Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - April 13, 2009


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a hearing on the proposed 2008-2009 budget at 6:55 P.M. on April 13, 2009 at the District Office.

 

Susan Shaw asked if there were any oral or written objections. There were no oral or written objections. After discussion, Susan Shaw declared the hearing closed.

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on April 13, 2009 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, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, Julie Farland Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Sandra Lillquist. Members absent: none.

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

President Shaw reported to the Board.

 

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, Board/Administrator Goals, Iowa Core Curriculum leadership team.

Sup’t Lehmann reported on the following: various communications received during the month, nutrition department report, IASB opportunities, graduation survey.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the March 9, 2009 regular meeting open enrollments and personnel. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve all consent agenda items. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Martin Labs - resignation - Yearbook Advisor - suitable replacement
Chad Moore - resignation - Weight Room & Summer Weight Room
Chad Angel - resignation - H S Guidance Counselor
Chad Angel - resignation - Head Girls Basketball
Chad Angel - resignation - Assistant Cross Country
Leah Angel - resignation - Elementary Nurse

Mike Voet - 7th Head Boys Track - 1,446
Ken Baker - 7th Head Girls Track - 1,446
Steve Kappos - H S Golf Practice - 650
Steve Staudt - H S Golf Practice - 650
Linda Keifer - 9th Girls Softball - 2,337
Sarah Swanson - Assistant Girls Softball - 2,739
Jeff Jerome - Fresh/Soph Football - 2,337
Ken Kasper - H S Assistant Football - 2,739
Martin Labs - Summer Weight Lifting - 854
Steve Rollefson - Weight Room Coordinator - 900

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: the following Board Policies: 502.4, 504, 504.1, 504.2, 504.2-R, 504.3, 504.4, 504.5, 504.6. Cindy Carter moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes. none. Carried

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2009 Legislative Priorities reviewing current legislation that impacts K-12 education.

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2009-2010 school year. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to adopt the budget as published on April 1, 2009 consisting of the General Fund of $12,000,000, Management Fund of $200,000, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $85,000, Activity Fund of $600,000, Capital Projects of $650,000, Schoolhouse Fund consisting of Bond and Interest of $400,000 and Nutrition Fund of $675,100. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Julie Farland, Dave Bartlett, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Keila Buffington, Arlyn Midtgaard, Susan Shaw. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 504.9, 504.9-E, 504.10, 504.11, 504.12.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed sharing agreements with Woden-Crystal Lake in the following areas, Business Manager & Maintenance Director.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed cooperative sharing agreements with Woden-Crystal Lake in the following areas, Band, Chorus, Girls Cross Country, Boys Cross Country and Wrestling. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the agreement. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the ISCAP program for the 2009-2010
school year with the Board taking action on the following resolution (see attached). Cindy Carter moved to approve the resolution. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Arlyn Midtgaard, Keila Buffington, Dave Bartlett, Cindy Carter, Julie Farland, Sandra Lillquist, Susan Shaw. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2009-2010 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under Iowa Code section 257.14. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the resolution. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Steve Putz reviewed the process for the District Developed Service Delivery Plan through AEA 267.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reported to the Board on support staff salaries for the 2009-2010 school year with an issue date of April 14, 2009 and a return date of May 5, 2009. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the following support staff salaries for the 2009-2010 school year (see attached). Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Susan Shaw, Dave Bartlett and Arlyn Midtgaard reported to the Board on administrative salaries for the 2009-2010 school year with an issue date of April 14, 2009 and a return date of May 5, 2009. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the following administrative salaries for the 2009-2010 school year (see attached). Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Instructional Support Levy Budget for 2009-10. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the proposed budget. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2007-2008 Forest City Community School District audit received from Burton E. Tracy & Co., P.C. with the Board. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the audit. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Cindy Carter 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: Ron Kvale, Elin Zehren and Jim Braun. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the recommendations for the Hall of Fame. Julie

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

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Dave Bartlett 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, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following statements (see attached). Arlyn Midtgaard 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 8:33 P.M.

Susan Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM