June 18, 2018

June 18, 2018 Board Minutes
Posted on 06/21/2018

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018
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: Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix and Mr. Stoufer were absent.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dr. Joel Beyenhof, Dave Black, Jeff Carper, Barb Grell, Dale Kreher, Tim Means, Kent Stopak and Laurie Thies.

Guest in attendance: Tracy Watsbaugh

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

Commendations/Good News: None

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Weilage moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – June 4, 2018 meeting, Financial Reports; Summary of Revenue and Expenses; Activities Fund. Bills recommended for payment. Administrative Recommendations – Personnel, Licensed – Approval to Employ: Licensed - Brittany Vinchattle – HS At-Risk Teacher. Classified Approval to Employ - Gavin Coyle and Rindy Tucker – LCLC Associates. Licensed – Resignations - Tressa Cooper – MS Assistant Volleyball Coach, Katelyn Stamp – MS Assistant Volleyball Coach. Classified Resignations/Terminations - Rachelle Fennell – KR SpEd Paraeducator, Jaden Brouse – MS SpEd Paraeducator, Emily O’Brien – MS SpEd Paraeducator. Miscellaneous Contracts: Lewis Central Middle School Band Program. Carried: 4-0

Reports
Nutrition Department Annual Report: Tracy Watsabaugh, Food Service Director provided the Board with an annual Food Service report for the 2017/2018 school year. She discussed meal counts, financial issues, changes that were implemented during the year, plans for the 2018/2019 school year as well as meal prices for next year, procurement regulations and bids for next year. She reviewed the Lunch Shaming Law, Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act and changes for the upcoming year. Lewis Central Nutrition Services strives to promote a nutrition environment that supports student learning and the development of lifelong healthy lifestyles.

Discussion Items
7.01 Breakfast/Lunch Prices for 2018-2019
Tracy Watsabaugh, Director of Nutrition Services is recommending that prices for breakfast & lunch for 2018‐2019 remain the same:
Elementary Breakfast $1.80
Elementary Lunch $2.70
Middle School Breakfast $1.90
Middle School Lunch $3.00
High School Breakfast $2.00
High School Lunch $3.20 ‐ $3.45
Adult Breakfast $2.70
Adult Lunch $3.75

7.02 Approval of Nutrition Services Bid Contracts
Tracy Watsabaugh is recommending the renewal of bid contracts with the following suppliers for the 2018‐2019
school year:
Reinhart Food Service
Dean Foods
Omaha Paper Company
Payless Office Supplies Inc.
Rotella’s Italian Bakery
Pizza Hut Pizza

7.03 Approval of Student Handbooks for 2018-2019
The board takes action each year to approve the Student Handbooks. Student Handbooks are an extension of board policy. Kreft and Titan Hill operate with the same handbook. The building Principals were in attendance to provide an overview summary of the changes being proposed.

7.04 SDI Math Curriculum Materials Purchase
Several years ago, the AEA Math team was charged with providing support to teachers of students with Math
IEPs. They designed a project around a few important guiding principles:
1. Teachers need access to quality instructional materials.
2. Teachers need a good diagnostic assessment to target instruction.
3. Teachers need content support to feel more confident in teaching mathematics.
4. Teachers need onsite support to help with implementation.

With these guiding principles and the IES guide recommendations, they designed Sped Math 3-5. Quality Tier 3 instructional materials do not exist for math, so they were guided to look for quality Tier 2 intervention materials and think about how to enhance the instruction to make them a better fit for students with IEPs. Laurie Thies is recommending purchasing several resources to support the above mentioned guiding principles. Total cost is $14,827.40 which will be purchased out of the Special Education budget.

7.05 Track timing System
Mike Hale is requesting approval to purchase a timing system for track and cross country. He has provided rationale and price quotes. His recommendation is the bid from BW T&F Enterprises (the Lynx package) of $15,500 plus the two additional items (Display clock & frontal camera) totaling $19,999.00. He will use a combination Booster Club funds and Activities funds to pay for this purchase.

7.06 Approval of Concurrent Enrollment Courses with IWCC
On an annual basis we are asked to approve the contract with IWCC for the Concurrent (Honors Early Start Courses). Students can receive both high school and college credit for these courses. The tuition rate this year was $160 per credit hour. The tuition rate next year will be $169.00 per credit hour. If the course is taught by an approved high school instructor on our campus, the tuition rate is at 50%. If taught on our campus by an IWCC instructor, the rate is at 75%. Total pre-registration numbers indicate an estimated tuition cost of $197,054 for the 2018/19 school year.

7.07 Instrumental Music Replacement
Dave has visited with the instrumental music teachers and determined their needs as far district owned instrument replacements. We are recommending the utilization of PPEL funds ($18,485) and GF ($5,104). He has also provided a historical log of the instruments that have been purchased since 2007.

7.08 Set Part-Time/Summer Help Wages
Dr. Schweer made a recommendation to increase Substitute Pay from a daily rate of $145.00 to $148.00. After the 15th day of a consecutive assignment the daily rate increases to $165.00 per day. Dale recommended capping the summer help/computer pay rate at $11.07 and lawn mowers at $11.38. Reviewing these rates should happen at same time we discuss classified pay increases. There is no expectation that raises will be given every year for these summer positions. He also recommended that the Classified Substitute rates be increased by $.50 per hour.

7.09 Administrator Salaries for 2018-2019
Dr. Schweer recommended a 1% salary increase (2.37% total package increase) for all administrators including Jeff Carper and Dale Kreher for the 2018‐2019 school year.

7.10 Superintendent Salary for 2018-2019
Mrs. Scheffel recommended a 1% salary increase for Dr. Schweer for the 2018-2019 school year.

7.11 Open Enrollment-In Application for 2018-2019 (Closed Session)
At 8:45 pm, Mr. Weilage moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors enter into closed session per 21.5.1 (a)….”to review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds”. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

At 9:00 pm, Mrs. McDaniel moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to open session. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Breakfast/Lunch Prices for 2018-2019
Mrs. McDaniel moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve breakfast & lunch prices for 2018‐2019 as recommended. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.02 Approval of Nutrition Services Bid Contracts
Mrs. McDaniel moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the renewal of bid contracts for the above recommended suppliers. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.03 Approval of Student Handbooks for 2018-2019
Mr. Weilage moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Student Handbooks for the 2018-2019 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.04 SDI Math Curriculum Materials Purchase
Mr. Portrey moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the purchase of the SDI Math Curriculum materials at a cost of $14,827.40. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.05 Track Timing System
Mr. Weilage moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the track/cross country timing system in the amount of $19,999.00. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.06 Approval of Concurrent Enrollment Courses with IWCC
Mrs. McDaniel moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above listed concurrent enrollment offerings with IWCC. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.07 Instrumental Music Replacement
Mr. Portrey moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Instrumental Music Replacement at a total cost of $23,589. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.08 Set Part-Time/Summer Help Wages
Mr. Portrey moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve wages as provided on spreadsheet. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.09 Administrator Salaries for 2018-2019
Mr. Weilage moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve a 1% salary increase, 2.37% total package increase for all administrators including Jeff Carper and Dale Kreher. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.10 Superintendent Salary for 2018-2019
Mr. Portrey moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve a 1.5% salary increase for Dr. Mark Schweer. Discussion: none Carried: 4-0

9.11 Open Enrollment-In Application for 2018-2019
Mr. Weilage moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors deny the open enrollment in application for Students A & B. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – July 16, 2018

With no further business before them, at 9:10 pm Mr. Portrey motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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