SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
June 11, 2012

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session June 11, 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: Larrie Williams, Bruce Williams and Jennifer Mihalovich. Ron Miller was absent. Superintendent/Secondary Principal Delane Galvin, 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 Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 4.

THE BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin congratulated the rugby team that is made up mostly of Southeast Warren boys for winning the class 1A state championship.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 29 extra trips for the month. I had time unloading the new bleachers. I had time reviewing bus and small auto bids. Inspection was held on May 16th. We had three units out of service, two for strobe lights and one for a crossing gate that did not work. We had two units with 30-day repairs. Most of these repairs have been fixed. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Charlotte Weaklend:

The final count is in for our Pennies for Patients drive held at the Primary during the last couple of months of school. We collected pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and the occasional dollar bill from the students and sent a total of $329.12 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help support the research of blood cancers. Along with the clothing that was collected for our local families, nonperishable foods for Helping Hand, our participation in the Angel Tree project, and the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Math-a-thon earlier in the year, our several service learning projects at the Primary building throughout this year would be considered successful. I appreciate the support of our parents in involving their children in service learning and hope they continue doing so throughout their children’s school careers. Service learning is such a huge part of character education and the development of responsible, caring community members.

With teacher input, a list of repairs and cleaning chores was developed for our one and a half person summer custodial staff. It includes the replacing of a leaking preschool toilet and surrounding floor tile, general deep cleaning of windows, floors, and furniture, and the painting of wall areas in the classrooms and hallways that require more than washing to bring them back to our beginning of the year standard. Several teachers have indicated an interest in having unfinished book shelves, that were brought over from the old building years ago, painted as well. The old kindergarten room shelves were painted last summer and they really brighten up the rooms now. Of course, the mowing, trimming, and pick up of the grounds during baseball and softball seasons are a priority too. An order for 60% of a full load of woodchips has been placed for the K-3 playground to bring the depth of that ground cover up to playground safety standards. I have received an estimate for the construction of a chain link fence on the south side of the playground from east to west and continuing south to the announcer’s stand, with gates that can be opened to allow access to the ball fields from the east. New trees on the grounds require regular watering, and an additional tree will be purchased for placement near the preschool playground to eventually provide shade for that playground– a requirement of the Quality Preschool Program Standards.

The summer daycare program is under way and doing well, with a current total enrollment of twenty-nine students, which is nearly identical to our enrollment a year ago. The students are currently learning about dinosaurs and are tending their very own vegetable garden that is hidden away at the far south end of the school’s property. They are enjoying picnics on Wednesdays – every week at a different location on the school grounds, and are anticipating occasional trips to the Annett Nature Center and the Indianola Aquatic Center.

This is my last report as an administrator at SEW. I wish the district well and thank the Board and Mr.Galvin for the opportunity to do what I love to do best – play an active role in giving the youngsters in our community the best educational experience possible. I leave behind an excellent staff, whom I trust to continue the exceptional programs that have been lovingly and effectively developed over the years.

Athletic Director’s report submitted by Chuck Jones:

Baseball/softball seasons are in full swing. The baseball is off to a 7-1 start, suffering their lone loss to Martensdale-St. Marys. The Warhawks captured the Colfax-Mingo Tournament Championship on June 2 with victories over Colfax-Mingo and Van Meter. The softball team is currently 3-9, according to Quikstats. The Lady Warhawks are steadily making positive strides after a tough stretch against multiple ranked teams.

Baseball/softball district and regional assignments will be released later in June.

A strength and agility program is being offered by Accelerated Rehabilitation to all Southeast Warren athletes at a minimal cost. The program runs on Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-10:00 am. Start date was June 6 and the end date is July 18.

Athletic Booster Club

No meetings scheduled for the months on June and July.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. May 14, 2012 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 802.5R1, “Post-Issuance Compliance Regulation for Tax-Exempt Obligations”
4. Second reading of Board Policy 203.8, “Conflict of Interest”
5. Second reading of Board Policy 400.1, “Employee Conflict of Interest”

Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL VEHICLES: Joel Mosher related to the Board that he had researched the amount of storage for a Suburban, an extended length Expedition and standard length Expedition. The Suburban and extended length Expedition both have very comparable storage capacity. Joel recommended approving the purchase of one Suburban from Karl Chevrolet and one extended length Expedition from Noble Ford. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Bruce Williams to purchase one Suburban and one extended length Expedition. Ayes: 4.

MANDATORY COACHING ASSIGNMENTS: Carol Carr, representing the SEW Education Association, addressed the Board concerning the five coaching assignments that were made by Mr. Galvin for volleyball, boys’ basketball and golf. She asked for the Board to rescind the contracts and continue to advertise until the positions were filled. Discussion between the Board, Superintendent Galvin and members of the SEW Education Association followed with pros and cons of assigning contracts and possible alternatives.

APPROVE RESOLUTION TO SET PUBLIC HEARING DATE ON THE CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY TO THE MILO LIONS CLUB FOR THE PURPOSE OF A RECREATIONAL TRAIL AND AUTHORIZE PUBLICATION OF THE NOTICE OF HEARING: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that a public hearing must first be held prior to signing the easement agreement with the Milo Lions Club for use of the district’s property for a recreational trail in Milo. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the Resolution to set the hearing date for July 9th at 5:30 p.m. and authorize the publication of the Notice of Hearing. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the Resolution to set the public hearing date on the conveyance of property to the Milo Lions Club for the purpose of a recreation trail and authorize publication of the Notice of Hearing. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE ADDITIONAL FTE FOR TUTORING: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that two years ago we had a JH tutoring program that had some positive effects. Last year the program was eliminated due to budget cuts. The 2012-2013 At Risk Allowable Growth application has been written to include tutoring and will be funded by At Risk funds. Superintendent Galvin recommended adding 1/8 FTE for tutoring. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the addition of 1/8 FTE for tutoring. Ayes: 4.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignations of Andrew Gladfelter, HS Evening Custodian; Ashley Hysell, 4th Grade Instructor; Angie Freeman, Head HS Volleyball Coach; and Fran Isley, Co-Head Junior Class Advisor; approving the appointments of Jesse Seuferer, Industrial Arts Instructor; Andrea Vlahakis, Spanish Instructor; Candy Cronbaugh, Summer Part Time Custodian; approving the coaching appointments of Andrea Vlahakis, Spanish Club Advisor; Lindey Krug, Assistant Junior Class Advisor; Duane Steenhoek, Assistant HS Girls’ Basketball Coach; Zeb Birchette, Head HS Baseball Coach; Nate Kelley, Assistant HS Baseball Coach and Assistant HS Football Coach; Dan Krull, Head HS Football Coach; approving the coaching assignments of Chuck Jones, Athletic Director; Zeb Birchette, Assistant HS Football Coach; Sarah Flaws, Head HS Volleyball Coach; Angie Kelso, Assistant HS Volleyball Coach; John Burrell, Assistant JH Volleyball Coach; Phil Oliver, Assistant HS Boys’ Basketball Coach; and Dan Krull, Golf Coach; and approve the contract modifications for Dan Krull, increase from 75% to 100% due to the addition of 2/8th time for core reading instruction; Lindey Krug, increase contract from 75% to 100% due to the addition of 1/8th time for core reading instruction and 1/8th time for tutoring; and Joel Mosher, add the TSA benefit to his contract equal to the AFSCME negotiated TSA amount. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the personnel changes minus the last five coaching assignments with the understanding that we will continue to seek coaches and if coaches can not be found other options will be explored. Ayes: 4. (The last five coaching assignments not approved were Sarah Flaws, Head HS Volleyball Coach; Angie Kelso, Assistant HS Volleyball Coach; John Burrell, Assistant JH Volleyball Coach; Phil Oliver, Assistant HS Boys’ Basketball Coach; and Dan Krull, Golf Coach.)

APPROVE FOOD SERVICE MILK BID: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that bids had been received from Anderson Erickson Dairy and Robert’s Dairy for milk products. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the low bid from Robert’s Dairy for milk products. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the bid from Robert’s Dairy for milk products. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE INCREASE IN LUNCH PRICES: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that due to the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act all schools that participate in the national school lunch program are being required to raise lunch prices for full price lunches to equal the difference between federal reimbursements for free lunches and paid lunches. The most that any school district is required to raise their prices is 10 cents per year, although schools may implement higher price increases if they choose. Superintendent Galvin recommended increasing the lunch prices by 10 cents per meal. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve an increase in lunch prices by 10 cents per meal. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE ELECTRICAL BID FOR GREENHOUSE: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that revised electrical bids were received due to the extended timeline of completing the greenhouse. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the low bid from Breton Enterprises in the amount of $9,878.00. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the electrical bid from Breton Enterprises in the amount of $9,878.00. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE SALE OF SCHOOL BUS: Joel Mosher related to the Board that only one bid had been received for the sale of the school bus, which was considerably less than the $1,850 allowed for trade-in. Joel recommended not accepting the bid and continuing to advertise. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Bruce Williams to table action on the sale of the school bus and set the minimum sale price of the bus at $1,800. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE USE OF FACILITIES FOR TUTORING: Superintendent Galvin recommended allowing Haley Seuferer to use her classroom for private tutoring of elementary students over the summer months. Haley has agreed to pay a rental fee of $25. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve Haley Seuferer to use her classroom for tutoring. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE SCHEDULE CHANGE TO THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that Megan Cooper, our preschool teacher, had requested that the preschool start and end times be adjusted to make things flow a little better and not be so rushed between AM and PM preschool. Superintendent Galvin recommended changing the time from 8:10 – 11:10 am to 8:10 – 11:00 am and from 12:00 – 3:00 pm to 12:10 – 3:00 pm. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the schedule change to the preschool program. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE 28-E AGREEMENT WITH DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THE STRIVE PROGRAM: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the 28-E Agreement with Des Moines Area Community College for the STRIVE program. This is an annual approval that allows special education students to receive additional training in specific career technical areas once they have completed course work at the high school level. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the 28-E Agreement with Des Moines Area Community College for the STRIVE program. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE EARLY GRADUATION REQUEST: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the early graduation request from Shaylene Willett. She has obtained enough credits to graduate at the end of her junior year. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the early graduation request from Shaylene Willett. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH KNOXVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR SHARED FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the agreement with Knoxville School District for shard Food Service Director. She would spend approximately 2 hours per week working with our lunch personnel to make sure we are staying within the new and changing regulations. The fee for services will be $42 per hour plus mileage. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the agreement with Knoxville School District for shared Food Service Director. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE REVISION TO BOARD POLICY 603.13: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the revision to Board Policy 603.13, “Internet Safety Policy” to comply with new federal regulations. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the revision to Board Policy 603.13, “Internet Safety Policy”. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE REVISION TO BOARD POLICY 803.1: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the revision to Board Policy 803.1, “Purchasing & Bidding” to comply with new regulations when spending federal Child Nutrition Funds. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the revision to Board Policy 803.1, “Purchasing & Bidding”. Ayes: 4.

APPROVE REVISION TO BOARD POLICY 103: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the revision to Board Policy 103, “School Mission Statement” to reflect changes to the District Mission Statement and to add a Vision Statement as revised and approved by the Children First Forum and the District Leadership Team. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the revision to Board Policy 103, “School Mission Statement”. Ayes: 4.

EVALUATION OF SUPERINTENDENT: The Board reviewed the final superintendent evaluation document for Superintendent Galvin.

President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 6:44 p.m.

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