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Regular Meeting

September 15, 2014


September 15, 2014


The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:15 P.M. in the High School Media Center.  Board members present were:  Jodie Greig, President, Kathy Miller-Cornwall,Vice President;  Duane Schnell,  Nancy Anderson, Mike Karels.   Others present were:  Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Mike Tidemann- EDN, Brad Leonard, HS Principal; David McCaulley, MS Principal; Shane Kalous, Elementary Principal; Lili Jensen, Frank Christenson, Curriculum/Alt. HS Director, Ed Funston, KILR, Laura Condon, Kris Turner, Sam Beernink, Megan Miller, Arielle Olson, Amanda Huntley, Vicki Huntley, Andy Umthun


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

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Karels second by Schnell to approve the agenda with additions under 6.3 Hires – Maddie Stubbs and Mathew Kobliska-RWC Lifeguards.

Motion carried 4-0.

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

PUBLIC INPUT                                                                      

CONSENT AGENDA                                                              Motion by Schnell, second by Karels, to approve the consent Agenda as presented.

                                                                                                                Motion carried 4-0. 

                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

                                                                                                Minutes from the August 18, 2014 meeting.


Hires -  Jolene Greving, Teacher Associate, Middle School; Maddie Stubbs,  RWC Lifeguard; Matt Kobliska, RWC Lifeguard.

Finance Reports                      


ITEMS FOR ACTION/DISCUSSION                                      

Unfinished Business

Board Policies – 408-9 Series                                                  2nd reading of the 408-9 Series.  No action.


ADJOURNMENT                                                                    Motion by Cornwall, second by Schnell to adjourn the meeting at 5:19p.m.

                                                                                                Motion carried 4-0.


ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF NEW BOARD                Kate Woods, as president pro tem, called the meeting to order at 5:19 p.m.



Election of President of the Board                                           Motion by Schnell, second by Cornwall, to nominate Jodie Greig for President. 

                                                                                                Motion carried 4-0.



OATH OF OFFICE -  President                                                Kate Woods administered the oath of office to Jodie Greig.


Election of Vice-President of the Board                                   Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to nominate Kathy Miller-Cornwall for Vice President.  

Motion carried 4-0.


OATH OF OFFICE – Vice President                                        Kate Woods administered the oath of office to Kathy Miller-Cornwall.


APPROVAL OF AGENDA                                                      Motion by Karels, second by Cornwall to approve the agenda as presented.  Motion carried 4-0.               


Highlights                                                                                Brad Leonard introduced Kris Turner and Laura Condon updated the board on their summer experiences at ISU and GKN.  They will be teaching an Algebra 2 course, integrating 21st century skills with math skills.

Reports/Information                                                                                Administrator reports were informational.


Unfinished Business                                                                                None.


New Business

Early Graduation Request                                                        Motion by Schnell, second by Cornwall to approve the request for early  graduation pending completion of coursework.

                                                                                                Motion carried 4-0.


Salary Lane Advancements-Action                                          Motion by Karels, second by Cornwall to approve the following salary lane advancements:

                                                                                                Jenica Arends, BA+16, Step 3-$35,114; Sonja Christensen, BA + 24, Step 10 - $44,842; Laura Condon, MA – Step 7 - $42,410;  Kristi Frederick, BA + 16, Step 6 - $38,762;  Jennifer Gesch, MA,Step 8 - $43,626;  Sarah Hanson, MA, Step  4 - $38,762;  Anita Helmich, MA +16, Step 14, $53,354;  Lacey Kilgore, MA-Step4, $38,762;  Tony Klein, MA + 16, Step 10 - $48,490;  Amber Pruin, BA + 16, Step 7 - $39,978;  Katie Rezac, Step 10 - $43,626;  Tara Ries, MA, Step 3 - $37,546;  Josh Schaben, BA + 16, Step 4- $36,330;  Abby Schacherer, MA Step 5 - $39,978;  Kyle Steffen, BA + 8, Step 2 - $32,682;  Kelly Thelen, MA, Step 3 - $37,546.                                                                                       

Motion carried 4-0.







CLOSED SESSION                                                                  Motion by Karels “Pursuant to Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code, I move that the ELC

                                                                                                Community School Board move into Closed Session for the Purpose of reviewing or discussing records

                                                                                                which are required or authorized by state of federal law to be kept confidential.”

                                                                                                2nd by Schnell

                                                                                                Roll call vote – Ayes – Cornwall, Schnell, Karels, Greig.   Nays – None.

                                                                                                Break – 6:07pm to 6:10pm


In Closed Session- 6:10pm  Out of closed Session- 6:56pm


ACTION FROM CLOSED SESSION                                       None


Items For Next Month’s Agenda                                                              Appointments                         



Adjournment – Motion by Cornwall, second by Schnell to adjourn the meeting at 6:59pm.  Motion carried 4-0.  The next regular meeting will be October 20, 2014. 

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