Forest City Board of Education

Regular and Organizational Meeting - September 14, 2015



The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular and organizational meeting on September 14, 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, Pat Hobbs, Gary Ludwig, Keila Buffington, Bruce Mielke, Cindy Carter, Eric Kingland. Members absent: none. 

 

Bruce Mielke 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: thank you card, special education monitoring report, review calendar of events, IASB conference.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the August 10, 2015 regular meeting and August 27, 2015 special meeting, lane changes and open enrollments. 


After discussion, Gary Ludwig moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.


         Dusty Meyn – BA-30 to MA

         Mallory Ziesmer – BA-15 to MA

         Sarah Leichsenring – BA-15 to MA

         Tyler Wedermeier – BA to BA-15

         Kris Reece – BA-45 to MA

         Robin Bliesmer – BA to BA-15

         Jon Bliesmer – BA-15 to BA-30

         Emily Walker – BA-15 to BA-30

         Keith Walker – BA-15 to MA

         Ryan Eastvold – BA-30 to MA

         Jean Pins BA-15 to BA-30


Julie DeVries reported to the Board on the Forest City Education Foundation.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:21 P.M.

 

The meeting of the newly elected Board was called to order by Secretary Rollefson at 7:30 P.M. on September 14, 2015 in the District Office.          

 

Secretary Rollefson administered the oath of office to the elected officers of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Secretary Rollefson called for nominations for president of the Forest City Community School Board of Directors. Keila Buffington nominated Bruce Mielke for president. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Pat Hobbs moved that nominations cease. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. Bruce Mielke was elected president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

President Mielke called for nominations for vice-president of the Forest City Community School Board of Directors.  Dave Bartlett nominated Cindy Carter for vice-president. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Pat Hobbs moved that nominations cease. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. Cindy Carter was elected vice-president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors

 

President Mielke reviewed dates, times and places for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved the date, time and place for regular meetings to be the second Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M. in the District Office unless otherwise specified. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

        

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies: 604.8, 604.9. 605.1, 605.2, 605.2-R1, 605.3, 605.4, 605.4-R1, 605.4-E1, 605.4-E2, 605.4-E3, 605.5, 605.6-R1, 606.1, 606.2, 606.2-E1, 606.2-R1. After discussion, Keila Buffington move to approve the policies as read. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Eric Kingland reviewed the fundraising requests for the 2015-2016 school year. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the fundraising requests. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the impact of state supplemental aid veto of funding and the unspent balance report and asked direction as to the next steps to be taken.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the teacher leadership compensation plan. After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the plan as presented. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Board members discussed legislative priorities and if the district should host an open house for our local legislators.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the annual progress report goals for the 2015-2016 school year. After discussion, Dave Bartlett move to approve the goals as presented. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.        

 

         Bruce Mielke appointed the following Board members to the following 2015-2016 standing committees:

         Professional Staff Salary & Benefits – Cindy Carter & Eric Kingland

         Support Staff Salary & Benefits – Dave Bartlett & Pat Hobbs

         Administrative Salary & Benefits – Keila Buffington & Jesse Olson

         Calendar Committee – Keila Buffington & Jesse Olson

         District Advisory Board – Dave Bartlett & Pat Hobbs

         Hall of Fame – Cindy Carter & Dave Bartlett

         Fund Raising – Jesse Olson

         IASB Legislative Contact Person – Bruce Mielke

         Wellness Committee – Eric Kingland

         County Compensation Board – Hancock – Pat Hobbs

            Winnebago -Cindy Carter

            Worth – Jesse Olson


Secretary Rollefson reviewed the 2014-2015 Special Education Report. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the report and request allowable growth and supplemental aid for a negative special education balance for the Forest City Community School District.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nayes: none. Carried.

 

Eric Kingland move to adjourn the meeting.  Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:41 P.M.

 

Bruce Mielke, President

Steven J. Rollefson, BS/BM