Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - November 13, 2008

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on November 13, 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, Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Julie Farland. Members absent: none.

 

Dave Bartlett 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.

 

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, Curriculum focus for 2008-09.

Sup’t Lehmann reported on the following: Balance Scorecard, transportation plans for the IASB Conference, explanation of e-shipping, Kathy Barkema’s conference report, bus inspection, sharing options with Garner-Hayfield.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, personnel, early graduations and minutes of the October 9, 2008 regular and October 13, 2008 and October 29, 2008 special meetings. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve all consent agenda items. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Dennis Swanson - request for unpaid leave
Lora Martin - resignation - Middle School Custodian
Scott Bertelsen - resignation - spring play

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: the following Board Policies: 500, 500.1, 500.1-R, 500.2, 500.3, 500.4, 501, 501.1-R1, 501.1-R2, 501.1-R3. Arlyn Midtgaard moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes. none. Carried.

 

Sandra Lillquist left the meeting at 7:25 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2008 certified enrollment. The enrollment for the 2008-2009 school year is down 18 students.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson updated the board on the instructional support levy and the budget process.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Boards 2009 legislative priorities before the Legislative meeting on November 17, 2008.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of 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).

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2007-2008 Certified Annual Report.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2009-2010 At-Risk Allowable Growth application. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the application. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed Quality Zone Academy Bonds with the Board. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to allow Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson to pursue our ability to access a Quality Zone Academy Bonds. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a reading of the following Board policies: 201.4, 201.6, 201.7, 201.8, 202.4, 202.5, 202.6, 402.7-E, 403.8-E and recommended there approval as read. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the policies as read. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed KBS - Career Links and PSEO offerings through the District.

After reviewing the monthly bills, Arlyn Midtgaard 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, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following statements (see attached). Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the Special Education Deficit for the 2007-2008 school year. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to request allowable growth and a supplemental aid payment for out negative special education balance for the 2007-2008 school year. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:48 P.M.

Susan Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM