February 5, 2018

February 5, 2018 Board Minutes
Posted on 02/08/2018

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, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Mrs. McDaniel arrived late and Ms. Adkins was absent.

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

Guest in attendance: Dana Barker, Kendall Barker, Kellen Barker and Ryan Barker, Media: Tim Johnson

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

Commendations/Good News:
• Superintendent’s MVP this month was awarded to Mr. Ryan Barker at the Middle School. Congratulations!
• One of our High School student’s illustration was selected for the 2018 Young Artist Exhibition Featured Illustration. Congratulations to Johanna Castillo.
• A series of work by Lauren Bilek was selected for the nation’s largest ceramic art show at the National Convention on Education in the Ceramic Arts in Pittsburgh.
• Lewis Central is hosting a Regional Trade Exploration Day on Thursday, February 15 at the High School.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – January 15, 2018 meeting. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Licensed - Approval to Employ: Kory Aldrich – HS Assistant Baseball Coach, James Driver – HS Head Soccer Coach, Demi Cloyd – HS Assistant Cheerleading Coach. Classified Approval to Employ: Donald Waldron – TRN Bus Monitor. Licensed – Resignations: Teresa Poss – MS Language Arts Teacher. TLC Recommendations for 2017-2018: Nancy Walker – TH Induction Mentor, Kris Horton – TH Peer Mentor. Miscellaneous Contracts/Items – FCCLA Fund Raiser. Carried: 6-0

Reports - None

Discussion Items
7.01 Summer Improvement Projects (Tentative List)
After conversations with Building Principals, Jeff has put together a list of summer improvement projects for consideration for this summer. He has provided some cost estimates. Bids will be secured and then presented to the board for approval as we move forward.

7.02 First Reading of Policy 401.1
A policy booster was released from ISFIS a couple of weeks ago with some recommended changes to the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. In Lewis Central’s policy, 401.1. we use the word “sex” and ISFIS uses the word “gender” for one of the protected classes. Dr. Schweer is recommending that we use the word “gender”. ISFIS is also recommending some language changes associated with recruiting (first page of the Exhibit to 401.1).

7.03 Second Reading of Policy 401.19
A decision was made during first reading of this policy that we would adhere to the federal IRS rate as the policy reads. The current IRS rate is 53.5 cents a mile and we are currently paying 45 cents a mile.

The IRS rate changes every January. The new IRS rate is 54.5 cents. As discussed we would update the mileage reimbursement amount in January of each year after the IRS sets the rate in December.

7.04 Wireless Network Upgrade
We currently have not accessed any Category 2 resources through Erate. Category 2 funds are targeted at building level equipment/wiring designed to ensure high speed Internet accessibility and is limited to internal connections, managed internal broadband connections, and basic maintenance of internal broadband connections. Application for this funding is only available through this next Erate year (2018‐2019). The deadline for initial application is mid‐February. Even though our network is in fair shape, the majority of our wireless equipment is 5+ years old. (Last year we replaced our main district wireless controller, re‐designed our wireless network routing and added 20 Aps at Titan Hill in anticipation of this major upgrade.) Permission was given to put a formal bid process together and make an Erate application for this project. More detailed information will be provided at a later date.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Summer Improvement Projects (Tentative List)
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the tentative summer improvement project list. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.02 First Reading of Policy 401.1
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve Policy 401.1 on first reading. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.03 Second Reading of Policy 401.19
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve Policy 401.19 on second reading. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – February 19, 2018

With no further business before them, at 7:25 pm Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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