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Regular School Board Meeting

August 19, 2013




August 19, 2013


The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, August 19, 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, Kathy Miller-Cornwall, Michelle McCoy.  Others present were: Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Mike Tiedeman- EDN,   Lili Jensen, Frank Christensen – HS Principal, Shane Kalous – Elementary Principal, Brad Leonard – Activities Director, Bob Grems – RWC Director, Beverly Walsmith, James Whitney, Rick Gebel, Connie Siebenbruner, Leslie Reiter, Eric Francis, Elizabeth Schnoes, Amy Condon, Kim Petrick, Kyle Steffen





CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL                                              President Greig called the regular meeting to order at 5:16 p.m.  Board members present were, N. Anderson, Schnell, Miller – Cornwall(5:18), Karels, McCoy, Schiltz

AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Karels, second by McCoy  to approve the agenda with the additional hires.

                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0

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

PUBLIC INPUT                                                                       There was none.

CONSENT AGENDA                                                              Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the consent agenda.

                                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

                                                                                                Minutes from the July 15, 2013.


                                                                                                Hires – Ms. Lisa Hoyle, MS Secretary - $9.50/hr., Ms. Jean Jensen, Freshman Volleyball Coach - $1,900,

                                                                                                Nutrition Aides – Ms. Trisha Koons - $9/hr., Ms. Shawna Brosh - $8.75/hr., Ms. Rosemarie Croner - $8.75/hr., Ms. Amy Ring-Rose, HS Media Center Aide - $10/hr., Ms. Carrie Essary – Elementary Teacher Associate - $8/hr., Ms. Elizabeth Bixby – Elementary Teacher Associate- $8/hr., Ms. Bethany Johnson – MS SPED Teacher Associate - $8/hr., Ms. Andrea Hecht, MS SPED Teacher Associate - $9/hr., Ms. Taylor Larson, MS SPED Teacher Associate - $8/hr, Mr. Austin Steichen, Asst Football, Step 1 - $2,250, Mr. Ian McCloud, Asst. Footbal – Step 1 - $2,250, Ms. Rose Nitchals, HS Night Custodian, $12/hr., Mr. Ryan Wurtz, Asst. Football, Step 1 - $2,250, Ms. Christi Nava, SPED Teacher Associate - $10/hr.

                                                                                                Resignations – Mr. Chris Schmaus-Custodian, Ms. Skyla Edwards – Elementary TA, Ms. Jessica Radmaker – Elementary TA, Ms. Jean Hoffman – National History Day Coach



Ms. Bev Waldsmith talked about and showed the board some examples of smokeless and dissolvable products the tobacco industry is producing that contain nicotine.


FINANCES                                                                              Reports were informational.

HIGHLIGHTS                                                                         High School new staff were introduced and a quick tour of the high school was given.


REPORTS/INFORMATION                                                     Reports were informational.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                      

Open Enrollment – Bussing                                                     Superintendent Paul reviewed the bussing issue with students that live across the state line in Minnesota.


Policies – 3rd & Final                                                               Motion by Anderson, second by Schnell to approve policies 400 – 401.10 with the changes recommended by Superintendent Paul.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.



Policies – 1st Reading                                                               No Action.


Policy 410.1 Substitute Teachers                                             Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to change the last paragraph of the policy to read as presented and waive the 2nd and 3rd reading.

                                                                                                Substitute teachers will be paid a per diem rate. Substitutes employed for 15 or more consecutive days in the same position shall be paid at a rate of $135/day. Substitute licensed employees are expected to perform the same duties as the licensed employees.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

                                                                                                Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to approve Policy 410.1 as amended.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.

Policy 905.2 Smoke Free Environment                                    Motion by Schnell, second by Anderson to approve and waive the 2nd and 3rd readings of Policy 905.2  to replace the Smoke-free Policy with the following:

                                                                                                Tobacco-Free Environment

                                                                                                School district facilities and grounds, including school vehicles and personal vehicles, are off limits for tobacco use, including the use of nicotine products that are not FDA(Federal Drug Administration) approved for tobacco cessation. This requirement extends to students, employees and visitors. This policy applies at all times, including school-sponsored and non-school sponsored events. Persons failing to abide by this policy are required to extinguish their smoking material, dispose of the tobacco/nicotine product or leave the school district premises immediately. It is the responsibility of the school administration to enforce this policy.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.


Teacher Associate & Substitute Handbooks                            Motion by Anderson, second by McCoy to approve the handbooks as presented with changes to the with changes to the Smoke/Tobacco Free language as approved in previous action item.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.


Bus Bids                                                                                  Motion by Schiltz, second by Karels to approve the bid from Thomas Bus Sales, $83,273.00 for the 2013-14 71 passenger route bus.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.


Upper Des Moines Agreement                                                 Motion by Schnell, second by Karels to approve the agreement with Upper Des Moines regarding the items purchased for the McKinley building that will be removed should Upper Des Moines decide to move their program to another location.

                                                                                                Motion carried 7-0.



Suggestions for items to be included on next month’s agenda:           YMCA afterschool program, Elementary and Middle School new staff, Prosper.



Adjournment – Motion by Anderson, second by McCoy to adjourn the meeting at 7:02pm. The next regular meeting will be September 16, 2013 at 5:15pm.

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