December 7, 2020 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER
Un-Official Minutes


Annual Meeting

Call to Order: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:33 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins (via Zoom), Mr. Hendrix (via Zoom), Mr. Houseton, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel.

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

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

Commendations/Good News: None

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 16th meeting. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Classified – Approval to Employ – Jade Harrington, KR Para; Richard Heininger, KR FT Custodian; Katarina Von Mende, TH Para. Classified – Approval of Resignation – Rhonda McCain, TRN Van Driver; Gregory Marzullo, TRN Bus Monitor; Hayley Miller, MS Paraeducator; Arnold (Joe) Arrick, TRN Bus Driver. Coached & Sponsors – Approval of Resignation – Matt Renshaw, HS Asst Bowling Coach.  Carried: 7-0

Mrs. Raes, Board Treasurer, presented to the Board an Audited Statement of Fund Balances as of June 30, 2020.

At 6:37 pm Mr. Stoufer made a motion to adjourn the Annual Meeting of the Board of Education for the Lewis Central Community School District.
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Vote: 7-0

Organizational Meeting

Call to Order: Board Secretary Andrea Raes called the Organizational meeting to order at 6:37 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Houseton, Mrs. McDaniel, Mrs. Scheffel, Mr. Stoufer, and Mr. Weilage.

Election of Board President and Vice President
Ms. Adkins nominated Dorene Scheffel for President. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Weilage.
With no other nominations a roll call vote was called.
Discussion: None
Roll Call Vote: 7-0
Mrs. Raes administered the Oath of Office to Mrs. Scheffel.

Mrs. Raes turned the meeting over to Board President Scheffel.

Mr. Houseton nominated Daryl Weilage for Vice President. The nomination was seconded by Mrs. McDaniel.
With no other nominations a roll call vote was called.
Discussion: None.
Roll Call Vote: 7-0
Mrs. Raes administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Weilage.

Mr. Houseton motioned to appoint Mrs. Raes as Secretary and Treasurer. The appointment was seconded by Mr. Stoufer.
Discussion: None
Vote: 7-0
Mrs. Scheffel administered the Oath of Office to Mrs. Raes.

Motion by Mrs. McDaniel to name American National Bank as the District Depository.
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Motion by Mrs. McDaniel naming the Nonpareil as the official publication of the District.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Motion by Mr. Weilage to set Board of Education meetings on the first and third Mondays of each month, with the exception of July and possibly September at 6:30 pm which is subject to change with notice in the ERC Board Room.
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Motion by Mr. Hendrix to appoint Mr. Hendrix to the Negotiations Committee; Motion by Mrs. McDaniel to appoint Mrs. McDaniel to the Negotiations Committee; Motion by Mr. Stoufer to appoint Mr. Stoufer to the Negotiations Committee; and Motion by Ms. Adkins to appoint Ms. Adkins to the Negotiations Committee. Board President Scheffel seconded the appointments on the floor and called for a written ballot vote for three members of the negotiations committee.

Written Ballot Vote: Mrs. McDaniel- 7 votes; Mr. Hendrix- 5 votes; Ms. Adkins- 4 votes; Mr. Stoufer- 4 votes, and 1 vote for a non-nominated board member.

As a result of the written ballots a second written ballot runoff was called.
Written Ballot Run-Off Vote: Ms. Adkins- 4 votes and Mr. Stoufer- 3 votes.
As a result of the written ballots and the runoff written ballots the following were appointed to the Negotiations Committee: Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Hendrix, and Ms. Adkins.

Motion by Mr. Hendrix to appoint Mr. Weilage as representative to the Mills County Conference Board and Mr. Houseton to the Pottawattamie County Conference Board.
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Reports
• Dr. Knost reported on Covid updates.

Discussion Items
11.01 High School Exterior Video Surveillance Upgrade
Dave Black presented bids for upgrading the high school exterior video surveillance. The district requested bids from 3 vendors and received bids from 2 to replace and add cameras.

Ms. Adkins left the meeting at 7:12 p.m.

11.02 Lexia Power-Up Language Arts Software Purchase
Dave Black presented a proposal from Lexia Power-Up for our state-approved intervention at the middle school.

11.03 Copier Lease Contract
Andrea Raes presented the 7 proposals the district received for copiers district wide to be replaced. The district used an evaluation matrix to determine the vendor and equipment that would be awarded the bid. The matrix took price, print quality, service, support, and ease of use into consideration.

11.04 Fourth Group 200 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, Second Read
Dr. Knost presented recommendations from IASB for updating the 205, 216, 217, and 218 Series Policies.

11.05 300 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, First Read
Dr. Knost presented recommendations from IASB for updating the 300, 301 and 302 Series Policies.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
13.01 High School Exterior Video Surveillance Upgrade
Motion by Mr. Stoufer to approve Prime Communications for the high school exterior video surveillance upgrade at a
cost of $28,705.07.
Seconded: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

13.02 Lexia Power-Up Language Arts Software Purchase
Motion by Mr. Stoufer to approve the purchase of Lexia Power-Up for Middle School Language Arts, grades 6‐8, for a one‐year subscription fee of $14,850.
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

13.03 Copier Lease Contract
Motion by Mr. Stoufer to approve the Bishop Toshiba package as presented for a lease amount of $1,835.00, with color,
optional accessories and PaperCut for a term of 48 months.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

13.04 Fourth Group 200 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, Second Read
Motion by Mr. Stoufer to approve Policies included in the 205, 216, 217 and 218 Series and all accompanying Regulations and Exhibits as presented on Second Read.
Second: Mr. Hendrix
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

13.05 300 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, First Read
Motion by Mr. Stoufer Board motion to approve Policies included in the 300, 301 and 302 series, and all accompanying Regulations and Exhibits presented on first read.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – December 21st at 6:30 p.m.

With no further business before them, at 7:38 p.m. Mr. Houseton motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Stoufer. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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