Forest City Board of Education

Regular & Organizational Meeting - September 18, 2006

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular and organizational meeting on September 18, 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, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter. Members absent: Sandra Lillquist.

 

Keila Buffington moved to approve the agenda. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the minutes of the August 10, 2006 regular meeting. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson asked each administrator to introduce their new professional staff members for the 2006-2007 school year: Laurie Plowman and Alicia Reese at the elementary building, Sheryl Putz at the middle school building and Shana Hays-Jeffrey at the high school building.

 

Susan Shaw updated the Board on the superintendent search process.

 

Susan Shaw reported on an opportunity through IASB to listen to the candidates running for Governor and their differing legislative issues.

 

Marcia Tweeten reported to the Board on the District Advisory Committee meeting held on September 11, 2006. The dialogue at the meeting among parents, administrators and board members was very good with the sharing of test scores from ITEB’s, ITED’s and the shared data from cohort groups.

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director’s report including updates on the following: annual progress report, upcoming accreditation visit and Board goals and action plan for the 2006-2007 year.

 

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

 

Lynn Osterkamp reviewed the 2005-2006 Annual Transportation Report.

 

Sup’t Pierson gave his monthly report to the Board discussing the following items: state standards, dates for Board tour of facilities, NIC Board Meeting with Murry Banks, bus garage project.

 

Sup’t Pierson discussed dates for the 400 and 500 Board policies committee to meet and conclude their review.

 

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

 

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

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following support contract adjustments. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Mona Schmidt - 5hrs to 7 1/2 hrs.
Wendy Ambroson - 7 1/2hrs to 8hrs.
Barb Haukoos - 2% longevity adjustment
Becky Counts - 2% longevity adjustment

 

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

Carol Dilly - Hot Lunch - 2,660
Cindy Fitzgerald - Sp Ed Ass’t - 8,624
Barb Determann - Sp Ed Ass’t - 11,852
Amber Egesdal - Sp Ed Ass’t - 7,718

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the following supplemental contracts. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Jen McQuown - M S Volleyball Ass’t - 650
Cash Miller - FCTV Ass’t - 2,428
Scott Jackson H S Girls Track Ass’t - 2,231

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the lane changes for professional staff members for the 2006-2007 school year (see attached). After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the attached list. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reported that the canvas of election had been received from the county auditor (see attached).

 

Julie Farland moved to adjourn the meeting. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:57 P.M.

 

 

The meeting for the newly elected Board was called to order by Sup’t Pierson at 8:59 P.M. on September 18, 2006 in the District Office.

 

Secretary Rollefson gave the roll call, members present: Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland, Susan Shaw, Dave Bartlett. Members absent: Sandra Lillquist.

 

Secretary Rollefson administered the oath of office to the newly elected members on the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter and Arlyn Midtgaard.

 

Cindy Carter nominated Susan Shaw for president. Julie Farland moved that nominations cease. Cindy Carter seconded the motion Ayes: six. Nayes: none.  Carried. Susan Shaw was elected president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Julie Farland nominated Cindy Carter for vice-president. Keila Buffington moved that nominations cease. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried. Cindy Carter was elected vice-president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Secretary Rollefson administered the oath of office to the elected officers of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Susan Shaw reviewed dates, times and places for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors. After discussion, Julie Farland moved the date, time and place for regular meetings be set as the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the District Office unless otherwise specified. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw appointed the following Board members to the County Conference Boards: Dave Bartlett to the Hancock County Conference Board, Arlyn Midtgaard to the Cerro Gordo County Conference Board and Cindy Carter to the Winnebago County Conference Board.

 

Susan Shaw reviewed a resolution to define the operating rules and practices that will be followed by the new Board. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve Robert’s Rules. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the need to appoint a delegate to the IASB Delegate Assembly. After discussion, Julie Farland was appointed to the IASB Delegate Assembly.

 

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

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a statement of candidacy from Roberta Kraft-Abrahamson for AEA 267 Board of Directors for Director District #1. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to cast the Forest City Community School District ballot for Roberta Kraft-Abrahamson. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson and the Board reviewed plans for the IASB Convention to be held on November 16 & 17, 2006 in Des Moines.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the 2006-07 Title I application and budget. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the application and budget. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a list of all proposed fund raising activities for the 2006-07 school year (see attached list). After discussion, Cindy Carter
moved to approve the fund raising activities. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson discussed setting criteria for market value for teachers. The IASB Employee Relations Conference will discuss the legislation and give clear direction on setting criteria that is the sole responsibility of the Board.

 

Sup’t Pierson discussed a Board policy for special consideration for transfer students that will be revised for the October Board meeting.

 

Sup’t Pierson and Mr. Baker reviewed two early graduation requests. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the requests. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a request from North Iowa Community Action for food service from the Forest City Community School to supply meals for their Head Start program. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the requests. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a 28E agreement with NIACC and the Forest City Community School District for an Automotive Technology Career link program. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the agreement. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a request for authorization to declare one (1) 1991 Suburban as surplus property. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the recommendation to declare one (1) 1991 Suburban as surplus property with the understanding that the Director of Transportation will advertise and accept sealed bids for the vehicle. Also the District reserves the right to accept or reject one or all bids. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

Agenda suggestions were discussed for the October 12, 2006 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:11 P.M.

 

Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM