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Regular Board Meeting

March 16, 2020


                                                                                March 16, 2020

                                                                      REGULAR MEETING

The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held a Regular Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 5:15pm in the High School Media Center/Library.  Board members present were Jeff Soper, Vice President, Sandy Fandel and Gordon Juhl.   Others present were:  Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Dave Swartz – EDN,   Kyle Steffen,  Frank Christenson,  Jason Kollasch, Lili Jensen, Melissa Regelstad

Regular Meeting

Call to Order/Roll Call                                                       Vice President Soper called the regular meeting to order at 5:15pm.  Board members present were Fandel, Juhl.  Absent

                                                                                                Condon and Schnell.

Agenda Approval                                                                Motion by Juhl, second by Fandel to approve the agenda with the deletion of Ashley Bonner, Asst Softball Coach(delayed until school closure is over) and the addition of Brad Nelson as the new Middle School Principal Hire.   Motion carried 3-0.

Public Input                                                                          None.

Consent Agenda                                                                  Motion by Fandel, second by Juhl approve the consent agenda as presented.   Motion carried 3-0.            

                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

                                                                                                Minutes from the February 10, 2020 meeting.


Hires – Dylan Masterson, HS English (FY 21), BA Step 1;  Brad Nelson, Middle School Principal. 

Resignations – Lou Nitchals, HS Custodian 5.21.2020; Ryan Rezac, MS Girls Basketball; Frank Christenson, MS Principal.

Finance Reports                  

Highlights                                                                              Superintendent Paul updated the board on the Covid-19 situation.


Reports/Information                                                           Administrator reports were informational.

Items for Action/Discussion                                             

Old Business

Storage Building Update                                                   No updates.

Demoney Playground Drainage Update                         No updates, VP Soper suggested adding a sidewalk from 1st grade pod to playground.

FY 19 Audit Report                                                            Motion by Fandel, second by Juhl to approve the FY 19 Audit report as presented.

                                                                                                Motion carried 3-0.

New Business

Budget Guarantee Resolution                                           Superintendent Paul read the following resolution –  Resolved,   that the  Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central community school district, will levy 

                                                                                                    Property taxes for fiscal year 2020-21 for the regular 

                                                                                                    Program budget adjustment as allowed under section

                                                                                                   257.14, Code of Iowa.   Roll call vote.  Ayes – Soper, Fandel, Juhl

                                                                                                Nays – None.


FY 21 Published Budget                                                    Superintendent reviewed FY 21 Published Budget scenarios.



Instructional Support Levy                                           Board member Juhl introduced the following resolution – RESOLUTION of Intent


WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and desirable to provide additional funding for the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District; and


WHEREAS, in order to consider participating in an Instructional Support Program, the District must hold a public hearing on the question of participation, setting forth its proposal following publication of the notice of the time and place of such hearing; and


WHEREAS, the Board wishes to set forth in a Resolution its proposal specifying the method and amount to be used to fund the Instructional Support Program, the purposes within the general fund for which the Instructional Support funds will be used, and set a date of public hearing, and direct the Board Secretary to publish notice of the time and place of hearing;


NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, in the County of Emmet, State of Iowa, as follows:


Section 1: That a public hearing on the question of the Estherville Lincoln Central_ Community School District's participation in the Instructional Support Program is hereby set for April 20, 2020 at 5:10 o'clock p.m. in the High School Library/Media Center and the Secretary of the Board is hereby authorized to give notice of the time and place of the public hearing by publishing said notice in the Estherville News, not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) days before the date of the public hearing.


Section 2: At the public hearing the Board will announce the date, no longer than 30 days after the hearing, on which it will take action to adopt a resolution to participate in the Instructional Support Program.  At the public hearing the following proposition, as may be modified as a result of discussion and input, shall be considered for inclusion in the resolution to participate in the program, to wit:


The Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District in the County of Emmet, State of Iowa, does hereby resolve to participate in the Instructional Support Program for a period of five (5) years, to levy annually, as determined by the Board, an instructional support property tax upon the taxable property within the District, commencing with the levy of property taxes for collection in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and an instructional support income surtax imposed annually for each budget year, the percent of income surtax not to exceed ten percent (10%), to be imposed upon the state individual income tax of each individual income taxpayer resident in the District on December 31, 2021, and each year thereafter.


The funds thus collected, when combined with Instructional Support State Aid shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the regular program district cost, including the budget adjustment pursuant to Iowa Code §257.14 for any budget year.  Instructional Support Program funds may be used for any general fund purpose.


Section 3: That all resolutions or orders or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.  Second by Fandel.  Roll call vote:  Ayes – Fandel, Juhl, Soper Nays – None. 



Set Public Hearing Date for FY 20-21 School Calendar      Motion by Fandel, second by Juhl

to set the public hearing date for the FY 20-21 on May 18, 2020 at 5:05pm.  Motion carried 3-0.


Adjournment – Motion by Juhl, second by Fandel to adjourn the meeting at 6:01pm.    Motion carried 3-0.  The next regular meeting will be April 20, 2020 at 5:15pm in the High School Library/Media Center.




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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

La Escuela Comunitaria Estherville Lincoln Central no descrimina basandose en el raza, color, credo, origen nacional, religion, sexo, identidad de genero, edad, discapacidad, estatus marital, orientacion sexual, atributos fisicos, discapacidad o capacidad mental, afiliacion militar, preferencias por partido politico, estatus socioeconomico, o estatus familiar. Consultas o quejas pueden ser dirigidas a la Sra. Tara Paul, Superintendente, 1814 7th Avenue, Estherville, Iowa 51334. 712-362-2692

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