SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
January 9, 2017
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.
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:
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.
Jackson Fischer - 16.4/G
Coleton Ademeit - 10.3/G
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.
Pride of Iowa - We finished 2nd as a team.
Brady Kyner - 126#
TJ Dierking - 170#
Alex Hommer - 195#
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.
We purchased 10 new football helmets as well as 5 new pairs of should
New lockers in the high school girl’s locker room look good.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
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
9. Second reading of Board Policy 502.6, “Dangerous Actions
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
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
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
5. The football field bleachers need reworked. Bids will be obtained
to put up retaining walls and pour new concrete to set the bleachers
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
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.
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
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
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