SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
February 13, 2017
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session
February 13, 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: Rande
Seuferer, Larrie Williams, and Anna Rowe. Dave Youmans was absent.
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
AGENDA: Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by
Larrie Williams to approve the agenda. Ayes: 4.
THE BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized
Bryce Hall, Brady Kyner, Blake Bauer, TJ Dierking, Kaleb Bauer,
Alec Henderson, Alex Hommer, and Elijah Williams for qualifying
for District Wrestling. Congratulations to Bryce Hall, Brady Kyner,
Blake Bauer and TJ Dierking for qualifying on to State Wrestling.
Congratulations to the wrestling team for winning their sectionals
and qualifying for Regional Duals where they lost to I-35.
Two speech teams advanced on to State Speech. Congratulations to
Kyle Sites, Kaleb Miller, Christian Morhardt, Cole Miller, Jake
Prater, Michelle Pritchard-Hall, and Brianna Helleso for qualifying
for state speech.
Blake Cruikshank recognized Brady Kyner for being nominated for
the Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year Award.
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
1. We had 24 extra bus trips for the month of January.
2. The new Expeditions are in and plans are to have them in service
by the end of the week.
3. The bus inspector made a surprise visit while he was in the area;
no issues were found.
4. Bus drivers have been registered for the annual driver training
5. Ads will be placed next week for the sale of two vans.
6. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.
Elementary Principal’s Report submitted by John Burrell:
2016-2017 Winter FAST Data
Four Year Old Preschool
• 9% proficient fall IGDIs
• 69% proficient winter IGDIs
Kindergarten Composite Score- Avg. student growth was 22 points
• 74% proficient fall composite
• 86% proficient winter composite
1st Grade Composite Score- Avg. student growth was 29 points per
• 72% proficient fall composite
• 83% proficient winter composite
• CBM-R proficiency was 72%
2nd Grade CBM-R- Average student growth was 35.4 words per minute
• 64% proficient fall
• 76% proficient winter
3rd Grade CBM-R- Average student growth was 26.5 words per minute
• 67% proficient fall
• 65% proficient winter
4th Grade CBM-R- Average student growth was 28.3 words per minute
• 71% proficient fall
• 87% proficient winter
5th Grade CBM-R- Average student growth was 22.5 words per minute
• 58% proficient fall
• 50% proficient winter
6th Grade CBM-R- Average student growth was 21.8 words per minute
• 86% proficient fall
• 92% proficient in the winter (3 Students Scored in the Blue!)
-The state expectation is to have a total 80% of the students in
• Primary School moved from 65% to 75.3 % proficient
• Intermediate School moved from 74% to 80.7% proficient
Other Elementary Updates
• PIE provided the incentives for all Intermediate School
students who met benchmark on FAST or showed growth of 10 words
• PIE purchased alternate seating for teachers to explore
different flexible seating options in our Primary School. This included
12 wobble seats and 12 balance discs.
• Iowa Assessments are complete.
• Intermediate awards will be announced at lunch and given
to parents at conferences. We will have bigger awards assembly at
the end of the year.
• Parent – Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Feb.
14th & 16th.
• Feb. 22nd & 23rd TLC members will attend a High Impact
Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:
The girls start post-season on February 9th and will play Lamoni
at Lamoni. Winning that game means they will take on Murray or East
Union at Murray on 2/14 starting at 7p.m.
Couple of notes on the season:
Blaire Steenhoek broke the school record of points scored in a
game. She scored 33 earlier this year.
She also broke the record of rebounds in a game. She had 26 rebounds
earlier this year.
She also broke the record of rebounds in a season. She currently
has 270 rebounds this season.
Senior Night was February 9th where we celebrated 3 seniors last
basketball game. Post-Season play starts on Monday, February 13th
against Moulton-Udell starting at 7p.m. Winning that game we will
then travel to Murray on Tuesday, February 16th to take on Murray.
We qualified 8 for District Wrestling this weekend. If they finish
in the top two at Districts they qualify for state wrestling starting
on February 16th through February 18th.
We won our sectionals and qualified for Regional Duals on Tuesday,
February 7th where we lost to I-35 44 to 32.
We finished the regular season ranked #12 in the team dual rankings.
Rande Seuferer related that vocal, band, and drama activities will
be taking place as follows:
Fab Concert – March 23
POI Honor Band – March 27
Solo Contest – April 8
Spring Play – April 21-22
Spring Vocal Concert – May 9
Spring Band Concert – May 15
Band Adventureland Trip – May TBD
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. January 9, 2017, minutes
2. Financial reports
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the
items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The state has changed the Career and Technical Education program
and how they will be paying the schools. The funds will be pulled
from the schools and sent to regions for distribution. Schools will
be able to use the funds for equipment purchases, but not salaries.
2. Five teachers attended MTSS Academy training.
3. The Children First Forum meeting was held in January. Two of
the three legislators who were invited to the meeting were in attendance.
4. Warren County is working on hazard mitigation planning. Southeast
Warren’s plans have been reviewed and registered with Warren
5. A lot of changes have been going on in the legislature. Funding
for schools for the 2017-2018 school year will increase by 1.11%.
Collective bargaining is a major topic of discussion at the moment.
6. Southeast Warren will host the Academic Bowl tomorrow.
7. The TLC members will be attending a workshop on February 22nd
8. The annual Toy Tractor Show will be held at the High School on
9. Parent/teacher conferences will be held the evenings of February
14th and 16th. There will be no school on Friday, February 17th
or Monday, February 20th.
STAGE CURTAINS: Amy Johnson and Lisa Prater, representatives
for the Fine Arts Boosters, related to the Board that they would
like to partner with the Board to purchase new curtains for the
stage. Based on a bid received earlier in the year, the cost to
replace all of the curtains with Inherently Flame Resistant curtains
would be approximately $10,800. They asked for the Board to contribute
half of the cost and the Fine Arts Boosters would fund raise to
pay for the other half of the curtains. The consensus of the Board
was to match the Fine Arts Boosters donation.
WELLNESS COMMITTEE UPDATE: Dianne Chambers related
to the Board that the Wellness Committee had met in January to review
goals and discuss any areas of concern. Overall, the committee felt
the current wellness goals and guidelines were being met. The committee
is looking into starting a tooth brushing program at the daycare,
preschool and possibly the kindergarten level for the children.
Work is being done to streamline the wellness policy; it will be
brought back to the Board for approval in March.
2017-2018 BUDGET PROJECTIONS: Superintendent Galvin
shared the 2017-2018 budget projections with the Board. Based on
the 1% allowable growth approved by the legislature and recommended
2% settlements with staff, the projected budget shortfall is approximately
$86,704. The current year’s budget is currently running approximately
$120,000 to the positive and will be used to cover the shortfall
in next year’s budget.
MODIFICATION OF PLANNED EXPENDITURES FOR SALES TAX REVENUE
AND VOTER APPROVED PPEL: Superintendent Galvin related
to the Board that work needs to be done to keep the football bleachers
from shifting down the hill. Also, a storage building is needed
at the High School in preparation for tearing down the old wrestling
building. Superintendent Galvin reviewed the planned expenditures
for the sales tax funds and voter approved PPEL funds and asked
the Board for their permission to revise the expenditure plans to
add in the football bleachers. The consensus of the Board was to
adjust the expenditure plans to allow for the needed expenses.
PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, FORM
OF CONTRACT AND ESTIMATE OF COST FOR THE FOOTBALL FIELD LIGHTING
PROJECT: President Ron Miller opened the meeting up for
public comment on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract
and estimate of cost for the football field lighting project. No
comments were received.
AWARD BID FOR THE FOOTBALL FIELD LIGHTING PROJECT:
Johnny Boyd, Architect, reviewed the bids received for the football
field lighting project. The low bid was received from Ardent Lighting
in the amount of $122,272 plus an alternate add of $4,400 for horizontal
directional boring. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving
the low bid from Ardent Lighting and asked the Board for their thoughts
on the alternate add for the horizontal directional boring. Based
on board discussion, Superintendent Galvin recommended approving
the bid from Ardent Lighting in the amount of $122,272 and reject
the alternate bid for horizontal directional boring. Motion by Anna
Rowe, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the bid from Ardent
Lighting in the amount of $122,272 and decline the alternate bid
for horizontal directional boring. Ayes: 4.
PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR:
President Ron Miller opened the meeting for public comment on the
proposed 2017-2018 school calendar. Questions were received and
APPROVE CALENDAR BASED ON HOURS FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL
YEAR: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the 2017-2018
calendar based on hours; the number of hours included in the calendar
exceed the minimum hours required by the Department of Education.
Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve
the 2017-2018 school calendar based on hours. Ayes: 4.
2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR: Superintendent Galvin
recommended approving the proposed 2017-2018 school calendar as
presented. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer
to approve the 2017-2018 school calendar. Ayes: 4.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the resignations of Chuck Jones, Head JH Boys’ Basketball
Coach; and Seth Nutting, Assistant JH Baseball Coach; approving
the appointments of Don Mitchell, volunteer to assist with the food
pantry; and Christopher Bartman, Golf Coach; and approving the transfers
of Harli Herold from part time Daycare Associate to full time Daycare
Associate; Shannon Ball, from full time Daycare Associate to part
time Daycare Associate; and Abby Chancellor, from part time Special
Education Associate to full time Special Education Associate. Motion
by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the personnel
changes as presented. Ayes: 4.
WIRE TRANSFER AGREEMENT WITH PEOPLES BANK: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the Wire Transfer Agreement with Peoples
Bank. The agreement allows the district to wire transfer 403b contributions
for distribution into employee 403b accounts. Motion by Rande Seuferer,
seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the Wire Transfer Agreement
with Peoples Bank. Ayes: 4.
IOWA USER AGREEMENT WITH DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION:
Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the Iowa User Agreement
with the Division of Criminal Investigation. The agreement needs
to be in place for required employee background checks through the
Division of Criminal Investigation. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded
by Larrie Williams to approve the Iowa User Agreement with the Division
of Criminal Investigation. Ayes: 4.
REVISED GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Superintendent
Galvin related to the Board that a consensus with the staff had
been reached on revised graduation requirements due to the change
to block scheduling. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving
the following changes:
Class of 2018 - 52 total credits (current requirement)
- Character Ed., Spanish, Business Communications, Economics and
extra Science credit not required
- 14 general elective credits
- 3 Vocational/Liberal Arts credits
Class of 2019 - 56 total credits
- Character Ed., Spanish & Business Communications not required
- Economics and extra Science credit required
- 15 general elective credits
- 4 Vocational/Liberal Arts credits
Class of 2020 - 60 Credits
- Economics, extra Science credit, Character Ed., Spanish, and Business
- 17 general elective credits
- 5 Vocational/Liberal Arts credits
Class of 2021 - 64 Total Credits
/subsequent years - All of the above required credits (35 Core Credits)
- 20 general elective credits
- 5 Vocational/Liberal Arts credits
- 4 PE credits
Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the revised
graduation requirements. Ayes: 4.
Anna Rowe left the meeting at 6:35 p.m.
BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUS:
Joel Mosher related to the Board that the only changes made to the
bid specifications from the prior year was the deletion of the bus
camera system since all new camera systems have been purchased and
for all lighting to be LED. The bid specifications include an alternate
for air conditioning in the passenger area of the bus. Motion by
Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the bid specifications
for the purchase of a school bus. Ayes: 3.
NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT WITH THE SEW EDUCATION ASSOCIATION:
Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the negotiated
agreement with the SEW Education Association. The total cost of
the package increase was $57,368.06, a 2% increase. Motion by Rande
Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the negotiated
agreement with the SEW Education Association. Ayes: 3.
NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT WITH AFSCME COUNCIL 61: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the negotiated agreement with AFSCME
Council 61. The total cost of the package increase was $22,285.22,
a 2% increase. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande Seuferer
to approve the negotiated agreement with AFSCME Council 61. Ayes:
ATTENDANCE TO ODYSSEYWARE CONFERENCE: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approval for attendance to the Odysseyware Conference
in San Antonio, Texas to be held during the last week in June. He
and Mrs. McCombs plan on attending the conference. Expenses will
be paid for from At Risk funds. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded
by Larrie Williams to approve attendance to the Odysseyware Conference
in San Antonio, Texas. Ayes: 3.
BOARD POLICY SERIES 100: The Board reviewed Board
Policy Series 100, “Educational Philosophy”.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Rande Seuferer to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: 3. The time was
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