Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - August 9, 2007

 

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

 

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

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

 

President Shaw discussed the following items:

 

Steve Putz, Ken Baker, Tim Kuehl and Zach Dillavou 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: update on the non-compliance items from the Iowa Department of Education Accreditation Visitation, APR/AYP/CSIP.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board discussing the following items: IASB Legislative Advocacy Skills for Board Members, IASB Legal Service Committee vacancy of Director District 2, Legislative Priorities news release, Legislative open house, facilities projects update, beginning of the new school year.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: special minor’s license, open enrollment, professional leave requests, personnel and minutes of the July 16, 2007 regular meeting. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve all consent agenda items. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Resignations:

Dave Draheim - H S Sp Ed with great regret.

New Hires:


Ryan Eastvold - H S Special Education - 26,500
Cristen Hall - Elem Assistant - 9,450
Cindy Moe - Food Service - 6,525


Contract Adjustments:

Lindsey Bartleson - H S Assistant - 10,125
Amber Egesdal - H S Assistant - 10,125
Cindy Fitzgerald - Elem Assistant - 9,450
Tammy Larson - H S Assistant - 9,450
Jan Rauk - H S Assistant - 9,450
Cathi Currier - Food Service - 7,544


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Prairie Ridge Prevention Services Partnership and gave a first reading of Board policies 503.5 and 504.8-R.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed Board Policies 401.2-R1 and 401.2R3 recommending the Board waive the 2nd reading and adopt the policies as read. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the policies as read. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

The President of the Board called up for consideration the Resolution to Consider Continued Participation in the Instructional Support Program which requires that a public hearing be held on this proposal. Director Cindy Carter introduced the following Resolution and moved its adoption. Director Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion to adopt. The roll was called and the vote was; Ayes: Julie Farland, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Sandra Lillquist, Arlyn Midtgaard, Cindy Carter, Susan Shaw. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a reciprocal agreement for transportation of open enrolled students from the Garner-Hayfield School District for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the agreements. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the Special Minor’s License process in Board Policy 505.5 and 505.5-E1. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a letter from Sioux City Community School District.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Worth County Development Authority Budget Amendment. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the amendment. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Knowledge Building System and recommended it’s approval by the Board. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the KBS for their own professional learning plan. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann discussed a five year review plan for Board Policies. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the plan. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann discussed non-compliant issues from both the Site Visit and Equity Review, recommending that the Board deal with parts of the reports over the next few meetings.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed AEA 267 - School Facilities Management Consortium agreement for Bus Driver Training, 504/ADA and other equity information, facility issues and other training services. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the agreement. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Agenda suggestions were discussed for the September 17, 2007 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:46 P.M.


Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM