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

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session March 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, Jennifer Mihalovich, Rande Seuferer, and Larrie Williams. 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 Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the agenda: Ayes: 5.

BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized the wrestlers and coaches for a great season and to the state qualifiers for their individual and team performance at state. Also recognized were the individual speech kids; 10 of the 15 students that attended districts made it to state.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 14 extra bus trips for the month of February. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

March is a busy month at the Primary School. We started out the month with a visit by the Cat in the Hat to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Preschool will take their field trip on Friday, March 7th. They are attending a performance of “Going on a Bear Hunt” at the Civic Center in Des Moines. The first grade will take their field trip on the same day. They will go to the Annett Nature Center and then join the preschool class at the Civic Center.

The week of March 10th through 14th is Reading Week at the Primary School. The theme for the week is “Make Friends with a Book”. Monday: Renee Hembry, our town librarian friend, will read to the students. Tuesday: High School students will come to the Primary Center and “buddy” up with our students for some fun reading time. Wednesday: Students may bring a stuffed animal to school and spend some time reading with their “friend”. Thursday: “The Storybook Players” (drama group from Oskaloosa) will be performing at 1:00. Friday: Students may dress up as their favorite storybook character.

Tuesday, March 11, is Spring Picture day at the Primary School. The elementary yearbook has been submitted for printing and expected to arrive in the next month.

March 19, 20 and 21, People’s Bank will be visiting the second grade to talk about money and saving.

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

Wrestling –
The following wrestlers made it to the State Wrestling Tournament.
106 lb – Blake Bauer
126 lb – Jake Hunerdosse – 6th
132 lb – Gabe Henderson – 7th
145 lb – Alex Mitchell – 6th
152 lb – Jacob Hoch – 4th
195 lb – Ty Schneider – 6th

The team finished 9th in 1A with a point total of 42pts

All Conference Honors
Haley Seuferer – 1st Team Pride of Iowa
Raelyn Meling – 2nd Team Pride of Iowa

Academic All Conference
Wrestling
Jake Hunerdosse
Gabe Henderson
Alex Mitchell
Jacob Hoch
Ty Schneider

Girls BB
Amanda Williams
Raelyn Meling
Sydeny Steenhoek
Ilyze Putz
Olivia Anders

Boys BB
Justus Sherman
Bryant Seuferer
Luke Ulin

To qualify for Academic All Conference you must be in grades 10-12 with a Cumulative GPA of 3.5

Track
Boys and Girls Track practice has begun this past week. The boys’ team has 22 members out for the team and the girls’ team has roughly 10 members out. The boys’ team will be taking three of its members to the ISU Indoor which takes place on Tuesday March 18th. The girls’ team will also be taking three of its members to the ISU Indoor which takes place on Monday March 17th.

Golf
We are in the process of having sign-up for both Boys and Girls Golf. The numbers looking promising for the girls and we are still looking for a few boys to join so we have enough to score at a meet.


Speech
10 events qualified for state with Division I ratings including Mitchell Anders, Ilyse Putz, Sarah Nutting, Hilary Gardner (in 2 events), Cameron Hertzler, Raelyn Meling, Kaylee Miller, Shiloh Williams, and Caleb Baker. The following students received Division II ratings: Dakota Cox, Gabbie Smith, Kyle Sites, Sean Gardner and Jordan Hughes.
State Contest is March 15th in Glenwood.

Upcoming Events
March 17th – Girls ISU Indoor and Golf Practice Officially Begins
March 18th – Boys ISU Indoor
April 3rd – Girls Track @ Clarke
April 7th – Boys and Girls Golf @ Saydel
April 8th – Girls Track @ Nodaway Valley and Boys Track @ PCM
April 10th – Boys and Girls Golf @ Mt. Ayr
April 10th – Girls Track @ I-35

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. February 10, 2014 minutes
2. Financial reports

Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The rooms that will have air conditioning added to them have been determined; Country Propane has been given the green light to order materials and start installing the units.
2. The results from the Iowa Assessments are back; students who earned the incentive day off will not have to report for school on March 19th.
3. The coach, athlete, and spectator ratings were received for 2013-2014 basketball and wrestling; the ratings were pleasing for all three categories.

2014-2015 ADMISSION PRICES: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that there had been discussion in the conference and in district football about raising admission prices to activities. The consensus of the Board was that they would prefer not to increase admission prices.

JUNIOR CLASS HISTROY TRIP TO KANSAS CITY: Ron VanStrien presented information on a proposed junior class history trip to Kansas City on March 28th and 29th. The cost of the trip will be approximately $90 per person plus meals. Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the trip. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the junior class history trip to Kansas City. Ayes: 5.

SENIOR CLASS TRIP TO OMAHA: Amanda Williams presented information to the Board on a proposed senior trip to Omaha on May 6th-8th. Twenty-two students and 4 chaperones are planning on going. Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the trip. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the senior class trip to Omaha. Ayes: 5.

PURCHASE OF TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT: Sue Ellingson related to the Board that based on input from the Technology Committee she had been obtaining bids for the purchase of iPads for the elementary buildings as part of the 1:1 initiative. Sue recommended approving the low bid from Apple for 80 iPad 2’s in the amount of $27,920. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the purchase of iPad 2’s from Apple in the amount of $27,920. Ayes: 5.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignations of Haley Fischer, Assistant HS Softball Coach, effective immediately; Kaitlyn Friday, JH Softball Coach, effective immediately; Keith Smith, HS Evening Custodian, effective February 24, 2014; and Allison Isaacson, Daycare Associate, effective February 28, 2014; and to approve the appointments of Randy Manser, Full Time HS Evening Custodian; Jodi Clendenen, Head HS Volleyball Coach; Kaitlyn Friday, Assistant HS Softball Coach; Shane Rowlands, JH Softball Coach; and Stacy Bergeson, Volunteer Assistant Golf Coach. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE 2014-2015 BUDGET FOR PUBLICATION AND SET HEARING DATE: Julie Wilson presented the 2014-2015 proposed budget to the Board. The proposed tax rate is $16.94489, up slightly from the current tax rate of $16.47800. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the proposed budget and setting the hearing date for April 14th, the next board meeting. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the 2014-2015 budget for publication and to set the hearing date for April 14th. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUS: Joel Mosher related to the Board that three bids had been received for the purchase of a 65-passenger school bus. Joel recommended approving the low bid from Thomas Bus Sales in the amount of $90,768 plus $1,850 for the installation of a camera system, less $20,500 for the trade-in of bus #10, total price $72,118. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the bid from Thomas Bus Sales for the purchase of a school bus plus installation of the camera system less the trade-in of bus #10. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH MELCHER-DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR SHARED MEDIA SPECIALIST: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the agreement with the Melcher-Dallas School District to share a Media Specialist on an as needed basis for the 2014-2015 school year. Shared Media Specialist services will only be used if Southeast Warren does not have a licensed Media Specialist on staff next year. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve, and have in place in case it’s needed, the agreement with the Melcher-Dallas School District for shared Media Specialist for the 2014-2015 school year. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE WIRE TRANSFER AGREEMENT WITH PEOPLES BANK: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the Wire Transfer Agreement with Peoples Bank. This is an annual approval that allows the district to wire funds as needed. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the Wire Transfer Agreement with Peoples Bank. Ayes: 5.

2012-2013 AUDIT REPORT: Julie Wilson briefly reviewed the 2012-2013 audit report. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the 2012-2013 audit report. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY SERIES 700: The Board reviewed Board Policy Series 700, “Auxiliary Services”.

President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 6:29 p.m.

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