Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - March 14, 2011


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on March 14, 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, Gary Ludwig, Keila Buffington, Sandra Lillquist, Susan Shaw, Cindy Carter, Julie Farland.  Members absent: none. 

Keila Buffington moved to approve the agenda.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: 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.

Sup’t Lehmann gave his report to the Board reporting on the following items: Lighthouse Project Agenda, Elmore or Rounds Process, Iowa Education Summit, IASB Safety Group, Drop-out/Graduation Rate, IASB Able Meetings.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the February 14, 2010 regular meeting and March 3, 2010 work session, open enrollments, employment.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Julie Farland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.
         Murray Anderson – Resignation – Head Wrestling
         Lynn Church – Resignation – Assistant Volleyball
         Katherine Kuehner – Assistant Girls Track – 2,463
         Lacy Jerome – Varsity Head Girls Volleyball – 4,205

Sup’t Lehmann gave a second reading of the following Board Policies: 903.1, 904.1, 904.1-R1, 904.1-R2, 904.1-E1, 904.1-E2, 904.1-E3, 904.1-E4, 904.1-E5, 904.1-E6, 904.1-E7, 904.1-E8.  After discussion, Susan Shaw move to approve the policies as read.  Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

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

Sup’t Lehmann gave an update on the Athletic Facilities plan.

Sup’t Lehmann gave an update on the Whole Grade Sharing agreement with Woden-Crystal Lake.

Sup’t Lehmann gave a second 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. 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2011-2012 school year.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to continue the .33/1,000 Property, Plant and Equipment Levy for the 2011-2012 school year.  Julie Farland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.  Sandra Lillquist moved that the proposed budget for 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  be filed with the Board Secretary and the date of the hearing on said estimate be April 12, 2010 at 6:40 P.M. in the District Office and Notice of Hearing as required by law be published in the Forest City Summit on March 30, 2011.  Julie Farland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of Forest City Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2011-2012 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.  After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the resolution.  Julie Farland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following amendment to the Whole Grade Sharing Agreement to read that we will share grades 6-12 as opposed to grades 5-12.  After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve the amendment.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a 28E agreement to share athletic facilities with Waldorf College.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the agreement.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed an equipment note for the 1:1 not to exceed $1,000,000 in School Equipment Purchase Notes, Series 2011.  After discussion, Julie Farland moved to approve the note.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  On a roll call vote: Ayes: Sandra Lillquist, Gary Ludwig, Susan Shaw, Keila Buffington, Cindy Carter, Julie Farland, Dave Bartlett.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

 

Resolution to Authorize the Sale and Issuance of School Equipment Purchase Notes, Series 2011

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following for payment (see attached).  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried. 

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

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:16 P.M.

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