November 19, 2018

November 19, 2018 Board Minutes
Posted on 11/21/2018

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

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

Guest in attendance: JoAnn Christensen, Mark Christensen, Chris McMurray and Cindy Richter

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

Commendations/Good News:
• The Superintendent’s MVP award for November 2018 was presented to Mark Christensen, HVAC Specialist. Thanks to Mark for going above and beyond for everyone at 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 – November 5, 2018 meeting, November 12 Work Session Minutes, Financial Reports; Summary of Revenue and Expenses; Activities Fund. Bills recommended for payment. Administrative Recommendations – Personnel: Licensed - Approval to Employ - Matt Renshaw – HS Assistant Bowling Coach. Classified Approval to Employ -Kirt Knierim - KR FT Custodian, Tracy Blocks TRN Bus Driver. Licensed – Resignations - Kent Stopak - TH Building Principal, Nathaniel Adkins - TH Elementary Teacher, Robin Reida - HS Math Teacher, Hannelore Jasa - HS Language Arts Teacher. Classified Resignations/Terminations - Shari Allen - MS Nutrition Services Associate, Deborah Andresen - MS Nutrition Services Associate, Timothy Freeman - MS Help Desk Technician, Larry Johnson - TH PT Custodian, Jasmyne Gardner - TH FT Custodian. Miscellaneous Contracts: Boys Basketball and Wrestling. Carried: 6-0

Reports
• ACT Results – Joel Beyenhof
Dr. Schweer invited Dr. Joel Beyenhof to the meeting to report on the 17/18 ACT Scores. Our overall ACT composite for the past several years is as follows along with the number of students taking the test:
2009 – 21.8 122 2014 – 22.3 128
2010 – 22.5 122 2015 – 21.4 144
2011 – 22.2 137 2016 – 21.7 146
2012 – 21.3 151 2017 – 21.6 163
2013 – 21.3 129 2017 – 21.9 166

Steps being taken to improve the test scores are:
• Data analysis with Building Leadership Team and Departments
• Department work with ACT
• Course selection review
• College Readiness Course
o Test prep lessons and practice assessments
• Access for all students to John Baylor Test Prep resources
o Online access to tutorials
• Implications how students will handle complex text – test they will see in college and career.
• Fast Forward
• Percentage of students taking college classes, AP courses and courses with college level exams, such as PLTW.

Discussion Items
7.01 Second Reading of Policy 1004.13

Policy #1004.13 Community Use of School Facilities
The following changes were proposed during first reading:
1004.13R1 School Personnel Service Fees
Increase custodial hourly fee to $25
1004.13c Add email address and home address to form
1004.13d Eliminate “rehearsal fee” from both MS and HS – after some discussion it was decided to leave this fee on the schedule as there might be times when it is appropriate to charge this fee rather than the full rental fee.

7.02 SBRC Application
The District is eligible for the maximum Modified Supplemental Amount for Increasing Enrollment, Open Enrollment Out and ELL Instruction Beyond 5 Years. Please see the attached SBRC Application.
• Increasing Enrollment (67.2) …. this is residential enrollment $452,659.20
• Open Enrollment Out (21.9) $145,941.60
• ELL Beyond 5 Years (15) $22,228.80
This is not money but rather spending authority. We would need to levy cash reserves to cover this authority if we needed the cash. We simply need a motion to approve the request to the SBRC.

7.03 Geotech Proposal
We have received a proposal from Thiele Geotech Inc. for work associated with the football press box and the High School Auditorium projects. It is assumed that both of these projects will be completed. This work needs to be completed in conjunction with those projects. Thiele Geotech is proposing a lump sum fee of $4,725.

7.04 Open Enrollment-Out Application for 2018-2019 (Closed Session)
At 7:05 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 7:15 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Second Reading of Policy 1004.13

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced policy as discussed on second reading. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.02 SBRC Application
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the request to the SBRC for the maximum Modified Supplemental Amount for Increasing Enrollment, Open Enrollment Out and ELL Instruction Beyond 5 years. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.03 Geotech Proposal
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the proposed fee from Thiele Geotech, Inc. of $4,725 for the work associated with the football press box and the High School Auditorium projects. Discussion: none Carried: 5-1 with Mr. Hendrix voting No.

9.04 Open Enrollment Out Application for 2018-2019
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central to approve the open enrollment out application for the 2018-19 school year. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – December 3, 2018
*Regular School Board Meeting – December 17, 2018

With no further business before them, at 7:20 pm. Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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