Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - April 12, 2011

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a hearing on the proposed 2011-2012 budget at 6:40 P.M. on April 12, 2011 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 12, 2011 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, Gary Ludwig, Sandra Lillquist. Members absent: Keila Buffington.

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

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

Steve Putz and Zach Dillavou gave their reports to the Board.

Keila Buffington arrived at 6:51 P.M.

Sup’t Lehmann reported to the board on the following items: update on the upcoming IASB Convention and other topics. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the March 14, 2011 regular meeting, March 22, 2011 Lighthouse meeting, April 7, 2011 special meeting, and employment. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

Ryan Eastvold – 10th Boys Basketball Coach – 2011-12 School Year 
Terri Markle – Resignation – Effective end of current school year 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 1000, 1001.1, 1001.2, 1001.3, 1001.1-3R1, 1001.1-3R2, 1001.4, 1001.5, 1001.5-R, 101.6. Julie Farland moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Cindy Carter 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 gave an update on the athletic facilities plan. 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2011-2012 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to adopt the budget as published on March 30, 2011 consisting of the General Fund of $12,115,820, Management Fund of $251,300, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $90,000, Activity Fund of $700,000, Capital Projects of $900,000, Schoolhouse Fund consisting of Bond and Interest of $300,000 and Nutrition Fund of $725,000. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Julie Farland, Keila Buffington, Susan Shaw, Cindy Carter, Sandra Lillquist, Gary Ludwig, Dave Bartlett. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed e-rate bids for telephone and internet services. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the bid from WCTA. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes; seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed food service bids received for the 2011-12 school year. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the bid from Martin Brothers in the amount of $9,393.06. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes; seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 1002.1, 1002.1-R1, 1002.1-R2, 1002.3, 1002.4. 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2009-2010 Forest City Community School District audit received from Burton E. Tracy & Co., P.C. with the Board. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the audit. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Instructional Support Levy Budget for the 2011-12 school year. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve the budget as presented. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes; seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed student fees for the 2011-2012 school year. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the student fees. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids received for a High School Auditorium Sound System. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the bid from R & D Industries for $94,100 to be paid from SILO funds. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. 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 for all of our sports programs. After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the sharing agreements. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. 

Carried. Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids received for the elementary roof section. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the bid from Midwest Roofing for $49,950 to be paid from SILO funds. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

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

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the following statements. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the ISCAP program for the 2011-2012 school year with the Board taking action on the following resolution. Keila Buffington moved to approve the resolution. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Gary Ludwig, Cindy Carter, Keila Buffington, Julie Farland, Sandra Lillquist, Dave Bartlett. Abstention: Susan Shaw Nayes: none. Carried.

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:28 P.M.

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