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May 6, 2024 Board Minutes

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, MAY 6, 2024
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER
Un-Official Minutes
 
Call to Order:  Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Ms. Adkins, Mr. Houseton, Mrs. McDaniel, Mrs. Peterson, Mr. Sorensen, Mr. Wright and Mrs. Scheffel. 
 
Administrators:  Dr. Brent Hoesing, Dr. Lisa Hartman, and Andrea Raes
 
Approve Agenda:   
Motion: Mr. Houseton
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0                                                                                                                                                                                        
 
Commendations/Good News: 
·         School Board Recognition Month
·         Teacher Appreciation Week & Teacher Awards
·         Activities Update
 
Comments & Suggestions:  None
 
Consent Agenda:    Mr. Houseton moved, seconded by Mr. Wright, that the consent agenda be approved as presented.
Discussion:  The Consent Agenda included approval of minutes – April 15th regular meeting. Bills recommended for payment. Personnel – Administrative Recommendations: Licensed – Approval to Employ – Amanda Belt, TH Teacher; Dayton Becker; MS Social Studies Teacher; Kelsey Walker, KR Elementary Teacher; Caitlin Reed, TH Elementary Teacher; Mason Vander Woude, TH Elementary Art Teacher; Traci Stoop, HS Science Teacher; Kendra Nelson, MS Social Studies Teacher; Ryan Koch, MS SpEd Teacher. Classified Approval to Employ – Elizabeth Portrey, HS Paraeducator; Leah Couch, LCLC Associate. Coaches & Sponsors Approval to Employ – Callie Stephens, HS Assistant Dance Sponsor; Tayler Schnitker, HS Dance Team Sponsor.  Volunteer Coach/Sponsor Approval to Participate – Eric Hand, Volunteer Football Coach; Ross Jensen, Volunteer Tennis Coach. Licensed – Resignations/Terminations/Rescinded Offers – Aubree Filipek, TH Elementary Teacher/Instructional Coach; Charles Reiss, MS Math Teacher; Tracy Gruis, MS Language Arts Teacher. Classified Resignations/Terminations/ Rescinded Offers – Makenna Shepard, TH Paraeducator; Ricky Bruce, Custodian. Coaches & Sponsors Resignations/Terminations/Rescinded offers – Chris Hanafan, HS Head Girls’ Basketball Coach; Jaxon Roberts-Moxley, HS Assistant Show Choir Director; Katrinka Stayton, HS Dance Team Sponsor. Licensed Transfers – Ashley Smith, KR SpEd Teacher to KR Elementary Teacher. Classified Staff Changes – Candy Beardmore, HS NS Assoc 4hrs/day to 6hrs/day. Miscellaneous Assignments – James Riva, Spring Production Services; TLC Contracts as presented. Miscellaneous Contracts. Fundraisers.   Carried: 7-0
 
Reports
·         Dr. Hoesing presented the planned summer projects including the high school roofs and mechanical updates, the Titan Hill mechanical updates, and the flooring updates in all buildings.
·         Dr. Hoesing presented the superintendent report, including ISASP testing and end to the year activities.
 
Discussion Items
7.01        Roof Schematic Design Approval
Dr. Hoesing presented the bid options that will be sent out to bid for the High School roof project.
 
7.02        Potential November 2024 Bond Referendum/Facility Plan
Dr. Hoesing presented the $30 million bond referendum for November 2024 which includes improving facilities, enhancing safety and security, renovating the middle school and purchasing land for a future elementary school. We need 814 signatures for the bond to get on the November 2024 ballot for our community members to vote on.
 
7.03        Kreft Asphalt Bid
Dr. Hoesing presented the bids for Kreft Asphalt that was not included in the total amount approved at the prior meeting. The low bid is from Century Asphalt in the amount of $25,380.78.
 
7.04        Band Equipment Purchase
Dr. Hoesing presented the proposed preschool schedule for the 2024-2025 school year. The schedule includes preschool arrival and dismissal times aligning with the rest of the Kreft students and Wednesdays being a no preschool day. Parents were surveyed at the Preschool Child Fair and this schedule received the most points. 
 
7.05        Beverage Distributor Contract
Dr. Hoesing presented the proposal from Coca Cola and Pepsi for our beverage distributor contract. Coca Cola is offering new machines along with better pricing and kickbacks. 
 
7.06        FCCLA Club
Dr. Hoesing presented the proposal to add FCCLA as a club at the high school.
 
7.07        Teacher Professional Development/Training
Dr. Hartman presented the request for a group of teachers from Kreft to attend the Tiny Techies conference in Des Moines in June. The cost includes a kit for each teacher’s classroom.
 
7.08        AEA Support Staff Contracts
Dr. Hoesing presented those contacts from the AEA for School Based Interventionist, School Based Interventionist‐
Additional Days, Master Social Worker, and IT Master Service.
 
7.09        Discussion Regarding Matters of Employment Conditions for Employees not Covered by Collective
The Board entered Exempt Session at 7:48 p.m. to discuss professional certified, classified staff and administrative salaries. The Board exited Exempt Session at 8:10 p.m.
 
7.10        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: Ms. Adkins
Second: Mrs. McDaniel 
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mrs. McDaniel, aye; Mrs. Peterson, aye; Mr. Sorensen, aye; Mr. Wright, aye; Ms. Adkins, aye; Mr. Houseton, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 8:10 p.m. 
The board exited closed session at 8:13 p.m.
 
Comments & Suggestions:  None
 
Action Items
9.01       Roof Schematic Design Approval
Motion by Mr. Houseton to approve the schematic roof design and bid package as presented.
Seconded: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0
 
9.02       Kreft Asphalt Bid
Motion by Ms. Adkins to approve the asphalt bid from Century Asphalt for $25,380.78.
Seconded: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0
 
9.03       Band Equipment Purchase
Motion by Ms. Adkins to approve the bid from Rieman Music for band equipment for $35,599.
Seconded: Mr. Houseton
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0
 
9.04       Beverage Distributor Contract
Motion by Mr. Houseton to approve a contract with Coca Cola.
Seconded: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0
 
9.05       FCCLA Club
Motion by Mr. Houseton to approve FCCLA as a club.
Seconded: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0
 
9.06       Teacher Professional Development/Training
Motion by Mr. Houseton to approve the professional development training from “The New Bohemian Collaborative
Inc,” for $20,250.
Seconded: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0
 
9.07       AEA Support Staff Contracts
Motion by Mr. Houseton to approve the AEA contracts for the 2024‐25 school year as presented.
Seconded: Mr. Wright
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0  
 
9.08       Certified Professional and Classified Employee Salaries for 2024-2025
Motion by Mr. Houseton to approve the certified professional and classified employee salaries for 2024-2025 as presented.
Seconded: Ms. Adkins
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0  
 
9.09       Administrator Salaries for 2024-2025
Motion by Mr. Houseton to approve the administrator salaries for 2024-2025 as presented.
Seconded: Mr. Wright
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0  
 
9.10       Employee Request for Other Paid or Unpaid Leave
Motion by Mr. Houseton to approve the employee leave as presented.
Seconded: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried: 7-0
 
Information/Future Items
*Regular Board Meeting – May 20th at 6:30 p.m.
 
Discussion Items
10.01     Superintendent Evaluation (Closed Session) Closed Session 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 that individual requests a closed session.
Motion: Ms. Adkins
Second: Mrs. McDaniel
Discussion: None
Carried via Roll Call Vote: Mr. Houseton, aye; Mrs. McDaniel, aye; Mrs. Peterson, aye; Mr. Sorensen, aye; Mr. Wright, aye; Ms. Adkins, aye; and Mrs. Scheffel, aye.
The board entered closed session at 8:20 p.m.
The board exited closed session at 9:12 p.m.
 
With no further business before them, at 9:12 p.m. Mr. Houseton motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Wright. By voice vote, all were in favor.