SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
August 10, 2015
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session
August 10, 2015 in the ICN room 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: Bruce Williams
and Rande Seuferer. Larrie Williams and Jennifer Mihalovich were
absent. Superintendent/Secondary Principal Delane Galvin, 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
Bruce Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 3.
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
We had 6 extra bus trips for the month of July. The buses are ready
to go for the start of school. Replacements are still needed for
the two drivers who resigned. The rest of the month was spent doing
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. July 13, 2015 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Approve the School Nurse, Superintendent, and the Dean of Students
as Level I child abuse investigators and the Warren County Sheriff’s
Department as Level II child abuse investigator
4. Approve Peoples Savings Bank and Bankers Trust Company, N.A.
as bank depositories
5. Approve Indianola Record-Herald as official newspaper
6. Appoint Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. as school district legal counsel
Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve
the consent agenda. Ayes: 3.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. Due to new legislation, all board members must have contact information
available on the district’s website. The contact information
may be an email address, cell phone number, or home phone number.
Superintendent Galvin recommended the board members set up a school
email address to use for communication with community members, etc.
2. Adequate yearly progress results have been received from the
Department of Education. The results determine if the district has
met the goals to have all students proficient in reading and math.
The Primary building has been placed on a watch basis for both reading
and math, the Intermediate building met the goals for reading and
had the watch status removed from math, and the Junior/Senior High
was placed on watch status for reading and a school in need of assistance
for math. An action plan will be developed and submitted to the
Department of Education for improving the Junior/Senior High math
3. Positions still remaining to be filled at the Junior/Senior High
are Family and Consumer Science, Nutrition Director, Special Education
Associate, and Custodians.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUMMARY OF 2015 LEGISLATIVE CHANGES:
Superintendent Galvin reviewed some of the 2015 legislative
changes that will impact Iowa schools.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the retirement of Karen Duncan, Special Education Associate;
approving the resignations of John Burrell, JH/HS Science Teacher,
Head JH Boys’ Basketball Coach, Assistant JH Volleyball Coach,
and Assistant JH Boys’ Track Coach; Kim Heim, FACS Teacher;
Megan Birchette, Co-Junior Class Sponsor; Pam McCombs, Co-Junior
Class Sponsor; Jessy Sadler, Nutrition Director; Robbi Mozak, Associate;
Karen Thompson, Part Time Custodian and Regular route School Bus
Driver; Melissa Collins, Regular Route Bus Driver; and Shane Rowlands,
Assistant HS Football Coach; approving the terminations of Mary
Mitzelfelt, Daycare Supervisor; Deb Martin, Daycare Associate; and
Pam Ohnemus, Daycare Associate; approving the appointments of Karen
Thompson, Substitute School Bus Driver; Melissa Collins, Substitute
School Bus Driver; Lori Goering, Full Time Cook; Chuck Jones, JH
Math Teacher (25%); David Alfstad, JH/HS Science Teacher; Dillon
Montoya, Full Time Custodian; Rhonda Sandoval, Part Time Cook and
Part Time Custodian; and Image Foust, Lead Daycare Associate; approving
the transfers of Fran Isley from Special Education to Special Education
and JH/HS Math; and Rich Bales from Milo Head Custodian to Lacona
Head Custodian and Milo/Lacona Maintenance; and approving the contract
modification for Jennifer Phinney to increase her contract from
5 ½ hours per day to 7 hours per day due to the addition
of lunch room duties. Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Rande
Seuferer to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 3.
MILO PUBLIC LIBRARY OUTREACH POLICY: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the Milo Public Library Outreach Policy.
The policy allows the Milo librarian to come to the Primary school
building and help in the school library. Motion by Rande Seuferer,
seconded by Bruce Williams to approve the Milo Public Library Outreach
Policy. Ayes: 3.
FOOD SERVICE BREAD BIDS: Superintendent Galvin
related to the Board that one bid had been received for food service
bread products. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the
bid from the Knoxville Community School District for bread products.
Motion by Bruce Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve
the bid from the Knoxville Community School District for bread products.
ATHLETIC SERVICES AGREEMENT: Superintendent Galvin
recommended approving the Athletic Services Agreement with Physiotherapy
Associates, Inc. for athletic training services. The agreement covers
20 dates of service for a total cost of $2,399. Motion by Bruce
Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the Athletic Services
Agreement with Physiotherapy Associates, Inc. Ayes: 3.
FIVE YEAR EXPENDITURE PLAN FOR FACILITIES, TRANSPORTATION
& TECHNOLOGY: Superintendent Galvin reviewed the updated
five year expenditure plan for facilities, transportation and technology.
Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the revised expenditure
plan. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Bruce Williams to approve
the revised five year expenditure plan for facilities, transportation
and technology. Ayes: 3.
CLOSED SESSION: Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded
by Bruce Williams 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: 3. The time was 6:04 p.m.
The Board took a recess from 6:04 to 6:12.
President Ron Miller called the closed session to an end at 6:18
President Ron Miller adjourned the meeting at 6:18 p.m.
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