May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018 Board Minutes
Posted on 05/09/2018

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 7, 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. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dave Black, Jeff Carper, Dr. Kim Jones and Dale Kreher

Guest in attendance: Jennifer Wright Media: Tim Johnson

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Commendations/Good News:
• Dave Black shared a link to the High School Brag Page which outlined Winter Highlights at the High School.
• Congratulations to Hannah Dunlop, Rotary Club outstanding graduating senior.
• Three new members will be inducted into the Lewis Central Hall of Fame on May 17th. Cmdr. Kent D. Smith, Melissa Head and Bernie Heller.
• Soccer, Track, Tennis and Golf seasons have started.

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 – April 16, 2018 meeting. Personnel - Licensed - Approval to Employ - Hannah Cole – MS Math Teacher, Kelly Boyle – TeamMates District Coordinator. Classified Approval to Employ - Gary White – HS FT Custodian, George Igou, HS FT Custodian, Kimberly Witters – TH Nutrition Services Associate. Licensed – Resignations - Mandy Sanders – KR Elementary Special Ed, Sarah Ebke – TH PT Music Teacher, Derek Nightser – Asst HS wrestling coach, Robert Lear – Asst MS Wrestling Coach, Todd Johnson – HS Social Studies Teacher. Classified Resignations/Terminations - Arnold Arrick – TRN Bus Driver, Daniel O’Connor – MS Facility Manager. Fundraising – Skills USA, Vocal/Instrumental Music - 3 fundraisers. Carried: 7-0

Reports
• Dr. Schweer reported that the biggest disappointment of the current Legislative session was the failure to extend the state penny for school infrastructure. This bill passed the House on a 95-3 vote and was approved by the Senate Ways and Means Committee, but never came up for a final vote. Dr. Schweer also reported that with the Legislature’s tax reform PK-12 school funding could be impacted significantly.

Discussion Items
7.01 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Area D Floor Replacement at the High School - The existing rubber floor as installed in 2001. The floor is showing the wear. Jeff has looked at several options from concrete painting to tile to rubber tile. Recommendation to approve the bid from Bushman’s Flooring for $29,275.
Refinishing of Middle School and High School Gym Floors - For the past 6 years we have had Moe’s Floors refinish the gym floors at both schools. They are dependable with excellent results. Their cost has not changed in four years. Recommendation to approve the bid from Moe’s Floors to refinish all 3 gym floors at a cost of $8,000.

School Administration has recommended that the choir risers in the Vocal Music Room be replaced. The current risers were purchased in 1990. Recommendation is to approve the bid from StageRight in the amount of $11,842.

7.02 Titan Hill Renovation Project
To complete the pool “envelope” project, the door panels at the south end of the pool need to be replaced. These panels were installed in 1977. The new Kalwall panels will match the windows installed above the pool and at the north end of the pool area. We have received a bid from SpecPro in the amount of $28,415. We will use sales tax dollars to pay for it.

7.03 Software Renewals
We need to annually review our licensing with Microsoft for the Windows desktop and server operating systems and for Office. Our agreement allows us to license for the entire district upon the number of “knowledge employees”. Recommendation to renew Microsoft licensing from JourneyEd as specified totaling $11,552.80

We need to annually renew our licensing with Lexia. This product is used as a reading curriculum supplement
and intervention for students at Titan Hill. Recommendation to renew licensing from Lexia as specified totaling $9,900.00

The Odyssey software platform allows access to an online supplemental curriculum in most content areas. We use this platform for supplemental instructional purposes at Titan Hill and for credit recovery in grades 9 – 12. Recommendation to renew licensing from Edgenuity totaling $9,400.00

PowerSchool licensing renewal, this is the product we use as the core platform for all student data management, registration and state reporting. Recommendation to renew licensing from PowerSchool as specified totaling $32,559.40

We also need to annually renew licensing from Software Unlimited, our Accounting/Payroll/Human Resources software.
Recommendation to renew licensing from Software Unlimited as specified totaling $5,650.00

7.04 First Reading of Several Policies
Jennifer Wright, Human Resource Generalist explained the many changes to these policies.
#401.7 Longā€Term Illness or Disability (last reviewed 05/01/17
#401.8 Unpaid Leave Not Covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (last reviewed 04/16/12).
#401.24 Family & Medical Act (last reviewed 08/19/13).

Dr. Kim Jones explained the many changes to the policies listed below.
#603.5 Instructional Materials Selection (last reviewed 12/01/14)
#603.5 Exhibits
#603.7 Instructional Materials Inspection/Reconsideration (last reviewed 12/01/14)
#603.7 Exhibits

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the recommended bids for the above referenced summer improvement projects. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

9.02 Titan Hill Renovation Project
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the bid from SpecPro in the amount of $28,415 for door panels in the pool area. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

9.03 Software Renewals
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above referenced licensing renewals at a cost of $68,962.20. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

9.04 First Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve above referenced policies on first reading. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

7.05 Superintendent Evaluation (Closed Session)
At 7:40 p.m., Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move into Closed Session per Iowa Code § 21.5(1)(i), 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 that individual requests a closed session. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

At 9:00 p.m., Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors to return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 7-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – May 21, 2018

With no further business before them, at 9:00 pm Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors adjourn the meeting. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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