CENTRAL LYON BOARD MINUTES
September 8, 2014
The Central Lyon Board of Directors met in a work session in the Board Room of the Central Lyon Community School at 5:30 P.M. with the following members present: President Steve Sieperda, Vice-President Judy Gacke and Directors David Jans and Scott Postma, Superintendent/HS Principal Dave Ackerman and Board Secretary Jackie Wells. Other individuals present were Elementary/Middle School Principal Dan Kruse and Assistant Principal Steve Harman.
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 Chet DeJong, David Jans, Scott Postma Superintendent/HS Principal Dave Ackerman and Board Secretary Jackie Wells. Other individuals present were Elementary/Middle School Principal Dan Kruse, Assistant Principal Steve Harman, Jason Engleman, Stephanie Baker, Geoff Kruse, Hannah Sieperda and Emily DeJong.
The meeting was called to order at 7:01 P.M.
DeJong moved to approve the agenda with the additional bills presented, Jans seconded, carried 5-0.
DeJong moved to approve the minutes from the August 11, 2014 regular meeting; Gacke seconded, carried 5-0.
Jans moved to approve the financial report through 8/31/14; Postma seconded, carried 5-0.
Jans moved to approve the summary list of bills; Postma seconded, carried 5-0.
In public participation, Hannah Sieperda and Emily DeJong presented information on last year’s backpack program. Approximately 60 students were served for $9,906.77 with $1,142.73 collected in donations to offset the costs. Board members agreed to once again fund this program through casino funds.
In recognition, Larry Goebel was thanked for his donations to the band program. Recognition and thanks went out to the staff and students of Central Lyon for their contributions to the recent fundraiser for Lainee Jensen and family, with more than $4,400 raised to assist them with travel expenses and medical bills. Thank you to US Bank for the $100 donation for classroom supplies. Thanks to Veterans of Foreign Wars for the $200 donation to football projects and the FFA program. Marliee Schleusner and Ann Westphal were thanked for their $100 donation to the backpack program.
In correspondence, The Iowa High School Athletic Association recognized Central Lyon for being one of 178 schools, which calculates to 47.7% of the IHSAA membership, who had no athletes or coaches ejected during the 13/14 school year.
In reports, Superintendent/HS Principal Ackerman reported ACT scores were once again above the state average with a composite score of 22.5. Certified count day will be Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Central Lyon staff continue to attend Iowa Core Curriculum meetings as required.
Assistant Principal/Activities Director Steve Harman presented information on overlaying the track to protect it from the elements and use for another 6-8 years at a cost of approximately $55,000. This 4-day process will take place either yet this fall, depending on weather or next spring.
Superintendent David Ackerman updated the board on the Catholic Church property situation. Mr. Ackerman informed the board that he spoke with legal about volunteer background checks and while advisable, it isn’t practical. He also updated the board that technology systems do not require a bid process and the district bases technology related purchases on price, history, service and proximity. Board members asked that more detail be given before invoices are presented for payment related to technology and specifically the 1:1 initiative.
Technology Integrationist Geoff Kruse presented a variety of technology information and updates to the board including district social media pages of Facebook and Twitter, activities on-line through the CUBE, Google calendars and an on-line store for hot lunch and clothing items.
Gacke moved to conclude the activities of the retiring school board and adjourn at 8:35 P.M.; Jans seconded, carried 5-0.
The meeting of the new board was called to order at 8:35 P.M.
Sieperda asked for nominations for President and Vice-President. DeJong nominated Sieperda for President and Gacke for Vice-President; Postma seconded. Motions carried 5-0. The oath of office was administered to Steve Sieperda as President and Judy Gacke as Vice-President. Nominations ceased with the aforementioned officer positions.
DeJong moved to approve the Written Rules and Procedures that are to be followed in conducting board meetings and Postma seconded, carried 5-0.
DeJong moved to approve the following appointments and committees; Postma seconded, carried 5-0. In Personnel, DeJong and Gacke; Buildings & Grounds/Transportation, Postma and Jans; Policy, Postma and Jans; Budget, Sieperda and Gacke; Sharing, Sieperda and Gacke. Chet DeJong will serve as the Delegate to represent Central Lyon for the November 21, 2014 Delegate Assembly.
Jans moved to approve the regular scheduled board meeting will take place the second Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Central Lyon Board Room unless otherwise noted; DeJong seconded, carried 5-0.
In new business, Gacke moved to approve the horizontal lane advancements for teachers who have fulfilled the necessary requirements; DeJong seconded, carried 5-0.
Gacke moved to approve to authorize printing of construction documents, drawings and specifications, for the addition to Central Lyon School and release the documents for bids to be received by David Ackerman on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Central Lyon Board Room. Postma seconded, carried 5-0.
Jans moved to approve the engagement letter for financial services from Piper Jaffray; DeJong seconded, carried 5-.0 The board reviewed and agreed to the building project and finance timeline and the G17 document for financial services.
In personnel, Gacke moved to approve the resignation of Ranita Nail, Special Education Paraprofessional. DeJong seconded, carried 5-0.
Jans moved to approve the hiring of Mel DeJong, Volunteer Quiz Bowl Sponsor, Greg Towne, Middle School Girls Basketball Coach and Kricket Arends, Special Education Paraprofessional. Postma seconded, carried 5-0.
The next regular board meeting will be at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, October 13, 2014 in the Central Lyon board room.
DeJong moved to adjourn at 8:59 P.M. and Gacke seconded, carried 5-0.