Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - June 13, 2011


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on June 13, 2011 at 6:45 P. M. in the District Office.

 

This being the time and place specified for a public hearing on the proposal to enter into a Purchase Agreement, the President called for any written or oral objections there being none the President declared the hearing closed.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the president, Dave Bartlett.

 

Members present: Dave Bartlett, Sandra Lillquist, Cindy Carter, Keila Buffington, Gary Ludwig. Members absent: Susan Shaw.

 

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

 

Dave Bartlett discussed with the Board that Bruce Mielke would be willing to be appointed to the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to appoint Bruce Mielke to fill the position vacated by Julie Farland. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: 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 reports to the Board on their respective buildings.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: IASB Membership, ISFIS Membership, Governor’s Education Summit, 2012 Legislative Priorities, Redistricting for School Board Members, calendar changes for 2011-2012.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the May 9, 2011 regular meeting and the May 16, 2011 and June 3, 2011 special meetings, open enrollments and personnel. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

Ryan Smith – Sp Education Teacher 
Shawn Keeper – Sp Ed Assistant – Resignation 
Stephanie Zeman – Sp Ed Assistant – Resignation 
Holly Gilbertson – V B Practice Coach - Resignation

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 1003.1, 1003.2, 1003.3, 1003.4. Keila Buffington moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the milk and bread bids for the 2011-2012 school year. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the following low bids received from the following vendors; Anderson & Erickson milk bid and Sara Lee bread bid. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Chad Moore reviewed the possibility of approving bowling as long as we can find a suitable certified coach. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approving bowling as long as we can find a suitable certified coach. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed a Memorandum of Understanding: Iowa Department of Public Health Youth Mentoring Grant. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the Memorandum of Understanding. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Resolution Directing the Sale of $348,325 School Equipment Purchase Note, Series 2011. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved that the Resolution Directing the Sale of $348,325 School Equipment Purchase Note, Series 2011 be placed on file and approved. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. The roll was called and the vote was: Ayes: Cindy Carter, Gary Ludwig, Sandra Lillquist, Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Dave Bartlett. Nays: none.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the form of Tax Exemption Certificate. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved that the form of Tax Exemption Certificate be placed on file and approved. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. The roll was called and the vote was: Ayes: Cindy Carter, Gary Ludwig, Sandra Lillquist, Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Dave Bartlett. Nays: none.

 

RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE SALE OF $348,325 SCHOOL EQUIPMENT PURCHASE NOTE, SERIES 2011

 

WHEREAS, the School District has arranged for the sale of these Bonds to Manufacturer’s Bank and Trust Company, Forest City, Iowa at a purchase price of $348,325, plus accrued interest to date of delivery: After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved the sale of these Bonds to Manufacturers Bank and Trust Company, Forest City, Iowa at a purchase price of $348,325, plus accrued interest to date of delivery. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. The roll was called and the vote was: Ayes: Sandra Lillquist, Cindy Carter, Gary Ludwig, Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Dave Bartlett. Nays: none.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of 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.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed an agreement with the Iowa Association for Educational Purchasing. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the agreement. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a cooperative wrestling agreement with North Iowa Community School. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the agreement. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Ken Kasper provided the Board an overview of the Alternative School Program.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed with Board members how the Rotary Corner Funds were spent.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the SAI mentoring and induction plan and recommended approval for the 2011-2012 school year. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the plan. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following for payment. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following statements. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sandra Lillquist moved to adjourn the meeting. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:02 P.M.

 

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