December 11th - Regular Meeting


Regular Meeting

December 11, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on December 11, 2017, 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 2018-2019 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: Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, Bruce Mielke, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, and Jesse Olson.  Members absent: Keila Buffington.

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


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


Athletic Director, Chad Moore; Elementary Principal, Brad Jones; and Technology Integration Director, Mike VanOort gave their monthly reports to the Board.


Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: Thank you cards, IASB Convention Follow-Up Conversations, IASB Day on the Hill on January 30th from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., article highlighting Forest City CSD in District Administration magazine, Financial Fitness challenge results, and the 2016-2017 

Annual Progress Report.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the November 13th regular meeting, minutes of the December 8th special meeting, open 

enrollment request, personnel, and sick leave bank request.  After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  

Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

                   Resignations        -        Linda Kiefer, 9th Grade Softball Coach

-       Cady Windish, High School English Teacher

-       Cady Windish, High School Student Council Advisor

 

                   Contracts             -        Victoria Dehrkoop, Elementary Paraprofessional

-       Tara Millard, FFA Assistant

-       Tom Pauley, Head Golf Coach

-       Justin Putney, Assistant Girls Track Coach

        

Sup’t Lehmann along with Kingland Construction provided the Board with a construction update of the Hanson Family Fine Arts Center.


Sup’t Lehmann shared an update of legislative priorities and reflect upon the recent legislative forum.


Andy Buffington, Winnebago County Emergency Management Coordinator, presented and update to the Winnebago County Mitigation Plan.  All members present voted 

upon proposed mitigation measures and projects. Mr. Buffington is compiling votes from numerous organizations in Winnebago County to be shared with FEMA.


Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies:  205.13, 205.13-R, 205.14, 205.15, 205.16, 205.17, 404.3, 1009 (second reading).  After discussion, Cindy 

Carter moved to approve the policies as read.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.


Scott Bertelsen, Speech Coach presented to the Board information regarding the speech program.  Speech student, Ellie Reece, presented to the board her individual prose 

piece about anxiety.


Eric Kingland left the meeting. Sup’t Lehmann presented a request for proposals to contractors for a loading dock addition to the elementary building.  After discussion, 


Dave Bartlett moved to approve the proposal as presented. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. Eric Kingland re-entered the meeting.


Sup’t Lehmann presented the 2018-2019 School Calendar.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the calendar as presented.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion. 

Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. The first day of school will be 8/23/2018 commencing for 180 days as required by the Iowa Department of Education.  Teachers will return to 

work on 8/15/2018.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the Dropout and At-Risk Modified budget for the 2018-19 school year. After discussion, Jesse Olson moved to approve the request for additional 

allowable growth at the maximum amount available, not to exceed $364,403. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.


Dave Bartlett moved, Jesse Olson seconded to approve the Forest City Summit and/or the Globe Gazette as the district’s official publication of record. Ayes: six. Nays: none. 

Carried.

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

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


Cindy Carter moved to adjourn the regular meeting.  Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.


The meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.

 

 Bruce Mielke, President

Sara Meinders, BS/BM