Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - July 17, 2013

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on July 17, 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, Bruce Mielke, Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig, Keila Buffington Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter.  Members absent: none. 

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda.  Keila Buffington 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 report to the Board, discussing the following items: Blue Stars letter, summer food program, IASB convention, Dave Arndt letter, raydon testing, ISFIS conference, Alternative School Data, 3M donation of mobile projectors, 3M grant for high school.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the June 10, 2013 regular meeting, open enrollments and personnel.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Sherri Jones – Preschool Teacher – 41,902

         Scott Jackson – 5day Contract Extension – 51,710

         Brian Hovenga – Asst Football Coach – 3,055

         Elizabeth Pedersen – 7th Volleyball – 1,605

         Sherri Jones – Preschool Teacher – resignation end of school year

         Kristin Peterson – Basketball Cheerleading – resignation

         Dennis Gilbertson – Softball – resignation

         Lindsey Schnebley – Asst Volleyball – resignation

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 400, 401.1, 401.1-R1, 401.2, 401.2-R1, 401.2-R2, 401.2-R3, 401.2-R4, 401.3, 401.4.  After discussion, Cindy Carter move to approve the policies as read.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.   Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.        

 

Sup’t Lehmann discussed the need to appoint Level I, Alternate Level I and Level II Investigators.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to appoint Dan Davis as Level I Investigator, Tom Montgomery as Alternate Level I Investigator and Kathy Collins as Level II Investigator.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Bruce Mielke moved to appoint Steven J. Rollefson as the School Board Secretary/Treasurer for the 2013-2014 school year.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Cindy Carter moved to appoint Jim Hanks as the School Board Attorney for the 2013-2014 school year.  Gary Ludwing seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson set the depository bank as Manufacturer’s Bank and Trust with a depository limit of $5,000,000.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the depository (see attached).  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Abstain: Eric Kingland  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the middle school handbook for the 2013-14 school year.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the handbook.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and the Board reviewed the Professional Development Plan for 2013-2014. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the plan.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.        

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Nutrition Department end of the year report.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed a resolution authorizing issuance of individual procurement cards to be used for the purchase of technology only. After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the resolution.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a resolution and notice of proposal to sell property (Woden Ball Field) & public hearing. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the resolution and public hearing.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the transportation guidelines for the 2013-2014 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the guidelines.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed reciprocal open enrollment transportation agreements with the following school districts for the 2013-2014 school year, Garner-Hayfield, Lake Mills, Central Springs, Algona, Titonka two (2) miles, Clear Lake one (1) mile, West Hancock four(4) miles, North Iowa three (3) miles  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the agreements.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson recommended the board approve notice of consideration of proposal to continue participation in the instructional support program. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the proposal.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed legislative resolutions for the 2014 legislative session.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bid specs for a 2014 Suburban. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the specs.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following for payment (see attached).  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Abstain: Eric Kingland  Carried. 

 

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

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:32 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM