Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - March 22, 2010

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on March 22, 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, Sandra Lillquist, Gary Ludwig, Susan Shaw, Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Julie Farland. Members absent: none.

 

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

 

Dave Bartlett 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: calendar, IASB, technology integration entry plan, Iowa Core Curriculum update.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the February 11, 2010 regular meeting and February 26, 2010 and March 4, 2010 special meetings, open enrollments and employment. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Linda Kesler - H S Sp Ed Asst. - resignation end of school year
Amy Lien - Food Service - resignation as of February 26, 2010
Zach Dillavou - M S Student Council - resignation
Mike Voet - 7th Girls Basketball - resignation
Mike Van Oort - Technology Integration Director
Mallory Lovik - Middle School Math
Katherine Kuehner - 6th Grade Teacher
Chad Moore - Assistant Boys Track 
Janelle Koch - M S Girls Track
Holly Gilbertson - H S Asst Softball

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed 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. Keila Buffington moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. 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 revenue purpose statement for the State Secure and Advanced Vision for Education Fund and the upcoming election.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of 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.

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2010-2011 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to continue the .33/1,000 Property, Plant and Equipment Levy for the 2010-2011 school year. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. Keila Buffington moved that the proposed budget for 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 be filed with the Board Secretary and the date of the hearing on said estimate be April 8, 2010 at 6:40 P.M. in the District Office and Notice of Hearing as required by law be published in the Forest City Summit on March 24, 2010. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of Forest City Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2010-2011 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the resolution. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids received for visitor bleachers for the football field. After discussion, Gary Ludwig move to approve the low bid from Built Rite Bleachers in the amount of $48,705. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Ken Baker and Board members reviewed recommended graduation requirement changes. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the recommendations. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a budget and student enrollment alignment plan with the Board. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve the plan. Julie Farland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Gary Ludwig 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). Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed Board Policy 406.10 - Work Rules. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist move to approve the policy. Gary Ludwig 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 8:14 P.M.


Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM