Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - January 11, 2007

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on January 11, 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, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Dave Bartlett. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2006 regular meeting and December 19, 2006 special meeting. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

Jason Sopko reported to the Board on the Polar heart monitoring equipment that was purchased and is being used in the middle school physical education program.

 

Members of the Forest City High School Student Council shared the outcomes of the recent North Iowa Conference Student Council Workshop.

 

Dan Rosacker, Chuck Etzen, Emily Sopko and Mike Van Oort reported on the middle school conference they attended briefly highlighting new ideas they hope to implement in the future.

 

Susan Shaw updated the Board on the need to create the following committees: Superintendent Evaluation and Board Self-Assessment.

 

Steve Putz, Ken Baker and Tim Kuehl reported on attending the Balance Leadership Training provided by AEA 267.

 

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: information from the recent needs assessment and preparation for the Iowa Department of Education Accreditation visit.

 

Sup’t Pierson gave his monthly report to the Board discussing the following items: calendar committee meeting, negotiations update, IASB Legislative Conference, ABLE meeting for January 20, 2007, board retreat of balanced leadership, wind turbine update.

 

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 reviewed a draft proposal of the Local Option Sales Tax Budget for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Dave Bartlett move to approve the proposed budget for the 2007-2008 school year. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson gave a first reading of Board Policy Market Factor Pay 402.14. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the second reading. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson gave a third and final reading of Board Policy 502.14 - Transfer Policy. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the second reading. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw reviewed some updates to the Action Plan and for the 2006-2007 Board Goals. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the updates. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Marcia Tweeten reviewed the completed work on an English Language Learning Program required by the Iowa Department of Education. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the program. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a Mentoring and Induction program for beginning administrators through a collaborative arrangement with the School Administrators of Iowa. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the agreement. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw appointed Sandra Lillquist to the Winnebago County Conference Board to replace Cindy Carter because of a conflict with the meeting dates.

 

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

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following statements (see attached). Keila Buffington 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 February 8, 2007 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:55 P.M.


Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM