November 18, 2019 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019
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, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Portrey, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage, Mrs. Scheffel   Not present: Ms. Adkins

Administrators: Dr. Eric Knost, Dave Black, and Andrea Raes

Guest in attendance: Skyler Avila, Lauren Letiza, Denise Johnson, Keith Massey, Travis Houseton

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

Commendations/Good News:
• Thespians in Competition- 18 Students attended the festivals and competed
• Titan Hill Student Council

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 – November 4th meeting. Financial Reports. Bills recommended for payment and Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Classified – Approval to Employ – Lorna Woods, TH Nutrition Services Associate; Mercedz Meisel, MS Paraeducator. Classified – Approval of Resignation – Michael Hecker, KR Facility Manager. Pay or Hour work time Increase – Kimberly Witters – TH Nutrition Services Associate- 4hrs/day to 5 hrs/day. Fundraisers – Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, and Business Professional of America. Carried: 6-0

Reports
• Elementary Counselor Presentation

Discussion Items
7.01 Presentation of Several Policies for review in the 400 Series First Read
Board Policy 401.3, 401.17, 401.28, and 403.9 was presented to the board for first reading.

7.02 Policy 303.5 Performance Evaluation Policy Second Read
Board Policy 303.5 was presented for second and final reading. The updates keeps the district current in supporting district practices.

7.03 Policy 505.8 Parent and Family Engagement Second Read
Board Policy 505.8 was presented to the board for second and final reading. The policy keeps the district in compliance with the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA).

7.04 Employee Request for Unpaid Leave (Closed Session)
Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (a), closed session is appropriate to review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds.
Motion: Mr. Hendrix
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Portrey, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; Mr. Weilage, aye; Mr. Hendrix, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 7:11 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 7:29 p.m.

7.05 Late Filed Open Enrollment- Out Application for 2019-2020 (Closed Session)
Closed Session per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (a), closed session is appropriate to review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential or to be kept confidential as a condition for that governmental body’s possession or continued receipt of federal funds.
Motion: Mr. Hendrix
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Weilage, aye; Mr. Hendrix, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; Mr. Portrey, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 7:30 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 7:39 p.m.

Comments & Suggestions - None

Action Items
9.01 Presentation of Several Policies for review in the 400 Series First Read

Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the first reading of Board Policies 401.3, 401.17, 401.28, and 403.9 as presented.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.02 Policy 303.5 Performance Evaluation Policy Second Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the second and final reading of Board Policy 303.5 as presented.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.03 Policy 505.8 Parent and Family Engagement Second Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the second and final reading of Policy 505.8 as presented.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.04 Employee Request for Unpaid Leave for Employee A
Motion by Mr. Stoufer to approve the unpaid leave for Employee A pursuant to the Master Contract with the exception of Employee A paying for the cost of a substitute teacher.
Second: Mr. Hendrix
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.05 Late Filed Open Enrollment- Out Application for 2019-2020 for Student A
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to deny the open enrollment out application for Student A, for the 2019-2020 school year.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – December 3, 2019

With no further business before them, at 7:44 p.m. Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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