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Regular School Board Meeting

June 17, 2013

 

ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY
June 17, 2013
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
 
The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 5:17 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, Frank Christenson; HS Principal, Deb Lenertz; MS Principal, Dave Schwartz- EDN, Ed Funston-KILR, Lili Jensen
5:15 P.M. – REGULAR MEETING
 
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, Miller - Cornwall, Karels, McCoy. Absent: Schiltz
AGENDA APPROVAL                                                            Motion by Karels, second by McCoy to approve the agenda with the additional resignation and adding a closed session.
                                                                                                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 Anderson to approve the consent agenda.
                                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:
                                                                                                Minutes from the May 20, 2013 meeting.
                                                                                                Bills
                                                                                                Hires – Mr. Lou Nitchals, HS Night Custodian, $12/hr. ; Kevin White, Freshman Boys Basketball, Step 1 - $1,900; Kevin White, MS Boys Track, Step 1 - $1,300; Andy Umthon, MS boys Track, Step 7 - $1,700; 5Eric Francis, Freshman Girls Basketball, Step 1 - $1,900; Amy Ring Rose, MS Girls Track, Step 1- $1,300; Carly VanWyngarden, K-12 Special Education Teacher, MA Step 8 - $41,435, Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Coach, Step 1 - $3,200, Alisha Hedman, Kindergarten, BA Step 6, $34,505, Elizabeth Schnoes, HS Business/Computer Science MA Step 3 - $35,371; Nathan Essary, MS Principal , $75,000; Leslie Reiter, Family Consumer Science, MA, Step 2-$34,505;
                                                                                                Transfers – Stephanie Nelson – From K-2 Special Ed to Elementary Counselor; Jenny Nitchals – From HS Business to Technology Integrationist.
                                                                                                Resignations – Ms. Tara Joy, Teacher Associate; York Plagge, HS Teacher, Asst. Softball Coach, MS Boys Track; Mr. Marshal Doeden, 3-8 Tech Instructor; Deniese Nicol, MS Secretary, Stacie VerMeer, Teacher Associate.
                                                                                               
FINANCES                                                                              Reports were informational.
HIGHLIGHTS                                                                        
REPORTS/INFORMATION                                                     Administrator’s reports were informational. 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                      
Policies – 3rd & Final Reading                                                  3rd and Final Reading of Board Policies 304.1 to 307.  Motion by Anderson, second by
                                                                                                McCoy to approve Board Policies 304.1 to 307.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
Policies – 1st Reading                                                              1st Reading of policies 400 – 401.10, no action.
 
NEW BUSINESS
Lunch Price Increase                                                               Motion by McCoy, 2nd by Karels to increase the student lunch price by $.10 and the adult lunch price by $.20.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
CTE Materials Adoption                                                          Motion by Anderson, 2nd by Schnell to approve the CTE materials adoption as presented.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
UDMO Agreements                                                                 Motion by Schnell, 2nd by Anderson to approve the annual agreement for the Statewide Voluntary Preschool partnership for the 2013-14 school year and the 2013-14 Use of Facilities Agreement.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
Forest Ridge Agreements                                                         Motion by Schnell, 2nd by Karels to approve the 28E agreement for the 2013-14 school year with Youth & Family Resource Services(Forest Ridge).
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
2013-14 Meeting Dates                                                            Motion by Karels, 2nd by McCoy to approve the monthly meeting dates as follows:
                                                                                                July 15, 2013, August 19, 2013, September 16, 2013, October 21, 2013, November 18, 2013, December 16, 2013, January 20, 2014, February 10, 2014, March 17, 2014, April 21, 2014, May 19, 2014, June 16, 2014.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
Public Hearing Date                                                                 Motion by Anderson, second by McCoy,
RESOLUTION SETTING TIME AND PLACE
          ON PROPOSAL TO SELL McKINLEY SCHOOL PROPERTY
WHEREAS, the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District is owner of real estate described as:
Lots 18, 28, 29 and 30, Division 5, County Auditor’s Plat 10-73, Estherville Emmet County, Iowa,
                                                                                                WHEREAS, the District no longer operates the McKinley School at such described real estate, and
WHEREAS, the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District has received an Offer to Buy the described real estate from Tara Pyawasit, and
 
WHEREAS, the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District has received a second Offer to Buy the described real estate.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District as follows:
1.             The Board proposes to consider at public hearing the sale Lots 18, 28, 29, and 30, Division 5, County Auditor’s Plat 10-73 to Tara Pyawasit on the following terms and conditions:
(a)            The purchase price shall be $30,000.00, payable $1,000.00 with the Offer to Buy and $29,000.00 due and payable at closing. 
(b)           The District makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the condition of the property. The Buyer shall pay the costs of replacement of the roof, windows, light fixtures, chimney, and insulation. 
                                                                                (c)            The District will deliver a Warranty Deed to the Buyer in exchange for the purchase price.  
                                                                                (d)           The District will provide the Buyer an Abstract of Title(s) that will show marketable title in the District in conformity with Iowa Law and the Title Standards of the Iowa State Bar Association.
                                                                                (e)            Closing and possession shall be on a date yet to be determined, 2013.
2.             The Board further proposes to consider at public hearing the sale of the described real estate upon the following terms and conditions:
(a)            The purchase price shall be $40,000.00, payable upon performance of Seller’s obligations and satisfaction of Buyers’ contingencies, if any, and balance paid at closing.
(b)           The District makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the condition of the property. The Buyer shall pay the costs of replacement of the roof, windows, light fixtures, chimney, and insulation. 
                                                                                (c)            The District will deliver a Warranty Deed to the Buyer in exchange for the purchase price.  
                                                                                (d)           The District will provide the Buyer an Abstract of Title(s) that will show marketable title in the District in conformity with Iowa Law and the Title Standards of the Iowa State Bar Association.
                                                                                (e)            Closing and possession shall be on a date yet to be determined, 2013.
3.             The District shall further consider any additional offers to purchase the described property during the time prior to the public hearing conducted for the prupose of the sale of the described property, including any such offers that are presented to the Board at the public hearing.
4.             The Board shall hold a public hearing on the proposals proposal at 5:05 p.m. on July 15, 2013, in the ELC High School Library at 1520 Central Avenue, Estherville, Iowa, and notice of such public hearing shall be duly published in the Estherville Daily News in the form attached.
 
                                                                                                Passed this 17th day of June, 2013.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
 
Revenue Purpose Resolution                                                   Director Anderson introduced and caused to be read the Resolution hereinafter set out and moved its adoption; seconded by Director Karels. After due consideration thereof by the Board, the President put the question upon the adoption of said Resolution and, the roll being called, the following Directors voted:
Aye: Anderson, McCoy, Miller-Cornwall, Karels, Schnell & Greig
Nay: There were none.
Whereupon, the President declared said Resolution duly adopted as follows:
 
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 423E and Chapter 423F, authority is extended to Iowa school districts and counties to hold elections to adopt a revenue purpose statement describing the use of the sales and services tax funds from the secure an advanced vision for education fund for school infrastructure (penny sales and services tax for schools);
WHEREAS, an election to adopt a revenue purpose statement which specifies the use of the sale and services tax funds from the penny sales and services tax for schools may be initiated and proposed by a motion of the board of directors of a school district;
WHEREAS, the Board deems it necessary and desirable to adopt a revenue purpose statement describing the use of money from the penny sales and services tax for schools and to allow the District to use revenues from the penny sales and services tax for the purposes created by the Iowa legislature and contained in Chapter 423F of the Iowa Code;
WHEREAS, the Board wishes to take action to adopt a Resolution of Election directing an election on the adoption of a revenue purpose statement describing the use of money from the penny sales and services tax for schools;
WHEREAS, the Board wishes to take action to adopt a revenue purpose statement and to submit the statement to the County Commissioner of Elections indicating the specific purpose or purposes for which money received from the penny sales and services tax for schools will be expended;
WHEREAS, the Board will take appropriate action to insure that a copy of the Revenue Purpose Statement will be made available for public inspection and posted at the appropriate polling places in the District during the hours the polls are open.
                                                                                                NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board:
Section 1: The Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District of Emmet and Dickinson Countiesof the State of Iowa makes a motion requesting the Emmet County Commissioner of Elections to submit to the voters of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District the question of the adoption of a revenue purpose statement describing the use of money from the penny sales and services tax for schools. The Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District requests that the form of ballot be as follows:
Shall the following public measure be adopted?
_____      Yes
_____      No
 
To adopt a revenue purpose statement describing the use of the sales and services tax funds from the secure an advance vision for education fund for school infrastructure (penny sales and services tax for schools) received by the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District.
In the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, the following revenue purpose statement, which specifies the use of funds from the penny sales and services tax for schools shall be adopted:
Any revenue the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District may receive from the penny sales and services tax for schools will be expended for any statutorily authorized purpose for school infrastructure, property tax relief and/or the issuance of bonds as authorized now or hereafter by Chapter 423E and Chapter 423F of the Iowa Code.
“School infrastructure” is defined by law to include the construction, reconstruction, repair, demolition work, purchasing, or remodeling of schoolhouses, stadiums, gyms, fieldhouses, and bus garages and the procurement of schoolhouse construction sites, the making of site improvements as authorized now or hereafter by the Iowa Code, and those equipment, transportation equipment, and public recreation and other activities for which revenues under Iowa Code sections 298.3 or 300.2 may be spent as authorized now or hereafter by the Iowa Code. Additionally, "school infrastructure" includes the payment or retirement of outstanding bonds previously issued for school infrastructure purposes and the payment or retirement of new bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes issued under section 423E.5 and section 423F.4 of the Iowa Code.
If this revenue purpose statement is approved, it shall replace any revenue purpose statement currently in effect and will be in effect until amended or replaced by the District. If this revenue purpose statement is not approved, any funds received from the penny sales and services tax for schools shall be used pursuant to any revenue purpose statement previously approved by the District’s voters. Nothing in this revenue purpose statement shall restrict, terminate or impair the District from using funds received from the penny sales and services tax for schools pursuant to any prior revenue purpose statements previously adopted by the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District.
Section 2: The Board Secretary and/or the Superintendent is authorized and directed to certify a copy of this motion and resolution to the Emmet County Commissioner of Elections as they may request in order to accomplish the referendum.
Section 3: Subject to the compliance with all necessary requirements of law, it is requested that an election be held on September 10, 2013, on the question of the adoption of a revenue purpose statement describing the use of money from the penny sales and services tax for schools.
Section 4: The Board Secretary is hereby authorized to submit the following Revenue Purpose Statement to the Emmet County Commissioner of Elections:
Any revenue the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District may receive from the secure an advanced vision for education fund for school infrastructure (penny sales and services tax for schools) will be expended for any statutorily authorized purpose for school infrastructure, property tax relief and/or the issuance of bonds as authorized now or hereafter by Chapter 423E and Chapter 423F of the Iowa Code.
“School infrastructure” is defined by law to include the construction, reconstruction, repair, demolition work, purchasing, or remodeling of schoolhouses, stadiums, gyms, fieldhouses, and bus garages and the procurement of schoolhouse construction sites, the making of site improvements as authorized now or hereafter by the Iowa Code, and those equipment, transportation equipment, and public recreation and other activities for which revenues under Iowa Code sections 298.3 or 300.2 may be spent as authorized now or hereafter by the Iowa Code. Additionally, "school infrastructure" includes the payment or retirement of outstanding bonds previously issued for school infrastructure purposes and the payment or retirement of new bonds issued for school infrastructure purposes issued under section 423E.5 and section 423F.4 of the Iowa Code.
If this revenue purpose statement is approved, it shall replace any revenue purpose statement currently in effect and will be in effect until amended or replaced by the District.  If this revenue purpose statement is not approved, any funds received from the penny sales and services tax for schools shall be used pursuant to any revenue purpose statement previously approved by the District’s voters. Nothing in this revenue purpose statement shall restrict, terminate or impair the District from using funds received from the penny sales and services tax for schools pursuant to any prior revenue purpose statements previously adopted by the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District.
Section 5: The Board Secretary is hereby authorized to take appropriate action to insure that a copy of the revenue purpose statement will be made available for public inspection and posted at the appropriate polling places in the District during the hours the polls are open.
Section 6: All resolutions or orders or parts thereof in conflict herewith be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
                                                                                                 Passed this 17th day of June, 2013.        
 
PPEL Resolution                                                                      Director Anderson  introduced and caused to be read the Resolution hereinafter set out and moved its adoption; seconded by Director Schnell; after due consideration by the Board, the President put the question upon the adoption of said Resolution and the results of the roll call vote were:
                                                                                                Aye         
                                                                                                DIRECTORS Anderson, McCoy, Miller-Cornwall, Karels, Schnell & Greig
                                                                                                Nay – There were none.          
                                                                                                Whereupon the President declared said Resolution duly adopted as follows:
                                                                                                RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, on July 9, 2007, the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District passed a resolution to hold an election on the question of continued participation in the physical plant and equipment levy for a period of ten (10) years, to levy annually, as determined by the Board, a voter approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed one dollar ($1.00) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of assessed value in any one tax year for a period commencing on July 1, 2008;
WHEREAS, on September 11, 2007, the District’s voters approved the District’s continued participation in the physical plant and equipment levy pursuant to the Board’s resolution for a period of ten (10) years to and including June 30, 2018;
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District deems it necessary and desirable that the District obtain additional funds through the physical plant and equipment levy to be used for the purposes as authorized by Chapter 298 of the Iowa Code; and
WHEREAS, the District wishes to take action to allow voters to approve a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy consisting of a tax on all the taxable property in the School District of an amount not to exceed one dollar and thirty-four cents ($1.34) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of assessed value in any one tax year for a period commencing on July 1, 2014, not to exceed ten (10) years;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District, in the Counties of Emmet and Dickinson, State of Iowa, that the Secretary be requested to present the following question to the County Commissioner of Elections for presentation to the voters of the District on September 10, 2013:
                Shall the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District in the Counties of Emmet and Dickinson, State of Iowa, be authorized for a period of ten (10) years, to levy annually, as determined by the Board, a voter-approved physical plant and equipment property tax not to exceed one dollar and thirty-four cents ($1.34) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of the assessed valuation of the taxable property within the school district commencing with the levy for collection in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, to be used for the purposes permitted by Iowa law?
                If this question is approved, it shall replace any physical plant and equipment levy currently in effect and will be in effect until it is amended or expires. If this question is not approved, the current physical plant and equipment levy will continue to exist and the funds from that physical plant and equipment levy will continue to be used pursuant to the question previously approved by the District’s voters.
That all resolutions or orders or parts thereof in conflict are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.
Passed and approved June 17, 2013.
 
Closed Session                                                                        Motion by McCoy – “Pursuant to Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code, I move the ELC Community School Board move into closed session for the purpose of evaluation the professional competency of an individual.” Second by Anderson.
                                                                                                Break 6:24pm – 6:31pm.
                                                                                                In closed session 6:31pm, Out of closed session 6:54pm.
                                                                                                No action taken from closed session.
Suggestions for items to be included on next month’s agenda:
 
President Greig announced that immediately after the regular meeting the board would meet in an exempt session to discuss negotiations strategy.
 
Adjournment – Motion by Anderson, second by McCoy to adjourn the meeting at 6:55pm. The next regular meeting will be July 15, 2013 at 5:15pm.
 
 

 

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