Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - August 14, 2008

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on August 14, 2008 at 7:00 P. M. in the District Office.

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the vice president, Cindy Carter.

 

Members present: Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Julie Farland. Members absent: Susan Shaw, Sandra Lillquist none.

 

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

 

Cindy Carter welcomed the visitors.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Marcia Tweeten reported on the results from the Annual Progress Report. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the report. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Steve Putz, Ken Backer 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, Professional development, SAI Conference, Curriculum focus for 2008-09.

 

Sandra Lillquist arrived at 7:23 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board discussing the following items: communications, Summer Success Academy Reports, letter regarding Grow Forest City Project, key dates for budget decisions.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, personnel and minutes of the July 10, 2008 regular meeting, open enrollment requests, personnel. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve all consent agenda items. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Mike Haugen - 9/10 Football - 2,337
Jason Sopko - Assistant Girls Track - 2,463
Kristi Strowder - Dance Team - 1,213
Carolyn Strait - 5.5hr Cook - 7,178
Bob Ritter - 6.5hr to 7hr - 16,141
Dusty Meyn - 8th Boys Track - 1,446
Kristi Strowder - H S Football/Basketball - 1,557
Kathy Montgomery - H S Football/Basketball - 1,557
Kristi Strowder - H S JV-Basketball - 402
Kathy Montgomery - H S JV-Basketball - 402
Kristi Strowder - M S Football/Basketball/Wrestling - 1,490
Kathy Montgomery - H S Football/Basketball/Wrestling - 1,490

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 404.9, 404.10, 404.11, 405, 405.1, 405.2, 405.3, 405.4, 405.5. Dave Bartlett moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes. none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed fuel bids for the 2008-2009 school year. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the low bid from Farmers Co-op Association of Forest City. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann lead a discussion on Board Professional Development - Leadership for Student Learning.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board Policies: 406.1, 406.1-R1, 406.2, 406.2-R1, 406.2-E1, 406.2-E2, 406.4, 406.4-R1, 406.4-R2, 406.4-E1, 406.4-E2, 406.4-E3.

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2007-2008 Annual Transportation Report.

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the travel allowance of $.39 per mile for the 2008-2009 school year. After discussion, Keila Buffington move to approve the new mileage rate for 2008-2009. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the reciprocal open enrollment transportation agreements with a 2 mile limit with the following districts: Garner-Hayfield, Lake Mills, Woden-Crystal Lake, Clear Lake, Central Springs and Ventura. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the agreements. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann, Cindy Carter and Sandra Lillquist shared information they learned from the IASB Fiscal Management Conference.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave the Board a preview of how the bus cameras work.

 

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

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:14 P.M.


Cindy Carter, Vice President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM