SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
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.
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’
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:
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
To qualify for Academic All Conference you must be in grades 10-12
with a Cumulative GPA of 3.5
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.
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.
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
State Contest is March 15th in Glenwood.
March 17th – Girls ISU Indoor and Golf Practice Officially
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 @
April 10th – Boys and Girls Golf @ Mt. Ayr
April 10th – Girls Track @ I-35
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
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
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
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.
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.
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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