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Regular School Board Meeting

May 20, 2013


May 20, 2013
The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular meeting on Monday, May 20, 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, Frank Christenson; HS Principal, Deb Lenertz; MS Principal, Mike Tiedeman- EDN, Ed Funston-KILR, Brad Leonard, Lili Jensen, Shane, Annie & Kreyton Kalous, Mike Maffin, Steve Bradburn, Micki Bradburn, Melinda Beekman, Rick Gebel
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 Schnell to approve the agenda as presented.
                                                                                                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 Anderson, second by McCoy to approve the consent agenda.
                                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
                                                                                                Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:
                                                                                                Minutes from the April 15 & April 30, 2013 meeting.
                                                                                                Hires – Mr. Corey Christopher, Varsity Boy’s Basketball – Step 8 - $3,800.00
                                                                                                             Ms. Angie Finely, Drill Team Director – Step 1 - $1,300
                                                                                                             Ms. Kara Chapman, Wrestling Cheer Sponsor – Step 1-$500
                                                                                                             Ms. Julie Larsen, 5th Grade Teacher, BA Step 1 - $28,730
                                                                                                             Mr. Ian McCloud, 8th Grade Science Teacher – BA Step 1 - $28,730
                                                                                                             Mr. Marshall Doeden, 3-8th Tech Instructor – BA Step 1 - $28,730
                                                                                                             Mr. Shane Kalous – Elementary Principal – $75,000.00
                                                                                                             Ms. Jennifer Keane – RWC, Land Front Desk – p/t $8.00/hr.
                                                                                                             Mr. Ian McCloud, MS Wrestling – Step 1 - $1,300
                                                                                                             Mr. Marshall Doeden, Varsity Asst Football – Step 1 - $2,250
                                                                                                             Ms. Lesa Nell, HS Student Council, Co-Sponsor – Step 1 - $350
                                                                                                             Ms. Jenny Nitchals, HS Student Council Co-Sponsor – Step 1 - $350
                                                                                                Resignations – Ms. Jody Condon- Elementary Counselor, Mr. Kyle Grems- Boys Basketball Coach, Mr. Steven McCauley- HS Teacher, Mr. Dan Hewett-MS Wrestling Coach, Mr. Mike Mix – MS Wrestling
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
FINANCES                                                                              Reports were informational.
HIGHLIGHTS                                                                         Introduction of new Elementary Principal and Family – Shane & Annie Kalous
REPORTS/INFORMATION                                                     Administrator’s reports were informational. 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS                                                      
Policies – 3rd & Final Reading                                                  3rd and Final Reading of Board Policies 303.1 to 303.12. Motion by Karels, second by
                                                                                                Schnell to approve Board Policies 303.1-303.12.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
Policies – 2nd Reading                                                              2nd Reading of policies 304.1-307, no action.
Bus Issue                                                                                 Ms. Melinda Beekman addressed the board concerning a bus route along the Minnesota boarder.
Little Theatre Refurbishing                                                      Mr. Steve Bradburn addressed the board concerning improvements to the Little Theatre.
Public Hearing Date                                                                 Resolution setting time and place on proposal to sell McKinley School Property –
Motion by Anderson, second by Miller-Cornwall, “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.
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District as follows:
1.             The Board proposes to sell to 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 July 1, 2013.
2.             The Board shall hold a public hearing on this proposal at 5:05 p.m. on June 17, 2013, in 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.
                                                                                Ayes – Anderson, Miller-Cornwall, McCoy, Greig
                                                                                Abstain – Schnell, Karels
                                                                                Nays - None
                                                                                                Passed this 20th day of May, 2013.
                                                                                                Suggestions for items to be included on next month’s agenda:
Closed Session – Superintendent’s Evaluation                        Motion by Anderson, “Pursuant to Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code, I move the ELC Community
                                                                                                School Board move into closed session for the purpose of evaluating the professional competency of an
                                                                                                individual.”   Second by Karels.
                                                                                                Roll Call Vote – Ayes – Anderson, McCoy, Miller-Cornwall, Karels, Schnell, Greig
                                                                                                Nays - None
                                                                                                Break – 6:35pm – 6:50pm.
                                                                                                Out of closed session 7:22pm.
Action from closed session                                                     Motion by Schnell, second by Anderson to approve Superintendent Paul’s contract for the                                                                                                    2013-14 school year.
                                                                                                Motion carried 6-0.
President Greig announced that immediately after the regular meeting the board would meet in an exempt session to discuss negotiations strategy.
Adjournment – Motion by Karels, second by Schnell to adjourn the meeting at 7:31pm. The next regular meeting will be June 17, 2013 at 5:15pm.


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Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, military affiliation, political party preference, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Mrs. Tara Paul, Superintendent, 1814 7th Avenue, Estherville, Iowa 51334. 712-362-2692

La Escuela Comunitaria Estherville Lincoln Central no descrimina basandose en el raza, color, credo, origen nacional, religion, sexo, identidad de genero, edad, discapacidad, estatus marital, orientacion sexual, atributos fisicos, discapacidad o capacidad mental, afiliacion militar, preferencias por partido politico, estatus socioeconomico, o estatus familiar. Consultas o quejas pueden ser dirigidas a la Sra. Tara Paul, Superintendente, 1814 7th Avenue, Estherville, Iowa 51334. 712-362-2692

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