Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - July 16, 2007


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on July 16, 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, Julie Farland, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Sandra Lillquist, Arlyn Midtgaard, Cindy Carter. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the minutes of the June 14, 2007 regular meeting. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

 

Jay Pedelty from Prairie Ridge Treatment Center reported to the Board.

 

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.

 

President Shaw updated the Board on transition plans for Sup’t Lehmann and discussed a work session held on July 12, 2007.

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board discussing the following items: thank you cards, WCTA letter, facilities projects update.

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann and president Shaw reviewed the Boards legislative priorities for the 2007-2008 legislative session. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to adopt priorities one through four, drop number five from last year and add number 22 as number five from the IASB list of priorities. Arlyn Midtgaard moved to second the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Julie Farland moved to appoint Robert P. Cooper as the School Board Attorney for the 2007-2008 school year. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Arlyn Midtgaard moved to appoint Steven J. Rollefson as the School Board Secretary/Treasurer for the 2007-2008 school year. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the milk and bread bids for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the following low bids received from the following vendors, Roberts Dairy milk bid and Sara Lee bread bid (see attached). Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and president Shaw updated the Board on the following committees: fund raising committee, Superintendent’s evaluation committee, Board self-assessment committee, Substitute recognition committee.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed contracts with North Iowa Community Action Organization - Head Start for Building Rent, Transportation and Food Services for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the contracts. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

Cathi Currier - Food Service - 7,201
Jamie Hoover - H S Sp. Ed Asst. - 9,450

 

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

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the need to renew the Instructional Support Levy. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a No Child Left Behind Resolution that IASB has recommended be approved. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the following resolution (see attached). Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following policies recommending that the Board approve 104.2, 104.2-R1, 104.2-E1, 104.2-E2, 402.6, 406.1, 406.1-R1, 406.2, 406.2-R1, 406.2-E1, 406.2-E2, gave a first reading of 401.2-R1 and 401.2-R2 and that the Board rescind the following policies 406.1-E, 406.2-R2, 406.3, 503.2, 503.2-R1, 503.2-R2, 503.2-E1, 503.2-E3 and 503.2-E4. After discussion, Keila Buffington move to approve and rescind the above stated policies. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a request from the NSBA for national membership.

 

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

 

Agenda suggestions were discussed for the August 9, 2007 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:46 P.M.

 

Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM