Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - September 15, 2009

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on September 15, 2009 at 6:00 P. M. in the District Office.

 

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing for Board Policy 606.2 - Appropriate Use of Computers, Computer Network Systems and the Internet. There were no individuals present for comments. After all discussion, President, Susan Shaw declared the hearing closed.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the president, Susan Shaw.

 

Members present: Susan Shaw, Julie Farland, Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Arlyn Midtgaard, Dave Bartlett, Sandra Lillquist. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Susan Shaw gave the President’s report and additional comments to the Board.

 

Steve Putz, Ken Baker, Zach Dillavou 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: a letter from IHSAA regarding outstanding sportsmanship, discussion regarding the Iowa Preschool Grant.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the August 13, 2009 regular meeting and personnel. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items. Arlyn Midtgaard seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Julie Missal - M S Volleyball - 1,446

Dennis Swanson - Bus Driver - 12,951

 

Lane Changes:

Nancy Prohaska - MA to MA+15

Ryan Eastvold - BA to BA+15

Dan Meyer - BA+30 to MA

Dawn Rutt - BA to BA+15

Colleen Jacobs - BA+30 to BA+45

Cathy Olson - BA+15 to BA+30

Mike Voet - BA to BA+15

Kari Olson - BA to BA+15

 

Julie Missal - Resignation - M S Volleyball

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: the following Board Policies: 506.1-E1, 506.1-E2, 506.1-E3, 506.1-E4, 506.1-E5, 506.1-E6, 506.1-E7, 506.1-E8, 506.1-E9, 506.1-E10. Julie Farland moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes. none. Carried.

 

Marcia Tweeten reviewed the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and Annual Progress Report.

 

Lynn Osterkamp reviewed the 2008-2009 Annual Transportation Report.

 

Secretary Rollefson reported that the canvas of election had been received from the county auditor (see attached). After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the canvas of election. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Arlyn Midtgaard moved to approve the following for payment (see attached). Sandra Lillquist 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.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:55 P.M.

 

The meeting for the newly elected Board was called to order by Secretary Rollefson at 8:48 P.M. on September 15, 2009 in the District Office.

 

Secretary Rollefson gave the roll call, members present: Sandra Lillquist, Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Gary Ludwig, 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, Sandra Lillquist, Cindy Carter, Julie Farland and Gary Ludwig.

 

Cindy Carter nominated Dave Bartlett for president. Sandra Lillquist moved that nominations cease. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. Dave Bartlett was elected president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Susan Shaw nominated Cindy Carter for vice-president. Keila Buffington moved that nominations cease. Julie Farland 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.

 

Dave Bartlett reviewed dates, times and places for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors. After discussion, Gary Ludwig 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. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Dave Bartlett appointed the following Board Members to the following 2009-2010 standing committees:

Professional Staff Salary & Benefits - Cindy Carter & Julie Farland

Support Staff Salary & Benefits - Sandra Lillquist & Susan Shaw Administrative

Salary & Benefits Keila Buffington & Gary Ludwig

Calendar Committee - Dave Bartlett & Keila Buffington

District Advisory Board - Keila Buffington - Julie Farland

Hall of Fame - Cindy Carter & Gary Ludwig

Fund Raising - Keila Buffington

IASB Legislative Contact Person - Susan Shaw

Legislative Advocacy Committee - Susan Shaw & Julie Farland

County Compensation Board - Hancock - Dave Bartlett

Winnebago - Cindy Carter

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 606.2, 506.2, 506.2-E1, 506.3, 506.4, 506.5, 506.6, 506.7, 600, 601.1, 601.2, 601.3.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Winnebago County Empowerment Contract - Learning Connections. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the Transportation Guidelines (see attached). Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a Transportation Director Sharing Agreement with Garner-Hayfield. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the agreement. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed fund raising requests. Action was tabled to a later date. Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Annual Progress Report goals with the District Advisory and Advocacy Committee approving the goals. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the goals. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Parents brought to the Board a request to sanction Bowling as an official sport at the Forest City Community School District. After discussion, a committee will be set up to determine the feasibility of such a request.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:58 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM