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Work Session/Regular Meeting

June 18, 2018


                                                                                    June 18, 2018

                                                                    WORK SESSION/REGULAR MEETING

The Estherville Lincoln Central Board of Education held a Work Session at 4:30pm followed by a  Regular Meeting on Monday,June 18, 2018 at 5:10pm in the High School Media Center.  Board members present were: Kathy Miller-Cornwall, President;  Dr. Cory Hoyer, Vice President, Duane Schnell,  Melissa Regelstad and Sandy Fandel   Others present were:  Tara Paul, Superintendent; Kate Woods, Board Secretary/Treasurer, Frank Christenson, Dave Swartz – EDN, David McCauley,  Shane Kalous, Brad Leonard, Scott Stokes, Lili Jensen, Laura Giebler, Cindy Fisher, Larinda Mueller, Tina Jensen, Cheryl Houseman, Gary Phillips, Shari Bisgaard, LuWanda Towell, Jay Lausen, Nick Hanson, Marie Larson, Stacy Zumbach, Emily Herum Tasha Welch, Kristi Frederick, Danie Juhl, Joan Heckard, Tonya Cole, Emily Lair, Marilyn Soper, John Jensen, Ed Funston-KILR


Call to Order/Roll Call                                     President Cornwall called the work session to order at 4:33PM.

Present – Cornwall, Schnell, Regelsted, Fandel.

Approval of Agenda                                           Motion by Schnell, second by Regelstad to approve the agenda as presented.

4:35pm Hoyer arrived.

Public Input                                                          None

Discussion – Class Size 2018-19                      Superintendent Paul reviewed the scenarios, explained the shift in personnel and reviewed comparable class size in other districts and looked at the How Much Do We Need to Cut Tool.   Mr. Kalous reviewed the 17-18 assessment numbers. Mrs. Regelstad expressed concerns about pulling the dedicated Title I teachers for 2nd grade as substitute teachers.  She expressed concern with higher class sizes in lower grades leading to behavior issues in later grades.


 Motion by Schnell, second by Fandel to adjourn the meeting at 5:12pm.


                REGULAR MEETING – 5:15PM

Call to Order/Roll Call                                                        President Cornwall called the regular meeting to order at 5:18pm.  Board  members present were Schnell, Hoyer, Fandel, Regelstad.

Agenda Approval                                                                Motion by Hoyer, second by Schnell to approve the agenda as presented

Motion carried 5-0.

Public Input                                                                          Cheryl Houseman,  Northstar Bank,  thanked the board and highlighted Northstar’s terms in the RFP recently submitted to ELC. 

Cindy Fisher, Gary Phillips, Jay Lausen addressed the board regarding the land owned by the district located near Thoreson and a potential trade for land the City of Estherville is planning on purchasing east of Estherville.


Consent Agenda                                                                  Motion by Fandel, second by Regelsted to approve the consent agenda as presented.

                                                                                       Motion carried 5-0.            

 Items approved under the consent agenda are as follows:

 Minutes from the April 16, 2018 meeting.


Hires – Ms. Bethany Phillips, Preschool, BA-Step 1; Elementary Summer Tutors – Mrs. Kathy Foster, Mrs. Lacey Kilgore, Mrs. Leslie Reiter, Mrs. Shayla Witzke

Resignations – Ms. Arielle Olson, Mr. Lincoln Vorba, Mrs. Katie Black

Finance Reports  


Highlights                                                                              None

Reports/Information                                                          No reports this month.

Items for Action/Discussion                                             

Unfinished Business           

Elementary Class Sizes 2018-19                                      Motion by Schnell, second by Hoyer to approve the class size                                                                                                                     recommendation as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.

Board Policy Series 606 Instructional Arrangements   2nd  Reading – No Action

Board Policy Series 607 Instructional Services              2nd  Reading – No Action


Board Policies 605 Series                                               Motion by Regelstad, 2nd by Fandel to approve Board Policy                                                                                                                       Series 605 with the suggested changes.  Motion carried 5-0.

New Business                                                                      

 2018-19 Depository Limits                                                Motion by Schnell, second by Fandel to approve the depository limits as presented. Motion carried 5-0.

                                                                                       Band/Art Trip – New York City                                                                                                                                                                       Motion by Hoyer, second by Regelstad to approve the release of staff and                                                                                                  students for a New York City Trip as presented by Mrs. Laura Giebler.  Motion                                                                                           carried  5-0.

                                                                                       UDMO- Early Childhood Agreement                              Motion by Regelstad,                                                                                              second by Fandel to approve the Early Childhood Agreement with UDMO as                                                                                            presented.  Motion carried 5-0.

                                                                                        18-19 Fee Schedule                                                                                                                                                                                       Motion by Hoyer, second by Regelstad to approve the 18-19 Fee Schedule as                                                                                           presented.  Motion carried 5-0.

                                                                                       City of Estherville – RWC Pool Agreement                    Motion by Schnell,                                                                                                  second by Fandel to approve the  agreement with the City of Estherville and                                                                                              the  RWC to lease the RWC pool for the summer  season.  Motion  Carried 5-                                                                                          0.


FFA Advisory Council Communication                         FFA Advisory Council Communication Motion by Hoyer, second by Fandel to tentatively approve trading the 4 acres at Thoreson Park for the 8.5 acres east of Estherville for FFA use, pending contingencies worked out with school administration and the city and final approval by the ELC Board of Education.  Motion carried 5-0.

Adjournment – Motion by Schnell, second by Fandel, to adjourn the meeting at 5:51pm.    Motion carried 5-0.  The next regular meeting will be July 16, 2018 at 5:15pm.                                                                                          

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