SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
August 11, 2003

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session August 11, 2003, in the media center of the Junior/Senior High School building. President Smith called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following board members were present: Greg Davis, John Burrell and Debbie Miller. Tom Farley was absent. Secondary Principal Terry Gladfelter, Primary Principal Charlotte Weaklend, Intermediate Principal Cindy Butler, Superintendent John Della Vedova, and Board Secretary Julie Wilson were also in attendance, along with members of the community.

AGENDA: Motion by Davis, seconded by Miller to approve the agenda. Ayes: 4.

VISITORS: Patty Marshall thanked the Board for allowing the ECP students to provide community service work at the Jr./Sr. High School building. Three ECP students gave a presentation on the Get A Grip Leadership Conference that they had attended.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report

1. Total mileage on the buses during the 2003-2004 school year was 114,561 miles. The miles include a total of 22,134 miles for activity trips.
2. An additional bus route has been added this year to help reduce the length of the other bus routes. At this time a bus driver has not been hired for the route.
3. A used bus is not available for purchase at this time. Mark is continuing to look at other avenues to find a used bus that will meet Iowa standards.

Fine Arts Boosters – Debbie Miller reported that the Boosters are finalizing plans for the breakfast to be held during the Lacona Celebration and the sale of denim shirts.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. Approve July 14 and July 22, 2003, minutes
2. Approve financial reports
3. Approve the school nurse and the high school guidance counselor as Level I child abuse investigators and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department as Level II child abuse investigator
4. Approve Peoples Savings Bank and Bankers Trust Company, N.A. as bank depositories
5. Approve Indianola Record-Herald as official newspaper

Motion by Miller, seconded by Davis to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 3. Kevin Smith abstained from voting.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: John Della Vedova related to the Board that the Annual Progress Report is due August 15th, but the report is not ready to be submitted. John has filed for an extension of the due date with the Department of Education.

JUVENILE COURT LIAISON OFFICER: Kenton Richardson was present to answer questions concerning sharing a Juvenile Court Liaison Officer with Interstate 35 C.S.D. The purpose of a Juvenile Court Liaison Officer is to help with behavior problems, truancy problems, students on probation and prevention of future delinquency problems for students ages 12-17. The Juvenile Court Liaison Officer is also able to serve as an At-Risk Coordinator. Southeast Warren’s cost of the shared position would be $9,000 per year. Motion by Miller to proceed with sharing the position of Juvenile Court Liaison Officer with Interstate 35 C.S.D. Motion died for lack of a second.

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE: A notice was published in the Indianola Record-Herald for bids on the old school house located in Liberty Center. The building is to be removed from the property. One bid was received from Thomas Geelan for $20.00. Motion by Miller, seconded by Davis to accept the bid for $20.00 from Thomas Geelan. After discussion of repairing the building for storage use by the custodians, Miller withdrew her motion and Davis withdrew his second. The item will be discussed again at the next board meeting.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Motion by Davis, seconded by Burrell for approval to continue the secondary principal’s contract at the present salary without the duties of Athletic Director. Ayes: 4.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Davis to approve hiring Tim Cerwinski as Co-Head JH Football Coach. Ayes: 4. David Ripperger and Tim Cerwinske will equally share and coach the teams. They are requesting to equally share the supplements at 4% per coach.

Motion by Burrell, seconded by Davis to approve hiring Matt Oliver as Assistant HS Football Coach. Ayes: 4.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Davis to approve hiring Lisa Huyette as JH Dance Team Coach at 3% of Step 1. Ayes: 4.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Burrell to approve hiring Angie Chapman as classroom aid for the special education program. Ayes: 4.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Davis to approve hiring Mary Ulin and Lori Hart as one-on-one teacher aids for the special education program. Ayes: 4.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Burrell to approve hiring Michelle Fowler as Head HS Girls’ Basketball Coach. Ayes: 4.

Motion by Burrell, seconded by Davis to approve hiring Chuck Jones as Athletic Director. Ayes: 4.

Motion by Miller, seconded by Davis to approve hiring Melissa Wiley as Special Education/Early Intervention instructor and Candy Drone as Milo Library Aide. Ayes: 4.

Motion by Davis, seconded by Burrell to accept the resignations of Kari Borlaug and Renada Crow. Ayes: 4.

ELP TRIP TO OMAHA: Cindy Butler related to the Board that an ELP trip is being planned for September 11th and 12th to Omaha. Seven students from Southeast Warren will travel with other talented and gifted students from Melcher-Dallas and Pleasantville. Each district will take a school van and students from the three schools will be redistributed so as to provide social interaction. Motion by Burrell, seconded by Miller to approve the ELP trip to Omaha. Ayes: 4.

BIDS: Bids were received from Anderson Erickson for milk products and from Sara Lee for bread products. Motion by Davis, seconded by Miller to approve the bids from Anderson Erickson and Sara Lee. Ayes: 4.

One bid was received for propane from Country Propane. Motion by Burrell, seconded by Miller to approve the bid for propane from Country Propane. Ayes: 3. Greg Davis abstained from voting.

SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING: Motion by Burrell, seconded by Davis to set the September Board meeting date for September 15th at 7:00 in Liberty Center. Ayes: 4.

TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR POSITION: A proposal was received from the Indianola Community School District for transportation purchased services. After considerable discussion, the Board decided not to approve the agreement with Indianola C.S.D. The consensus of the Board is to hire a transportation director under Dr. Della Vedova’s direction. Dr. Della Vedova and Mark Putz will develop a job description for the position. The Board directed LuAnn Ohnemus and Chuck Jones to schedule drivers for activities until a Transportation Director is hired.

BOARD POLICIES: Motion by Burrell, seconded by Miller to approve the review and revision of Board Policy Section 402, “Certified Personnel Employment,” and Section 408, “Non-Certified Personnel Employment.” Ayes: 4.

President Smith adjourned the meeting at 9:24 p.m.

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