SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
October 10, 2005

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session October 10, 2005, in the technology center of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board President Chris Wadle called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following board members were present: Chris Hardy, Ron Miller, John Burrell and Jennifer Birchette. Superintendent Harold Hulleman, Secondary Principal Terry Gladfelter, Intermediate Principal Cindy Butler, and Board Secretary Julie Wilson were also in attendance, along with members from the community.

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

FFA TRIP TO NATIONAL CONVENTION: Katie Myers, Ben Beck, Kimmie Hunerdosse & Ashley Thompson presented the agenda for the FFA trip to the National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, on October 25-29. Dr. Hulleman recommended approval of the FFA trip to Louisville, Kentucky. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer Birchette to approve the FFA trip to the National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Ayes: 5.

REPORTS:

Transportation report submitted by Joel Mosher:

1. We have the new route going and it seems to have helped with the time the students are on the bus.
2. Since school has started we have taken 29 trips with busses.
3. I am working on getting everything ready for vehicle inspections on October 25th.

Primary Principal’s report submitted by Charlotte Weaklend:

1. Updates on the Primary blacktop were completed on October 1st, when five parents representing the Partners in Education group, including Blayne Hartman, Wendy & Patrick Smith, Stacey Coffman, and Mel Kibbe, met with me to add two new four-squares and a beanbag throw game. We also repainted the existing US map, the basketball boundaries, the existing four-square, and the hop scotches. The installation of the new eight-person swing set was finished by Mike Mason, custodian, and Joel Mosher, transportation director on Friday, September 30th. With the placing of the additional four rubber pads at the base of the slides and under the horizontal bar climb, as well as the relocation of the sandbox, our playground will be among the most functional and safest around.

A special thank you to Jeremy Cross, Kevin Baumgarten, Andy Rosenbaum, Joel Mosher, Chester Crouse, and Doug Hembry for their assistance in pouring concrete around the base of the swing legs; and to Greg Weaklend, Brad Chase, and Vanderpool Construction who prepared the pad for the swing set and spread fill dirt on the west end of the playground and around the outside bank of the baseball field.

2. The third graders have completed the first round of the MAP testing for this year. The addition of the new computer lab in our building greatly eased the set-up process for the tests, as well as served as additional motivation for the youngsters to do their best. DIBELS testing has been completed for the kindergartners, with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade tests scheduled throughout the next few weeks. Lori Nutting, Title I teacher, will assist each classroom teacher in administering these one-on-one tests, while I teach the reading lesson in the classroom for the rest of the students.

3. On Wednesday, September 28th, I attended a reading/writing workshop in Des Moines with our second grade teachers. There we learned how to set up and manage learning centers in the classrooms where students are held accountable to interact with various reading and writing medium to reinforce and expand their learning beyond the direct instruction provided by the teacher. This information will be shared with the other teachers in the district as appropriate.

4. Partners in Education has initiated their first fundraiser of the year, with delivery of frozen pies, pizza, cookies, candy, and Christmas gift items scheduled for November 18th. They will be providing a baked potato bar supper for elementary teachers on the evening of November 8th and a lasagna meal on the evening of November 10th - parent-teacher conference nights. They will be hosting a book fair for parents and students on those evenings, as well. Plans are underway for the Primary building to again host the Milo Quilting Club, various high school group fundraisers, the annual PIE cookie walk, and outside vendors during Milo’s Small Town Country Christmas on December 3rd.

5. Primary classes will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week during the week of October 10th, with a visit from the Milo Fire & Rescue Team as they bring some of their equipment for the students’ inspection on the afternoon of October 11th. They will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 17th with activities planned for nearly every day. This year, US Department of Education booklets entitled “Growing up Drug-Free, a Parent’s Guide to Prevention” will be distributed to each family in the community with S.E. Warren-enrolled preschoolers through 8th graders, in conjunction with our pk-12 Red Ribbon activities.

6. The Primary students were involved in several Homecoming activities. The high school pep band and football and volleyball players hosted their very own pep assembly on the Primary blacktop. A number of the Primary & Intermediate students and their parents participated in the Partners in Education entry in the Homecoming parade, and the little cheerleaders were adorable at the football game.

7. The Primary students and staff collected a total of $273.65 in September during our “Coins for Katrina” drive for the hurricane victims, for distribution through the Red Cross.

Intermediate Principal’s report submitted by Cindy Butler:

1. MAP testing is complete and reports have been received. One of the reports indicates that students currently in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade who took the same tests last fall, made more than the average growth expected in all subject areas. The intermediate teachers are considering how to use the MAP data to set class and individual student goals. Setting goals aligns with Iowa Teaching Standard 5, Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning. And to the more specific criteria under the standard, “Understands and uses the results of multiple assessments to guide planning and instruction.” “Guides students in goal setting and assessing their own learning.”

2. A representative from Harcourt, the publisher of the new reading series, will present at the next inservice for teachers. This will give teachers a chance to discuss how things are going and to get answers to questions they may have.

3. Both special education teachers from the Intermediate and I have attended training on new procedures, forms and rules for special education. Some of these changes can be attributed to trickle down for NCLB.

4. The District Leadership Team (DLT) met last Monday. The team, composed of several teachers, the administrators, and AEA personnel, meets monthly to plan the district’s professional development activities, reflect on the success or lack of success of activities, and make adjustments as needed. The members of this team work well together as discussions focus on ensuring effective teacher training that will impact student achievement.

Secondary Principal’s Report submitted by Terry Gladfelter

Homecoming – Mr. Ripperger and the Student Council are to be commended for their planning and organization of this year's Homecoming. It was a good week with lots of school spirit. (I’m ready for a week of quiet!)

MAP Testing - Testing has been completed and we are already receiving results. We will be distributing the results through our Colorguard groups and teaching our students how to interpret their data. This MAP report will now begin to show data for the past three years. Students will be able to view their academic progress. It will also provide the staff with good information on our progress and areas of needed improvement. Further data will be presented next month.

D/F List – Below is a chart comparing the D/F list over the past four years for the first mid term.

D/F List Comparison

D/F List Comparison
 
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
 
F
D
#
F
D
#
F
D
#
F
D
#
F
D
#
F
D
#
Mid term 9/02
15
18
26
5
21
22
10
30
30
Mid term 9/03
29
32
31
5
25
13
11
21
20
11
30
21
Mid term 9/04
3
22
16
2
13
10
1
24
18
1
21
17
21
44
31
Mid term 9/05
15
25
18
10
33
23
6
19
20
8
19
17
5
18
17
8
19
18

The F list can be broken down:

Subject
05
04
Language Arts
17
8
Social Studies
22
18
PE
0
2
Computer
1
2
Science
1
0
Math
5
0
Art
1
0
Reading
1
0
Animal Science
1
0
Film Study
1
0

The D list can be broken down:

Subject
05
04
Language Arts
16
15
Social Studies
58
56
Math
18
27
Science
15
9
PE
0
2
Ag
4
9
Art
0
2
Spanish
2
3
Computers
3
2
Reading
4
0

Positive PR – I have been very pleased with the good PR we have had in the RHT over the past weeks (pictures, sports, homecoming, Mr. Vanstrien, and Mrs. Cooper). To the community, we have to be the best PR for our school.

Warren County Conference Board: John Burrell reported that he had recently attended the Warren County Conference Board meeting. The main topic of discussion was the challenging of assessed tax values on local businesses.

Children First Forum: Terry Gladfelter reported that the last Children First Forum meeting had been well attended and there was good interaction. Items on the next meeting agenda will include writing and sharing with Melcher-Dallas.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. September 19, 2005, minutes
2. Financial reports

Motion by Chris Hardy, seconded by John Burrell to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Hulleman reported on the following items:
1. A request has been received from the Warren County Economic Development Corporation to attend their meetings. The next meeting will be held on October 19th.
2. The IASB District 8 meeting will be held on October 20th in Indianola at 6:00 p.m.
3. The IASB Convention will be held on November 16th-18th.

CERTIFIED ANNUAL REPORT: Julie Wilson gave a brief review of the Certified Annual Report for the period ending June 30, 2005.

CERTIFIED ENROLLMENT: Julie Wilson reviewed the 2005 certified enrollment figures. The September 2005 certified enrollment is up 3.8 students from the prior year. Open enrollment out is up 5.0 students and open enrollment in is up 1.9 students from the prior year.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Dr. Hulleman recommended approval of the appointment of Larry Snuggs, Regular Route Driver, Step 5. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by John Burrell to approve the appointment of Larry Snuggs, Regular Route Driver, Step 5. Ayes: 5.

Dr. Hulleman recommended approval of the appointment of John C. Burrell, Head HS Girls’ Basketball Coach, 10%-Step 1. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Chris Hardy to approve John C. Burrell as Head HS Girls’ Basketball Coach. Ayes: 4. John Burrell abstained from voting.

Dr. Hulleman recommended Dave Ripperger receive the Assistant JH Football Coach supplemental pay. Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the supplemental payment to Dave Ripperger for Assistant JH Football Coach. Ayes: 4. John Burrell abstained from voting.

SBRC REQUEST FOR ON-TIME FUNDING: Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by John Burrell to approve the request to the SBRC for on time funding budget adjustment and modified allowable growth for increased enrollment in the maximum amount allowed. Ayes: 5.

SBRC REQUEST FOR MODIFIED ALLOWABLE GROWTH: Motion by John Burrell, seconded by Jennifer Birchette to approve the request to the SBRC for modified allowable growth for open enrollment out students not on the previous year’s certified enrollment count for whom tuition will be paid in the current year in the maximum amount allowed. Ayes: 5.

AT RISK BUDGET: Julie Wilson reviewed the proposed 2006-2007 At Risk budget. The budget is for the maximum amount allowed under the formula. Motion by Chris Hardy, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the At Risk application. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 405 AND 411: The Board reviewed Board Policy Section 405, “Certified Personnel Related Considerations,” and 411, “Non-Certified Personnel Related Considerations.”

The Board took a recess at 8:00 p.m. to tour the auditorium, art room and girls’ locker room to view the settling of the floor and cracking of the walls in all three rooms.

The Board reconvened at 8:25 p.m.

SUPERINTENDENT’S EVALUATION: Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Chris Hardy to go into closed session as per Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i) of the open meetings law for the purpose of evaluating the Superintendent. Roll call vote was taken. Ayes: Miller, Hardy, Birchette, Burrell and Wadle. Motioned passed 5:0. The time was 8:26 p.m.

President Wadle called the open session to a close at 9:17 p.m.

President Wadle adjourned the meeting at 9:17 p.m.

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