September 20, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
ESTHERVILLE LINCOLN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
September 20, 2021
The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September, 2021 at 5:15pm in the High School Media Center. Board members present were Tony Condon; President, Gordon Juhl, Jeff Soper; Vice President, Duane Schnell, Sandy Fandel. Others present were: Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Dave Schwartz - EDN, Connie Humble, Brand Nelson, Shane Kalous, Ron Smith, Derek Smith, Chelsey Smith, Mollie Borth, Amber Hall Jennie Knudson, Abby Schacherer, Adam Reiter, Amanda Sheda, Lori Smith, Gary Smith, Beth Wycoff, Morgan Guza, Jenica Arends, Joan Enochson, Nick Hogan, Bruce Guse, Penny Guse, Pamela Mittrucker, Laura Rosendahl, Jenele White, Matt Hoch, McKenzie Peta, Amanda Olson. Zoom - Megan Miller, Stephanie Wheatley, Jenny Christensen (Zoom went down at 5:23 pm)
Agenda Approval Motion by Schnell, second by Soper to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Public Input Jennie Knudson spoke to the board regarding TK transportation. Pam Mittrucker asked the board to reconsider the current in-town shuttle bus guidelines. Ron Smith addressed the Board regarding changing transportation policy. Bruce Guse also asked the board to review the current transportation policy to reflect the needs and wants of parents.
Consent Agenda Motion by Fandel, second by Juhl to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried 5-0.
Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:
Minutes from the August 16, 2021 meeting.
Hires – Trevor Friesner, Demoney Teacher Associate, Nate Dunlavy, Asst Varsity Wrestling, Jennifer Brookhart, History Day Club Sponsor. Resignations - Austin Amberly, Amy Ring-Rose.
Highlights New Teachers were introduced by their TLC mentors. ELC and Champion State of Mind (CSM) Partnership, THINKERS) - Adam Reiter & McKayla Larsen updated the board on their involvement in the schools.
Reports/Information Reports were informational.
Items for Action/Discussion
FFA National Convention Request Matt Schroeder, HS Ag Teacher, presented the FFA’s plans
to attend the National convention in
Motion by Juhl, second by Schnell to approve
FFA’s plans for the National FFA Convention. Motion carried
Allowable Growth Special Education Motion by Soper, second by Fandel to approve
the petition for the SBRC for Allowance Growth in the area of
Special Education for $453,124.55. Motion carried 5-0.
2021-22 Salary Schedule Advancements Motion by Schnell, second by Fandel to approve
the 21-22 Salary advancements as presented. Motion carried
RWC Board Member Resignation Mark Heywood has resigned from the RWC board, we
will need to find a community member replacement.
Mark joined the board in 2008. All RWC Board
members are approved at the annual organizational
meeting, we will hope to have a name for you by then.
Mark & Colette Heywood RWC Donation Mark and Colette Heywood have donated $25,000 to
the RWC and would like to challenge the community
to match the donation.
Transportation and Open Enrollment Policy Appeal The board reviewed policies 213.1R1 - General Complaints by
Citizens. 501.15 Open Enrollment Transfers, 711.1 Student
School Transportation Eligibility, 711.5 Transportation of Nonresident and Nonpublic School Students, 711.10 Bus Route Operations. Chelsey & Derek Smith appealed to the school board regarding changing policy and bus routes to
allow their children(open enrolled students from North Union) to be transported to ELC schools. Under Iowa guidelines, parents are responsible for transporting children openly enrolled to another district. State law mandates that elementary children cannot be on a school bus longer than sixty minutes. Currently, the ELC school district allows for open enrolled students within two miles of the district boundaries to ride, if the pickup is on an established route and stays within the state mandate of elementary children being on the bus no longer than 60 minutes.
Transportation director Rick Gebel will do a time study on the Bus 4 route and see if that route can be adjusted to include the Smith students within the 60 minute timeframe as mandated by law.
Board member Juhl motioned that if the Bus 4 route time study was within the 60 minute time frame, the Smith stop could be added to the route, seconded by Soper. Motion carried 5-0.
Closed Session - Confidential Records No closed session was held.
Adjournment – Motion by Fandel, second by Soper to adjourn the meeting at 6:57pm. Motion carried 5-0. The next regular meeting will be October 18, 2021 at 5:15pm.