August 9, 2004

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session August 9, 2004, in the technology center of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board President John Burrell called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. The following board members were present: Chris Hardy, Jennifer Birchette, Ron Miller and Chris Wadle. Superintendent Carl Reno, Secondary Principal Terry Gladfelter, Intermediate Principal Cindy Butler and Board Secretary Julie Wilson were also in attendance, along with members of the community.

AGENDA: Motion by Chris Hardy, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.


Transportation – Superintendent Carl Reno related to the Board that he plans to ride every bus route Friday to review the routes.

John Burrell reported that he had received a phone call from Cory Frank concerning the sale of the lagoon. Warren County would like to have a purchase agreement approved at the next board meeting.

Fine Arts – Jennifer Birchette reported that the Fine Arts Boosters are going to have a percussion cabinet built for $300. The Fine Arts Boosters are also going to provide Megan Morhardt with funding for elementary art supplies. The Fine Arts Boosters will be serving lunch to the teachers at the inservice meeting on Thursday.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. July 12, 2004, regular board meeting minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Approve second reading and revision of Board Policy 603.5, “Student Internet Acceptable Use”
4. Approve the school nurse and high school guidance counselor as Level I child abuse investigators and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department as Level II child abuse investigator
5. Approve Peoples Savings Bank and Bankers Trust Company, N.A. as bank depositories
6. Approve Indianola Record-Herald as official newspaper

Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Chris Wadle to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Carl Reno reported on the following items:
1. Doug Hembry will repair the High School parking lot this week with cold patch.
2. The special education rooms are pretty well done. Paint is still needed in the special education portable.
3. Electrical work is done in the science and FACS rooms. Two new lines were run to the science room for a cost of approximately $750. New lights have been installed in the front entryway. New lights will also be installed in the hallway behind the principal’s office. The lights were provided free, the only cost would be for labor. Superintendent Reno suggested the Board develop a long-range plan to upgrade the light fixtures throughout the building.
4. The cost to re-key the High School building will be much less than anticipated. Locks on the external doors, shop and wrestling room will be re-keyed. An electronic key system will be placed at the front door and possibly the back door depending on cost.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: The following personnel changes were recommended for approval: The resignations of Debra Franklin, Special Education Associate; and Ray Dittmer, Bus Driver; and the appointments of Traci King, Primary Early Intervention/Kids; Jackie Beard, Intermediate Special Education, Carol Oliver, half time Reading; and Deanna Hommer, one-on-one Special Education Associate. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Chris Hardy to approve the personnel changes as listed: Ayes: 5.

SUPERINTENDENT’S CONTRACT: Julie Wilson presented a proposal to the Board for the Superintendent’s contract with Harold Hulleman. The proposed contract would be for a salary of $450 per day based upon 75 to 80 workdays between November 1 and June 30, 100 days for a full year. All of the days on the contract would be workdays; the contract would not include vacation, holidays or sick leave. The Superintendent will be responsible for his own insurance benefits. Professional expenses in attending local, state or national professional meetings would be reimbursed with Board approval. Motion by Chris Hardy, seconded by Jennifer Birchette to approve the Superintendent’s contract as proposed effective November 1 for Harold Hulleman. Ayes: 5.

ROOF BIDS: Superintendent Reno related that roof bids for the Industrial Arts building had been received from The Garland Company for a steel roof in the amount of $50,000, from Multi-Craft Roofing for a flat roof in the amount of $19,000 and from Menards for a steel roof in the amount of $12,634.97. Superintendent Reno recommended accepting the bid from Menards. The Menards bid includes 28 gauge steel, wood trusses, gutter and labor. Discussion was held on whether the Menards bid included the cost to extend the vents up to the new roof and if wood trusses would meet building codes. Superintendent Reno related that Menards would have the roof done in mid-September if the materials were ordered Tuesday. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer Birchette to approve the Menards roof bid for the Industrial Arts building with the stipulation that the items are provided for as discussed. Ayes: 5.

HANDBOOKS: Terry Gladfelter presented proposed changes to the Jr./Sr. High and district-wide handbooks. A behavior plan will be added to the Jr./Sr. High handbook. The Internet Policy will be moved to the district-wide section of the handbook. The video camera policy will be added to the district-wide handbook. Approval of the handbooks was tabled until the September board meeting when a final draft will be available.

SCHOOL ATTORNEY: Item tabled until November board meeting.

ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT: Cindy Butler reviewed items in the Annual Progress Report and the Adequate Yearly Progress report. Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the Annual Progress Report with the addition of the ACT data. Ayes: 5.

SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING: Superintendent Reno suggested moving the September meeting to the third Monday in September to fall after the school board election. Due to conflicts in board member schedules and the need for action to be taken on items prior to September 20th, the board meeting will be held on the second Monday in September as usual.

BID OPENING: Superintendent Reno recommended setting the date for bid opening for the Lacona gymnasium exterior modifications on September 20th at 6:30 p.m. Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the date for bid opening as recommended. Ayes: 5.

President Burrell adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.

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