November 15, 2021 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 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. Weilage, Mrs. Scheffel.
Member Absent: Mr. Stoufer

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

Approve Agenda:
Motion: Mr. Houseton
Second: Mr. Hendrix
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

Commendations/Good News:
• State Football
• State Swimming
• All-State Band and Choir
• National Blue-Ribbon Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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 – November 1, 2021 regular meeting. Financial Reports. Bills recommended for payment. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Classified – Approval to Employ – Jamie Coonce, MS Para; Elizabeth Knoble, HS FT Custodian; Gary Hedge, TRN Bus Driver; Corey Anderson, TRN Monitor. Classified Resignation/Terminations – Manda Reed, KR FT Custodian; Mecedz Meisel, MS Para. Misc Assignments – Kim Muta, Interim TLC New Teacher Program Facilitator. Fundraiser – Boys’ Basketball. Miscellaneous Contracts.  Carried: 6-0

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

Discussion Items

7.01 SBRC Applications
Dr. Knost and Andrea Raes presented the applications for Modified Supplement Amount for Excess LEP Costs for 2020-2021 School Year, Increasing Enrollment, Open Enrollment Out and ELL Instruction Beyond 5 Years.

7.02 Adult Meal Prices
Andrea Raes presented the adult meal price increase of 10 cents effective January 1, 2022. The increase is needed to follow USDA Guidelines.

7.03 900 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, 2nd Read
Dr. Knost presented updated Policies included in the 900 series on the Second Read.

7.04 1000 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, 2nd Read
Dr. Knost presented updated policies included in the 1000 series on the Second Read.

7.05 Final 1000 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, 1st Read
Dr. Knost presented updated policies included in the final 1000 series on the First Read.

7.06 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: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Houseton, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; Mr. Weilage, aye; Ms. Adkins, aye; Mr. Hendrix, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 7:18 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 7:47 p.m.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 SBRC Applications
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental
amount of $1,464.92 for excess LEP costs for serving English language learners in a Limited English Instructional
Program during the 2020‐2021 school year.
Second: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental
amount of $134,422.20 due to an increase of certified enrollment from the prior year.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental
amount of $390,459.20 for open enrolled out students who were not included in the district’s previous year
certified enrollment count.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve the request to the School Budget Review Committee for a modified supplemental
amount of $27,679.41 related to the English language learning program for students who have exceeded five
years of weighting that are included on the Fall 2021 certified enrollment headcount.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.02 Adult Meal Prices
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve setting the adult lunch price at $3.95 as of January 1, 2022.
Second: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.03 900 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, 2nd Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve Policies currently included in the 900 and 800 series, and all accompanying Regulations
and Exhibits as presented on Second Read.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.04 1000 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, 2nd Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve Policies currently included in the 1001 and 1002 series, and all accompanying
Regulations and Exhibits as presented on Second Read.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.05 Final 1000 Series Policy Reviews, Updates and Alignments, 1st Read
Motion by Mr. Hendrix to approve Policies currently included in the 1000 series and 900 series as presented, and all
accompanying Regulations and Exhibits as presented on First Read.
Second: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 6-0

9.06 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: 4-2 with Mr. Weilage and Mr. Hendrix Opposing

Information/Future Items
*Regular School Board Meeting – December 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the ERC
*IASB Board Convention – November 17-18, 2021

With no further business before them, at 7:57 p.m. Mr. Houseton motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Ms. Adkins. By voice vote, all were in favor.

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