Forest City Board of Education

Regular Board Meeting - April 14, 2014

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a hearing on the proposed sale of public property and the proposed 2014-2015 budget at 6:25 P.M. on April 14, 2014 at the District Office.  Dave Bartlett asked if there were any oral or written objections.  There were no oral or written objections.  After discussion, Dave Bartlett declared the hearing closed.

 

The Board of Directors of the Reorganized Board of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on April 14, 2014 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, Keila Buffington, Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig.  Members absent: Eric Kingland.

 

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

 

Eric Kingland arrived at 6:33 P.M.

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly board report commenting on the FFA letter, Fine Arts Patrons Articles of Incorporation, Iowa High School Speech, Board members for graduation, Strategic Plan Update, Needs assessment.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the March 10, 2014 regular meeting, open enrollment and personnel.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Justin Uhlenhopp – M S Science 

         Justin Uhlenhopp – Asst Football 

         Jason Sopko – Technology Director 

         Emily Aukes – H S English 

         Emily Aukes – M S Volleyball

         Keith Walker – H S Special Education 

         Keith Walker – Asst Football

         Brad Jones – 9th Baseball 

         Josh Sparrgorve – Asst Speech 

         Josh Sparrgrove – Quiz Bowl 

         Derek Ziesmer – 7th Football 

         Tina Mock – Football Cheerleading 

         Nichole Hagen – Football Cheerleading 

         Jason Sopko – M S Technology – resignation end of school year        

         Mike Voet – 7th Science – resignation end of school year        

         Mike Voet – M S Track & MS Football - resignation

         Vince McGee – Science/Physical Ed & Coaching – resignation end of school year        

         Mallory Ziesmer – M S Girls BB (15-16 school year) resignation

         Ryan Eastvold -  M S Football - resignation

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the 2014 Legislative priorities.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the resolution for the sale of the Crystal Lake property to Bruce Kluver in the amount of $2,000.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the sale.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nayes: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann provided and update on the conference realignment process.

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2014-2015 school year.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to adopt the budget as published on March 26, 2014 consisting ofthe General Fund of $13,000,000, Management Fund of $406,355, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $141,098, Activity Fund of $700,100, Capital Projects of $1,713,275, Bond and Interest of $278,025 and Nutrition Fund of $711,150.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion. On a roll call vote, Ayes: Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig, Dave Bartlett.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed bids received for a new Suburban from Lichtsinn Motors and Pritchard Family Auto Stores.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the low bid from Lichtsinn Motors in the amount of 34,600.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 500, 500.1, 500.1-R, 500.2, 500.3, 500.4, 501, 501.1, 501.4-R1, 501.4-R2, 501.1-R3, 603.7, 603.8-E2.  Pat Hobbs moved to adopt the policies as read.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays. none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed student fees for the 2014-2015 school year.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the student fees.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Supt Lehmann reviewed Hot Lunch fees for the 2014-2015 school year.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the requirements.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven. Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the specs for the Dairy and Bakery bids.  After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the specs as presented.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson reviewed the fiscal year 2013 audit with Board members.

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the following for payment. Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the following statements.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:48 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM