September 19th

Regular and Organizational Meeting

September 19, 2017

 

 

The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on September 19, 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, Eric Kingland, Keila Buffington, and Jesse Olson.  Members absent: Pat Hobbs

 

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.

 

Principals Ken Baker and Zach Dillavou gave their monthly reports to the Board.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: Calendar of Events, Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety Awareness Night, thank you from Dwight Pierson, IHSAA letter in regards to no ejections during the 16-17 sport season, State Fair thank you, EMC rebate, thank you from Mrs. Overlie, review of Governor Reynolds visit, potential ELL enrollment growth, and upcoming IASB Convention.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the August 14th Regular Meeting, open enrollments, and personnel.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve all consent agenda items. Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: six.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Resignations-          


                        Dave Chapin, Bus Driver Route

                        Jennifer Lewis, Food Service

 

Contracts-

    

                       Dave Chapin, Substitute Bus Driver

Dan Thorson, Additional Driver Route

Boyd Eser, Maintenance

Cassandra Schulze, Food Service

 


Lane Changes -        Samantha Bartlett, BA to BA+15

-       Emily Beenken, BA to BA+15

-       Patricia Hall, BA+30 to MA

-       Elizabeth Lohry, BA to BA+15

-       Alicia Reese, BA to BA+15

-       Seth Thorson, BA to BA+15

-       Tyler Wedemeier, BA+30 to MA

        


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

 

Sup’t Lehmann and Sec. Meinders discussed the 2016-17 audit and reviewed the audit exit interview remarks.

 

The 2016-17 Certified Annual Report, 2016-17 Transportation Report, and 2016-17 Special Education Supplement were presented.  After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the reports as presented and approving a request for allowable growth for negative special education balance in the amount of $600,487.22. Jesse Olson seconded the motion.  Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Eric Kingland left the meeting.  Sup’t Lehmann presented a change order request to the Hanson Family Fine Arts Center construction contract.  Cindy Carter moved to approve the change order in the amount of $31,261.01.  Jesse Olson seconded the motion.  Ayes: six. Nays: none. Carried. Eric Kingland returned to the meeting.

 

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

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Cindy Carter moved to approve the following for payment.  Jesse Olson seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried. Eric Kingland Abstained. 

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:42 P.M.

 

After a quorum was established, the meeting of the newly elected Board was called to order by Secretary Meinders at 8:53 P.M. on September 19, 2017, in the District Office.

 

Members present: Bruce Mielke, Cindy Carter, Dave Bartlett, Eric Kingland, and Keila Buffington.  Members absent: Jesse Olson and Pat Hobbs.

 

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

        

Secretary Meinders administered the oath of office to the elected officers of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors. Those elected and accepting the oath were Eric Kingland and Cynthia Carter to District #1, Pat Hobbs to District #2, Dave Bartlett to District #3.

 

Secretary Meinders called for nominations for president of the Forest City Community School Board of Directors. Cindy Carter nominated Bruce Mielke for president.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Dave Bartlett moved that nominations cease.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried. Bruce Mielke was elected president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

President Mielke called for nominations for vice-president of the Forest City Community School Board of Directors.  Dave Bartlett nominated Cindy Carter for vice-president Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Keila Buffington moved that nominations cease Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.  Cindy Carter was elected vice-president of the Forest City Community School District Board of Directors.

 

Secretary Meinders administered the oath of office to newly appointed Board President Bruce Mielke and Board Vice-President Cindy Carter.

 

President Mielke reviewed dates, times and places for the regular meetings of the Board of Directors.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved the date, time and place for regular meetings to be the second Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M. in the District Office unless otherwise specified.  Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

        

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies:  204.1, 204.2, 204.2-R, 204.4.  After discussion, Dave Bartlett move to approve the policies as read.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann requested the fundraising requests for the 2017-18 school year be tabled until a future meeting.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented the Annual Progress Report goals for 2017-18. After discussion, Eric Kingland moved to approve the goals as presented. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

President Mielke appointed the following Board members to the following 2017-2018 standing committees:


         Professional Staff Salary & Benefits – Bruce Mielke, Keila Buffington, Pat Hobbs

         Support Staff Salary & Benefits – Cindy Carter and Dave Bartlett

         Administrative Salary & Benefits – Eric Kingland and Jesse Olson

         Calendar Committee – Keila Buffington & Dave Bartlett

         District Advisory Board – Jesse Olson and Dave Bartlett

         Hall of Fame – Cindy Carter, Bruce Mielke, and Pat Hobbs

         Fund Raising – Jesse Olson

         IASB Legislative Contact Person – Bruce Mielke

         Wellness Committee – Bruce Mielke

         County Compensation Board – Hancock – Dave Bartlett

                               Winnebago - Cindy Carter

                               Worth – Jesse Olson

         Hanson Family Fine Arts Center – Keila Buffington

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented the Alternative High School Handbook for 2017-18.

After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the handbook as presented.  Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Supt Lehmann presented the work experience contract.  After discussion, Dave Bartlett moved to approve the contract as presented. Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann recommended the board approve Roberta Kraft-Abrahamson as Center Rivers AEA Director District #1 Director.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve as presented.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion.  Ayes: five.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:09 P.M.

 

 

Bruce Mielke, President 


Sara Meinders, Board Secretary