Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - October 11, 2007

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on October 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, Sandra Lillquist, Arlyn Midtgaard, Cindy Carter, Keila Buffington. Members absent: Julie Farland, Dave Bartlett.

 

Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the agenda. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

 

President Shaw reported to the Board.

 

Steve Putz gave his monthly report to the Board on his elementary building.

 

Julie Farland arrived at 8:00 P.M.

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director’s report including updates on the following: annual progress report/AYP/CISP, DE site visit, APR Building goals for 2007-08, Professional development, Teacher Quality, Curriculum focus for 2007-08.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board discussing the following items: IASB district meeting, Board Leadership Conference, Three Minute Walk Through, IASB membership, update on committees.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: special minor’s license, open enrollment, early graduation request, additional sick leave request, personnel and minutes of the September 17, 2007 and September 20, 2007 regular and organizational meetings. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Elaine Schultz - 1/2 Dance Team - 606

Robin Achterhof - 1/2 Dance Team - 606

Benjamin Jass - M S Boys Track - 1,213

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed questions, concerns and thoughts on the facilities tour.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed the Spanish trip.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed the IASB Conference in Des Moines.

 

Ben Norman (SAI) discussed his thoughts about the 2008 Legislative Session.

 

Holden Nyhus gave his presentation to the Board that he will perform at the National Future Farmers of America convention.

 

Lynn Osterkamp reviewed the Bus Basics Program.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the preliminary Certified Enrollment numbers for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the Certified Annual Report. Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the plan. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann discussed the need to appoint a Level I, Alternate Level I and Level II Investigators. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to appoint Dan Davis as Level I Investigator, Tom Montgomery as Alternate Level I Investigator and David Peterson as Level II Investigator. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Equity Statement. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the Equity Statement as read. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the board/administrative goals for the 2007-08 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the goals. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann read new Board Policy 402.15 - Licensed Employee Early Resignation Incentive.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed a lease proposal from Xerox for a new 4112 copier/printer at a monthly payment of 1,952.90 per month. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the lease proposal. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:04 P.M.

 

Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM