November 22, 2021 Annual/Organizational Board Meeting Minutes
ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
Minutes of Board of Education Meeting
Annual & Organizational Meeting
November 22, 2021
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.
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.
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
Secretary Woods gave the Oath of Office to newly elected board vice- president Jeff Soper.
City: Seylar, Jensen, Clayton
Community: M. Hoyer, Stokes, Vacancy
Negotiations Tony Condon, Second
Position Appointed in
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
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.