SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
March 12, 2012
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session March
12, 2012 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, Bruce Williams,
and Larrie Williams. Jennifer Mihalovich 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 Ron Miller, seconded by Larrie
Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 4.
BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized
the individual speech participants for their qualification to state
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
We had 17 extra bus trips for the month. I have been working on
gathering information on the two way radios so we are FCC compliant
January 2013. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.
Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Charlotte
The gym bleachers have now been installed and were used during
the March character assembly. The children are enjoying the larger
facility for indoor recess, and shelving for board games and activities
to be used by the students during those recesses, along with more
active games involving balls, are being installed in the storage
room. The preschool through 6th grade students and their parents
were invited to enjoy the new facility at PIE’s annual Movie
Night in our gym on Friday, March 9th. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
was shown free of charge, with traditional movie treats of popcorn,
candy, bottled water, and clear juice boxes sold as a fundraiser.
During the February 13th and 16th parent-teacher conferences, 195
of the scheduled 207 (or 94%) of the conferences were held. Ninety-five
percent of the scheduled conferences were held during the November
conferences. Great turn-outs.
On February 24th, the 4-year-old preschoolers and the first graders
traveled to the Civic Center in Des Moines for a live Clifford,
the Big Red Dog performance. The children really enjoyed seeing
their favorite characters from the popular book and television cartoons
on the big stage, and the arrangements were well made by the teachers.
Our thanks to the parent volunteers who assisted in the supervision
of the children for their special day.
The week of February 27th was the Primary’s annual reading
week. Our theme this year was Wild about Reading. Activities included
students writing about their favorite book, a reading of the book
Where the Wild Things Are, a celebration of wild animal day with
the students bring their stuffed animals, hearing stories about
the wild west, and the reading of Dr. Seuss books on his birthday
on Friday – a “dress wild” day. Examples of art
work produced during that week line our hallways.
We are currently signing up next year’s class of 3 and 4-year
olds. There is a preschool open house scheduled for Tuesday, March
13th where parents and the youngsters can visit the classrooms,
and meet the teachers, and the parents can learn about the curriculum
and health/immunization requirements, and complete the pre-registration
process. Warren County Public Health will be there to check immunization
records and lead screening. Lead testing of the students will be
available that evening if needed. So far, nine three-year-olds and
thirty-three four-year-olds are signed up.
Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan
Parent Teacher conferences were held here in the Intermediate Center
on February 13th and 16th. We had a great turnout from our parents.
Partners in Education held a Scholastic Book Fair in the library
and were able to donate over $880.00 in books to our library as
well as the teachers’ classroom libraries. Mrs. Ripperger
had the Science Fair set up in Art Room for our parents to enjoy
as well. PIE provided a wonderful dinner and dessert to our staff
on both nights of conferences.
Our 6th grade class has been participating in DARE classes since
last fall and their graduation date has been set for March 26th.
The ceremony will he held here at the Intermediate Center at 6p.m.
Parents have been invited to attend and celebrate in the children’s
The 3rd quarter character trip has been set for April 4th. For
our students to qualify for these trips they must meet a list of
requirements. They must complete an approved community service project,
have grades of an A, B, or C, 5 or fewer days absent, 5 or less
late assignments, 5 or fewer names in binder, 3or less bullying
forms, along with no office referrals or suspensions. This quarter
our students are traveling to Skate South in Des Moines where they
will spend their afternoon roller skating.
Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Chuck Jones:
Jake Hunerdosse and Joshua Parker for qualifying for the State
Carrie Neer for earning a spot on the All-Iowa Dance team, which
preformed at Wells Fargo Arena.
Austin Allen for setting school records for points in a season
plus joining the 1000 point club.
The Pride of Iowa All-Conference Teams have not been released at
Spring coaches for the track and golf season are:
Track: Phil Oliver & Zeb Birchette (boys); Nathan Bauer &
Jim Carr (girls)
Golf: Chuck Jones
JH track: Scott Dirkx, Jason Walter, & Dan Krull
Boys Basketball Sportsmanship Ratings (IAHSAA)
Southeast Warren 1.62 1.47
Class 1A 1.29
Wrestling Sportsmanship Ratings (IAHSAA)
Southeast Warren 1.07 1.18
Athletic Booster Club
The booster club will be holding their next meeting on March 14th,
7:00 PM, in Liberty Center.
FINE ARTS BOOSTERS: Bruce Williams related that
the Fine Arts Night will be held tomorrow night.
CLOSED SESSION: Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded
by Ron Miller to go into closed session as provided in section 21.5(1)(i)
of the open meetings law to evaluate the professional competency
of an individual whose performance is being considered to prevent
needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation,
as that individual has requested a closed session. Ayes: 4. The
time was 5:37 p.m.
President Paul Mead called the closed session to an end at 5:54
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. February 13, 2012 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 702.7, “Student Conduct
on School Transportation”
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the
items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The Melcher-Dallas Board of Directors has had discussion concerning
sharing Superintendent Galvin on a 60-40 split for the 2012-2013
school year. Superintendent Galvin asked for the Board’s input
on continuing the sharing arrangement. The consensus of the Board
was to continue the sharing arrangement pending seeing the financial
benefit for Southeast Warren.
2. The first annual Alumni Wrestling Tournament was held last Friday.
The turnout wasn’t as good as had been hoped, but there are
plans to hold an Alumni Wrestling Tournament again next year.
3. The After Prom Committee is hosting a Donkey Basketball Game
this Thursday night at the High School.
4. The post prom activities will be held in the new gym at the High
5. There will be no school March 19, 20, and 21st due to Spring
DANCE TEAM TRIP TO FLORIDA: Tisha Lawton presented
information to the Board on a proposed dance team trip to Florida
December 28, 2012 – January 3, 2013 to perform at the Outback
Bowl. Approximately 12 – 16 students and 5 adult chaperones
will be attending. The students will be doing fund raising activities
to earn money toward the trip; adult chaperones will also be allowed
to participate in the fund raising activities to help pay for the
cost of their trip. Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of
the trip. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve
the dance team trip to Florida. Ayes: 4.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
accepting the resignation of Rose Ripperger, HS Part Time Special
Education Associate; approving the termination of Amber Garrison,
HS Part Time Special Education Associate; approving the appointments
of Jim Carr, Assistant HS Girls’ Track Coach; and Haley Fisher,
Assistant HS Softball Coach; and approving the unpaid leave request
from Fran Isley to take two days of unpaid leave on April 4th and
5th. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve
the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 4.
APRIL BOARD MEETING DATE: Superintendent Galvin
recommended changing the April board meeting date from Monday, April
9th to Tuesday, April 10th due to Monday, April 9th being a school
holiday. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve
changing the April board meeting date to Tuesday, April 10th. Ayes:
2012-2013 BUDGET: Julie Wilson briefly reviewed
the proposed 2012-2013 budget. The proposed budget tax rate is $16.89290,
down $1.38761 from the current year. Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the proposed 2012-2013 budget for publication and set
the hearing date for the next regularly scheduled board meeting
on April 10th. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Bruce Williams
to approve the 2012-2013 budget for publication and set the hearing
date for April 10th, 2012. Ayes: 4.
ADDITIONAL FTE FOR CORE READING INSTRUCTION: Superintendent
Galvin recommended adding core reading back in the curriculum for
the junior high educational program as part of the IDM implementation
process. In order to add reading back into the junior high curriculum
an additional 3/8 teaching staff at a cost of approximately $13,000
will need to be added. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Ron
Miller to approve the addition of 3/8 teaching staff for core reading
instruction. Ayes: 4.
LETTER OF AGENCY WITH THE HEARTLAND AREA 11 E-RATE CONSORTIUM
FOR INTENET SERVICE: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the Letter of Agency with the Heartland Area 11 E-Rate
Consortium for the district’s internet service. Motion by
Bruce Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the Letter of
Agency with the Heartland Area 11 E-Rate Consortium for Internet
Service. Ayes: 4.
BOARD POLICY 306.1: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the first reading of Board Policy 306.1, “Early
Retirement Payment”. This is a new policy that will add early
retirement benefits for administrators. Motion by Larrie Williams,
seconded by Ron Miller to approve the first reading of Board Policy
306.1, “Early Retirement Payment”. Ayes: 4.
REVIEW BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 401 AND 407: The
Board reviewed Board Policy Sections 401, “Certified Personnel
Selection” and 407, “Non-Certified Personnel Selections”.
Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the
review of Board Policy Sections 401 and 407. Ayes: 4.
President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 6:26 p.m.
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