Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - February 11, 2008


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on February 11, 2008 at 7:00 P. M. in the District Office.

 

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing on the proposed calendar for the 2008-2009 school year. There were no individuals present for comments. After discussion, President, Susan Shaw declared the hearing closed.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the president, Susan Shaw.

 

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

 

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

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

 

President Shaw reported to the Board.

 

Steve Putz, Ken Baker, Tim Kuehl and Zach Dillavou gave their monthly report to the Board on their respective building.

 

Marcia Tweeten gave her monthly curriculum director’s report including updates on the following: 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, updated calendar, Board and Administration goals for 2007-2008, work in progress.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, personnel and minutes of the January 10, 2008 regular meeting. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve all consent agenda items. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Rodney Barkema - resignation - effective end of 2007-08 school year
Jane Benson - resignation - effective end of 2007-08 school year
Linda Lunning - resignation - effective end of 2007-08 school year
Kathy Vold - resignation - effective end of 2007-08 school year
Robin Achterhof - resignation - shared dance team sponsor

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board Policies: 400, 401.1, 401.1-R, 401.2, 401.2-R1, 401.2-R2, 401.2-R3, 401.2-R4, 401.3 and 401.4. Julie Farland moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes. none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2008-2009 proposed school calendar (see attached). After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the calendar as proposed. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: Sandra Lillquist. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a Vocational Agriculture 28-E agreement with NIACC for the 2008-09 school year (see attached). After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the agreement. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Ken Baker reviewed a Trip Proposal/Guideline for the Forest City Community School District (see attached). After discussion, action was tabled to a later date.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Instructional Support Levy Budget for 2009-10. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the proposed budget. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.


Zach Dillavou reviewed a NIC proposal to charge admission for Baseball/Softball games. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to have Zach Dillavou see what the conference vote is on this issue before any further action. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Worth County Development Authority budget concerning revenues the District will receive from Diamond Jo’s Casino (see attached). After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the projected revenues and budget for the 2008-2009 school year. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board Policies: 402, 402.1, 402.1-R1, 402.1-R2, 402.2, 402.2-R, 402.3, 402.4, 402.5, 402.6 and 702.13.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Tim Kuehl reviewed a middle school schedule adjustment moving from a 5 section middle school to a 4 section middle school.

 

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). Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:20 P.M.


Susan Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM