Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - April 8, 2010

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a hearing on the proposed 2010-2011 budget at 6:40 P.M. on April 8, 2010 at the District Office. Dave Bartlett asked if there were any oral or written objections. There were no oral or written objections. After discussion, Dave Bartlett declared the hearing closed.

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on April 8, 2010 at 6:45 P. M. in the District Office.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the president, Dave Bartlett.

 

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

 

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

 

Dave Bartlett gave the President’s report and additional comments to the Board.

 

Chad Moore gave his monthly report to the Board.

 

Keila Buffington left at 7:22 P.M.

Sup’t Lehmann reported to the board on the following items: WCTL update, academic banquet, wind turbine update, shared services, N. I. collaborative meeting.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the March 22, 2010 regular meeting, open enrollments and employment. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve all consent agenda items. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.
Dusty Meyn - Course work to teach Economics

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 604.8, 604.9, 605.1, 605.2, 605.2-R1, 605.3, 605.4, 605.4-R1, 605.4-E1, 605.4-E2, 605.4-E3, 605.5, 605.6, 605.6-R1, 606.1, 606.2, 606.2-E1. Julie Farland moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes. none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed Legislative priorities and current legislative action that impacts K-12 education.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and the Board reviewed the election results for the State Secure and Advanced Vision for Education Fund and the upcoming election.

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2010-2011 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to adopt the budget as published on March 24, 2010 consisting of the General Fund of $12,000,000, Management Fund of $250,000, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $85,000, Activity Fund of $700,000, Capital Projects of $900,000, Schoolhouse Fund consisting of Bond and Interest of $300,000 and Nutrition Fund of $725,100. Julie Farland seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Julie Farland, Susan Shaw, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Gary Ludwig, Dave Bartlett. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the ISCAP program for the 2010-2011
school year with the Board taking action on the following resolution (see attached). Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the resolution. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Gary Ludwig, Susan Shaw, Cindy Carter, Julie Farland, Sandra Lillquist, Dave Bartlett. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 700, 701, 701.1, 701.2, 701.2-R, 701.3, 701.4, 701.5.

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2008-2009 Forest City Community School District audit received from Burton E. Tracy & Co., P.C. with the Board. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the audit. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t and Board members discussed National Teacher Appreciation Week on May 3 - 9, 2010.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids received for the High School HVAC Controls. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the low bid from Johnson Controls in the amount of $96,994 . Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids received for the Middle School Roof. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the low bid from Mid West Roofing in the amount of $96,800 . Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a cooperative sharing agreement with Mason City Community Schools for Boys and Girls Swimming and Woden-Crystal Lake - Titonka for Band, Chorus, Wrestling, Track. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the sharing agreement. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Susan Shaw moved to approve the following for payment (see attached). Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed district participation in the NWEA Maps assessment and MISIC program. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the participation. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed student fees for the 2010-2011 school year (see attached). After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the student fees. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:18 P.M.

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM