SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
April 11, 2016
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
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.
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
DARE graduation was held Tuesday, March 15th. What an excellent
opportunity for our parents to come and celebrate their child’s
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
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
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
SEW 1.48 Class A Average 1.33 State Average 1.33
SEW 1.34 Class A Average 1.30 State Average 1.31
SEW 1.30 Class A Average 1.26 State Average 1.29
SEW 1.61 Class A Average 1.50 State Average 1.49
SEW 1.21 Class A Average 1.18 State Average 1.19
SEW 1.15 Class A Average 1.15 State Average 1.15
SEW 1.12 Class A Average 1.13 State Average 1.13
SEW 1.12 Class A Average 1.16 State Average 1.16
Girls’ Track - The girls got 6th place at the Clarke Meet
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
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
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
5. Second reading of Board Policy 401.4, “Recruitment &
6. Second reading of Board Policy 803.1, “Purchasing &
7. Second reading of Board Policy 805.1, “Board of Director’s
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.
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
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:
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:
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.
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
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