August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017 Board Minutes
Posted on 08/09/2017

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 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, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Mr. Livingston and Mr. Stoufer were absent.

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

Guest in attendance: Katie Allard, Tim Johnson, Stacy Rulla-Parroquin and Tracy Watsabaugh

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

Commendations/Good News:
• Dr. Schweer introduced Tim Johnson who will be covering Lewis Central for the Nonpareil

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 – July 17, 2017 Board Meeting. Administrative Recommendations – Personnel - Classified Approval to Employ - Timothy Spiker – TRN Bus Driver, Stanley Pietrzak – TRN Bus Driver, Sarah Lorenzen – TRN Bus, Samantha Striebeck – TRN Bus Monitor, Roger Bonham – TRN Bus Monitor, Heather Lentz – KR At-Risk Paraeducator, Gabriel Wagner – ERC District Accountant. Licensed – Resignations - Mary Baker – TH At-Risk Coordinator. Classified Resignations/Terminations - Roxanne Huskey – HS Food Worker, Denise Koehler – KR SpEd Paraeducator – eff 8/2/2017, Mackenzie Jones – TH SpEd Paraeducator, Dawn VonMende – KR SpEd Paraeducator. TLC Recommendations for 2017-2018 - Nancy Walker – TH Induction Mentor, Susan Drustrup – TH Peer Mentor, Ashley Smith – TH Peer Mentor and Cheryl Casey – College Career Ready Content Team. Carried: 5-0

Reports
Dr. Schweer reviewed upcoming events.
• Onsite registration today, August 7th
• New Teacher Orientation begins on August 16th
• All teachers report on August 21st
• First day of school, August 23rd

Discussion Items
7.01 SIAC Goals for 2017-2018
Mr. Black has provided a report regarding how we did on last year’s SIAC (School Improvement Advisory Committee) Goals along with a recommendation for the upcoming school year. The majority of the SIAC’s work this year revolved around developing a new vision and mission statement and the identification of a set of core values. One of the charges of this committee is to make recommendations for improving the school district to the Board of Education. The SIAC Committee is recommending the same goals as last year:
• Focus efforts of school improvement on accelerating growth for all students and on closing the gaps for students with IEPs and FRL.
• Expand and improve the integration of technology throughout the system.
• Intervene in timely and effective ways to help meet the needs of all students.
• 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.

7.02 Spanish Curriculum Materials
The World Language Department is recommending that Lewis Central adopt World Languages Standards and to purchase of new resources at an estimated cost of $51,128.24 that will help align our curriculum to these new standards. Members from the World Language Department will be in attendance at the meeting to answer any questions.

7.03 Set Wages for Part-Time Summer Help
We have 26 individuals who are working for us this summer doing a variety of things: computer tech work (1); custodial/maintenance work (25). Jeff has brought on extra people to help with classroom moves, painting, furniture cleaning, carpet cleaning, stripping/waxing floors and deep room cleaning. They also help fill in when the regular custodial staff take vacations during the summer break. Raises for these employees take effect each year on July 1. Payroll will make the proper adjustment for all hours worked since July 1, 2017. The current rate of pay is $10.80 an hour. Classified employees this year received a 2.50% wage increase. A 2.50% increase would increase the amount by $.27 an hour to $11.07. We currently have two employees who are mowing. They are currently receiving $11.10 an hour. A 2.50% increase would increase their hourly rate to $11.38 an hour.

7.04 ISFIS Membership Renewal
The membership renewal dues to ISFIS (Iowa School Finance Information Services) is $3,603.35. This amount includes access to recommended board policies. We also attend a budget preparation workshop each spring facilitated by Larry Sigel.

7.05 IASB Membership Renewal
The renewal dues for membership to IASB (Iowa Association of School Boards) is $9,189.00.

7.06 First Reading of Several Policies
Policy #303.3 Administrative Contacts
HF 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
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.

7.07 Meal Charges Policy
Tracy spoke to this in her Nutrition Department Report. The Federal School Nutrition regulations require school districts to have a written document explaining how the district will handle situations where children who are not eligible for Free Lunch (either eligible for reduced‐price lunch or pay for their lunch entirely) do not have money in their lunch account or in hand to pay for their lunch at the time it is served. The requirement is for a written policy but not necessarily a school board policy.

7.08 Open Enrollment Out Application (Closed Session)
At 7:53 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, 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: 5-0

At 8:04 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 SIAC Goals for 2017-2018
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the SIAC Goals for 2017-2018 as recommended. Discussion: none Carried: 5-0

9.02 Spanish Curriculum Materials
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors adopt the World Language Standards as outlined in the proposal and approve the purchase of new curriculum materials at an estimated cost of $51,128.24. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.03 Set Wages for Part-Time Summer Help
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve a 2.50% increase for part-time summer help and mowing crew. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.04 ISFIS Membership Renewal
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the ISFIS Membership Renewal. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.05 IASB Membership Renewal
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the IASB Membership Renewal. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.06 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: 5-0

9.07 Meal Charges Policy
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve Meal Charges policy. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.08 Open Enrollment Out Application
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors deny the open enrollment out application for Student A. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the open enrollment out application for Student B. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – August 21, 2017
*School Board Election – September 12, 2017

With no further business before them, at 8:30 pm Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Weilage. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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