July 10, 2006

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session July 10, 2006, in the technology center of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board Vice President Ron Miller called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. The following board members were present: John Burrell, Jennifer Birchette, Chris Hardy and Larrie Williams. Superintendent Dr. Harold Hulleman, Transportation Director Joel Mosher, and Board Secretary Julie Wilson were also in attendance, along with members from the community.

AGENDA: Motion by Chris Hardy, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.


Transportation report submitted by Joel Mosher:

  1. We had 39 extra bus trips for the month of June.
  2. All the repairs from inspection have been completed.
  3. I had some time in keeping the lawn equipment going. I also spent time checking over and making repair and parts lists for all units.

Secondary Principal’s report submitted by Terry Gladfelter:

Student Handbook – Shelley Mitzelfelt and Paula Schultz will present the changes made for the 2006-2007 student handbook.

All changes throughout the document are boldfaced/italicized and can be found on pages 3,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,16.

One area that still needs to be evaluated and changed are the eligibility requirements. The state’s new plan goes into affect on July 1. We must use their guidelines but can also implement any additions that we feel would help at the local level. I plan on having information ready for the August meeting concerning eligibility.

Roof Flashing – Modern Builders Inc. was here on Friday, June 30. They made the necessary repairs to the corrugated flashing in the front of the school and above the boys’ locker room. The channel to which the corrugated flashing was attached was also loose and had to be re-attached to the wall.

Electrical Repairs – In the demolition of the white school building the electric to the parking lot lights had to be disconnected. We at first thought we could run electric from the wrestling building. When the power company came to locate underground lines, they recommended to stay away from the wrestling building. The pole at the west exit of the parking lot had a box and they recommended that service be run to the lights from that pole. It would be a much safer option. Cable was trenched to the center pole and the east and west poles are now powered from the center pole.

Children First Forum: Ron Miller related to the Board that the agenda items at the May 22 Children First Forum included a presentation from Lori Nutting on Title I, discussion of graduation requirements, the Extended Learning Program and a review of the past year. Dr. Hulleman related that the only recommendation to the Board from the Children First Forum was the wellness policy that has already been acted on.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. June 19, 2006 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 204.10, “Order of Regular Business Meeting”
4. Second reading of Board Policy 602.3, “Wellness Policy”

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

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Hulleman reported on the following items:
1. Review of the Board calendar.
2. Monday, July 10th is the first day to file nomination papers for the school board election. School board elections will be held on September 12th.
3. An engineer will be down this week to take a look at the locker room floor and art room floor to see if a cause can be determined for the sinking floors.
4. Carpet will be installed in the High School media center this week.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Dr. Hulleman related to the Board that the restroom partitions discussed last month would be considered minor decorating, not new construction, and would therefore not require remodeling to accommodate handicap facilities. The number of stalls could be left as it currently is. Signage could be placed directing to the area where handicap restrooms are located. Dr. Hulleman will pursue the price of new stalls as they currently are and report back to the Board.

MILO CONCESSION STAND: Andy Schurman presented plans as proposed by the Athletic Boosters to the Board for a new concession stand with restroom facilities and storage in Milo. The Athletic Boosters would like to start on the project this fall if possible. The Athletic Boosters requested a contribution from the District toward the cost of the project. Price quotes will be brought to the Board at the August board meeting. Dr. Hulleman and Charlotte Weaklend will look at the proposed site for the concession stand to see if the plans will work into the daily school routine.

FIVE-YEAR EXPENDITURE PLAN: Dr. Hulleman reviewed the updated and revised five-year expenditure plan for facilities, transportation and technology. The Board discussed current projects and future projects they would like to have considered. Dr. Hulleman will secure estimates on the price of a Morton Building for a practice facility.

COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS: Dr. Hulleman reviewed a portion of the community survey results with the Board. Additional portions of the survey will be reviewed with the Board at the August board meeting.

PARKING LOT PLANS: Dr. Hulleman presented a revised parking lot plan for the Liberty Center parking lot. The plan provides for 150 paved parking spaces plus 6 handicapped spaces. There would be 46 overflow spaces on the gravel south of the wrestling building. The Board asked for the plan to be revised further to include additional parking spaces.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Dr. Hulleman recommended the approval of the appointment of Laura Granger, Junior High Language Arts. Motion by Chris Hardy, seconded by John Burrell to approve the appointment of Laura Granger, Junior High Language Arts. Ayes: 5.

PURCHASE OF VEHICLES: Joel Mosher related to the Board that he had located two used vans and one new van at Noble Ford. One van is a 2004 Ford Freestar with 38,000 miles for $12,500. The second van is a 2006 Ford Freestar with 17,000 miles for $16,500. The new van is a 2006 Ford Freestar for $19,128. All three vans are equipped the same. The Board asked Joel to look at Blue Book values and to check into an extended warranty if a used van is purchased. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by John Burrell to authorize the purchase of the new 2006 Ford Freestar for $19,128 or the purchase of the used 2006 Ford Freestar if the purchase price could be negotiated closer to $15,000. Ayes: 5.

Joel also provided information to the Board on two used buses that are available for purchase. After Board discussion, it was decided to continue looking at other possible options.

2006-2007 STUDENT HANDBOOKS: Shelley Mitzelfelt and Paula Schultz related to the Board that a Discipline Committee had been formed to work on revisions to the secondary handbook. The changes in the secondary handbook were then presented to all staff members. Shelley and Paula reviewed the changes with the Board. Dr. Hulleman recommended approval of the Sunrise Sunset Child Care Handbook, Primary Student Handbook, Intermediate Student Handbook and Junior/Senior High Student Handbook as revised except for the revision on page 6 of the secondary handbook concerning sleeveless tops. Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by Chris Hardy to approve the handbooks as revised with the deletion of the clothing statement on page 6 of the secondary handbook. Ayes: 5.

2007 IASB LEGISLATIVE ACTION PRIORITIES: The Board discussed legislative priorities for 2007. The consensus of the board was to adopt the following legislative action priorities and resolutions: (7) Supports a budget guarantee for school districts with declining enrollment and real on-time funding for districts with increasing enrollment in the current year. (8) Supports full funding of public schools before expansion of support to non-public schools. (10) Supports sufficient incentives and assistance to encourage sharing, reorganization and regional high schools to expand academic opportunities for students. (15) Supports the creation of an additional funding mechanism for school districts experiencing excessive transportation costs and the development of a transportation funding mechanism that does not directly or indirectly impact funding for the educational program. (16) Supports funding to ensure that all three and four year olds have access to a high quality public school preschool program to be funded by revenues that do not divert what would otherwise be K-12 resources. Funding should be allocated for literacy-based programs with well-articulated standards of high quality.

SUPERINTENDENT’S GOALS: Dr. Hulleman presented the following Superintendent’s Goals for 2006-2007:

  1. Work with principals, staff and students to make the District a safe place to work and to learn, a place where people respect one another, a place where people take responsibility for their actions, a place where people have pride in their work and in their school, and a place in which the community has confidence that teaching and learning are taking place in an organized and disciplined manner.
  2. Insure that the 2006-2007 budget is balanced.
  3. Improve the community’s understanding of the District’s budget, organization and functions as well as the role of the community in developing a successful school district.
  4. Continue to work with the Administrative Team in providing leadership in curriculum and instruction.
  5. Communicate and interpret the results of the community survey to the Board, staff and community through the Warren Pride and presentations to community groups.

Motion by John Burrell, seconded by Jennifer Birchette to approve the Superintendent’s Goals for 2006-2007. Ayes: 5.

Vice President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

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