May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017
Posted on 05/04/2017

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 1, 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 and Mrs. Scheffel. Mrs. Bruun, Mr. Stoufer and Mr. Weilage were absent.

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

Guest in attendance: Tracy Bruun, Randy Kuszak, Jen McDaniel

Dr. Schweer started the meeting asking that we remember slain Deputy Mark Burbridge with a moment of silence. Deputy Burbridge’s children attend Lewis Central.

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

Commendations/Good News:
• Hawkeye 10 Conference All-Academic Team and Character Award Recipients
o Cameron Williams - All-Academic Team
o Reece Blay - All-Academic Team
o Hannah Smith - All-Academic Team
o Lauren Deerfoot - Character Award
• Rotary Student of the Year for 2017 - Dallas Volentine.
• Joan Goeser recognized as a Nelson Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award winner.
• Josh Allen recognized by NETA with the ISTE “Making IT Happen” Award.
• Principles of Residential Construction class.
• Megan LaRose, Titan Hill's first place speech winner last week competed at regionals and received 3rd place. This moves her on to State which will be held May 4th.
• SIAC mission/vision/core values work continues.
• On Wednesday, May 10, author Salina Yoon will be visiting LC to speak with our students about her experiences as a young reader and writer and to share several of her stories in an interactive presentation! Salina is the author, illustrator, and creator of over 70 children’s books, including the beloved Penguin series and her recent best-seller Be a Friend! On the evening of May 10, LC families will be invited to participate in a special family night event with the author. The event will take place at the middle school gym. This event is sponsored by LC PTA.
• Hawkeye 10 Art Show (April 25) 23 students were represented.
• Second year in a row that the Lewis Central High School Student Council has been recognized as a 2017 NASC National Gold Council of Excellence.

Comments & Suggestions: Tracy Bruun thanked the Board for their friendship and mentoring.

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 – April 17, 2017 and April 19, 2017. Administrative Recommendations – Personnel: Licensed - Approval to Employ - Ryan Nightser – HS Math Teacher, Classified Approval to Employ - Thomas Farris – TRN – Bus Driver, Ted Pruitt – KR Lead Custodian, Licensed – Resignations - Brittany Vollmer – MS 6th grade Math Teacher, Brittany Vinchattle – HS Language Arts Teacher, Classified Resignations/Terminations - Virginia Paul – MS SpEd Paraeducator, Christina Butler – Food Worker. Miscellaneous contract: Barnes & Noble fundraising agreement. Carried: 4-0

Reports: None

Discussion Items
7.01 Board Vacancy
With Tracy Bruun’s resignation, we will have a vacancy on the board. According to Iowa Code, we have 30 days to appoint someone to fill the position. The person appointed would serve on the board until the next regularly scheduled election (September of 2017). We are required to place a notice of the vacancy in the local paper. We are appreciative of Tracy’s commitment to the Lewis Central School District and wish her and family well.

7.02 Home-Side Bleacher Renovation
Some modifications need to be made to the Home side bleachers to accommodate the track replacement project. CBS Construction is the contractor doing the visitor bleachers project so it makes sense to have them do the renovation project on the home side. This will be a “change order” for CBS Construction in the amount of $58,570.00. Randy Kuszak from Lamp Rynearson attended the meeting to present the scope of the work and to answer any questions.

7.03 First Reading of Several Policies
#401.2 Recruitment, Qualifications, and Selection of District Personnel (last reviewed 04/16/12)
#401.6 Sick Leave (last reviewed 04/16/12)
#401.7 Long‐Term Illness or Disability (last reviewed 04/16/12)
#401.9 Termination of Employment of District Personnel (last reviewed 04/16/12)
#401.10 Employee Suspension (last reviewed 04/16/12)
#401.12 Hazardous Chemical Disclosure (last reviewed 04/16/12)
• Template policy
#401.14 Use of School Facilities/Equipment by Employees (last reviewed 04/16/12)
#402.8 Private Instruction/Tutoring/Coaching/Professional or Consulting Services (last reviewed 04/16/12)
#402.10 Employee Publication, Development or Creation of Materials (last reviewed 07/16/12)
#402.11 Market Factor Teacher Salaries (last reviewed 07/16/12)
Per Dr. Schweer this policy can be deleted. 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)
• Template policy

7.04 Board Self-Evaluation
Mrs. Scheffel reviewed the self-evaluation results. Overall the Board graded themselves with a B+ with the lowest score of a C+ in the area of Advocacy and the highest score of an A in Board Meeting Structures. Mrs. Scheffel thanked the Board for their cooperation in completing the survey.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Board Vacancy
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the resignation of Tracy Bruun. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.02 Home-Side Bleacher Renovation
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Home‐Side bleacher renovation project in the amount of $58,570.00. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.03 First Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced policies on first reading. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – May 15, 2017

With no further business before them, at 7:00 pm Ms. Adkins motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Hendrix. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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