SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
March 9, 2015

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session March 9, 2015 in the media center of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board President Ron Miller called the meeting to order at 5:41p.m. The following board members were present: Jennifer Mihalovich, Rande Seuferer, Bruce Williams, 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 Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.

THE BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized the following individuals for post season honors:

Girls’ Basketball
2nd Team All-Conference – Sierra Dorsey
Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-District – Raelyn Meling
POI All-Academic – Brooke Seuferer, Raelyn Meling, Olivia Anders, Sydney Steenhoek, Ilyse Putz

Boys’ Basketball
2nd Team All Conference – Keetan Lawler
POI All-Academic – Justus Sherman, Jaden Schurman, Luke Ulin, Bryant Seuferer

Wrestling
Placed 2nd at the State Dual team tournament
Individual state wrestling:
Blake Bauer – State Runner-up
Brady Kyner – 4th place
Jake Hunerdosse – 4th place
Jacob Hoch – 4th place
POI All-Academic – Jake Hunerdosse, Brady Kyner, Josh Sundberg, Blake Bauer
Class 1A Wrestling Coach of the Year – Dallas O’Brien

Speech
The speech team received 6 Division II ratings and 4 Division I ratings at the District Individual Contest. Raelyn Meling, Sean Gardner, Caleb Baker and Ilyse Putz received Division I ratings and will compete at state contest on March 14th.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 15 extra bus trips for the month of February. All of the drivers have attended the yearly inservice to renew their school bus authorizations. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

Reading Week is celebrated March 2 through March 6. We will have special theme days, assemblies, guests and fun activities as we celebrate reading week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Monday, March 2 - Mixed up Monday – Wear mixed up clothing! Shirts backwards, inside out, etc. There will be a reader’s theater performance of “Horton Hatches the Egg” in the afternoon.
Tuesday, March 3 - Top Hat Tuesday - Wear your favorite hat! The Oskaloosa High Storybook Players will perform in the gym in the afternoon. Their shows this year include: “Cinderella”, “Jack, Jill, and the Hill”, “The Story of the Three Bears”, “The Three Little Pigs”, and “Dancing in the Stars”. March 4 - Wacky Sock Wednesday – Wear your wackiest socks! March 5 - Theodore Thursday - Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss character! High school students will be traveling to Milo this afternoon to “Read with a Buddy” from grades kindergarten through third.
March 6 - Funny Food Friday - Wear green!

Preschool Open House will be held from 6 to 7 pm on Thursday, March 12. We currently have two three-year-olds and 17 four-year-olds now enrolled for the 2015-2016 school year.

We have 33 students currently enrolled in our 2015-2016 kindergarten class. They will spend a full day experiencing a kindergarten during kindergarten roundup on April 24th.

Third grade will take their field trip on Monday, March 23. They are attending a performance of at the Civic Center in Des Moines.

March 23, 24 and 25, People’s Bank will be visiting the second grade to talk about money and saving.

The Lions Club of Iowa will be at the Primary School on Thursday, March 26 to perform their annual KidSight screening of preschool students. Iowa KidSight is a joint project of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and the University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, dedicated to enhancing the early detection and treatment of vision impairments in Iowa's young children (target population 6 through 48 months of age) through screening and public education.

Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

D.A.R.E. graduation was held last Thursday. The evening was a success and the kids did a great job.

The students and staff have been busy working on a fundraiser for Mr. Andersen.

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

Wrestling
Finished the year as 1A State Runner Up in Duals
Finished 4th in Class 1A in the traditional Tournament
Had 4 place winners this year

Blake Bauer - State Runner-Up
Brady Kyner - 4th Place at 113
Jake Hunerdosse - 4th Place at 132
Jacob Hoch - 4th Place at 160

POI All-Academic
Jake Hunerdosse
Brady Kyner
Josh Sundberg
Blake Bauer
Drake Sharp
Alex Mitchell
Jacob Hoch
Ty Schneider

Sportsmanship Ratings
Average Coach's Rating
SEW 1.18
Class 1A 1.15
State 1.18

Average Athletes Rating
SEW 1.20
Class 1A 1.13
State Average 1.14

Average Spectators' Rating
SEW 1.47
Class 1A 1.15
State Average 1.16

Boys BB
2nd Team All Conference - Keetan Lawler

POI All-Academic
Bryant Seuferer
Justus Sherman
Luke Ulin
Jaden Schurman

Sportsmanship Ratings
Average Coach's Rating
SEW 1.48
Class 1A 1.33
State Average 1.34

Average Athletes' Rating
SEW 1.54
Class 1A 1.26
State Average 1.29

Average Spectators' Ratings
SEW 1.63
Class 1A 1.50
State Average 1.48

Girls BB
2nd Team All-Conference - Sierra Dorsey
POI All Academic
Brooke Seuferer
Raelyn Meling
Olivia Anders
Sydney Steenhoek
Ilyse Putz

Boys Track
Practice started this week. We have 25 boys that signed up for this season.

Girls Track
Practice started this week. We have 10 girls that signed up for this season.

Boys/Girls Golf
We have a meeting for Tuesday 3/10.

Trap
We had 25 sign up for this season

Rugby
We had 4 sign up for the season.

JH Track
Practices will start later this month

Warren County Conference Board: Ron Miller related that at the Warren County Conference Board meeting the budget had been set with the rates the same next year as this year and the Assessor was approved for another year.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. February 9, 2015 minutes
2. February 24, 2015 minutes
3. Financial reports
Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The Fine Arts Boosters Night and Pops Concert will be held this Thursday.
2. The Lion’s Club hosted their annual scholarship dinner for the seniors.
3. The Scholarship Toy Tractor Show held on February 21st was a great success.
4. A benefit is being held for Silas Andersen this Saturday.
5. Spring break is the week of March 30th through April 6th.
6. Standardized test scores are back and the results are being compiled.
7. A daycare construction meeting was held last week. Construction will begin as soon as approval is received from the State Fire Marshall’s office. It is hoped to have construction completed by September 1st.

BUDGET REDUCTIONS: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that if the state does not approve much of an increase to the supplemental state aid for schools we will have to strongly look at approximately $270,000 in budget reductions for the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Galvin asked for input from the Board on areas to look at for budget reductions. The consensus of the Board was for board member Bruce Williams to work with Superintendent Galvin and Julie Wilson to come up with ideas and recommendations for reductions.

ELECTRONIC BOARD PACKETS: Superintendent Galvin asked the Board for their thoughts on moving to electronic board packets. The consensus of the Board was to stay with the paper board packets at this time.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the appointments of Jessy Hamawi, Food Service Director; and Joe Salazar, Assistant HS Baseball Coach; and approval of the contract modification for Leslie Gartin to increase the Spring Play Director from 1.5% to 3% due to the position no longer being shared for the 2014-2015 school year. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 5.

SHARED WRESTLING PROGRAM: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that at the February board meeting the shared wrestling contract with Melcher-Dallas was approved with the school identity as Southeast Warren Warhawks with green and white colors. Superintendent Galvin asked the Board to take action on either leaving the contract as it was approved, modify the name, colors, and mascot completely, or modify the contract slightly with a few changes to the name, colors or mascot. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to take no action to change the name, colors, or mascot of the shared wrestling program. Ayes: 5.

MISSION STATEMENT AND THEMES FOR DAYCARE: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the following mission statement and names/colors for each room of the new daycare facility:

Mission Statement: “Play, Learn, and Grow Together”

Names and colors for each room: Infants: Cubs – Yellow
1-2 years: Bunnies – Green
3-4 years: Zebras – Red
Before/After School Age: Tigers – Blue

Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the mission statement and themes for each room as presented. Ayes: 5.

INTERFUND LOAN FROM MANAGEMENT FUND TO CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving a short term loan from the Management Fund to the Capital Projects Fund for cash flow purposes during the construction of the new daycare facility and asked the Board to set an interest rate for the loan. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve an interfund loan from the Management Fund to the Capital Projects Fund at an interest rate of .25%. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE 2015-2016 BUDGET FOR PUBLICATION AND SET HEARING DATE: Julie Wilson presented the 2015-2016 proposed budget to the Board. The proposed tax rate is $17.10106, nearly the same as the current tax rate of $17.09491. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the proposed budget and setting the hearing date for April 13th, the next regular board meeting. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the 2015-2016 budget for publication and to set the hearing date for the next regularly scheduled board meeting, April 13th, at 5:30 pm. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE 2014-2015 BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR PUBLICATION AND SET HEARING DATE: Julie Wilson presented the proposed 2014-2015 budget amendment increasing the Total Other Expenditures category by $400,000 to accommodate for the construction of the new daycare facility. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the 2014-2015 budget amendment for publication and setting the hearing date for April 13th, the next regular board meeting. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the 2014-2015 budget amendment for publication and to set the hearing date for April 13th. Ayes: 5.

REVIEW 2013-2014 AUDIT REPORT: Julie Wilson briefly reviewed the 2013-2014 audit report.

BOARD POLICY SERIES 402 AND 408: The Board reviewed Board Policy Series 402, “Certified Personnel Employment”, and 408, “Non-Certified Personnel Employment”.

Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to adjourn the meeting. The time was 6:13 p.m.

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