May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019 Board Minutes
Posted on 05/08/2019

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2019
Un-Official Minutes


Call to Order: Mrs. Scheffel called the special meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. for the purpose of a student disciplinary matter. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Portrey, and Mrs. Scheffel. Mr. Stoufer arrived late. Ms. Adkins and Mr. Weilage were absent.

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

At 6:15 p.m. Mrs. McDaniel moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move into Closed Session per IA Code 21.5(1)(e). Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

At 6:25 p.m. 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: Mr. Hendrix, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins was absent.

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

Guest in attendance: Ted Duitsman, Amy Higginbotham, Sarah Langille and Bruce Schomburg

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

Commendations/Good News:
• Highlights of Decision Day 2019 from Maddison Sieck – Congratulations to all.
• The 10th Annual Fifth Grade Career Fair was held on April 30th.
• Congratulations to the 8th grade band for receiving a “1+” rating at the Denison Large Group Festival.
• The High School Music programs had a fantastic weekend at the State Music Contest.
• MidAmerican Energy donated two trees to Titan Hill, Asplundh, a tree service company taught the students fun facts about trees and their maintenance.
• May is School Board Appreciation Month, Dr. Schweer thanked the Board for their continued service to the students of Lewis Central.

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 – April 15, 2019 Regular Board Meeting. Administrative Recommendations: Licensed – Approval to Employ – Ryan Barker – MS Associate Principal. Licensed – Resignations – Dale Kreher – Business Manager/Board Secretary, Hannah Lorfeld – TH Elementary Teacher, Kimberly Mahlberg – MS Special Education Teacher. Classified Resignations/Terminations – Amanda Fisher – KR SpEd Paraeducator, Trisha Covert – HS SpEd Paraeducator, Henry Krecklow – TRN Bus Driver, Maria Aurora Portero Paff – KR Instructional Paraeducator. Classified Transfers/Promotions – Angela Outlan - KR NS Associate to KR NS Head Cook. Pay or Hour work time Increase/Decrease – Angela Outlan – KR NS Head Cook, Kimberly Witters – TH NS Associate. Carried: 6-0

Reports
• Utilization of Literacy Materials
Ted Duitsman, Language Arts teacher at the High School provided to the Board a report on the implementation of Star 360, the new High School Supplemental Reading Assessment Tool. Star 360 is a platform with adaptive, diagnostic tests that place students into the common core standards progression along with suggested materials and activities to support their learning at different points in the progression. The High School teaching staff is encouraged by the results so far and look forward to continued improvement.

Amy Higginbotham and Sarah Langille from Kreft also provided a report regarding the implementation of the new Fountas and Pinnell Classroom resources. They are in the second year of using the program are encouraged by the results and look forward to continued improvement.

Discussion Items
7.01 Renewal of ISFIS Membership
We have been members of ISFIS (Iowa School Finance Information Services) for a number of years. We attend their budget workshops each year. Dale and I often watch their weekly webinars. We also subscribe to their board policy subscription service. We will receive a 5% discount if the renewal is paid prior to July 15. Total cost is $3,823.75

7.02 Renewal of IASB Membership
IASB (Iowa Association of School Boards) is the state organization representing local school boards. We now have a Lewis Central School Board Member (Bob Hendrix) on the IASB Board of Directors. Membership dues for FY 2019‐20 are $9,553.00.

7.03 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Jeff has secured a number of bids for projects previously approved.

Card Access Security at the Middle School (15 doors) $34,325.33
Carpet Replacement (Room 215 in the MS) $3,604.00
Weight Room Flooring $9,158.50
Weight Room Equipment $46,431.50
Parking Lot Repairs $28,695.83
Lettering for the ERC Building $5,105.60
Pool Deck $37,500.00
Mower $16,350.00
Home –Side Restrooms $3,301.80
Replace Gym Bleachers $32,754.00

Comments & Suggestions
• Bruce Schomburg, 109 Golden Circle Drive, Council Bluffs, IA, Pool Manager, spoke to the importance of the Pool Deck repairs that are on the list of summer improvements.

Action Items
9.01 Renewal of ISFIS Membership
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors renew our membership with ISFIS for 2019‐2020 at a cost of $3,823.75. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.02 Renewal of IASB Membership
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve renewal of membership with IASB for FY 2019‐20 at a cost of $9,553.00. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0 with Mr. Hendrix abstaining

9.03 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the bids for the above listed projects. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items
*Year End Celebration Banquet – May 16, 2019
*Regular School Board Meeting – Regular Board Meeting – May 20, 2019

With no further business before them, at 7:25 pm Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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