Forest City Board of Education

Regular & Organizational Meeting - September 9, 2013

 

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

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

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

 

Brad Jones and Zach Dillavou gave his monthly report to the Board on the start of the school year.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: information from Scott McLeod, article on our students, letter from the IHSAA, letter of determination on special education, ACT results, Iowa Educators Consortium, IASB legal service fund.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the August 12, 2013 regular meeting, open enrollments, personnel and lane changes.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Jackie Armstrong – Nutrition Department Director – resignation

         Amy Kozitza – Sp Ed paraprofessional

         Tammy Lambert – Family Consumer Science 

         Amy Meinecke – M S Cheerleading

 

         Lane Changes:

         Heather Brown – MA To MA-15

         Kathy Olson – BA-30 to BA-45

         Shawn Miller – MA-15 to MA-30

         Lacy Jerome – BA-30 to MA

         Marcie Burns – BA-30 to BA-45

         Shana Hays-Jeffrey – BA to BA-15

         Kris Reece – BA-30 to BA-45

         Missy Erdman – BA-30 to BA-45

         Tami Dillavou – BA to BA-15

         Dusty Meyn – BA to BA-15

 

Sup’t Lehmann read Board Policy 807.1 – Debt Management.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the policy as read.  Bruce Mielke seconded them motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave an update on the following summer projects: Phase III Facilities Updates, Elementary project.

 

Sup’t Lehmann recommended that the following be the responsibility of the new Board of Directors certified annual report, annual transportation report.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the recommendation, Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Eric Kingland moved to approve the bills.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the following statements.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:27 P.M.


 

 

 

The meeting of the new Board was called to order by Secretary Rollefson at 7:37 P.M. on September 9, 2013 in the District Office.          

 

Secretary Rollefson called for nominations for president of the Forest City Community School Board of Directors.  Cindy Carter nominated Dave Bartlett for president.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Gary Ludwig moved that nominations cease. Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.  Dave Bartlett was elected president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

President Bartlett called for nominations for vice-president of the Forest City Community School Board of Directors.  Pat Hobbs nominated Cindy Carter for vice-president.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Gary Ludwig moved that nominations cease.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.  Cindy Carter was elected vice-president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors 

 

Dave Bartlett reviewed dates, times and places for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs set the date, time and place for regular meetings to be the second Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M. in the District Office unless otherwise specified.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Keila Buffington reviewed the fundraising requests for the 2013-2014 school year.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the fundraising requests.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried. 

 

After reviewing the following Board Policies: 402.7, 402.7-R, 402.7-E, 402.8, 402.9, 402.11, 402.13, 402.14, 402.14-E.  Bruce Mielke move to approve them as read.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed IASB Legislative Priorities.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed an agreement with NIACC Community Education Program.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to not approve the agreement.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a Memorandum of Understanding: 1:1 Mentoring Program with the Mason City Youth Task Force.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the memorandum of understanding.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the election of AEA 267 Director of Director District #1 Roberta Kraft-Abrahamson.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve Roberta Kraft-Abrahamson.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the operational sharing agreements with Garner-Hayfield for the positions of Transportation Director and Curriculum Director.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the agreements.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Forest City Alternative School/Program Handbook for the 2013-14 school year.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the Handbook.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried

 

Keila Buffington move to adjourn the meeting.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:36 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM