SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
December 14, 2015
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
AGENDA: Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by
Anna Rowe to approve the agenda. Ayes: 3.
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
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
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,
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’
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.
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
We purchased 50 new JH BB uniforms this past month.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
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
6. Second reading of Board Policy 503.11, “Student Fund Raising”
7. Second reading of Board Policy 502.1, “Maintenance of Orderly
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
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
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.
Return to top