SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
August 8, 2005
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session
August 8, 2005, in the technology center of the Junior/Senior High
School building. Board President Ron Miller called the meeting
to order at 7:00 p.m. The following board members were present:
Chris Wadle, Jennifer Birchette, and John Burrell. Chris hardy
was absent. Superintendent Harold Hulleman, Secondary Principal
Terry Gladfelter, Intermediate Principal Cindy Butler, Primary
Principal Charlotte Weaklend and Board Secretary Julie Wilson were
also in attendance, along with members from the community.
AGENDA: Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by John
Burrell to approve the agenda. Ayes: 4.
Primary Principal’s report submitted by Charlotte Weaklend:
Our elementary summer remedial reading and math classes, serving
a total of fifty students, were held in the Primary building from
June 13th through June 30th. Kathy Taggart taught the first and
second graders, Donna Clay worked with the third and fourth graders,
and Pat Butler tutored the fifth and sixth graders. I appreciate
the support of the school board and the participating parents in
providing this important service to the students who needed it
the most. Great strides in vital skill areas were made.
We are very excited about the new addition to our playground.
The Partners in Education parent group, through their fund-raising
efforts, have made it possible for us to purchase a brand new eight-seat
swing to be installed on the east end of our playground. We are
also purchasing eleven rubber mats to be installed at the base
of each swing and each slide on the existing structure. These mats,
together with additional wood fiber, will increase the safety of
our playground. Installation is scheduled for Saturday, August
13th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Raindate is Sunday, August 14th beginning
at 1:00 p.m. We need parent and community volunteers to dig holes,
assemble and install the swing frame, and spread the required fabric,
pea gravel, and wood fiber ground cover. Please call Wendy Smith
at 942-6143 or Melody Kibbe at 942-6504 if you have a few hours
to spare on the 13th for this project.
I’d like to take this opportunity to invite the board members
to our annual Open House to be held on August 30th from 7:00 to
8:00 p.m. We are very excited about the opening of another school
year and look forward to showing off our beautiful building to
parents and community members. While your are here, please notice
the new computer lab in the media center, a new serving table and
upright freezer in the kitchen, and the new swings in our playground.
Intermediate Principal’s report submitted by Cindy Butler:
1. We received the new reading materials during the summer and
have scheduled the sales representative to work with our teachers
on Monday, August 22nd and Thursday, October 13th.
2. Work on the building has progressed very well this summer thanks
to the efforts of Silas and Allen. In addition to regular summer
cleaning and maintenance they:
· put down new carpeting in the band office and storage area
· replaced and/or repaired ceiling in the older section of the building
· put a finish on the new window trim in the cafeteria and art room
· installed GFI plugs in the restroom/locker rooms
· painted outside doors in the older section of the building
Tom Schneider ran the new sidewalk to the delivery door of the
cafeteria and poured new cement outside the library door.
3. We expect new playground equipment to be delivered soon. The
new equipment will be installed within the area of our current
equipment. Partners in Education plan to coordinate volunteers
to install the equipment before school begins.
Secondary Principal’s report submitted by Terry Gladfelter:
· Electrical – Panel box moved in the basement moved to the steps
so the custodial staff does not have to walk in water to check the box should
the pumps malfunction. Security lights around the school have been repaired to
improve nighttime lighting. Current work is underway in the shops to bring electrical
requirements up to code as identified in the EMC safety report. Improved lighting
and exhaust fans will be installed in the faculty restrooms.
· Roof – The west wing and the boys locker room are
completed. The girls locker room should be finished by the board
meeting. Both locker rooms did not have the flashing installed
correctly. Upon removing the old flashing it was found that a header
(2x8) had never been installed on top of the wall before installing
the flashing. The header has now been installed and new flashing
had to be purchased to complete the project.
· Kitchen – The existing kettle has been disconnected
and removed. We are awaiting delivery of the new kettle during
the week of August 8.
SAI Conference – The School Administrators of Iowa hosted
their annual conference August 2,3,4. There were excellent presentations
on the challenges of educational change and raising the educational
bar. One session I especially enjoyed was the sociological and
societal changes that have taken place since World War I, the G.I
generation, and the implications on students and teaching today,
the Millennial generation.
Summer Teacher Meeting – An invitation was extended to our
teachers to meet this summer and review our positive relation emphasis
and Colorguard advisory program from the past year. We have had
two meetings with six teachers in attendance and are looking at
ways to further strengthen what we began last year. The educational
data continually shows that a positive environment and relationships
are critical in improving student achievement.
Legislative report: Chris Wadle related to the Board that
an ICN session will be held on August 17th and 30th entitled “Legislative
Advocacy Skills for Board Members”.
Athletic Boosters: Ron Miller related that the Athletic
Boosters have been working diligently to prepare the football field.
The bleachers have been moved, the goal posts are up and the fence
will be installed within the next few days.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent
1. July 11, 2005 minutes
2. 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
6. Appoint Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., as School District legal counsel
Motion by Chris Wadle, seconded by Jennifer Birchette to approve
the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Hulleman reported on
the following items:
1. A copy of the inservice schedule for August 18-23 was given to board members.
2. An updated board calendar was given to board members.
3. August 15th is the deadline for any board member interested in filing a
Statement of Candidacy for Election to the Area Education Agency Board of Directors.
SHARING WITH MELCHER-DALLAS: Dr. Hulleman related to the
Board that employees would receive a copy of the complete report
received from Eric Heitz summarizing the interviews conducted concerning
sharing with the Melcher-Dallas School District. Dr. Hulleman related
that portions of the report would be published in the Warren Pride
over the next three months, starting in September.
CHILDREN FIRST FORUM: Dr. Hulleman presented a list of
the 2004-2005 Children First Forum members. Board members were
asked to suggest additional names for the 2005-2006 membership.
High school students will also be included on the membership list
for 2005-2006. The 2005-2006 membership list will be on the September
agenda for approval.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Dr. Hulleman recommended accepting the
resignations of Natoshia Myers, One-on-One Associate; and Jan Shannon,
part time custodian. Motion by Chris Wadle, seconded by Jennifer
Birchette to accept the resignations as presented. Ayes: 4.
Dr. Hulleman recommended approving the appointments of Phil Oliver,
Assistant Football Coach; John Burrell, Assistant Football Coach;
Kim Warner, Director of Fall and Spring Plays; Deanna Stewart,
Jr. High Cheerleading Advisor; and Brian Chaplin, One-on-One Associate.
Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by Chris Wadle to approve
the appointments as presented. Ayes: 3. John Burrell abstained
STANDARDS AND BENCHMARKS: Dr. Hulleman recommended approving
the proposed changes to the reading standards and benchmarks. The
changes address phonemic awareness and phonics, which are integral
parts of our reading program in the early grades. Motion by John
Burrell, seconded by Jennifer Birchette to approve the changes
to the standards and benchmarks as presented. Ayes: 4.
ROOF REPAIRS: Dr. Hulleman related that two bids had been
received for replacing the roofs on the bus barn and daycare center.
A quote of $19,261 from Hunt’s Local Contracting was received
to cover the current roof with asphalt shingles; the second quote
from A & C Custom in the amount of $20,649 is to remove the
roof and replace it with a similar metal roof. Dr. Hulleman recommended
accepting the bid from A & C Custom in the amount of $20,649
for the metal roof. The metal roof would better match the roof
on the school building and includes new insulation. Motion by John
Burrell, seconded by Chris Wadle to approve the bid from A & C
Custom to do the roof repairs on the bus barn and daycare center.
SALE OF OLD SCHOOL HOUSE AND FOOD WARMER: Dr. Hulleman
related that one bid had been received from Kurt Cronbaugh in the
amount of $100 for the old school house at Liberty Center. The
bid is for the building and all attached items in the building.
The building will be removed and the site cleaned up within 90
days. No bids were received for the food warmer. The food warmer
will be disposed of. Dr. Hulleman recommended accepting the bid
from Kurt Cronbuagh for the old school house. Motion by Jennifer
Birchette, seconded by Chris Wadle to accept the bid from Kurt
Cronbaugh for the old school house. Ayes: 4.
ANNUAL PORGRESS REPORT: A draft copy of the 2004-2005 Annual
Progress Report was presented to board members. Dr. Hulleman related
that two pieces of data have not yet been received: The State Collaborative
on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) and the American College
Test (ACT). Dr. Hulleman recommended approval of the 2004-2005
Annual Progress Report with the addition of the SCASS and ACT data
when received. Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by John Burrell
to approve the 2004-2005 Annual Progress Report with the stipulation
that the additional data will be added when it is received. Ayes:
SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING: Dr. Hulleman recommended changing
the September board meeting date from September 12th to September
19th in order to hold the organizational meeting after the school
elections. Motion by Chris Wadle, seconded by John Burrell to change
the September board meeting date to the 19th. Ayes: 4.
DISCUSS BOARD GOALS: The Board discussed the proposed 2005-2006
Board Goals. The goals will be brought back with the changes discussed
at the September board meeting for Board approval.
SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION: The Board discussed the process
for the Superintendent’s evaluation. The consensus of the
Board was to complete the evaluation form and return to the Board
Secretary prior to the September board meeting. Evaluation of the
Superintendent will be placed on the September agenda.
President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 7:58 p.m.
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