March 5, 2018

March 5, 2018
Posted on 03/08/2018

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 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: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Mr. Stoufer was absent.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dr. Joel Beyenhof, Dave Black, Mike Hale and Dale Kreher

Guest in attendance: Beth Meyers, Dan Tucker and Eric Wyler

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Commendations/Good News:
• The Mobile Food Pantry at Kreft received a $1,700 Grant from Farm Credit Services of America.
• Lewis Central High School has been selected as 2017-2018 Project Lead the Way Distinguished School.
• Eight Students were selected for the Hawkeye 10 All-Academic Team with one Character Award.
• Cheryl Casey reported that we had seven BPA students who placed in the top 10 at the State Competition with nine students who made it to Nationals.
• The Middle School Jazz Band earned a Division I Superior Rating at the UNO Jazz Festival.
• The High School Jazz Band took 1st Place at the Lewis and Clark Jazz Festival.
• Upcoming Wild About Reading Night at Kreft on March 15th.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – February 19, 2018 meeting. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Licensed – Approval to Employ – Taylor May – HS Asst. Girls Track Coach, Classified Approval to Employ – Iva Bauer – KR PT Custodian, Licensed – Resignations – Erica Kenoyer – KR & TH Assoc. Principal, Kendra Hollenbach – HS Head Cheerleading Coach. Carried: 6-0

Reports - None

Discussion Items
7.01 Music Department Trip to Orlando
The High School Music Department is requesting board approval for a trip to Orlando in June of 2019. Mr. Tucker, Mr. Wyler and Student Teacher Beth Meyers, Music Department instructors were in attendance Monday evening to provide additional details about the trip and be available to answer questions.

7.02 Band Uniform Purchase
Mr. Hale was in attendance at the meeting and provided information about the purchase of new band uniforms. Current uniforms were purchased in the 2008-2009 school year. The uniforms will be paid for by the Booster Club. Bid requests were sent to four companies, Fred J. Miller, Inc. was the only company that responded with a bid of $491.00 per uniform.

7.03 Set the Date for the 2018-2019 Budget Hearing
It is recommended that the budget hearing be set for 6:30 pm on March 19, 2018.

7.04 First Reading of Several Policies
First reading of several policies in the 200 section (Board of Directors).
#200 Statement of Guiding Principles (last reviewed 09/09/13).
#201.1 Name of School District (last reviewed 09/09/13).
#201.2 Legal Status of the Board (last reviewed 09/09/13).
o Template provided. Add additional language from the template policy?
#201.3 General Powers and Duties (last reviewed 09/09/13)
o Template provided
#201.4 Elections (last reviewed 09/23/13).
o Template provided. Elections will now be held in November.
#201.5 Membership (last reviewed 09/23/13).
o Elections will now be held in November rather than September
#201.7 Board of Directors’ Vacancies (last reviewed 09/09/13).
#201.8 Oath of Office (last reviewed 09/09/13).
#202.1 President of the Board (last reviewed 11/18/13).
o Template provided
#202.2 Vice President of the Board (last reviewed 11/18/13).
o Template provided
#202.3 Secretary of the Board (last reviewed 11/18/13).
o Template provided
#202.4 Treasurer of the Board (last reviewed 11/18/13).
#202.5 Individual Board Members (last reviewed 11/18/13).
o It is recommended that policies 202.1 – 202.5 be combined into one policy.
#202.6/Exhibit Ethical Code for Board Members (last reviewed 11/18/13).
#202.7 Board of Directors and Elected Officials (last reviewed 11/18/13).
#202.8 Board Member Liability (last reviewed 11/18/13).

7.05 101% Budget Guarantee Resolution
Because of declining enrollment, we are eligible for the 101% Budget Guarantee for the 2018‐2019 school year. The amount for the 2018‐2019 school year is $126,318. This is cash, not spending authority and provides a cushion for districts that experience declining enrollment. The budget guarantee is recalculated every year, but does not include any budget guarantee amount that was received in a prior year, no guarantee on the guarantee (last year the budget guarantee was $600,075). Every year in which our enrollment declines a greater percentage than our new money, the guarantee nets us 101% of our prior year regular program costs without including any budget guarantee from the prior year. The budget guarantee comes from local property taxes. For this year’s budget the budget guarantee ($600,075) added 50 cents to our overall levy. We are projecting that the budget guarantee for the 2018‐2019 budget ($126,318) will add 9 cents to our overall levy.

Pending the Governor’s signature on SF 455 - Transportation and District Cost Per Pupil Equity this bill adds five dollars to the state cost per pupil, our budget guarantee could be $113,940.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Music Department Trip to Orlando
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Music Departments trip to Orlando in June of 2019. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.02 Band Uniform Purchase
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the purchase of new band uniforms per the bid from Fred J. Miller, Inc. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.03 Set the Date for the 2018-2019 Budget Hearing
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors set the date for the 2018-2019 Budget Hearing for March 19 at 6:30 pm. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.04 First Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced policies on first reading. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.05 101% Budget Guarantee Resolution
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, Resolved, that the Board of Directors of Lewis Central Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2018‐2019 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

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

With no further business before them, at 7:30 pm Ms. Adkins motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Hendrix. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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