SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
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.

REPORTS:

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 Dow:

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 consent agenda:
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 hung.
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 nearly complete.
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 members.

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. Ayes: 5.

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. Ayes: 5.

President Paul Mead adjourned the meeting at 6:16 p.m.
 

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