February 13th

Regular Meeting                                                                                 


February 13, 2017

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on February 13, 2017 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, Dave Bartlett, Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, 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.

 

Elementary Principal, Brad Jones, along with teachers Tammy Egesdal, Kristine Reese, and Melissa Taft presented to the board STEM initiatives in the elementary.

 

Keila Buffington entered the meeting at 6:52 p.m.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: Impact of Community Colleges on Economy, Department of Education (DE) desk audit, DE Nutrition Department Review, Group All-State Speech selections, State of Iowa Auditor report regarding open enrollment, IASB Board Governance workshop 

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the January 9, 2017 board meeting, open enrollments, personnel, and early graduation request.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve all consent agenda items.  Jesse Olson seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.


Resignations:   Cammie Kibbee – HS PE/Study Skills, Assistant HS 

               Volleyball Coach, and Assistant HS Girls Track 

               Shaun McGuire – JJV Baseball Coach

Contracts:  Daryl Heimer – Supplemental Contract for Sharing

 

Eric Kingland left the meeting. Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the progress on bid documents for the Hanson Family Fine Arts Center. Bids are on track to be received on March 3rd and accepted on March 13th. Eric Kingland re-entered the meeting following the Fine Arts Center discussion.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the legislative sessions and potential impact on PK-12 education.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 205.2, 205.6, 401.2-R2, 401.2-R3, 802.8, 1002, 1006.1, 1006.1, 1006.1-R. Cindy Carter moved to approve the policies as read. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented a plan and budget for future facility and maintenance projects. Included in the proposal: High School Gym Tuck Pointing - Schoonover, $37,202; Elementary Roof Replacement Plan – Midwest Roofing Company, $48,650; Card Key Access Panel replacement – Gullickson/Kruger Electric & Johnson Controls, $43,385. After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the projects as presented. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented the Worth County Development Authority Budget for 2017-18. After discussion, Jesse Olson moved to approve the purchase as presented. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented an agreement with D.K. Arndt for financial assurance program for the 2016-17 year.  After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the purchase as presented. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup;t Lehmann presented the 2017-18 fees and nutrition prices. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the purchase as presented. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sec. Meinders discussed the upcoming budget certification for 2017-18 along with a suggested approval process.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented to the board a request for unpaid leave from a professional employee.  After discussion, Keila Buffinton moved to approve the unpaid leave as requested.  Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the following statements. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.  

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Eric Kingland moved to approve the following for payment Pat Hobbs 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 7:50 p.m.

 

Bruce Mielke, President                               

Sara Meinders, BS/BM

 

The Forest City Community School Board of Education went into exempt session to set up strategy for the negotiation process with the Forest City Education Association according to Iowa code 20.17(3).