SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
August 11, 2014

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session August 11, 2014 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, Bruce Williams, Rande Seuferer, and Jennifer Mihalovich. Superintendent/Secondary Principal Delane Galvin, Transportation Director Joel Mosher, and Board Secretary Julie Wilson were also in attendance, along with members from the community.

AGENDA: Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.

THE BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin congratulated the following students who received post season honors:

Softball Individual Honors:

Pride of Iowa All-Academic
Alyssa Dittmer
Brandi Putz
Shiloh Williams
Sarah Nutting
Allison Wilson

Pride of Iowa All-Conference
Haley Seuferer – 1st Team Catcher
Alex VanHove – 1st Team Pitcher
Katie Konrad – 2nd Team Infield
Kelsey Wickett – 2nd Team Outfield
Allison Wilson – 2nd Team Outfield

IGCA South Iowa All-District Team
Haley Seuferer – 1st Team

IGCA 1A All-State Team
Haley Seuferer – 3rd Team

Baseball Individual Honors:

Pride of Iowa All-Academic
Gabe Henderson
Justus Sherman
Alex Mitchell
Bryant Seuferer

Pride of Iowa All-Conference
Lance Hoch – 1st Team Outfield
Zach Baker – 2nd Team Pitcher

Indianola Record-Herald All-County Team
Zach Baker – 2nd Team 3B
Lance Hoch – 2nd Team Outfield
Gabe Henderson – 2nd Team Utility

IHSBCA Southwest Iowa 1A All-District
Zach Baker – 2nd Team Shortstop

Superintendent Galvin also recognized the custodial staff for all of their hard work in getting the buildings ready to go for the school year.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 10 extra bus trips for the month. The bus routes have been updated and are ready to go. The new bus is here and is ready for use.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. July 10, 2014 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 504.5, “Use of Motor Vehicles”
4. Second reading of Board Policy 505.11, “Early Release for Seniors”
5. Second reading of Board Policy 601.2, “School Calendar”
6. Second reading of Board Policy 902.5, “Disposition of Obsolete Equipment”
7. 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
8. Approve Peoples Savings Bank and Bankers Trust Company, N.A. as bank depositories
9. Approve Indianola Record-Herald as official newspaper
10. Appoint Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as School District Legal Counsel

Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The teachers return to work on August 13th. Open houses have been scheduled at the elementary buildings on Monday, August 18th and at the High School on Thursday, August 14th. Chromebooks will be handed out to the high school students during open house.
2. On Friday, August 15th there will be an all staff meeting; Monday, August 18th will be a work day and the students return on Tuesday, August 19th.

2013-2014 ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS RESULTS: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that the 2013-2014 adequate yearly progress (AYP) results had been received from the Department of Education; the district met the AYP state targets for both reading and math.

OPEN ENROLLMENT OUT APPLICATION #1: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that a late filed open enrollment application for Hannah Judd had been received to open enroll from SEW to Melcher-Dallas for the 2014-2015 school year. Chrys Judd was present to speak to the Board concerning her reasons for requesting open enrollment out based on Hannah’s health needs. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the open enrollment out application for Hannah Judd. Ayes: Bruce Williams, Rande Seuferer, and Larrie Williams. Nays: Ron Miller and Jennifer Mihalovich. Motion passed 3:2.

OPEN ENROLLMENT OUT APPLICATIONS #2: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that late filed open enrollment applications had been received for Hali and Trystin O’Mailia to open enroll from SEW to Indianola. Dean and Kimberly Kirgis were present to speak to the Board concerning their reasons for requesting open enrollment out based on what they felt was pervasive harassment. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the open enrollment out applications for Hali and Trystin O’Mailia. Ayes: Bruce Williams, Larrie Williams, Rande Seuferer, and Ron Miller. Nays: Jennifer Mihalovich. Motion passed 4:1.

HISTORY TRIP TO CALIFORNIA: Ron VanStrien presented information to the Board concerning a proposed history trip to California the week of spring break, March 27 –April 5, 2015. As of right now, 37 students and 12 sponsors have indicated a desire to go on the trip. The cost of the trip will be approximately $650 per person if the number of individuals going remains the same. Fund raisers will be held to give students the opportunity to raise money to go on the trip. Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the history trip to California. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the history trip to California. Ayes: 5.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignations of Amy Kimzey, Part Time Special Education Associate, effective July 27, 2014; and Elizabeth Fridley, Full Time Cook, effective July 25, 2014; and approving the appointments of Peggy Clary, Full Time Cook; Sarah Sealock, Assistant HS Girls’ Volleyball Coach; and Nathan Bauer, Assistant JH Football Coach; and approving the transfer of Laurie Mason from Part Time Cook/Part Time Custodian to Full Time Cook. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 5.

FOOD SERVICE BREAD BID: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that one bid from Bimbo Bakeries had been received for food service bread products. Bimbo Bakeries will only deliver to Lacona and we will have to transport the products to the other buildings. Some of the bread may have to come from the Knoxville School District to meet serving guidelines. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the bid from Bimbo Bakeries for bread products. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the bread bid from Bimbo Bakeries. Ayes: 5.

CHROMEBOOK AGREEMENT AND HANDBOOK: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that a handbook with expectations on the use and care of the Chromebooks and an agreement form for parents to sign prior to the distribution of the Chromebooks was developed as the final step in the 1 to 1 Initiative. Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the Chromebook Agreement and Handbook. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the Chromebook Agreement and Handbook. Ayes: 5.

REVISED FIVE YEAR EXPENDITURE PLAN: Superintendent Galvin reviewed the changes to the five year expenditure plan for facilities, transportation and technology. The plan was updated to reflect current needs and a few of the items on the expenditure plan were pushed back to allow for the funding of the new daycare facility during the 2014-2015 school year. Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the revised expenditure plan. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the revised five year expenditure plan for facilities, transportation and technology. Ayes: 5.

REAL ESTATE PURCHASE AGREEMENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the real estate purchase agreement for the sale of the student constructed house to Kody Foust and Image Boucher at a purchase price of $145,000 plus buyer to pay all closing costs. The closing date is scheduled for September 12, 2014. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the real estate purchase agreement for the sale of the student constructed house. Ayes: 5.

LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH LRG PREP, LLC: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the License Agreement with LRG Prep, LLC. The agreement allows LRG Prep to sell SEW merchandise with a percentage of the profit being returned to SEW. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the License Agreement with LRG Prep, LLC. Ayes: 5.

President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 6:36 p.m.

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