Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - November 8, 2010

 

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

 

Keila Buffington moved to approve the agenda. Cindy Carter 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 report to the Board.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his report to the Board discussing the following items: FCEA letter requesting to bargain, IASB Convention.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the October 11, 2010 regular meeting, and October 20 work session, open enrollments and employment. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve all consent agenda items. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Scott Jackson – Middle School Basketball Practice – 700 
Carolyn Frakes – Co-Head Basketball Cheerleading – 1,315 
Kristene Peterson - Co-Head Basketball Cheerleading – 1,315
Carmen Knudtson – Elementary Sp Ed Associate – 6,510 
Dan Rosacker – Assistant Football – resignation upon finding a suitable replacement 
Scott Bertlesen – Spring Play Director – resignation upon finding a suitable replacement by February 1, 2011

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 205.2, 803.9, 803.10, 804.1, 804.2, 804.3, 804.4, 805.1, 805.2, 806.1, 806.2, 806.3. Gary Ludwig moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed our checklist for the transition with our Whole Grade Sharing agreement with Woden-Crystal Lake.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 900, 901.1, 901.2, 901.3, 901.4, 901.5, 901.6, 901.7, 901.8, 901.9, 901.10, 901.10-R.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed with Board members the Education Jobs Fund. After discussion, it was moved by Director Cindy Carter and seconded by Director Sandra Lillquist that the following Resolution was approved. Roll Call Vote: Ayes: Gary Ludwig, Susan Shaw, Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Julie Farland, Sandra Lillquist, Dave Bartlett. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Whereas, the Forest City Community School District expects to receive approximately two hundred forty-five thousand, five hundred twenty-two dollars ($245,522) as its share of a new federal initiative known as the Educational Jobs Act of 2010, and

 

Whereas, Districts are required to allocate these funds towards compensation and benefits and other expenses, such as support services, necessary to retain existing employees, to recall or rehire former employees, and to hire new employees, in order to provide early childhood, elementary, or secondary educational and related services at the school building level, and

 

Whereas, the Board seeks to allocate these limited resources in compliance with the mandate under which they were provided; Resolved: The Forest City Community School District will apply all funds received through the Federal Education Jobs program in the following manner:

 

All funds will be applied by the District to provide for staff salaries and benefits at the Elementary and High School Buildings during Fiscal Year 2010-2011 and will be used toward filling the portion of state aid that has not been funded by the State of Iowa through the 2010-2011 school funding formula.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a Shared Facilities Project with Waldorf College and the City of Forest City. After the presentation, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the shared facilities project as presented (see attached). Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Naye: Susan Shaw. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented an overview of the certified enrollment numbers. The final enrollment numbers are 25.39 less than the previous year.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bid specifications for a Suburban. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the bid specifications to purchase a suburban. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

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

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following statements (see attached). 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 8:36 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President 
Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM