Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - March 10, 2014

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on March 10, 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, Gary Ludwig, Keila Buffington, Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Bruce Mielke.  Members absent: none. 

 

Keila Bufffington 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.

 

Steve Putz, Ken Baker, and Zach Dillavou gave their monthly reports to the Board.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his report to the Board reporting on the following items: IASB Board letter, Iowa High School Speech Association, WCTA letter.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the February 10, 2014 regular meeting, open enrollments, and employment.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

         Brad Bengtson – H S Assistant Football – resignation

         P. J. Hedrington – H S Physical Education

         P. J. Hedrington –         Head Football 

         P. J. Hedrington – Assistant Boys Track

         Scott Bertelsen – Literary Magizine 

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed Legislative priorities, talking points and current legislative action that impacts K-12 education.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the potential sale of the Crystal Lake Building and the resolution proposing sale of property.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the bid received from Bruce Kluver in the amount of $2,000.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: six. Nays: none.  Abstain: Eric Kingland Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a second reading of the following Board Policies: 406.5, 406.5-R1, 406.5-E1, 406.6, 406.7, 406.7-E, 406.8, 406.9, 502.9.  After discussion, Eric Kingland move to approve the policies as read.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.         

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed a resolution between the North Iowa Conference and Corn Bowl Conference to form a new Super Conference for the 2015-2016 school year.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the resolution.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.   Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2014-2015 school year.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to continue the .33/1,000 Property, Plant and Equipment Levy for the 2014-2015 school year.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.  Pat Hobbs moved that the proposed budget for the 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, Schoolhouse Fund consisting of Bond and Interest of $278,025 and Nutrition Fund of $711,150  be filed with the Board Secretary and the date of the hearing on said estimate be April 14, 2014 at 6:25 P.M. in the District Office and Notice of Hearing as required by law be published in the Forest City Summit on March 26, 2014.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of Forest City Community School District, will levy property tax for fiscal year 2012-2013 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the resolution.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2014-2015 Instructional Support Budget.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the budget as presented.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.                 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2014-2015 sharing agreement with Mason City Community School District for Girls and Boys Swimming.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the agreement as presented.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2014-2015 sharing agreement with North Iowa Community School District for Wrestling.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the agreement as presented. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed specs for a 2015 Suburban.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve the specs as presented.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried.

 

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

 

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

 

Eric Kingland moved to adjourn the meeting.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven. Nays: none.  Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:36 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM