August 17, 2020 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2020
Un-Official Minutes


Call to Order: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 5:00 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Houseton, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage, and Mrs. Scheffel.

Administrators
: Dr. Eric Knost, Dave Black, Andrea Raes, Randy Portrey

Approve Agenda:
Motion: Mr. Hendrix
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Commendations/Good News:
• Nutrition Services served 73,676 meals during the COVID closure and summer
• Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council 2020 STEM BEST Awardees

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Houseton, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – August 3, 2020 meeting. Financial Reports. Bills recommended for payment and Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Classified – Approval to Employ – Abbey Uhl, KR PK Para. Volunteer Coach – Approval to Participate – Elizabeth Chadwick, HS Volleyball. Licensed – Resignations/Terminations – Patricia Frascht, KR PT Teacher (Library). Classified – Resignations/Terminations – Bev Fanelli, Rescinded MS Para Offer; Amy Olsen, MS Para. Classified Staff Changes – Pay/Hourly increase or decrease & Promotions – Mandy Vincent, KR NS Manager (part year hourly nonexempt) to KR NS Manager/NS Assistant Director (full year salary exempt). Certified – Salary Schedule Movement – Skyler Avila, Cheryl Casey, Cynthia Cox, Stephanie Donner, Katie Ford, Nicole Friedrichsen, Deneen Healey, Desiree Jensen, Blake Johnson, Chloe Killpack, Analise Letner, August Manz, Emily O’Brien, Kevin Palu, Alexandra Paulus, Kathy Pregon, Taylor Reinke-Tuel, Ashlie Salazar, Amy Shannon, Elizabeth Smith, Carrie Trecek, Djuana Wambold. Miscellaneous Contracts.
Carried: 7-0

Reports
• Update regarding Return to Learn – Dr. Knost

Discussion Items
7.01 General Contractor Bids for the Auditorium and CTE Projects
There were 7 bids from general contractors for the auditorium and CTE projects. The low bidder was Ronco Construction with a base bid of $15,393,000.

7.02 Underwriter and Placement Agent Agreement, Piper Sandler
Dr. Knost presented the agreement with Piper Sandler & Company to serve as the District’s Underwriter and Placement Agent for SAVE Bonds relative to the auditorium, CTE expansion and operations building construction projects.

7.03 Resolution to Set Public Hearing
Dr. Knost presented the resolution to set the public hearing for the issuance of bonds.

7.04 Policy 203.7 Updates, Second Read
Policy 203.7 was presented for second read.

7.05 Late Filed Open Enrollment-Out Applications (3) for 2020-2021 (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: Ms. Adkins
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Houseton, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; Mr. Weilage, aye; Ms. Adkins, aye; Mr. Hendrix, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 7:13 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 7:21 p.m.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 General Contractor Bids for the Auditorium and CTE Projects
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve Ronco Construction as the general contractor for the Lewis Central High School Auditorium and CTE Expansion projects for the amount $15,393,000.
Second: Mr. Weilage
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.02 Underwriter and Placement Agent Agreement, Piper Sandler
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the presented agreement with Piper Sandler & Company to serve as the District’s Underwriter and Placement Agent for Bonds relative to Lewis Central’s Auditorium, CTE Expansion and Operations Building construction projects.
Second: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.03 Resolution to Set Public Hearing
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the Resolution as presented setting the public hearing for the Issuance of Bonds.
Second: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.04 Policy 203.7 Updates, Second Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to postpone the second read of Policy 203.7.
Second: Mr. Weilage
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0 with Mr. Stoufer abstaining

9.05 Late Filed Open Enrollment-Out Applications (3) for 2020-2021
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to deny Late Filed Open Enrollment Request A.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Motion by Mr. Hendrix to deny Late Filed Open Enrollment Request B.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Motion by Mr. Hendrix to deny Late Filed Open Enrollment Request C.
Second: Mr. Weilage
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – September 21, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the ERC

With no further business before them, at 7:29 p.m. Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mrs. McDaniel. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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