SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
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: 4.

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.

REPORTS:

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 starting tomorrow.

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 summer.

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 ours
  • 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 state.
  • 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. Ayes: 4.

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 Baseball Tournament.

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 plan.

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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