SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
January 11, 2016

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The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session January 11, 2016, 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: Anna Rowe, Rande Seuferer, and Larrie Williams. Board member Dave Youmans arrived at 5:40 p.m. 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: 4. (Dave Youmans was absent from the vote.)

BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized Sidney Steenhoek and Keetan Lawler for being named the Record-Herald All County Team for volleyball and football. Also, congratulations to Blake Bauer for winning his 100th career match.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 21 extra bus trips for the month of December. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

Small Town Country Christmas on Saturday, December 5th, was a success. Many cookies, books, and classroom basket raffle tickets were sold. The elf workshop entertained many children while their parents shopped, and vendor fees from several community vendors, who set up their tables in the new gym, brought in some additional revenue.

The basket raffle money will be used to fund our field trips at both the Primary and the Intermediate buildings, and the rest will be used for future playground needs and classroom supplies. The Country Christmas day, along with our fall and spring fundraisers, is the three biggest fundraisers for the Partners in Education group.

PIE is sponsoring an Accelerated Reader party for second and third graders reaching their reading goals for the second quarter on January 15th.

Second quarter report cards will be sent home the week of January 11th. Teachers are preparing for our upcoming parent/teacher conferences in February.

Coming up in January, PIE is serving supper during the adult volleyball league, which meets in Milo on Sundays. This free-will donation supper is a good fundraiser for them.

Intermediate Principal’ Report submitted by Dan Dow:

The Geography Bee will be held in the Intermediate Center on Friday, January 15th.

We are in the process of scheduling the first semester awards assembly for the end of the month.

Report cards for 1st Semester were sent home with students last Friday.

Partners in Education will be serving lasagna at the Milo Community Center on January 17th from 3:30-6:30 for a free will donation fundraiser during the community volleyball games. They are looking for parents who are willing to donate food items for the meal. Items need to be dropped off at the community center after 3pm.

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

JH Wrestling
We have 7 meets between now and the middle of February.
We had one kid go from BB to Wrestling after the break and 0 kids from Wrestling to BB.

Girls JH BB
The girls have four games left between now and the end of the month.

Boys JH BB
The boys have five games left between now and the end of the month.

Boys BB
The boys BB team is currently 1-10 and 0-6 in the POI.
The leading scorers are Keetan Lawler 12.6 pts/g, Jackson Fischer 11.9 pts/g, Bryant Seuferer 9.1 pts/g.
Leading the team in assists is Keetan Lawler at 2.3 per/g followed by Jackson Fischer with 2 per/g.
Leading in Rebounds is Keetan Lawler at 10.6 per/g and Bryant Seuferer at 4.5 per/g.

The 1st of February Post-Season Brackets will be posted.

Girls BB
The girls BB team is 4 and 7 and 0-6 in the POI.
The leading scorers are Sydney Steenhoek 11.2 pts/g followed by Jill Williams 10.2 pts/g and Blaire Steenhoek 8/6 pts/g.
Leading the team in assists is Blaire Steenhoek 4.5 per/g followed by Zaddie Beck at 2 per/g.
Leading the team in rebounds is Sydney Steenhoek at 8.2 per/g and Taylor Clendenen at 5.1 per/g.

Post Season Brackets will be posted the first part of February.

Wrestling
In late December we competed in the POI Wrestling Tournament and finished 8th in the conference. We had 1 Champion (Brady Kyner) and 2 Runner-Ups (Blake Bauer and TJ Dierking).
In early January we competed in the EBF Dual Tournament and went 1 and 3.
This last week we competed in the 2nd annual Warren Co. Duals and went 0 and 2.

Blake Bauer earned his 100th Career win at EBF.

Additional Info
Football Facility Up-Date - These are things that need to be addressed before fall:
35 Sec Play Clock
Sprinkler System (main pump and heads in the ground)
Uprights
Lights

8 Man JH Schedule
We can't guarantee schools two 11 man games and are losing games each year. Legally we can play 6 games a year and a player can only play 5 quarters a day and 8 quarters a week.

I believe that if we go 8 man JH Football we will guarantee schools 2 games each time they play us and that will enable us to play 6 games.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. December 14, 2015 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 504.2R1, “Guidelines for Communicable Diseases”
4. Second reading of Board Policy 504.2R2, “School Attendance for Students Infected with Aids”
5. Second reading of Board Policy 504.3, “Injury or Illness at School”
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4. (Dave Youmans was absent from the vote.)

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. There will be no school on Monday, January 18th. The day was scheduled as a snow make up day, but as of right now, no days have been missed due to inclement weather.
2. The new daycare facility opened today.
3. The school calendar will be finalized and brought to the Board for approval next month.
4. The Teacher Leadership Compensation Grant was not approved. The District Leadership Team will meet tomorrow to revise the grant for resubmission.
5. January 29th is Hoops for Hope night.
6. The faculty will be holding a pot luck this Friday prior to the basketball game. Board members are welcome to attend.
7. The sectional wrestling meet will be held on February 6th.

WELLNESS COMMITTEE UPDATE: Dianne Chambers related to the Board that the Wellness Committee had met and decided on the following list of areas for improvement this coming year:
• Continue to look for new members as well as encouraging current members to be more involved.
• Be more diligent in wiping down door handles, desk tops, etc. at the Intermediate Center and the Jr./Sr. High building to help decrease student and staff illness.
• Continue repairs in the girls’ locker room to improve cleanliness and functionality.
• See about possibly using school crop ground to plant pumpkins by students before the school year ends so the kids might have pumpkins to pick next fall for class/art projects.

FACILITY USE: Blake Cruikshank asked for the Board’s thoughts on the use of the school facilities on Wednesday nights and Sundays by groups outside of the school. The consensus of the Board was to allow the school facilities to be used on Wednesday evenings and Sundays with encouragement given to outside groups to end practices early enough to allow adequate time for students to do homework and be rested prior to school the next day.

EIGHT MAN JH FOOTBALL: Blake Cruikshank asked for feedback from the Board on shifting the JH football program to 8 man football. If JH football was shifted to an 8 man program, both an A game and a B game could be played. Several of the surrounding schools have gone to 8 man football which would provide the opportunity to schedule more games. At the JH level, going to 8 man football is only a year by year commitment. The Board asked Mr. Cruikshank to research the idea further and bring it back to the Board in February for further consideration.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignations of Angie Koenck, Special Education Associate; and Kerry Johnson, Daycare Associate; and approving the retirement of Ed Ricks, Ag Instructor and FFA Advisor, effective the end of the semester, pending hiring a suitable replacement; approving the appointments of Ed Ricks for 8 additional contract days for assuming the 2014-2015 extra summer contract days; Sherry Mally, Daycare Associate; Chrissy Shepherd, Daycare Associate; and Shane Rowlands, Assistant HS Softball Coach; approving the transfer of Julene Ripperger from Part Time Evening Custodian to Daycare Associate; and approving the contract modification for Deb Martin to modify her Cafeteria Worker contract from Step 1 to Step 4. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 5.

EARLY RETIREMENT REQUEST: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the early retirement request from Lynnea Young. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Dave Youmans to approve the early retirement request from Lynnea Young. Ayes: 5.

CONSTRUCTION CHANGE ORDERS FOR DAYCARE FACILITY: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the following change orders to comply with Fire Marshall and DHS regulations:
1. Added door and frame to kitchenette $1,508.00
2. Electric strikes on doors $760.00
3. Toilet accessories $657.00

Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the construction change orders for the daycare facility. Ayes: 5.

LOCATION CHANGE FOR FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING: Superintendent Galvin recommended changing the location of the February board meeting to Milo to allow board members the opportunity to take a tour of the new daycare facility. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Larrie Williams to change the February board meeting location to the library in the Milo Primary building. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY SERIES 104: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the first reading of Board Policy Series 104, “Equal Education Opportunity”. The policies are recommended by the Iowa Association of School Boards and reflect the recently released new equity guidance from the Iowa Department of Education. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the first reading of Board Policy Series 104, “Equal Education Opportunity”. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY SERIES 105: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the first reading of Board Policy Series 105, “Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment”. The policies are recommended by the Iowa Association of School Boards and reflect updated guidance from the Office for Civil Rights. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the first reading of Board Policy Series 105, “Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment”. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 600 AND 601: The Board reviewed Board Policy Section 600, “Statement of Guiding Principles”, and 601, “General Organization”.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: 5. The time was 6:19 p.m.

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