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Regular Meeting

December 15, 2014


December 15, 2014


The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 5:15 P.M. in the High School Media Center.  Board members present were:  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, Ed Fundston, KILR;  Brad Leonard, HS Principal; David McCaulley, MS Principal; Shane Kalous, Elementary Principal; Frank Christenson, Curriculum/Alt. HS Director,  Andy Umthun, Activities Director; Bob Grems, RWC Director; Jason Kollasch, Maintenance Director; Joe Clark, Rick Gebel, Transportation Director; Travis Squires – Piper Jaffray,  Lili Jensen



CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                              Vice President Cornwall called the regular meeting to order at 5:16 p.m.  Board members present were Schnell,  Karels, Anderson. Absent – Greig.

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to approve the agenda with the addition under 6.3.1b,  Elizabeth Sanchez.

Motion carried 4-0.

RECOGNITION OF VISITORS                                            

Vice President Cornwall welcomed all those in attendance and had visitors introduce themselves.

PUBLIC INPUT                                                                       None

CONSENT AGENDA                                                              Motion by Anderson, 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 November 17, 2014 meeting.


Hires -  Brittany Scharmer – RWC Lifeguard, $8.00/hr; Bill Gineris, Night Custodian - $12/hr.

Resignations/Terminations – Joe Clark, Freshman Football; Elizabeth Sanchez, MS Teacher Associate

Finance Reports                    


Piper Jaffray                                                                  Travis Squires from Piper Jaffray presented the financing timeline and proposed term sheet.

Form of Term Sheet for Distribution                                       Piper Jaffray prepared a form of term sheet to be distributed to prospective lenders.  Motion by Schnell, second by Anderson to approve participant package prepared by Piper Jaffray. 

Motion carried 4-0.


Shive-Hattery                                                                Mark Allen from Shive-Hattery reviewed the final plans for Demoney, final documents are out to bidon Friday, December 19. 


Highlights                                                                                                Joe Clark updated the board on the STEM Program.



Reports/Information                                                                                Administrator reports were informational.


Unfinished Business

Board Policies – 410  Series    

3rd and final  reading of the 410 Series.  Motion by Schnell, second by Anderson to approve the 410 Series. Motion carried 4-0.

Board Policies – 411 Series   2nd Reading of the 411 Series, no action.


New Business

Approval of Owner/Architect Agreement                                 No action.


Bid Process                                                                   Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to move forward with bid process.  Motion carried 4-0.

Rural School Advocates of Iowa                                  Motion by Anderson, second by Karels to approve the District becoming an active member of Rural School Advocates of Iowa.  Motion carried 4-0.


Items For Next Month’s Agenda:   Policies, Closed Session,                                  


Adjournment – Motion by Karels, second by Anderson to adjourn the meeting at 6:48pm.  Motion carried 4-0.  The next regular meeting will be January 19, 2014.


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