SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
December 14, 2015

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The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session December 14, 2015, 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 and Rande Seuferer. Larrie Williams and Dave Youmans were absent. 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: 3.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had ten extra bus trips for the month of November. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Intermediate Principal’s Report submitted by Dan Dow:

In November, we had 2 students enter the Intermediate Center increasing our numbers to 106 students.

We reached the halfway point of the second quarter in November, mid-terms were sent home with students on November 25th before the Thanksgiving break.

In Guidance class this past month, Mrs. Clendenen and our students made casseroles to help feed the hungry at the Salvation Army in Des Moines. On Monday, December 7th, some of our students, along with NHS students from the high school delivered the casseroles and were taken on a tour of the facility.

A big thank you to Ms. Jennifer Miller, who along with Iowa Dance Theater, arranged for the 4th grade class to go to “The Nutcracker” on December 11th.

The Intermediate’s Holiday Program is scheduled for Monday, December 14th.

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

Girls’ BB - The girls’ BB team sits at 2 and 2 overall and 0 and 2 in the conference. The team is battling a few injuries, but has played some good games the first couple of weeks of the season. The team is adjusting to learning new offense and defense plays and they are young so there is going to be a learning curve the first part of the season.

Boys’ BB - The boys’ BB team sits at 0 and 4 overall and 0 and 2 in the conference. The team is picking up the new offense and defense of Coach Noring and Coach Carpenter and I have seen some great improvement in the basic fundamentals in the first couple of weeks of the season. Coach Noring and Coach Carpenter are doing an excellent job of trying to change the culture of the boys’ BB team

Wrestling:
The wrestling team has a dual record of 6 and 1 after winning the Woodward Granger Invite this past weekend.

We currently are ranked 6th in Class 1A
The following wrestlers are ranked:
Blake Bauer #2 at 113
Brady Kyner #3 at 120
TJ Dierking #5 at 170

POI Wrestling Meet will be held on 12/19 at SW Valley

JH Boys BB
The JH boys’ team has been playing really well of late and has won four games in a row. Most nights we are playing at least 1 and 1/2 games as some of the other schools that we are playing don't have enough numbers to play 2 whole games.

JH Girls BB
The JH girls’ team has been playing really well of late but has been on the short end of a couple of close games. The girls are working hard and working on the fundamentals of the game. Again, most of the games that we are playing are 1 and 1/2 games.

JH Wrestling
We have two meets before Christmas and both are at Indianola. They wrestled earlier this week against some 4A schools and struggled but gained a lot of experience that will help them the remaining part of the season

State Dance: The state dance team received the following recognition at the state dance competition which was held on 12/3:
5th in Pom
Received Division I ratings for Hip Hop

MISC
We purchased 50 new JH BB uniforms this past month.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. November 18, 2015 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 403.5, “Early Retirement Payment” and 403.5E, “Early Retirement Benefits”
4. Second reading of Board Policy 1006.2, “Tobacco-Free Environment”
5. Second reading of Board Policy 402.3, “Summer School Licensed Employees”
6. Second reading of Board Policy 503.11, “Student Fund Raising”
7. Second reading of Board Policy 502.1, “Maintenance of Orderly Conduct”
8. Second reading of Board Policy 502.4, “Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, & Controlled Substances”
Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 3.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. Winter school will be held for Secondary students the second week of winter break. Students who have grades between 50% – 59% in a class may attend winter school and use the Odysseyware program to recover credits. Students must have at least a 70% grade through Odysseyware and have 100% attendance in order to recover credits.
2. The central office will be closed a few days over winter break.
3. Word was received last Thursday that the district did not receive the Teacher Leadership Grant. The Department of Education has been asked to review the score which was one point below the score needed to receive the grant. It is hoped to hear something back tomorrow one way or another.

BUDGET PROJECTIONS: Superintendent Galvin presented budget projections for 2016-2017 to the Board based on different scenarios for increases in state aid and negation settlements with staff.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the resignations of Kaitlyn Friday, Assistant HS Softball Coach; and Lori Goering, Cook; approving the appointments of Karen Miller, Daycare Associate; Chelsea Hessong, Daycare Associate; Kerry Johnson, Daycare Associate; Terri Brummer, Part Time Evening Custodian; and Deb Martin, Full Time Cook; approving the transfer of Rhonda Sandoval from Part Time Evening Custodian to Daycare Associate; and approving the contract modification for Rhonda Sandoval to modify her Cafeteria Worker contract from 4 ½ hours per day to 2 hours per day. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 3.

EARLY GRADUATION REQUEST: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the early graduation request from Dakota Bach pending completion of required credits for graduation. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the early graduation request from Dakota Bach. Ayes: 3.

APPROVE PURCHASE OF CHROMEBOOKS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the purchase of 60 4GB Chromebooks from the one cent sales tax funds. The purchase of 60 Chromebooks would provide every 6th grade student with a Chromebook plus a few extras to have on hand. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the purchase of 60 4GB Chromebooks from Tierney in the amount of $11,100.00. Ayes: 3.

CONSTRUCTION CHANGE ORDER FOR DAYCARE BUILDING: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving a change order in the amount of $2,007.00 for a card access door controller for the daycare building. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the construction change order for card access locks for the daycare building in the amount of $2,007. Ayes: 3.

CHILDREN FIRST FORUM MEMBERS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the updated list of Children First Forum members. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the list of Children First Forum members. Ayes: 3.

REVIEW BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 504 AND 505: The Board reviewed Board Policy Section 504, “Student Health and Safety Regulations”, and 505, “Miscellaneous Related Matters”. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the revisions to Board Policies 504.2R1, “Guidelines for Communicable Diseases”, 504.2R2, “School Attendance for Students Infected with Aids”, and 504.3, “Injury or Illness at School”. Ayes: 3.

ADJOURN: Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Anna Rowe to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: 3. The time was 6:04 p.m.

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