley, Steph Andrews, Toria Manwarren.


Annual Meeting

Call to Order/Roll Call                                                       President Condon called the public hearing to order at

5:15pm.   Board members present Fandel,

Soper, Schnell, Juhl.


Approval of Agenda                                                           Motion by Fandel, seconded by Soper to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 5-0

Public Input                                                                          None

Approval of Consent Agenda                                            Motion by Schnell, seconded by Juhl to approve the consent agenda items:  Minutes from October 18, 2021 meeting; Bills;

                                                                                                Hires - Ms. Abby Borth, Demoney Teacher Associate; Mr. Logan Nicoson, Demoney Teacher Associate.  Resignation - Mr. Nate Dunlavy, MS Wrestling Coach; Finance Reports.


Items for Action, Discussion and Information             

Prom Discussion                                                                  Tracey Hilton addressed the board regarding the Post Prom committee plans for the 2022 ELC Prom Agenda.  Their concern was for the uncertainty of the ability to have a prom locally with the possibility of shutdowns due to the pandemic. Biggest concern was to keep the students safe and felt that having it all in one place would make it safer for ELC students.


                                                                                                Motion by Fandel, seconded by Schnell to cancel the ELC Prom (Junior Class Parent group will organize Prom for Spring of 2022) for one year, with the expectation that ELC regains Grand March and the Prom dance and that it be held in Estherville next year and communication channels with the Junior Class Sponsor, Administrative staff and next year’s Post Prom Committee would be established. Motion carried 5-0.


                                                                                                Motion by Soper, seconded by Juhl to keep the ELC Post Prom committee as an additional insured on the District’s insurance policy.  Ayes: Soper, Juhl, Schnell.  Nays: Fandel, Condon. Motion carried 3-2.


FY21 Financial Accounting of the Books/Treasurer’s Report

                                                                                                Motion by Soper, seconded by Schnell to approve the FY 21 Financial Accounting of the Books and Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried 5-0.


Abstract of 11.2.21 Election                                              Motion by Juhl, seconded by Soper to approve the Abstract of Election.   Motion carried 5-0.


Adjournment of Retiring Board                                       Motion by Schnell, seconded by Fandel to adjourn the Annual

meeting at 6:31pm.  Motion carried 5-0.


Secretary Woods gave the Oath of Office to newly elected board members Ms. Sandy Fandel and Ms. Kathy



Organizational Meeting of the Board

Call to Order                                                                         Board Secretary Kate Woods (as president pro tem) called the meeting to order at 6:33pm.  Board members present were Tony Condon, Gordon Juhl, Jeff Soper, Sandy Fandel and Kathy Beernink.


Election of Board President                                               Woods asked for nominations for President.  Soper nominated Tony Condon, seconded by Juhl.  Motion carried 5-0.


Secretary Woods gave the Oath of Office to newly elected board president Tony Condon.


Election of Vice President                                              President Condon asked for nominations for Vice-President.                      

                                                                                       Juhl nominated Jeff Soper, seconded by Fandel.  Motion           

                                                                                       carried 5-0.


Secretary Woods gave the Oath of Office to newly elected board vice- president Jeff Soper.


Committee Appointments                                                 Motion by Soper, seconded by Beernink to approve the following, with the second negotiations position to be appointed at next meeting.   Motion carried 5-0.


RWC Committee: School: Paul, McCoy, Woods

               City: Seylar, Jensen, Clayton

Community: M. Hoyer, Stokes, Vacancy

Negotiations                                         Tony Condon, Second

Position Appointed in

December 2021

Emmet Co Conference Board           Sandy Fandel

                                                                              Board Secretary/Treasurer                Kate Woods

Legal Counsel                                     Fitzgibbon Law; Ahlers &

Cooney, P.C. for special

education counsel; Lynch


                                                                Level 1 & 2 Investigators                 Brad Leonard/Christina


                                                                                                                                Brent Shatto - Level 2

                                                                                             Official Newspaper                             Estherville News


Board Meeting Dates, Time and Location for December 2021- November 2022

                                                                                                Motion by Beernink seconded by Juhl to approve the meeting location as the High School Library/Media Center at 5:15 on the third Monday of each month, with the exception of the December, February and April meetings due to a conflict on those dates. Meeting dates are as follows:

  • December 13, 2021*
  • January 17, 2022
  • February 14, 2022*
  • March 21, 2022
  • April 11, 2022*
  • May 16, 2022
  • June 20 2022
  • July 18, 2022
  • August 15, 2022
  • September 19 2022
  • October 17, 2022
  • November 21, 2022

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.

Depository limits 21-22                                                    Motion by Soper, second by Fandel to set the 21-22

                                                                                                depository limits as follows:

Northstar Bank - $12M, Northwest Bank $8M, ISJIT - $100K.  Motion carried 5-0.


Highlights                                                                             The Middle School District Leadership team (Brad Nelson,

                                                                                                Robyn Swisher, Nate Hansen, Ree Marra and Brenda Poss)

                                                                                presented on the SEL Professional development being

done at the Middle School.


SBRC Application - MSA                                                 Open Enrollment Out Not on Prior Year’s Headcount - 

Motion by Soper, seconded by Juhl “The district’s administration is authorized to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental amount of $ 91,624 for open enrolled out students who were not included in the district’s previous year certified enrollment count.” Motion carried 5-0.


Limited English Proficient (LEP) Instruction beyond 5 Years.  Motion by Beernink, seconded by Fandel “ The district’s administration is authorized to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental amount of $ 59,189 related to the English language learning program for students who have exceeded five years of weighting that are included on the Fall of 2021 certified enrollment headcount.” Motion carried 5-0.

Pepsi/Coke Contract                                                          Tabled until next month.

Adjournment                                                                        Motion by Fandel, seconded by Soper to adjourn the

                                                                                                meeting at 7:17p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.  Next regular

                                                                                                meeting will be December 13, 2021 at 5:15p.m.

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