Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - January 10, 2008


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

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda. Dave Bartlett 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: annual progress report/AYP/CISP, DE site visit, Professional development, Teacher Quality, 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 December 13, 2007 regular meeting. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Carolyn Frakes - resignation - effective end of 2007-08 school year

Helen True - resignation - effective end of 2007-08 school year

Linda Keifer - 8th girls track - 1,213

Katie Keifer - 7th girls track - 1,213 

 

Board members shared their information for the IASB Convention in Des Moines.

 

Kathy Barkema reported to the Board on Prime for Life.

 

Mr. Kuehl and middle school staff reported to the Board on their trip to the National Middle School Convention.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reported to the Board on quotes for purchasing security cameras for all of the school buses. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the purchase of security cameras. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

 

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. 


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed board policy 402.15 Employee Early Resignation Incentive to include support staff. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the change. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann updated the Board of the renewal dates for the SILO and ISL levys.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and administrators shared thoughts on the 2008-2009 school calendar and the and NIC Professional Development Day and the importance of an one-hour early release one time per month for staff development.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson presented the proposed 2008-2009 Local Option Sales Tax Budget. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the budget. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

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. 

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following statements (see attached). Dave Bartlett 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 9:27 P.M.

Susan Shaw, President 
Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM