Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - March 19, 2012


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on March 19, 2012 at 6:40 P. M. in the District Office.

 

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing on the specs and plans for Phase II Shared Facilities Plan with Waldorf College. There were no individuals present for comments. After 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, Gary Ludwig, Keila Buffington, Sandra Lillquist, Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Bruce Mielke. Members absent: none.

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. 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.

 

Cindy Carter left at 6:54 P.M.

 

Ken Baker reviewed changes for graduation starting with the 2012-2013 freshman class changing from 7 to 8 credits in Physical/Health Education. After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the changes for graduation. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his report to the Board reporting on the following items: Lead Forward Conference, thank you cards, calendar of events.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the February 13, 2012 regular meeting, open enrollments, and employment. After discussion, Bruce Meilke moved to approve all consent agenda items. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nayes: none. Carried.

Abbie Marsh – H S Family Consumer Science 
Jessica Machin – H S Biology
Josh VanDenHul – H S Physical Science/Physical Education 
Steve Staudt – M S Girls Track
Josh VanDenHul – 9th Football 
Mary Brouwer – Food Service – Resignation

 

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

 

Cindy Carter returned at 7:27 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave an update on the Whole Grade Sharing agreement with Woden-Crystal Lake and sharing contracts for Steve Putz, Daryl Heimer, and Darwin Lehmann.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a second reading of the following Board Policies: 203, 203.1, 203.2, 203.3, 203.4, 203.5. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist move to approve the policies as read. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members began reviewing the Site Visit report from the State.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board Policies: 204.1, 204.2, 204.2-R, 204.4, 704.2-R1, 803.1, 803.1-R.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed Phase II of Shared Athletic Facility Project.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the SILO budget schedule and projections.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the bids for Phase II Shared Athletic Facility Project. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the low bids of $429,432.00 from Peterson Companies for grading, base and drainage construction, and $288,897.00 from Midwest Field Turf for synthetic turf installation. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the non-certified and administrative salaries for the 2012-2013 school year with an issue date of March 20, 2012 and a return date of April 10, 2012 . After discussion Keila Buffington moved to approve the non-certified and administrative salaries for the 2012-2013 school year. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following sharing agreements: whole grade sharing with Woden/Crystal Lake Community, boys swimming with Mason City Community, sports, band and choir with Woden-Crystal Lake Community, and wrestling with North Iowa Community. After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the sharing agreements. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed Instructional Support Levy Budget for the 2012-13 school year. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the budget as presented. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the bid from Apple Computers for the 1to1 for the High School in the amount of $542,931.00 to be paid from the Capital Projects Account. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the bid from Apple Computers. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Redistricting Director District Boundaries Resolution Census. After discussion, Sandra Lillquist moved to approve the redistricting as presented. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2012-2013 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to continue the .33/1,000 Property, Plant and Equipment Levy for the 2012-2013 school year. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Cindy Carter moved that the proposed budget for the General Fund of $12,000,000, Management Fund of $300,000, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $100,000, Activity Fund of $700,000, Capital Projects of $1,200,000, 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 9, 2012 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 28, 2012. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of Forest City Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2012-2013 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa. After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the resolution. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed quotes for lighting at the Waldorf College Football/Soccer complex. After discussion, Keila Buffington move to approve the low quote from Musco Lighting in the amount of $114,600 to be paid out of Capital Projects. Gary Ludwig seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed quotes for electric work at the Waldorf College Football/Soccer complex. After discussion, Gary Ludwig move to approve the low quote from Gullickson Electric in the amount of $44,223 to be paid out of Capital Projects. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Eric Kingland moved to approve the following for payment. Sandra Lillquist seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following statements. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:55 P.M.

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