May 8th - Public Hearing & Regular Meeting

Public Hearing

May 08, 2017

 

A public hearing of the Forest City Community School Board was called to order at 6:25 p.m. by President, Bruce Mielke at the District Office, Forest City, Iowa. 

Members present: Cindy Carter, Bruce Mielke, Dave Bartlett, Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, Keila Buffington, and Jesse Olson.  Members absent: None.

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing to consider continued participation in the Instructional Support Levy.  There were no written or oral objections. After discussion, President, Bruce Mielke declared the hearing closed. The time was 6:27 p.m.


Regular Meeting

May 08, 2017

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on May 08, 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: Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Jesse Olson.  Members absent: none.

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

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

Derek Straub, FFA Sponsor, along with students Morgan Hobbs, Timothy Buck, and Allie Larson presented to the board on the Forest City FFA chapter which contains 62 members for the 2016-17 school year.  Students also shared with the board the many activities and learning opportunities they are given by being involved in FFA.

Mike VanOort, Sarah Liechsenring and Shawn Miller presented on the Teacher Leadership Program (TLC) and how this new program has been beneficial to the District and plans for next year.

Mike VanOort presented the results of the 2016-17 Clarity Survey. This is an anonymous annual survey regarding technology use in the District.

Zach Dillavou, Middle School Principal and Ken Baker, High School Principal, presented to the Board on their buildings.

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: IASB Convention, Rotary Honors Luncheon, end-of-year schedule, and graduation.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the April 10, 2017 Public Hearing and Board meeting, open enrollments, and personnel. After discussion, Pat Hobbs moved to approve all consent agenda items. Jesse Olson seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.


Resignations: 

Mike True, HS Assistant Baseball

 

Contracts:

Amber Plath, MS/HS Nurse

Justin Uhlenhopp, HS Assistant Baseball

Mike True, Freshman Baseball

Tom Clarey, HS Assistant Football

Jason Sopko, 8th Grade Football

Justin Uhlenhopp, Asst 8th Grade Football

Tom Montgomery, Asst 7th Grade Football

Amanda Shirk, HS Football Cheer

Sara Leichsenring, HS Assistant Volleyball

Tab Jermeland, HS Volleyball Practice

Trey MacTaggart, HS Assistant Football

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the construction process of the Hanson Family Fine Arts Center.

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

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following Board Policies: 200, 200.1, 506.1, 506.1-R1, 506.1-R2, 506.1-R3, 506.1-R4, 506.1-E, 506.1-E1, 506.1-E2, 506.1-E3, 506.1-E4, 506.1-E5, 505.1-E6, 506.1-E7, 5-6.1-E8, 5-6.1-E9, 506.1-E10, 506.2, 506.2-R1, 506.2-E1. Cindy Carter moved to approve the policies as read Jesse Olson seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann presented a Resolution to Continue Participation in the Instructional Support Program.  Dave Bartlett moved to approve the resolution as presented. Keila Buffington seconded the motion.   Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann discussed School Board recognition month and the dedication of service that the Forest City Community School Board members have provided over the years.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the recommendations for the 2017-2018 Hall of Fame honors.  Awards will be presented at an August 18, 2017 presentation.  The committee has nominated Dwight Pierson and Gary Ludwig.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the recommendations Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.   Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the list of 2017 Forest City High School graduates.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the list of graduates for the Class of 2017 contingent upon meeting the graduation requirements established by the Board of Education.  Jesse Olson seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann presented E-Rate proposals.  These proposals are for telephone access, internet access, and long distance services.  Jesse Olson moved to approve the proposal presented by Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA).  Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann presented a purchase agreement from Karl Chevrolet for the purchase of two 2017 Chevy Suburbans at a total cost of $78,024.26. Dave Bartlett moved to approve the purchase agreement as presented.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: Pat Hobbs, Eric Kingland, Bruce Mielke, Dave Bartlett, Keila Buffington, and Jesse Olson. Nays: Cindy Carter. Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann presented a purchase agreement from Forest City Ford for the purchase of a Transit 250 HR Van for the Food Service department at a total cost of $29,619.64.  Dave Bartlett moved to approve the purchase as presented.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven. Nays: none Carried.

Sup’t Lehmann presented an agreement with Pinecrest Consortium for the 2017-18 school year.  Keila Buffington moved to approve the agreement as presented.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion. Ayes: seven.  Nays: none. Carried.

Sec. Meinders asked the board to review Board Policy 402.2-R in regards to non-certified personnel Comp Time and how this should be managed in the future.

After reviewing the monthly financial statements, Jesse Olson moved to approve the following statements (see attached).  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Pat Hobbs moved to approve the following for payment (see attached).  Keila Buffington 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 9:21 p.m.

 

Bruce, Mielke, President

Sara Meinders, BS/BM