Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - February 11, 2010

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on February 11, 2010 at 6:45 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 2010-201 school year. There were no individuals present for comments. After discussion, President, Dave Bartlett declared the hearing closed.

 

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

 

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

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: four. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

Susan Shaw arrived at 6:50 P.M.

 

Speech students gave a short presentation to the Board.

 

Gary Ludwig arrived at 7:17 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehman and Daryl Heimer reviewed the use of emergency routes if they would become necessary at any given time in the future. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the use of emergency routes. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Ken Baker reviewed Senior Year Plus requirements for the Forest City High School. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the proposal. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Ken Baker and Zach Dillavou 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, Farm Bureau meetings, para-educator recognition, Think Iowa First, review community meeting, Light House Project.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the January 14, 2010 regular meeting and January 12, 2010 and February 2, 2010 special meetings, open enrollments and employment. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Justin Metz - High School Vocal - Resignation end of school year

Kris Anderson - reduce contract one hour for the rest of the year

Steve Kappos - Technology Coordinator

Ken Kasper - Head Track Coach - 3,415

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 603.9, 603.9-R1, 603.9-R2, 603.9-R3, 603.9-R4, 603.9-R5, 603.10, 603.11. Keila Buffington moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Julie Farland 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 gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 604, 604.1, 604.1-R1, 604.1-R2, 604.2, 604.3, 604.4, 604.5, 604.6, 604.6-R.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the WCDA grant amount and proposed budget for the 2010-2011 school year. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the budget. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed a negotiation’s agreement with administrators for the 2010-2011 school year. The agreement would be for a 0% salary increase with an issue date of March 15, 2010 and a return date of April 5, 2010. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the agreement. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed a revenue purpose statement and the ordering of an election on the revenue purpose statement to authorize expenditures from the State Secure and Advanced Vision for Education Fund (see attached). After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the revenue purpose statement and ordering of an election. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: Gary Ludwig, Cindy Carter, Susan Shaw, Julie Farland, Keila Buffington, Dave Bartlett. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids for a 6230 John Deere tractor. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the low bid from Ernie Williams Ltd. in the amount of $35,074.26. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2010-2011 school calendar (see attached). After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the calendar. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bus bids. Action was tabled to a later date.

 

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

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids for two pieces of equipment for the Food Service department. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following low bids from Reinhart for a commercial microwave $1,175 and a hot food three compartment serving unit $2,683. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a coop sharing agreement with Woden-Crystal Lake Community School for boys and girls track for the 2009-2010 school year. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the agreement. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:52 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM