Forest City Board of Education

Regular & Organizational Meeting - September 15, 2008

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular and organizational meeting on September 15, 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, Arlyn Midtgaard, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Julie Farland, Sandra Lillquist. Members absent: Cindy Carter.

 

Dave Bartlett moved to approve the agenda. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw welcomed the visitors.

 

Susan Shaw gave her President’s report and comments.

 

Steve Putz, Ken Backer, Zach Dillavou and Chad Moore 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, Professional development, SAI Conference, Curriculum focus for 2008-09.

Sup’t Lehmann reported on the following: Thank you cards, plans for the IASB Convention, IDEA report on Special Education, review of the Balance Scorecard.

Cindy Carter arrived at 7:44 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, personnel and minutes of the August 14, 2008 regular meeting. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Zach Dillavou - M S Student Council - 496
Brad Yeager - Asst FCTV - 2,428
Mary Fisk - Sp Ed Assistant - 9,292
Andrew Nelson - Sp Ed Assistant - 9,292

Lane Changes: 

Marsha Brunsvold - MA+15 @ 45,738 to MA+30 @ 47,738 
Valerie Baker - MA @ 19,118 to MA+15 @ 20,118 
Tami McInroy - MA @ 38,361 to MA+15 @ 40,361
Kathy Barkema - BA+30 @ 46,513 to BA+45 @ 48,513 
Scott Jackson - BA @ 28,100 to BA+15 @ 30,100
Sheryl Putz - BA @ 34,936 to BA+15 @ 36,936

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: the following Board Policies: 406.1, 406.1-R1, 406.2, 406.2-R1, 406.2-E1, 406.2-E2, 406.4, 406.4-R1, 406.4-R2, 406.4-E1, 406.4-E2, 406.4-E3. Dave Bartlett moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes. none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reported that the canvas of election had been received from the county auditor (see attached).

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a lane change appeal that related to Master Contract Article 6 (B). The issues were if course work was related to their teaching field or if permission by building Administrator(s) supersedes master contract. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to deny the lane change stating that this item be addressed with the FCEA in negotiations before the Board would approve this change. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: Sandra Lillquist, Cindy Carter.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the following for payment (see attached). Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. 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: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:47 P.M.



The meeting for the newly elected Board was called to order by Secretary Rollefson at 8:48 P.M. on September 15, 2008 in the District Office.

 

Secretary Rollefson gave the roll call, members present: Sandra Lillquist, Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard, Julie Farland, Susan Shaw, Dave Bartlett. Members absent: none.

 

Secretary Rollefson administered the oath of office to the newly elected members on the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors, Keila Buffington and Sandra Lillquist.

 

Julie Farland nominated Susan Shaw for president. Arlyn Midtgaard moved that nominations cease. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. Susan Shaw was elected president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Dave Bartlett nominated Cindy Carter for vice-president. Keila Buffington moved that nominations cease. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. Cindy Carter was elected vice-president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Secretary Rollefson administered the oath of office to the elected officers of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Susan Shaw reviewed dates, times and places for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors. After discussion, Julie Farland moved the date, time and place for regular meetings be set as the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the District Office unless otherwise specified. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw appointed the following Board Members to the following 2008-2009 standing committees:

Professional Staff Salary & Benefits - Keila Buffington & Cindy Carter
Support Staff Salary & Benefits - Sandra Lillquist & Julie Farland
Administrative Salary & Benefits Arlyn Midtgaard & Dave Bartlett
Finance Committee - Keila Buffington & Sandra Lillquist
Calendar Committee - Sandra Lillquist & Arlyn Midtgaard
District Advisory Board - Keila Buffington - Julie Farland
Hall of Fame - Cindy Carter & Dave Bartlett
Fund Raising - Keila Buffington
IASB Legislative Contact Person - Susan Shaw
Legislative Advocacy Committee - Susan Shaw & Julie Farland
County Compensation Board - Hancock - Dave Bartlett 
Cerro Gordo - Arlyn Midtgaard
Winnebago - Cindy Carter

 

Susan Shaw reviewed the need to appoint a delegate to the IASB Delegate Assembly. After discussion, Susan Shaw was appointed to the IASB Delegate Assembly.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 406.5, 406.5-R1, 406.5-E1, 406.6, 406.7, 406.7-E, 406.8, 406.9 (I).

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the fund raising requests. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the requests. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the coaching evaluation process. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the process. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the Instructional Support Levy and recommended changing the levy from 5% to 10%. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve a resolution in support of the Instructional Support Levy of 5 years and up to the 10% maximum. 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 9:31 P.M.

 

Cindy Carter, Vice President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM