Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - December 9, 2013

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on December 9, 2013 at 6:30 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, Gary Ludwig, Pat Hobbs. Members absent: Eric Kingland. 

 

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

 

Dave Bartlett gave the President’s report and additional comments to the Board.

 

Mike VanOort reported to the Board.

 

Mark Jenkins and two students reported to the Board on Engineering I and II at the High School.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reported to the Board on the following: strategic planning process, calendar committee update.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the November 11, 2013 regular meeting, and personnel.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve all consent agenda items. Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Vince McGee – Asst Boys Track – resignation

         Mike Voet – MS Boys Basketball practice 

         Scott Jackson – MS Boys Basketball practice 

         Vince McGee – MS Girls Track 

         Steve Gerhardt – Asst Boys Track 

         Allyson Wilson – Asst Varsity Softball 

         Heather Welch – Elem Paraprofessional 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the High School Loading Dock, Entry plans and Phase IV Shared Facilities Plans.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed IASB legislative priorities.                 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed where we are at with the potential sale of the Crystal Lake building.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 402.10, 402.10-E1, 402.10-E2, 402.10-E3, 402.10-E4, 404.3, 404.3-R1, 404.4, 404.5, 404.6, 404.7, 404.7-R, 404.8, 404.8-R.  Pat Hobbs moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the At-Risk Modified Allowable Growth request.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the request as presented with flexibility to change if necessary.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed specs for a new bus.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the specs as presented.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Scott Bertelsen and a student updated the Board on the speech activities for the school year.

 

Brad Jones reviewed a sports marketing program that would display student information and advertise local business.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the marketing concept.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

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

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a resolution for Transfer of Funds Due to Reorganization.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to allow Sup’t Lehmann to sign off on the Woden-Crystal Lake Community School District accounts and transfer the funds to the Forest City Community School District accounts with Manufacturers Bank & Trust.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  On a roll call vote Ayes: Pat Hobbs, Cindy Carter, Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Gary Ludwig, Dave Bartlett.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Cindy Carter moved to adjourn the meeting.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:25 P.M.

 

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