SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
February 8, 2016
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session
February 8, 2016, in the media center of the Primary building. Board
President Ron Miller called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. The
following board members were present: Dave Youmans, Anna Rowe, 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 Rande Seuferer, seconded by
Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.
BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized
the Academic Team for winning the POI Conference Academic Bowl.
Those members are: Bryant Seuferer, Ilyse Putz, Alex Lerch, Sean
Gardner, Elise Emmick, Lane Dittmer, and Randy Thomas.
Superintendent Galvin recognized Brady Kyner, Blake Bauer, TJ Dierking,
and Colby Page on qualifying for Districts. Congratulations to the
wrestling team for placing 2nd on Saturday and qualifying for Regionals.
Superintendent Galvin also thanked all of the helpers who helped
to make the Sectionals run smoothly.
TOUR OF DAYCARE FACILITY: The Board took a tour
of the new daycare facility.
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
We had 19 extra bus trips for the month of January. The rest of
the month was spent doing general repairs.
Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:
Second quarter report cards were sent home on January13th. Teachers
are preparing for our upcoming parent/teacher conferences.
Parent/teacher conferences have been scheduled for February 9th
and 11th from 4-8 pm. The Primary Center will also be hosting a
Scholastic Book Fair in the AEA room during conferences.
Enrollment for the 2016-2017 preschool has begun. There will be
a preschool open house on March 10th from 6 to 7 pm at the Primary
School. Parents and students will be able to meet the teachers,
get a health packet from the nurse.
PIE supplied a volleyball dinner again this year on January 17th.
On Sundays in January and February there is an adult volleyball
league at the Milo Community Center. Weekly dinners are held by
non-profit groups to feed the players and spectators. Partners in
Education served Lasagna at their free-will donation dinner.
Third graders will be given the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills the
week of February 22nd.
Kindergarten through third graders took their mid-year FAST tests
during the week of January 25th. Following these tests, the teachers
met on Data Day and reorganized reading intervention groups. These
new assignments, based on student performance, started on Monday,
Warren County Public Health visited the Primary School in January.
They provide oral screenings, fluoride treatments and preventive
dental health services to 1st grade through 3rd grade students,
with parental permission. All students who returned an information
sheet, with or without permission for the screening, received a
toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss.
Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan
The 1st Semester Awards Assembly was held in the Lacona gym on
Friday, January 22nd. Awards were given for attendance, honor roll
and for showing good character.
The Geography Bee for 4th through 8th grade students was held January
15th in the Intermediate lunchroom. Congratulations to Gabe Neer
for winning the bee after 13 rounds of questions.
FAST Testing was completed the week of January 25th in the Intermediate
Parent/teacher conferences have been scheduled for February 9thth
and 11th from 4-8 pm. The Intermediate Center will also be hosting
a Scholastic Book Fair in the Library and the annual Science Fair
in the Art Room. Third Quarter mid-terms will be sent home with
parents at conferences.
Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:
JH Girls’ BB Season
The season has ended and the 7th and 8th grade girls went a combined
5 and 16. I thought that the girls’ fundamentals improved
tremendously from the beginning of the season to the end.
JH Boys’ BB Season
The season has ended and the 7th and 8th grade boys went a combined
7 and 14. With having a split season this year we only had 1 athlete
go to wrestling after Christmas Break.
The regular season has come to an end and our dual team record is
20 and 6.
We have three wrestlers rated in their respected weight classes.
Sectional is being held at SEW on Saturday February 6th.
State Wrestling is 2/18 thru 2/20.
We have been selected to host a play-in district game on 2/15 starting
at 7 p.m. against Melcher-Dallas. If we win that game, we play 2/18
at 6:30 p.m. at MSTM against Grandview Christian.
The boys’ POI record is 0-13 and overall it is 1-16.
Scoring: Keetan Lawler 13.2 pts/g
Rebounds: Keetan Lawler 10.9 reb/g
Assists: Keetan Lawler 3 asst/g
We have been selected to host a 1st round regional game on 2/11
starting at 7 p.m. against Melcher-Dallas. If we win that game,
we will play 2/16 at 7 p.m. at Montezuma. The girls’ POI record
is 2 and 11 and overall it is 6 and 12.
Scoring: Sydney Steenhoek 12.8 pts/g
Rebounds: Sydney Steenhoek 8.9 reb/g
Assists: Blair Steenhoek 4.2 asst/g
Larrie Williams related that he had asked the Athletic Boosters
about repairing the ice cream machine. The Athletic Boosters are
not sure they want to spend the money on repairs when the machine
is not totally used by the Athletic Boosters. Superintendent Galvin
indicated he would ask the Fine Arts Boosters if they would be interested
in repairing the machine in return for collecting a small fee each
time the machine is used by another organization.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. January 11, 2016 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy Series 104, “Equal Education
4. Second reading of Board Policy Series 105, “Anti-Bullying/Anti-Harassment”
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the
items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The Children First Forum meeting was held last week. There was
a good turnout for the meeting. Three legislators were also in attendance.
2. Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday and Thursday
of this week. There will be no school on Friday.
3. The snow day last week will be made up on February 15th.
4. Students will be taking the Iowa Assessments next week on the
15th and 16th and again the following week on the 22nd and 23rd.
5. The Teacher Leadership positions have been filled pending approval
of the grant application. The Department of Education will notify
the district the first week in March of whether the grant was approved
2016-2017 BUDGET PROJECTIONS: Superintendent Galvin
asked for the Board’s direction on how they would like to
see a list developed of possible areas for budget reductions. The
amount of reductions needed will depend largely on the percent of
increase the state gives schools for Supplemental State Aid, the
cost of salary settlements, and the number of early retirement applications
received. The consensus of the Board was for Anna Rowe and Dave
Youmans to meet with Superintendent Galvin and Julie Wilson to look
over the budget in detail to develop ideas.
HEARING ON 2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR: President
Ron Miller opened the meeting up for public comment on the 2016-2017
school calendar. Superintendent Galvin related that the calendar
has a proposed start date of August 23rd and is based on hours rather
than days of school instruction. President Miller called the hearing
to a close.
APPROVE CALENDAR BASED ON HOURS FOR THE 2016-2107 SCHOOL
YEAR: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the 2016-2017
calendar based on hours; the number of hours included in the calendar
exceed the minimum hours required by the Department of Education.
Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Dave Youmans to approve the 2016-2017
school calendar based on hours. Ayes: 5.
APPROVE 2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the proposed 2016-2017 school calendar
as presented. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer
to approve the 2016-2017 school calendar. Ayes: 5.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the resignations of Charles Jones, Assistant JH Boys’
Basketball Coach; and Nathan Bauer, Head JH Wrestling Coach; and
approving the appointments of Elmer Stillwell, Regular Route Bus
Driver; Amanda Davison, Part Time Cook and Part Time Evening Custodian;
and Willie Nelson, Assistant HS Girls’ Basketball Coach. Motion
by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the personnel
changes as presented. Ayes: 5.
ADDITION OF HS SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATE POSITION:
Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the addition of one
special education associate position due to modifications to a student’s
Individualized Education Plan. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Rande Seuferer to approve the addition of one special education
associate position. Ayes: 5.
APPROVE BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUS:
Joel Mosher reviewed the bid specification for the purchase of a
school bus. The consensus of the Board was to add an option to the
specifications to add air conditioning on the entire bus. Motion
by Dave Youmans, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the bid specifications
for the purchase of a school bus. Ayes: 5.
WRESTLING SHARING AGREEMENT WITH MELCHER-DALLAS SCHOOL
DISTRICT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the
wrestling sharing agreement with the Melcher-Dallas School District
for the 2016-2017 school year. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Dave Youmans to approve the 2016-2017 wrestling sharing agreement
with the Melcher-Dallas School District. Ayes: 5.
CONSIDER JH EIGHT MAN FOOTBALL: Superintendent
Galvin related to the Board that Mr. Cruikshank had been able to
get a commitment from 5 schools for sure to play us in eight man
football next year. Superintendent Galvin recommended, based on
the projected student count, approving JH eight man football next
year. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve JH
eight man football for the 2016-2017 school year. Ayes: 5.
CONSTRUCTION CHANGE ORDERS FOR DAYCARE FACILITY:
Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the following construction
change orders for the daycare facility:
1. Increased cost for tile flooring $2,304.00
2. Dirt work $2,383.00
3. Range receptacle $510.33
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve
the construction change orders for the daycare facility. Ayes: 5.
2016-2017 AT-RISK/DROPOUT PREVENTION MODIFIED SUPPLEMENTAL
AMOUNT APPLICATION: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving
the 2016-2017 At-Risk/Dropout Prevention Modified Supplemental Amount
Application. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Dave Youmans to authorize
the district’s administration to submit a request to the School
Budget Review Committee in the amount of $158,701 for modified supplemental
amount for the purpose of At-Risk/Dropout Prevention. Ayes: 5.
FIRST READING OF BOARD POLICY 505.9: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the first reading of Board Policy 505.9,
“Student Promotion-Retention-Acceleration”. The policy
has been revised to reflect current state law. Motion by Larrie
Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the first reading
of Board Policy 505.9, “Student Promotion-Retention-Acceleration”.
REVIEW BOARD POLICY SERIES 602: The Board reviewed
Board Policy Series 602, “Programs of Instruction”.
Julie Wilson recommended approving changes to Board Policies 602.5,
“Summer School Instruction”, 602.16, “Private
Instruction”, and 602.25, “Dual Enrollment” to
reflect current state law. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by
Dave Youmans to approve the review of Board Policy Series 602 and
the revisions to Board Policies 602.5, 602.16, and 602.25. Ayes:
The Board took a recess from 7:05 p.m. to 7:11 p.m.
CLOSED SESSION: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Dave Youmans to go into closed session as provided in section
21.5(1)(j) of the open meetings law to discuss the purchase of particular
real estate where premature disclosure could be reasonably expected
to increase the price the school district would have to pay for
that property. Ayes: 5. The time was 7:11 p.m.
President Ron Miller called the closed session to an end at 7:41
President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 7:41 p.m.
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