Forest City Board of Education

Reorganized Board Meeting - February 11, 2013 

 

The Board of Directors of the Reorganized Board of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on February 11, 2013 at 5:30 P. M. in the District Office. 

 

The president announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing on the proposed specs for the baseball and softball field improvements.  There were no individuals present for comments.  There being no 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, Cindy Carter, Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington.  Members absent: Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig, Eric Kingland.  

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly board report discussing the IASB, at the Board table (Learning Modules), Chamber of Commerce membership. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the January 14, 2013 regular meeting and personnel.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

         Mike Voet – 7th Science Teacher 

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the results of the election for the Revenue Purpose Statement for State Secure and Advanced Vision for Education Fund election held on February 5, 2013. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the specs for the baseball and softball field improvements.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the specs the this project.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes four.  Nays: none.  Carried 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed Board Policy 502.9 – Graduation Requirements.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the policy as read.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

Board members discussed the appointment of a Superintendent for the newly reorganized Forest City Community School District effective July 1, 2013.  Keila Buffington moved to appoint Darwin Lehmann as Superintendent for the newly reorganized Forest City CSD effective July 1, 2013 and to acknowledge and adopt Darwin Lehmann’s currently existing contract with the Forest City CSD as its own.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

Board members discussed the appointment of Steve Rollefson as Board Secretary/Business Manager/Treasurer for the newly reorganized Forest City CSD effective July 1, 2013.  Keila Buffington to appoint Steve Rollefson as Board Secretary/Business Manager/Treasurer for the newly reorganized Forest City CSD effective July 1, 2013 and to state the Board’s intention to offer him a contract for 2013-2014 after recommendations are submitted to the Board regarding administrative salaries for next year.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the WCDA budget for the 2013-2014 school year.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the budget. Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the Director Districts as provided by the University of Iowa due to reorganization and the census of 2010.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the Director Districts as provided.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Carried.         

 

Sup’t Lehmann and board members reviewed a transition plan for the election of directors.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the transition plan for election.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following board policies: 201.9 – Director Districts for Board Members, 201.9-E - Director Districts for Board Members, 1008.1 and 1008.1-E. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann and board members reviewed a School Funding Resolution.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the resolution.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.   Carried. 

 

Cindy Carter move to adjourn the meeting.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:36 P.M. 


Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM