Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - January 8, 2009

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on January 8, 2009 at 5:30 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, Keila Buffington, Julie Farland, Arlyn Midtgaard, Sandra Lillquist, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Susan Shaw gave her President’s report and comments.

 

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: IASB Legislative Conference on January 20th, Iowa Core Curriculum and other various items.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: open enrollment, personnel and minutes of the December 11, 2008 regular meeting. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve all consent agenda items. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Heather DeWaard-Flickinger - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball - 1,446
Zach Dillavou - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball - 1,446
Rod Barkema - Assistant Varsity Boys Track - 2,463

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: the following Board Policies: 502.1, 502.2, 502.2-R, 502.3, 502.4, 502.5, 502.7, 502.8, 502.9, 502.10, 502.10-R, 502.10-E. Julie Farland moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes. none. Carried

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed new Board Policy 402.10 - Early Retirement and that it be contingent on an acceptable two year agreement. After discussion, action was tabled to a later date.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2007-2008 school calendar. Middle School Conferences will be switched to the same date as the Elementary Conference dates.

 

Sup’t Lehman and the Board reviewed the Legislative priorities reviewing the impact of allowable growth.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 502.11, 502.12, 502.12-R1, 502.12-E1, 502.13, 502.14, 502.14-R1, 503, 503.1, 503.1-R.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the SILO & ISL levys with Board members discussing budget projections for the next school year.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 1.5% across the board cuts imposed by Governor Culver. The cut will amount to a reduction of $98,309 in state aid received for the 2008-2009 school year.


Zach Dillavou, Emily Sopko, Tracy Helgeson, David Bang, Mike Van Oort and Dan Rosacker presented to the Board items from the National Middle School Conference held in Denver Colorado. 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:24 P.M.

Susan Shaw, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM