The Central Lyon Board of Directors met in regular session in the Board Room of the Central Lyon Community School at 7:00 P.M. with the following members present: President Steve Sieperda, Vice-President Judy Gacke and Directors David Jans and Chet DeJong, Superintendent Dave Ackerman and Board Secretary Jackie Wells. EL/MS Principal Dan Kruse, Assistant Principal/Activities Director Steve Harman, Jason Engleman, Emily Deutsch, Stephanie Baker, and Lisa Dieren were also present. Director Scott Postma was absent.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M.
Gacke moved to approve the agenda with additional board bills and additional item 1F under Personnel; Jans seconded, carried 4-0.
Jans moved to approve the minutes from the July 14, 2014 regular meeting; Gacke seconded, carried 4-0.
Discussion took place on the FFA Farm Fund and the board would like to review bid practices for technology in the future. DeJong moved to approve the financial report through 7/31/14 and Jans seconded, carried 4-0.
Jans moved to approve the summary list of bills; DeJong seconded, carried 4-0.
In reports, Lisa Dieren presented the district’s insurance coverage summary from EMC Insurance Companies. The district saw a premium increase due to variety of factors. The board requested additional information on coverage for volunteer coaches not recognized as “personnel.”
EL/MS Principal Dan Kruse informed the board that an Iowa Core Curriculum team will meet in in-service next week. Fifty three students took part in the Central Lyon Summer Reading Program. Nineteen new students have registered for the upcoming school year to date and 7 students have moved from the district.
Superintendent/HS Principal David Ackerman informed the board that the architect is finalizing plans for the proposed building project with HVAC and the electrician, and plans to formally present at the next regular meeting on September 8, 2014. Opening workshop is schedule for August 18 and 19 with a variety of training and meetings for staff. The summer newsletter went out to all district patrons with required information and forms. The district will participate in ALICE Training under the guidance of the sheriff’s department. Registration is being held for the 2014-2015 school year in the commons. The city approved the district’s application for zoning variances as part of the proposed building project. GeoTeck’s report recommended adequate control of drainage as part of the proposed building project.
In Old Business, DeJong moved to approve the revision of the Kids Club Hot Lunch Agreement at $2.65 per meal through June 30, 2015; Gacke seconded, carried 4-0.
In New Business, Jans moved to approve the Title I Allocation in the amount of $73,284, stating that expenditures over and above the amount would be funded by the district. Gacke seconded, carried 4-0. Jans moved to approve the 300 series of Board of Education Policies, Administration with no 2nd reading required and Gacke seconded, carried 4-0. Gacke moved to approve the Middle School retention handbook and DeJong seconded, carried 4-0. DeJong moved to approve the Extra-Curricular Handbook with slight changes to language and Jans seconded, carried 4-0. DeJong moved to approve the Lyon County Riverboat Foundation Grant Resolution supporting the application for $35,000 for district security upgrades and Jans seconded, carried 4-0. Jans moved to approve the bus bid with Hoglund Bus Company, Inc in the amount of $82,000 and Gacke seconded, carried 4-0.
In personnel, DeJong moved to approve Randy Meester and Mark Lutmer, Driver’s Education Instructors for 2015 at a rate of $175.00 per student; Amanda DeBoer and Rebecca Plueger, Special Education Paraprofessionals; Stacie Haselhoff, part-time Library Paraprofessional; Troy Weiler, Custodian/Maintenance/Bus Driver; Dave Altman, Volunteer Football Coach. Jans seconded, carried 4-0.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
The next regular board meeting will be at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, September 8, 2014 in the Central Lyon board room with a work session prior to the meeting, starting at 5:30 P.M.
DeJong moved to adjourn at 8:26 P.M. and Jans seconded, carried 4-0.