Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - October 12, 2006

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on October 12, 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, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Julie Farland moved to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2006 regular and organizational meeting. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Forest City High School Students enrolled in the NIACC Teaching Hub reported to the Board on their learning experiences.

 

Susan Shaw updated the Board on the superintendent search process. The deadline for applying for the position is October 20, 2006

 

Susan Shaw reported the date for the Board to meet and set goals for the 2006-2007 school year will be October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office.

 

Susan Shaw appointed the following Board Members to the following 2006-2007 standing committees:

Professional Staff Salary & Benefits - Dave Bartlett & Julie Farland

Administrative Staff Salary & Benefits Arlyn Midtgaard & Cindy Carter

Support Staff Salary & Benefits - Keila Buffington & Sandy Lillquist

Calendar Committee - Julie Farland District 
Advisory Board - Keila Buffington - Julie Farland

IASB Legislative Contact Person - Susan Shaw

 

Susan Shaw and members of the Board discussed the following items: IASB plans for the state convention, insights and discussion from the tour of facilities and Board service projects.

 

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: the North Iowa Conference inservice day, letter from The FCEA requesting information for collective bargaining.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment applications, special minor license, professional leave requests and fund raising requests. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve all consent agenda items. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson and Board members reviewed all recommendations for changes to policies 100 through 900. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve all recommended changes to current policies. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a request from the Iowa Association of School Boards and the Iowa Department of Education encouraging Boards of Education to annually affirm their discipline policies. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved that the Forest City Community School District’s Board of Education has affirmed its intent to support the school discipline policy, to support school staff who enforce the discipline policy, and to hold school staff accountable for enforcing the discipline policy. The discipline policy of the Forest City Community School District may be found in the Parent/Student Handbook. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a 28E agreement with NIACC for a Career Link Program. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the agreement. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a contract with Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers of Iowa. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the contract. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed bids for updating the lighting in the Bus Garage. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the low bid received from Gullickson Electric in the amount of $3,600. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Gullickson Electric - $3,600

K & C Electric - $4,505.67

 

Sup’t Pierson read a letter of resignation from Linda Keifer as assistant softball coach. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the resignation. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

Denny Gilbertson - Varsity Softball Coach

Chad Angel - 8th Girls Track Coach - 1,213

Judd Kopperud - 7th Girls Track Coach - 1,213

Jason Sopko - 8th Boys Basketball Practice - 650

Mike Voet - 7th Boys Basketball Practice - 650

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the following support contract. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

H P Kobriger - Night Custodian - 17,892

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Keila Buffington 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, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the following statements (see attached). Julie Farland 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 November 9, 2006 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:52 P.M.

 

Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM