SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
November 10, 2014

The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session November 10, 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: Bruce Williams, Jennifer Mihalovich, Larrie Williams, and Rande Seuferer. 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 Bruce Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.

CLOSED SESSION: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)e, to conduct a hearing to determine whether to suspend or expel a student. Ayes: 5. The time was 5:37 p.m.

President Ron Miller called the closed session to an end at 6:26 p.m.

Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer that student A be suspended until the end of the semester, however, the student is encouraged to take courses online through Odysseyware. The student may return to school the second semester; the student is only to be at the school from 8:15 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. and will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities, including prom, concerts, etc., for the remainder of the school year. The Board Secretary is directed to prepare the written findings of fact and conclusions, consistent with the Board’s decision, and authorization is given to the Board President to review and sign the document. Ayes: 5.

CLOSED SESSION: Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Larrie Williams to go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)e, to conduct a hearing to determine whether to suspend or expel a student. Ayes: 5. The time was 6:28 p.m.

President Ron Miller called the closed session to an end at 7:09 p.m.

Motion by Jennifer Mihalovich, seconded by Bruce Williams to suspend Student B for the remainder of the school year. Student B is encouraged to take online classes through Odysseyware to complete credits. The Board Secretary is directed to prepare the written findings of fact and conclusions, consistent with the Board’s decision, and authorization is given to the Board President to review and sign the document. Ayes: 5.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 24 extra bus trips for the month of October. Bus inspections were held on October 31st; we had two buses out of service and several with 30 day repairs. The two out of service buses were repaired and put back into service for the p.m. route. The snow plows have been mounted and are ready to use. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

Parent/Teacher conferences were well attended.

A Veteran’s Day assembly will be held tomorrow.

Red Ribbon Week activities went well.

Grandparents’ Week was well attended.

A gas leak was noticed and has since been repaired by Country Propane.

Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

October 17th marked the end of the 1st quarter, report cards were sent home with students.

The week of October 27th was Red Ribbon Week. Our students participated in various activities throughout the week, including a presentation from Rock In Prevention.

PIE’s fall fundraiser wrapped up October 28th. Orders came in and were delivered that day.

Parent/Teacher conferences were held on Monday, November 3rd and Thursday, November 6th. We had a very good turnout from our parents. PIE also organized and held a Scholastic Book Fair in the library during conferences with the proceeds benefiting our school and classroom libraries. I would like to thank PIE for their work with the book fair and also for providing meals for the teachers and staff on conference nights.

The HVAC system is being repaired by Johnson Controls.

The building was without internet service most of the day today.

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

Volleyball
The girls lost in the regional semi-final to Moravia 3 games to 0
The finished the season with a 12 and 11 record which ties the most wins we have had since 2008. The VB finished 5th in the POI East division with a 3 and 4 record.

All POI Academic
Raelyn Meling
Sarah Nutting
Brandi Putz
Presley Shumate
Alyssa Dittmer
Morgen Greif
Sydney Steenhoek

All POI
Raelyn Meling - 1st Team POI Setter
Brandi Putz - 1st Team POI Hitter

The volleyball team was awarded the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award by the IGHSAU this year. This is awarded to teams achieving a combined GPA of 3.25 and above. The girls GPA this year was 3.77

This year's team losses 5 seniors and the 8th grade JH Team has 8 girls on its team this year so hopefully we will have a slight bump in numbers on next year’s squad

Football
The football team finished the regular season 2 and 7 with a district record of 1-6.

We had five players receive post season honors but cannot be released yet as not all football teams in our district our done playing at this time.

This year's team losses 9 seniors and our 8th Grade JH team this year had 8 kids on it. So our numbers should be about the same next year as they were this year.

Football team was awarded the IHSAA Excellence in Academic Achievement Award by the Boys Association this year. This is awarded to teams achieving a combined GBA of 3.00 to 3.24. The boys GPA this year was 3.11

The Football Cheerleaders were awarded the IHSAA Distinguished in Academic Achievement for having a team GPA of 3.25 and above. The Cheerleaders GPA this year was 3.385

All Academic District Football Players
Garrett Butler
Justus Sherman
Jake Hunerdosse
Gabe Henderson
Nathan Coffman
Luke Ulin
Josh Sundberg
Blake Bauer

XC
We did not have enough boys and girls to score as a team in most events this year but we did have two boys and two girls qualify as All-POI which is finishing in the top 20 at the conference meet.

The boys had two boys qualify for the state cross country meet. Kaleb Miller finished 68th and Bryant Seuferer finished 69th.

Both the girls and boys team earned the Distinguished Academic Achievement Award. The girls team GPA was 3.70 and the boys team GPA is 3.465

The boys’ team does not lose any seniors and this year’s 8th grade JH team had 3 members, so hopefully we will have enough to score as a team in meets next year.

The girls’ team does not lose any seniors and this year’s 8th grade JH team had 3 members as well.

All Academic POI Cross Country
Bryant Seuferer
Mason Ohnemus

Girls Varsity BB
The girls start practice on November 10th and right now we have 13 girls signed up to play basketball this year

Boys Varsity BB
The boys start practice on November 17th and right now we have between 18 and 20 boys signed up to play this year

Wrestling
The boys start practice on November 17th and we currently have 22 boys attending practice.

JH Girls BB
The girls started practice last week and we currently have 16 girls attending practice.

JH Boys BB
The boys started practice last week and we currently have 18 boys attending practice.

FFA Report:

Morgan Weeks and Kaci Ellenwood presented a power point presentation to the Board on their trip to the FFA National Convention.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. October 13, 2014 minutes
2. Financial reports

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

CERTIFIED ENROLLMENT: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that the total number of students attending school in the district had increased from 473.94 FTE the prior year to 481.22 FTE this year, an increase of 7.28 FTE students.

2015-2016 SCHOOL CALENDAR START DATE: Superintendent Galvin asked for the Board’s input on the start date for the 2015-2016 school year; before or after the state fair ends. The Iowa State Fair is scheduled later into the month of August and does not end until August 23rd. The first football game of the season is scheduled for August 29th. The consensus of the Board was to schedule the first student day for Wednesday, August 19th.

CONTINUATION OF SHARED SUPERINTENDENT ARRANGEMENT: Superintendent Galvin asked for the Board’s input on whether to continue the shared superintendent arrangement with the Melcher-Dallas School District for the 2015-2016 school year. Melcher-Dallas would still like to have the Superintendent visible one day a week in their district. The consensus of the Board was to continue to share superintendent services with the Melcher-Dallas School District one day a week.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignation of Seth Nutting, Head JH Baseball Coach; and approving the appointments of Shane Rowlands, Substitute Bus Driver; Zeb Birchette, Substitute Bus Driver; Shane Rowlands, Assistant HS Girls’ Basketball Coach; Danny Reetz, Assistant HS Wrestling Coach; and Joe Salazar, Assistant HS Boys’ Basketball Coach. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 4. Jennifer Mihalovich abstained from voting.

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE USING BOARD PRESIDENT’S SIGNATURE STAMP ON OFFICIATING CONTRACTS: Superintendent Galvin recommended continuing to use the Board President’s signature stamp on officiating contracts in lieu of original signatures. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve using the Board President’s signature stamp on officiating contracts. Ayes: 5.

BANK DEPOSITORY LIMITS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the bank depository limit for Peoples Savings Bank at $3,500,000 and the depository limit for Bankers Trust Company at $2,000,000. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the bank depository limit for Peoples Savings Bank at $3,500,000 and the depository limit for Bankers Trust Company at $2,000,000. Ayes: 5.

APPOINT CHIEF NEGOTIATOR AND REPRESENTATIVES FOR NEGOTIATIONS: Superintendent Galvin was appointed chief negotiator for both the certified and support staff unions. Ron Miller was appointed board representative for the certified staff negotiations and Larrie Williams was appointed board representative for the support staff negotiations.

APPROVE BID FOR SALE OF SCHOOL BUS: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that five bids had been received for the sale of the 1984 Ford bus with the wheelchair lift. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the high bid from New Horizons Academy in the amount of $2,000. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Jennifer Mihalovich to approve the bid in the amount of $2,000 from New Horizons Academy for the sale of the 1984 Ford bus. Ayes: 5.

REQUEST TO SBRC FOR MAXIMUM ON-TIME FUNDING MODIFIED SUPPLEMENTAL AMOUNT FOR INCREASING ENROLLMENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the request to the SBRC for maximum on-time funding modified supplemental amount for increasing enrollment in the amount of $167,426. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the request to the SBRC for maximum on-time funding modified supplemental amount for increasing enrollment in the amount of $167,426. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 404 AND 410: The Board reviewed Board Policy sections 404, “Certified Personnel Leaves”, and 410, “Non-Certified Personnel Absence and Leaves.” Board Secretary Julie Wilson recommended revising Board Policy 410.1 to revise the sick leave days granted per year to read the same as listed in the non-certified negotiated agreement. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Larrie Williams to revise Board Policy 410.1, “Personal Illness” to agree with the non-certified negotiated agreement. Ayes: 5.

Board President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

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