Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - December 12, 2011


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on December 12, 2011 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 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. There were no individuals present for comments. There being no 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, Bruce Mielke, Cindy Carter. Members absent: Sandra Lillquist, Gary Ludwig, Eric Kingland. 

Keila Buffington moved to approve the agenda. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: four. Nays: none. Carried. 

Eric Kingland arrived at 6:50 P.M. 

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

Steve Putz, Ken Baker and Zach Dillavou gave their monthly reports to the Board. 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his report to the Board discussing the following items: IASB award, AEA services and other items. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the November 14, 2011 regular meeting, open enrollments and employment. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve all consent agenda items. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

Nicole Determann – resignation – custodian 
Jeff Jerome – resignation – 9th football 
DeAnn Evans – nutrition department 
Charles Fraust – Bowling Coach


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


Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed time lines for Forest City/Woden Crystal Lake reorganization process, the sharing of Rick Engel to do the legal work for to move us down the road to reorganization and the potential of any future sharing agreements. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve Rick Engel to do the reorganization legal work. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 200, 200.1, 602.10, 702.13. Cindy Carter moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed a letter from Sup’t Lehmann, Dave Bartlett, Waldorf President Dr. Bob Alsop and Robert Mayes to extend the project between Waldorf College and Forest City Community School District from three years to four. Before discussion on this item Eric Kingland excused himself. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the extension. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: four. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 201.1, 201.2, 201.3, 201.4, 201.5, 201.6, 201.7,201.8. 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the plan. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann, Secretary Rollefson, Dave Bartlett and Keila Buffington shared results of the audit exit interview. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the modified allowable growth for the At-Risk program not to exceed the amount of $360,269. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the request for modified allowable growth. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried. 

Bus specs were tabled to a later date. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed New Tech High a Project Based Learning Environment at Clear Lake Community and Mason City Community School Diatricts. Eric Kingland Moved to allow Mr. Baker to monitor progress of this initiative and join if we are comfortable with this program. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann provided information on the Department of Education Site Visit. 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following for payment. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried. 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following statements. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried. 

Cindy Carter moved to adjourn the meeting. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M. 

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