SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
August 9, 2010
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session August 9, 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, Marianne Lester
and Larrie Williams. Jennifer Mihalovichh was absent. Superintendent/Secondary Principal Delane
Galvin, Intermediate Principal Dan Dow, Primary Principal Charlotte Weaklend, Transportation
Director Joel Mosher, and Board Secretary Julie Wilson were also in attendance, along with
members from the community.
AGENDA: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Marianne Lester to approve the agenda. Ayes:
BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized the Long Range Planning Committee for their
hard work and time they put into developing their Long Range Plan presented to the Board.
Transportation report submitted by Joel Mosher:
We had 9 extra bus trips for the month. I had a few hours in mowing around the Milo site.
The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.
Primary Principal’s report submitted by Charlotte Weaklend:
We are looking forward to the beginning of the school year. The new computer lab is nearly
ready to go. Howard did a great job building the partition wall with windows near the ceiling
to increase the amount of natural sunlight in the library portion of the room. Miller Electric
installed the additional wiring needed. Howard is in the process of installing our new Smart
Board as I write this report. I am looking forward to bringing our building into the 21st
Century, as teachers have the option of using this highly functional computer lab to expand
lessons, review concepts, and engage students in exciting new ways that many of even the youngest
students are already familiar with.
The preschool playground equipment has arrived and a date will be set soon for the installation
of it just outside the preschool door. We will be offering an expanded three-year-old program
for the 2010-2011 school year, with the parents of those children having the option of enrolling
their child in either a one-day-a-week program or a two-day-a-week program with one (possibly
two) of our recently CDA-trained associates following up the Wednesday morning 3-year-old
teacher-led class with a Thursday morning teacher-directed 3-year-old class. Both will run
from 9:00 to 11:00, with no school transportation provided. Our current enrollment is 29 in
the 4-year-olds’ classes and 21 in the 3-year-old’s class/classes. We will be
using the daycare facility for the Thursday 3-year-old classes this year, but next year, with
a separate gymnasium for PE classes, the cafeteria will be available for this class.
We have scheduled a PK-3 open house for Monday, August 23rd, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please
consider joining us to see our new computer lab.
Intermediate Principal’s report submitted by Dan Dow:
The pad for the walk-in freezer has been poured. The freezer is to be assembled and installed
Silas has checked the scoreboards, etc. in preparation for the football season.
The reseating of the bleachers is nearly complete.
A new scoreboard will be installed at the football field prior to the homecoming game.
The Intermediate open house will be held the evening of August 23rd.
Athletic Director report submitted by Chuck Jones:
Congratulations to the high school boys’ baseball team for their run into the Iowa
State Baseball Tournament. The Warhawk baseball team finished the regular season with a record
of 12-10 and on a 4 game winning streak. They won 6 out of their last 8 games with losses
to state tournament bound teams I-35 and Martensdale-St. Marys. The team had wins over Melcher-Dallas,
North Mahaska, Moravia, and Orient-Macksburg to reach the state tournament at Principal Park
in Des Moines. The Warhawks season came to an end with a first round, rain delayed, 7-5 loss
to Remsen St. Mary’s.
Congratulations go out to Coach Bauer and the Warhawk softball team. The lady Warhawks finished
with an 8-21 record. They are a relatively young team, which made great strides throughout
The Pride of Iowa All-Conference teams were selected in early July. Warhawks selected were:
- Sydney Smith 1st team outfield
- Kylie Horton 2nd team infield
- Seth Nutting 2nd team infield
- Grant Seuferer 2nd team utility
- Logan Putz Academic
- Seth Nutting Academic
- Samuel Nutting Academic
- Emmett Konrad Academic.
- Eddie Steil Academic
- Grant Seuferer Academic
(no girl academics available at this writing)
Many thanks to everyone who supported the baseball team at the state tournament.
Some special recognition to:
- Fareway- for providing free tickets to the parents for the quarterfinal game.
- Pleasantville High School- for let the team practice on their field due to wetness on
- Athletic Boosters- for providing lodging and drinks at state
- Girls’ softball team- for decorating the team bus
- Dance team- for the signs leading the team out of town
- Selby’s- donating pizzas for baseball team gathering
- Milo Fire Department- for providing a late night ride around Milo after qualifying for
- Parents and family of the players & coaches- for their support all season long, for the
team gathering and ice cream social, and most dear to the boys’ hearts the goodie bags
- Thanks to the entire Southeast Warren community for supporting the team and being at
the game. It was awesome to see!
Practices for cross-country, football and volleyball start on August 9th. Ms. Sealock will
be taking on the head coaching duties for volleyball and Ms. Bustad will be taking her assistant’s
position. Camps are scheduled for football and volleyball the week of August 2nd.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. Approve July 12, 2010 minutes
2. Approve financial reports
3. Approve the School Nurse, Superintendent, and the Dean of Students as Level I child abuse
investigators and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department as Level II child abuse investigator
4. Approve Peoples Savings Bank and Bankers Trust Company, N.A. as bank depositories
5. Approve Indianola Record-Herald as official newspaper
6. Appoint Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as School District Legal Counsel
Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the items on the consent agenda.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The Booster Club is getting ready to retile the softball and baseball fields. The dozer
work has been completed to remove trees and increase the tillable acres for the FFA. The
Boosters hope to have the tiling done by mid-August.
2. The fire alarm system for the High School should be done by the first day of school.
3. The custodians at Liberty Center are installing donated science tables in Mr. Burrell’s
room and replacing the wood on the decks to the portables.
4. A Board Salutes to Mr. Jones, Mr. Morrow and the baseball team for qualifying for the State
PURCHASE OF PROPERTY ADJACENT TO SECONDARY BUILDING: Superintendent Galvin related to the
Board that he had been approached about purchasing the property adjacent to the Secondary
building and asked the Board for their input. The Board provided direction to Superintendent
Galvin concerning the purchase of the property.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignations of Shelley
Mitzelfelt, Head Jr. Class Sponsor; Mike Tierney, Dean of Students and Golf Coach; and Cindy
Julian, HS Cheerleading Advisor; and approving the appointments of Jared Boysen, Assistant
JH Football Coach, Assistant HS Boys’ Basketball Coach, and Assistant JH Girls’ Track
Coach; Zeb Birchette, Assistant HS Boys’ Track Coach; John Burrell, Assistant JH Boys’ Track
Coach; and Jason Walter, Cross Country Coach. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Marianne Lester
to approve the personnel changes as listed. Ayes: 4.
OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the open enrollment
applications to open enroll in from Interstate 35 School District for Josie Kosman, Samantha
Kosman, Dalton Kosman and Kasee Kosman. Superintendent Galvin has visited with both Superintendents
involved in the open enrollment request and both Superintendents approve. Motion by Larrie
Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the open enrollment applications. Ayes: 4.
CONSIDER CHANGE TO SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING DATE: Superintendent Galvin recommended changing
the September board meeting date from September 13th to September 20th to avoid conflicts
with homecoming week. Motion by Marianne Lester, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve changing
the September board meeting date to September 20th. Ayes: 4.
FIVE YEAR EXPENDITURE PLAN: Superintendent Galvin asked the Board for input on priorities
for the five year expenditure plan for facilities, transportation, and technology. Superintendent
Galvin will meet with the administration to finalize the prioritizing of the five year expenditure
CONTRACT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ARCHITECT: The Board reviewed the preliminary floor plans
for the Milo gym addition and the HS wrestling/weight room addition. The proposed timeline
for the projects would be to take bids in February, break ground when the frost is out in
the spring, and have the projects completed in July of next year. Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the architect’s contract with Haila Architecture and the contract for land
surveying services with Bishop Engineering. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Ron Miller
to approve the contract for survey work and to table action on the contract for the architect
until the next board meeting. Ayes: 4.
BOARD POLICIES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the revisions to Board Policies
202.2, “President of the Board,” 202.3, “Vice-President of the Board,” 204.4, “Annual
Meeting,” and 805.5, “Inventory.” Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Marianne
Lester to approve the revisions to all four policies. Ayes: 4.
President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 7:02 p.m.
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