SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
January 9, 2017

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The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session January 9, 2017, 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: Larrie Williams, Dave Youmans, Anna Rowe, and Rande Seuferer. Superintendent/Secondary Principal Delane Galvin, Elementary Principal John Burrell, 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 Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

We had 20 extra bus trips for the month of December. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Elementary Principal’s Report submitted by John Burrell:

Upcoming Elementary Testing Dates
• FAST Bridges Assessments
o Now through Jan. 20th
• FAST CBMr in Iowa TIER
o Jan. 24th through Jan. 31st
• Iowa Assessments
o Jan. 30th through Feb. 10th

Other Important Dates
• Wellness Committee Meeting
o Jan. 11th @ 6:00 in Liberty Center
• PIE Meeting
o Jan. 23rd @ 5:00 in Milo
• Children First Forum Meeting
o Jan. 26th @ 6:00 in Milo

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

Boys’ BB
The Boys’ team sits at 3 and 7 overall and 0 and 6 in the conference. The record does not indicate the effort and hard work the boys are showing and I am extremely happy with our improvement in the basic fundamentals of the game.

Stat Leaders
Points
Jackson Fischer - 16.4/G
Coleton Ademeit - 10.3/G

Girls’ BB
The Girls’ team sits at 4 and 8 overall and is 0 and 6 in the conference. We have 9 girls right now on the roster. The girls are putting a lot of time and effort into getting better and are concentrating on getting better each and every day and we are young, so the future is bright for Warhawk Girls’ basketball.

Wrestling
Pride of Iowa - We finished 2nd as a team.
Champions were:
Brady Kyner - 126#
TJ Dierking - 170#
Alex Hommer - 195#

Runner-Ups were:
Bryce Hall - 120#
Blake Bauer - 132#
Elijah Williams - 220#

We went 5 and 0 and the Eddyville Dual Tournament.
We went 1 and 2 at the Warren Co. Duals.

Other Info
We purchased 10 new football helmets as well as 5 new pairs of should pads.

New lockers in the high school girl’s locker room look good.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. December 12, 2016 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 201.4, “Elections”
4. Second reading of Board Policy 201.5-6, “Membership and Term of Office”
5. Second reading of Board Policy 201.8, “Board Vacancies”
6. Second reading of Board Policy 405.8, “Child Abuse Reporting”
7. Second reading of Board Policy 501.16, “Homeless Children”
8. Second reading of Board Policy 502.1, “Maintenance of Orderly Conduct”
9. Second reading of Board Policy 502.6, “Dangerous Actions and Objects”
10. Second reading of Board Policy 605.2, “Testing Program”
11. Second reading of Board Policy 902.3, “Emergency Repairs”
12. Second reading of Board Policy 1004.1R, “Fees for School Use”

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

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The Wellness Committee meeting will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the High School.
2. The Children First Forum meeting will be held January 26th at 6:00 in Milo. Three legislators have been invited to attend the meeting.
3. Indications are that the legislators will approve 1% new money for schools. The amount of funding for next year will most likely be set much earlier than it was last year.
4. There will be no school on January 16th, Martin Luther King Day. The day was scheduled as a snow makeup day but no days have been missed so far this year. Another snow makeup day is scheduled in February.
5. The football field bleachers need reworked. Bids will be obtained to put up retaining walls and pour new concrete to set the bleachers on.
6. The District Leadership Team will be meeting on Wednesday to finalize the school calendar for 2017-2018.
7. The lights in the Milo building were retrofitted with LED lights over the winter break.
8. The Hoops for Hope basketball game and fundraiser are scheduled for January 20th.
9. New lockers were installed in the girls’ locker room over the winter break; they look great.
10. The High School restrooms have been updated with new ceilings, counters, faucets, and blowers. LED lights were installed in the High School office.
11. Senior night is this Thursday for wrestling.
12. The seniors’ fundraiser concert brought in approximately $2,500.
13. Next year the state has mandated that all schools will use the Smarter Balanced Assessments; all schools in the state will test at the same time.

REVISED SHARING AGREEMENT FOR WRESTLING WITH MELCHER-DALLAS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that the Melcher-Dallas Board of Education had made a revision to the language concerning termination of the agreement. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the revised sharing agreement for wrestling with the Melcher-Dallas Community School District. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the revised sharing agreement for wrestling with the Melcher-Dallas Community School District. Ayes: 5.

HEARING ON PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO CONSIDER CONTINUATION OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT LEVY: President Miller opened the meeting for public comment on the proposed resolution to consider continuation of the Instructional Support Program. No comments were received. President Miller called the hearing to a close.

RESOLUTION TO CONTINUE PARTICIPATION IN THE INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAM: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the Resolution to Continue Participation in the Instructional Support Program for a period of five years. The levy will be funded by a combination of state aid, property tax and income surtax. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the Resolution to Continue Participation in the Instructional Support Program. Ayes: 5.

2017 SENIOR TRIP: Jessica Sydness, Senior Class President, presented the proposed itinerary for the 2017 senior trip to the Board. The senior class is proposing to go to Spicer, Minnesota, on April 23 – 26. Over half of the senior class members have signed up and paid a deposit to go on the trip. Fundraisers have brought in enough money to pay for the cost of lodging, transportation and meals. Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the 2017 senior trip. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the 2017 senior trip to Minnesota. Ayes: 5.

ARCHITECT’S PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, FORM OF CONTRACT AND ESTIMATE OF TOTAL COST FOR THE FOOTBALL FIELD LIGHTING PROJECT AND SET DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION FOR HEARING AND FOR RECEIVING BIDS: Johnny Boyd, Architect for ORIS, PLC, presented the plans, specifications, and form of contract for the proposed football field lighting project in Lacona. An estimate of the total construction cost of the project is $160,000 - $170,000. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the architect’s recommendations as presented. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Dave Youmans to approve the architect’s plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of total cost for the football field lighting project and to set the date, time and location for the hearing on February 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Junior/Senior High library and to set the date, time and location for receiving bids on February 9, 2017, 3:00 p.m. in the Junior/Senior High library. Ayes: 5.

WEEKLY 1:30 DISMISSALS FOR ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOLYEAR: Superintendent Galvin recommended scheduling weekly 1:30 dismissals for the 2017-2018 school year to allow additional professional development time for the implementation of Chapter 62 mandates. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve weekly 1:30 dismissals for additional professional development for the 2017-2018 school year. Ayes: 5.

EXTEND THE ACADEMIC SCHOOL DAY BY 16 MINUTES FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR: Superintendent Galvin recommended extending the academic school day by 16 minutes for the 2017-2018 school year in order to be able to go to 5 period blocking scheduling with 80 minute class periods. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve extending the academic school day by 16 minutes for the 2017-2018 school year. Ayes: 5.

CHANGE TO BLOCK SCHEDULING BEGINNING WITH THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that the majority of the teachers had voted to change to a 5 period block schedule beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. The Board reviewed the tentative 2017-2018 class schedule. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the change to block scheduling beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the change to block scheduling beginning with the 2017-2018 school year. Ayes: 5.

INCREASE IN SUBSTITUTE RATES FOR TEACHERS AND ASSOCIATES: Superintendent Galvin related to the Board that it is becoming more difficult to find substitute teachers and associates. Superintendent Galvin recommended increasing substitute teacher rates from $100 per day to $105 per day and increasing substitute associate rates from $7.97 per hour to $8.50 per hour to be more in align with area schools. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Dave Youmans to increase substitute rates to $105 per day for teachers and $8.50 per hour for associates. Ayes: Larrie Williams, Anna Rowe, Rande Seuferer, and Dave Youmans. Ron Miller abstained from voting. Motion passed 4:0.

REVIEW BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 203, 204, AND 205: The Board reviewed Board Policy sections 203, “Procedures of Operations”, 204, “Meetings of the Board”, and 205, “Miscellaneous”.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Larrie Williams to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: 5. The time was 6:41 p.m.

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