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ELC Board approves budget amendment

By Staff | May 11, 2011

The Estherville Lincoln Central Community School District Board of Eduction Monday night held a public hearing and approved a budget amendment to receive Microsoft settlement grant funds.

The amendment approves an additional $200,000 in receipts not budgeted for the current budget year. There will be no increase in taxes.

In other business, superintendent Dick Magnuson acknowledged the National School Board Week theme, Making a World of Difference. He thanked the board for its work, particularly on budget reductions. “Thank you very much for your services. People don’t understand how many hours you put in,” Magnuson said.

In administrative reports, Regional Wellness Center Bob Grems said he would like to replace treadmills and elliptical trainers as money becomes available. He said he would also like to continue to explore a 24-hour option for the RWC and an outdoor sunning deck for summer.

Brian DeJong, activities director, reviewed sports and music activities. He noted awards day will be held 10 a.m. today at the high-school gym.

Mike Peterson, middle-school principal, said DARE fifth graders had taken a trip to Arnolds Park and that awards assemblies were in the high-school little theater.

Frank Christenson, high-school principal, discussed the list of spring graduates. He said a ceremony will be held May 27 at the alternative school for those who completed their program over the previous year.

Kris Schlievert, Demoney Elementary principal, said $4,089 had been realized through the Boxtops program.

The board re-instated the driver education program reduced at the April 25 meeting. Also approved were agreements with Iowa Lakes Community College and Forest Ridge.

The board approved two reduction in force terminations, one .25 time and the other .4 and a closed hearing on reductions at 5:15 p.m. May 16.