November 14th

Regular Meeting


November 14, 2016

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on November 14, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. in the District Office.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Pat Hobbs moved the Forest City Community School Board of Education go into closed session to discuss strategy with legal counsel in matters presently in litigation, or where litigation is imminent, if disclosure would be likely to prejudice or disadvantage the board as provided by Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(c). Eric Kingland seconded the motion. On a roll call vote: Ayes: Keila Buffington, Jesse Olson, Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, Bruce Mielke. Nays: none. Carried.

 

         The Board went into closed session at 6:21 p.m.

         The Board returned to open session at 6:32 p.m.

 

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

 

The following administrators reported to the board: Brad Jones, elementary; Mike Van Oort, teacher leadership and compensation program with Sarah Leichsenring and Shawn Miller also presenting. Zach Dillavou, middle school with Justin Uhlenhopp also presenting; Ken Baker, high school with Troy Hobscheidt also presenting; and Chad Moore, activities.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: IHSAA concerns, Every Student Succeeds Act, IPERS Compliance Review, FAVA thank you, letter form Senator Joni Ernst, Annie program, IASB information on the annual rollback percentages as it relates to property taxes and the upcoming IASB Convention and other upcoming events

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the October 10, 2016 regular meeting, open enrollments and personnel.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

        

         Christine Leichsenring – High School English – remainder of 16-17 year

         Heather Swanson-Urbatch – Paraprofessional – 7 hours

         Jason Crail – Middle School Volleyball Practice Coach

         Michael Bohl – Middle School Boys Basketball Coach

         Resignation – Christine Leichsenring – H.S. English, end of 16-17 year

        

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed old business giving the board an update on the Hanson Fine Arts Center, 2017 Legislative Priorities, and certified enrollment.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 1003.1, 1003.2, 1003.3, 1003.4. Cindy Carter moved to approve the policies as read. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed a request to the School Budget Review Committee for $94,904.80 in allowable growth for increased enrollment and increased open enrollment out.  After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the request. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Pat Hobbs moved to approve the fundraising request from the Fine Arts Patrons as presented. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the annual progress report goals for the 2016-2017 school year. After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the goals as presented. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.     

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following statements. Jesse Olson 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. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:41 p.m.

 

At the conclusion of the meeting, the board entered into an exempt session to set up strategy for the negotiation process with the Forest City Education Association in according to Iowa Code 20.17(3).

 

Bruce Mielke, President                 

Sara Meinders, Board Secretary