March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018 Board Minutes
Posted on 03/22/2018

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 19, 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, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins and Mrs. McDaniel were absent.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dave Black, Dr. Kim Jones, Dale Kreher, and Jeff Carper

Media: Tim Johnson

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

2018-2019 Budget Hearing
• Mrs. Scheffel opened the budget hearing at 6:32. Dale Kreher reviewed fund and levy information and talked through the budget preparation process and described the actual budget that is proposed for certification. The total levy for the 2018/2019 fiscal year is $12.30824 per $1000 of taxable valuation. The hearing was closed by Mrs. Scheffel at 6:42 p.m.

Commendations/Good News:
• 100% of the Computer Science Principles students received college credit on the end of course exam along with all of students scoring in the “Advanced” category. Congratulations to Mr. Ryan Nightser.
• Dr. Beyenhof shared an excellent example of student culture at the High School with a Tweet supporting Landon Marshall as he placed 2nd in his last Special Olympics.
• 2014 LC Alumna Sarah Drummey received a top Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Scholarship.
• Lewis Central had 11 individuals selected for State Individual Speech All-State Festival.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – March 5, 2018 meeting, Financial Reports; Summary of Revenue and Expenses; and Activities Fund. Bills recommended for payment and Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Taylor May – MS Girls Assistant Track Coach (Correction from 3/5/18 was listed as HS), Dan Tucker – HS Instrumental Production Assistant, Sara Langdon – HS Musical Vocal Production Assistant. Classified Approval to Employ - Mason Vanderwoude – LCLC Associate, Robert Carlson – LCLC Associate, Barbara Long Mulkey – TRN Bus Monitor, Tiffany Hulin – KR Instructional Paraeducator. Classified Resignations/Terminations - Dylan Page – LCLC Associate, Mary Harshaw – KR SpEd Paraeducator, Stacy Thornton – HS Library Clerk. Pay or Hour work time Increase/Decrease - Jill Campos – HS Nutrition Services decrease from 2.5 to 1.75 hours per day. Miscellaneous Contracts/Items – BPA Fundraiser, Tri-M Music Honor Society Fundraiser and Band & Choir Florida Trip Fundraiser. Carried: 5-0

Reports
• Jeff Carper updated the Board on the progress of the Titan Hill Construction Project.
• Dale Kreher presented to the Board a plan to assist in the collection of student fees. He provided information for fees that were incurred prior to the 18/19 school year as well as fees incurred during the current school year. Through a series of statements and letters (letters to be sent by Transworld System) we hope to do a better job of collecting what is owed to the District.

Discussion Items

7.01 Curriculum Assessment Purchase
The Administration is recommending the purchase of a 2‐year STAR 360/AR360 subscription bundle which includes diagnostic assessment, progress monitoring, and accelerated reader for 102 students. Dr. Jones was present at the meeting to discuss additional information supportive of this request. The cost is $12,969.95

7.02 Technology Purchase
We sought responses to an RFP for upgrading our wireless infrastructure with USAC Erate Category 2 e‐rate funding and received two quotes for equipment, configuration and installation, and two quotes for the additional 16 cabling drops that would be required. The proposal from IP Pathways (Omaha) for the equipment, configuration and installation of the wireless equipment is $184,758.34. The proposal for the cabling project came in at $4,495 from Computer Cabling Connection. This project, if approved, would be funded through PPEL. The USAC Erate Category 2 funding will provide a 60% discount on all equipment, configuration and installation services. The total net cost for this wireless upgrade project at approximately $75,701.34 (this would reflect an Erate discount/reimbursement of $113,552.00).

7.03 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Jeff has secured bids for several of the summer improvement projects previously approved by the board.
Titan Hill Pool Locker Room Unit Heaters: $3,640 - Carter’s
High School Bleacher Repair: $11,875 - Seating and Athletic Facility Enterprise
Middle School Carpet Replacement: $7,841 – Bushman’s Floor Covering
Middle School Student Locker Painting: $7,110 – AAA Electrostatic Painting
Upgrade HVAC Control System at the High School: $53,772 – CMI
Upgrade HVAC Control System at Kreft: $36,190 - CMI
Replace 3 buses: $307,191 - Thomas

7.04 Second Reading of Several Policies
The following highlighted the policies contain changes that were discussed/recommended as part of first reading.
#200 Statement of Guiding Principles
#201.1 Name of School District
#201.2 Legal Status of the Board
#201.3 General Powers and Duties
#201.4 Elections
#201.5 Membership
#201.7 Board of Directors’ Vacancies
#202.1 President of the Board
#202.2 Vice President of the Board
#202.3 Secretary of the Board
#202.4 Treasurer of the Board
#202.5 Individual Board Members
#202.6/Exhibit Ethical Code for Board Members
#202.7 Board of Directors and Elected Officials
#202.8 Board Member Liability

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Curriculum Assessment Purchase
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the 2‐year STAR 360/AR360 assessment subscription from Renaissance at a cost of $12,969.95. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.02 Technology Purchase
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the bid from IP Pathways for the equipment, configuration and installation of the wireless equipment in the amount of $184,758.34 to also approve the bid from Computer Cabling for the cabling project in the amount of $4,495.00. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.03 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the bids for the summer improvement projects as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.04 Second Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced policies on second reading. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – April 2, 2018
*Regular School Board Meeting – April 16, 2018

With no further business before them, at 8:00 pm Mr. Stoufer motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Hendrix. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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