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Public Hearing/Regular School Board Meeting

February 9, 2015


February 9, 2015


The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 5:15 P.M. in the High School Media Center.  Board members present were:  Jodie Greig, President;  Kathy Miller-Cornwall,Vice President, Nancy Anderson, Mike Karels.   Others present were:  Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Mike Tidemann- EDN, Jason Kollasch, Brent Shatto, Mark Friesner, Rick Gebel, Paul Enerson, Dave Enerson, Andy Umthun(5:30pm)



CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                                                President Greig called the Public Hearing to order at 5:15p.m., board members present were Greig, Karels, Anderson, Miller-Cornwall and Schnell.

PUBLIC INPUT                                                                                               There was none.     


ADJOURNMENT                                                                                           Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to adjourn hearing at 5:17p.m.


CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                                                President Greig called the regular meeting to order at 5:17 p.m.  Board members present were Greig, Karels, Anderson, Miller-Cornwall, Schnell.

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                                                  Motion by Schnell, second by Anderson to approve the agenda with the addition of Brent Shatto under highlights and resignation of Sheri Nissen.

Motion carried 5-0.

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS                                                                 President Greig welcomed all those in attendance and had visitors introduce themselves.

PUBLIC INPUT                                                                       None

CONSENT AGENDA                                                                                    Motion by Schnell, second by Karels, to approve the consent Agenda as presented.

                                                                                       Motion carried 5-0. 

                                                                                                                        Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

 Minutes from the January 19, 2015 meeting.


Hires – Janet Leifeld, Elementary Teacher Associate, $10.50/hr.

Notification of Return – Abbie Fuhrman, not returning.

Resignation – Liz Bixby, Elementary Teacher Associate, Sheri Nissen, Custodian

Finance Reports                      


Highlights                                                                       Brent Shatto presented a flowchart developed by JAM(Juvenile Action               Meetings), for the purposeof dealing with elementary age students who exhibit violent behavior.   



               Administrator reports were informational.


Unfinished Business

Board Policies – 412 Series                                                   2nd Reading of the 412 Series – Classified Employee Compensation & Benefits, no action.  

New Business

Set Bid Date for Proposed Track and Football Field Improvements         Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to set the bid date for the purpose of renovations to the track and re-crowning of the football field to be let out for bid and set all bids due to the Central Office(1814 7th Ave S, Estherville, IA  51334) on or before March  11, 2015 at 2:00p.m. and a bid opening to begin at 2:10 p.m. at the same location.

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.


Set Public Hearing Date for Proposed Track Improvements     Motion by Schnell, second by Karels, to set the public hearing date for proposed track improvements and re-crowning of the football field as Monday, March 16 at 5:10p.m.

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.


Piper Jaffray – Financing Proposals                                         Travis Squires reviewed financing proposals via phone. Piper Jaffray recommends private placement  at 2.6% from Pinnacle Public Financing.


Acceptance of Financing Proposals                                          See below.


Demoney Project Bids                                                             The District received one bid from Christensen Construction,


Acceptance of the Demoney Project Bid and Contractor/Owner  See below.


Asbestos Abatement Bids                                                          See below.


Financing, Asbestos and Demoney Contract Bids Motion

Motion by Schnell, second by Anderson to give conditional approval for the private placement of financing to Pinnacle Public as presented by Piper Jaffray, asbestos abatement  to Abatement Specialists and the construction contract with Christensen Construction pending approval of changes to the AIA Document A101 - 2007 Owner and Contractor contract per the Board’s legal counsel to President Jodie Greig.

Ayes:  Anderson, Greig, Schnell, Karels , Nay - Miller-Cornwall.  Motion Carried 4-1


Budget Guarantee Resolution                                                   FY 2016: RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, will levy property tax for the fiscal year 2015-16 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.

Ayes:  Karels, Anderson, Greig, Miller-Cornwall, Schnell

Nays: None.


Set Public Hearing Date for FY 16 Budget                                Motion by Schnell, second by Anderson to set the public hearing date and time as April 1, 2015 at 12 noon in the HS Conference Room Library.

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.


Set Special Meeting Date                                                          Motion by Anderson, second by Karels to set a meetin on  March 2nd, at Noon for the purpose of passing  Resolution authorizing sale and issuance of Bonds.

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.


Director Greig announced – “The board will meet as provided in Iowa Code 20.17(3) for a collective bargaining strategy session following adjournment.”


Items For Next Month’s Agenda:   Policies, Public Hearing Track and re-crowning of the Football Field.


Adjournment – Motion by Karels second by Schnell  to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 pm.  Motion carried 5-0.  The next regular meeting will be March 16, 2015 following public hearing.


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Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, military affiliation, political party preference, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Mrs. Tara Paul, Superintendent, 1814 7th Avenue, Estherville, Iowa 51334. 712-362-2692

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