SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
APRIL 7, 2003
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met for a work session
on April 7, 2003, at the Junior/Senior High School building. The
following board members were present: Tom Farley, Debbie Miller
and Greg Davis. President Smith arrived at 7:11 p.m. and John Burrell
arrived at 8:00 p.m. Superintendent Garton and Board Secretary
Julie Wilson were in attendance, along with members of the community.
Board members met in conjunction with the Children First Forum
at 7:05 p.m. Superintendent Garton presented a list of cost saving
ideas generated from the last board work session and from ideas
contributed during the past weeks. Superintendent Garton has been
determining cost savings for each idea. Some of the ideas are currently
practiced and some would not result in cost savings.
Superintendent Garton reported that Terry Gladfelter had come
up with a way to resolve scheduling problems and make better use
of the ICN. The district will be able to offer more classes next
year by changing our schedule to match the ICN schedule.
Members of the community were asked for input. The following ideas
1. Decrease the number of magazines and newspapers purchased.
2. Maintain a wish list for library books - ask for donations
3. Post Warren Pride on web site instead of mailing to each family
4. Combined superintendent/elementary principal position
5. One elementary principal for two buildings
6. Reduce administration - not teachers
At 8:13 the Board moved to the media center for a discussion on
budget priorities. The Board discussed several ideas for reducing
expenditures. The consensus of the Board is to avoid reducing staff
if at all possible.
President Smith adjourned the meeting at 10:00 p.m.
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