SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
January 13, 2014
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session
January 13, 2014 in the media center of the Junior/Senior High School
building. Board President Ron Miller called the meeting to order
at 5:30 p.m. The following board members were present: Bruce Williams,
Larrie Williams, and Rande Seuferer. Jennifer Mihalovich was absent.
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
AGENDA: Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by
Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 4.
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
We had 22 extra bus trips for the month. The rest of the month
was spent doing general repairs.
Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:
Small Town Country Christmas on Saturday, December 7th, was a success.
Many cookies, books, and classroom basket raffle tickets were sold.
The elves’ workshop, which entertained many children while
their parents shopped, and vendor fees from several community vendors,
who set up their tables in the new gym, brought in some additional
The basket raffle money will be used to fund our field trips at
both the Primary and the Intermediate buildings, and the rest will
be used for future playground needs and classroom supplies. The
Country Christmas day, along with our fall and spring fundraisers,
is the three biggest fundraisers for the Partners in Education group.
PIE is sponsoring an Accelerated Reader party for second and third
graders reaching their reading goals for the second quarter on January
Second quarter report cards will be sent home the week of January
13th. Teachers are preparing for our upcoming parent/teacher conferences
Third graders will be given the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills the
week of January 13th, and kindergarten through third graders will
be taking their mid-year DIBELS tests during that same week. Following
these tests, the teachers met on Data Day and reorganized reading
intervention groups. These new assignments, based on student performance,
started on Monday, January 27th.
On January 26th, PIE served supper during the adult volleyball
league. This free-will donation supper served as a good fundraiser
Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan
Winter DIBELS has been completed.
ITBS testing is scheduled to run from January 13th through January
The Geography Bee will be held here in the Intermediate Center
on Tuesday, January 14th at 8:30am.
We are in the process of scheduling the first semester awards
assembly for the end of the month.
Report cards for 1st Semester are going home this week.
Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:
New Football Equipment Purchase
14 High School Helmets
7 JH Helmets
14 Pair of Shoulder Pads
The cost will be split between the booster club and the athletic
Boys JH BB
The boys’ season ended before Christmas Break, and the 7th
and 8th graders ended up with a combined record of 14-8.
Boys JH Wrestling
The boys just started practice this last week and their first meet
is January 14th at Carlisle. There are 24 JH boys at for wrestling
Girls JH BB
The girls team has two games remaining on their schedule this year,
one home (January 9th) and one away (January 14th @ Central Decatur).
The 7th and 8th grade girls have a combined record of 7-6.
The girls’ basketball team finished the pre-winter break with
a 4-4 record.
Field Goal Percentage: 41.8%
3 point percentage: 35.4%
Free Throw Percentage: 60.8%
Points Per Game: 40.4
Individual Team Leaders
Points Per Game: Haley Seuferer – 16.1
3 point percentage: Haley Seuferer – 43.8%
Rebounds Per Game: Amanda Williams 5.7
Steals : Raelyn Meling – 24
Blocks: Amanda Williams – 20
The Regional basketball assignments will not be out until later
The boys’ basketball team finished the pre-winter break with
a 1-7 record
Field Goal Percentage: 24.9%
3 point percentage: 18.7%
Free Throw Percentage: 40%
Points Per Game: 25
Individual Team Leaders
Points Per Game: Lance Hoch – 8.1
Field Goal percentage: Josh Mosher – 34.8%
Rebounds Per Game: Lance Hoch 7.6
Steals : Lance Hoch – 13
Blocks: Josh Mosher – 2
The District basketball assignment will not be out until later
The Pride of Iowa Conference Wrestling Tournament was held December
21st at Bedford High School. Place winners:
120 lb. Jonathan Hardy (2nd place)
126 lb. Gabe Henderson (1st Place)
132 lb. Jake Hunerdosse (1st place)
145 lb. Alex Mitchell (1st place)
152 lb. Jacob Hoch (2nd place)
195 lb. Ty Schneider (1st place)
Sectional wrestling tournament will be held at Ogden High School
on February 8th, and District wrestling tournament will be at Nodaway
Valley High School on February 15. Both Tournaments start at 12:00pm
185 lockers were installed in the boys’ locker room over Christmas
break. We are working on assigning lockers to all students.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. December 9, 2013 minutes
2. Financial reports
Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve
the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. Monday, January 20th will be used as a snow make-up day
2. There have been issues maintaining the heat in the new wrestling
room/gym; the system is struggling to keep up if both boilers are
running and the propane is below 50%. A vaporizer will be installed
on the propane tank to remedy the situation. The thermostats will
also be changed out to make regulating the temperature more manageable.
3. Plans are progressing on the air conditioning of the buildings.
Country Propane has the prints of the buildings and is working on
determining the locations of the units.
WELLNESS COMMITTEE UPDATE: Dianne Chambers related
to the Board that the Wellness Committee had met and developed the
following list of items to be addressed in the coming year:
• New committee members – very few of the current committee
members are showing up for the meetings.
• Draw up a snack list for the Primary and Intermediate Centers
to go in the student/parent handbooks next school year. Any specific
snack lists that a teacher may want to draw up will supersede the
handbook snack list.
• Work with Sue Ellingson and Phil Oliver to get nutrition/wellness/physical
fitness links on the school’s website.
• Make sure rewards and treats in K-6th are healthy.
GRANT TO COMPLETE SIDEWALK PROJECT AT MILO: Superintendent
Galvin related to the Board that there is a community improvement
grant available to help pay for installing a sidewalk on the north
side of the Primary building to be used in conjunction with the
Milo walking trail. The grant would pay for all of the cost except
for about $5,000 of matching funds. The consensus of the Board was
to apply for the grant and add $5,000 for sidewalk at Milo to the
Five Year Expenditure Plan for Facilities, Transportation, and Technology.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
accepting the resignation of Barbara Gray, Custodian, effective
January 23, 2014; approving the appointments of Robbi Mozak, Intermediate
Library Associate; Logan Hayes, One-on-One Special Education Associate;
Leslie Twite, Spring Play Director; and David Felton, Spring Play
Director; and approving cell phone reimbursement for Blake Cruikshank
at a maximum of $50 per month upon submission of cell phone invoices,
retroactive to the beginning of the year. Motion by Larrie Williams,
seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the personnel changes as presented.
EARLY GRADUATION REQUEST: Superintendent Galvin
recommended approving the early graduation request from Kammey Baker
to graduate at the end of the first semester. She has completed
all of her course work to meet graduation requirements. Motion by
Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the early
graduation request from Kammey Baker. Ayes: 4.
SALE OF 1985 CHEVY PICKUP: Superintendent Galvin
related to the Board that several bids had been received to purchase
the 1985 Chevy pickup. Superintendent Galvin recommended accepting
the high bid in the amount of $1,000 from Jeff Kinion. Motion by
Rande Seuferer, seconded by Bruce Williams to accept the bid of
$1,000 from Jeff Kinion for the sale of the 1985 Chevy pickup. Randy
Seuferer amended his motion, seconded by Bruce Williams to add approval
to sell the pickup to the next highest bidder if the first bidder
does not follow through with the purchase of the pickup. Ayes: 4.
PUBLIC HEARING ON 2014-2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Superintendent
Galvin related that the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar has a
start date of August 19th and that in order to start school prior
to the week in which September 1st falls a hearing must be held
and the early start date approved the by Board. Superintendent Galvin
also related to the Board that the 2014-2015 school calendar is
based on hours rather than days. Districts are required to have
a minimum of 1080 hours; the proposed calendar has 1148 hours built
in. President Miller opened the meeting for public comments concerning
the early start date and hours vs. days of instruction. No community
members were present to speak. President Miller called the hearing
to a close.
APPROVE EARLY START DATE AND CALENDAR BASED ON HOURS FOR
THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Bruce Williams to approve the early start date and calendar based
on hours for the 2014-2015 school year. Ayes: 4.
2014-2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Superintendent Galvin
recommended approval of the proposed 2014-2015 school calendar.
Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve
the 2014-2015 school calendar. Ayes: 4.
BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 203, 204 AND 205: The Board
reviewed Board Policy Sections 203, “Procedures of Operation”,
204, “Meetings of the Board”, and 205, “Miscellaneous”.
President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 5:55 p.m.
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