May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 Board Minutes
Posted on 05/18/2017

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 15, 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: Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins was absent.

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

Guest in attendance: Jen McDaniel, Crystal Sidzyik

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

Commendations/Good News:
• Mr. Livingston attended an event in the Middle School Auditorium and reported how much of an improvement there was since the renovation last summer.

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 1, 2017 meeting, Financial Reports; Summary of Revenue and Expenses; and Activities Fund. Bills recommended for payment and Personnel – Licensed – Approval to Employ: Tayler Schnitker – HS Head Dance Team Coach, Taylor May – HS Head Cross Country Coach, James Driver – HS Business/Info Technology, Christine Albergucci – HS Asst Cheerleading Coach, Patrick Nepple – HS Asst Cross Country Coach. Classified Approval to Employ - Angela Burris – KR Food Worker. Licensed – Resignations - Renate Gaddy – MS Language Arts Teacher, Paraeducator, Christina Sawicki – MS Language Arts/Instructional Coach. Classified Resignations/Terminations - Robin Harvey – KR Food Worker. Licensed Transfers - Heather Nano – KR Elementary Teacher to Elem Title 1 Reading Teacher, Ron Frascht – MS Language Arts Teacher to Secondary Teacher Librarian, Trudy Nielsen Kimble – Secondary TAG Teacher to MS Language Arts, Maddison Sieck – HS Journalism/Language Arts (reassignment), Alison Toman – ELL to 2nd Grade Teacher. Appointments - Kellie Bergman, Melody Charleson, Christine Doremus, Kelli Damgaard, Kim Larsen, Laura Bilek, Lou Jensen, Lisa Lustgraaf, Jennifer McDaniel, Amanda Neely, Tony Paff, Angie Stoufer, Dave Strobele, Tracy Watsabaugh, Barb Grell, Dave Black, Jim Dermody, Joe Vinchattle, Joel Beyenhof, Kent Stopak, Kim Jones, Laurie Thies, Mark Schweer, Condra Allred, Heidi White, Joan Goeser, Ashley Smith, Brianna Entringer, Hannay Haarhues-Casey, Marisha Lenz, Tom Hutchinson, Lorraine Duitsman, Trudy Kimble, Lauren Bilek. Carried: 5-0

Reports: None

Discussion Items
7.01 Contract with Drive Tek (Drivers Ed Instruction)
We are required to offer Drivers Education. A decision was made a number of years ago to outsource Drivers Education and that the students would pay for the cost. We have worked with Drive Tek since 2007. Dr. Schweer has been made aware of some concerns this past year and has in turn shared those concerns with Drive Tek. He is recommending that we continue with Drive Tek but agree to a one‐year agreement rather than the proposed two year agreement. There is no increase in the proposed fee for next year ($380.00 per student).

7.02 Second Reading of Several Policies
The only recommended change during the first reading of these policies was to “delete” policy #402.11 as market factor monies no longer exist.

#401.2 Recruitment, Qualifications, and Selection of District Personnel
#401.6 Sick Leave
#401.7 Long‐Term Illness or Disability
#401.9 Termination of Employment of District Personnel
#401.10 Employee Suspension
#401.12 Hazardous Chemical Disclosure
#401.14 Use of School Facilities/Equipment by Employees
#402.8 Private Instruction/Tutoring/Coaching/Professional or Consulting Services
#402.10 Employee Publication, Development or Creation of Materials
#402.11 Market Factor Teacher Salaries
Need to delete this policy. Schools districts no longer receive this money.
#403.1 Classified Personnel – Qualifications, Recruitment, Selection (last reviewed 07/16/12)
#403.10 Classified Employee Suspension (last reviewed 03/07/11)
#406.2 Abuse of Students by School District Employees (last reviewed 07/16/12)

7.03 Approval of IWCC Concurrent Enrollment Courses Agreement
On an annual basis we are asked to approve the contract with IWCC for the Concurrent (Honors Early Start Courses). Students can receive both high school and college credit for these courses. The tuition rate for 2017‐ 2018 has not yet been set. The current rate per credit hour is $157.00. If the course is taught by an approved high school instructor on our campus, then the tuition rate is 50%.

7.04 Technology Purchases
We are planning to replace the PowerSchool database and web servers this summer. Specifications have increased and performance is beginning to suffer as a result. We will re‐purpose the present two servers to handle several network operations that require less 'horsepower'. Three price quotations were secured that are roughly equivalent in specification:

RTI (N. Sioux City, SD) ‐ $15,972.57
• $9,275.96 ‐ HPE DL360 Gen9 Oracle database server
• $6,696.61 ‐ HPE DL360 Gen9 PowerSchool web server
Dell (Round Rock, TX) ‐ $15,867.59
• $8,588.57 ‐ Dell PowerEdge R630 Oracle database server
• $7,279.02 ‐ Dell PowerEdge R630 PowerSchool web server
CDI (Markham, Ontario CA) ‐ $16,950.00
• $9,300 ‐ Dell PowerEdge R630 Oracle database server
• $7,500 ‐ Dell PowerEdge R630 PowerSchool web server

7.05 Instrument Renewal Purchases
Mr. Black met with the Instrumental Music Department earlier this month. The recommendation for purchases for next year for the High School total $12,591.04 and $8,000.56 for the Middle School. He has also provided a historical log of the instruments that have been purchased since 2007.

7.06 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.

Project #1 – Replace 44 light fixtures in the Middle School Gym with L.E.D. Fixtures: $17,856.00 (includes rebate)
Project #2 – Replace Titan Hill Gym Roof – Top unit: $23,800.00
Project #3 – Replace Titan Hill Locker Room unit: $11,300.00
Project #4 – Replace Middle School Cafeteria Floor: $20,813.00

7.07 Board Member Vacancy (closed session)
At 7:10 p.m. Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors enter into Closed Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1) (i)…..”to evaluate the competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session”. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

At 7:38 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Contract with Drive Tek (Drivers Ed Instruction)
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Director approve a one‐year agreement with Drive Tek for the 2017‐2018 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.02 Second Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced policies on second reading with Policy 402.11 being deleted. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.03 Approval of IWCC Concurrent Enrollment Courses Agreement
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the agreement with IWCC for the Concurrent Enrollment Courses as identified above. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.04 Technology Purchases
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the purchase of two HPE DL 360 servers from RTI at a cost of $15,972.57. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.05 Instrument Renewal Purchases
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the instrumental music renewal purchase for 2017‐2018 totaling $20,591.16. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.06 Summer Improvement Projects
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the summer improvement projects as identified. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.07 Board Vacancy Appointment
Mr. Weilage moved, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors appoint Mr. Randy Portray to fill the vacancy as a result of Tracy Bruun’s resignation. Second: No second, motion fails.

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors appoint Mrs. Jennifer McDaniel to fill the vacancy as a result of Tracy Bruun’s resignation. Discussion: Mr. Livingston, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel thanked both candidates for their interest in filling out Mrs. Bruun’s term. Carried: 5-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting –June 5, 2017
*Regular School Board Meeting – June 19, 2017

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

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