December

Regular Meeting 

December 12, 2016

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on December 12, 2016 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 2017-2018 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, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, and Jesse Olson. Members absent: Eric Kingland, Keila Buffington, and Pat Hobbs.

 

Cindy Carter moved to approve the agenda with the addition of a consent agenda item (4.d.) for an early graduation request. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: four. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Keila Buffington entered the meeting at 6:53 p.m.

 

The following administrators reported to the board: Brad Jones, elementary; Mike Van Oort, technology and teacher leadership.

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann reported to the Board on the following: nutrition site visit, IASB Advocacy Workshops, IASB Day on the Hill, IASB Convention Feedback, Standards of Effective School Boards, Communications Director Report, and teacher professional development days.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the November 14, 2016 regular meeting, open enrollment, personnel, and early graduation. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve all consent agenda items. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.       


Sara Meinders, Supplemental Shared Contract.

 

Sup’t Lehmann updated the Board members on the Hanson Fine Arts Center.


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

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 901.10 (removal), 901.10-R (removal), 1004.1, 1004.1E1, 1004.1E2, 1004.1E2, 1004.1R,1004.1R2, 1004.2, 1004.3, 1004.4, 1004.4-E, 1004.5-E, 1004.5, 1004.6, 1004.7, 1004.8.  Cindy Carter moved to approve the policies as read.  Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Dropout and At-Risk Modified budget for the 2017-18 school year. After discussion, Jesse Olson moved to approve the request for additional allowable growth at the maximum amount available, not to exceed $364,638. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Cindy Carter moved, Keila Buffington seconded to approve the Forest City Summit and/or the Globe Gazette as the district’s official publication of record. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented a quote to purchase district-wide security cameras from Smartvue. Keila Buffington moved to approve the purchase, Jesse Olson seconded. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented a quote to purchase new reading curriculum for the elementary building from Houghton-Mifflin (Journeys).   Cindy Carter moved to approve the purchase as presented. Keila Buffington seconded.  Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented to the Board Members a resolution to support the Promise of Iowa Public Education Campaign.  Cindy Carter moved to approve the resolution as presented. Jesse Olson seconded. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2017-2018 calendar. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the calendar with no spring break as presented.  Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following statements. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none.  Carried.  

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the following for payment. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Carried.  

 

Board members discussed agenda items for the next regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:42 p.m.