April 9th





 

April 9, 2018


Public Hearing

A public hearing of the Forest City Community School Board was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by President, Bruce Mielke at the District Office, Forest City, Iowa.

 

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

 

The President announced that this is the time, place and date to hold a public hearing on the amendment to the 2017-2018 fiscal year current budget and the proposed budget summary for fiscal year 2018-2019. There were no written or oral objections. After discussion, President, Bruce Mielke declared the hearing closed. The time was 6:31 p.m.

 


                                                                                                      

 

Regular Meeting


 April 9, 2018


The Board of Directors of the Forest City Community School District met for a regular meeting on April 9, 2018 at 6:31 p.m. in the District Office.

 

After a quorum was established the meeting was called to order by the President, Bruce Mielke.

 

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

 

Keila Buffington moved to approve the agenda with the addition of 6.j. Food Service Milk and Bread Bids. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Elementary Principal, Brad Jones presented new science curriculum, the D.A.R.E program, and PBIS.

 

Asst. High School Principal and Activities Director, Chad Moore, introduced high school FCS teacher, Tammy Lambert, and high school students Abby Wirtjes and Jacob Olson who presented on their attendance to the Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy. Mr. Moore updated the board on sharing agreements and spring sports and coaching openings.

 

Technology Integration Director, Mike Van Oort reported to the Board on technology needs for 2018-19.

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave his monthly report to the Board, discussing the following items: thank yous, Iowa High School Speech Association, Academic Banquet, and IASB Coherence Series.

 

Sup’t Lehmann reviewed the following consent agenda items: minutes of the March 12th Regular Meeting, minutes of the March 28th special meeting, open enrollments, and personnel.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve all consent agenda items. Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Resignations: Steve Pickar, HS Assistant Wrestling, Todd Spooner, MS Assistant Wrestling; Sara Speer, Elementary Paraprofessional; Linda Kiefer, MS Girls Basketball and MS Girls Track; Ashley Ploeger, MS Girls Basketball; and Tom Clarey, MS Girls Track (after the completion of 2017-18).

 

Contracts for 2018-19: Anna Tschida, High School Student Council; Sherri Lunning, Wrestling Cheerleading and Football Cheerleading; Tom Clarey, MS Boys Track; Mallory Hartwig and Shawn Miller, ELL Supplemental Contract; Shawn Miller and Sara Leichsenring, TLC Instructional Coach; Shawn Miller, Elementary Supplemental Contract; Jennifer Boeding, MS/HS Vocal Music Instructor and Vocal Coaching Contract.

        

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

 

Sup’t Lehmann shared an update on the current legislative session.

 

Sec. Meinders presented the fiscal year 2017-18 Budget Amendment as published.  Dave Bartlett moved to approve the amendment as presented. Pat Hobbs seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.  The amendment increases the instructional spending by $60,000 due to increased operating costs.

 

Sec. Meinders presented the fiscal year 2018-19 Budget as published. Cindy Carter moved to approve the budget as presented.  Keila Buffington seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: None. Carried. The 2018-19 budget is set at $20,025,912 in total spending with a proposed property tax rate of 12.47522 per $1,000 taxable valuation.

 

Sec. Meinders presented a resolution for Budget Guarantee for the 2018-19 fiscal year.  Pat Hobbs moved to approve the resolution as presented. Kim Severson seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann gave a first reading of the following Board policies304.1, 304.2, 304.3, 304.4, 305.1, 305.2, 305.4, 305.5, 306.1, 306.2, 306.3, 306.4, 307, and 404.8.  After discussion, Cindy Carter moved to approve the policies as read.  Dave Bartlett seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried.

 

Kristin Heidemann of KLH Communications and Consulting and Sec. Meinders presented the District’s current communication plan. Open discussion was encouraged by all regarding Board of Education communicating to the public.

 

Transportations agreements with neighboring districts was tabled to a future meeting.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented the 2018-19 student fees and nutrition prices.  After discussion, Keila Buffington moved to approve the fees and prices as presented.  Cindy Carter seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann presented Board Policy 601.2, School Calendar noting that board approval is required to allow the senior class to be released from the extra snow days if  more than 5 days have been missed pending all graduation requirements have been met.  Dave Bartlett moved to approve the seniors not making up the missed days.  Kim Severson seconded the motion. Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann proposed the purchase of 470 Chromebooks for a total cost of $125,600 from CDW-G.  With the new laptop purchases, the district will now be 1:1 in Grades 2-12.  Cindy Carter moved to approve the purchase as presented.  Eric Kingland seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

Sup’t Lehmann proposed the purchase of two used school busses from Thomas Bus Sales, Inc. for a total of $92,737 with a trade-in for $800.00 for a total cost of $91,937.00.  Dave Bartlett moved to approve the purchase as presented.  Pat Hobbs seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven. Nays: none. Carried.

 

After reviewing the monthly financial statements. Keila Buffington moved to approve the following statements as presented. Kim Severson seconded the motion.  Ayes: seven.  Nays: none.  Carried. 

 

After reviewing the monthly bills, Kim Severson moved to approve the bills as presented for payment. Cindy Carter seconded the motion.  Ayes: six. Nays: none. Eric Kingland abstained.  Carried. 

 

Sup’t Lehmann informed the board the bids for nutrition supplies (milk, break, etc) will be mailed with a decision for the 2018-19 approved vendor asked for at the May regular meeting.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned 9:21 p.m.

  

Bruce Mielke, President                                 Sara Meinders, BS/BM


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