Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - May 9, 2011


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on May 9, 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, Sandra Lillquist, Susan Shaw, Cindy Carter, Gary Ludwig. Members absent: Julie Farland, Keila Buffington. 

Susan Shaw moved to approve the agenda. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sandy Wagner and Claudia Tillman presented each Board member a card of thanks from the Forest City Education Association for School Board recognition week of May 9, 2011. 

Ray Beebe and Board members reviewed a K-12 mentoring program for the Forest City Community School District. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the mentoring program. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: 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 upcoming items.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the April 11, 2011 regular meeting and April 25, 2011 and May 5, 2011 special meetings, open enrollments and personnel. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

Steve Staudt – Head Wrestling Coach 
Dan Meyer – Spring Play
Brad Bengtson – Asst Football Coach

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 1002.1, 1002.1-R1, 1002.1-R2, 1002.3, 1002.4. Susan Shaw moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried. 

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

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 1003.1, 1003.2, 1003.3, 1003.4. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the bid received for the Middle School roof from Mid-West Roofing Company in the following amount $94,500. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the bid from Mid-West Roofing Company. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the recommendations for the 2011-2012 Hall of Fame. The nominations are Alice Lewellen and Linda Mekelburg. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the recommendations. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the milk and bread specs for the 2011-2012 school year. After discussion, Sandra Lillqusit moved to approve the specs. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2011 list of Forest City Community High School graduates pending the completion of the requirements established by the Forest City Community School District Board of Education. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve the list upon completion of the requirements. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed a request to sanction a bowling team for the Forest City Community School District. No action was taken at this time. 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed transportation guidelines for the 2011-2012 school year (see addendum below). After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the guidelines. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the continuing sharing agreement for Business Manager with the Woden Crystal Lake Community School District in the amount of 19,703.96 for the 2011-12 school year. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the continuing sharing agreement for Transportation Director with the Garner-Hayfield Community School District in the amount of 12,420.00 for the 2011-12 school year. 

Board members reviewed administrative contracts for the 2011-2012 school year. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve the contracts. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried. 

After reviewing the monthly bills Susan Shaw moved to approve the following for payment. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried. 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the following statements. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried. 

Sandra Lillquist moved to adjourn the meeting. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:06 P.M.

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

Board went into closed session to evaluate the superintendent.

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation Addendum

 

2011-2012 Transportation Guidelines due to Cost of Fuel

 

The following chart will be the guidelines for the Forest City CSD to follow as we

track the cost of fuel and provide our student services.

 

1. Cost of Diesel = $3.80 per gallon

The Forest City CSD will implement the following guidelines:

  • All activities need to consolidate transportation to events.
  • Sharing with all districts when going to events.
  • Local field trips not keeping bus drivers @ the event during duration (Decrease in salary).
  • Scouting/PD pay mileage vs driving a suburban whenever possible.

 

2. Cost of Diesel = $4.10 per gallon

The Forest City CSD will implement the following guidelines:

  • No scrimmages for athletic teams.
  • No local field trips funded by General Fund (Transportation) Dollars.

 

3. Cost of Diesel = $4.40 per gallon

The Forest City CSD will implement the following guidelines:

  • No field trips - The Elementary field trip (Iowa Living History Farms) & Middle School trip (Guthrie Theatre) will be kept for their educational value.

 

Suburban (8 plus driver) $ .24/mile Fuel – No labor

Bus $. 57/mile Fuel plus labor ($11.25 - $11.50 per hour)