Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - December 10, 2009

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on December 10, 2009 at 7:00 P. M. in the District Office.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the vice president, Cindy Carter.

 

Members present: Cindy Carter, Susan Shaw, Julie Farland, Gary Ludwig, Sandra Lillquist, Keila Buffington. Members absent: Dave Bartlett.

 

Susan Shaw moved to approve the agenda. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed a request to sanction a bowling team for the Forest City Community School District. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to not approve the sanctioning of a team at this time due to budget constraints and financial cuts. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sandra Lillquist left at 7:12 P.M.

 

Steve Putz and Chad Moore gave their monthly reports to the Board on their respective buildings.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reported to the board on the following items: update on WCLT discussions, review of calendar of events.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the November 12, 2009 regular meeting, employment and open enrollment. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve all consent agenda items. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

Carol Dilly - Hot Lunch - Resignation effective December 22, 2009

Tina Mock - Dance Team - 1,361

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 602.6, 602.7, 602.8, 602.10, 602.11, 602.12, 602.13, 602.14, 603.1, 603.1-R, 603.1-E1. Julie Farland moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes. none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a superintendent meeting and the next steps that are planned.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 603.2, 603.3, 603.4, 603.5, 603.6, 603.7, 603.8, 603.8-E, 603.8-E2.

 

Speech students gave a short presentation to the Board.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed the IASB convention in Des Moines.

 

Sup’t Lehmann discussed the need to appoint a new Level II investigator and recommended Doug Jenson, Winnebago County Sheriff. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to make that appointment. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the At-Risk/Modified Allowable Growth and recommended the maximum amount. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve the maximum amount. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a cooperative sharing agreement with Mason City for boys swimming. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the agreement. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sandra Lillquist returned at 8:30 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann, Secretary Rollefson and Board members discussed the Forest City Community School District’s financial goals. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved that the Board set the Unspent Balance Goal in the range of $800,000 to $1,000,000. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the following for payment (see attached). Julie Farland 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.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed a possible earlier start for regular meetings. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to start meetings at 6:45 P.M. Keila Buffington 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.

 

Cindy Carter, Vice President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM