Public Hearing/Regular Board Meeting
ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
July 20, 2020
PUBLIC HEARING/ REGULAR MEETING
The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held a Public Hearing/Regular Meeting on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 5:10pm in the High School Media Center. Board members present were Jeff Soper, Vice President, Sandy Fandel, Duane Schnell, and Gordon Juhl. Others present via Zoom - , Robyn Swisher, Ann Peters, Rick Gebel, Traci Moore, Lili Jensen, Margaret Evans, Beth Wycoff, Brad Leonard, Megan Miller, Carol Reinhart. Others present in the High School Library/Media Center were Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Jason Kollasch, Connie Humble, Brad Nelson, Dave Swartz- Estherville News, Ed Funston - KILR.
Vice President Soper called the public hearing to order at 5:11pm. Board members present were Duane Schnell, Sandy Fandel and Gordon Juhl. Absent - Tony Condon. Motion by Schnell, second by Fandel to approve the agenda. Public input.
The City would like to acquire approximately 2,177 sq ft of property from ELC, as shown in the linked image, to complete a street realignment on 3rd Avenue South to make it safer for traffic, including our busses to get through. The City would pay for removal and replacement cost as a result of this street realignment. Motion by Fandel, second by Juhl to adjourn the meeting at 5:12p.m. Motion carried 4-0.
Call to Order/Roll Call Vice-President Soper called the regular meeting to order at 5:16pm. Board members present were Fandel, Juhl and Schnell. Absent - Tony Condon.
Agenda Approval Motion by Fandel, second by Schnell to approve the agenda with additional resignation of Amy Ring . Motion carried 4-0.
Public Input None
Approval of Consent Agenda Motion by Schnell, second by Juhl to approve the consent agenda as follows: Minutes from June 15, 2020; Hires – Mr. Lee Hansen, HS Social Studies; Mr. Nate Dunlavy-MS Wrestling Coach; Mr. Jesse Nitchals - Head Cross Country Coach; Ms. Amanda Zylstra-Student Council Sponsor; Lee Hansen - Head Wrestling Coach & MS Football Coach; Ms. Martha Greenwald-Dance Sponsor.
Resignation - Mrs. Tanisha Steffen - Demoney Aide, Rwc Dance Instructor; Amy Ring-Rose - MS Cross Country and Assistant Varsity Cross Country. Motion carried 4-0.
Reports Technology Report was informational. Superintendent Paul presented the following COVID-19 related documents: Employee Work from Home Agreement, 2020-21 Marching Band Festival, Guidelines for School Visitors, Types of federal Leave Available to staff for COVID-10 and COVID-19 related concerns. Board member Sandy Fandel raised the possibility of hiring an additional nurse due to the on-going pandemic. After some discussion, the board directed Superintendent Paul to add a second nursing position for the 20-21 school year.
Items for Action/Discussion
Return to Learn(R2L) Plan Reopening plan was presented.
Calendar Amendment Superintendent Paul presented the following changes to the school calendar:
1.)to change August 24 from an in-take/orientation day to a day of school where all students start This gives us one more day of instructional time as well as keeps visitors out of the building during a time where we are trying to mitigate transmission of virus to our students and staff through outside visitors/parents. Intake conferences would then be done during Wednesday, August 26. 2.)November 5 and 9 AND February 4 and 8 to be regular dismissal times (as indicated on the calendar linked) versus 1 hour early outs for conferences. P/T conferences would still start an hour after dismissal.
Motion by Schnell, second by Juhl to approve the amendments as presented to the 20-21 school calendar. Motion carried 4-0.
ILCC Agreements Motion by Juhl, second by Fandel to approve the Career Connect Programs/Courses for the 20-21 school year. Motion carried 3-1. Ayes - Schnell, Fandel, Juhl. Abstain - Soper.
Resolution Approving Transfer/Sale School District is owner of the real estate described as:
Those portions of Lots 23 and 24 of County Auditor’s Plat of the West half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, Township 99 North, Range 34 West of the 5th P.M., Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, described as
Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Lot 23; thence North 0°49’15” West 33.00 feet along the Westerly line of said Lot 23 to the Southeast corner of Outlot 8 of Stalford and Jarvis Addition to said Estherville, Iowa; thence South 75°19’03” East to the Southwest corner of Lot 27 of said County Auditor’s Plat; thence North 89°16’15” West 131.92 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.05 acre.
WHEREAS, the District has received a proposal for transfer of the real estate to the City of Estherville, and WHEREAS, the Board set a public hearing on such sale for 5:10 p.m. on July 20, 2020, in the Estherville Lincoln High School Library, 1520 Central Avenue, Estherville, Iowa, and WHEREAS, Notice of the Board’s hearing was duly published in the Estherville News on July 9, 2020, and WHEREAS, the Board has conducted a public hearing and has heard and considered all comments made at such hearing, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of Estherville LincolnCentral Community School District as follows: 1. The Board agrees to transfer to City of Estherville, Inc. the following described real estate: Those portions of Lots 23 and 24 of County Auditor’s Plat of the West half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 11, Township 99 North, Range 34 West of the 5th P.M., Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Lot 23; thence North 0°49’15” West 33.00 feet along the Westerly line of said Lot 23 to the Southeast corner of Outlot 8 of Stalford and Jarvis Addition to said Estherville, Iowa; thence South 75°19’03” East to the Southwest corner of Lot 27 of said County Auditor’s Plat; thence North 89°16’15” West 131.92 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.05 acre. to the City of Estherville, Iowa, (Buyer) under the following terms and conditions:
(a) The District shall transfer the real estate to the City in exchange for the City’s payment of all costs and expenses related to transferring the real estate including legal expenses incurred by the District.
(b) The District makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the condition of the property.
(c) The District will deliver a Quit Claim Deed to the City in exchange for the City’s payment of cost and expenses.
(d) The District will not be responsible for providing any Abstract of Title to the Buyer, for the described real estate. The Buyer shall be responsible for the creation or update of any existing Abstract of Title for the described real estate, including the costs or expenses related to the same.
(e) The District shall provide the Quit Claim Deed and complete any closing as required, with possession being provided to the City on or before August 1, 2020, subject to the required approval of the District Board.
2. The Board President and Board Secretary are authorized to execute the Quit Claim Deed to the Buyer. Motion carried 4-0.
Motion by Fandel, second by Juhl.
Board Policies – Series 400-401.10 No action – second reading, no action.
2020-21 UDMO SWVPP Agreement Motion by Fandel, second by Schnell to approve the annual agreement between Estherville Lincoln Central and Upper Des Moines Opportunity for SWVPP for the 2020-21 school year. Motion carried 4-0.
Substitute Pay Motion by Juhl, second by Fandel to increase pay from $100 to 115/day for daily substitutes from $135 to $150 for long-term substitute teachers. Motion carried 4-0.
Adjournment – Motion by Schnell, second by Juhl to adjourn the meeting at 6:09p.m. Motion carried 4-0. The next regular meeting will be August 17, 2020 at 5:15pm.