Regular Board Meeting
ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
May 19, 2014
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, May 19, 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 Christensen; HS Principal, , Bob Grems; RWC Director. Mike Tidemann- EDN, Ed Funston(5:31)-KILR, Brad Leonard, Lili Jensen, Andy Umthun, Ed Fundston, Jenny Nitchals, Lesa Nauss, Jenny Boggess, Tara Laabs, Kyle Johnson, Norm Johnson, YMCA, Kory Rezac, Frank Rezac, Kyle Steffen, Taylor Jensen,Ciara Minion, Kayla Jensen, Mark Allen, Shive-Hattery, Shane Kalous(5:23pm), Robyn Swisher(5:30)
5:15 P.M. – REGULAR MEETING
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL President Greig called the regular meeting to order at 5:18 p.m. Board members present were, N. Anderson, Schnell, Karels, Miller-Cornwall.
AGENDA APPROVAL Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to approve the agenda with the additional hire of Taylor Phipps and resignation/retirement of Sandy Hockett.
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 as presented.
Motion carried 5-0.
Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:
Minutes from the April 14, 2014 meeting.
Hires – Ms. Kelsie Christensen, 5-8 Level II/III, BA Step 1; Amber Sorgea, 8th Grade Level I, BA Step 1;
Emily Holch, K-2 Special Ed, BA Step 1; Joe Clark, 1st Grade, BA Step 1; Travis Olson, Asst. Boys Baseball, Step 1; Veronica Cooper, Music/MS Instrumental, BA Step 3; Don Seylar, Roosevelt Custodian, $12/hr.; Andy Umthun, Activities Director/HS Dean of Students; Amy Ring-Rose, Asst Girls Track, Step 1; Laura Condon, MS Girls Track, Step 1; Ashley McDonald, RWC Zumba Instructor, $15/Class; David McCaulley, MS Principal, Mr. Taylor Phipps, MS PE Teacher & Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Resignations – Jeanette Benson, Corey Christopher, Andy Umthun – MS PE & MS Track, Taylor Larson,
Amanda Fernau, Robert Bosma, Sandy Hockett
FY 15 Transfers – Ms. Alisha Bernardy to 2nd Grade, Ms. Stephanie Wheatley to HS ELA, Ms. Jen Gesche to MS 5th Grade Level I, Mr. Frank Christenson to Alt HS/Curriculum Director, Mr. Brad Leonard to HS Principal, Ms. Jenny Christensen to ¾ Grade Math/Reading, Ms. Diane Origer to Preschool.
Leave of Absence – Brandi Swenson
HIGHLIGHTS Norm Johnson and Kyle Johnson reviewed the Y-Kids afterschool program that was run by the Okoboji YMCA, approximately 20 students took advantage of this program. Bob Grems reviewed the Energizer Plus program that was run by the Regional Wellness Center and Estherville Library, approximately 50 students took advantage of this program.
Mark Allen, ShiveHattery, introduced himself and talked a little about the design process for the upcoming project.
REPORTS/INFORMATION Administrator’s reports were informational.
Frank Christensen, Jenny Nitchals talked about the 1 to 1 program. A pilot study was performed by students and staff to review the IPAD, Chromebook and Netbook. Ciara Minion & Kayla Jensen shared their perspective as students with the board, both were very enthusiastic about the Chromebook. Kathy Cornwall expressed concerns about the pilot study not being long enough.
Lesa Nauss talked about the summer reading program that the AEA is supporting at the elementary level this summer.
Kory Rezac was introduced as student of the month at the Middle School.
Robyn Swisher, Tara Laabs and Jenny Boggess shared the professional development activities throughout the year. They all felt the Wednesday professional development afternoons are very valuable.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS None.
2014-15 Forest Ridge 28E Agreement Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to approve the 28E Agreement with Forest Ridge for 2014-15. Motion carried 5-0.
Architect Recommendation Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to approve Shive-Hattery as the architect for the upcoming building project.
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 –
Ayes – Anderson, Miller-Cornwall, Karels, Schnell, Greig
Nays – None
Break – 7:34pm – 7:44pm
Out of closed session 8:17pm
Action from Closed Session No action from closed session.
Suggestions for items to be included on next month’s agenda.
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 Anderson, second by Schnell to adjourn the meeting at 8:35pm. The next regular meeting will be June 16, 2014 at 5:15pm.