SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
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.
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:
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
Austin Allen – infield
Carter Horton - outfield
Collin Judkins – catcher
Logan Putz – pitcher
David Thornton – infield
Southwest Iowa Class 1A District Honors
Carter Horton – outfield
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
Warren Class 1A Average State
*1 - excellent *2 – acceptable *3 - needs improvement *4
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,
Pride of Iowa Conference Honors
Haley Seuferer - catcher
Spencer Williams - infield
Ali Wilson – outfield
Class 1A District Honors
Haley Seuferer - catcher
Spencer Williams - infield
Ali Wilson - outfield
Madi Hall – outfield
Haley Seuferer - utility
Athletic Booster Club
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
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
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
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.
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:
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:
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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