Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - October 14, 2013

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on October 14, 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, Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig.  Members absent: Keila Buffington, Eric Kingland. 

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Eric Kingland arrived at 6:32 P.M.

 

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

 

Mike VanOort, Steve Putz and Ken Baker gave their reports to the Board.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: IASB Employee Relations Conference, thank you card, IASB Convention.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the September 9, 2013 regular meeting, open enrollment requests, and employment.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Julie DeVries – Guidance Secretary – resignation

         Glenda Keough – Nutrition Director

         Steve Gerhardt – 5/7 Sp Ed Teacher

         Robin Aberg – Guidance Secretary

 

Eric Kingland excused himself at 7:16 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed Phase III Facilities, Elementary Facility and Phase IV Facilities Process.

 

Eric Kingland returned at 7:25 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Gary Ludwig reviewed work on a Legislative Open House and a meeting with Merlin Bartz and Beth Bilyeu.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2012-2013 Certified Annual Report, Special Education Report and Annual Transportation Report for the Forest City Community School District and Woden-Crystal Lake Community School District.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the report.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2012–2013 Special Education Report. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the report and request allowable growth and supplemental aid for a negative special education balance for both the Forest City Community School District and the Woden-Crystal Lake Community District due to the reorganization as of July 1, 2013.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

Eric Kingland excused himself at 8:18 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a letter for Rick Engel regarding the potential sale of public property.

 

Eric Kingland returned at 8:43 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann provided an update on certified enrollment for the 2013-14 school year.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the RFP for Disbursement Review and Assurance Services.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the low bid from D.K. Arndt in the amount of $275 to $325.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: six. Nays: none.  Carried.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 403.1, 403.1-R, 403.2, 403.3, 403.3-R1, 403.3-R2, 501.2.  Cindy Carter moved to waive the second reading and adopt as read.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Eric Kingland moved to approve the following statements.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

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

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:47 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM