August 1, 2016

Un-Official Minutes

Call to Order: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:31 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Stoufer, Mrs. Scheffel Not present: Mrs. Bruun and Mr. Weilage

Dr. Mark Schweer, Dave Black, and Jim Dermody

Guest in attendance: Lorraine Duitsman, Kristi McMullen, and Teresa Griffith

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Commendations/Good News:
• ITAG Administrator Recognition
Lorraine Duitsman, Lewis Central instructional coach and ITAG board member, spoke regarding the annual recognition of the ITAG Administrator of the Year. The mission statement of the Iowa Talented and Gifted is to recognize, support, and respect the unique and diverse needs of talented and gifted leaners through advocacy, education, and networking. Mrs. Duitsman recited written words expressed in the nominations for Mr. Jim Dermody, Middle School principal. She then present Mr. Dermody with the 2016 ITAG Administrator of the Year award. Mr. Dermody thanked the Board and expressed his gratitude towards his staff.

Comments & Suggestions: none

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the consent agenda be approved as presented.  Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – July 18th meeting. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Licensed – Approval to Employ – TH ½ FTE Elementary Music, Percussion sponsor, and MS Assistant Football coach. Classified – Approval to Employ – Shannon Gibson, Kr Instructional Para, Leslie King, Kr Instructional Para, and Jenni Wright, ERC Human Resource Generalist. Carried: 5-0

Dr. Schweer spoke of the upcoming SAI meeting being held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the week of August 1st. He noted the staff is getting ready for the upcoming school year.

Discussion Items
7.01 First Reading of Several Policies
The following polies were discussed 702.2, 702.4, 702.6, 702.9, 702.10, 1001.2, and 1007.

7.02 Sign Language Interpreter Agreement with ISD
This is an agreement with ISD to provide sign language interpreting services for the 2016‐2017 school year for a resident Middle School Student. The agreement also includes any times that we need sign language interpreting services throughout the school year such as graduation, conferences, concerts, etc. The interpreter is an employee of ISD. There are a number of benefits associated with this arrangement: (1) highly skilled interpreter; (2) interpreter services at various events when needed at no additional cost to the district; (3) when the interpreter is ill or gone for whatever reason ISD is responsible for securing a sub.

7.03 Strategy Session with Legal Counsel as a Result of Pending Litigation (21.5(1)(c)‐(Closed Session)
We will continue this discussion in closed session at the end of the meeting.

Comments & Suggestions: none

Action Items
9.01 First Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Director approve policies with changes as discussed. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.02 Sign Language Interpreter Agreement with ISD
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the sign language interpreter service agreement with ISD for the 2016‐2017 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.03 Possible Sale of Real Estate (Closed Session per Iowa Code (21.5 (j))
Mr. Livingston moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors enter into closed session at 7:15 p.m. pursuant to 21.5(1)© if Iowa Code. Exited close session at 7:45 p.m. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – August 15, 2016

With no further business before them, at 7:48 p.m. motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Adkins. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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