Forest City Board of Education

Reorganized Board Meeting - March 11, 2013

 

The Board of Directors of the Reorganized Board of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on March 11, 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, Eric Kingland, Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig.  Members absent: Keila Buffington.

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  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 items on the agenda.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the February 11, 2013 regular meeting and February 20, 2013 special meeting, open enrollment and personnel.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Shawn Miller – H S Guidance – 2013-2014

 

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 and Board members reviewed the bids for the baseball and softball field improvements.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the bids from Kiefer Specialty for the synthetic turf in in the amount of $276,710 and alternate #1 in the amount of $13,000, and the field base work to Peterson Companies in the amount of $359,553 and alternate #1 in the amount of $14,336.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed estimates for cement for the batting cages.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the low estimate from KR Construction in the amount of $13,202.45.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a second 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.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the policies as read.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and the Board reviewed upcoming facilities projects.  Eric Kingland excused himself at 5:59 P.M. and returned after discussions at 6:09 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Instructional Support Levy Budget for the 2013-2014 school year.  After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the budget as presented. Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Eagle Grove application to join the North Iowa Conference. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved the Forest City Community School District Board, pending approval of the Eagle Grove Board, and approval by a minimum of 6 of the 8 NIC schools, approve the written request of the Eagle Grove School District as a member of the North Iowa Conference, with full voting rights to begin July of 2013.  Should the Eagle Grove School board not approve the request of their school to join by a vote at their March, 2013 meeting it is understood the Eagle Grove School will not be considered a member of the NIC and the petition process to the NIC will need to re-initiated.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2013-2014 school year.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to continue the .33/1,000 Property, Plant and Equipment Levy for the 2013-2014 school year.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.  Pat Hobbs moved that the proposed budget for 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, Schoolhouse Fund consisting of Bond and Interest of $275,000 and Nutrition Fund of $715,000 be filed with the Board Secretary and the date of the hearing on said estimate be April 8, 2013 at 5:25 P.M. in the District Office and Notice of Hearing as required by law be published in the Forest City Summit on March 27, 2013.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:17 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM