SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
July 12, 2010
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session July 12, 2010 in the media
center of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board President Paul Mead called the meeting
to order at 5:30 p.m. The following board members were present: Ron Miller, Jennifer Mihalovichh
and Marianne Lester. Larrie Williams was absent. Superintendent/Secondary Principal Delane
Galvin, Intermediate Principal Dan Dow, Transportation Director Joel Mosher, and Board Secretary
Julie Wilson were also in attendance, along with members form the community.
AGENDA: Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the agenda with
the addition of a presentation from Matt Gillespie at the start of the meeting. Ayes: 4.
Matt Gillespie, from Piper Jaffray, presented information to the Board on infrastructure
financing options for projects in Tier 1 of the Long Range Planning Committee’s recommendation
BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized Ms. Weeks, Ms. Sealock, the students, and
all of the people that helped make the Every 15 Minutes program a success.
Transportation report submitted by Joel Mosher:
We had 34 extra bus trips for the month. I had time servicing lawn mowers and the tractor
from Liberty Center. I spent time diagnosing scoreboards from both fields, disassembling for
repair and then installing after repair. I also had a few hours in mowing around the Milo
site. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. June 14, 2010 minutes
2. Financial reports
Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Marianne Lester to approve the items on the consent agenda.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The softball team won the first round of district games. They lost their second game to
2. The baseball team will play their first round of district games again Melcher-Dallas on
3. The sidewalk has been poured on the backside of the Intermediate building. The pillars
for the walk-in cooler were poured today.
4. A call was received expressing concern about the amount of rain water run off there is
from the Intermediate property down to the surrounding houses. Possible ways to divert the
water elsewhere will be looked into and a recommendation will be brought back to the Board.
5. The Boosters are working on tiling the baseball and softball fields. During the process
it is hoped that the tillable acres can be expanded for the FFA program.
6. The fire alarm system for the High School is about half way completed.
7. Donations are still being sought for the football scoreboard. Approximately $12,000 of
the $18,000 needed has been raised from donations and the jersey auctions.
8. The wiring to the garage at Lacona has corroded and will be rewired above ground.
SALARIES FOR NON-UNION EMPLOYEES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the 2010-2011
salaries for Joel Mosher, LuAnn Ohnemus, Julie Wilson, Mike Tierney, Charlotte Weaklend, Dan
Dow and himself as presented. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Marianne Lester to approve
the 2010-2011 salaries for non-union employees as presented on the updated spreadsheet. Ayes:
DE SITE VISIT: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that the DE had made another visit
to check progress on the corrective action plan and to make sure the annual evaluations are
being completed. The DE approved the progress being made and evaluations being completed.
LIBERTY CENTER SEWER SYSTEM: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that the District
had received notice that three of our roof top drains for storm water were dumping into the
lagoon and corrective action needed to be taken to fix it. Warren County officials are agreeable
to disconnecting the drains and having them run off from the buildings onto the ground.
AUTHORIZE SUPERINTENDENT TO PROCEED WITH TIER 1 OF THE LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE’S
RECOMMENDATION FOR FACILITIES: Superintendent Galvin recommended authorizing him to proceed
with Tier I of the Long Range Planning committee’s recommendations for facilities, to
work with the architect on design and preliminary cost estimates, and to start the process
for financing the projects. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Marianne Lester for the Superintendent
to proceed with Tier 1 of the Long Range Planning Committee’s recommendations and to
proceed with the process for financing the projects over a thirteen-year payback period. Ayes:
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignations of LuAnn
Ohnemus, Assistant Jr. Class Sponsor; and Don Hanes; Regular Route Bus Driver; approving the
appointments of Amanda Bales, Intermediate Classroom Associate; Andrew Gladfelter, Full Time
Evening Custodian; Don Hanes, Substitute Bus Driver; Dallas O’Brien, Head HS Wrestling
Coach; Brian Jimenez, Assistant HS Wrestling Coach; Sarah Sealock, Head HS Volleyball Coach;
Kelsi Bustad, Assistant HS Volleyball Coach; to approve the contract modifications of Amanda
Nunn, increase from 68% to 75%; Sarah Sealock, increase from 75% to 90%; and Donna Clay, increase
from 50% to 62.5%; to approve the transfers of Melody Kibbe, from Study Hall Monitor to Special
Education One-on-One Associate; and Kathi Malli, from Daycare Associate to Study Hall Monitor;
and to approve the reduction of the Health Aide position. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh, seconded
by Ron Miller to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 4.
PURCHASE OF LUNCHROOM TABLES: Superintendent Galvin recommended accepting the low bid from
Iowa Prison Industries for 13 sets of lunchroom tables for a total cost of $9,204. This will
be paid from PPEL funds. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovichh to approve
the purchase of lunchroom tables from Iowa Prison Industries at a cost of $9,204. Ayes: 4.
APPROVE REVISION TO 2010-2011 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving
the revision to the 2010-2011 school calendar to add a 1:30 dismissal prior to Labor Day weekend
and to correct a couple of other minor errors. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh, seconded by
Marianne Lester to approve the revision to the 2010-2011 school calendar. Ayes: 4.
SHARING AGREEMENT WITH MELCHER-DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR GUIDANCE: Superintendent Galvin
recommended approving the sharing agreement with Melcher-Dallas School District for guidance
for the 2010-2011 school year. Mr. Lindell will be shared one day a week with Melcher-Dallas
and the remaining days will be at Southeast Warren. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer
Mihalovichh to approve the sharing agreement with Melcher-Dallas School District for guidance.
MONITORING SERVICE FOR FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS: Superintendent Galvin recommended accepting the
low bid from A+ Communications to provide the monitoring service and to perform the inspections
of the fire alarm systems in all three buildings when the current contract with Midwest Alarms
ends. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh, seconded by Marianne Lester to approve A+ Communications
to provide the monitoring services and inspections of the fire alarm systems in all three
buildings. Ayes: 4.
DISTRICT ARCHITECT: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that he had been approached
by an architect trying to drum up the District’s business. The current board approved
architect is Haila Architecture. Superintendent Galvin asked for the Board’s input on
whether to pursue a change in the district architect or to retain Haila Architecture. Motion
by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovichh to remain with the district approved architect
that had been voted on prior. Ayes: 4.
LUNCH PRICES FOR 2010-2011: Superintendent Galvin recommended increasing the 2010-2011 lunch
prices by $.05 per meal. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh, seconded by Ron Miller to approve
a $.05 per meal increase in lunch prices for 2010-2011. Ayes: 4.
STUDENT FEES FOR 2010-2011: Superintendent Galvin recommended increasing the 2010-2011 three
year old preschool fees to $35 per month due to the increase in time from 4 half days per
month to 8 half days per month. Superintendent Galvin also recommended increasing the textbook
rental fee from $55 to $60. Motion by Marianne Lester, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the
increase in student fees for 2010-2011. Ayes: 4.
ADMISSION PRICES FOR 2010-2011: Superintendent Galvin recommended the admission prices and
activity pass fees for 2010-2011 remain the same as last year. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh,
seconded by Ron Miller to approve leaving the admission prices for 2010-2011 the same as last
year. Ayes: 4.
RESOLUTION TO ISSUE WARRANT: Due to the increased cost of borrowing through the ISCAP program
this year, it was determined that there will be considerable savings to issue warrants to
Peoples Savings Bank instead. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resolution to
issue warrants for cash flow purposes with Peoples Savings Bank. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded
by Jennifer Mihalovichh to approve the resolution to issue warrants with Peoples Savings Bank.
CHANGES TO DISTRICT WIDE STUDENT HANDBOOK: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the
revisions to the District Wide Student Handbook. The changes update the administration of
prescription and over the counter medications to match board policy. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovichh,
seconded by Marianne Lester to approve the changes to the District Wide Student Handbook.
President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 7:41 p.m.
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