Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - March 8, 2007

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on March 8, 2007 at 5:30 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, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2007 regular meeting. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

Chad Angel updated the Board on the status of the Teen Screening program and new information concerning the Signs of Suicide program.

 

Ron Kvale updated the Board on the status of wind production from the turbine. He also discussed the status of real time data being on the District’s web page.

 

Susan Shaw discussed legislative advocacy and scheduled visits to the legislature.

 

Board members provided a short summary of what they observed on the classroom observations.

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director’s report including updates on the following: Leadership team, staff development opportunities, working data audit, preparation for the Iowa Department of Education Accreditation Visitation.

 

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: next negotiations meeting, AASA convention in New Orleans, joint board meeting with neighboring schools, AEA 267 Superintendents meeting.

 

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

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the Worth County Foundation Budget for the 2007-2008 school year (see attached). After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the budget for moneys received from the foundation in the amount of $50,217.11 for the 2007-2008 school year. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a letter from North Central Community School District on their policy regarding open enrollment transportation and transfer procedures (see attached).

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed bids received for the Elementary parking lot paving project: Area - A Area - A&B Area - A&B&C

Rygh Construction 58,988.00 98,202.00 120,000.00
K&R Construction 38,557.00 61,386.00 87,007.00
Holland Contracting 48,300.00 80,250.00 114,000.00
Mid Cont Construction 50,815.38 80,560.62 113,997.24
Larson Contracting 62,672.00 108,314.00 158,807.00
Groves Contracting 57,222.60 94,622.40 135.469.80
Elwood Construction 47,196.00 81,450.00 117,905.00

 

After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the low bid from K&R Construction in the amount of $87,007.00. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed bids for new lights on the softball and baseball fields: Softball Baseball Total

USL Lights 36,826.25 71,381.25 108,207.50
MUSCO 30,687.00 78,500.00 109,187.00

After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the bid from MUSCO in the amount of 109,187.00 because of additional amenities included in the MUSCO package and the fact that MUSCO lights are 20% more efficient. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed bids received for new lockers in the locker rooms:

Clegg Equipment 74,661.00
Gilmore 62,636.62 
Lyon 45,000.00
McCoy 47,500.00 (-2,800 for labor)
VIP 39,990.00

 

After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the low bid from VIP in the amount of $39,990.00. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed an athletic sharing agreement with Woden-Crystal/Titonka Community School District for Cross Country and Wrestling for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the agreement. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed the Instructional Support Levy budget for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the budget. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed IASB model policies that will be introduced at the April Board meeting.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a request from Mrs. Ferjak for a vocal music trip during the 2007-2008 school year. Mrs. Ferjak will be at the April Board meeting to provide details about the trip and how it will be funded. No action was taken at this time.

 

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.

 

Upon recommendation of the administration, Julie Farland moved to approve the following supplemental contract. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Steven Staudt - Boys Golf Practice Coach - 650

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to continue the .33/1,000 Property, Plant and Equipment Levy for the 2007-2008 school year. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. Keila Buffington moved that the proposed budget for 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 be filed with the Board Secretary and the date of the hearing on said estimate be April 12, 2007 at 6:55 P.M. in the District Office and Notice of Hearing as required by law be published in the Forest City Summit on March 28, 2007. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

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

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed a request from the Iowa Association of School Boards Safety Group Insurance Program for the districts continued support. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to continue participation. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Pierson reviewed an amendment to Board Policy 803.1 to include new rules under Chapter 38 of the Iowa Code that apply to public improvement contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2007. A complete revision will be available for the April 12, 2007 Board meeting. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to amend Board Policy 803.1 to include new rules under Chapter 38 of the Iowa Code that apply to public improvement contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2007. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2005-2006 Forest City Community School District audit received from Burton E. Tracy & Co., P.C. with the Board. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the audit. 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 April 12, 2007 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:32 P.M.


Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM