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Regular School Board Meeting

April 15, 2013


April 15, 2013



The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 5:15 P.M. in the High School Library.   Board members present were:   Jodie Greig, President; Mike Karels, Vice President; Nancy Anderson, Duane Schnell, Don Schiltz, Kathy Miller-Cornwall, Michelle McCoy.  Others present were: Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Frank Christenson; HS Principal, Justin Bouse; Elementary Principal, Deb Lenertz; MS Principal, Mike Tiedeman- EDN, Ed Funston-KILR, Brad Leonard, Lili Jensen, Rick Gebel, Amy Condon, Tara Laabs, Tara Ries, Katie Rezac, Shayla Witzke, Anita Helmich, Jenny Boggess, Denise Christensen, Norm Johnson, Larinda Mueller, Dan Mueller, Jenny Boggess, Kathy Beernink, Hannah Beernink, Leah Lichtenberg, Steve Bradburn



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

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the agenda as presented.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0

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 McCoy to approve the consent agenda.

                                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.

                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

                                                                                                Minutes from the March 18, 2013 meeting.


                                                                                                Transfers – Mr. Jason Holt, from .75FTE teacher to 1.0FTE teacher.

Resignations – Mr. Justin Bouse, Elementary Principal; Mr. York Plagge, Varsity Boys Basketball


HIRE                                                                                       Motion by Karels, second by McCoy to approve the hiring of Mr. Matt Gruhlke, Assistant Baseball, Step 1 - $2,250.00

                                                                                                Abstain – Don Schiltz

                                                                                                Yay – Schnell, Karels, Anderson, McCoy, Miller-Cornwall, Greig

                                                                                                Nay – None

                                                                                                Motion carried.


FINANCES                                                                              Reports were informational.


HIGHLIGHTS                                                                         Elementary teachers enthusiastically shared their learning around the Daily 5.


REPORTS/INFORMATION                                                     Administrator’s reports were informational. 


UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                      

Policies – 2nd Reading                                                              2nd Reading of Board Policies 303.1 to 303.12, No Action.



Policies – 1st Reading                                                               1st Reading of Board Policies 304.1,305,305.1,306,307. No Action.


YMCA Agreement                                                                   Motion by Miller-Cornwall, second by Anderson to approve the YMCA Agreement.

Motion carried 7-0.


Length of School Day                                                              Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to approve the proposed length of school day

                                                                                                beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

                                                                                                Elementary – 8:15 to 3:15

                                                                                                Middle School – 8:10 to 3:30

                                                                                                High School – 8:10 to 3:30

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.


Certification of the 2013 Senior Class                                      Motion by Schiltz, second by Schnell to approve the 2013 Senior Class list contingent

                                                                                                upon the successful completion of their current course work.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

2013-14 Swimming Agreement                                                                Motion by Karels, second by Schiltz to approve the swimming sharing agreement

                                                                                                with ELC, Algona and Emmetsburg.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

2013-14 Registration Fees                                                       Motion by Schnell, second by Schiltz to approve the 2013-14 Registration Fees, no changes from prior year.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

2013-14 PPEL Projects                                                            Motion by Anderson, second by Schiltz to approve proposed PPEL projects for 2013-14.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

Superintendent’s Annual Review                                                             No action, discussed process.

RWC Community Foundation Endowment Agreement                             Motion by Karels, second by Schiltz to approve the agreement to set up an endowment

                                                                                                through the Community Foundation .

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.








Suggestions for items to be included on next month’s agenda – Superintendent’s Evaluation


President Greig announced that immediately after the regular meeting the board would meet in an exempt session to discuss negotiations strategy.

Adjournment – Motion by Schnell, second by Anderson to adjourn the meeting at 6:46pm. The next regular meeting will be May 20, 2013 at 5:15pm.


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