SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
February 10, 2014

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session February 10, 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, Rande Seuferer, and Jennifer Mihalovich. Superintendent/Secondary Principal Delane Galvin, 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 Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.

BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized the 8 students who qualified for District wrestling. Also, congratulations to the three groups of students who qualified for State Speech. Kudos to all of those students.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 19 extra bus trips for the month of January. I had time working on new lawn mower specs and putting out for bid. I updated the two way radio list and put out for bid to finish the project. We still have one bus at Thomas for computer issues. A surprise inspection was held to verify completion of needed repairs noted during the scheduled inspection; all repairs had been made. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

Parent Teacher conferences have been scheduled for February 10th and 13th from 4-8 pm. The Primary Center will also be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the AEA room during conferences.

Ronald McDonald will be hosting an assembly at the Primary School on Tuesday, February 11th. This assembly focuses on character and is provided at no charge. The DM Metro Opera will be at the Primary School on Thursday, February 27th. The workshop and assembly will paid for with our Connecting Kids to Culture Grant.

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 preschool has begun. We already have 21 four-year-olds and 2 three-year-olds signed up for next year. There will be a preschool open house on March 13th from 6 to 7 pm at the Primary School. Parents and students will be able to meet the teachers, get a health packet from the nurse and Warren County Public Health will be here to check immunization records for parents.

We currently have 28 kindergarten students on our list for the academic year.

Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

The First Semester Awards Assembly was held in the Lacona gym on Friday, January 31st. The high school band came over and provided entertainment. Awards were given for attendance, honor roll and for showing good character.

February 5th was midterm for the 3rd quarter. Mid-terms will be given to parents at conferences.

Parent Teacher conferences have been scheduled for February 10th and 13th from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. We will also be hosting PIE’s Scholastic Book Fair in the library and the Science Fair in the Art room. There will be no school on Friday the 14th.

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

JH Wrestling
The season is winding down. We have one meet left and that is Monday the 10th @ Wayne. We started the season off with a good amount of kids but with injuries and ineligibilities our numbers have dropped a little but we are still fielding a strong team.

Girls BB
The girls’ team has two regular season games remaining. Saturday February 8th @ Twin Cedars and Monday at Home against Pleasantville. We lost the Wayne game on Tuesday February 4th and probably will not be making it up. (No open dates that match up for both schools). The girls are 9-8 overall and 6-7 in the conference which puts them 8th overall.

Pts Per Game: 43.8 pts per game
Leading Scorer: Haley Seuferer 12.1 per game
Leading Rebounder: Amanda Williams 8.9 per game
Assist Leader: Raelyn Meling 80 assists

Boys BB
The boys’ team has two regular season games remaining. Saturday February 8th @ Twin Cedars and Monday at Home against Pleasantville. We will not be making up the Wayne game that we lost on February 4th. The boys are 1-16 overall and 0-13 in the conference. Even though their record does not show it they have been working hard and laying a strong foundation for the future.

Pts Per Game: 24.6
Leading Scorer: Lance Hoch 7.5 per game
Leading Rebounder: Lance Hoch 6.3 per game
Assists Leader: Justus Sherman 14 assists

Wrestling
The wrestlers finished the regular season with a dual record of 27-2, one win shy of the school record. Up next the wrestlers will wrestle at sectional on Saturday the 8th at Ogden. Wrestlers will need to finish in the top two of their weight class to advance to districts on the 15th at Nodaway Valley. The state wrestling tournament is scheduled for the 20th through the 22nd at Wells Fargo Arena.

Football
District Assignments came out this past month. The following teams are in our district: Bedford, Clarinda Academy, Earlham, Martensdale St. Mary’s, Pleasantville, Mount Ayr & Nodaway Valley. We are currently awaiting the official schedule and our finial two games (non-district).

Upcoming Activities
Monday February 10th: JV Girls vs Pleasantville (4:45pm) Varsity Boys and Girls DH starting at 6:15
Tuesday February 11th: SE Warren has been selected to host a Regional Team Dual starting at 6pm. We don’t know what teams will be here that night but we are hoping that our wrestlers will qualify. To qualify for the Regional Team Dual you must finish as one of the top two teams at your sectional site.
Thursday February 13th: Varsity Girls Regional Match @ Martensdale St. Mary’s @ 7pm
Monday February 17th: Varsity Boys District Match – Site and Team TBD

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. January 13, 2014 minutes
2. Financial reports

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

VOTER APPROVED PPEL LEVY: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that a voter approved PPEL Levy would be a way to increase dollars for much needed technology purchases. The maximum levy rate is $1.34 per $1,000 taxable valuation, which would raise approximately $178,000. The consensus of the Board was to put the measure on the ballot at the next regular election.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignation of Duane Steenhoek, Assistant HS Girls’ Basketball Coach, effective the end of the 2013-14 season; approving the appointments of Keith Smith, Full Time Evening Custodian; and Dallas O’Brien, Assistant JH Wrestling Coach; and approving the contact modifications for Sarah Sealock, Head JH Girls’ Track Coach, increase percent from 4.2% to 5.2%; and for Jim Carr, Assistant JH Girls’ Track Coach, increase percent from 3.8% to 4.8%. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 5.

6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO THE OMAHA ZOO: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the 6th grade field trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. Partners in Education have approved funding the trip. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the 6th grade field trip to the Omaha Zoo. Ayes: 5.

PURCHASE OF LAWN MOWER FOR MILO SITE: Joel Mosher reviewed the bids received for the purchase of a lawn mower for the Milo site. Joel recommended approving the bid from Agrivision for a John Deere Z920M Commercial mower in the amount of $4,000 after trade in. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the purchase of the John Deere lawn mower from Agrivision in the amount of $4,000. Ayes: 5.

PURCHASE OF USED SNOW PLOWS: Joel Mosher related to the Board that he had located two like new used v-plows including the mounts and wiring for $5,800. The plows would be able to be mounted on the district’s pickups. One plow would be used for Liberty Center and the other for Milo and Lacona. The purchase would be made from one cent sales tax funds. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the purchase of the used snow plows for $5,800. Ayes: 5.

PURCHASE OF BUS RADIOS: Joel Mosher related to the Board that bids had been received to finish replacing the radios in the buses and for base units in all three buildings. Joel recommended approving the low bid from Illowa Communications in the amount of $10,876.74. One cent sales tax funds will be used to pay for the purchase. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the bid from Illowa Communications in the amount of $10,876.74 for the purchase of radios. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE SPECIFICATIONS FOR PUCHASE OF SCHOOL BUS AND AUTHORIZE TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS: Joel Mosher related to the Board that he had drawn up specifications for a 65-passenger bus with the option of having a digital camera system installed. A 2000 International bus and a 2007 Thomas bus have been included as trade options. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the specifications for the purchase of a school bus and authorize to advertise for bids. Ayes: 5.

2014-2015 WRESTLING SHARING AGREEMENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the 2014-2015 wrestling sharing agreement with the Melcher-Dallas School District. Melcher-Dallas will pay Southeast Warren $300 for each student who participates at any time during the year. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the 2014-2015 wrestling agreement with the Melcher-Dallas School District. Jennifer Mihalovich amended her motion, seconded by Rande Seuferer to include adding language to the agreement for reimbursement of mileage to Southeast Warren for any out of the way transportation provided to Melcher-Dallas students. Ayes: 5.

IASB BACKGROUND CHECK PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the IASB Background Check Participation Agreement. Due to new legislation, background checks are required for all employees by June 30, 2014. The IASB background check service will allow us to meet the compliance requirements at a reduced cost. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the IASB Background Check Participation Agreement. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY SERIES 100: The Board reviewed Board Policy Series 100, “Educational Philosophy”.

President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 6:09 p.m.

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