Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - December 14, 2006

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on December 14, 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, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington. Members absent: none.

 

Julie Farland moved to approve the agenda. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2006 regular meeting and the December 4, December 5, December 6, December 7 and December 8, 2006 special meetings. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

 

Rachel Rognes reported to the Board on completing her guidance program through Buena Vista College. Discussing her near completion of the practicum experience that is a program requirement to obtain her master degree.

 

Linda Putney and Link Crew volunteers updated the Board on their learning experiences at a recent conference they attended. Link Crew is a group of upperclassmen who volunteer to be part of a program whose goal is to make 9th grade student transition to high school a positive experience.

 

Dan Rosacker gave a short presentation on the topic of Internet predators. His report gave recommendations on ways to alert and educate parents about the reality of Internet predators.

 

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

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director’s report including updates on the following: DE Accreditation visit, recent needs assessment, District Advisory meeting.

 

Sup’t Pierson gave his monthly report to the Board discussing the following items: Success Academy, NIC Boards to meet with Troyce Fisher.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the following consent agenda items: professional leave requests, special minor’s license, open enrollment. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve all consent agenda items. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson gave a second reading of Board Policy 502.14 - Transfer Policy. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the second reading. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson read revisions to Board Policy 902.10 - Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the revisions. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed two new Board Policy for Special Education, 500.3 - Objectives for Equal Education Opportunities for Students and 500.4 - Parental Involvement. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to waive all additional reading and adopt them as policy. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a proposal from North Iowa Community College for a pilot program in Entrepreneurships. After discussion Mr. Pierson and Mr. Baker were directed to finalize details to offer an Entrepreneurship Program in the Forest City High School. The final proposal will be presented to the Board at a later date.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a draft proposal of the Local Option Sales Tax Budget for the 2007-2008 school year. Final budget details will be presented at the January regular Board meeting.

 

Mr. Baker reviewed two early graduation requests. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the requests. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

President Shaw reviewed plans for the Board’s Self Assessment and ways to begin discussions on how to perform a self assessment on their role as board members.

 

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

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following statements (see attached). Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

Agenda suggestions were discussed for the January 11, 2006 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:51 P.M.

 

Susan M. Shaw, President

\Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM