Forest City Board of Education

Reorganized Board Meeting - April 8, 2013


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a hearing on the proposed 2013-2014 budget at 5:25 P.M. on April 8, 2013 at the District Office.  Dave Bartlett asked if there were any oral or written objections.  There were no oral or written objections.  After discussion, Dave Bartlett declared the hearing closed.

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a hearing on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated total cost of the elementary school loading/drop –off zone modifications, elementary school entrance, elementary classroom doors and elementary vestibule at 5:30 P.M. on April 8, 2013 at the District Office.  Dave Bartlett asked if there were any oral or written objections.  There were no oral or written objections.  After discussion, Dave Bartlett declared the hearing closed.

 

The Board of Directors of the Reorganized Board of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on April 8, 2013 at 5:30 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, Cindy Carter, Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Eric Kingland, Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig.  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.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly board report commenting on the middle school musical, IHSAA letter, Jim Hanks memo (board member conflict of interest guidance).

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the March 11, 2013 regular meeting and March 25, 2013 special meeting, open enrollment and personnel.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Lindsey Schnebly – resignation – M S Teacher/Assistant 

         Rick DeVries – resignation – Set Building 

         Kevin Bunger – resignation – Set Building 

         Chad Moore – resignation – H S Asst Principal/Athletic    Director 

         Allison Moore – resignation – Elem/M S Counselor

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the action plan and time line for the reorganization transition.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reported on the North Iowa Conference regarding the area of conference expansion.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the equipment breakdown insurance program.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve participation in the program.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none. Abstentions Keila Buffington. 

 

Eric Kingland excused himself at 5:53 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the plans and specs for the elementary improvements.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the plans and specs.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Eric Kingland returned at 6:00 P.M.

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2013-2014 school year.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to adopt the budget as published on March 27, 2013 consisting of the General Fund of $12,750,000, Management Fund of $300,000, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $150,000, Activity Fund of $700,000, Capital Projects of $2,000,000, Bond and Interest of $275,000 and Nutrition Fund of $715,000.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  On a roll call vote, Ayes: Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig, Dave Bartlett.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Supt Lehmann reviewed Dairy and Bakery bid requirements.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the requirements.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed student fees for the 2013-2014 school year.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the student fees.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 404.2, 402.15 and 506.1.  Cindy Carter moved to adopt the policies as read.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays. none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed cooperative sharing agreements for swimming/diving with Mason City and wrestling with North Iowa.  Bruce Mielke moved to approve the cooperative sharing.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed a start date waiver request.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the request.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  On a roll call vote Ayes: Eric Kingland, Bruce Mielke, Cindy Carter, Keila Buffington, Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig, Dave Bartlett.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Eric Kingland excused himself at 6:21 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann discussed with Board members the possibility of purchasing another wind turbine.

 

Eric Kingland returned at 6:31 P.M.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:32 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM