July Regular Meeting

Regular Meeting


July 10, 2017

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on July 10, 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, and Keila Buffington.Members absent: Jesse Olson.

 

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.

 

Kristin Heidemann presented to the board a draft of a branding initiative as a way to enhance our District’s image.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: High School Extracurricular report, and the16-17 End of the Year Nutrition Department report.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: Minutes of the June 12, 2017 Regular Meeting and the June 292017 Special Meeting, open enrollments and personnel. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve all consent agenda items. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.


Dan May – Assistant Speech Coach

Tome Clarey – MS Girls Track

Resignation – Teresa Schwartz, High School Softball 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 reviewed the following Board Policies: 202.1, 202.1-E, 202.2, 202.3, 202.4, 202.5, 202.6, 202.7, 202.8, 202.10, & 701.5 moved to approve the policies as read.  Dave Bartlett seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann discussed the need to appoint Level I, Alternate Level I and Level II Investigators.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to appoint Doug Jenson as Level I Investigator, Tom Montgomery as Alternate Level I Investigator and Kathy Reilly as Level II Investigator. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Dave Bartlett moved to appoint Jim Hanks of Ahlers and Cooney P.C. as the school attorney. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Keila Buffington moved to appoint Sara Meinders as the School Board Secretary/Treasurer. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. President Mielke administered the oath of office.

 

Sec. Meinders asked that the depository banks be set as Manufacturer’s Bank and Trust with a depository limit of $11,000,000 and ISJIT with a depository limit of $25,000.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve depositories as presented. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the high school handbook for the 2017-18 school year. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the handbook as presented. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the middle school handbook for the 2017-18 school year. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the handbook as presented.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented a contract with NIACC for the 2017-18 concurrent enrollment courses. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approved the contract. Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the 2017-18 Professional Development Plan. After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the plan as presented. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: six.  Nays: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Keila Buffington moved to approve the statements as presented. Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. 

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the payments as presented. Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: five. Nays: none. Eric Kingland Abstained. Carried. 

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.

 

 

Bruce Mielke, President

Sara Meinders, Board Secretary

 

 

The Forest City CSD Board of Education entered into closed session to evaluate the superintendent and board secretary/business manager pursuant to the Iowa Code 21.5(1)(a).