Forest City Board of Education

Regular & Organizational Meeting - September 20, 2007


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular and organizational meeting on September 20, 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, Dave Bartlett, Sandra Lillquist, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann asked each administrator to introduce their new professional staff members for the 2007-2008 school year at the High School: Ben Jass, Shawn Miller, Jaralyn Pickar, Robin Achterhof, Ryan Eastvold, Justin Metz, Middle School: Scott Jackson, Esther Nelson, Kari Olson.

 

President Shaw reported to the Board.

 

Lynn Osterkamp reviewed the 2006-2007 Annual Transportation Report.

 

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: annual progress report/AYP/CISP, 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 Meetings, IASB Handbooks, IASB School Board Member Orientation/Refresher Course, Washington D. C. trip, September 22 work session.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: special minor’s license, open enrollment, early graduation request, personnel and minutes of the August 9, 2007 and September 17, 2007 regular meetings. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Resignations:

Keith Curry - 7th Boys Basketball

New Hires:

Kathy Vold - Sp Ed Assistant - 8,505
Elaine Schultz - Dance Team - 1,213
Lacy Jerome - Volleyball Practice - 966
Jamie Hoover - 10th Girls Basketball - 2,104
Matthew Welp - 7th Boys Basketball - 1,213

Lane Changes:

Sandy Wagner - BA - 42,763 to BA+15 - 44,088
Tracy Helgeson - BA+30 - 35,311 to MA - 37,961
Shelly Curry - BA+30 - 41,023 to BA+45 42,348
Rod DeVries - BA+30 - 44,888 to BA+45 - 46,213
Paula Rotta - BA+15 - 43,763 to BA+30 - 45,088
Judy Larson - BA+30 - 44,863 to BA+45 - 46,188
Dan Meyer - BA+15 - 36,061 to BA+30 - 37,386
Rachel Rognes - BA+30 - 34,361 to MA - 37,011
Elaine Schultz - BA+30 - 35,511 to BA+45 - 36,836
Chad Moore - BA - 33,336 to BA+15 - 34,661
Gail Boock BA+30 - 44,038 to BA+45 - 45,363

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed Board Policy 505.5 Special Minor’s License. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed Board Policy 503.5 and 504.8 Prairie Ridge Prevention Service Partnership. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a Middle School/High School Tuck Pointing change order not to exceed $65,380. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the change order. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

 

Secretary Rollefson reported that the canvas of election had been received from the county auditor (see attached).

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a letter from the Department of Education discussing the AYP Watch List and giving a brief overview of the letter.

 

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

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:21 P.M.

 

The meeting for the newly elected Board was called to order by Secretary Rollefson at 8:47 P.M. on September 20, 2007 in the District Office.

 

Secretary Rollefson gave the roll call, members present: Sandra Lillquist, Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland, Susan Shaw, Dave Bartlett. Members absent: none.

 

Secretary Rollefson administered the oath of office to the newly elected members on the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors, Susan Shaw and Dave Bartlett.

 

Cindy Carter nominated Susan Shaw for president. Sandra Lillquist moved that nominations cease. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. Susan Shaw was elected president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Julie Farland nominated Cindy Carter for vice-president. Keila Buffington moved that nominations cease. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. Cindy Carter was elected vice-president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Secretary Rollefson administered the oath of office to the elected officers of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Susan Shaw reviewed dates, times and places for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors. After discussion, Julie Farland moved the date, time and place for regular meetings be set as the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the District Office unless otherwise specified. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw appointed the following Board Members to the following 2007-2008 standing committees:

Professional Staff Salary & Benefits - Dave Bartlett & Keila Buffington
Administrative Staff Salary & Benefits Arlyn Midtgaard & Julie Farland
Support Staff Salary & Benefits - Sandra Lillquist & Cindy Carter
Calendar Committee - Sandra Lillquist & Dave Bartlett
District Advisory Board - Keila Buffington - Julie Farland
IASB Legislative Contact Person - Susan Shaw
Legislative Advocacy Committee - Susan Shaw & Julie Farland
County Compensation Board - Hancock - Dave Bartlett 
Cerro Gordo - Arlyn Midtgaard
Winnebago - Cindy Carter

 

Susan Shaw reviewed a resolution to define the operating rules and practices that will be followed by the new Board. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve Robert’s Rules. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw reviewed the need to appoint a delegate to the IASB Delegate Assembly. After discussion, Julie Farland was appointed to the IASB Delegate Assembly.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and President Shaw discussed the IASB Convention in November and Board member plans for that convention.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a request from Tami McInroy for a Spanish trip. No action was taken.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed all of the fundraising requests for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the requests except the Spanish trip request. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2006-2007 Special Education Profile.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and the Board discussed dates and times for a tour of the facilities.

 

Agenda suggestions were discussed for the October 11, 2007 regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:56 P.M.


Susan M. Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM