March 2, 2020 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020
Un-Official Minutes

Call to Order:
Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:40 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage, Mrs. Scheffel

Members Absent: Mrs. McDaniel

Administrators: Dr. Eric Knost, Dave Black, Jeff Carper, Andrea Raes, Joel Beyenhof, Joe Vinchattle

Guest in attendance: Josh Allen, Deb Blodgett, Travis Houseton, Tim Johnson

Approve Agenda:
Motion: Portrey
Second: Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Commendations/Good News:
• Welcome to Lewis Central Video
• Opendorse Awards
• Activities Update

Comments & Suggestions:
• None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – February 17, 2020 meeting. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Certified – Approval to Employ – Chloe Killpack, HS SPED Teacher (20-21 SY); Aaron Ware, HS Art Teacher; August Manz, HS Asst Girls Tennis. Classified – Approval to Employ – Diana Porath, KR Health Associate. Licensed – Approval of Resignation – Donald Wittstruck, HS Head Softball Coach; James Driver, HS BPA Sponsor; Rachel Emary, KR Preschool Teacher (End of 19-20 SY). Classified Resignations/Terminations – Morgan Fields, TH Paraeducator; Jennifer Morrison, KR Library Clerk (End of 19-20 SY); Debra Anderson, KR Preschool Para (End of 19-20 SY). Pay or Hour work time Increase – Cheryl Casey, HS BPA Sponsor from 1/3 to 1/2; Derek Archer, HS BPA Sponsor from 1/3 to 1/2. Fundraising – Drama Club and HS Football.  Carried: 7-0

Reports
• Josh Allen presented the results of the Superintendent Survey.

Discussion Items
7.01 Preparedness for COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Deb Blodgett, Jeff Carper, and Dr. Eric Knost discussed the district’s preparedness and the district’s contact with the Department of Health in regards to COVID--19

7.02 Student Discipline Hearing (Closed Session)
Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (e), closed session is appropriate to discuss whether to conduct a hearing or to conduct a hearing to suspend or expel a student, unless an open session is requested by the student or a parent or guardian of the student if the student is a minor.
Motion: Mr. Hendrix
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Portrey, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; Mr. Weilage, aye; Ms. Adkins, aye; Mr. Hendrix, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 7:20 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 7:39 p.m.

7.03 Student Discipline Hearing (Closed Session)
Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (e), closed session is appropriate to discuss whether to conduct a hearing or to conduct a hearing to suspend or expel a student, unless an open session is requested by the student or a parent or guardian of the student if the student is a minor.
Motion: Mr. Hendrix
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Weilage, aye; Ms. Adkins, aye; Mr. Hendrix, aye; Mr. Portrey, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 7:40 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 8:00 p.m.

Comments & Suggestions
• none

Action Items
9.01 Student Discipline Action
Motion by Mr. Stoufer to approve the expulsion of student 1 for one full calendar year, the maximum allowed by state law, with the district providing online learning.
Second: Mr. Weilage
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.02 Student Discipline Action
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the expulsion of student 2 for one full calendar year, the maximum allowed by state law, and the district will not provide online learning.
Second: Mr. Weilage
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – March 16, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

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

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