SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
August 13, 2012


The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session August 13, 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: Bruce Williams, Jennifer Mihalovich, and Ron Miller. Larrie Williams arrived at 5:34 p.m. Superintendent 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 with the modification of moving agenda item 6 ahead of agenda item 2. Ayes: 4. (Larrie Williams was absent from the vote.)

BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized the custodial staff for their hard work in getting the buildings cleaned and ready to go for this year.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had five extra bus trips for the month. The radios were installed in the buses today and the repeater is working. The bus routes have been updated. The Impala is here, the Suburban will be picked up tomorrow and the Expedition is scheduled to be in next week. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Elementary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:
1. All of the hiring has been completed except for a part time daycare position.
2. The football field is looking good.
3. The concrete has been poured at Milo by the bus barn.

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Chuck Jones:

Summer Wrap-Up

The Warhawk baseball team completed the 2012 season with a 25-7 record. The Warhawks finished tied for third in the Pride of Iowa Conference with Pleasantville at 12-4. The team was able to capture tournament championships at Colfax-Mingo and Carlisle. The Warhawks also finished second in the ADM tournament.

Pride of Iowa Conference Honors

1st Team:
Austin Allen – infield
Carter Horton - outfield
Collin Judkins – catcher

2nd Team:
Logan Putz – pitcher
David Thornton – infield

Academic:
Logan Putz

Southwest Iowa Class 1A District Honors

1st Team:
Carter Horton – outfield

2nd Team:
Austin Allen - shortstop
Collin Judkins - catcher
Logan Putz - pitcher

Iowa Baseball Coaches Association Honors
All-Star Series (seniors only): Austin Allen
Junior Showcase: Carter Horton

2012 Baseball Sportsmanship Ratings

                    Southeast Warren      Class 1A Average      State Average
Coaches               1.27                       1.19                       1.19
Players                 1.15                       1.18                       1.17
Spectators            1.15                       1.27                       1.27

*1 - excellent *2 – acceptable *3 - needs improvement *4 – unacceptable

The Warhawk softball team concluded their 2012 season with an overall record of 14-22, an 11 win improvement over last season. The Lady Warhawks finished tenth in the Pride of Iowa Conference, 5-11.

Pride of Iowa Conference Honors

2nd Team:
Haley Seuferer - catcher
Spencer Williams - infield
Ali Wilson – outfield

Class 1A District Honors

1st Team:
Haley Seuferer - catcher
Spencer Williams - infield
Ali Wilson - outfield
Madi Hall – outfield

All-State Honors

3rd Team:
Haley Seuferer - utility

Athletic Booster Club

New Business:

Assemble bleachers for baseball/ softball fields. (September/October)

Receive from FS a plan of action to a) recover baseball infield from the summer heat b) repair outfield grass areas that have not regenerated after tiling.

Repair broken water line and sprinkler system at the baseball field.

Transfer product and equipment from Milo to Liberty Center/Lacona concession stands.

Youth football host games on Saturday, September 29th (8:00 am to 7:00 pm)

Next meeting: September 12th in Liberty Center, 7:00 pm.

CONENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. July 9, 2012 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 District Legal Counsel

Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. Congratulations to the Pride of Iowa Conference Honors, Southwest Iowa Class 1A District Honors, and Iowa Baseball Coaches Association Honors recipients listed in the Athletic Director’s report.
2. Mrs. Nunn was very active this summer with the summer band program. She has been out lining the field by the old wrestling building in preparation for marching band practice.
3. The wrestling camp was very well attended.
4. The volleyball teams have good numbers.
5. Football has approximately 22 students signed up to play.
6. The refinishing of the old High School gym floor has been completed.
7. The construction of the greenhouse is about 50% complete.
8. The new carpeting has been installed in all but two of the rooms in the High School building at this point.
9. Preliminary enrollment numbers are showing an increase of approximately 29 students. The goal is to have an increase of 20+ students after final registrations have been completed.
10. Conference passes have not been printed yet. They are to be mailed out later this week.

INTERMEDIATE STUDENT HANDBOOK: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the modified character activity language in the Intermediate student handbook. The requirement to meet school expectations for achievement and attendance in order to be able to attend the character activity were added back into the handbook language. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the character activity language in the Intermediate student handbook. Ayes: 5.

2011-2012 ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS RESULTS: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that Southeast Warren had met the state’s Adequate Yearly Progress expectations on our standardized testing in all areas and in all three buildings.

2012 LEGISLATIVE POLICY CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board some of the significant legislative policy changes from the 2012 legislative session. A copy of the letter from Jason Glass, Iowa Department of Education Director, summarizing the changes to statutes that impact educational policies was included in the board packets.

CONSIDER ADDING HIGH SCHOOL RODEO AS A HIGH SCHOOL SPORT: Andy, Janie, and Morgan Weeks and Gary and Kim Dittmer presented information to the Board for their consideration in adding High School Rodeo as a Southeast Warren sport. They would like for rodeo to be recognized as a sport to give the students participating an opportunity to letter in the sport and also to not be counted as absent when they must miss school to participate in the sport. They are not asking for dollars to provide transportation, entry fees, etc. The students participate in five rodeos in the fall and five rodeos in the spring. Ten schools in the state currently recognize High School Rodeo as a sport. Superintendent Galvin recommended the families obtain additional information such as lettering requirements, attendance during school, attendance at other sports, the school’s liability, etc. from the other schools participating in the program and forward to himself and Chuck Jones for further consideration. Action on this item was tabled until the September board meeting.

CONSIDER OPEN ENROLLMENT OUT APPLICATIONS: Arlan DeBlieck was present to request that the Board approve the open enrollment out applications for his sons, Roy and Maveric, to attend the Indianola School District for the 2012-2013 school year. Superintendent Galvin recommended not approving the open enrollment out applications due to being filed after the March 1 deadline. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Larrie Williams not to approve the open enrollment out applications to the Indianola Community School District. Ayes: 5.

CLOSED SESSION: Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Ron Miller to hold a 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: 5. The time was 6:06 p.m.

President Paul Mead called to closed session to an end at 6:32 p.m.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the retirement of Howard Phippen, Primary Custodian; the resignation of Sarah Wachter, Junior High Dance Coach; and the appointments of Jodi Clendenen, K-12 Guidance Counselor; Shelby Naylor, Preschool Instructor and Head HS Volleyball Coach; Barbara Gray, High School Evening Custodian; Richard Bales, Primary Lead Custodian; and Larry Snuggs, Substitute Bus Driver. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE PROVIDER FOR TRASH HAULING: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that bids had been obtained for trash hauling for the High School and Intermediate buildings. Our current provider no longer provides recycling. A bid was received from Waste Management for $363.30 per month which does not include recycling and another bid was received from TRM Disposal for $364.00 per month, which does include recycling. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the bid from TRM Disposal. Ayes: 5.

DISTRICT WIDE STAFF HANDBOOKS: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that the district wide staff handbooks had been updated with the addition of the student self-injury section. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the district wide staff handbooks as updated. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded Larrie Williams to approve the change to the district wide staff handbooks. Ayes: 5.

FOOD SERVICE BREAD BIDS: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that only one company, Earthgrains, had placed a bid for bread products. Superintendent Galvin recommended we approve the bid from Earthgrains, but if they cannot provide us with the 1 oz. dinner rolls as requested in the product list that we have the Knoxville School District provide the rolls. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the bread bid from Earthgrains and have the Knoxville School District provide the dinner rolls if Earthgrains cannot meet the required size. Ayes: 5.

PURCHASE OF MATH TEXTBOOKS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the purchase of 4th – 12th grade math textbooks from Prentice Hall for approximately $33,000. Kindergarten through 3rd grade math textbooks will be purchased later in the year. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the purchase of math textbooks. Ayes: 5.

COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GOALS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the annual Comprehensive School Improvement Goals for 2012-2013. The Goals are as follows:

Goal 1: The Southeast Warren C.S.D. will increase the number of students proficient (41-99%) in reading comprehension in the 9th grade, as determined by the 2012-2013 Iowa Assessments.

Goal 2: The Southeast Warren C.S.D. will increase the number of students proficient (41-99%) in math computation in the 10th grade, as determined by the 2012- 2013 Iowa Assessments.

Goal 3: The Southeast Warren C.S.D. will increase the number of students proficient (41-99%) in science in the 8th grade, as determined by the 2012-2013 Iowa Assessments.

Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the Comprehensive School Improvement Goals for 2012-2013. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY 1006.3: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the revision to Board Policy 1006.3, “Public Conduct on School Premises”. The revision addresses the concern of pets at athletic events. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the revision of Board Policy 1006.3, “Public Conduct on School Premises. Ayes: 5.

President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 6:52 p.m.

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