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

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The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session April 11, 2016, in the media center of the Junior/Senior High School building. Board President Ron Miller called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. The following board members were present: Larrie Williams, Anna Rowe, Dave Youmans, 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 Anna Rowe to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.

COMMENTS FROM THE AUDIENCE: Andrew Johnson addressed the Board concerning implementing reverse teaching in the classrooms. The assignment for students using the reverse teaching method is to watch a short video at home explaining the lesson and then the homework is done the next day during the class period when the teachers is available to help answer questions. Andrew asked the Board to consider encouraging teachers to give the reverse teaching method a try.

Walter Hommer, representing the Athletic Boosters, related that they have approximately $22,000 in their account. The main source of income for the Athletic Boosters is made through selling concessions and it is getting hard to get parents to help work the stands. When other groups work the concession stand the Athletic Boosters do not see any profit. Walter presented the proposed list of expenditures/projects for next year totaling $15,350. One of the items on the list is to remodel the concession stand at the High School. The Boosters are willing to pay for the work, but would like for the school to hire the contractor to tear the wall down. Walter related that the Boosters feel like some of the expenses for the athletic facilities are repair and maintenance items that the district should pay for, not the Boosters. For instance, once a dug out or sprinkler system is installed by the Boosters, the school should pay to maintain it. Superintendent Galvin related that money from the sales tax funds and the voter approved PPEL levy can be allocated by the Board to help pay for maintenance of athletic facilities.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 8 extra bus trips for the month of March. The rest of the month was spent on doing general repairs. The second go round of bus inspections will be held on April 21st.

Primary Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

We have twenty-three students signed up for our 2016-2017 kindergarten class. They will spend a full day experiencing a kindergarten day during kindergarten roundup on April 29th.

Third quarter report cards went home Friday, April 8th.

Partners in Education started their spring product fundraiser on March 18. Final orders were due March 29. Items ordered from that fundraiser will be delivered to Milo and Lacona on April 25. Proceeds from that fundraiser will be included in a future board report.

The Primary School celebrated Reading Week March 4th to the 9th. There were special events and guest readers: including reader’s theatre, reading with a high school buddy, guest readers in the classrooms, a visit by the Man with the Yellow Hat and Cat in the Hat, and reading themed dress-up days.

People’s Bank visited the second grade on March 14, 15 & 17 to talk about saving and handling money.

The third quarter AR party will be April 8th. These parties are sponsored by Partners in Education for the second and third grade. Students need to reach their accelerated reading goal for the quarter before they earn the right to attend the party.

The Primary School gym is being used for little league and high school ball practice almost every day.

Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

DARE graduation was held Tuesday, March 15th. What an excellent opportunity for our parents to come and celebrate their child’s accomplishments!

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on March 18th here at the Intermediate Center. We would like to again thank PIE for helping the Easter Bunny provide treats for our students. This is an activity everyone looks forward to each year.

Third Quarter report cards were sent home with students on March 18th. 4th quarter midterm grades are due on April 27th so that they can be sent home with students Friday, April 29th.

PIE’s spring fundraiser wrapped up sales on March 29th. Delivery has been scheduled for April 25th.

Spring Pictures were taken April 7th.

MAP Testing will run from April 14th through the 22nd in the Intermediate Center. Mrs. Schneider has the testing schedule worked out and ready to go.

The classes have been decided on for Mini-Courses which are scheduled to be held on April 28th. Students were able to choose from many fun activities this year. Here are just a few of their options. Yoga and Zumba, CADD drafting, Archery, Tie Dye, Reptiles and Snakes of Iowa, Gardening, and Make and Take Cards.

FAST Testing has been scheduled for May 5th and 6th.

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

Winter Sports Recognition
Academic All Conference
Wrestling - Blake Bauer, Brady Kyner and Drake Sharp
Boys’ BB - Lance Hoch, Bryant Seuferer, Caleb VandeLune, and Luke Ulin
Girls’ BB - Brooke Seuferer, Olivia Anders, Elise Emmick, Sydney Steenhoek, Ilyse Putz

Post Season Honors
Blaire Steenhoek, Sydney Steenhoek and Keetan Lawler were named to the Record Herald Tribune Basketball Team

The Wrestling Team was awarded the Academic Excellence Award by the IHSAA for their team GPA of 3.238

The Girls’ BB Team was awarded the Distinguished Academic Award by the IGHSAU for their team GPA of 3.675

The Boys’ BB Team was awarded the Academic Excellence Award by the IHSAA for their team GPA of 3.215

The Wrestling Cheerleaders were awarded the Academic Excellence Award by the IHSAA for their team GPA of 3.173

Winter Sportsmanship Ratings

Boys’ BB
Coaches Rating
SEW 1.48 Class A Average 1.33 State Average 1.33

Athletes Rating
SEW 1.34 Class A Average 1.30 State Average 1.31

Student Spectators
SEW 1.30 Class A Average 1.26 State Average 1.29

Adult Spectators
SEW 1.61 Class A Average 1.50 State Average 1.49

Wrestling
Coaches Rating
SEW 1.21 Class A Average 1.18 State Average 1.19

Athletes Rating
SEW 1.15 Class A Average 1.15 State Average 1.15

Student Spectators
SEW 1.12 Class A Average 1.13 State Average 1.13

Adult Spectators
SEW 1.12 Class A Average 1.16 State Average 1.16

Spring Sports
Girls’ Track - The girls got 6th place at the Clarke Meet on 3/31
Highlights from that Meet - Elise Emmick got 2nd Place in the 3000 and the 1500
Payton Nelson got 2nd Place in the Long Jump
Jill Williams got 3rd in the Discuss

The girls got 11th place at the Nodaway Valley Meet on 4/5
Highlights from the Meet - Elise Emmick got 3rd place in the 1500 and 2nd in the 3000
Payton Nelson got 3rd place in the 100M and 200M

Boys’ Track - Have not run in a meet yet. There are 17 boys out for Track this year

Girls’ Golf - Have not had a meet yet this year. We have 3 girls on the Golf Team this year

Boys’ Golf - The Boys Team has had one meet this year and finished in third place at Saydel. Lance Hoch was the low scorer on the team with a 51, followed by Brandon Dittmer with a 59, Jackson Fischer with a 60, and Luke Ulin with a 61. There are 5 boys on the Golf Team this year.

Trap - The Trap team had their 1st meet last Saturday (4/2).
Their next meet is on 4/9.
At last count there were 28 students participating in Trap.

Rugby - The Rugby team consists of 3 SEW students and 9 Melcher-Dallas students.
They opened the season up 1 and 1. They beat Indianola and lost to Lincoln. They have home matches in Lacona on 4/22.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:

1. March 14, 2016 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 203.8, “Conflict of Interest”
4. Second reading of Board Policy 400.3, “Transporting Students by Employees”
5. Second reading of Board Policy 401.4, “Recruitment & Selection”
6. Second reading of Board Policy 803.1, “Purchasing & Bidding”
7. Second reading of Board Policy 805.1, “Board of Director’s Records”

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

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The Relay for Life Walk will be held on April 22nd and will be combined with the community clean-up day.
2. The FFA State Convention is next week.
3. The Children First Forum meeting will be held on April 18th.
4. The spring play performance dates are April 22nd and 23rd.
5. The senior trip is scheduled for April 23rd - 27th. They will be traveling to Tan-Tar-A at the Lake of the Ozarks.
6. The Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony will be held on May 1st at HyVee Hall.
7. The first training session for implementation of the Teacher Leadership Grant is tomorrow.
8. Prom is this Saturday, April 16th, from 7 – 11 p.m.

SCHOOLSTORE.COM FUNDRAISER: Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Larrie Williams to table this item pending further information. Ayes: 5.

IOWA ASSESSMENT RESULTS: Superintendent Galvin reviewed the 2015-16 Iowa Assessment results.

ADMINISTRATIVE EVALUATIONS: Anna Rowe proposed sending out a survey to the staff as a tool for the Board to use for evaluating the administrators. Anna presented a proposed list of questions for the survey. Board members will review the survey questions and get back to Anna to discuss any concerns with the questions.

PUBLIC HEARING ON 2016-2017 BUDGET: A hearing was held to allow members of the community to speak concerning the 2016-2017 proposed budget. No comments were received. President Ron Miller called the hearing to a close.

BUDGET GUARANTEE FOR 2016-2017 BUDGET: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the budget guarantee for the 2016-2017 budget. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Anna Rowe that the Board of Directors of the Southeast Warren Community School District will levy property tax for fiscal year 2016-2017 for the regular program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa. Ayes: 5.

APPROVE 2016-2017 BUDGET: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the 2016-2017 budget at the proposed tax rate of $17.53514/$1,000 assessed valuation. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the 2016-2017 budget. Ayes: 5.

PUBLIC HEARING ON 2015-2016 BUDGET AMENDMENT: A hearing was held to allow members of the community to speak concerning the 2015-2016 budget amendment. No comments were received. President Ron Miller called the hearing to a close.

APPROVE 2015-2016 BUDGET AMENDMENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the 2015-2016 budget amendment. The amendment increases the Non-instructional Programs expenditure portion of the budget by $59,999 to accommodate for the increase in costs for the daycare program. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the 2015-2016 budget amendment. Ayes: 5.

6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO OMAHA ZOO: Toni Reynolds related to the Board that the sixth grade class would like to take a field trip to the Omaha zoo again this year. The trip has been scheduled for May 26th. The cost of the trip is being funded by P.I.E. and parent donations. Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the 6th grade field trip to the Omaha zoo. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the 6th grade field trip to the Omaha zoo. Ayes: 5.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the appointments of Kendra Core, Elementary Teacher; Beth Luse, Special Education Associate; Kindra Gooch, Daycare Associate; Alex Rodgers, Ag Instructor and FFA Advisor; and Shane Rowlands, Co-Weightlifting Coach; and approving the contract modifications for Sherry Mally to increase her Daycare Associate contract from 28.5 hours per week to 40 hours per week; and for Natasha Cooper to increase her contract by 22% due to the addition of Talented and Gifted duties. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Dave Youmans to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 5.

RECEIVE RECOMMENDATION FOR TERMINATION OF A TEACHER AND FILE WITH THE BOARD SECRETARY: Superintendent Galvin presented the recommendation for termination of a teacher to the Board. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to accept the recommendation for termination of a teacher and to file the recommendation with the Board Secretary. Ayes: 5.

BID FOR PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUS VIDEO CAMERAS: Joel Mosher related to the Board that 4 bids had been received for the purchase of 7 school bus video cameras. The camera system being bid is exactly the same as the system currently being used. Joel recommended approving the low bid from School Bus Sales in the amount of $10,740 plus approximately $65 shipping. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Dave Youmans to approve the bid from School Bus Sales in the amount of $10,740 plus approximately $65 shipping. Ayes: 5.

SHARED CURRICULUM DIRECTOR AGREEMENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the agreement with the Interstate 35 Community School District for shared Curriculum Director services for the 2016-2017 school year. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Dave Youmans to approve the agreement with the Interstate 35 Community School District for shared Curriculum Director services. Ayes: 5.

SHARED TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR AGREEMENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the agreement with the Interstate 35 Community School District for shared Transportation Director services for the 2016-2017 school year. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the agreement with the Interstate 35 Community School District for shared Transportation Director services. Ayes: 5.

SHARED MEDIA SPECIALIST AGREEMENT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the agreement with the Pleasantville Community School District for shared Media Specialist services for the 2016-2017 school year. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the agreement with the Pleasantville Community School District for shared Media Specialist services. Ayes: 5.

IJUMP MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that natural gas is purchased for the elementary buildings through IJUMP, a program sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Boards to help schools purchase natural gas at a reduced cost. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the amendment to the Membership and Participation Agreement with IJUMP. The amendment renews the agreement for a two year term. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the IJUMP Membership and Participation Agreement. Ayes: 5.

2014-2015 AUDIT REPORT: Julie Wilson briefly reviewed the 2014-2015 audit report.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Anna Rowe to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: 5. The time was 6:54 p.m.

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