April 20, 2020 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020
Un-Official Minutes


The Board Meeting was held electronically due to the State Emergency of COVID-19.

Call to Order: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 5:03 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer, Mrs. Scheffel.

Administrators: Dr. Eric Knost, Dave Black, and Andrea Raes

Approve Agenda: moving item 9.04 to follow item 11.04
Motion: Hendrix
Second: Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 5-0

Board Candidate Interviews and Board Deliberation (Closed Session)
Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (i), closed session is appropriate to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and when that individual requests a closed session.
Motion: Mr. Hendrix
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Hendrix, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; Ms. Adkins, abstained; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 5:08 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 5:52 p.m.

Mr. Weilage entered the meeting at 5:52 p.m.

The Public Hearing for the 2021-2022 School Calendar was held.

Commendations/Good News:
• Carter Wells – Iowa HS Press Videographer of the Year
• Virtual Learning Update

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 6, 2020 meeting. Financial Reports. Bills recommended for payment and Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Certified – Approval to Employ – James Waters, Head HS Baseball Coach; Michelle Quist, TH Associate Principal (20-21 SY). Licensed – Approval of Resignation – Whitney Jorgenson, HS Junior Class Sponsor (end of 19-20 SY); Doug Kjeldgaard, HS Head Wrestling Coach; Derek Archer, HS Girls Head Basketball Coach. Miscellaneous Contracts. Carried: 6-0

Reports - None

Discussion Items
9.01 Resolution Suspending Graduation Requirements
Dr. Eric Knost presented a resolution to suspend graduation requirement for the graduating class of 2020.

9.02 Recommendation for General Contractor – Early Site Prep
BVH presented the six (6) bids that were received for the project.

9.03 Architect Update on Construction Projects
Members of the BVH design team presented an update on the Operations Building and the High School Auditorium Projects.

Comments & Suggestions - None

Action Items
11.01 Resolution Suspending Graduation Requirements
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the Resolution pertaining to the COVID-19 school closure, which temporarily suspends Graduation Requirements and permit graduation for any 2020 senior who was on track to graduate prior to this year’s third trimester.
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

11.02 Recommendation for General Contractor – Early Site Prep
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the $586,000 bid from Andersen Construction of Council Bluffs, Iowa, for the
Early Site Prep Package pertaining to the upcoming High School and Operations Building Projects.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

11.03 Approve 2021-2022 Calendar
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the 2021-2022 School Calendar as presented.
Second: Mr. Weilage
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

11.04 Appoint New Board Member
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the appointment of Travis Houseton as a Board Member to fill the remainder of the term vacated as a result of Randy Portrey’s resignation.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 5-0 with Mr. Weilage Abstaining

9.04 Superintendent Review (Closed Session)
Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (i), closed session is appropriate to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and when that individual requests a closed session.
Motion: Mr. Hendrix
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Stoufer, aye; Mr. Weilage, aye; Ms. Adkins, aye; Mr. Hendrix, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 7:36 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 8:17 p.m.

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – May 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

With no further business before them, at 8:18 p.m. Mr. Stoufer motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Hendrix. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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