June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017 Board Minutes
Posted on 06/08/2017

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
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, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel.

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

Guest in attendance: Donna Elliff, Colleen Fettin, Nichole Kadlec, Jeff Krabbenhoft, Dona Kunze, Patricia Lee, Chris Orr, Cindy Richter, Krystal Sidzyik, Frank Vidlak and Jenni Wright

Dale Kreher administered the oath of office to Jennifer McDaniel.

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-2 with Ms. Adkins and Mrs. McDaniel abstaining

Commendations/Good News:
• Dr. Schweer recognized Employees with Perfect Attendance this past year. Those attending the meeting were: Donna Elliff, Colleen Fettin, Nichole Kadlec, Jeff Krabbenhoft, Dona Kunze, Patricia Lee, Chris Orr, Frank Vidlak. Those not able to attend were: Nathan Doorlag, Tom Hutchinson and Patricia Liddick.
• Mr. Black shared a video from Titan Hill’s Staff Dance on the last day of school.
• Two short films were produced by our High School Students and were among the top 16 in the state.
• John Drake and the High School were recognized for their efforts to promote civics through the Iowa Youth Straw Poll.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda:
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – May 15, 2017. Licensed - Approval to Employ - Kayla Nightser – Elementary Teacher Librarian, Michelle Kavars – Secondary TAG Teacher, Whitney Jorgensen – HS Language Arts Teacher. Classified Approval to Employ - Kelly Rounds –Technology Help Desk Technician, Sally Gochenour – TRN Bus Monitor, Dale Dingus – TRN Bus Driver, DeAnna Struck – HS Activities Bookkeeper. Licensed – Resignations - Christine Sutherland – KR Elementary Teacher, Nathan Doorlag – HS Science Teacher. Classified Resignations/Terminations - Elaine Hatcher – Bus Monitor, Christin Orr – MS Library Clerk, Kayla Tiffey – TH SpEd Paraeducator, Jordon Neely – TH SpEd Paraeducator, Pam Hunt – TH SpEd Paraeducator, Meghan Gibson – TH SpEd Paraeducator, Tyler Sell – TH SpEd Paraeducator, Jacob Schoening – TH SpEd Paraeducator. Licensed Transfers - Deanne Dunphy – TH Elementary Teacher to MS Math Teacher, Amberly Schechinger – KR Instructional Coach to Elementary ELL Teacher, Jennifer Stroup – TH Instructional Coach to Elementary Teacher (5th), Tressa Cooper – TH Elementary Teacher to MS Language Arts Teacher. Classified Transfers/Promotions- Lori Wilcoxsen – TH SpEd Paraeducator to MS SpEd Paraeducator. Miscellaneous Contracts: Baseball fundraiser, 2017 Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic. Carried: 6-1 with Ms. Studer abstaining.

Reports: None

Discussion Items
7.01 Technology Purchases
All of the information including bid quotes, specs, etc. was provided the purchases listed below.
Here is a summary:
• 750 Chromebeooks from RTI totaling $196,500.00 General Fund (Instructional Support)
• 40 laptops for staff from RTI totaling $28,120.00 PPEL
• Wireless Controllers and Access Points from IP Pathways totaling $41,069.66 PPEL
• Microsoft licensing renewal totaling $11,552.80 General Fund (Instructional Support)
• Lexia Core5 licensing renewal totaling $9,900.00 General Fund (Instructional Support)
• Unit Planner licensing renewal totaling $10,310.00 General Fund (Instructional Support)

All of these technology/licensing renewals total $297,452.46

7.02 Summer Improvement Projects
As mentioned previously when the list of summer projects was approved, we would come back to the board with bids for final approval as they were secured. The specific items needing board approval are the following:
• Restroom partitions $17,505
• 3 school buses $311,859
• Furniture $25,397

7.03 Ratification of Agreement with LCEA
The LCEA has ratified the tentative agreement for the 2017‐2018 school year. The generator base salary will remain the same as this year ($31,260). The hiring base salary (BA Step 4 will remain the same as well, $40,894). The BA Step 4 amount includes TSS monies.

7.04 Renewal of Administrator Contracts for 2017-2018
Upon review of their annual job performance reviews, Dr. Schweer is recommending that contracts for the following administrators be offered for the 2017‐2018 school year: Barb Grell Principal - Kreft Primary, Erica Kenoyer -Associate Principal Kreft Primary & Titan Hill Intermediate, Kent Stopak - Principal at Titan Hill Intermediate, Condra Allred - Associate Principal at Titan Hill Intermediate, Jim Dermody -Principal at the Middle School, Tim Means - Associate Principal at Middle School, Dr. Joel Beyenhof - Principal at the High School, Joe Vinchattle - Associate Principal at the High School, James Haver - Associate Principal at the High School, Mike Hale - Activities Director at the High School, Dave Black - School Improvement Specialist, Laurie Thies - Special Populations Coordinator, Kim Jones - Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Dale Kreher - Business Manager and Jeff Carper - Director of Operations

7.05 Approval of Administrator Contract Provisions Document
This document serves as the handbook for the Administrators. No changes are being proposed for next year.

7.06 Approval of Classified Employee Handbook
Jenni Wright (HR Generalist) facilitated the review of the Classified Employee Handbook. She and Dr. Schweer met with a representative group of classified employees on May 10 at which time the proposed changes were shared with them. She has since met with the ERC office staff in further refining the proposed changes. We had been reviewing the Classified Employee Handbook every other year but my recommendation is that we review the handbook on an annual basis.

7.07 Set Wages for Classified Employees for 2017-2018
Several options were presented for all classified employee wages for 2017-2018. 2.00%, 2.50% and 3.00% total package increases were discussed. Dr. Schweer recommends that the classified employees who do not have insurance benefits be given a slightly higher raise.

7.08 Administrator Mentoring Agreement with SAI
According to Chapter 284A.5 every school district in Iowa is required to have a mentoring and induction plan for beginning principals and persons new to the superintendency regardless of whether you have a beginning administrator in any given year. SAI’s program meets these requirements.

7.09 Election of Board Vice President
Tracy Bruun was serving as the board vice‐president. We need to elect someone to fill this position in the event that the president is ever absent.

7.10 Open Enrollment Applications for 2017-2018 (closed Session)
At 7:55 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move into closed session per Iowa Code 21.5 1(a)….”to review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state of federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds.” Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

At 8:04 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Comments & Suggestions
: None

Action Items
9.01 Technology Purchases
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the technology purchases totaling $297,452.46. Discussion: none Carried: 7-0

9.02 Summer Improvement Projects
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve 3 purchases, EPCO in the amount of $17,505, School Bus Sales in the amount of $311,859 and the furniture order totaling $25,397.00. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

9.03 Ratification of Agreement with LCEA
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the negotiated agreement with the LCEA for the 2017‐2018 school year. Discussion: Several members expressed their disappointment with the outcome of negotiations and the insurance choice picked by the association. Carried: 5 – 2 with Mr. Hendrix voting no and Mrs. McDaniel abstaining.

9.04 Renewal of Administrator Contracts for 2017-2018
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve contract renewal for the above named administrators for the 2017‐2018 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

9.05 Approval of Administrator Contract Provisions Document
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Administrator Contract Provisions Document for the 2017‐2018 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

9.06 Approval of Classified Employee Handbook
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Classified Employee Handbook for the 2017‐2018 school year. Discussion: Mr. Hendrix and Mr. Livingston commented on the value of keeping the handbook current. Carried: 7-0

9.07 Set Wages for Classified Employees for 2017-2018
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors set raises for the following staff: Classified with insurance - .36 per hour, Classified without insurance - .41, Coordinators a total package increase of 2.50% and LCLC employees .20 per hour. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

9.08 Administrator Mentoring Agreement with SAI
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the district’s participation in the SAI mentoring and induction program for new Administrators. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

9.09 Election of Board Vice President
Ms. Adkins moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve Mr. Weilage as Vice President. Discussion: none Carried: 7-0

9.10 Open Enrollment Applications for 2017-2018
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve Open Enrollment out for Student 1A and to deny the open enrollment out request for students 2, 3 & 4. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting –June 19, 2017
*Regular School Board Meeting – July 17, 2017

With no further business before them, at 8:15 pm Ms. Adkins motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Hendrix. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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