Forest City Board of Education

Regular Meeting - May 11, 2015


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on May 11, 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.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried. 


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the April 13, 2015 regular meeting and April 20, 2015 special meeting, open enrollment and employment.  After discussion, Bruce Mielke moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

    Austin Pink – Physical Ed/Health/At Risk

    Austin Pink – Asst H S Football

    Kathy Montgomery - .5 H S Football Cheerleading 

    Emily Walker - .5 H S Football Cheerleading 

    Amy Meinecke – Head Summer Concessions 

    Kyle Dietrich – Asst H S Speech 

    Kyle Dietrich – Asst H S Drama

    Day May – Asst H S Speech 

    Cristen Hall – Elementary Paraprofessional – resignation

    Matt Sesker – Asst Wrestling - resignation


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


Sup’t Lehmann reported to the Board on the following items:  thank you cards, state initiatives, summer food program, calendar review.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 601.2, 602.6, 602.7, 602.8, 602.10, 602.11, 602.12, 602.13, 602.14, 603.1, 603.1-E1.  Pat Hobbs moved to adopt the policies as read.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays. none.  Carried. 


Michelle Jacobson and Scott Bertlesen discussed the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards from the Des Moines Performing Arts.


Sup’t Lehmann discussed School Board recognition month and the dedication of service that the Forest City Community School Board has provided over the years.    

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the list of 2015 Forest City High School graduates.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the list of graduates for the Class of 2015 contingent upon meeting the graduation requirements established by the Board of Education.  Bruce Mielke seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the recommendations for the 2015-2016 Hall of Fame.  The nominations are Wendell Kampman and Lorie Pruisner.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the recommendations.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.   Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried. 


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2014-2015 sharing agreement with Mason City Community School District for girls and boys swimming and tennis and wrestling with North Iowa Community School.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the agreement as presented.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.


After reviewing the monthly bills, Bruce Mielke moved to approve the following for payment.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.  


After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following statements.  Gary Ludwig seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.


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


The meeting adjourned at 7:44 P.M.


Dave Bartlett, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM