Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - January 10, 2011


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on January 10, 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 calendar for the 2011-2012 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, Susan Shaw, Cindy Carter, Julie Farland, Keila Buffington, Sandra Lillquist, Gary Ludwig.  Members absent: none. 

Cindy Carter 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.

Mr. Baker reviewed graduation requirements for the High School and adding Computer Applications II as a graduation requirement.  After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the requirement.  Susan Shaw seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann gave his report to the Board reporting on the following items: Data Day, Legislative updates.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the December 12, 2010 regular meeting, 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.
         Rod DeVries – resignation – Soph Boy’s Basketball 
         Rod DeVries – resignation – Asst Boy’s Track

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

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

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board Policies: 902.1, 902.2, 902.3, 902.4, 902.6, 902.7, 902.8, 902.9, 902.10, 902.11, 902.11-R, 902.12        

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed SILO/ISL time lines.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed soil boring bids.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the bid from Terracon in the amount of $2,700.  Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed E-rate bid specifications for the 2011-2012 school year.  After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the specifications.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed an iCat Grant and being a partner with the City of Forest City for this application.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve being a partner.  Susan Shaw seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed wireless quotes for the district.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the low bid from Aercor in the amount of $47,467.95.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried. 

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

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

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the proposed 2011-2012 school calendar.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve calendar (see attached).  Julie Farland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

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

The meeting adjourned at 7:41 P.M.

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