March 23, 2020 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 23, 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. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage, Mrs. Scheffel

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

Guest in attendance: Josh Allen

Approve Agenda: moving item 7.06 to follow item 9.05
Motion: Hendrix
Second: Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0 with Ms. Adkins Abstaining

Commendations/Good News:
• COVID-19 Closure work being done by staff

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 – March 2, 2020 meeting. Financial Reports. Bills recommended for payment and Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Certified – Approval to Employ – Hannah Cole, Head HS Softball Coach; Kevin Palu, HS Spring Asst Play Director; Dan Tucker, HS Instrumental Production Asst; Samuel Schroeder, HS Vocal Production Asst; Tiffany Stanton, TH SPED Teacher (20-21 SY); Taylor Reinke, HS SPED Teacher (20-21 SY). Classified – Approval to Employ – Sheri Miller, HS NS Associate; Susan Wallace, MS NS Associate; Kimberly Beatty, Paraeducator; Brianna Oberhelman, KR Paraeducator; Stacy Rhoads, TH Paraeducator. Licensed/Administrative – Approval of Resignation – Alyssa Chambers, HS Math Teacher (end of 19-20 SY); Taylor Schnitker, HS Dance Team Sponsor; Alison Evangelisti, TH Associate Principal (end of 19-20 SY); Lisa Koke, TH Elementary Teacher (end of 19-20 SY). Classified Resignations/Terminations – Kelly Durand, MS NS Associate. Carried: 7-0

Reports - None

Discussion Items
7.01 Ratification of Collective Bargaining Agreement with LCEA
Dr. Eric Knost discussed the District’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with LCEA.

7.02 Illustrative Mathematics Program Resource Request
Kim Jones presented the Illustrative Mathematics Program.

7.03 Virus and Malware Protection Renewal
Dave Black presented the quotes for a 3-year virus and malware protection renewal.

7.04 Press Box and Concession Stand Network Connectivity
Dave Black presented the bid information for the network connectivity to the new press box and extending services to the concession stand, baseball and softball press boxes.

7.05 Pandemic Pay Resolution
Dr. Eric Knost presented a resolution to the Board to continue to pay our General Professional Staff, our Building Support Staff and our Operations Support Staff.

Comments & Suggestions - none

Action Items
9.01 Ratification of Collective Bargaining Agreement with LCEA
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the LCEA for the 2020-2021 and the 2021-2022 school years.
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.02 Illustrative Mathematics Program Resource Request
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the purchase and implementation of the Illustrative Mathematics Program as presented.
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.03 Virus and Malware Protection Renewal
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the purchase of a 3-year license agreement for enterprise anti-virus/malware endpoint protection (Sophos Intercept X) at a cost of $11,674.81 from GovConnection, Inc.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.04 Press Box and Concession Stand Network Connectivity
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the agreement as presented with Prime Communications to establish network connectivity to our press boxes and concession stand for $16,892.50.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0 with Mr. Hendrix Abstaining

9.05 Pandemic Pay Resolution
Motion by Mr. Soufer to approve the resolution as presented.
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Ms. Adkins, aye; Mr. Hendrix, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; Mr. Weilage, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.

7.06 Employee Personnel Matter (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. Portrey
Second: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Hendrix, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; Mr. Weilage, aye; Ms. Adkins, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 6:02 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 6:42 p.m.

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – April 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

With no further business before them, at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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