Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - July 11, 2011


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on July 11, 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, Bruce Mielke, Sandra Lillquist, Susan Shaw, Cindy Carter, Keila Buffington. Members absent: Gary Ludwig. 

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

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

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: IASB Better Boardsmanship Credits, update on facility projects. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the June 13, 2011 regular meeting and June 16 special meeting, open enrollments and personnel. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve all consent agenda items. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

Anne Bakke – H S Family Consumer Science – 30,000 
Anne Bakke – resignation end of 2011-12 school year 
Tammy Dillavou - .5 FTE Preschool Teacher – 14,265 
Tammy Dillavou – resignation end of 2011-12 school year 
Andrew Hunt – resignation H S assistant

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 1004.1, 1004.1-E1, 1004.1-E2, 1004.1R, 1004.1-R2, 1004.2, 1004.3, 1004.4, 1004.4-E, 1004.5, 1004.5E, 1004.6, 1004.7, 1004.08, 1003.3. Susan Shaw moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the legislative session and the impact on PK-12 education. 

Sup’t Lehmann, Dave Bartlett and Cindy Carter reviewed the sharing arrangements with Woden-Crystal Lake and the topics of discussion at their recent joint meeting. 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 802.10, 1005.1, 1005.2, 1005.3, 1005-4R, 1005.5. 

Sup’t Lehmann discussed the need to appoint Level I, Alternate Level I and Level II Investigators. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to appoint Dan Davis as Level I Investigator, Tom Montgomery as Alternate Level I Investigator and Doug Jensen as Level II Investigator. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sandra Lillquist moved to appoint Steven J. Rollefson as the School Board Secretary/Treasurer for the 2011-2012 school year. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sandra Lillquist moved to appoint Jim Hanks as the School Board Attorney for the 2011-2012 school year. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Secretary Rollefson set the depository bank as Manufacturer Bank and Trust with a depository limit of $5,000,000. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the depository (see attached). Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Iowa Core Curriculum and Professional Development Plan for the 2011-2012 school year. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a proposal from Edline for the next three years in the amount of 14,998.80. This website package provides a course management system for students and staff and will improve communication with students and parents. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve the proposal. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed reciprocal Open Enrollment Transportation Agreements with the following school districts for the 2011-2012 school year, Garner-Hayfield, Ventura, Clear Lake, Woden-Crystal Lake, North Iowa, Lake Mills and Central Springs. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the agreement allowing a two (2) mile maximum for buses to enter each other’s district. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

After reviewing the monthly bills, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following for payment (see attached). Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following statements (see attached). Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:11 P.M.

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