Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - July 14, 2014

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: Waldon E Groves Scholarship, IASB Convention, Strategic Planning Session.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the June 9, 2014 regular meeting, open enrollments and personnel.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Amanda Shirk – increase to 8 hrs

         Barb Determann – increase to 8½ hrs 

         Brad Buffington – Set Crew 

         Sarah Leichsenring – M S Volleyball 

         Dan Millard – Maintenance Director 

 

Sup’t Lehmann updated the Board on the track project.

 

Sup’t Lehmann updated the Board on the High School entry and the High School loading dock projects.

 

Sup’t Lehmann updated the Board on the Concession/Restroom facility at the track complex.  Tabled to a later date.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 502.11, 502.12, 502.12-R1, 502.12-E1, 502.13, 502.14, 502.14-R1, 503, 503.1, 503.1R.  After discussion, Cindy Carter move to approve the policies as read.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.   Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.        

 

Sup’t Lehmann discussed the need to appoint Level I, Alternate Level I and Level II Investigators.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to appoint Dan Davis as Level I Investigator, Tom Montgomery as Alternate Level I Investigator and Kathy Collins as Level II Investigator.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson set the depository bank as Manufacturer’s Bank and Trust with a depository limit of $6,000,000.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the depository.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Cindy Carter moved to appoint Steven J. Rollefson as the School Board Secretary/Treasurer for the 2014-2015 school year.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Gary Ludwig moved to appoint Jim Hanks as the School Board Attorney for the 2014-2015 school year.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Crystal Lake gym and bus barn lease.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the lease.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven. Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Eric Kingland left at 7:43 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a proposal for the old District Office. After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the proposal.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven. Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Eric Kingland returned at 7:58 P.M.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2014-2015 Professional Development Plan.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the plan as presented.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Elementary school handbook for the 2014-15 school year.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the handbook.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the middle school handbook for the 2014-15 school year.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the handbook.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the transportation guidelines for the 2014-2015 school year. After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the guidelines.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Dave Bartlett appointed the following Board members to the following 2014-2015 standing committees.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the 2014-2015 standing committees.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

Professional Staff Salary & Benefits – Cindy Carter & Bruce Mielke & Eric Kingland

Support Staff Salary & Benefits – Dave Bartlett & Pat Hobbs

Administrative Salary & Benefits – Keila Buffington & Gary Ludwig

Calendar Committee – Pat Hobbs & Keila Buffington

District Advisory Board – Pat Hobbs & Gary Ludwig

Hall of Fame – Cindy Carter & Gary Ludwig

Fund Raising – Eric Kingland

IASB Legislative Contact Person – Gary Ludwig

Wellness Committee – Bruce Mielke

County Compensation Board – Hancock – Pat Hobbs

                                               Winnebago - Cindy Carter

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:35 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM