SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Special Board Meeting
May 20, 2015

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in special session May 20, 2015 in the media center of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board President Ron Miller called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. The following board members were present: Rande Seuferer, Larrie Williams, Bruce Williams, and Jennifer Mihalovich. Superintendent/Secondary Principal Delane Galvin, Elementary Principal Dan Dow, 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.

COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Comments were heard from members of the community concerning the areas for budget reductions.

APPROVE AREAS FOR BUDGET REDUCTIONS: Superintendent Galvin recommended the Board approve the areas for budget reductions from either the original list of reductions, the list presented by the parents, or any combination of the board’s choosing. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the original list of areas for budget reductions. Ayes: Ron Miller, Bruce Williams, and Larrie Williams. Nays: Rande Seuferer. Jennifer Mihalovich abstained from voting. Motion passed 3:1.

The following areas were approved for budget reductions (not in priority order): freeze curriculum purchases, move 3-year-old preschool to 4-year-old or incorporate into the daycare, elimination of three tech aides, elimination of three library aides, elimination of study hall associate, reduce supply budget by 5%, elimination of two lead teachers, share the Curriculum Director with Interstate 35 C.S.D., combine music and band (reduction of one teacher), reduce art to half time, share a Transportation Director and a Maintenance Director, Business Education, elementary teacher, secretary and one administrator.

APPROVE ISSUING RECALL LETTERS TO STAFF NOT AFFECTED BY THE AREAS APPROVED FOR BUDGET REDUCTIONS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving issuing recall letters to the staff not affected by the areas approved for budget reductions. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve issuing recall letters to the staff not affected by the areas approved for budget reductions. Ayes: 4. Jennifer Mihalovich abstained from voting.

Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: 5. The time was 5:45 p.m.

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