October 18, 2021 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021
EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER
Un-Official Minutes



Call to Order: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 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, Andrea Raes

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

Commendations/Good News:
• National Merit Scholarship Finalist – Riley Powell
• First Cross-Country Individual Conference Champion since 1976 – Ethan Eichhorn
• Pink Out Donation
• Lewis Central High School Band Marching Season Success
• National School Lunch Week

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 – October 4, 2021 regular meeting. Financial Reports. Bills recommended for payment. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Classified – Approval to Employ – Leila Thurlow, TRN Monitor; Twila Biddenstadt, TH Para; Carolyn Ashley, HS Receptionist/Clerk. Coaches & Sponsors – Approval to Employ – Jeff Paulson, HS Asst Boys’ Basketball Coach; Jeff Nielsen, HS Asst Boys’ Basketball Coach; Douglas Reed, HS Asst Bowling Coach; Luke Burch, HS Asst Marching Band (Visual). Licensed – Resignations/Terminations – Dr. Eric Knost, Superintendent, eff 6/30/2022. Classified Resignation/Terminations – Nick Nahach, HS FT Custodian. Classified Staff Changes – Jill Campos, SNA Certification, +$0.50. Fundraiser – Girls’ Basketball. Miscellaneous Contracts.
Carried: 7-0

Reports
• Covid Updates presented by Dr. Eric Knost
• Enrollment Update presented by Dr. Eric Knost
• Superintendent Search Process Update by President Scheffel

Discussion Items
7.01 GoGuardian and Beacon Software Renewal/Purchase Agreement
Dr. Knost and Josh Allen presented the renewal pricing for GoGuardian and Beacon Software. The software is used to manage Chromebooks, control content filtering, manage theft protection for Chromebooks, and monitor usage.

7.02 800 ‐ 804 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, Second Read
Dr. Knost presented updated Policies included in the 800, 801, 802, 803, and 804 series on the second Read

7.03 805 ‐ 807 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, First Read
Dr. Knost presented updated policies included in the 805, 806 and 807 series on the first read.

7.04 Employee Request for Other Paid or 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. 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 7:16 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 7:24 p.m.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 701, 702 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, Second Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the renewal of our GoGuardian licensing for GoGuardian Admin, Beacon and 24/7
Coverage directly through GoGuardian for a three-year term for $54,635.49.
Second: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.02 800 ‐ 804 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, Second Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve Policies currently included in the 800, 801, 802, 803, 804 series, and all accompanying
Regulations and Exhibits as presented on Second Read.
Second: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.03 805 ‐ 807 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, First Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve Policies currently included in the 805, 806, 807, 703, 704, 707, and 711 series, and all accompanying Regulations and Exhibits as presented on First Read.
Second: Mr. Weilage
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

9.04 Employee Request for Other Paid or Unpaid Leave (Closed Session)
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the employee request as presented in closed session.
Second: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – November 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the ERC with Work Session to Follow
IASB Board Convention – November 17-18, 2021

With no further business before them, at 7:33 p.m. Mr. Hendrix motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Adkins. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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