SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
October 16, 2007
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met for a work session
October 16, 2007, in the ICN room of the Junior/Senior High School
building. Board President Paul Mead called the meeting to order
at 5:32 p.m. The following board members were present: Larrie Williams,
Jennifer Mihalovichh, and John Burrell. Ron Miller was absent. Superintendent
Dr. 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.
GOOD CONDUCT POLICY: Considerable discussion was held concerning
the Good Conduct Policy and the enforcement of the penalties for
violating the Good Conduct Policy. There was a very strong opinion
among board members and community members present that the Good
Conduct Policy should be followed exactly as written with no exceptions
made to the penalties. Discussion was also held that non-athletes
should receive the same penalties as outlined in the Good Conduct
Policy as the students who participate in extracurricular and co-curricular
activities do. The current Good Conduct Policy only applies to
students involved in extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
Mr. Gladfelter will hold an assembly with the Junior/Senior High
School students later in the week to inform them that from this
point on the Good Conduct Policy will be enforced exactly as written.
HOMECOMING: Discussion was held concerning Homecoming activities.
The general consensus of the Board was not to do away with Homecoming
entirely, but to eliminate the activities that are not working
well. The Board would like to hear input from the students on what
activities they would like to have and would participate in. Suggestions
to improve on Homecoming next year included changing the dance
back to Saturday night, including younger students in the parade,
and seeking community involvement. The Children First Forum will
continue discussion on Homecoming at their next meeting.
DRESS CODE: Discussion was held concerning the Dress Code. The
consensus of the Board was to enforce the Dress Code as written
and to be consistent in the enforcement of the Dress Code.
HARASSMENT/BULLYING PROCEDURES: The Board reviewed Board Policy
502.12, “Anti-Bullying/Harassment Investigation Procedures”.
ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE: Dr. Hulleman presented the October 2007
Certified Enrollment numbers to the Board. The actual enrollment
(includes resident students, open enrolled out and tuition out
students) for the District was down by 8.8 FTE students. The number
of open enrolled out students went up by 16.5 FTE and the number
of open enrolled in students went down by 2.0 FTE. Dr. Hulleman
related that there would be a budget shortfall of approximately
$76,988 for the 2008-09 school year based on current expenses and
a projected increase in salaries and benefits for employees for
next year. Dr. Hulleman proposed a change to the administrative
structure for 2008-09 as a way to cut expenses. His proposal was
to reduce the Superintendent’s time to a 50, 55 or 60 day
contract, have Charlotte Weaklend cover both the Primary and Intermediate
buildings and have Cindy Butler move to the High School building
and be responsible for curriculum, ELP, the AYP, APR, and other
data reports. The savings in reducing the Superintendent’s
contract would be approximately $27,075 to $32,490 depending on
the number of days the Superintendent is contracted. A second option
for savings would be to contract with the AEA for superintendent
OTHER AREAS OF COST SAVINGS: Dr. Hulleman asked for the Board’s
input on other areas of cost savings. One response was to address
open enrollment out. Consider putting the Junior High practices
back into the school day to make it more convenient for parents,
looking at the graduation requirements to see if they are too high
in comparison to surrounding schools, and promoting school pride
as a way to attract students to the District.
TEACHER EVALUATION PROCESS: Dr. Hulleman reviewed the teacher
evaluation process with the Board. The major elements of a performance
review and the procedures and timelines were briefly outlined.
President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 7:39 p.m.
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