SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
April 10, 2017
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session
April 10, 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: Anna Rowe,
Rande Seuferer, Dave Youmans, and Larrie Williams. 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 of the community.
AGENDA: Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by
Dave Youmans to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.
THE BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin related
that he recently completed round table meetings with the Primary
and Intermediate buildings and had heard many favorable comments
about what a great job Partners In Education were doing this year.
They are to be commended for a job very well done.
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
1. There were 12 extra bus trips for the month of March.
2. Bus inspections will be held on April 26th.
3. The vans that were sold have still not been picked up. The individual
who purchased the vans has been contacted and has indicated he is
still interested in purchasing them.
Elementary Principal’s Report submitted by John Burrell:
General Elementary Information
• April 5th - Teachers Attended Iowa 1:1 Institute
• April 13th - Fourth Quarter Midterm
• April 14th & 17th - No School
• April 21st - Spring Clean-Up Day
• April 24th - Children First Forum in Lacona @ 6:00
• Teacher Requests Due by May 5th
• 2nd Grade Garage Sale @ Ms. Core’s on April 8th –
Proceeds go to Greubel Children
• Earth Week - April 16th through April 21st
o 3rd Grade Planting Flowers - April 19th
o Lorax Presentation - April 20th
• Kindergarten Fieldtrip to Blank Park Zoo on April 21st
• 2nd Grade Fieldtrip to Annett Nature Center on April 24th
• Kindergarten Round-Up on April 28th (No Kindergarten or
4yr old Preschool)
• Spring FAST Testing May 8th & 9th
• Iowa Assessment Award Day & Easter Egg Hunt on April
• 4th & 5th Graders Attending “Exercise Your Character”
Conference April 13th
• 6th Grade Health & Wellness Day at school on April 13th
• 6th Grade Transition: Q&A with Mr. Dirkx on April 20th
, JH Shadowing on 24th & 25th
• Spring FAST Testing on May 4th
Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:
Girls Track - 3/31 Bedford Results
4th as a team with 62 points
Payton Nelson finished 4th in the 200M Dash and 400M Dash and 1st
in the Long Jump
Lela Bales finished 1st in the 800M Run
Reagan Swanson finished 4th in the 800M Run
Elise Emmick finished 1st in the 1500M and 3000M run
The 1600 Distance Medley Relay team of AJ Dorsey, Lexi Rupe, Reagan
Swanson and Lela Bales finished 1st
Girls Track - 4/4 Nodaway Valley Results
8th as a team with 37 points
Elise Emmick finished 1st in the 1500M and 3000M run
Payton Nelson won the long jump
Lela Bales finished 3rd in the 800M run
The 4X400 Team of Reagan Swanson, Kayla Davidson, Lela Bales and
Payton Nelson finished 6th
Boys Track - 3/31 Bedford Results
No Team results
Alex Hommer finished 2nd in the 100M Dash
Hunter Rowe finished 3rd in the 100M Dash
Jeff Wadle finished 5th in the 400M Dash
Kaleb Miller finished in 2nd in the 800M Run
Brandon Thomas finished 7th in the Discus
4x100 Team of Hunter Rowe, Kaleb Bauer, Alex Hommer, and Alec Henderson
4X200 Team of Gabe Hammond, Jeff Wadle, Nate Jimenez and Josh Sundberg
4X800 Team of Caleb Vandelune, Lane Dittmer, Hunter Rowe and Kaleb
Miller finished 1st
800 Spring Medley Relay Team of Hunter Rowe, Kaleb Bauer, Alex Hommer
and Alec Henderson finished 2nd
1600 Distance Medley Team of Kaleb Bauer, Nate Jimenez, Josh Sundberg
and JT Rowe finished 6th
Rugby is 0 and 2 to start the season
We have 2 SE Warren students playing on the team combined with
students from Pleasantville and Melcher Dallas.
Had their 1st meet two weeks ago and have not received results from
Have a home meet coming up on 4/15 which will be held in Indianola
Golf has not had a meet yet this year.
Fine Arts Boosters: Rande Seuferer related that
the Fine Arts Boosters had held their FAB Night on March 23rd. The
event was well attended and the parents and students were enthused
about the fine arts programs.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. March 13, 2017, minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 402.1, “Physical Fitness”
4. Second reading of Board Policy 408.8, “Physical Fitness”
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the
items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The Board was asked for input on where to put the new storage
building at the High School.
2. As of last week, the football field lighting project has not
3. The POPS concert was held last week. The band and vocal performances
have improved over the course of the year.
4. FFA held a donkey basketball game on March 28th.
5. The Dollars for Scholars held a Trivia Night on April 1st. There
was a good turnout and the event was very successful.
6. Superintendent Galvin attended the 1:1 Institute along with 8
teachers. Personalized professional development is being considered
to share what was learned at the 1:1 Institute.
7. Prom was very well attended. The After Prom Committee did a nice
job of providing entertainment for the kids after the dance.
8. There will be no school on Friday or Monday, April 13th and 17th,
due to Easter break.
9. A social media presentation will be presented at the High School
on April 18th.
10. The National Honor Society Induction will be held on April 19th
11. The Spring Play will be presented on April 21st and 22nd.
12. The senior trip is scheduled for April 23rd – 26th. A
bag check will be conducted prior to the students leaving on the
13. The Children’s First Forum will be held on April 24th.
14. Spring games will be held on May 5th.
IOWA ASSESSMENT RESULTS: Superintendent Galvin
reviewed the 2016-17 Iowa Assessment results.
PUBLIC HEARING ON 2017-2018 BUDGET: A hearing
was held to allow members of the community to speak concerning the
2017-2018 proposed budget. No comments were received. President
Ron Miller called the hearing to a close.
BUDGET GUARANTEE FOR 2017-2018 BUDGET: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the budget guarantee for the 2017-2018
budget. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Anna Rowe that the
Board of Directors of the Southeast Warren Community School District
will levy property tax for fiscal year 2017-2018 for the regular
program budget adjustment as allowed under section 257.14, Code
of Iowa. Ayes: 5.
APPROVE 2017-2018 BUDGET: Superintendent Galvin
recommended approving the 2017-2018 budget at the proposed tax rate
of $17.94783/$1,000 assessed valuation. Motion by Larrie Williams,
seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the 2017-2018 budget. Ayes:
PUBLIC HEARING ON 2016-2017 BUDGET AMENDMENT:
A hearing was held to allow members of the community to speak concerning
the 2016-2017 budget amendment. No comments were received. President
Ron Miller called the hearing to a close.
APPROVE 2016-2017 BUDGET AMENDMENT: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the 2016-2017 budget amendment. The
amendment increases the Non-instructional Programs expenditure portion
of the budget by $174,500 to accommodate for the increase in costs
for the daycare program. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Dave Youmans
to approve the 2016-2017 budget amendment. Ayes: 5.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the resignations of Megan Birchette, Assistant Activities
Director; Amanda Ewing, Football Cheerleading Advisor; Amy Kubli,
Wrestling Cheerleading Advisor and Drill Team Coach; Shane Rowlands,
Assistant HS Softball Coach; and Tina Schneider, Mentor Teacher
Instructor; and approving the supplemental appointment of Shane
Rowlands, Assistant Activities Director. Motion by Larrie Williams,
seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the personnel changes as presented.
BOARD POLICY 602.3E: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the changes to Board Policy 602.3E, “Wellness Policy
Goals”. The policy has been revised based on guidance from
the Iowa Association of School Boards. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded
by Anna Rowe to approve the revision to Board Policy 602.3E, “Wellness
Policy Goals”. Ayes: 5.
USE OF DISTRICT FACILITIES FOR YOGA CLASS: Superintendent
Galvin related that several staff members have asked Natasha Cooper
to give yoga classes on a regular basis. The classes are held at
the High School and a fee is charged per class. Superintendent Galvin
recommended allowing Natasha Cooper to use the school facilities
for yoga class. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Dave Youmans
to approve the use of district facilities for yoga classes. Ayes:
6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO OMAHA ZOO: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the 6th grade field trip to the Omaha
Zoo. The field trip is schedule for May 16th. The cost of the field
trip will be covered by donations. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded
by Larrie Williams to approve the 6th grade field trip to the Omaha
Zoo. Ayes: 5.
SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION: Superintendent Galvin
presented his evaluation summary for the 2016-2017 school year to
the Board. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve
the superintendent evaluation. Ayes: 5.
BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 1000, 1001 AND 1003: The
Board reviewed Board Policy Sections 1000, “Statement of Guiding
Principles”, 1001, “Public Communications”, and
1003, “Relations Between School Personnel and the Public”.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Dave Youmans to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: 5. The time was 6:03
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