Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - April 12, 2007

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a hearing on the proposed 2007-2008 budget at 6:55 P.M. on April 12, 2007 at the District Office. Susan Shaw asked if there were any oral or written objections. There were no oral or written objections. After discussion, Susan Shaw declared the hearing closed.

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to adopt the budget as published on March 21, 2007 consisting of the General Fund of $11,007,465, Management Fund of $200,500, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $200,000, Activity Fund of $501,000, Capital Projects of $801,000, Schoolhouse Fund consisting of Bond and Interest of $501,530 and Nutrition Fund of $575,100. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Dave Bartlett, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Julie Farland, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Susan Shaw. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2007-2008 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under Iowa Code section 257.14. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the resolution. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the ISCAP program for the 2007-2008
school year with the Board taking action on the following resolution (see attached). Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the resolution. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Julie Farland, Arlyn Midtgaard, Keila Buffington, Dave Bartlett, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Susan Shaw. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on April 12, 2007 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, Sandra Lillquist, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Julie Farland moved to approve the minutes of the March 8, 2007 regular meeting and April 4, 2007 special meeting. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

Linda Ferjak addressed the Board on a proposed vocal music trip through MidAmerica Productions in New York City during the week of March 17, 2008. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved not to approve the trip. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw and the Board discussed ways they could help teachers celebrate Teacher Appreciation week.

 

The committee working on a Board self-assessment instrument reported to the Board.

 

The committee working on the Superintendent evaluation shared their work toward developing an evaluation instrument. The goal is to use the instrument in evaluating the current superintendent and assess the meaningfulness of the new instrument so that final approval can be made.

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director’s report including updates on the following: the Iowa Department of Education Accreditation Visitation.

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: Equity review, overview of the Iowa Department of Education, Hall of Fame, service awards.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the following consent agenda items: professional leave requests, open enrollment. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve all consent agenda items. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson and Secretary Rollefson reported to the Board on support staff salaries for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the following support staff salaries for the 2007-2008 school year (see attached). Sandy Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw, Cindy Carter and Arlyn Midtgaard reported to the Board on administrative salaries for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following administrative salaries for the 2007-2008 school year (see attached). Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Sup’t Pierson reviewed an affirmative action plan for the Board’s consideration. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the affirmative action plan.  Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed revisions to Board Policy 803.1 concerning Chapter 38 revisions in the Iowa Code which addresses the use of architects and engineers in bidding projects for less than $100,000. Action was tabled until next month.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed bids for tuckpointing the High School and Middle School Buildings: Tuckpointing 

Schoonover Tuckpointing $195,988
Janssen Waterproofing $185,650
Nikolangelo Tuckpointing $122,000

 

After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the bid from Nikolangelo Tuckpointing in the amount of $122,000. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed an amendment to the 28E agreement with NIACC for IT Tech Prep Hub. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the amendment. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.


Sup’t Pierson reviewed a student teacher placement contract with Buena Vista University. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the contract. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a Cooperative Food Purchasing Agreement through the Food Service Department. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the agreement. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Sup’t Pierson read a fund raising request for the Baseball team. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the request. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Sup’t Pierson reviewed changes to the following Board policies: 602.11 Curriculum Development and 602.12 Curriculum Adoption. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the changes as read. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried

Sup’t Pierson read letters of resignation from the following professional staff members. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the resignations. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.


Alice Lewellen - High School Language Arts
Pat Formanek - Middle School Physical Education

 

Sup’t Pierson read a letter of pending resignation from the following professional staff member. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the resignation upon receipt of his official letter of resignation. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Gregg Helmich - High School Industrial Technology

 

Sup’t Pierson read letters of resignation from the following supplemental staff members. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the resignations. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Jenny Jefson - High School Cheerleading 
Tim Kuehl - 7th Grade Football 
Deb Lund - Set Crew

 

Sup’t Pierson read a letter from Dave Funnell requesting to retire from the mechanic portion of his contract but to be able to continue as a bus driver for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the resignation for mechanic and continue the bus driving portion of his contract for the 2007-2008 school year. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the following supplemental contract. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Zach Dillavou - Middle School Track - 1,213
Chad Moore - Middle School Track - 1,213

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following professional contract. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Jaralyn Pickar - High School Math - 26,500

 

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

 

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

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a recommendation from the Board to grant a stipend of $1,000 to Secretary Rollefson for his extra service during the Superintendent search process. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the stipend. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the proposed 2007-2008 school calendar. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve calendar (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 May 10, 2007 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:37 P.M.


Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM