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Public Hearing/Regular Meeting

May 21, 2018


                                                                                    May 21, 2018

                                                                    PUBLIC HEARING/REGULAR MEETING


The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held a Public Hearing and Regular Meeting on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 5:10pm in the High School Media Center.  Board members present were: Kathy Miller-Cornwall, President;  Dr. Cory Hoyer, Vice President, Duane Schnell,  Melissa Regelstad and Sandy Fandel   Others present were:  Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Frank Christenson, Dave Swartz – EDN, David McCauley,  Shane Kalous, Brad Leonard, Scott Stokes, Lili Jensen, Jeff  Soper, Lili Jensen, Alan Kies, Morgan Soper, Crystal Clabaugh,  Amanda Sheda, Jerod Clabaugh, Missy Danner, Amber Harris, Rachel Anderson, Brian Anderson, Nick Helmich, Desiree Welty, Laura Rosendahl, Billie Jo Barbour, Lois Fraser, Carter Ingvall, Connie Humble, Luwanda Towell, Amanda Olson, Tasha Welch, Stephanie Welty, Kyle Steffen, Taylor Myers, Michele Ingvall, Dalton Ciavarelli, Flor Hernandez, McKenzie Peta, Mary Schumacher, Stephanie Nelson, Dustin Nelson, Teresa Gregory

PUBLIC HEARING – FY 2017-18 Budget Amendment – 5:13pm

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                     President Cornwall called the Public Hearing to order at 5:13p.m., board  members  present were Fandel,  Schnell, Hoyer and Regelstad.

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                       Motion by Schnell, second by Hoyer to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.                           

PUBLIC INPUT                                                                   There was none.  

FY 2017-18 Budget Amendment                                     Superintendent Paul reviewed budget amendment.

ADJOURNMENT                                                                Motion by Hoyer, second by Regelstad to adjourn hearing at 5:14p.m.

 Motion carried 5-0.



Call to Order/Roll Call                                                        President Cornwall called the regular meeting to order at 5:14pm.  Board  members present were Schnell, Hoyer, Fandel, Regelstad.

Agenda Approval                                                                Motion by Fandel, second by Schnell to approve the agenda as presented with moving the Class Size Discussion after the consent agenda.

Motion carried 5-0.

Public Input                                                                          Jeff Soper, Crystal Clabaugh, Amanda Sheda, Stephanie Wheatley, Tasha Welch and McKenzie Peta addressed the board concerning the class size agenda item.


Consent Agenda                                                                  Motion by Schnell, second by Regelstad  to approve the consent agenda as presented.

                                                                                       Motion carried 5-0.            

Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

 Minutes from the April 16, 2018 meeting.


Hires – Christine Quastad, HS Building Secretary; Kyle Steffen, HS Summer Credit Recovery Teacher;  Kim Sorbo HS Summer Credit Recovery Teacher;  Jean Jensen, Head Varsity Volleyball Coach;  Ashley Lullmann, JV Volleyball Coach; Jennifer Brookhart, Freshman Volleyball Coach; Amanda Zylstra, MS Volleyball Coach.

Resignations – Emily Sexton, Elementary SPED Teacher; Sarah Roseland, Nutrition Aide

Volunteer Coaches – Nate Hansen – Baseball; Ashley Lullmann Softball

Retirement – Sharon Neeman, Nutrition Aide

Finance Reports                  

Elementary Class Sizes 2018-19                                      Motion by Regelstad, second by Schnell to table the class size recommendation.   Motion carried 5-0.

Highlights                                                                              Middle School Talented and Gifted Program – Lois Fraser, Taylor Myers and Carter Ingvall  highlighted the 3D printer students are learning to use.

Reports/Information                                                          Administrator reports were informational.

Items for Action/Discussion                                             

Unfinished Business           

Board Policies 605 Series                                                                                       Tabled until next meeting.


Reading/math Intervention Rubrics                                Motion by  Schnell, second by Hoyer  to approve the presented Reading/Math rubrics as presented by the staff and reviewed by the administration.  Motion carried 5-0.


New Business                                                                       HS Washington DC Trip    Motion by Hoyer second by Fandel to approve the optional trip to Washington DC for the High School Social Studies Department in the Spring of 2020.     Motion carried 5-0.


Group A 2018-19 Salary Package                                                                Motion by Schnell , second by Hoyer to approve a total                                         package increase  of 1.45% for the 2018-19                                                      school year for Group A.  Motion carried 5-0.


Custodial 2018-19 Salary Package                                 Motion by Fandel, second by Regelstad to approve a total package increase                                                                                            of 1.02% total package for the FY 19 school year. Motion carried 5-0.


Board Policy Series 606 Instructional Arrangements   1st Reading – No Action

Board Policy Series 607 Instructional Services              1st Reading – No Action


2017-18 Budget Amendment                                           Motion by Schnell, second by Hoyer  approve the 17-18 Budget Amendment as presented.              Motion carried 5-0. 


Audit Extension Proposal                                                  Motion by Fandel, second by Hoyer to approve the audit extension proposal with Williams and  Company through fiscal year ending June of 2020.  Motion carried 5-0.


Woodward Youth Agreement 2018-19                           Motion by  Regelstad, second by Schnell to

                                                                                                approve  the 2018-19 28E agreement with Woodward Youth  

                                                                                                Services.  Motion carried 5-0. 


 Closed Session – Professional Competency of an Individual

Motion by  Regelstad– “Pursuant to Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code, I  move that the ELC Community School Board move into closed session for the purpose of evaluating the professional competency of an individual.”  Second by Hoyer. Motion carried 5-0.

Break 7:41-7:50

Time in closed session –  7:50pm

Time out of closed session -  8:32pm


Action from Closed Session                                            Motion by Schnell, second by Hoyer to approve Superintendent’s continuing  contract, no increase in salary.  Motion carried 5-0.


Adjournment – Motion by Regelstad, second by Fandel , to adjourn the meeting at  8:33pm.    Motion carried 5-0.  The next regular meeting will be June 18, 2018 at 5:15pm.                                                                                          .


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