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Regular Board Meeting/Public Hearing - Budget

March 17, 2014

ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

March 17, 2014

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 5:15 P.M. in the High School Library.   Board members present were:   Jodie Greig, President; Kathy Miller-Cornwall, Vice President; Nancy Anderson, Duane Schnell, Mike Karels.   Others present were:  Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Frank Christenson; HS Principal, Shane Kalous; Elementary Principal, Nathan Essary; MS Principal, Mike Tidemann- EDN, Ed Funston-KILR,  Brad Leonard,  Lili Jensen, Jenna Pollock, Tina Natterstad, Kirsten Natterstad, Heather Natterstad, Angela Larson, Jenny Nitchals, Stephanie Nelson, Bob Grems, Roy Gage, Rick Gebel, Jason Kollasch

   Public Hearing – FY 15 Budget – 5:10pm

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                              President Greig called the public hearing to order at 5:13 p.m.  Board members present were, N. Anderson, Schnell,  Karels, Miller-Cornwall.

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the agenda as presented.

Motion carried 5-0.

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

PUBLIC INPUT                                                                       There was none.

2014-15 PUBLISHED BUDGET                                             Viewed the publication, no public comments.

ADJOURNMENT                                                                    Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to adjourn the meeting at  5:15pm.

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.

5:15 P.M. – REGULAR MEETING

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                              President Greig called the regular meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.  Board members present were, N. Anderson, Schnell, Karels, Miller-Cornwall.

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to approve the agenda as presented.

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0

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

PUBLIC INPUT                                                                       There was none.

CONSENT AGENDA                                                              Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to approve the consent agenda.

                                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.

                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

                                                                                                Minutes from the February 10, 2014 meeting.

                                                                                                Bills

                                                                                                Hires – Melissa Thelen, Sped Teacher Associate, $9.00/hr.; Tian Siggens, RWC Lifeguard, $7.25/hr.; Ali Devary, RWC Land Staff, $7.25/hr.;  Kayla Bortvit, Demoney Teacher Associate, $8.00/hr.

                                                                                                Resignations – Dan Hewitt, 8th Grade Football; Lisa Nell, HS Student Council; Ian McCloud, 8th Grade Science; Kara Chapman, Basketball Cheer Sponsor; Jenny Nitchals, HS Student Council.

                                                                                                Early Retirement – Jackie Thoreson, Elementary Teacher; Brian Sexe, Band Teacher, Clint Howard, Custodian.

                                                                                                Finances

HIGHLIGHTS                                                                         Emmet County Conservationist – Jenna Pollock updated the board on NASP(National Archery in the Schools Program).

                                                                                                Jenny Nitchals & Angela Larson- updated the board on an Anti-bullying project her students recently completed in her 8th Grade Communications class.

REPORTS/INFORMATION                                                     Administrator’s reports were informational.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                     

Policies – 2nd Reading                                                              Second reading of Board Policies 407-407.6E4.

NEW BUSINESS

Early Graduation Request                                                        Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the early graduation request as presented.

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.

Inactive Funds Transfer Resolution                                         Resolved, that the Board of Directors of Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, will transfer the balance of the Child Care Fund(62) to the General Fund(10) as allowed under section 24.21 Code of Iowa.

                                                                                                Nays – None

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

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.

2014-15 Published Budget                                                       Motion by Anderson, second by Karels to approve the Published Budget at the $16.39477 tax rate.

Motion carried 5-0.

2014 – 15 School Calendar                                                    

                                                                                                Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the 2014-15 as proposed.

Motion carried 5-0.

Suggestions for items to be included on next month’s agenda.

2014-15 PPEL Projects                                                            Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to approve the  PPEL projects as presented for the FY 2015 school year.

                                                                                                Motion carried 5-0.

Closed Session                                                                        Anderson – “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.”

2nd to the Motion - Schnell

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

Nays – None.

                                                                                                Break – 6.31-6.37

                                                                                                Out of closed session 7:03

Action From Closed Session                                                    None      

President Greig announced that “The board will meet as provided in IOWA CODE    20.17(3) for a collective bargaining strategy session following adjournment.”

Adjournment – Motion by Karels second by Anderson to adjourn the meeting at 7:04pm.  The next regular meeting will be April 14, 2013 at 5:15pm.

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