Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - June 14, 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 June 14, 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, Arlyn Midtgaard 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. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Cindy Carter, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Sandra Lillquist, Dave Bartlett, Susan Shaw. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on June 14, 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, Cindy Carter. Members absent: Julie Farland.

 

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

 

Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the minutes of the May 10, 2007 regular meeting. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

 

President Shaw updated the Board on transition plans for Sup’t Lehmann and discussed dates for a Board work session. A work session was scheduled for July 12, 2007 at 12:00 noon and the July Board meeting was scheduled for July 16, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.

 

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.

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: reviewed minutes from the Vocational Advisory Committee, recognition committee meeting on Thursday June 14th, reviewed summer projects.

 

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

 

Sup’t Pierson gave a second reading of Board policy 803.1 - Purchasing and Bidding. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the second reading and waive any further readings of this policy. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the following IASB model policies to be placed on the July agenda. Payment of bills, emergency preparedness records, school bus anti-idling, anti-bully/harassment policy.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed progress on the 2006-07 Board goals.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed IASB requests for resolutions for the 2008 Legislative session.

 

Building principals discussed with the Board reviewing their Parent/Student Handbooks for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the Handbooks for the 2007-2008 school year. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Sup’t Pierson reviewed an amendment to our 28E agreement with NIACC for seats in the Garner-Hayfield Information Technology Hub. After discussion,  Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the amendment. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a price change for breakfast and lunch prices for the 2007-2008 school year. Food Service Director Jackie Armstrong is recommending a five cent increase for the main entree for breakfast and a five cent increase for a main entree for lunch and an extra five cents for an extra milk. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the increase. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.


Sup’t Pierson reviewed minutes of the Vocational Advisory Committee. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to acknowledge the recommendations from the Vocational Advisory Committee and thank them for their service. The recommendations will be reviewed by the District Advisory Committee and discussed for Board goals for the 2007-08 school year. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a contract for Work Study Transition Coordinator with AEA 267. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the contract. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed asbestos removal bids. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve the low bid from Advanced Environmental in the amount of $25,600. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Controlled Asbestos, Inc. $37,840.00
ICM Insulation, LTD. $31,850.00
Advanced Environmental $25,600.00

 

Sup’t Pierson read a letter of resignation from the following professional staff member. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the resignation. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Judd Kopperud - 8th Language Arts

 

Sup’t Pierson read letters of resignation from the following support staff members. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the resignations. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Mary Anderson - Elementary Assistant 
Tammy Holland - Food Service

 

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

Justin Metz - H S Vocal Music - 26,500
Justin Metz - H S Vocal - 3,287
Scott Jackson - M S Science - 26,500
Kari Olson - M S Language Arts - 31,500
Kari Olson - M S Drama - 555
Shawn Miller - H S English - 33,125
Heather Dingbaum - H S Special Education - 28,000

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following supplemental contracts. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Benjamin Jass - 9/10 Football - 2,104
Scott Jackson - 7th Asst. Football - 910
Scott Jackson - 7th Girls Basketball - 1,213
Heather Dingbaum - 8th Girls Track - 1,213
Sara Milstead - Football & Comp. Cheerleading - 1,557
Lonnie Friesenborg - Set Crew - 1,539

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the following support contract. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Daryl Heimer - Mechanic/Short Bus Route - 35,000

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a recommendation to grant a construction bonus of $3,500 to Paul Jefson for his work beyond the scope of his job description and for expertise he brings to all summer projects. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the bonus. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the minor’s license applications. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to remove the one mile requirement. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed communications that he had received during the month with board members.

 

Agenda suggestions were discussed for the July 16, 2007 regular meeting.

 

Dave Bartlett moved to adjourn the meeting. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:07 P.M.


Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM