June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018 Board Minutes
Posted on 06/07/2018

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 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: Mr. Hendrix, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer and Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins and Mr. Weilage were absent.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dave Black, Jeff Carper, Mike Hale and Dale Kreher

Guest in attendance: Donna Elliff Media: Tim Johnson

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

Commendations/Good News:
• The Superintendent’s MVP this was month were Employees with Perfect Attendance. Those attending the meeting were: Donna Elliff and Mike Hale. Those not able to attend: Colleen Fettin, Pat Frascht, Dr. Johnny Kurt, Patricia Lee, Patricia Liddick, Lynn Moen, Lanelle Rogers and Emily Schwery. Congratulations to all.
• Dave Black shared links to the Seniors Parade of Excellence, the annual Titan Hill Staff Dance and a recent article about the Summer Lunch Program.

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 – May 21, 2018. Administrative Recommendations: Licensed – Approval to Employ: Michelle fritz – KR Sped. Classified Resignations/Terminations: Sydnie Dennis – HS Sped Para, Brandon McDuffie – HS Sped Para, Kelly Alley – MS – Sped Para, Jim Malone – TRN Bus Driver, Virginia Bressman – KR Instr. Para. Teacher Leadership Positions: High School – Dave Bergman, Kelly Boyle, Alyssa Chambers, Dana Dose, Lorraine Duitsman, Ted Duitsman, Michelle Kavars, Julie McComas, Tom McLaughlin, Kimberly Muta, Aaron Nickman, Molly Pettit, Amy Shannon, Allison Town, Dan Tucker and Christian Woodward. Middle School – Kory Aldrich, Nicole Baker, Ryan Barker, Janet Blaine, Kelly Carr, Marisha Dang, Jennifer Dekker, Misti Groat, Danielle Guntly, Jennifer Johnson, Laurie Kammrad, Johnny Kurt, Brianna Longwill, Trudy Nielsen Kimble, Chery Ryan, Burke Swenson, Corrie Wohlers. Titan Hill – Jeanne Barthlow, Debbie Croson, Darla Dixon, Susan Drustrup, Chris Eckerman, Kris Horton, Jennifer Kerber, Desiree Kudrin, Jennifer Lighthipe, Maggie Miller, Laura Nickman, Lisa Scieszinski, Ashely Smith, Lanesa Statzer, Jennifer Stroup, Ashley Wilson. Kreft Primary – Skyler Avila, Kristina Beckner, LoriAnn Brougham, Jill Heller, Amy Higginbotham, Sarah Langille, Wendy Pomrenke, Michelle Schaeffer, Meghan Sewing, Beth Smith, Kim Swanger, Kellie Vinchattle, Sandy Williams. Carried: 5-0

Reports: None

Discussion Items
7.01 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Concrete Repair
There are several areas where concrete needs to be replaced. The sidewalk behind the High School, the area between the baseball bleachers and the concession building, the Middle School front entrance, and the front entrances and curb repair at Titan Hill. Recommendation is approve the bid from Weilage in the amount of $31,005.

Parking Lot Repair
This winter took a toll on our asphalt parking lots and drives. Jeff is estimating that 12,111 square feet of repair work is needed. Recommendation is to approve the bid from Affordable Asphalt in the amount of $36,307.00.

PPEL funds will be used to pay for all of these projects.

Repairing/patching asphalt is a yearly occurrence. Dr. Schweer and Jeff have had conversations about whether or not the asphalt should be replaced with concrete in heavy traffic areas. Concrete is more expensive but in the long run would it actually end up costing us less? Jeff is putting together a multi‐year plan cost estimate on replacing those areas with concrete versus the seemingly every year expense of replacing/patching asphalt.

7.02 Approval of Administrator Provisions Document
This document serves as the Master Contract if you will for the Administrators. No changes are being recommended for the 2018‐2019 school year.

7.03 Set Wages for Classified Employees
Several options were presented for all classified employee wages for 2018-2019. 2.20%, 2.53% and 2.86% total package increases were discussed. Dr. Schweer recommends that the classified employees who do not have insurance benefits be given a slightly higher raise.

7.04 Renewal of Administrator Contracts for 2018-2019
Based on their annual job performance reviews, Dr. Schweer is recommending that contracts for the following administrators be offered for the 2018‐2019 school year: Barb Grell Principal - Kreft Primary, Kent Stopak - Principal at Titan Hill Intermediate, Condra Allred - Associate Principal at Titan Hill Intermediate, Jim Dermody -Principal at the Middle School, Tim Means - Associate Principal at Middle School, Dr. Joel Beyenhof - Principal at the High School, Joe Vinchattle - Associate Principal at the High School, James Haver - Associate Principal at the High School, Mike Hale - Activities Director at the High School, Dave Black - School Improvement Specialist, Laurie Thies - Special Populations Coordinator, Kim Jones - Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Dale Kreher - Business Manager and Jeff Carper - Director of Operations

7.05 Approve Furniture Order for 2018-2019
Each year we seek furniture requests from teachers/building principals. Jeff has allocated $45,000 in the budget this year. Bids were sought bids and purchases will be made through the Iowa Prison Industries, Versatables and School Specialty.
High School $15,743.62
Middle School 7,975.89
Titan Hill 7,055.10
Titan Hill Addition 2,534.85
Kreft 5,526.77
Total $38,836.23

7.06 Approve Chromebook Purchase for 2018-2019
We are planning to replace four classes of Chromebooks (950 devices) for this coming school year (K, 1st, 6th and 9th). We have evaluated devices from Lenovo, Acer and hp and have chosen to continue to purchase the devices from hp along with a protective case and 3yr ADP. (Our last two purchases from hp have held up exceptionally well.) We are moving to a touch screen convertible model for use with our primary-aged students.

We plan to dispose of most of the original five-year-old Acer devices in the inventory and re-purpose approximately 400 of the remaining devices for use as loaners. (These original Acer C7 devices have been deprecated by Google and have not taken updates since Dec 2017. We bought 2000 of these particular devices in the Fall of 2013.) Approximately 500 of the hp11 devices from the HS and MS will be moved to Titan Hill. We requested bids from six vendors and received responses from five vendors.

7.07 Approve Student Fees for 2018-2019
The Administration is recommending no changes to student fees for the 2018‐2019 school year.

7.08 Approve Mentoring and Induction Program for Administrators
Each school district in Iowa is required by Iowa Chapter 284A.5 to have a mentoring and induction plan for beginning principals and persons new to the superintendency regardless of whether you have a beginning administrator in any given year. A beginning administrator is defined by law as “an individual…. who is assuming a position as a school district principal or superintendent for the first time”. SAI’s program meets these requirements.

7.09 Approval of Bid for Titan Hill Access Control Project
This project involves controlling the doors, cameras, and licensing. Dennis South contacted 9 vendors and we received only 1 bid (Prime Communications). Most of the other vendors either do not sell or support Genetec or have no interest in a smaller project to add to an existing system. The project includes 9 door controllers, cameras, licensing, etc. to add to the Genetec access control system. We also asked for the two gym cameras to be added to there is a separate quote for those two cameras.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the concrete bid from Weilage in the amount of $31,005 and the asphalt bid from Affordable Asphalt in the amount of $36,307.00. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.02 Approval of Administrator Provisions Document
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Administrator Provisions Documents for the 2018-2019 school year as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.03 Set Wages for Classified Employees
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors set raises for the following staff: Classified with insurance - .28 per hour, Classified without insurance -.33, Coordinators a total package increase of 2.35% and LCLC employees .25 per hour. Discussion: Mr. Portrey indicated that he would prefer raises be .35 and .38 for classified with insurance and classified without insurance respectively.

Mr. Hendrix amended previous motion to change Classified raises to .35 and .38 respectively. Discussion: Mrs. McDaniel indicated that she would be in favor or raises should be Classified with insurance - .23 per hour, Classified without insurance -.28, Coordinators a total package increase of 1.92% and LCLC employees .20 per hour.

Vote on Amended Motion: Failed: 3-2 with Mr. Stoufer, Mrs. McDaniel and Mr. Hendrix voting no.

Vote on Original Motion: Carried: 3-2 with Mr. Portrey and Mrs. Scheffel voting no.

9.04 Renewal of Administrator Contracts for 2018-2019
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the contract renewal for the above named administrators and for Jeff Carper and Dale Kreher for the 2018-2019 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.05 Approve Furniture Order for 2018-2019
Mr. Portrey moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the furniture order request of $38,836.23 for the 2018-2019 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.06 Approve Chromebook Purchase for 2018-2019
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the purchase from RTI of 950 Chromebooks as specified totaling $323,525. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.07 Approve Student Fees for 2018-2019
Mr. Portrey moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the student fees for 2018‐2019 as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.08 Approve Mentoring and Induction Program for Administrators
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the SAI mentoring and induction program for the 2018‐2019 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.09 Approval of Bid for Titan hill Access Control Project
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the bid from Prime Communications in the amount of $26,546.61 for the Titan Hill Access Control Project. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – June 18, 2018

With no further business before them, at 7:50 pm, Mr. Stoufer motioned, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors adjourn the meeting. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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