March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019 Board Minutes
Posted on 03/11/2019

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2018
Un-Official Minutes

At 6:05 pm Mrs. Scheffel called the Student Disciplinary Hearing to order. Ms. Adkins, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel were present. Mr. Portrey and Mr. Stoufer were absent.

Others present: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dr. Joel Beyenhof and Dale Kreher

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors enter into closed session per 21.5.1 (e) of the Iowa Code to discuss whether to conduct a hearing or to conduct hearings to suspend or expel a student, unless an open session is requested by the student of a parent or guardian of the student if the student is a minor.” Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

At 6:15 Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to open session. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

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, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage ad Mrs. Scheffel. Mr. Portrey was absent.

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

Guest in attendance: Kelly Rosburg, Joe Zadina, Media: Tim Johnson

Approve Agenda: Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Commendations/Good News:
• Ms. Adkins shared that the Clash of the Titans which was held over the weekend was a great success.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – February 18, 2019 Regular Board Meeting. Administrative Recommendations: Classified Approval to Employ – Maria Rocha – MS PT Custodian, Bonnie Rohm – TRN Bus Monitor. Licensed – Resignations – HS Fall Play & Spring Musical Director, Tonya Novotny – KR Elementary Teacher. Classified Resignations/Terminations – Megan Gibson – KR Instructional Para. Classified Transfer/Promotions – Ronda McCain – TRN Bus Monitor to Van Driver. Miscellaneous Contracts – Middle School FCA fundraiser, Prom Rental Agreement. Carried: 6-0

Reports - None

Discussion Items
7.01 Approval of Summer Facility Improvement Project List
After conversations with Building Principals, Jeff Carper has put together a list of summer facility improvement projects. Jeff has estimated the costs of some of the projects and in some cases has a pretty firm cost estimate already. Regardless, we will come back to the board for approval of bids for the various projects that the Board gives initial approval for. We will use PPEL (Physical Plant and Equipment Levy) to pay for the majority of these projects. Dale estimates we will have a balance of $2,300,000 in the PPEL fund at the beginning of the 2019/20 fiscal year. Jeff was at the meeting and answered questions about specific projects.

7.02 First Reading of Several Policies
We are required to review board policies at least once every 5 years. We have a number of policies in the 200 series that were last reviewed in 2014.

#201.6 Organization of the Board of Directors/Organizational Meeting
#203.5 Administrative Rules and Regulations
#203.5 Organization and Dissolution of Ad Hoc Committees
Dr. Schweer believes that we can combine policies 203.5 & 203.13, only one ad hoc committee policy is needed.
#203.5a Statutory Committees
#203.6 Legal Counsel (template policy provided)
#203.7 Board of Directors’ Conflict of Interest (template policy provided)
Our policy states there is no conflict of interest for board members to receive compensation from the school district for contracts to purchase goods or services if the benefit does not exceed $1,500. The template policy states the maximum is $2,500.
#203.8 Dissemination of Policy (template policy provided)
#203.9 Administration in Absence of Policy
#203.10 Review and Revision of Policy
#203.11 Board of Directors’ Self‐Evaluation
#203.12 Suspension of Policy
#203.13 Ad Hoc Committees
#203.13 Exhibit Ad Hoc Committees
#203.14 Handling General Complaints by Citizens

7.03 Student Disciplinary Action
The Administration is recommending that the student be expelled for the remainder of the 2018‐2019 school year.

The waiver signed off on by the parent has language that states, “I request that the hearing specified in the hearing notice be waived, with the understanding that by so waiving the hearing, the recommended penalty will automatically become effective upon action of the Board of Directors of this school district”.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Approval of Summer Facility Improvement Project List
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Summer Facility Improvement Project List. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.02 First Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced policies on first reading. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.03 Student Disciplinary Action
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors expel Student A for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 5-1, with Mr. Stoufer abstaining.

7.04 Possible Purchase of Real Estate (Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(j.)
At 7:05 p.m. Mr. Hendrix, moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move into Closed Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(j), to discuss “the possible purchase of particular real estate where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for that property”. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

At 8:15 p.m. Mrs. McDaniel moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – March 18, 2019

With no further business before them, at 8:17 pm, Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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