SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
August 12, 2013
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session
August 12, 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,
Larrie Williams, and Ron Miller. Jennifer Mihalovich arrived at
5:31 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 Ron Miller, seconded by Larrie
Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 4. (Jennifer Mihalovich was
absent from the vote.)
BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized
the summer custodial staff for their great work getting the buildings
ready to go for the school year. Superintendent Galvin also recognized
the building secretaries, Sue, LuAnn and Mr. Dirkx for their time
spent this summer on Infinite Campus training.
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
We had two extra bus trips for the month of July. I have been working
on revising bus routes due to new students moving into the district.
The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.
Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan
The parking lot project is almost complete. Most of the concrete
is in and the project should be wrapped up within the week.
Silas and his helpers have been working hard all summer and have
most of their summer projects complete. Floors are waxed and looking
amazing and a large part of the interior of the building has been
painted. The entry way and office have also been painted and are
showing a little Warhawk Pride!
Summer school is in full swing, with Mrs. Cooper teaching the 4th-6th
grade classes. The number of Intermediate students participating
in summer school is down this year.
New science books are in and our teachers are very excited to start
exploring them. We have also had teachers in the building the past
week working on curriculum mapping.
Students Who Are Wired Differently National Conference: Jackie
Beard reported to the Board about her trip to the Students Who Are
Wired Differently National Conference.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. July 17, 2013 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Approve the School Nurse, Superintendent, and the Dean of Students
as Level I child abuse investigators and the Warren County Sheriff’s
Department as Level II child abuse investigator
4. Approve Peoples Savings Bank and Bankers Trust Company, N.A.
as bank depositories
5. Approve Indianola Record-Herald as official newspaper
6. Appoint Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as School District Legal Counsel
Motion by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve
the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. As of today, approximately 25 students are participating in volleyball
and approximately 20 students are participating in football.
2. The HS gym has been repainted and the banners and signs are being
3. The floors that were sinking in the girls’ locker room
and the art room have been lifted.
4. The concrete work at the High School is progressing and will
be finished prior to the start of school. The Lacona drive is also
5. Teachers new to the district will start on August 13th; all other
teachers will start on August 14th. The first day of school for
students is August 20th. Early outs have been scheduled for the
first week of school.
6. The new science and math textbooks have arrived and have been
distributed to the teachers.
7. The wireless network is up and running in all three buildings.
METHOD OF ELECTING BOARD MEMBERS: This agenda
item was not discussed.
2011-2012 IDEA PART B DETERMINATIONS LETTER: Superintendent
Galvin related to the Board that the Department of Education has
reviewed the district’s 2011-2012 special education data and
has determined that the district is meeting the requirements of
IDEA Part B. A copy of the determinations letter was given to board
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the resignation of Sara Preston, Special Education Associate;
and approving the appointments of Dani Fridley, Full Time Cook;
and Brenda Core, Special Education Associate. Motion by Bruce Williams,
seconded by Ron Miller to approve the personnel changes as presented.
FIVE YEAR EXPENDITURE PLAN FOR FACILITIES, TRANSPORTATION
& TECHNOLOGY: Superintendent Galvin reviewed and recommended
approval of the updated expenditure plan for facilities, transportation,
and technology. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce
Williams to approve the revised Five Year Expenditure Plan for Facilities,
Transportation & Technology. Ayes: 5.
LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH LRG PREP, LLC: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the License Agreement with LRG Prep,
LLC. The agreement provides the district with a percent of the profit
on SEW merchandise that is sold through Walmart, etc. Motion by
Bruce Williams, seconded by Ron Miller to approve the License Agreement
with LRG Prep, LLC. Ayes: 5.
APPROVE BID FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE MILO PLAYGROUND
EQUIPMENT: Mr. Dow reviewed the bids received for the replacement
of the Milo playground equipment. Mr. Dow recommended approving
the option 2 bid from Boland Recreation in the amount of $35,000
for the playground equipment, installation and woodchips. Motion
by Ron Miller, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the option
2 bid from Boland Recreation, or something similar, for $35,000.
President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 6:16 p.m.
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