Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - August 12, 2014

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on August 12, 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, Keila Buffington, Pat Hobbs, Cindy Carter, Gary Ludwig.  Members absent: Bruce Mielke, Eric Kingland. 

 

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

 

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

 

Steve Putz, Ken Baker, Zach Dillavou, Brad Jones, and Mike Van Oort gave their monthly reports to the Board.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: Festival of Brass, Assistant Activities Director Proposal, IASB letter, strategic planning session, beginning of school schedule.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the July 14, 2014 regular meeting, open enrollments and personnel.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Ken Baker – Assistant H S Football 

         Derek Ziesmer – 7th Boys Track 

         Shaun McGuire – 9th Baseball 

 

Sup’t Lehmann updated the Board on the Track Project and reviewed the punch list and bid specs for a cement project.

 

Sup’t Lehmann updated the Board on the High School Entry and High School Loading Dock as to progress on both projects and change orders for both projects.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the change orders as presented.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed Concession/

Restroom Facility at the Track Complex.  After discussion it was decided it is best to continue to examine this part of the project and to bid this out at a later date.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the 2015 Legislative resolutions.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the proposal for the old District Office with a September 8 resolution.  The Board will begin negotiations process with the Forest City Economic Development on the purchase and removal of the old District Office.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the process.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: four.  Nays: none.  Abstained: Cindy Carter.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 503.3, 503.3-R, 503.4, 503.5, 503.5-R, 503.6, 503.6-R, 503.6-E1, 503.7, 503.8, 503.9, 503.10, 503.11, 501.1R, 601.2, 606.2, 606.2-E1, 606.2-R1.  Pat Hobbs moved to approve the policies as read.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2014-2015 High School handbook.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the handbook as presented.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2014-2015 Alternative High School handbook.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the handbook as presented.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed the North Iowa Area Commuity College On-Line Consortium Contract.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the contract.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Health Careers Academy contract with NIACC.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the contract.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none. Carried.

 

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

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following statements.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:56 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM