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Regular Board Meeting

April 14, 2014


April 14, 2014


 The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, April 14, 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,  Shane Kalous; Elementary Principal, Nathan Essary; MS Principal, Mike Tidemann- EDN, Ed Funston(5:31)-KILR,  Brad Leonard,  Lili Jensen, Shannon Schiltz, Anita Helmich,  Kristi Frederick, Theresa Nerum, Stephanie Nelson, Kieja Evans, Andy Umthum

                                                                                          5:15 P.M. – REGULAR MEETING

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

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the agenda with the addition of 9.2f  Phone System Bid.

 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 Karels, second by Anderson to approve the consent agenda.

                                                                                        Motion carried 5-0.

 Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

 Minutes from the March 17, 2014 meeting.


 Hires – Ms. Macy Dahl, RWC Engerizers/Housekeeping/Land - $7.50/hr.; Ms. Danielle Wanfalt, Voc Ag/FFA-BA, Step 1; Mr. William Dible – 8th Grade Science, MA-Step 6; Ms. Kathy Foster, Summer School Reading - $20/hr.; Mr. Kyle Steffen, Student Council – Step 1- $700.00.  Resignations – Mr. Nathan Essary, Mr. Jason Holt, Ms. Jennifer Keane, Ms. Dorothy Iverson.  FY 15 Transfers – Mr. Steve ingvall to 5th Grade; Mr. Andy Umthum to MS PE; Ms. Abby Schacherer to K-2 Special Ed; Ms. Brenda Poss to 5th Grade Special Ed; Ms. Carly Marx to 5th Grade Reg Ed; Ms. Shayla Witzke to Title I.

 Leave of Absence – Ms. Abbie Fuhrman, 2nd Grade


 HIGHLIGHTS -   3rd and 4th Grade Teachers explained their proposal for the addition of a 3-4 Math/Reading teacher position at Roosevelt.  Kieja Evans and Shannon Schiltz recapped the successful Doughnuts with Dads and Muffins with Moms events that were held at the Elementary buildings.


REPORTS/INFORMATION     Administrator’s reports were informational.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                     

Policies – 3rd Reading                                                             3rd and Final reading of Board Policies 407-407.6E4.  Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to approve Board Policies 407-407.6E4

Motion carried 5-0.



Senior Class Certification         Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to approve the Senior Class for graduation. Motion carried 5-0.

3rd/4th Grade Reading/Math Position        Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the addition of the shared 3rd/4th grade position.   Motion carried 5-0.

Curriculum Director/Alt HS Director                                        Motion by Miller, second by Anderson to approve the Curriculum Director/Alternative High School Position as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

Superintendent’s Annual Review        President Greig reviewed the process for the Superintendent’s evaluation.

 Budget Amendment Hearing Date    Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to set the public hearing date for the budget amendment on May 19, 2014 at 5:10pm.    Motion carried 5-0.

Phone System Bid    Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to accept the bid from Midwest Technology for $90,895 for a new phone system. Motion carried 5-0.

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 Karels, second by Schnell to adjourn the meeting at 6:24pm.  The next regular meeting will be May 19, 2014 at 5:15pm.


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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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