SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
July 17, 2013

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session July 17, 2013 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 and Jennifer Mihalovich. Larrie Williams and Ron Miller arrived at 5:35 p.m. 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 Bruce Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 3. (Larrie Williams and Ron Miller were absent.)

THE BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized the baseball team and coaches for finishing 2nd in the conference.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 26 extra bus trips during the month of June. The new bus will be delivered tomorrow. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. June 10, 2013 minutes
2. Financial reports

Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 3. (Larrie Williams and Ron Miller were absent.)

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The summer custodial work is progressing in the buildings.
2. The concrete work at Lacona will begin early next week. The goal is to have all concrete work done before students are back in school.
3. The company that will be raising the floor in the girls’ locker room has been contacted; they plan to be here next week.
4. The baseball team is still in play; the softball team has completed their season.
5. There have been more students coming in for weight lifting this summer than compared to prior years.
6. The High School building will be closed after 10:00 a.m. on August 2nd for Alert Training. Law enforcement officers will be participating in classroom work on Thursday, August 1st and conducting drills on Friday, August 2nd.
7. The DLT team will be attending professional development training on July 30th, 31st and August 1st.
8. The High School gym has been painted; the new conference banners have arrived and the new conference signs are due to arrive the first part of August. When everything has arrived they will be hung up in the gym.

DE SUMMARY OF THE 2013 LEGISLATIVE CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin highlighted a few of the changes listed in the Iowa Department of Education summary of 2013 legislative changes.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the appointment of Candy Cronbaugh, summer mowing at Milo and Liberty Center; approving the reassignments of Cynthia DeJoode from 3rd grade instructor to preschool instructor; and Shelby Naylor, from preschool instructor to 3rd grade instructor; and approving the resignation of Kim Carnes, Intermediate Library Associate and Elementary Yearbook Advisor. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 5.

STUDENT FEES FOR 2013-2014: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the following fees for the 2013-2014 school year:

Preschool Milk: $25.00/semester for 4-year-olds
$12.50/semester for 3-year-olds
FACS Project fee: $10 for 7th graders only
Book rent: $65 per student
Preschool, 4-year-olds: $0 tuition
Preschool, 3-year-olds: $45 tuition
Band Instrument Rental: $40
Afternoon Milk (K-3): $31.50 per semester
Activity Year-long Passes: Adult-$60, Student-$50, Family-$150

Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the student fees for 2013-2014 as presented. Ayes: 5.

INCREASE IN LUNCH PRICES: Superintendent Galvin recommended increasing student breakfast and lunch prices $.10 per meal, adult breakfast prices $.10 per meal and adult lunch prices $.25 per meal due to the declining Nutrition Fund balance and to meet the requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the increase in lunch prices. Ayes: 5.

CHANGES TO STUDENT HANDBOOKS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the changes to the 2013-2014 student handbooks. The majority of the changes are to comply with recommendations made during the DE site visit. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the changes to the student handbooks. Ayes: 5.

CHANGES TO STAFF HANDBOOKS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the changes to the 2013-2014 staff handbooks. The majority of the changes are to comply with recommendations made during the DE site visit. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the changes to the staff handbooks. Ayes: 5.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT PLAN AND PROCEDURES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the updated Crisis Management Plan and Procedures flip chart. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the Crisis Management Plan and Procedures flip chart. Ayes: 5.

CENTRAL BUYING CONSORTIUM 28E AGREEMENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the Central Buying Consortium 28E Agreement. This is a cooperative purchasing agreement among several school districts that will allow the district to purchase food and supplies for the nutrition program at the most reasonable cost. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the Central Buying Consortium 28E Agreement. Ayes: 5.

President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 5:59 p.m.
 

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