October

Regular Meeting


October 10, 2016

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on October 10, 2016 at 6:30 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, Eric Kingland, Keila Buffington, Jesse Olson. Members absent: Dave Bartlett and Pat Hobbs. Member Cindy Carter acted as temporary board secretary in Sec. Meinders absence.

 

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

 

Member Pat Hobbs entered the meeting. The time was 6:35 p.m.

 

Bruce Mielke 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: School Administrators or Iowa (SAI), Rotary, and Calendar of Events.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the September 12, 2016 regular meeting, open enrollments and personnel. After discussion, Jesse Olson moved to approve all consent agenda items. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

  

           John Olson, 10th grade, to Northwood-Kensett

         Aaron Benitez, 7th grade, to Algona

         Efrain Mendez, 1st grade, from West Hancock

         Lila Mendez, 1st grade, from West Hancock

         Joyce Schropshire – Maintenance Staff - 6 hours

         Friederike Anderson – Middle School Paraprofessional – 7.5 hours

 

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 1002.1, 1002.1-R1, 1002.1-R2, 1002.2, 1002.3, 1002.4. Pat Hobbs moved to approve the policies as read. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

The 2015-16 Certified Annual Report, 2015-16 Transportation Report, and 2015-16 Special Education Supplement were presented.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the reports as presented and approving a request for allowable growth for negative special education balance in the amount of $555,379.80. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave members present an update on certified enrollment numbers and unspent balance projections.

 

The 2016-17 fundraising plan was tabled until a later date.

 

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

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Jesse Olson moved to approve the following for payment. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.