August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017 Board Minutes
Posted on 08/29/2017

Un-Official Minutes

Call to Order: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:35 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Mr. Livingston arrived late.

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

Guest in attendance:  Tim Johnson (Nonpareil)

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Commendations/Good News:
• Dr. Schweer explained that each Board member received a goodie bag with several items that have our new vision statement. All District employees will be receiving the goodie bag this week.
• School starts this coming Wednesday, August 23rd.
• Dr. Beyenhof shared AP exam results, 4 students scored a “5” which is the highest score possible.
• Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball Team for earning All-Academic honors.

Comments & Suggestions: None

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 – August 7, 2017 Board Meeting. Administrative Recommendations – Personnel: Lauren Letizia – TH Guidance Counselor, Maddison Sieck – HS Student Council Sponsor & HS Junior Class Sponsor, Patricia Thomas – Temporary MS SpEd Teacher. Classified Approval to Employ - Nichole Perkins – KR At-Risk Paraeducator, Katelyn Pietrzak – TRN Bus Monitor, Haleigh Philmalee – TH SpEd Paraeducator, Arnold Arrick – TRN Bus Driver, Amy Parks – KR SpEd Paraeducator, Virginia Paul – HS SpEd Paraeducator, Tiffany Peterson – HS SpEd Paraeducator, Brittney Knoke – MS SpEd Paraeducator, Nathan Kramer – TH SpEd Paraeducator, Nicole Blum – HS Nutrition Services Associate, Rhonda Kruse – Nutrition Services Associate, Rachelle Fennel - KR SpEd Paraeducator. Classified Resignations/Terminations – Aaron Egner – HS Lead Custodian, Marie Evers – TH SpEd Paraeducator – eff 8/9/2017. Pay or Hour work time Increase/Decrease Derek Archer, Matthew Argotsinger, Skyler Avila, Janet Blaine, Jess Bond, Andrew Brei, LoriAnn Brougham, Alyssa Chambers, Tressa Cooper, Sharon Crawley, Bre Cunningham, Marisha Dang, Blake Dickinson, Dana Dose, Lorraine Duitsman, Deanne Dunphy, Tyler Friedrichsen, Danielle Guntly, Hanna Haarhues-Casey, Chris Hanafan, Amy Higginbotham, Kristin Longmeyer, Taylor May, Ann Nun, Tina O’Donnell, Molly Pettit, Kristine Retledge, Michelle Schaeffer, Paul Schechinger, Lisa Scieszinski, Maddison Sieck, Burke Swenson, Kayla Tech, Lee Toole, Nancy Walker, Ashley Wilson, Eric Wyler. Fundraising form for Titan Hill. Carried: 6-0

• Summer School - Mrs. Grell presented to the Board a report on Lewis Central’s Literacy Based Summer School Program. The summer school team consisted of 5 classroom teachers, 4 classroom paras, 3 reading interventionists and 1 computer lab para. Each day consisted of 4 different mini lessons which included, Shared Reading, Comprehension, Fluency and Accuracy. She also reported on attendance and achievement.

Discussion Items
7.01 Second Reading of Several Policies
Policy #303.3 Administrative Contacts
0HF 291, Public Employment Reform, included changes to contracts districts have with administrators. In short, the change to administrator contracts include lengthening the time of the probationary period for the administrator from two to three years, and allowing the board when determining to not continue a contract with an administrator, to offer a nonrenewable one‐year contract as an option, in addition to the current process of termination.

Policy 504.1 Student Health and Immunization Certificates
Nurses are recommending no change to this policy

Policy 604.4 Wellness Policy
Every three years, we are required to evaluate our Wellness Policy. Tracy has developed an assessment tool to evaluate the policy. This will be added to this policy as an “administrative rules and regulation.”

7.02 Board/Superintendent Goals
The Board has chosen to have a separate set of goals for the Board/Superintendent. Several of these goals are actually SIAC Goals.
• Continue to focus efforts on accelerating growth for all students and on closing the gap for students with IEPS and FRL.
• Expand and improve the integration of technology throughout the system.
• Support innovative teaching practices and instructional methods to more precisely engage and address the learning needs of all students.
• Promote the well‐being of students.
• The other goals were as follows:
• Continue to ensure the financial stability of the district.
• Continue to have an updated Master Facility Plan.
• Continue to examine the efficiency of the transportation department.

It was decided to keep all of the goals except the last one, continue to examine the efficiency of the transportation department. Strategies will be developed to achieve these goals.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Second Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced policies on second reading. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

9.02 Board/Superintendent Goals
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the first six goals as written and to develop specific strategies to achieve the goals. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Information/Future Items
*School Board Election – September 12, 2017
*Regular School Board Meeting – September 18, 2017

With no further business before them, at 7:15 pm Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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