Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - November 9, 2006

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on November 9, 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, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2006 regular meeting. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

Elementary school teachers Cheryl Herrick, Lacy Jerome, and Cari Lillquist gave a presentation on Tools for Reading and Spelling Success.

 

Susan Shaw updated the Board on the superintendent search process.

 

Sandra Lillquist left at 7:21 P.M.

 

Susan Shaw and members of the Board discussed the following items: recent district IASB meeting, North Iowa Conference Legislative Forum.

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director’s report including updates on the following: ARP, CSIP, DE site visit and various other curriculum matters.

 

Steve Putz, Ken Baker, Tim Kuehl and Zach Dillavou 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: Success Academy, balanced leadership workshop, Wallace Foundation research.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the following consent agenda items: professional leave requests and fund raising requests. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve all consent agenda items. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sandra Lillquist returned at 7:42 P.M.

 

Board members reviewed their goals for the 2006-2007 school year (see attached). After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the goals for the 2006-2007 school year. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed an SBRC funding request for the 2006-2007 school year (see attached). After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the request. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson read a letter of resignation from the following professional staff member to be effective December 23, 2006 After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the resignation. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Denise Laaveg - Middle School Vocal Music

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following employment agreement. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Robert Bobolz - H S Special Education
Ron Kvale - H S Chemistry


Upon recommendation of the administration, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the following supplemental contracts. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Kelli Jacobs - 7th Girls Basketball - 1,213
Matt Sesker - Assistant H S Wrestling 2,506

 

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

 

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

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed new Board Policy Transfer Policy 502.14. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the first reading of this new policy. Arlyn Midtgaard 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 December 14, 2006 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:43 P.M.


Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM