SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
January 12, 2015
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session
January 12, 2015 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: Larrie Williams,
Rande Seuferer, and Jennifer Mihalovich. Bruce Williams was absent.
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
AGENDA: Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by
Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 4.
BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized
the following: The wrestlers for winning the POI wrestling tournament.
Beth Mosher for her generous donation towards the purchase of pink
uniforms for the boys and girls basketball teams. They will be wearing
these uniforms on Hoops for Hope night. Also, Mrs. Birchette and
the Student Council for a successful Angel Tree operation. They
sponsored 12 families with a total of 40 children. This was the
largest number of children the group has sponsored. The community
generosity was evident through monetary donations and the numerous
gifts dropped off at school for the council members to wrap and
present to these needy families. This was a lot of work, so hats
off to the Student Council for their efforts.
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
We had 21 extra bus trips for the month of December. The rest of
the month was spent doing general repairs.
Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:
Small Town Country Christmas on Saturday, December 6th, was a success.
Many cookies, books, and classroom basket raffle tickets were sold.
The elves’ workshop, which entertained many children while
their parents shopped, and vendor fees from several community vendors,
who set up their tables in the new gym, brought in some additional
The basket raffle money will be used to fund our field trips at
both the Primary and the Intermediate buildings, and the rest will
be used for future playground needs and classroom supplies. The
Country Christmas day, along with our fall and spring fundraisers,
are the three biggest fundraisers for the Partners in Education
PIE is sponsoring an Accelerated Reader party for second and third
graders reaching their reading goals for the second quarter on January
Second quarter report cards will be sent home the week of January
12th. Teachers are preparing for our upcoming parent/teacher conferences
Third graders will be given the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills the
week of January 12th, and kindergarten through third graders will
be taking their mid-year FAST tests during the next week. Following
these tests, the teachers meet on Data Day and reorganized reading
intervention groups. These new assignments, based on student performance,
will start on Monday, February 2nd.
Coming up in January, PIE is serving supper during the adult volleyball
league, which meets in Milo on Sundays. This free-will donation
supper is a good fundraiser for them.
Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan
Winter DIBELS has been completed.
Report cards for 1st Semester went home with students on Friday.
Iowa Assessment testing started today in the Intermediate Center.
The Geography Bee will be held here in the Intermediate Center
on Friday, January 23rd at 8:30am.
We have tentatively scheduled the 1st Semester Awards Assembly
for Friday, January 30th. This assembly is held in the gym and parents
are welcomed to attend. Awards are given for attendance, honor roll,
and for showing good character.
Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:
We have started wrestling practice this past week and we currently
have 15 kids out this season. Two MD students and one home school
Girls JH BB
We have three games left for this season.
The boys BB team is currently 2-7.
The leading scorers are Lance Hoch at 16.5 pts per game and Jackson
Fischer 11.8 pts per game.
Jackson Fischer leads the team with 20 assists.
Keetan Lawler is leading the teams in Rebounds at 9.3 per game.
The first of February Post Season Brackets will be posted.
The girls BB team is 5 and 4.
The leading scorers are Sierra Dorsey at 13.9 pts per game and Raelyn
Meling 9.9 pts per game.
Raelyn Meling leads the team in assists with 41.
Sierra Dorsey leads the team in Rebounds at 7.3 per game.
Post Season Brackets will be announced the first part of February.
In late December we competed in the POI Wrestling Tournament and
finished 1st in the conference. We had 7 champions and 1 runner-up.
In early January we competed in the Eddyville Blakesburg Tournament
where we went 5 and 0 as we beat EBF in the championship.
This last week we competed in the 1st annual Warren Co. Duals and
went 2 and 1. Beating Carlisle and Norwalk and losing to Indianola.
We are making final preparations for hosting sectionals on February
We will be competing in the POI Academic Bowl at East Union on January
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. December 8, 2014 minutes
2. Financial reports
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve
the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. We had our first snow day on January 7th; the day will be made
up on January 19th.
2. January 5th was a teacher workday. EMC Insurance presented slip
and fall training for the certified staff and bus drivers. Support
staff will have the training on January 28th.
3. This is one of the better winter sports seasons the district
has had for a while. Girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball,
and wrestlers are all doing well.
4. The next Children First Forum meeting will be held on January
27th. All board members are welcome to attend.
5. We will be hosting the wrestling sectionals on February 7th.
6. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on February 9th and 12th.
WELLNESS COMMITTEE UPDATE: Dianne Chambers related
to the Board that the Wellness Committee had met and developed the
following list of items to be addressed in the coming year:
• Continue to look for new members as well as encourage current
members to get involved.
• Continue to encourage K-6 teachers for healthy snacks and
• Check into the backpack program for our district. Dianne
will contact Pastor Amy Johnson for clergy support that is needed
for this program to be successful.
• Get more information out to parents in regards to packing
healthy lunches for their students.
• Have Mr. Dow and Mr. Galvin address teachers in regards
to holding kids out of PE class for makeup work/tests. PE is a required
class, not a “fun” class.
• No sales of candy, etc. that don’t meet the guidelines!!
• Encourage drinking of water at all grade levels and look
into cost of a water filling station at the Jr./Sr. High School.
• Identify students with weight issues as “at risk”.
JOINT WARREN COUNTY BOARD MEETING: Superintendent
Galvin related to the Board that the joint Warren County board meeting
will be held on January 19th at 6:30 PM in Indianola if any board
members are interested in attending.
NOTICE OF PULBIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS,
FORM OF CONTRACT AND ESTIMATE OF COST FOR THE DAYCARE BUILDING AND
FOR THE TAKING OF BIDS THEREFORE AND AUTHORIZE THE NOTICE TO BE
PUBLISHED AS PER CODE OF IOWA TIMELINES: Superintendent
Galvin recommended tabling this item until the architect could be
present to review the daycare building plans and specifications
with the Board. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer
to table this item and schedule a special board meeting for Thursday,
January 15th at 5:30. Ayes: 4.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the resignation of Carol Roland, Daycare Associate; and
approving the supplemental appointments of Wesley Creason, Assistant
JH Wrestling Coach and Volunteer Assistant HS Wrestling Coach. Motion
by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the
personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 4.
START DATE WAIVER REQUEST RESOLUTION: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the Start Date Waiver Request Resolution
to request permission from the Department of Education to start
school before the week in which September 1st falls, with the understanding
that the resolution may need to be modified after guidance is received
from the state. The Calendar Committee will be meeting in a couple
of weeks to draft the 2015-16 school calendar. Motion by Jennifer
Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the Start Date
Waiver Request Resolution. Ayes: 4.
STUDENT TEACHING AGREEMENT WITH SIMPSON COLLEGE:
Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the student teaching
agreement with Simpson College. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded
by Larrie Williams to approve the student teaching agreement with
Simpson College. Ayes: 4.
WIRE TRANSFER AGREEMENT WITH PEOPLES BANK: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the Wire Transfer Agreement with Peoples
Bank. The agreement allows the District to electronically wire the
403b payments to Voya. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer
Mihalovich to approve the Wire Transfer Agreement with Peoples Bank.
BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 400 AND 406: The Board reviewed
Board Policy Sections 400, “Statement of Guiding Principles”,
and 406, “Part-Time Personnel”.
Board President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 5:54 p.m.
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