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Regular Board Meeting

April 20, 2015


April 20, 2015


The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday April 20, 2015 at 5:15 P.M. in the High School Media Center.  Board members present were:  Jodie Greig, President;  Mike Karels, Nancy Anderson.  Others present were:  Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Mike Tidemann- EDN, Jason Kollasch, David McCaulley, Andrew Umthun, Ed Funston-KILR,  Brad Leonard,  Shane Kalous, Frank Christensen, Lili Jensen, Brenda Reeves, Steve Bradburn, Michelle Bradburn,  Laura Giebler, Rick Gebel, Connie Humble, Will Dible,  Robyn Swisher, M Griffith-Farm Bureau, Amber Jordan


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


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                                                                       None

CONSENT AGENDA                                                                                   Motion by Karels, 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 March 16 & 18, April 1, 2015 meetings.


Hires – Ms. Jennifer Poole, HS Math, BA Step 1; Mrs. Sonja Gjerde, 9th Grade Volleyball, Step 1; Mrs. Kieja Evans, Co JV/Var Volleyball, Step 9/2; Mrs. Jean Jensen, Co JVVar Volleyball, Step 2, Mr. Matthew Gruhlke, 6th Grade - BA Step 3; Mrs. Melissa Leonard, Summer School ; Mrs. Kathy Foster, Summer School; Ms. Desiree Welty – HS English, BA Step 3; Mr. Matthew Gruhlke, Asst Baseball, Step 2; Asst Football, Step 1; Mrs. Emily Sexton, Summer School, Lee Evans, MS Girls Bball, Ms. Laura Condon, HS Summer School, Mr. Kurt Snyder,  Asst. Maintenance Director

Resignations – Mr. Joe Clark - STEM, Mrs. Kelsie Christensen- MS SPED, Mrs. Jessica Day-7th Grade Girls Basketball, Mr. Ryan Wurtz – MS Computer Apps, Mrs. Gloria Nath-Elementary ELL, Mr. Sam Beernink, MS Wrestling, Mr. Kevin White, MS Counselor, MS Track, JV Basketball, Mr. Dean Truog, Asst. Track Coach.

Voluntary Coach

Finance Reports                      

Highlights                                                                        HS Standards Based Grading Team – Will Dible, Amber Jordan, Connie Humble, Brenda Reeves and Robyn Swisher updated the board on Standards Based Grading.


               Administrator reports were informational.


Unfinished Business

Board Policies – 413 Series    

2nd  Reading of the 413 Series – Classified Employee Termination of Employment

New Business

Set FY 15 Budget Amendment Hearing Date  

Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to set the FY 15 Budget Amendment  Public Hearing date as 5.18.15 at 5:10pm.  Motion carried 4-0.

Early Graduation Request                                                                             Motion by Anderson, second by Karels to approve the early graduation request pending student’s completion of requirements. Motion carried 4-0.

Senior Class Certification  

Motion by Karels, second by Anderson, to certify the class of 2015.            Motion carried 4-0.

Music Department NYC Trip    

Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the Music Department’s request to take a trip to New York City with students.

 Motion carried 4-0.

PPEL/SILO FY 16 Projects                                                                              Motion by Anderson, second by Karels approve they FY 16 PPEL/SILO Project List as presented.  Motion carried 4-0.

2015-16 Local 79C Contract Agreement                                                      Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the Local 79C contract tentative agreement as presented.   Motion carried -0.

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


Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to adjourn the meeting at 6:32pm.  Motion carried 4-0.


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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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