February 6, 2017

February 6, 2017 Board Minutes
Posted on 02/14/2017

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Un-Official Minutes


Call to Order
: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the special meeting to order at 6:00 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Mrs. Bruun, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Mr. Livingston and Mr. Stoufer arrived late and Ms. Adkins was absent.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dr. Joel Beyenhof, Dave Black, Dale Kreher and Joe Vinchattle

Student Disciplinary Hearing
At 6:02 pm Mrs. Bruun moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors enter into closed session per 21.5.1 (e) of the Iowa Code to discuss whether to conduct a hearing or to conduct hearings to suspend or expel a student, unless an open session is requested by the student of a parent or guardian of the student if the student is a minor.” Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

At 6:10 Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. Bruun, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to open session. Discussion: None Carried 4-0

Guest in attendance: Colby Esterling and Krystal Sidzyik

Approve Agenda: Mrs. Bruun moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0 with Mr. Livingston abstaining

Commendations/Good News:
• Congratulations to the Girls Basketball team, they are the Hawkeye 10 Conference Champions.
• Congratulations to the Speech Team and five all state competitors.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. Bruun, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – January 2, 2017 meeting, Financial Reports; Summary of Revenue and Expenses; and Activities Fund. Bills recommended for payment and Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Classified Approval to Employ: Rebecca Duffy – KR SpEd Paraeducator, Elaine Hatcher – Bus Monitor, Randall Reid – Bus Monitor, Gary White – KR FT Custodian, Bailey Dinsmore – MS SpEd Paraeducator. Licensed – Resignations: Margie Argotsinger – MS/HS Librarian, Kathie Lincoln – HS Business Educator/BPA Sponsor, Carol Markel – TH Title 1 Teacher, Kristi McMullen – TH/KR TAG Teacher, Derek Archer – Asst High School Cross Country Coach. Classified Resignations/Terminations: Chelsi Bartlett – MS SpEd Paraeducator, Amber Morgan – HS Lead Custodian, Amy Del Vecchio – KR SpEd Paraeducator, Donald Hall – Bus Driver, Charlotte Butterbaugh – Activities Bookkeeper, Timothy Taylor – Bus/Van Driver, Richard Swig – Bus/Van Driver. Classified Transfers/Promotions: Hailey Hallagan– TH SpEd Para to TH At-Risk Para. Carried: 6-0

Reports
• Iowa Report Card
Dave Black provided the Board with a brief overview of the Iowa School Report Card, the eight measures required by law, the weightings of those measures, rating scores and distribution for all schools in Iowa, Green Hills AEA and finally our four buildings. He highlighted a report Dr. Beyenhof presented at the High School on January 31, 2017.

Discussion Items
7.01 Student Disciplinary Action
The administration is recommending the following disciplinary action for the students involved in the “fireworks” incident:

Student A expelled through the first trimester of the 2017‐2018 school year.

Student B expelled for the remainder of the 2016‐2017 school year.

Student C expelled through the 2nd trimester of the 2016‐2017 school year.

7.02 First Reading of Several Policies
702.7 Transportation of Nonpublic School Students (last reviewed on 04/18/11)
Template policy provided.
702.11 Transportation in Inclement Weather (last reviewed on 04/18/11)
Template policy provided.
1000 Statement of Guiding Principles (last reviewed on 03/07/11)
Section 1000 deals with School‐Community Relations
1001.1 Board‐Community Relations (last reviewed 03/07/11)
1001.3 Board Meeting Communications (last reviewed 03/07/11)
1001.4 Public Examination of School District Records (last reviewed 03/07/11)
Template policy provided.
1002.4 School – Community Associations (last reviewed 03/07/11)
1003.1 Participation in Community Activities (last reviewed 03/07/11)
1003.2 Citizen Volunteers and Resource Persons (last reviewed 03/07/11)
1003.3 Visitors to School District Facilities (last reviewed 03/07/11)
Template policy provided.
1003.4 Good Sportsmanship (last reviewed 03/07/11)
1004.9 Gratuities to Personnel (last reviewed 03/07/11)
1005.1 Public Performances By Students (last reviewed 09/19/11)
1005.2 Contests for Students (last reviewed 09/19/11).
1005.4 Money Raising Activities in the Schools (last reviewed 09/19/11).

No changes are recommended to the above listed policies.

7.03 Open Enrollment-Out Application for 2016-2017
The student is currently open enrolled out to CB and the parents are requesting an open enrollment out to Treynor. The student has never attended LC. The recommendation is to approve the request.

7.04 “Thriving Titans”
After hearing Annie Esterling’s presentation and District Legal Counsel’s opinion that this would need to fall under Policy 1002.4, is the board in agreement that she has permission to proceed? The board agreed that Thriving Titans does indeed fall under Policy 1002.4 and the following things need to be in place prior to the board granting formal approval:

• Designation of an administrator who will serve as the liaison with this organization

• Confirmation of 501 (c) (3) legal status (necessary for tax deduction purposes)

• Membership and governing rules, bylaws, etc.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Student Disciplinary Action
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. Bruun, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the recommended disciplinary action as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0 with Mr. Livingston abstaining

9.02 First Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced policies on first reading. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.03 Open Enrollment-Out Application for 2016-2017
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Open Enrollment Out Application for 2016-2017. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – February 20, 2017

With no further business before them, at 7:10 Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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