SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
September 8, 2014

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session September 8, 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, 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 Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.

BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin congratulated the football players and staff for breaking a 25 game losing streak that extends over 3 years.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had two extra bus trips for the month of August. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

Football, Cross Country and Volleyball are in the early stages of their seasons.

Football -
Won their first game in 2 and half seasons by beating Cardinal of Eldon by a score of 20-14. They hosted Woodward Academy on Friday 10/5 and the next two Fridays they are on the road (10/12 @ Bedford and 10/19 @ Clarinda Academy)

The Football Team currently has 31 kids on the team
Seniors - 9
Juniors - 5
Sophomores - 4
Freshman - 13

Cross Country
The Cross Country first meet was on 9/4 (no results). They run at Pekin on 9/9

The Boys have 7 on the team. (1 Jr, 4 So, 2 Fr)
The Girls have 3 on the team. (3 Fr)

Volleyball
The Volleyball team opened the season on 8/25 @ Albia where they took on Montezuma and Moravia.
They lost in two games to Montezuma with the scores being 21-25 and 27-29
They lost in two games to Moravia with the scores being 23-25 and 24-26
On 9/2 they traveled to Mt. Ayr

Their upcoming schedule is as follows
9/4 @ WCV
9/9 @ I35
9/13 @ Chariton

Coach Clendenen and Coach Sealock have done an excellent job teaching the fundamentals of the game and you can tell the girls hard work is paying off.

The Volleyball team has 21 players out this year.
Senior - 4
Junior - 6
Sophomore - 4
Freshman - 7

We have 6 football cheerleaders

Junior High Sports
Football - 1st Game is Sept 9th - 19 kids out
Volleyball - 1st Match is Sept 11th - 17 kids out
Cross Country - 1st Meet is Sept 9th - 6 kids out

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. August 11, 2014 minutes
2. Financial reports

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

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. A preliminary student count shows being down 2 students, however, two new students are enrolling next week.
2. The Chromebooks have been distributed and everything is going good.
3. Wednesday will be an early out for staff in-service. The High School faculty will be receiving technology training.
4. A diagram of the proposed daycare building was given to board members for review. The official design of the building needs to be approved at the October board meeting.

ACT TEST RESULTS: Superintendent Galvin reviewed the 2014 ACT test results. Overall, the scores were lower than in previous years.

2012-2013 IDEA PART B DETERMINATIONS LETTER: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that the Department of Education is required to make an annual determination for each school district regarding compliance with, and implementation of, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B requirements, the district met the requirements in all areas.

ACADEMIC INELIGIBILITY FOR RUGBY AND TRAP: Superintendent Galvin asked for input from the Board on whether to follow the Iowa High School Athletic Association ineligibility rules or to follow SEW’s ineligibility rules for rugby and trap; rugby and trap do not fall under the supervision of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The consensus of the Board was to follow SEW’s ineligibility rules for rugby and trap.

ELECT PRESIDENT: President Miller asked for nominations for President. Jennifer Mihalovich nominated Ron Miller. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams for nominations to cease. Ayes: 5. Board Secretary Julie Wilson administered the oath of office to Ron Miller for President.

VICE PRESIDENT: President Miller asked for nominations for Vice President. Larrie Williams nominated Bruce Williams. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams for nominations to cease. Ayes: 5. Board Secretary Julie Wilson administered the oath of office to Bruce Williams for Vice President.

BOARD MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES: Board members were appointed to the following groups:

Warren County Conference Board – Ron Miller
Children First Forum – Bruce Williams
Athletic Boosters – Larrie Williams
Fine Arts Boosters – Ron Miller
Delegate to IASB Delegate Assembly – Rande Seuferer

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SIGNATURES ON CHECKING ACCOUNTS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving LuAnn Ohnemus and Sue Ellingson to sign checks in lieu of the Board President, along with Board Secretary Julie Wilson, on each of their respective accounts. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve LuAnn Ohnemus and Sue Ellingson to sign checks in lieu of the Board President. Ayes: 5.

FFA TRIP TO NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the FFA trip to the Northwest Missouri State University Career Development Event. The event will be held on October 2nd in Maryville, Missouri. Approximately 4 teams of 4 students will be registering for the event. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the FFA trip to the Northwest Missouri State University Career Development Event. Ayes: 4.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignation of Shane Rowlands, Head HS Boys’ Basketball Coach; approving the appointments of Connie Neer, Special Education Associate; Anna Myers, Part Time Cook/Part Time Custodian; Amy Hartman, Special Education Associate; Kathy Burrell, Volunteer HS Volleyball Coach; Robbi Mozak, Technology Assistant; Megan Birchette, Technology Assistant; Lynnea Young, Director of Fall Play; and Joe Salazar, Co-Weightlifting Coach; approving the contract modifications for Phil Oliver, to modify from Weightlifting Coach at 8% to Co-Weightlifting Coach at 4%; and for Lacey Burrell, to modify from Teacher/Media Specialist to Teacher; and approving the transfer of Pat Butler from Special Education Teacher to Reading Specialist/Media Specialist with the condition that she get the Media Specialist Endorsement. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 4. Jennifer Mihalovich abstained from voting.

ATTENDANCE TO THE ODYSSEYWARE REGIONAL LEARNING SUMMIT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approval for Pam McCombs to attend the Odysseyware Regional Learning Summit in Topeka, Kansas on October 22nd. The Odysseyware program is used at the High School as a credit recovery tool for at-risk students. Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve attendance to the Odysseyware Regional Learning Summit. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY SERIES 300: The Board reviewed Board Policy Series 300, “Administration”.

President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 5:54 p.m.

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