Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - April 10, 2008

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a hearing on the proposed 2008-2009 budget at 6:55 P.M. on April 10, 2008 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.

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on April 10, 2008 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, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

 

President Shaw reported to the Board.

 

Ron Kvale reported to the Board on the wind turbine production.

 

Sandy Wagner reported to the Board on her Communication Training - Level III Students.

 

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: CSIP questions, curriculum-APR/AYP/CISP, DE site visit, Professional development, Curriculum focus for 2007-08.


Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board discussing the following items: communications, legislative update, information regarding the Rounds Process and training from the Elmore Team at Harvard University.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, personnel and minutes of the March 13, 2008 regular meeting. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve all consent agenda items. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Chuck Etzen - resignation - 7th Social Studies
Lonnie Friesenborg - resignation - Set Crew
Elaine Schultz - resignation - Dance Team
Robin Bliesmer - resignation - Student Council
Jeri Edel - Transfer to 8th Grade Math
Kari Olson - Transfer to 7th Grade Special Education
Catherine Olson - Student Council
Dusty Meyn - H S Business 
Dusty Meyn - 10th Girls Basketball
Martin Labs - H S Industrial Tech
Martin Labs - Yearbook
Martin Labs - 9th Baseball

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 402.7, 402.7-R, 402.7-E, 402.8, 402.9, 402.11, 402.12, 402.13, 402.14, 402.14-E, 402.15. Dave Bartlett moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes. none. Carried.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the proposal for Pay Schools for the 2008-2009 school year with a transaction fee of $1.00. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the recommendation. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2008-2009 school year. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to adopt the budget as published on March 26, 2008 consisting of the General Fund of $11,735,896, Management Fund of $201,300, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $76,400, Activity Fund of $500,000, Capital Projects of $700,600, Schoolhouse Fund consisting of Bond and Interest of $502,555 and Nutrition Fund of $675,100. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Julie Farland, Dave Bartlett, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Susan Shaw. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board Policies: 402.7, 402.7-R, 402.7-E, 402.8, 402.9, 402.11, 402.12, 402.13, 402.14, 402.14-E, and 402.15 (I).

 

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2008-2009 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under Iowa Code section 257.14. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the resolution. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the ISCAP program for the 2008-2009
school year with the Board taking action on the following resolution (see attached). Cindy Carter moved to approve the resolution. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Arlyn Midtgaard, Keila Buffington, Dave Bartlett, Cindy Carter, Julie Farland, Sandra Lillquist, Susan Shaw. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehman and Secretary Rollefson reviewed contracts for support staff and administration, setting the date of issuance as April 11, 2008 and a return date of May 2, 2008. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the contracts. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a 5-year Branding Process for the City of Forest City and the School District commitment to that process. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the commitment. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a Defibrillator Project for the District that would put one defibrillator in each building and one each in the outside concession stands. The district received $5,000 from the Hanson Foundation toward this project that will cost a total of $10,251. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the project. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the fact that the Hall of Fame Committee will need to start the process of nomination for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a Middle School Remodeling and Asbestos Removal project for the 2008-2009 school year. See the bids listed below.

Advanced Environmental - 
Base - 22,660, Alt #1 - 21,500, Alt #2 - 9,980 Alt #3 - 50,250
Asbestrol, Inc. -
Base - 33,159, Alt #1 - 31,545, Alt #2 - 9,024 Alt #3 - 73,728
Pro Environmental - 
Base - 15,806, Alt #1 - 13,837, Alt #2 - 3,885 Alt #3 - 33,528
Rew Services - 
Base - 16,161, Alt #1 - 14,370, Alt #2 - 5,433 Alt #3 - 35,934

Secretary Rollefson recommended the Board select the low bid from Pro Environmental at a total cost of $33,528. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the low bid. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a letter to the State with our intent to participate in the Statewide Voluntary Pre-School program. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the letter to the State. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:26 P.M.


Susan Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM