SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
August 8, 2011
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session August
8, 2011 in the ICN room of the Junior/Senior High School building.
Board President Paul Mead called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m.
The following board members were present: Jennifer Mihalovich and
Marianne Lester. Ron Miller arrived at 5:33 p.m. Larrie Williams
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 Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Marianne Lester
to approve the agenda. Ayes: 3. (Ron Miller was absent from the
BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin congratulated the baseball
and softball players who earned post season honors as outlined
in the Athletic Director’s report.
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
Four route buses and 2 spare buses are ready to go. It appears
that the number of route buses (6) will remain the same for next
year based on the numbers from registration.
Quotes are being obtained for narrow band radios.
Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Charlotte
Several good ideas were obtained from attendance at the SAI convention
Custodial work is going well. The building is almost ready for
the start of the school year.
Construction of the gymnasium is progressing slowly.
Daycare attendance compared to last year is down a little.
Preschool enrollment is currently at 39 4-year-olds and 20 3-year
Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan
The three-quarter time 6th grade position has been offered to
Dan is looking into purchasing a couple of window air conditioning
units for the classrooms.
The football field is greening up and the building is in good
shape for the start of the school year.
Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Chuck Jones:
The Warhawk baseball teams’ season came to an end at the
hands of Martensdale-St.Marys in the District 12 finals on July
16th, 8-1. The team finished 20-10 overall. The Warhawks finished
second in the Pride of Iowa Conference with a record of 13-3.
All-Conference honors were received by Seth Nutting, 1st team
pitcher, Austin Allen, 1st team infield; Carter Horton, 1st team
outfield; Collin Judkins, 2nd team catcher; Logan Putz, 2nd team
All-Conference Academic honors were earned by Samuel Nutting,
Seth Nutting, and Logan Putz.
Southwest Iowa District honors were received by Seth Nutting,
2nd team utility; Austin Allen, 2nd team utility; Carter Horton,
2nd team outfield.
Special congratulations to Seth Nutting for being named to the
First Team All-State Academic by the Iowa Baseball Coaches Association.
2011 Baseball Sportsmanship Ratings
The Southeast Warren softball seasons concluded on July 6th, 8-0
to Melcher-Dallas. The Lady Warhawks finished the season with a
2-26 record. The team finished 2-14 in the Pride of Iowa Conference.
All-Conference honors were received by Skyler Kellis, 2nd team
infield and Sami Lawton, 2nd team outfield.
Many thanks to our outgoing seniors: Sami Lawton, Madi Martin,
Haley Mason, Samuel Nutting, and Seth Nutting. Good luck!
Football, volleyball, cross country practices are set to start
on August 8th.
Athletic Booster Club
The booster club will be holding their first meeting for the 2011-2012
school year on August 10th, 7:00 PM, in Liberty Center.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. July 18, 2011 minutes
2. 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 Distinct Legal Counsel
Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve
the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported
on the following items:
1. The May 2012 graduation date was not included on the school
calendar. Consideration is being given on whether to schedule it
for May 12th or May 19th. Requests have also been received to move
the ceremony up to 5:00 p.m. to allow more time after the ceremony
for open houses. This item will be included on the agenda next
month for Board approval.
2. A football scrimmage game is being added to the calendar for
August 19th. There will not be an alumni game held this year.
3. August 26th will be the first football game of the season, August
30th will be the first volley ball game and September 1st will
be the first cross country meet.
4. The Junior/Senior High open house will be held on August 25th.
The athletics parent meeting will follow the open house on the
BAND INSTRUMENT USE AND RENTAL: Superintendent Galvin asked for
the Board’s input on the idea of implementing an instrument
rental fee to cover the cost of repairs and maintenance of school
owned band instruments. Superintendent Galvin recommended waiting
until next year to implement the fee. The consensus of the Board
was to implement a band rental fee next year. A board policy will
be developed and brought back for Board approval at the September
HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN: Dianne Chambers was present to explain
the Hazard Mitigation Plan to the Board. The plan will allow the
District to apply for FEMA mitigation funds to complete projects
outlined in the plan document to protect people from tornadoes
and other hazards. The District is not obligated to undertake any
of the projects; however, the projects must be listed in the plan
document in order to access FEMA funds. Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Motion by Marianne Lester,
seconded by Ron Miller to approve the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Ayes:
MODIFICATIONS TO MILO AND LIBERTY CENTER BUILDING PROJECTS: Dan
Hunt was present to discuss proposed change orders for the Milo
and Liberty Center building projects. Dan recommended approving
change orders for additional blocking and framing – Milo;
additional blocking at roof framing for basketball equipment – Milo;
additional blocking and framing – Liberty Center; additional
wood flooring at perimeter of gym – Liberty Center; and a
credit change order to omit the vct and provide sealed concrete
in the entry way – Milo. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by
Marianne Lester to approve the modifications to the Milo and Liberty
Center building projects (change orders 7, 8, 11, 12 and omit vct
and provide sealed concrete). Ayes: 4. Superintendent Galvin will
continue to negotiate the cost of the additional blocking and framing
at Liberty Center.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving
the resignation of Ron Smith, Assistant HS Girls’ Basketball
Coach, contingent upon finding a suitable replacement; the appointments
of Lisa Tarwater, Elementary Instructor (75%); Dan Krull, Co-Head
HS Football Coach; Jared Boysen, Co-Head HS Football Coach; Jim
Carr, Cross Country Coach; Angie Steil, Head HS Volleyball Coach;
Cathy Burrell, Assistant HS Volleyball Coach; and the request from
Melody Kibbe for one day of unpaid leave on August 24th. Motion
by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the personnel
changes as presented. Ayes: 4.
STUDENT TEACHING AND FIELD EXPERIENCE AGREEMENT WITH WILLIAM
PENN UNIVERSITY: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the Student
Teaching and Field Experience Agreement with William Penn University.
Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Ron Miller to approve
the Student Teaching and Field Experience Agreement with William
Penn University. Ayes: 4.
SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING DATE: Superintendent Galvin recommended
changing the September board meeting date from September 12th to
September 19th due to school board elections on September 13th.
Motion by Marianne Lester, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to change
the board meeting date to September 19th. Ayes: 4.
President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 6:32 p.m.
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