January 9th - Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting
January 9, 2017


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on January 9, 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, Dave Bartlett, Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, Keila Buffington, Jesse Olson. Members absent: Cindy Carter


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


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


High School speech coach Scott Bertelson introduced FC Speech Club members Natalie Jefson and Madeline Sarasio Meyer as they presented to the board.


Cindy Carter entered the meeting at 6:39 p.m.


High School Principal, Ken Baker, Asst. High School Principal/Athletic Director, Chad Moore, and Middle School Principal, Zach Dillavou, reported to the Board.


Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: Iowa State University Extension partnership, letter from Senator Chuck

Grassley, IASB Advocacy Workshop, and calendar of events.


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the December 12, 2016 board meeting, open enrollments, personnel, and early

graduation request. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve all consent agenda items. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.


Justin Putney – High School Science Instructor


Eric Kingland left the meeting. Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the specifications and bid documents for the Hanson Family Fine Arts Center. After discussion, Dave

Bartlett moved to approve them as presented. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.


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


Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 1005.1, 1005.2, 1005.3, 1005.4, 1005.4-R, 1005.5. Pat Hobbs moved to approve the policies as read.

Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 


Sup’t Lehmann presented a purchase agreement for a 77 passenger Thomas bus with trade-in of two busses for the total cost of $84,824 to be paid out of the

PPEL account. After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the purchase as presented. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.


Sup’t Lehmann presented curriculum changes for the 2017-18 school year for high school physical education and science. After discussion, Keila Buffington

moved to approve the purchase as presented. Jesse Olson seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.


Sec. Meinders presented information regarding the current Flexible Financial fund recommending a transfer of $22,128.01 to general fund as allowed. After

discussion, Jesse Olson moved to approve the transfer. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.


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


After reviewing the monthly bills, Keila Buffington moved to approve the following for payment. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.


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

The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

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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).