December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017 Board Minutes
Posted on 12/07/2017

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. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins and Mr. Stoufer were absent.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dave Black, Dale Kreher and Laurie Thies

Guest in attendance: None, Media: Tim Johnson

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: Discussion Item 7.02 and Action Item 9.02 are tabled. Carried: 5-0

Commendations/Good News:
• “Inspiring Excellence” - Dr. Schweer shared a picture from Titan Hill during their Peace Assembly about kindness and respect.
• Lewis Central had great success in the Special Olympics Bowling Competition, we took 1st and 5th place.
• Titan Hill is participating this week for the third time in a program called “Hour of Code 2017.” This program is intended to get kids interested in careers in computer coding.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the consent agenda be approved as presented.: Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – November 20, 2017 meeting, Administrative Recommendations - Personnel: Classified Approval to Employ - Evelyn Bland – MS SpEd Paraeducator Licensed – Resignations - Daniel Gulden – HS Boys Head Soccer Coach, Ronald Siske – HS Assistant Volleyball Coach, Christina Albergucci – HS Assistant Cheer Sponsor. Classified Resignations/Terminations - Kaylee Knoke – MS SpEd Paraeducator – INVOLUNTARY, Sarah Lorenzen – TRN Bus Driver. Fund Raising Request Forms: Boys Basketball, FCCLA, Vocal Music. Carried: 5-0

• ESSA – Dave Black – Mr. Black presented an overview of ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act. ESSA replaces No Child Left Behind and returns more authority to states and schools. It maintains focus on equity for all students. There are opportunities to develop systems of accountability and support that makes sense for each individual state rather than a mandate from the Federal Department of Education. There are no more federally prescribed targets, sanctions or models for turning around schools. Iowa’s Plan includes guiding principles of an inclusive process, communication, support Iowa’s context, maintain spirit/intent of ESSA, and maximize flexibility for school districts and to ensure equity for historically disadvantaged students.

Discussion Items
7.01 MAG Application for At-Risk/Drop-Out Prevention
School districts in Iowa are required to submit an annual application & budget for At‐Risk/DropOut Prevention. In
large measure the dollars associated with the budget support employees who work with At‐Risk students. The annual application for At‐Risk/Dropout Prevention is divided into six service areas and represents the funding for 8.25 certified staff, 3 para professionals, 2.6 school‐based interventionists, targeted summer school for K‐3 reading, HS summer credit recovery, TeamMates mentoring coordination, and partial support for the partnership with the Iowa West Foundation and Heartland Family Service for the mental health project. The combined At‐risk and Dropout prevention budgets total $962,570 (of which $177,120 is General Fund obligation and $531,361 is generated through Modified Supplemental Amount (MSA) with property tax).

7.02 Approval of “Thriving Titans”
This discussion item is tabled.

7.03 First Reading of Several Policies
#600 Statement of Guiding Principles (last reviewed 01/23/2012)
No changes needed.
#601.3 School Day (last reviewed 10/15/2012)
Changes needed in regard to the length of the school day.
#602.12 Competent Private Instruction (last reviewed 10/15/2012)
Dr. Schweer will review and bring further updates to next meeting.
#603.4 Multicultural/Gender Fair Education (last reviewed 08/06/2012)
No changes needed.
#603.9 Outside Resource People (last reviewed 09/19/2011)
No changes needed.

We are reviewing one policy from the 500 series (Students)
#505.1 Student Records Access (last reviewed 07/16/2012)
No changes needed.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 MAG Application for At-Risk/Drop-Out Prevention
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the MAG application for At-Risk/Dropout Prevention as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.02 Approval of “Thriving Titans”

Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors table this item. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.03 First Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the about reference policies on first reading. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – December 18, 2017

With no further business before them, at 7:40 pm Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Portrey. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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