June 17, 2019

June 17, 2019 Board Minutes
Posted on 06/20/2019

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019
Un-Official Minutes


Call to Order:
Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:52 PM. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Mr. Portrey, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Stoufer, Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins, Mrs. McDaniel and Mr. Weilage were absent.

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

Guest in attendance: Dr. Eric Knost, Dr. Joel Beyenhof, Kent Stopak, Mandie Reynolds, Kelley Rosburg and Dennis Coudret

Approve Agenda: Mr. Stoufer moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None. Carried: 4-0

Commendations/Good News:
Dave Black shared multiple items including: a video from Dr. Kim Jones on end of year celebration of the Lewis Central Induction Mentoring Program for teachers and a Facebook post celebrating several students who won ribbons at the Omaha Summer Arts Festival. Carter Wells, a student intern under Josh Allen put together a video that recapped the Boys 2A Iowa HS State Soccer Championship and Dr. Beyenhof provided information on spring of 2019 highlights.

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 – June 3, 2019 meeting, financial reports; summary of revenue and expenses; activities fund. Bills recommended for payment. Administrative recommendations – Personnel, Licensed – Approval to employ: Samuel Schroeder – HS Vocal Music Teacher, Ashlie Salazar – TH Elementary Teacher, Rachelle Miller, MS Language Arts Teacher, Teresa Higgs – MS Special Education Teacher, Blake Dickinson – HS Asst Cross Country Coach. Licensed – Resignations: Rebecca Fog – KR Special Education Teacher, Douglas Ohlinger-Hobbs – MS Special Education Teacher, Condra Allred – TH Associate Principal. Classified Resignations/Terminations: Rebecca Duffy – KR Instructional Paraeducator, Mary Fahrenkrug – KR PK Paraeducator, Bailey Dinsmore – MS Special Education Paraeducator, Nathan Kramer – TH Special Education Paraeducator, Bonnie Rohm – TRN Bus Monitor. Licensed Transfers: Jill Applegate – TH Elementary Teacher to MS Language Arts Teacher. Classified Transfers/Promotion: Rocio SiFuentes – TH Clerk/LCLC Asst Dir to TH Building Admin Asst/LCLC.

TLC Recommendations for 2019-2020: Building Leadership Team Dave Bergman, Alyssa Chambers, Dana Dose, Keith Massey, Aaron Nickman, Amy Shannon, Allison Towne, Brittany Vinchattle, Skyler Avila, Amy Higginbotham, Meghan Sewing, Sandy Williams, Tara York, Kory Aldrich, Nicole Baker, Jennifer Dekker, Blake Dickinson, Cheryl Ryan, Corrie Wohlers, Jeanne Bartholow, Deborah Croson, Susan Drustrup, Kris Horton, Denise Johnson, Jen Kerber, Ashley Smith, and Jennifer Stroup. District Induction Coordinator: Jennifer Johnson. District Leadership Team: Alyssa Chambers, Ted Duitsman, Michelle Kavars, Molly Pettit, Amy Higginbotham, Sarah Langille, Kellie Vinchattle, Tara York, Kelly Carr, Jennifer Dekker, Cheryl Ryan, Corrie Wohlers, Gina Johnson, Desiree Kudrin, Lisa Scieszinski and Lanesa Statzer. District Program Champion: Kory Aldrich, Lorraine Duitsman, and Katie Kinsella. Instructional Coach: Lorraine Duitsman, Kimberly Muta, Christina Woodward, Michelle Schaeffer, Kellie Vinchattle, Jennifer Johnson, Laurie Kammrad, Cheryl Ryan, Jennifer Lighthipe, Maggie Miller and Laura Nickman. Oversight Committee: Christina Woodward, Sarah Langille, Kelly Carr, Jennifer Johnson, Bre Cunningham, and Chris Eckerman. Program Champion: Lorraine Duitsman, Kim Muta, Maddi Sieck, Brittany Vinchattle, Skyler Avila, Jill Heller, Sarah Langille, Beth Smith, Nicole Baker, Ryan Burk, Blake Dickinson, Lori Shanks, Jeanne Bartholow, Aubree Eckhart, Desiree Kudrin and Ashley Wilson. Teacher Leadership Program Coordinator: Joanna McDonald

Miscellaneous Contracts: HS Football, MS and HS Vocal Music, HS Wrestling and Skill USA

Reports: None

Discussion Items
7.01 Approval of Student Handbooks for 2019-2020
The student handbooks are an extension of board policy. Principals were present to review changes and modifications to the handbooks. For K-5 disciplinary actions were added for busing and possible Saturday school was removed. For the middle school activity bussing was removed, the excessive referral and tobacco policies were updated as well as the cellphone and back pack policy. For the high school activity bussing was removed. Wording was clarified around types of searches to include that there will always be a same gender staff member present. Student driving and parking were updated and emphasized. The activity handbook has been incorporated in its entirety into the overall student handbook.

7.02 Approval of Student Fees for 2019-2020
The administration is recommending the following changes to student fees for next year. Instrument rental fees will be dropped. In many cases instruments that are used are cost prohibitive for a student to purchase individually but are needed. In other cases, a student may be asked to play a particular instrument for the betterment of the band as a whole. Per the request of the Yearbook Sponsor Maddie Sieck we are recommending a $15 increase to the cost of a Yearbook. That cost will increase from $50 to $65. Jim Dermody recommended a $5 increase to the cost of the 6-8 Yearbook. That cost will rise from $10 to $15. There will be no change to other student fees including Driver Education. There is no recommended change in Section C (Substitute Teachers and Nurse Pay Rates). Shelley Robinson has recommended a change in rates for LCLC.

7.03 Approval of district Emergency Plan
It is the recommendation to the board to approve the District Emergency Plan. The 2018 Iowa Legislature passed legislation requiring all school districts to have a comprehensive Emergency Plan in place and approved by their local school boards prior to June 30 2019. Lewis Central School District already had plans in place. Additional specificity has been added to the existing plan.

7.04 Approve Bid for Press Box
It is the recommendation to the board to approve the bid from Titan Contracting LLC of Council Bluffs, Iowa in the amount of $264,500 for the construction of a new press box on the home side of the football field. The project will be completed prior to the football season of 2020.

7.05 Approve Beverage Contract
It is the recommendation of the Activities and Nutrition Services Department to the board to approve the 5-year beverage contract with Pepsi. At this juncture Pepsi offers a greater variety of products and is more easily accessible with online ordering and reporting. Pepsi is offering more “hard dollars” of financial support with their sponsorship payouts and donated.

7.06 Instrumental Music Equipment Purchase
It is the recommendation of the Instrumental Music Department to the board to approve the instrumental music equipment bids from Schmitt and Rieman. These purchases only reflect needs due to increase enrollment. No equipment will be disposed of during this cycle. Total expense is $33,011.

7.07 Approval of Illuminate Data and Assessment Licensing Renewal
We need to annually renew our licensing with illuminate for the online assessment management product. This platform serves all schools in the district, houses our formative assessments and provides data warehousing for our data analysis. It is the recommendation to the board to approve the renewal of the Illuminate Data and Assessment licensing at cost of $17,526.

7.08 Technology Equipment Purchase
We need to upgrade technology/computers in the publications lab for the High School. The desktop computers used for the publications classes at the High School were purchased four years ago and the software needs (primarily the Adobe Suite for video production) have exceeded the specification of the machines. The recommendation to the board is to approve the bid from Riverside Technologies, Inc. at a cost of $23,790.

We need to renew one physical server this summer. The recommendation to the board is to approved the bid from Riverside Technologies, Inc. at a cost of $25,835.40

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 Approval of Student Handbooks for 2019-2020
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the Student Handbook for 2019-2020. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.02 Approval of Student Fees for 2019-2020
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the student fees for 2019-2020. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0.

9.03 Approval of District Emergency Plan
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the District Emergency Plan for 2019-2020. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.04 Approve Bid for Press Box
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the bid from Titan Contracting in the amount of $264,500 for the construction of a new press box. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.05 Approve Beverage Contract
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the new 5-year beverage contract from Pepsi. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0.

9.06 Instrumental Music Equipment Purchase
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the instrumental music purchases from Rieman and Schmitt in the amount of $33,011. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

9.07 Approval of Illuminate Data and Assessment Licensing Renewal
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the software license renewal of the Illuminate Data and Assessment platform in the amount of $17,526. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0.

9.08 Technology Equipment Purchase
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Portrey that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the technology equipment purchase from Riverside Technologies, Inc. in the amount of $23,790 for publication computers and $25,835.40 for the physical server. Discussion: None Carried: 4-0

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

With no further business before them, at 7:52 PM, Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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