SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL MEETING
October 23, 2006

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in special session October 23, 2006, in the technology lab of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board President Ron Miller called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. The following board members were present: John Burrell, Jennifer Birchette, Larrie Williams and Paul Mead. Superintendent Harold Hulleman, Secondary Principal Terry Gladfelter, Board Secretary Julie Wilson and Board Counsel Ron Peeler were also in attendance.

AGENDA: Motion by John Burrell, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.

REVIEW CERTIFIED ENROLLMENT: Dr. Hulleman reviewed the final certified enrollment count with the Board. The certified enrollment increased 2.4 students over the prior year to 584.4. However, the number of open enrolled out students increased by 8.9 to 71.7 and the number of open enrolled in students decreased by 7.0 to 32.0.

CLOSED SESSION FOR STUDENT A HEARING: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Paul Mead to hold a closed session as provided in Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e) of the open meetings law to conduct a hearing to determine whether to suspend or expel a student. Roll call vote was taken. Ayes: 5. The time was 5:50 p.m.

President Miller called the closed session to an end at 6:50 p.m.

Counsel Ron Peeler recommended the following form of motion based on Board discussion during the executive session portion of the closed session: I move that student A be expelled from attendance at any Southeast Warren Community School District school and school activity through the start of the 2007-08 school year, upon the terms and conditions stated in the closed session and the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of the Board. The Board Counsel is directed to draft findings and conclusions consistent with the Board’s deliberations, and the President is authorized and directed to execute the Findings of Fact and Conclusion, and the Secretary is directed to mail the Findings of Fact and Conclusion to the student and his parents.

Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by John Burrell to approve the form of motion as read. Ayes: 5.

CLOSED SESSION FOR STUDENT B HEARING: Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by Larrie Williams to hold a closed session as provided in Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(e) of the open meetings law to conduct a hearing to determine whether to suspend or expel a student. Roll call vote was taken. Ayes: 5. The time was 6:59 p.m.

President Miller called the closed session to an end at 9:10 p.m.

Counsel Ron Peeler recommended the following form of motion based on Board discussion during the executive session portion of the closed session: I move that student B be placed on probation through the last day of school for the 2006-07 school year, upon the terms and conditions stated in the closed session and the Findings of Fact and Conclusion of the Board. The Board Counsel is directed to draft findings and conclusions consistent with the Board’s deliberations, and the President is authorized and directed to execute the Findings of Fact and Conclusion, and the Secretary is directed to mail the Findings of Fact and Conclusion to the student and his parents.

Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Paul Mead to approve the form of motion as read. Ayes: Williams, Mead, Burrell and Miller. Nays: Birchette. Motion passed 4:1.

REQUEST TO SBRC FOR INCREASED ENROLLMENT: Julie Wilson recommended approving the request to the SBRC for the maximum on-time funding budget adjustment and modified allowable growth for increased enrollment. Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by John Burrell to approve the request to the SBRC for on-time funding budget adjustment and modified allowable growth for increased enrollment. Ayes: 5.

REQUEST TO SBRC FOR MODIFIED ALLOWABLE GROWTH FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT OUT: Julie Wilson recommended approving the request to the SBRC for the maximum modified allowable growth for open enrollment out students on the 2006 certified enrollment but not on the 2005 certified enrollment. Motion by Jennifer Birchette, seconded by Paul Mead to approve the request to the SBRC for modified allowable growth for open enrollment out. Ayes: 5.

AT RISK BUDGET: Dr. Hulleman recommended approval of the At Risk budget for 2007-08 as presented. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Birchette to approve the At Risk budget as presented. Ayes: 5.

Motion by John Burrell, seconded by Larrie Williams to table the balance of the agenda. Ayes: 5.

President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 9:25 p.m.

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