September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017 Board Minutes
Posted on 09/22/2017

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 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. Livingston, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Jeff Carper, Jim Dermody, Dale Kreher, Tim Means and Laurie Thies

Guest in attendance: Ryan Barker and Sharon Heckathorn

Media: Tim Johnson

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

Commendations/Good News:
• The Superintendent’s MVP was awarded to Sharon Heckathorn of Heartland Family Services. Thanks for your dedication!

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included: Approval of Minutes from the August 21, 2017 Board Meeting and Work Session and bills recommended for payment. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Classified Approval to Employ: James Pettit – HS At-Risk Para, Timothy Taylor – TRN Bus Monitor, Cole Alley – LCLC Associate, Melanie Annan – LCLC Associate, Makenzi Kern – LCLC Associate, Megan Gibson TH SpEd Paraeducator, Teri Kunik – TRN Bus Monitor, Danethea Nichols – Nutrition Services Associate, Carloyn Salvo – KR At-Risk Para. Pay or Hour work time Increase/Decrease: Lanelle Rogers – decrease by $0.50 no current Paraeducator Certificate, Megan Gibson – increase by $1.00 for BA Degree in related field, Makayla Smith – increase by $1.00 for AA Degree in related field, Bailey Dinsmore – increase by $0.50 for AS Degree in unrelated field, Brooke Alff – increase by $1.00 for AA Degree in related field, Ashley Smith – MA-12 to MA+12-12 increase to $61282.00. Miscellaneous Contracts/Items: Fund Raising Request Forms: Skills USA and Marching Band. VeeJay DJ Rob Contract. Carried: 7-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors accept the Abstract of Election.  Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors accept cash balances of all depository accounts. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

At 6:40 pm Mr. Livingston moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors adjourn the Annual Meeting of the Board of Education for the Lewis Central Community School District. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Dr. Schweer thanked Mr. Livingston for his service to the Lewis Central Community School District and presented him with a plaque as a small token of appreciation.

Call to Order: Board Secretary Dale Kreher called the Organizational meeting to order at 6:40 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel.

Mr. Kreher, Board Secretary administered the Oath of Office to newly elected board members Mr. Hendrix, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Portrey, Mrs. Scheffel and Mr. Weilage.

• Election of Board President and Vice President
Ms. Adkins nominated Mrs. Scheffel for President. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Weilage. Discussion: None. Carried: Ms. Adkins – yes, Mr. Hendrix – yes, Mrs. McDaniel – yes, Mr. Portrey – yes, Mr. Stoufer – yes, Mr. Weilage – yes, and Mrs. Scheffel-yes. Carried: 7-0.
Mr. Kreher administered the Oath of Office to Mrs. Scheffel.

Ms. Adkins nominated Mr. Weilage for Vice President. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Portrey. Discussion: None. Vote: Ms. Adkins – yes, Mr. Hendrix – yes, Mrs. McDaniel – yes, Mr. Portrey – yes, Mr. Stoufer – yes, Mr. Weilage – yes, and Mrs. Scheffel-yes. Carried: 7-0.
Mr. Kreher administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Weilage.

Mrs. Hendrix motioned to appoint Mr. Kreher as Secretary and Treasurer. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Weilage. Discussion: None. Vote: Ms. Adkins – yes, Mr. Hendrix – yes, Mrs. McDaniel – yes, Mr. Portrey – yes, Mr. Stoufer – yes, Mr. Weilage – yes, and Mrs. Scheffel-yes. Carried: 7-0.

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors name American National Bank as the District Depository. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Mr. Portrey moved, seconded by Mrs. Hendrix, that the Nonpareil be named as the official publication of the District. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors set Board of Education meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month, with the exception of July and possibly September at 6:30 pm in the ERC Board Room. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the following appointments be made:
Appoint Ms. Adkins and Mrs. McDaniel as IASB Delegates for Lewis Central.
Appoint Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Hendrix and Mr. Stoufer to the Negotiations Committee.
Appoint Mr. Weilage as representative to the Mills County Conference Board.
Appoint Mr. Portrey as representative to the Pottawattamie County Conference Board.
Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Reports
Mr. Carper provided the list of summer projects that were completed during the summer. He also included projects that are still in process as well as projects that will be scheduled next summer.

Discussion Items
11.01 Board/Superintendent Goals
At the last meeting the board approved keeping the same set of goals except for the one dealing with the transportation department. Dr. Schweer put together some outcomes/measures associated with each of the goals.
• Continue to focus efforts on accelerating growth for all students and on closing the gap for students with IEPS and FRL.
• Expand and improve the integration of technology throughout the system.
• 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.
• The other goals were as follows:
• Continue to ensure the financial stability of the district.
• Continue to have an updated Master Facility Plan.
• Continue to examine the efficiency of the transportation department.

11.02 Change Order for Titan Hill Project
This a change order totaling $17,431.00.

Dirt for building pad $2,731.00
Brought in fill dirt for the building pad due to delay in site utility work where excess dirt was originally to be used

Delays to the Project $6,308.00
Material (SmartCi Green Girt) $1,708.00
+15% $256.00
Subcontract (storage costs) $750.00
Camblin Mechanical $3,299.00
+5% $202.00
+bond $93.00

Knee wall stabilization $8,392.00
This was in conjunction with the “envelope” project in the area housing the pool.

With the addition of this change order the total cost of the project is now at $3,080,171.00.

11.03 Open Enrollment-Out Applications (Closed Session)
At 7:40 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move into Closed Session per Iowa Code Section 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: 6-0

At 8:45 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
13.01 Board/Superintendent Goals
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Board/Superintendent goals for the 2017/2018 school year. Discussion: none Carried: 6-0

13.02 Change Order for Titan Hill Project
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the change order 15129-02 dated September 11, 2017 at a cost of $17,431.00. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

13.03 Open Enrollment-Out Applications
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Education deny the Open enrollment –out application for Student A. Discussion: none Carried: 6-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Open enrollment-out application for Student B. Discussion: none Carried: 6-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Education approve the Open enrollment-out application for Student C. Discussion: none Carried: 6-0

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Open enrollment-out application for Student D. Discussion: none Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – October 2, 2017
*Regular School Board Meeting – October 16, 2017

With no further business before them, at 8:50 pm Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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