April 1, 2019

April 1, 2019 Board Minutes
Posted on 04/23/2019

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 1, 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, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer and Mrs. Scheffel. Mr. Weilage arrived late and Mrs. McDaniel was absent.

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

Guest in attendance: Kelly Rosburg and Joe Zadina. Media: Tim Johnson

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Commendations/Good News:
• Congratulations to Amara Orth who got 5th place at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the Belin-Blank Center. She was the only freshman competing! She won a $750 scholarship to the University of Iowa and will now be going to the 56th National JSHS competition April 24-26, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM.
• Five LC students were chosen as Outstanding Performers at IHSSA Individual Speech Contest and performed at the All-State Festival on March 25.
• Congratulations to Lewis Central Lucky Children! They have been selected as one of the best After School Programs in Iowa by Best of AmericanTowns.

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 – March 18, 2019 Regular Board Meeting. Administrative Recommendations: Licensed – Approval to Employ: Justin Kammrad – HS Head Football Coach, Nathan Van Zante – MS Science Teacher. Classified Approval to Employ: Holly Schnitker – HS Nutrition Services Assoc., Maria Martin – TRN Bus Monitor. Licensed – Resignations: Sara Langdon – HS Vocal Music Teacher/Director, Justin Kammrad – HS Asst. Football Coach. Classified Resignations/Terminations – Iva Bauer – KR PT Custodian, Mary Knavel – HS Receptionist, Katelyn Peitrzak – TRN Bus Monitor. Carried: 5-0

Reports - None

Discussion Items
7.01 Approval of Budget Guarantee
We are not eligible for the 101% Budget Guarantee for the 2019‐2020 school year. The recommendation is that we pass this resolution regardless of eligibility. This is cash, not spending authority and provides a cushion for districts that experience declining enrollment.

7.02 Approval of 2019-2020 Budget & Certify Levies
Lewis Central Community School District is required to file its budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020 with both the State of Iowa Department of Management and the Pottawattamie County Auditor no later than April 15, 2019.

On Friday, March 8, 2019 a notice of public hearing to be held on March 18, 2019 was published in the Council Bluffs Nonpareil. We have confirmed publication of Department of Management – Form S‐PB‐6, which included not only notice of the hearing taking place, but also the total resources and requirements for the district, and closed with the property tax rate (per $1,000 taxable valuation) of $12.26055.

Since publication, no comments, protests or other communication – written or oral, have been received by the Business Manager.

The overall levy rate of $12.26055 is a decrease from the previous year levy of $12.30824. The proposed decrease in the levy rate is .04769.

2019/2020
Levy Rates Property Tax Dollars
General Fund 10.80786 $14,343,298
Management Fund 0.62269 825,000
PPEL 0.83000 1,119,926
Debt Service 0.00000 0
Total Levy 12.26055 $16,288,224

2018/2019:
Levy Rates Property Tax Dollars
General Fund 10.82959 $13,795,384
Management Fund 0.64865 825,000
PPEL 0.83000 1,079,475
Debt Service 0.00000 0
Total Levy 12.30824 $15,699,859

7.03 First Reading of Several Policies
Several of these policies have template sample policies from ISFIS.
#204.1 Regular Meetings (template policy provided)
#204.3 Closed Sessions
#204.6 Notice for Meetings (template policy provided)
#204.7 Quorum for Meetings
#204.8 Rules of Order
#204.8 Exhibit
#204.11 Board of Directors’ Minutes and Records (template policy provided)
Dr. Schweer recommended changing this policy to more closely match the template policy.
#204.12 Oath of Office
#204.13 Open Meetings
#205.1 Compensation for Expense (template policy provided)
#205.2 Membership in Associations
#205.3 New Board Member Orientation
#205.3 Exhibit
#205.4 Board Member Services
#205.8 School Visitation by Board of Directors

7.04 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Jeff has provided the following information in regards to the Summer Improvement Projects that were discussed at a previous meeting. When multiple bids were received, the low bid is recommended.

Kreft Storage Building - The Garage Company $22,367
Replace Variable Drive - CMI $6,678
Dectron Unit Replacement - Prairie Mechanical $85,000
Weight Room Expansion - Titan Contracting $6,650
Refinish Gym Floors - Moe’s Floors $7,816
Parking/Drive Painting - Denny’s $8,000
Playground Mulch - Hughes $3,200

Action Items
9.01 Approval of Budget Guarantee
Mr. Hendrix motioned, seconded by Ms. Adkins: Resolved, that the Board of Directors of Lewis Central Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2019‐2020 for the regular program budget adjustments as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

9.02 Approval of 2019-2020 Budget and Certify Levies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the proposed levies and adopt the 2019‐2020 budget as presented and published, with the direction that the board secretary file the adopted budget and levies in a timely manner (no later than April 15, 2019) with both the State of Iowa Department of Management and the Pottawattamie County Auditor. Discussion: Mr. Hendrix inquired what would happen to our levy if a property owner that is contesting the valuation won the case the value of the property was lowered? Carried: 6-0

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

9.04 Approval of Bids for Summer Improvement Projects
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the above recommended bids for the various summer improvement projects. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

7.05 Possible purchase of real Estate (Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5(1)(j)
At 7:00 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Ms. Adkins, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move into Closed Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(j), to discuss “the possible purchase of particular real estate where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected to increase the price the governmental body would have to pay for that property”. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

At 8:15 p.m. Ms. Adkins moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 6-0

Comments & Suggestions: None

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – April 15, 2019

With no further business before them, at 8:15 pm Ms. Adkins motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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