May 3, 2021 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021
EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER
Un-Official Minutes


Call to Order: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Houseton, Mrs. McDaniel, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage, Mrs. Scheffel.

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

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

Commendations/Good News:
• School Board Recognition- Month of May
• Teacher Appreciation- Week of May 3rd
• National History Day Qualifiers- Hannah Moore & Olivia Arkfeldt
• MS STEM Course- Vertical Farm
• Boys & Girls both win city HS track meet
• Hybrid Kindergarten Registration completed for Class of 2034

Comments & Suggestions:
• Tom McLaughlin – Masks
• Daniel Mann – Masks
• Jessica Merrill – Masks
• Abigail Whitney – Masks
• Jaidyn Orozco – Masks

Consent Agenda: Mr. Houseton moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the consent agenda be approved as presented.  Discussion: The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – April 19, 2021 regular meeting. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Licensed – Approval to Employ – Madison Verschoor, HS Spanish Teacher. Licensed – Resignations/Terminations – Michelle Fritz, KR SpEd Teacher; Cheryl Laughlin, MS Teacher/Instructional Coach. Classified Resignation/Terminations – Alesha Wick, TH NS Assoc. Classified Staff Changes – Promotions – Vicki Johnson, KR NS Assoc. (6hrs $14.89) to KR NS Cook (6.5 hrs $15.10); Lisa Barnes KR NS Assoc. (5hrs) to KR NS Assoc. (6hrs). Fundraisers – Girls’ Basketball and HS Softball. Miscellaneous Contracts.  Carried: 7-0

Reports

• COVID Related Updates – Dr. Knost

Discussion Items
7.01 District Developed Service Delivery Plan (DDSDP)
Districts are required to review and re-adopt their District Developed Service Delivery Plan for special education students every 5 years. The district has published the update DDSDP and allowed for public comment.

7.02 Frontline Software Renewal
Andrea Raes presented the Frontline Software renewal. This is the ongoing software product that is used for absence management and time tracking districtwide.

7.03 Staff Laptop Replacement Cycle
Dave Black presented the quote for the replacement of 100 staff laptops on the 3-year replacement cycle.

7.04 407, 411, 412, 413, and 414 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, Second Read
Dr. Knost presented Policies 407, 411, 412, 43, and 414 series updates on second read.

7.05 501 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, First Read
Dr. Knost presented Policies 501 series updates on second read.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.02 Frontline Software Renewal
Motion by Mr. Hendrix approve the annual renewal of the Frontline – Absence and Time Solution software for
$21,159.38
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.03 Staff Laptop Replacement Cycle
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the purchase of 100 HP ProBook 250 G8 laptops from RTI as presented for a total of
$68,700.
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.04 407, 411, 412, 413, and 414 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, Second Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve presented Policies included in the 407, 411, 412, 413 and 414 series on Second Read. Second: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.05 501 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, First Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve Policies included in the 501 and 604 series, and all accompanying Regulations and
Exhibits.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – May 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the ERC

7.06 Superintendent’s Evaluation (Closed Session)
Closed session is recommended to discuss the superintendent’s review. Per Iowa Code 21.5 (1) (i), closed session is appropriate to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and when that individual requests a closed session.
Motion: Ms. Adkins
Second: Mr. Stoufer
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Ms. Adkins, aye; Mr. Hendrix, aye; Mr. Houseton, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; Mr. Stoufer, aye; Mr. Weilage, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 7:40 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 8:46 p.m.

With no further business before them, at 8:47 p.m. Mr. Stoufer motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Hendrix. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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