Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - August 10, 2006

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on August 10, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. in the District Office.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the president, Susan Shaw.

 

Members present: Susan Shaw, Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard, Sandra Lillquist. Members absent: Julie Farland, Dave Bartlett.

 

Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the agenda. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2006 regular meeting and the July 20, 2006 special meeting. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw updated the Board on the Superintendent search.

 

Gregg Helmich reported to the Board and provided insights on a course he taught this summer that was part of the North Iowa Conference Success Academy.

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director's report including updates on the following: annual progress report, CSIP progress, staff development plans for 2006-07, poverty training K-12.

 

Steve Putz, Ken Baker and Tim Kuehl gave their monthly reports to the Board on their respective buildings.

 

Sup't Pierson gave his monthly report to the Board discussing the following items: presentation to Community College Board Trustees and State Board of Education, North Iowa Success Academy, SAI convention, date for Board to tour facilities, Hall of Fame luncheon, opening session for 2006-07, summer projects update.

 

Sup't Pierson reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment applications, special minor license and consortium membership for School Facilities Management with AEA 267. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup't Pierson and Marcia Tweeten reviewed a draft of the Annual Progress Report that will be sent to the Iowa Department of Education.

After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the draft report. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.


Board members discussed developing a process to insure good communication with public and that it be written in a professional manner. This would include everything from newsletters, to notes sent home to parents from teachers.

 

Board members discussed concerns about the importance of all educators dressing in a professional manner.

 

Sup't Pierson reviewed two fund raising requests. Forest City Baseball Coaches request the opportunity to sell advertising that will be placed on the fence at the baseball field and Fine Arts Patrons request to sell Super Saver cards. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the requests. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw and Board members reviewed their recommendations for legislative priorities for the 2007 General Assembly of the Iowa House and Senate, focusing on legislative priorities that will benefit all of Iowa's public school districts. After discussion, Cindy Carter move to approve the priorities to IASB to assist their efforts in setting legislative priorities. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup't Pierson read a letter of resignation from the following professional staff member to be effective at the end of the 2006-07 school year.  Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the resignation with regret. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

Paul Jensen - High School Math

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the following support and supplemental contracts for 2006-2007. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

Jan Rauk - H S Sp Ed Asst. - 8,820

Nikki Staudt - Co Wrestling Cheerleading - 778

Tammy West - Co Wrestling Cheerleading - 778

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the following for payment (see attached). Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following financial statements (see attached).

 

Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup't Pierson reviewed communications that he received during the month with board members.

 

Agenda suggestions were discussed for the September 14, 2006 regular meeting.

 

Cindy Carter moved to adjourn the meeting. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:59 P.M.

 

Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM