SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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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