September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018
Posted on 09/19/2018

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Un-Official Minutes


Call to Order: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the Annual Meeting to order at 6:30 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Stouffer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins and Mr. Hendrix were absent.

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

Guest in attendance: Tracy Watsabaugh

Approve Agenda: Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Commendations/Good News:
• Dr. Schweer reported on the Iowa Department of Education Director, Dr. Ryan Wise’s visit to Lewis Central, Friday, September 14th.
• Mr. Black shared information about the CTE Brag Page that was published at the High School, TLC Reflections from Dr. Kim Jones, two students that have graduated early and a newspaper article from the Des Moines Register regarding the Super 10.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Weilage moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included: Approval of Minutes from the August 20, 2018 Board Meeting, Financial Reports; Summary of Revenue and Expenses, Activities Fund. Bills recommended for payment. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Classified Approval to Employ - Meghan Den Hartog – LCLC Associate, Boston Tucker – LCLC Associate, Garrett Penner – LCLC Associate, Makayla Penner – LCLC Associate, Arnold Arrick – TRN Bus Driver, DeAnn Franks – HS Nutrition Services Assoc., Tiffany Mace – MS SpEd Paraeducator, Kelly Alley – TH SpEd Paraeducator, Evelyn Bland – HS SpEd Paraeducator, Janet Faraci – TRN Bus Driver, Jasmine Knudsen – MS SpEd Paraeducator. Classified Resignations/Terminations – Tim Taylor – TRN Bus Monitor, Jessica McIntosh – LCLC Associate, Nicole Smith – KR PT Custodian. Pay or Hour work time Increase/Decrease - Keith Massey – BA+24-12 to MA-12 (missing from last list), Angela Outlan – KR Nutrition Services Associate, SNA Certification, Tia Bach – KR Nutrition Services Associate, SNA Certification. Miscellaneous Contracts: ISD Lied Multipurpose Complex Usage Agreement, Vocal Music Fundraiser. Carried: 5-0

Examine Financial Accounting of the Books (FY 2018) – Mr. Kreher presented a report from the Certified Annual Report with the closing cash balances for all Funds.

At 6:40 pm Mr. Portrey moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors adjourn the Annual Meeting. Discussion: None Vote: 5-0

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: Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins and Mr. Hendrix were absent.

Election of Board President and Vice President
Mr. Portrey nominated Mrs. Scheffel for President. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Weilage. Discussion: None Vote: Mrs. McDaniel – yes, Mr. Portrey – yes, Mr. Stoufer – yes, Mr. Weilage – yes, and Mrs. Scheffel-yes. Carried: 5-0.
Mr. Kreher administered the Oath of Office to Mrs. Scheffel.

Mr. Portrey nominated Mr. Weilage for Vice President. The nomination was seconded by Mrs. McDaniel. Discussion: None Vote: Mrs. McDaniel – yes, Mr. Portrey – yes, Mr. Stoufer – yes, Mr. Weilage – yes, and Mrs. Scheffel-yes. Carried: 5-0.
Mr. Kreher administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Weilage.

Mrs. McDaniel motioned to appoint Mr. Kreher as Secretary and Treasurer. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Portrey. Discussion: None Vote: Mrs. McDaniel – yes, Mr. Portrey – yes, Mr. Stoufer – yes, Mr. Weilage – yes, and Mrs. Scheffel - yes. Carried: 5-0.

Mrs. McDaniel moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors name American National Bank as the District Depository. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Mrs. McDaniel moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors name the Nonpareil as the official publication of the District. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, 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: 5-0

Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey to appoint the following:
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: 5-0

Reports
Summer Food Service Program – Tracy Watsabaugh
Tracy provided information about the Summer Food Service Program at both Kreft and Titan Hill. Even though the numbers weren’t as high as expected, there was a profit of $3,197 at the end of the summer. Tracy also discussed beginning to plan for next summer.

Summary Report on Summer Improvement Projects – Jeff Carper
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
10.01 Chromebook Purchase
Mr. Black reported that we have found that our strategy of trying to use some of the oldest chromebooks for one additional year is not panning out as we had hoped. This has led to a recommendation of the purchase of an additional 250 Chromebooks specifically for Titan Hill to replace the remaining Acer 710’s that were purchased six years ago. Bids were requested from Riverside Technologies, SHI and 2nd Gear.

10.02 Bus Engine Replacement
We have a 2011 Bluebird bus that needs an engine replacement. The engine experienced piston ring failure allowing excessive blow by. The engine had 65,000 miles when it failed. Two different service centers look at the bus and each came to the same conclusion that a new engine is needed. In 22 years, we have had to replace only two engines. The cost for the new engine is $22,202.21 and would be installed by Cummins Central Power in Omaha.

10.03 Superintendent/Board Goals
For the past several years, the “Superintendent/Board” goals have closely mirrored the SIAC goals with a couple of exceptions. The exceptions dealing with “continuing to ensure the financial stability of the district” and “continuing to have an updated Master Facility Plan”.

One of the outcomes listed for “ensuring the financial stability of the district” is coming up with an alternative salary schedule. That process will begin with our first LaborÔÇÉ Management meeting on September 26. Another priority for next year is the hiring of a new superintendent.

10.04 Late Filed Open Enrollment Applications (Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 1a)
At 7:50 p.m. Mrs. McDaniel moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, 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: 5-0

At 8:00 p.m. Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
12.01 Chromebook Purchase
Mr. Portrey moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve purchase of 250 Chromebooks from RTI totaling $70,375.00. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

12.02 Bus Engine Replacement
Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the purchase of a new bus engine at a cost of $22,202.21 with the installation to be done by Cummins Central Power. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

12.03 Superintendent/Board Goals
Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors maintain the Board/Superintendent goals as discussed and adding an additional goal for the Superintendent search. Discussion: none Carried: 5-0

12.04 Late Filed Open Enrollment Applications
Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors deny both the Open Enrollments for both Student A and Student B. Discussion: none Carried: 5-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – October 1, 2018
*Regular School Board Meeting – October 15, 2018

With no further business before them, at 8:05 pm, Mrs. McDaniel motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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