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:
2nd Team All-Conference – Sierra Dorsey
Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-District –
POI All-Academic – Brooke Seuferer, Raelyn Meling, Olivia
Anders, Sydney Steenhoek, Ilyse Putz
2nd Team All Conference – Keetan Lawler
POI All-Academic – Justus Sherman, Jaden Schurman, Luke Ulin,
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,
Class 1A Wrestling Coach of the Year – Dallas O’Brien
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.
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
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
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
Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan
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
Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:
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
Average Coach's Rating
Class 1A 1.15
Average Athletes Rating
Class 1A 1.13
State Average 1.14
Average Spectators' Rating
Class 1A 1.15
State Average 1.16
2nd Team All Conference - Keetan Lawler
Average Coach's Rating
Class 1A 1.33
State Average 1.34
Average Athletes' Rating
Class 1A 1.26
State Average 1.29
Average Spectators' Ratings
Class 1A 1.50
State Average 1.48
2nd Team All-Conference - Sierra Dorsey
POI All Academic
Practice started this week. We have 25 boys that signed up for this
Practice started this week. We have 10 girls that signed up for
We have a meeting for Tuesday 3/10.
We had 25 sign up for this season
We had 4 sign up for the season.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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:
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:
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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