September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 Board Minutes
Posted on 09/22/2016

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
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, Mrs. Bruun, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dr. Joel Beyenhof, Dave Black, Jeff Carper, Dale Kreher and Kent Stopak.

Guest in attendance: Mike Bell, Denise Beyenhof, Staci LaRose, Jennifer Nourse, Mandy Rice, Carrie Richer, Kelley Rosburg and Mindi Skokan

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Commendations/Good News:
• The Superintendent’s MVP Award was presented to the Lewis Central PTA for the many ways they assist and support the teachers and students of the Lewis Central Community School District.

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 from the August 15, 2016 Board Meeting and bills recommended for payment. Administrative Recommendations included: Licensed – Approval to Employ: Doug Hobbs – Special Olympics Coach eff. 9/1/16, Burke Swenson – MS Asst. Cross Country Coach. Classified Approval to Employ: Karen Schneidewind – TH Special Ed Para, Mackenzie Jones – TH Special Ed Para, Makayla Smith – TH Special Ed Para, Jay Handrock – KR Custodian, Leah Doolan – Bus Monitor, Jacob Schoening – TH Special Ed Para, Trisha Covert–HS Special Ed Para, Tyler Sell – TH Special Ed Para, Jeffrey Worden – Bus Driver, Brandon McDuffie – HS Special Ed Para, Rocio Sifuentes – LCLC Site Supervisor, Sydney Wiese – MS Special Ed Para. Classified Resignations - Danethea Nichols – Bus Monitor, Troy Stolp – MS Guided Study Clerk, Aileen Eatherton – TH SpEd Para, Stanley Wilcox – Bus Monitor, Tim Creps – TH SpEd Para. Volunteer Coach: Randy Pomrenke – MS 8th grade football. Classified Transfers/Promotions: Christina Butler – Bus Monitor to Food Worker. Pay or Hour work time Increase/decrease: Stacy Thornton, Jennifer Morrison, Karla Strohmeier, Sally Talbott. Fundraising forms for Skills USA. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Mr. Kreher presented to the Board an unaudited Statement of Fund Balances as of June 30, 2016.

At 6:45 pm Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors adjourn the Annual Meeting of the Board of Education for the Lewis Central Community School District. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Organizational Meeting
Call to Order: Board Secretary Dale Kreher called the Organizational meeting to order at 6:46 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mrs. Bruun, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Livingston, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel.

• Election of Board President and Vice President
Mr. Weilage nominated Mrs. Scheffel for President. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Livingston. Discussion: None. Vote: Mr. Hendrix – yes, Mr. Livingston – yes, Mr. Stoufer – yes, Mr. Weilage – yes, Mrs. Bruun – yes and Ms. Adkins –yes, Mrs. Scheffel-yes. Carried: 7-0. Mr. Kreher administered the Oath of Office to Mrs. Scheffel.

Mr. Livingston nominated Mrs. Bruun for Vice President. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Stoufer. Discussion: None. Vote: Mr. Hendrix – yes, Mr. Livingston – yes, Mr. Stoufer – yes, Mr. Weilage – yes, Mrs. Bruun – yes and Ms. Adkins –yes, Mrs. Scheffel-yes. Carried: 7-0. Mr. Kreher administered the Oath of Office to Mrs. Bruun

Mrs. Bruun motioned to appoint Mr. Kreher as Secretary and Treasurer. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Livingston. Discussion: None. Vote: Mr. Hendrix – yes, Mr. Livingston – yes, Mr. Stoufer – yes, Mr. Weilage – yes, Mrs. Bruun – yes and Ms. Adkins –yes, Mrs. Scheffel-yes. Carried: 7-0. Mrs. Scheffel administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Kreher.

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors name American National Bank as the District Depository. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Livingston, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors set Board of Education meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month, with the exception of July and possibly September at 6:30 pm in the ERC Board Room. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Mrs. Bruun moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors name the Nonpareil as the official publication of the District. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. Bruun, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors
• Appoint Ms. Adkins as IASB Delegate for Lewis Central.
• Appoint Mrs. Scheffel, Mr. Hendrix and Mr. Stoufer to the Negotiations Committee.
• Appoint Mr. Weilage as representative to the Mills County Conference Board.
• Appoint Mr. Hendrix as representative to the Pottawattamie County Conference Board.
Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Public Hearing on the Titan Hill Facility Improvement Project
Mrs. Scheffel opened the public hearing at 6:55 pm for the Titan Hill Facility Improvement project. It was noted that the hearing had been published according to the rules established per the Iowa Code. Kelley Rosburg from BVH reviewed the scope of the project which includes the addition of a multipurpose room/gymnasium, new administrative offices, the envelope project for the pool area and remodeling the old administrative offices for a total of $5.6 million. There are four alternate bids which include fluid applied flooring for the multi-purpose room, sound absorbing panels, re-lighting of the existing gym and alternative roofing material. Pre-bid meeting is set for September 29th, bids due on October 11th. Construction is scheduled to begin November 2016 with completion of the entire project by July 31, 2018. Mrs. Scheffel closed the public hearing at 7:05 pm.

Reports
Dr. Schweer invited Dr. Joel Beyenhof to the meeting to report on the 15/16 ACT Scores. Our overall ACT composite for the past several years is as follows:
2007 – 22.1 2012 – 21.3
2008 – 21.5 2013 – 21.3
2009 – 21.8 2014 – 22.3
2010 – 22.5 2015 – 21.4
2011 – 22.2 2016 – 21.7

Steps being taken to improve the test scores are:
• Data analysis with Building Leadership Team and Departments
• Department work with ACT
• Course selection review
• College Readiness Course
o Test prep lessons and practice assessments
• Access for all students to John Baylor Test Prep resources
o Online access to tutorials
• Implications how students will handle complex text – test they will see in college and career.
• Fast Forward

Discussion Items
10.01 Approval of Titan Hill Facility Improvement Project
BVH has provided the Board with an estimated cost for the Titan Hill Facility Improvement Project ($5.6 million). Kelley Rosburg from BVH from BVH presented a timeline for the project along with other information for the project.

10.02 Board/Superintendent Goals for 2016-2017
This item was tabled from our August 15th meeting. The discussion involved keeping the goals that we had previously and the addition of a goal dealing with the “well‐being of students”. We have a similar goal as part of the SIAC goals previously approved by the board.

Goal # 1
Continue to focus efforts on accelerating growth for all students and on closing the gap for students with IEPs and Free and Reduced Lunch.
Goal # 2
Expand and improve the integration of technology throughout the system.
Goal # 3
Support innovative teaching practices and instructional methods to more precisely engage and address the learning needs of all students.
Goal # 4
Continue to ensure the financial stability of the district.
Goal # 5
Continue to have an updated Master Facility Plan
Goal # 6
Continue to examine the efficiency of the transportation department.
Goal # 7
Promote the well‐being of students.

10.03 Open Enrollment Applications for 2016-2017
At 7:35 p.m. Mr. Hendrix made a motion to move into Closed Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e), to discuss a student discipline issue. Ms. Adkins seconded.  Discussion: None  Carried: 7-0

At 7:50 p.m. Mrs. Bruun 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
11.01 Approval of Titan hill Facility Improvement Project
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve moving forward with the Titan Hill Improvement Project. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

11.02 Approval of Board/Superintendent Goals for 2016-2017
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Studer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Board/Superintendent goals for the 2016-17 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

11.03 Open Enrollment – Out Applications for 2016-2017
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Studer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Open Enrollment out applications for Students A & B. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Studer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors deny the Open Enrollment in application for Student C. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – October 3, 2016

With no further business before them, at 8:00 pm, Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Studer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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