SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
January 11, 2016
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.
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
Second quarter report cards will be sent home the week of January
11th. Teachers are preparing for our upcoming parent/teacher conferences
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,
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Football Facility Up-Date - These are things that need to be addressed
35 Sec Play Clock
Sprinkler System (main pump and heads in the ground)
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
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. December 14, 2015 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 504.2R1, “Guidelines for
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
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the
items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4. (Dave Youmans was absent from
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
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
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