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.
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
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
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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:
EVALUATION OF SUPERINTENDENT: The Board reviewed
the final superintendent evaluation document for Superintendent
President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 6:44 p.m.
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