August 6, 2018

August 6, 2018 Board Minutes
Posted on 08/15/2018

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 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: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Portrey and Mrs. Scheffel. Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer and Mr. Weilage were absent.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dave Black and Dale Kreher

Guest in attendance: Hannah Haarhues-Casey and Chris Ruhaak. Media: Tim Johnson

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

Commendations/Good News:
• Congratulations to the 2017/18 Volleyball team for receiving the AVCA Team Academic Award.
• Thanks to Tim Johnson for the Dropout Prevention article in the Daily Nonpareil.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – July 16, 2018. Administrative Recommendations: Licensed – Approval to Employ: Hannah Cole – MS Asst. Volleyball Coach, Aaron Miller – TH PT Elementary Music Teacher (pending Iowa Licensure), Rachel Witte – KR Special Education Teacher (pending Iowa Licensure), Rachel Cyboron – MS Language Arts Teacher (pending Iowa Licensure), Taylor May – HS Asst Boys Track Coach, Burke Swenson – HS Asst. Girls Track Coach. Classified Approval to Employ: James Miller – TRN Bus Driver, Roger Feilen – TRN Bus Monitor, Samantha Henderson – TRN Bus Monitor. Licensed Resignations – Rachel Cyboron – MS Language Arts Teacher. Classified Resignations/Terminations: Nicole Blum – HS Nutrition Services Associate, Evelyn Bland – MS SpEd Paraeducator. Carried: 4-0

Reports
• Hannah Haarhues-Casey shared a presentation with the Board about her STEM Externship program at The Henry Doorly Zoo Wildlife Safari Park.

Discussion Items
7.01 Approval of SIAC Goals for 2018-2019
Iowa code requires school districts to have a School Improvement Advisory Committee. One of the requirements of the School Improvement Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the school board regarding improvement goals. This committee met several times throughout the school year. Based upon the data that was shared with the committee, the committee is recommending that we continue with the same goals that we have had for several years.
• Focus efforts of school improvement on accelerating growth for all students and on closing the gaps for
• students with IEPs and FRL.
• Expand and improve the integration of technology throughout the system.
• Intervene in timely and effective ways to help meet the needs of all students.
• 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.

7.02 Approval of Music Trip Contract
The contract for the Music Trip to Orlando, June 5 – 10, 2019 needs to be signed and returned by August 20. The
High School Administration has reviewed the contract. You will note that an initial deposit of $18,900 is required.

7.03 Approval of Several Policies on Second Reading
This group of policies is from the 800 section (Business Procedures). The only policy that there was a question about was 805.3. Dale Kreher checked with the auditor and the numbers specified are still accurate. So no language changes recommended to any of these policies.

7.04 Legislative Priorities for 2019
IASB is requesting school districts to submit their legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Dr. Schweer has provided all of the 2018 legislative resolutions along with the 2018 legislative priorities. The legislature has not addressed all of these priorities and they should be addressed in the 2019 school year.
• Student Achievement and Accountability
• Educator Quality
• Fiscal Responsibility and Stewardship
• School Infrastructure
• Governance

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Approval of SIAC Goals for 2018-2019
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the SIAC Goals for 2018-2019 as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.02 Approval of Music Trip Contract
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the contract with Travel with Barb for the music trip to Orlando in June of 2019. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.03 Approval of Several Policies on Second Reading
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced policies on second reading. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.04 Legislative Priorities for 2019
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve legislative priorities as outlined by Dr. Schweer. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – August 20, 2018

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

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