Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - May 8, 2008

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on May 8, 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, Keila Buffington, Julie Farland, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist. Members absent: Arlyn Midtgaard.

 

Keila Buffington moved to approve the agenda. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. 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, legislative update, IASB District Meeting on June 24th at West Hancock, work session May 21st with Larry Siegel (IASB), Forest City Dollars for Education update.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, personnel and minutes of the April 10, 2008 regular meeting and the April 16, 2008 special meeting. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve all consent agenda items. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Chad Moore - resignation - M S Technology Lab
Chad Moore - resignation - 8th Boys Track
Matt Welp - resignation - Assistant Girls Track
Matt Welp - resignation - 7th Boys Basketball
Dave Funnell - resignation - Bus Driver
Mike Voet - resignation - 8th Girls Basketball
Chad Moore - Assistant H S Principal/Activity Director
Rick DeVries - Co-Set Crew Director
Kevin Bunger - Co-Set Crew Director
Julie Missal - Elementary Physical Education
Sheryl Putz - Transfer - M S Study Skills Instructor
Jason Sopko - Transfer - M S Technology Lab
Dan May - 1/2 Assistant Speech
Julie Keely - 1/2 Assistant Speech
Kari Olson - Market Factor - Special Education
Scott Jackson - Market Factor - M S Science

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 403.1, 403.1-R, 403.2, 403.3, 403.3-R1, 403.3-R2, 406.10. Cindy Carter moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes. none. Carried.

 

Cindy Carter and Dave Bartlett reported to the Board for the Hall of Fame committee. The following persons are presented for induction into the Forest City Community School District Hall of Fame, Dave Draheim and Lois Nielsen After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the recommendations for the Hall of Fame. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehman reported that May 11 to 17 is School Board Recognition Week.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board Policies: 403.4, 403.5, 403.6, 403.7.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed student fees and hot lunch prices for the 2008-2009 school year (see attached list). After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the fees as stated for the 2008-2009 school year. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2008-09 High School Parent/Student Handbook and the Alternative High School Handbook. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the handbooks as presented. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the ELL Handbook for the 2008-09 school year. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the handbook as presented. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Forest City Community School District activity participation report.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed Board Policy 602.10 - Wellness Policy Annual Review. Sup’t Lehmann reviewed how we did with our goals for the 2007-08 school year and reviewed new goals for the 2008-09 school year. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the review and setting of new goals for the 2008-09 school year. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a proposal for a music trip (see attached). After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the proposed music trip. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids received for the Middle School remodeling project. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the bid from Burtness-Lundgren for the plumbing and heating in the amount of $14,750 and ceiling tile from Accent Ceiling in the amount of $10,600 and from Iowa Environmental Services in the amount of $8,350. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed a budget amendment for the 2007-08 school year (see attached) After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the amendment. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a fund raising request from the baseball program. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the request. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following for payment (see attached). Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. 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: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:38 P.M.


Susan Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM