Regular Meeting

 December 14, 2015

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on December 14, 2015 at 6:30 P. M. in the District Office.

 

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing on the proposed calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. There were no individuals present for comments. After discussion, President, Bruce Mielke declared the hearing closed.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the president, Bruce Mielke.                  

 

Members present: Bruce Mielke, Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Jesse Olson, Pat Hobbs. Members absent: none. 

 

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

 

Derek Straube and students discussed the FFA National Convention and the year plans.        

 

Scott Bertelsen provided an update on the high school speech program.

 

Scott Wilson addressed the Board about SBL.

 

Mason and Kelly Harms addressed the Board about SBL.

 

Bruce Mielke gave the President’s report and additional comments to the Board.

 

Ken Baker and Steve Putz reported to the Board.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reported to the Board on the following: thank you card, Alumni Dream Catcher, IASB conference, ESSA update, interview process for board secretary/business manager, teacher leadership compensation plan.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the November 9, 2015 regular meeting, open enrollment, early graduation and personnel. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve all consent agenda items. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.


Robin Bliesmer – Zero Period Spanish IV 

Austin Pink – 8th Practice Coach

Derek Ziesmer – 7th Practice Coach 

Taran Larson – Varsity Asst Wrestling

Beth Howd – H S Science 

Liz Lohry – 7th volleyball – resignation

Beth Howd – H S Science – resignation end of school year

Cheryl Herrick - early retirement resignation – 6/30/15

Marla Betz - early retirement resignation – 6/30/15

Elaine Schultz - early retirement resignation – 6/30/15

Steven J. Rollefson - early retirement resignation – 6/30/15

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members reviewed IASB legislative priorities.                 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the communication plan that is set up with our community in regards to SBL. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the plan as presented.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 104.1, 104.1-E1, 104.1-E2, 104.1-E3, 104.1-E4,104.2, 104.2-R1, 104.2-E1, 104.2-E2, 104.2-E3700, 701, 701.1, 701.2, 701.2-R, 701.3, 701.4, 701.5, 702.1, 702.2, 702.2-R, 702.3, 702.4, 702.5, 702.5-R, 702.5-E, 702.6, 702.7, 702.8, 702.8-R, 702.9, 702.9-R, 702.10, 702.11, 702.11-R, 702.12. Keila Buffington moved to approve the policies as read.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2016-2017 calendar. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the calendar as presented. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a request to the School Budget Review Committee for allowable growth for Open Enrollment Out and LEP Instruction beyond 5 years. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the request. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Capital Budget Projects sheets. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the Capital Budget Projects for the upcoming years. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Abstained: Eric Kingland

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the communication plans for the Iowa Attendance Center Rankings.


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

 

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

 

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


The meeting adjourned at 8:44 P.M.

 

Bruce Mielke, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM