SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
July 9, 2012
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session July
9, 2012 in the ICN room 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, Jennifer Mihalovich, and Ron Miller. Superintendent/Secondary
Principal Delane Galvin, Elementary Principal Dan Dow, 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 Jennifer
Mihalovich to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. June 11, 2012 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 603.13, “Internet Safety
4. Second reading of Board Policy 803.1, “Purchasing &
5. Second reading of Board Policy 103, “School Mission Statement”
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the
items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The concrete is done for the greenhouse. We are now waiting on
Capital City Greenhouse to construct the greenhouse.
2. There are still a couple of punch list items left to complete
on the new HS gymnasium.
3. The softball team won their first round in regional playoffs
and lost their second round.
4. Baseball district playoffs start tomorrow.
5. Interviews have been completed for Guidance, Spanish, Math, and
Industrial Arts. We are current interviewing for the preschool position.
6. We will probably have three people interested in coaching volleyball
this year. Some employees have gone ahead and signed the contracts
that were assigned. The JH Girls’ Track Coach, HS Cheerleading
Advisor, and Fall/Spring Play Director positions are still open.
7. Student registration will be held on August 8th.
SALE OF SCHOOL BUS: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the sale of the school bus to the Pleasantville Church
of Christ for $1,800. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Jennifer
Mihalovich to approve the sale of the school bus for $1,800 to the
Pleasantville Church of Christ. Ayes: 5.
PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CONVEYANCE OF AN EASEMENT TO
THE MILO LION’S CLUB FOR PURPOSES OF A RECREATIONAL TRAIL:
President Mead announced the opening of the public hearing. No written
or oral objections were received concerning the proposed conveyance
of an easement to the Milo Lion’s Club for purposes of a recreational
trail. President Mead called the hearing to a close.
APPROVE RESOLUTION FOR A CONVEYANCE OF INTEREST IN REAL
PROPERTY: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the
resolution for a conveyance of interest in real property located
in Milo to the Milo Lion’s Club. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded
by Larrie Williams to approve the resolution for a conveyance of
interest in real property. Ayes: 5.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the resignations of Nicholas Lindell, Guidance Counselor;
Lindey Krug, Language Arts Instructor; and Cindy Julian, HS Cheerleading
Advisor; and approving the appointments of Jennifer Miller, Summer
School Instructor; Kathy Taggart, Summer School Instructor and Special
Education Extended Year Instructor; Doris Gillespie, Daycare Cook;
Sarah Sealock, Language Arts Instructor, Assistant HS Volleyball
Coach, and Assistant Speech Coach; Dan Krull, Head JH Girls’
Basketball Coach and Golf Coach; John Burrell, Assistant JH Volleyball
Coach; Scott Dirkx, Head JH Softball Coach; and approve the assignment
modifications of Megan Cooper from Preschool Instructor to 4th Grade
Instructor; and Megan Birchette from Co-Head Speech Coach to Head
Speech Coach. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams
to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 4. Jennifer
Mihalovich abstained from voting.
APPROVE BID FOR BUS RADIOS: Joel Mosher related
to the Board that half of the current bus radios will not be able
to be reprogrammed to narrowband width to be in compliance with
new regulations and the current repeater is obsolete. Joel recommended
purchasing 10 new bus radios, a new repeater, and 4 portable radios
at a cost of $11,980.30 from Illowa Communications in order to bring
the radio system up to date and into compliance. The Board discussed
various options for the location of the repeater. Joel will also
re-ask about the guarantee that the radios will work in the Southeast
Warren area. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to
approve the bid from Illowa Communications in the amount of $11,980.30
for bus radios. Ayes: 5. The purchase will be paid for from PPEL
APPROVE BID FOR REFINISHING THE HS GYM FLOOR:
Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that bids had been received
to refinish the HS gym floor. Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the low bid from Glascock Floors in the amount of $12,245
plus an additional $750 to white wash the floor area between the
3 point line and lanes on both ends for a total of $12,995. Motion
by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the bid
from Glascock Floors in the amount of $12,995. Ayes: 5.
APPROVE SHARING AGREEMENT WITH MELCHER-DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT
FOR GUIDANCE: Superintendent Galvin recommended continuing
the sharing agreement with Melcher-Dallas for guidance services
for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded
by Larrie Williams to approve the sharing agreement with the Melcher-Dallas
School District for guidance. Ayes: 5.
STUDENT FEES FOR 2012-2013: Superintendent Galvin
recommended approving the following student fees for 2012-2013:
Remove 4 half-days option due to lack of participation
Change 8 half-days per month fee from $40 to $45
Preschool, 4-year-olds: $0 tuition
Band Instrument Rental: $40
Book rent: $65 per student
Lunches: Change from $1.60 per day to $1.70 per day for grades K-6
Change from $1.70 per day to $1.80 per day for grades 7-12
Breakfast: $1.00 per day all grades
Afternoon Milk (K-3): $31.50 per semester
Activity Year-Long Passes: Adult - $60, Student - $50, Family -
Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve
the student fees for the 2012-2013 school year. Aye: 5.
APPROVE CHANGES TO STUDENT HANDBOOKS: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the 2012-2013 student handbooks with
the revisions as noted. The Board discussed the attendance piece
as it pertains to character activities in the Intermediate Student
Handbook. Administration will review the Character Activity section
of the handbook and bring back recommended changes to the August
board meeting. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Bruce Williams
to approve the 2012-2013 student handbooks. Ayes: 5.
APPROVE CHANGES TO STAFF HANDBOOKS: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the 2012-2013 staff handbooks. Motion
by Ron Miller, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the 2012-2013
staff handbooks. Aye: 5.
APPROVE STUDENT TEACHING AGREEMENT WITH SIMPSON COLLEGE:
Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the Student Teaching
Agreement with Simpson College. The agreement allows student teachers
to be placed at Southeast Warren. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich,
seconded by Ron Miller to approve the Student Teaching Agreement
with Simpson College. Ayes: 5.
CONSIDER OPEN ENROLLMENT OUT APPLICATION: Superintendent
Galvin related to the Board that an open enrollment out application
to the Indianola School District had been received for Brock Rodgers
after the open enrollment deadline of March 1st. Motion by Bruce
Williams, seconded by Ron Miller not to approve the open enrollment
out application. Ayes: Bruce Williams, Ron Miller, Jennifer Mihalovich,
Paul Mead. Nays: Larrie Williams. Motion passed 4:1.
2013 LEGISLATIVE ACTION PRIORITIES: The Board
reviewed the list of 2012 IASB legislative priorities and resolutions.
Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to renew
the same legislative action priorities as last year. Ayes: 5. The
top five legislative action priorities selected are as follows:
1. Supports preserving the integrity of the statewide penny sales
tax for school infrastructure, including the tax equity provisions
of buying down the highest additional levy rates to the state average.
2. Supports continuation of sufficient incentives and assistance
to encourage sharing, reorganization or regional high schools to
expand academic learning opportunities for students and to improve
student achievement. IASB supports expansion of sharing incentives
to include special education, curriculum and other critical administrative
positions. The incentives must be available to school districts
regardless of the location of the sharing partner(s). (7)
3. Supports setting allowable growth at a rate that encourages continuous
school improvement and reflects actual cost increases experienced
by school districts and AEAs. Our priority is to increase and maintain
the state cost per pupil and the spending authority associated with
it to build a strong base for future education resources with full
state funding of the state’s share of the cost per pupil.
4. Supports the use of physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL)
funds for the maintenance and repair of equipment or infrastructure
that can be purchased or financed with PPEL funds. (19)
5. Support requirement that arbitrators first consider local conditions
and ability to pay. After the arbitrator determines the school district
or AEA has the ability to pay, the arbitrator should then consider
APPROVE CORPORATE RESOLUTION AND INCREASE OF CREDIT LIMIT
ON VISA BUSINESS CARD: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the Corporate Resolution and increasing the limits on
the Visa Business Cards to $8,000. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich,
seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the Corporate Resolution and
to increase the credit limit on the VISA Business Cards to $8,000.
COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN GOALS: This
item was tabled until the August board meeting.
President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 6:27 p.m.
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