March

Regular Meeting


   March 14, 2016

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on March 14, 2016 at 6:30 P. M. in the District Office.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the vice-president, Cindy Carter.          

 

Members present: Pat Hobbs Gary Ludwig, Keila Buffington, Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett. Members absent: Bruce Mielke. 

 

Keila Buffington moved to approve the agenda. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Bruce Mielke arrived at 6:32 P.M.

 

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

 

Mike Van Oort, Brad Jones, and Zach Dillavou gave their monthly reports to the Board.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his report to the Board reviewing the following: FCEF thank you, senior awards night, IASB events, Iowa High School Speech Association letter, WCTA letter, D.K. Arndt letter.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the February 8, 2016 regular meeting and January 20, 2016 and February 25, 2016 special meeting, open enrollments, and employment. After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve all consent agenda items. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Abstained: Pat Hobbs. Carried.

       

        Emily Aukes – H S English – resignation

       Emily auks – Dance Team - resignation

       Steve Gerhardt – 7th Football – resignation

       Kathy Montgomery – Co-Football Cheerleading – resignation

       Ashley Brinkman – 7th Girls Basketball 

       Derek Ziesmer – High School Guidance 

       Aleysha Brandt – Elementary Level I & II 

       Thomas Clarey – Elementary PE 

       Allison Moore _ 5th Grade 

       Ivy Grunhove – Pre-School 

       Molly Uhlenhopp – Elementary Level II 

      

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave an update on the Forest City Performing Arts complex.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a second reading of the following Board Policies:505.14, 50514-E1, 505.14-E2, 505.14-E3, 503.1, 803.1-R, 803.2, 803.3, 803.4, 803.5, 803.6, 803.7, 803.8, 803.9, 803.10. After discussion, Dave Bartlett move to approve the policies as read. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Abstained: Eric Kingland. Carried.       

 

Secretary Rollefson, reviewed the proposed budget for 2016-2017 school year. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to continue the .33/1,000 Property, Plant and Equipment Levy for the 2015-2016 school year. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. Keila Buffington moved that the proposed budget for the General Fund of $14,263,801, Management Fund of $405,940, Property, Plant and Equipment Levy of $156,420, Activity Fund of $700,100, Capital Projects of $994,703, Schoolhouse Fund consisting of Bond and Interest of $280,585 and Nutrition Fund of $711,100 be filed with the Board Secretary and the date of the hearing on said estimate be April 11, 2016 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 30, 2016.  Pat Hobbs 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 2016-2017 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa. After discussion, Jesse Olson moved to approve the resolution. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.  

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2015-2016 E-rate proposal. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the proposal from WCTA as presented. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Secretary Rollefson reviewed the certified, non-certified and administrative salaries for the 2016-2017 school year with an issue date of March 15, 2016 and a return date of April 5, 2016. After discussion Eric Kingland moved to approve the certified, non-certified and administrative salaries for the 2016-2017 school year. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed student fees for the 2016-2017 school year. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the student fees. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

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

 

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

 

Cindy Carter moved the Forest City Community School Board of Education go into closed session to conduct a hearing to expel a student as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e) and to review and discuss records required or authorized by state and federal law to be kept confidential as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1) (e). Eric Kingland seconded the motion. On a roll call vote: Ayes: Keila Buffington, Jesse Olson, Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett. Nays: none. Abstained: Bruce Mielke. Carried.

 

The Board went into closed session at 8:31 P.M.

 

The Board returned to open session at 8:33 P.M.

 

Dave Bartlett moved to approve a consent agreement for a student expulsion.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  On a roll call vote:  Ayes:  Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, Jesse Olson, Pat Hobbs.  Nays: none.  Abstained: Bruce Mielke  Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:52 P.M.