Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - April 13, 2015


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 2015-2016 budget at 6:25 P.M. on April 13, 2015 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 13, 2015 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.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.


Eric Kingland arrived at 6:43 P.M. 


Tom Blomme reported to the Board on the 2nd grade curriculum and assessments.


Emily Aukes reported to the Board on various programs she is using for her High School English classes. 


Murray Anderson reported to the Board on Chuck Grassley’s question and answer presentation to the Forest City High School students.


Mike Van Oort reported to the Board on Clarity Data. 


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


Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly board report commenting on the following: Rotary donation, IASB Law Conference, IASB Spring Workshop, IASB thank you, Iowa High School Association letter, parent letter.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the March 17, 2015 regular meeting and March 23, 2015 special meeting, open enrollment and personnel.  After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried.

    Andrea McGuire – High School – Health/At Risk - resignation

    Steve Staudt – Volleyball  Practice Coach – resignation

    Julie Keely – Assistant Speech – resignation

    Julie Keely – Assistant Spring Play – resignation

    Steve Staudt – 9-10 Football Coach 

    Brad Bengtson – Ass’t Football 

    Mike True – 7th Football Coach –

    Glenda Keough – Summer Food Program 


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


Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2015-2016 school year.  After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to adopt the budget as published on March 26, 2014 consisting of the General Fund of $13,500,000, Management Fund of $350,000, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $148,775, Activity Fund of $700,100, Capital Projects of $1,700,000, Bond and Interest of $296,496 and Nutrition Fund of $711,100.  Cindy Carter 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 the following Board Policies: 602, 602.1, 602.1-R, 602.1-E, 602.2, 602.3, 602.4, 602.4-R, 602.5.  Pat Hobbs moved to adopt the policies as read.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven.  Nays. none.  Carried.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed student fees for the 2015-2016 school year.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the student fees.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried.


Supt Lehmann reviewed Hot Lunch fees for the 2015-2016 school year.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the requirements.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the specs for the Dairy and Bakery bids for the 2015-2016 school year.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the specs as presented.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2015 needs assessment.                                 


After reviewing the monthly bills, Eric Kingland moved to approve the following for payment.  Keila Buffington 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.  


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


The meeting adjourned at 8:56 P.M. 

 

Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM