Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - June 12, 2008

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on June 12, 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, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard. Members absent: none.

 

Dave Bartlett moved to approve the agenda. Cindy Carter 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 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, Learning and Planning Process for the Board for the 2008-09 school year, legislative update.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, personnel and minutes of the May 8, 2008 regular meeting and the May 21, 2008 special meeting. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve all consent agenda items. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Assignment of Administrative Responsibilities:

Zach Dillavou - English Language Learner, Talented & Gifted Coordinator
Steve Putz - Special Education Coordinator
Dave Cunningham - Data & Testing Coordinator

Personnel Changes

Julie Missal - Elementary Physical Education
Jeff Jerome - M S Physical Education
Jeff Jerome - H S Asst Football
Jeff Jerome - 7th Boys Basketball
Dennis McDonald - 8th Boys Basketball
Scott Jackson - Head Girls Track
Jason Sopko - Assistant Girls Track
Heather DeWaard - Assistant Girls Track
Scott Jackson - resignation - 7th Girls Basketball
Cash Miller - resignation - FCTV Assistant Coordinator
Julie Missal - resignation - PT Elem. Physical Education
Jason Sopko - resignation - Assistant Boys Track
Kelley Schultz - termination - effective May 28, 2008
Shana Hays-Jeffery - Market Factor - Chemistry

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 403.4, 403.5, 403.6, 403.7, 403.8, 403.14, 403.14-R1, 404.1, 404.1-R1, 404.1-R2. Dave Bartlett moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes. none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board Policies: 404.3, 404.3-R1, 404.4, 404.5, 404.6, 404.7, 404.7-R, 404.8, 404.8-R, 404.12, 404.13.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the IASB Legislative priorities. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following 2009 Legislative priorities: 3, 6, 14, 15, 25, . Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Board goals for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, the following date for the 2008-2009 Goals Work Session and Job Targets was set for June 26 at noon.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed how the district used the Rotary Corner Funds during the 2007-2008 school year. The Board would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the Rotary.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the IASB Safety Group Insurance Program dividend for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

Tim Kuehl reviewed the Middle School Handbook for the 2008-2009 school year. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the Middle School Handbook. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the new election law changes for the School Board (see attached resolution). Julie Farland introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption. Cindy Carter moved to seconded the motion. After due consideration by the Board, the President put the question upon the adoption of the resolution and the roll being called, the following named members of the Board voted. Ayes: Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland, Sandra Lillquist, Susan Shaw. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the SAI Mentoring & Induction Program. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the program. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed HF2212 - Statewide Smoking Ban and how the Board will want to handle this new mandate from the State and updating Board policy 902.8 - Smoking and Tobacco Free in School District Facilities.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed a one year audit contract with Burton E. Tracy & Co., P. C. not to exceed $5,400. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the contract. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and the Board reviewed the Fine Arts Patrons organization.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the milk and bread bids for the 2008-2009 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following low bids received from the following vendors, Roberts Dairy milk bid and Sara Lee bread bid (see attached). Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2008-2009 Budget and Tax final figures received from the State of Iowa. The tax rate increased by .15 cents per thousand (published 14.86 and final figure is 15.01).

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). Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the bids received for the Sports Complex Sidewalk, Elementary Entrance and Parking Lot Repair Bids. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the low bid from K. R. Construction in the amount of 16,509. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the bids received for the Middle School Band Room and Offices carpet. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the low bid from VIP’s in the amount of 10,214.86 and 10,557.56. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a reading of the following Board Policies: 504.8, 602, 602.1, 602.1-R, 602.1-E. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the policies as read. 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 9:59 P.M.


Susan Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM