August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 Board Minutes
Posted on 08/18/2016

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016
Un-Official Minutes


Call to Order:
Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Mrs. Bruun was absent.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dave Black, Jeff Carper and Dale Kreher

Guest in attendance: Mike Bell and Tracy Watsabaugh

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Commendations/Good News:
• The girls volleyball team is a recipient of the 2015-2016 AVCA Team Academic Award.
• Mr. Black reported that registration is 89% completed.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included: Approval of Minutes from the August 1st Board Meeting. Activities report from July 2016 and bills recommended for payment. Administrative Recommendations included: Licensed – Approval to Employ: John Drake – National Honor Society Sponsor. Classified Approval to Employ: Chris Orr – MS Library Clerk, Reni Gaddy – MS Sped Para, Teresa Fischer – KR Sped Para, Michelle Swigert – KR Sped Para, Mary Greenwood – KR Instr. Para, Amanda Ross – KR Sped Para, Wayne Grundle - Bus Driver, Amber Morgan – HS custodian, Cole Scheidle – LCLC, Danthea Nichols – Food worker, Taren Hubbell – Food worker, Cindy Wolf – KR Clerk. Classified Resignations: Savannah Fulton – HS Sped Para, Molly Stogdill – TH Para/LCLC Asst. Director. Teacher Salary Modification: Matthew Argotsinger, Janet Blaine, Jackie Bode-Steinke, Jess Bond, Andrew Brei, Kaylyn Brightwell, Alyssa Chambers, Bre Cunningham, Clay Cunningham, Julie Curtis, Lorraine Duitsman, Ted Duitsman, Aubree Eckhart, Rachel Emary, April Gradoville, Danielle Guntly, Chris Hanafan, Amy Higginbotham, Kris Horton, Susie Jones, Marisha Lenz, Analise Letner, Kristin Longmeyer, Kim Mahlberg, Lynn Moen, Erin O’Connell, Molly Pettit, Michelle Partingon, Wendy Pomrenke, Jay Rhubottom, Kris Rutledge, Amberly Schechinger, Paul Schechinger, Lora Shanks, Amy Shannon, Beth Smith, Jennifer Stroup, Burke Swenson, Kayla Tech, Carrie Trecek, Brett Weldon, Chris Williams, Ashley Wilson and Corrie Wohlers. Carried: 6-0

Reports
Dr. Schweer reported that the Welcome Back program will be Monday, August 22 in the Middle School Auditorium beginning at 8:00 am. All are welcome. The first day of school for students is Thursday, August. 25.

Discussion Items
7.01 Second Reading of Several Policies
Policies with changes appear in bold.
702.1 Transportation Regulations
702.2 Student Eligibility for Bus Service
702.4 Extra-Curricular Activities Bus Service
702.5 Transportation Insurance Premium
702.6 Transportation of Non-school Groups
702.12 Transportation of Nonresident and Nonpublic School Students (new policy)
702.8 School Bus Routes and Stops
702.9 Emergency Routes
702.10 Student Conduct on School Transportation
702.13 School Bus Safety Instruction (new policy)
702.14 Agreement for Use of School Buses (new policy)
1001.2 Printed Materials (renamed)
1007 Distribution of Materials (renamed)
1008 Unmanned Aircraft or Aerial Systems (new policy)

7.02 Approval of Prime Vender for Food Products
In order to be in compliance with the new USDA procurement regulations which came into effect July 1, a decision was made to re-bid for a primary vendor for the upcoming school year. Tracy Watsabaugh has recommended that we accept the bid from Reinhardt Food Service for the 2016-2017 school year.

7.03 Approval of SIAC Goals
School districts in Iowa are required to have a SIAC (School Improvement Advisory Committee). One of the charges of this committee is to make recommendations for improving the school district to the Board of Education. The SIAC Committee is making the attached recommendations. Please note the only significant change from last year’s recommendation is with goal number 1 (in addition to “closing the gap for students with IEP’s we are also adding “free/reduced lunch”). The data indicates that we have a significant achievement gap with these students as well.

7.04 Approval of Board/Superintendent Goals
The Board has chosen to have “Board/Superintendent” Goals in addition to the SIAC Goals. The goals have remained the same for several years. Several other ideas for additional goals were discussed. Dr. Schweer will present an updated list of goals at the next meeting.

7.05 Technology Licensing Purchase
With the move and configuration of the second wireless controller to Kreft, we have discovered that we are short on licensing. We need to purchase an additional 50 licenses (the minimum) for the Kreft controller to service all wireless connections that originate at Kreft.

7.06 Open Enrollment-Out Application for 2016-2017 (Closed Session)
At 7:30 p.m. Mr. Livingston moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move into Closed Session per Iowa Code Section § 21.5(1)(e). Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

At 7:37 p.m. Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items

9.01 Second Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve these policies on second reading as discussed. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.02 Approval of Prime Vendor for Food Products
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the contract from Reinhardt Food Service as the primary vendor for the 2016-2017 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.03 Approval of SIAC Goals
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve SIAC goals as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.04 Approval of Board/Superintendent Goals
Mr. Livingston moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors table this item until next meeting. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.05 Technology Licensing Purchase
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the bid from IP Pathways for $15,236.38. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.06 Open Enrollment-Out Application for 2016-2017
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve open enrollment out application for Student A for the 2016-2017 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items

*Regular School Board Meeting – September 19, 2016

With no further business before them, at 7:45 pm Mr. Stoufer motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Hendrix. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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