Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - January 9, 2012


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on January 9, 2012 at 6:45 P. M. at the District Office. 

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

Members present: Dave Bartlett, Cindy Carter, Bruce Mielke, Sandra Lillquist, Gary Ludwig. Members absent: Keila Buffington, Eric Kingland. 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nayes: none. Carried.

Co-curricular speech students gave a short presentation for the Board. 

Keila Buffington arrived at 6:51 P.M. 

Steve Putz, Ken Baker, Zach Dillavou, and Chad Moore gave their monthly report to the Board. 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his report to the Board reporting on the following items: schedule for January meetings, Iowa Blue Print, flipping a classroom. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the December 12, 2011 regular meeting, open enrollments and employment. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve all consent agenda items. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Mary Brouwer – Food Service 
Murray Anderson – M S Asst. Wrestling 
Brian Hovenga – Asst. H S Boys Track 
Rod DeVries – resignation May 31, 2012 – H S Science
Judy Berry – resignation – Superintendent Secretary 
Colin Fjetland – resignation - Transportation


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

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Whole Grade Sharing agreement and reorganization process with Woden-Crystal Lake. 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board Policies: 201.1, 201.2, 201.3, 201.4, 201.5, 201.6, 201.7, 201.8. Cindy Carter moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays. none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the shared athletic facilities and an updated schedule that has been set for phase II. 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed updated school bus specifications. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the specifications as reviewed. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 202.1, 202.1E, 202.2, 202.3, 202.4, 202.5, 202.6, 202.7, 202.8, and 202.10. 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the opportunity for public input to the Board to provide us any feedback regarding reorganization. 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed SILO/ISL time lines. 

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

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

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

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 P.M. The board went into exempt session to discuss negotiation strategy.

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