Forest City Board of Education

Regular & Organizational Meeting - September 19, 2011


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular and organizational meeting on August 19, 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 for Board Policy 606.2 – appropriate use of computers, computer network system and the internet. There were no individuals present for comments. After all 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, Gary Ludwig, Keila Buffington, Bruce Mielke, Sandra Lillquist, Cindy Carter. Members absent: none. 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. 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: student extra curricular report. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the August 8, 2011 regular meeting, lane changes, open enrollments and personnel. After discussion, Susan Shaw moved to approve all consent agenda items. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

Chad Moore – Ass’t Varsity Track – resignation 
Ryan Eastvold – 7th Ass’t Football – 1,084 
Zach Dillavou – 7th Volleyball – 1,446 
Kathy Montgomery – M S Football Cheerleading - 836

Lane Changes:

Melanie Westerberg – BA30 to BA45 
Mike Voet – BA30 to MA 
Kari Olson – BA30 to MA 
Jason Sopko – MA to MA15
Kris Reece – BA15 to BA30
Michelle Bunger – BA30 to BA45 
Amy Grunhovd – BA30 to BA45 
Kim Mollenhauer – BA30 to BA45 
Sonja Tiedman – BA30 to BA45 
Tami McInroy – MA15 to MA30
Kris Johnson – BA15 to BA30 
Emily Sopko – BA15 to BA30
Scott Jackson – BA30 to BA45 
Jeff Jerome – BA30 to MA

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 104.1, 104.2, 104.2-R1, 104.2-E1,104.2-E2, 104.2-E3, 401.1, 401.1-R, 401.2, 401.2-R1, 401.2-R2, 401.2-R3, 401.2-R4, 602, 602.1, 602.1-R, 602.1-E, 606.1, 702.11, 1006.1, 1006.1-R, 1007. Sandra Lillquist moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Keila Bufffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed an open enrollment transportation agreement with Clear Lake. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the agreement. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: seven Nays: none. Carried. 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2010-2011 Certified Annual Report. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the report. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2010-2011 Special Education Report. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the report. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2010-2011 Annual Transportation Report. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the report. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the following for payment. Susan Shaw seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 

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

Susan Shaw moved to adjourn the meeting. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:01 P.M. 

The meeting of the newly elected Board was called to order by Secretary Rollefson at 8:08 P.M. on September 19, 2011 in the District Office.

Secretary Rollefson administered the oath of office to the elected officers of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

Eric Kingland left at 8:12 P.M. 

Secretary Rollefson called for nominations for president of the Forest City Community School Board of Directors. 

Cindy Carter nominated Dave Bartlett for president. Keila Buffington moved that nominations cease. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Dave Bartlett was elected president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

President Bartlett called for nominations for vice-president of the Forest City Community School Board of Directors.

Sandra Lillquist nominated Cindy Carter for vice-president. Keila Buffington moved that nominations cease. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Cindy Carter was elected vice-president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors 

Dave Bartlett reviewed dates, times and places for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved the date, time and place for regular meetings to be the second Monday of each month at 6:45 P.M. in the District Office unless otherwise specified. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Dave Bartlett appointed the following Board members to the following 2011-2012 standing committees:

Professional Staff Salary & Benefits – Gary Ludwig & Cindy Carter 
Support Staff Salary & Benefits – Keila Buffington & Bruce Mielke 
Administrative Salary & Benefits – Eric Kingland & Sandra Lillquist 
Calendar Committee – Sandra Lillquist & Bruce Mielke 
District Advisory Board – Dave Bartlett & Gary Ludwig 
Hall of Fame – Cindy Carter & Gary Ludwig 
Fund Raising – Eric Kingland 
IASB Legislative Contact Person – Sandra Lillquist
County Compensation Board – Hancock – Dave Bartlett 
County Compensation Board – Winnebago - Cindy Carter

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 100,101,102,102.R1, 103, 103-E. 

Sup’t Lehmann and Keila Buffington reviewed the fundraising requests for the 2011-2012 school year. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the fundraising requests. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the 2012 Legislative Priorities. 

Nicole Lovik-Blaser reported to the Board on Forest City Dollars for Education. 

Sup’t Lehmann and the Board reviewed the possibility of purchasing the Cooper Building, contents and adjoining lot to the east for Administration Offices and Alternative High School facilities. After discussion Sandra Lillquist move to approve the purchase in the amount of 185,000.00 to be paid out of the Capital account. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 

Keila Buffington move to adjourn the meeting. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 P.M.

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