SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
December 6, 2004
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met for a work session
December 6, 2004, in the technology center of the Junior/Senior
High School building. President Ron Miller called the meeting to
order at 5:02 p.m. The following board members were present: Chris
Hardy, Jennifer Birchette, Chris Wadle, and John Burrell. Superintendent
Dr. Harold Hulleman, Primary Principal Charlotte Weaklend, and
Board Secretary Julie Wilson were also in attendance.
AGENDA: Motion by Chris Hardy, seconded by Jennifer Birchette
to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.
FEASIBILITY STUDY: Superintendent Hulleman related that
he and Ron Miller had met with Eric Heitz, Consultant for the Department
of Education, the Melcher-Dallas Superintendent and Board Vice
President to discuss conducting a Feasibility Study on future sharing
options with Melcher-Dallas. The next step in the Feasibility Study
is to select interview groups and interview questions. The Department
of Education will then put together a report with conclusions and
recommendations on sharing options based on projected enrollment
numbers, financial conditions of the districts and the interview
responses. The Board will continue discussion of the Feasibility
Study at the December 13th board meeting.
Superintendent Hulleman also related that he had met with Superintendent
Tom Dannen to draft the 2005-2006 school calendar. The starting
and ending dates will be the same in both districts. They will
also look at time schedules for each district to facilitate the
sharing of classes.
BOARD POLICY 204.11: Superintendent Hulleman encouraged
board members to have citizens follow the chain of command (i.e.
teacher to principal, to superintendent) when responding to questions
and concerns. If a problem is unable to be resolved following the
chain of command, the citizen may then ask for an agenda item.
Board Policy 204.11, Grievances, was briefly reviewed.
BUDGET PROJECTIONS: Superintendent Hulleman related that
the administrators would be looking at scheduling and staff assignments
for the 2005-06 school year. Recommendations will be brought to
the Board at a later date. The Board will review the Early Retirement
Policy at the December 13th meeting.
ONE-CENT SALES TAX EXPENDITURES: The Board discussed areas
of priority for use of the one-cent sales tax revenue. A list of
the top priorities for building and grounds expenditures was reviewed.
The consensus of the Board was to repair roofs that are currently
leaking first, and then proceed with additional items on the list.
Superintendent Hulleman will prepare a report on the condition
of the items listed and accurate repair costs. Administrators will
also be asked for input on areas of need in each of their buildings.
TEXTBOOK REPLACEMENT: The Curriculum Revision Matrix was
reviewed. Superintendent Hulleman related that the Reading/Language
Arts textbooks are due to be replaced this year at a cost of approximately
LONG RANGE GOALS: Superintendent Hulleman will bring recommendations
to the Board after the first of the year for long range goals on
budget, curriculum, technology, buildings and grounds, and transportation.
HALL OF PRIDE DISPLAY: The consensus of the Board was to
proceed with submitting materials for the Iowa Hall of Pride. The
Board suggested contacting community members to help gather information
JUNIOR HIGH ATHLETIC PRACTICE: A letter and survey on the
Junior High athletic practice schedule was sent to parents at the
end of November. Thirty-five of the 250 surveys that were sent
out have been received as of today. Preliminary results of the
survey will be presented at the December 13th board meeting.
President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 6:41 p.m.
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