Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - December 11, 2008

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on December 11, 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, Julie Farland, Sandra Lillquist, Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

 

Susan Shaw gave her President’s report and comments.

 

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

 

Sandra Lillquist left at 7:25 P.M.

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director’s report including updates on the following: CSIP questions, curriculum-APR/AYP/CISP, Professional development, Board/Administrator Goals, Iowa Core Curriculum leadership team.

Sup’t Lehmann reported on the following: IASB conference and other various items.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, early graduation request, personnel and minutes of the November 13, 2008 regular. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve all consent agenda items. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Mary Fisk - resignation - M S Assistant
Kathy Shepard - Hot Lunch - 4,604

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: the following Board Policies: 501.1-E1, 501.1-E2, 501.1-E3, 501.2, 501.3, 501.4, 501.4-R, 501.5, 501.6, 501.7(I). Keila Buffington moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes. none. Carried

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Boards legislative priorities for the 2009 legislative session.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 502.1, 502.2, 502.2-R, 502.3, 502.4, 502.5, 502.7, 502.8, 502.9, 502.10, 502.10-R, 502.10-E(I).

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a ballot for IASB District #2 Board Member from Ron Rice, Executive Director of the Iowa Association of School Boards. Susan Shaw, Forest City Community School District was nominated for a three-year term on the IASB Board of Directors commencing on January 2009. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to authorize the Board President or Secretary of the Board to mark and submit the ballot for District #2 IASB Board Member. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sandra Lillquist returned at 8:00 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the new Career Link Hubs Contract with NIACC. We have negotiated the number of seats for the various hubs. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the contract with NIACC for these hubs. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Quality Zone Academy Bonds. Currently we are on hold as we have found that very few banks are interested in sponsoring these bonds at this time.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a reading of the following Board policies: 205.10, 403.9, 403.11, 403.11-R, 403.13, 404.2, 404.2-R, and recommended there approval as read. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the policies as read. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Mr. Bertelsen and Logan DeVries presented information regarding the upcoming speech season.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave the Board an update on the Level 1 & 2 budget adjustments.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the need for the Board to establish unspent balance goals. The Board reviewed various goals in the area of an unspent balance. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the establishment of unspent balance goals in the following ranges for Fiscal Year 2010 - $500,000, Fiscal Year 2011 - $700,000 to $888,000 and for Fiscal Year 2012 - $1,000,000 to $1,200,000. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

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

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the proposed 2007-2008 school calendar. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve calendar (see attached). Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and the Board discussed the Intention to Consider Early Retirement. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist move to approve the Intention to Consider Early Retirement. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:13 P.M.

Susan Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM