April 10th

Public Hearing

April 10, 2017

 

A public hearing of the Forest City Community School Board was called to order at 6:25 p.m. Vice-President, Cindy Carter at the District Office, Forest City, Iowa. 

Members present: Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, and Keila Buffington. Members absent: Bruce Mielke and Jesse Olson.

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing on the amendment to the 2016-2017 fiscal year current budget and the proposed budget summary for fiscal year 2017-2018. There were no written or oral objections. After discussion, Vice-President, Cindy Carter declared the hearing closed. The time was 6:31 p.m.


Regular Meeting

April 10, 2017

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on April 10, 2017 at 6:31 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: Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, Keila Buffington, Jesse Olson. Members absent: President, Bruce Mielke.

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

Vice-President, Cindy Carter gave the President’s report in President Mielke’s absence and additional comments to the Board.

Athletic Director Chad Moore introduced 10th grade student Jordan Spooner to the Board. Jordan presented to the Board a concept drawing of a new football field press box.

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: Kristin Heinemann’s board report, IASB officer positions available, Winnebago County Emergency Management Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, ISFIS Membership Letter, Forest City Chamber Letter, Iowa High School Speech Association Letter, and support plans for students and families affected by a student tragedy.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the March 13, 2017 Public Hearing and Board meeting, open enrollments, personnel, and agreement regarding suspension/expulsion of a student. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve all consent agenda items. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

Resignations:

Sonja Alamsya, Food Service

John Sowder, Food Service

Murray Anderson, 8th Football

Mike VanOort, Middle School Football

Justin Uhlenhopp, 7th Girls Track

Emily Walker, Football Cheerleading

Emily Walker, Competition Cheerleading

Sara Leichsenring, 8th Volleyball

Sara Leichsenring, HS Girls Assistant Track

Jason Sopko, HS Assistant Football

Tom Clarey, Middle School Football

Tyler Wedemeier, HS Volleyball

Brad Bengtson, HS Assistant Football Coach

 

Contracts:

 

Trey MacTaggart, HS Physical Education/Study Skills

Trey MacTaggart, HS Assistant Girls Track

Dan Rosacker, Assistant Golf

Dave Chapin, Maintenance and Transportation

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the construction process of the Hanson Family Fine Arts Center and reflected on the recent groundbreaking.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the legislative session discussions and decisions along with the potential impact on PK-12 education.

Sec. Meinders presented the fiscal year 2017-18 budget as published. Keila Buffington moved to approve the budget as presented. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

Sec. Meinders presented a Budget Guarantee Resolution for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Pat Hobbs moved to approve the resolution as presented. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: 6. Nays: None. Carried.

Sec. Meinders presented an amendment to the 2016-17 budget as published. Jesse Olson moved to approve the amendment as presented. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: 5. Nays: None. Eric Kingland abstained. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 104.1, 104.1-E1, 104.1-E2, 104.1-E3, 104.1-E4, 104.2, 104.2-R1, 104.2-E1, 104.2-E2, 104.3-E3. Pat Hobbs moved to approve the policies as read. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann presented the renewal of open enrollment transportation agreements for the 2017-18 school year as follows: Clear Lake (1 mile), Lake Mills (2 miles), North Iowa (3 miles), Algona (2 miles), West Hancock (4 miles), Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (2 miles). Dave Bartlett moved to approve the agreements as presented. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann presented a resolution to consider continued participation in the Instructional Support Program (ISL).  Dave Bartlett moved to approve the resolution as presented.  Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: 6. Carried. Pat Hobbs moved to set the public hearing on the ISL resolution for May 8, 2017 at 6:25 p.m.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: 6. Nays: None. Carried.  

Sec. Meinders presented a purchase agreement with Time Clock Plus in the amount of $25,945 for district wide electronic time tracking software and time clocks. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the purchase as presented.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

Athletic Director, Chad Moore, presented the coaching evaluation process. Eric Kingland moved to approve the process as presented. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: 6. Nays: None. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann presented the non-certified evaluation process and Board Policy 405.3. Keila Buffington moved to approve the process and revised Board Policy as presented. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: 6. Nays: None. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann presented the renewal of cooperative sharing agreement for activities with Mason City for Tennis and Swimming and North Iowa for Wrestling. Pat Hobbs moved to continue the sharing agreements for the 2017-18 school year. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: 6. Nays: None. Carried.

Sec. Meinders presented the June 30, 2016 audit report as prepared by Schnurr and Company, LLP of Fort Dodge, Iowa. After reviewing the report, Keila Buffington moved to approve as presented. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: 6. Nays: None. Carried.

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the following statements (see attached).  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

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

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m.

 

Cindy Carter, Vice-President

Sara Meinders, BS/BM