Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - February 12, 2009

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on February 12, 2009 at 7:00 P. M. in the District Office.

 

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing on the proposed calendar for the 2009-2010 school year. There were no individuals present for comments. There being no discussion, vice president, Cindy Carter declared the hearing closed.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Melanie Westerberg, Lori Rollefson and Melissa Taft reported to the Board on the Early Primary Program.

 

Steve Putz, Ken Backer and Zach Dillavou gave their monthly reports to the Board on their respective buildings.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, personnel, early graduation and minutes of the January 8, 2009 regular meeting and January 26, 2009 special meeting. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

Shelly Curry - Elementary Teacher - Resignation end of school year.
Julie Missal - 8th Girls Volleyball - Resignation
Scott Jackson - M S Boys Basketball Practice - 650
Andy Hinkley - M S Boys Basketball Practice - 650

 

Susan Shaw and Julie Farland arrived at 7:42.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reported on the following: Financial update, IASB Community, Media & Legislative Relations Workshop, 403 B Update, Chamber Membership Update, Natural Gas & Utility Rate Increased and other various items.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: the following Board Policies: 205.10, 502.10, 502.11, 502.12, 502.12-R1, 502.12-E1, 502.13, 502.14, 502.14-R1, 503, 503.1, 503.1-R. Sandra Lillquist moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes. none. Carried

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2009 Legislative Priorities reviewing current issues and discussing advocacy opportunities.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2009-2010 school calendar (see attached). Middle School Conferences will be switched to the same date as the Elementary Conference dates. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the calendar. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 503.3, 503.3-R, 503.4, 503.5, 503.5-R, 503.6, 503.6-R, 503.6-E1, 503.7, 503.8, 503.9, 503.10, 503.11, 605.6.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2009-2010 WCDA Grant and Budget. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the WCDA Grant Budget. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a partnership agreement with Woden-Crystal Lake Community School District to share a Media Specialist for the remainder of the 2008-2009 school year. After discussion, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the agreement. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the purchase of a 65 passenger school bus from Midwest Transit in the amount of $57,000. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the purchase. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and the Board reviewed Level 1 & 2 Budget Reduction Plans.

 

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

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following statements (see attached). Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids for new baseball dugouts that were destroyed by high winds last summer. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve a bid of 15,389 for both dugouts. Keila Buffington 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 9:11 P.M.


Susan Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM