December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017 Board Minutes
Posted on 12/21/2017

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 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. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Mrs. McDaniel arrived late.

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

Guest in attendance: Kelly Boyle, Sarah Esser, Steve McPhillips, Dan Merriam and Pat Nepple. Media: Tim Johnson

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

Commendations/Good News:
• Congratulations to the High School Staff, our graduation rate once again exceeds the state rate.
• The Superintendent MVP award goes to the At Risk Team at the High School. Congratulations on a job well done.
• We received recognition from the Asphalt Pavers Association of Iowa for our Track Reconstruction Project.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – November 20, 2017 meeting, Financial Reports; Summary of Revenue and Expenses; and Activities Fund. Bills recommended for payment and Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Classified Approval to Employ – Sydney Conaway – LCLC, Madison Parks, LCLC and fundraising request forms for the Middle School Student Council and two for Thriving Titans. Carried: 7-0

Reports
• Dale Kreher presented key financial measures to the Board. They included, Enrollment Trends, Staff Costs, Percent of Revenue Spent, New Money/Settlements/Salary and Benefits percentages, along with Solvency Ratio and Unspent Authorized Budget Ratio.

Discussion Items
7.01 Second Reading of Several Policies
Reviewing several policies from the 600 series as well as one from the 500 series.
#600 Statement of Guiding Principles
#601.3 School Day
o Change to reflect 6 hour day
o Added language dealing with makeā€up days whether using “days” or “hours” calendar
#602.12 Competent Private Instruction
#603.4 Multicultural/Gender Fair Education
#603.9 Outside Resource People
#505.1 Student Records Access

Comments & Suggestions: None

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

7.02 Closed Session – per Iowa Code 21.5 1(c)
At 7:05 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move into Closed Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c),”to discuss strategy with counsel in matters that are presently in litigation or where litigation is imminent where its disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the position of the governmental body in that litigation.” Ms. Adkins seconded. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

At 8:20 p.m. Ms. Adkins moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Mr. Hendrix seconded. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – January 15, 2018

With no further business before them, at 8:20 Ms. Adkins motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Portrey. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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