Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - February 8, 2007

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on February 8, 2007 at 7:00 P. M. in the District Office.

 

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing on the proposed calendar for the 2007-2008 school year. There were no individuals present for comments. There being no discussion, President, Susan Shaw declared the hearing closed.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the need for a public hearing for an early start for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to notify the Iowa Department of Education that the Forest City Community School District intends to start the school year beginning August 21, 2007 and that a public hearing was held on this issue. Also, in the event the Iowa Legislature requires that schools be in attendance for a stated amount of hours or any additional days funded, they will be added to the current calendar (see attached). Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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, Sandra Lillquist. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2007 regular meeting and January 17, 2007 special meeting. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

Dennis McDonald reported to the Board on the number and status of students enrolled in post-secondary opportunities. 

 

Susan Shaw updated the Board on the need to create the following: recent board retreat with Dr. Troyce Fisher on Balanced Leadership, discussed board goals on being more active in advocacy for Iowa’s K-12 schools, progress on other adopted goals.

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director’s report including updates on the following: information from the recent needs assessment and preparation for the Iowa Department of Education Accreditation visit.

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: joint board meeting with neighboring schools, IASB Legislative Conference, Legislative forum.

 

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

 

Sup’t Pierson discussed with the Board authorization to write a letter to the North Central Community School District requesting guidance on allowing transportation into their district for open enrolled students. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to authorize Sup’t Pierson to write the letter. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson discussed authorization for a contract for hourly services, with a stated maximum, for an air lock system at the high school with Bergland and Cram to finalize plans, develop bid documents, and bring them for bids at the March Board meeting. Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the authorization. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a state bid for a keyless entry system for all buildings through Johnson Controls. After discussion Julie Farland moved to approve the state bid. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a proposal from Gullickson Electric for continuation of electric work on the card entry system and security system. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the proposal. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Mr. Baker reviewed an early graduation request. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the request. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson gave a second reading of Board Policy Market Factor Pay 402.14. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the second reading and waive further readings making this final approval of the policy. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson read a letter of resignation from Scott Jackson -study table. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the resignation with regret. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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 communications that he had received during the month with board members.

 

Agenda suggestions were discussed for the March 8, 2007 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 P.M.


Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM