SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
July 9, 2007

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session July 9, 2007, in the technology lab of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board Member Paul Mead called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. The following board members were present: Larrie Williams and Jennifer Mihalovichh. Ron Miller and John Burrell were absent. Superintendent Dr. Harold Hulleman, Secondary Principal Terry Gladfelter, Transportation Director Joel Mosher and Board Secretary Julie Wilson were also in attendance, along with members from the community.

AGENDA: Dr. Hulleman recommended postponing agenda items (2) Adopt 2008 IASB Legislative Action Priorities, (3) Develop response to Children First Forum recommendations and (8) Adopt resolution to support H.R. 648 until the next board meeting when all board members are present. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovichh to table items 2, 3 and 8 until next month and approve the agenda as amended. Ayes: 3.

REPORTS:

Transportation report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 36 extra bus trips for the month. The month was spent doing general repairs. I also checked over most of the units in the fleet and made a list of repairs needed for the summer.

Athletic Boosters: Larrie Williams related that the Athletic Boosters are working on the steps at the football field.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. June 18, 2007 minutes
2. Financial reports

Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 3.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Dr. Hulleman reported on the following items:
1. The School Administrators of Iowa Annual Conference will be held August 8-9.
2. Teachers will report on August 17.
3. All-District Employees meeting will be held on August 20.
4. The IASB Fiscal Management Conference will be held on July 18.
5. DMACC officials would like to have Warren County Superintendents and School Board Members visit the Ames DMACC Career Academy on the either the evening of August 14th or the evening of August 16th.

SUPERINTENDENT’S GOALS: Dr. Hulleman presented the Superintendent’s goals for 2007-2008 as follows:

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 2007-2008 budget is balanced.
3. Continue to work with the Administrative Team in providing leadership in curriculum and instruction.
4. Coordinate schedules with Mr. Gladfelter to insure that an administrator is in the building as many days as possible.
5. Conduct a follow-up community survey to the 2005-2006 survey.
6. Take a more active role in supervising teachers by conducting classroom walk-throughs on a regular basis.

Dr. Hulleman related that items 1, 2 and 3 are continued goals from the previous year. Items 4, 5 and 6 are new this year. This item will be on next month’s agenda for board approval.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Dr. Hulleman recommended approving the appointments of William Eggers, Special Education; Shellie Webb, HS Language Arts; Kimberly Heim, FCCLA Advisor; and Lori Hart and Melody Kibbe, Color Guard Advisors; accepting the resignations of Matt Oliver, Special Education, Head HS Boys’ Track Coach, and Assistant JH Boys’ Basketball Coach; and Dan Thomas, Special Education, Golf Coach, and JH Softball Coach; approving Market Factor Pay for William Eggers and Kimberly Heim in the amount of $1,000 each; and approving the request for unpaid leave from Janet Hendrickson from September 10, 2007 to October 8, 2007. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovichh to approve the personnel changes as listed. Ayes: 3.

PRESCHOOL GRANT APPLICATION: Dr. Hulleman recommended approval of the grant application for the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program for Four-Year-Old Children. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovichh to approve the preschool grant application. Ayes: 3.

VOCAL TRIP TO NEW YORK: Lynnea Young presented the itinerary for the proposed vocal trip to New York March 22-27, 2008. The cost will be $796 per person, $596 per school employee. Eighteen adults and twenty-seven students are currently signed up for the trip. Dr. Hulleman recommended approval of the vocal trip to New York. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovichh to approve the vocal trip to New York. Ayes: 3.

ANTI-BULLYING/HARASSMENT POLICY: Dr. Hulleman recommended approval of the first reading of the revision to Board Policy 502.12, “Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy”. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the first reading of Board Policy 502.12, “Anti-Bullying/Harassment Policy”. Ayes: 3.

STUDENT HANDBOOKS: The Board reviewed the 2007-2008 Primary, Intermediate, Secondary and District student handbooks. Dr. Hulleman recommended approving the 2007-2008 student handbooks with the revisions as discussed. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovichh to approve the student handbooks with the revisions as discussed. Ayes: 3.

TEACHER QUALITY COMMITTEE: Dr. Hulleman recommended approving the following as members of the Teacher Quality Committee: Shelley Mitzelfelt, Becky Burgin, Pat Butler, Carol Carr, Megan Morhardt (Alternate), Harold Hulleman, Terry Gladfelter, Cindy Butler and Charlotte Weaklend. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the Teacher Quality Committee as recommended. Ayes: 3.

Board Member Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 6:46 p.m.

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