SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Regular Board Meeting
September 12, 2016
The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session
September 12, 2016, 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: Dave
Youmans, Rande Seuferer, and Larrie Williams. Board member Anna
Rowe 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 community.
AGENDA: Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by
Dave Youmans to approve the agenda. Ayes: 4.
THE BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized
the Junior/Senior High students for getting the year started off
right. The students have shown a lot of school pride and support
for the teams.
Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:
1. We had 9 extra trips for the month of August.
2. I spent time updating the routes and then driving them.
3. Five days were spent going to I-35 inspecting, servicing and
repairing their fleet.
4. Bus inspections will be held on October 21st.
5. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.
Elementary Principal’s Report submitted by John Burrell:
General Elementary Information
• Handbooks will be rewritten next year into one Elementary
• 29 junior cheerleaders signed up for Cheer Clinic -Thursday,
• Junior cheerleaders performed at varsity football - Friday,
• Youth football 1st home game - Saturday, Sept. 10th in Lacona
• FAST testing in Iowa TIER - Wednesday, Sept. 14th &
Thursday, Sept. 15th
• FAST (Formative Assessment System for Teachers) overview
3yr old Preschool 19 students
4yr old Preschool 14 students
Kindergarten 29 students
1st Grade 31 students
2nd Grade 34 students
3rd Grade 42 students
-Current enrollment K-3 is 136 students
-Last year K-3 enrollment was 150 students
-4 students transferred out & 13 students transferred in
• 3rd Grade going to McNay Research Farm - Tuesday, Sept.13th
4th Grade 48 students
5th Grade 25 students
6th Grade 39 students
-Current enrollment 4-6 is 112 students
-Last year 4-5 enrollment was 104 students
-7 students transferred out & 6 students transferred in
• 5th Grade went to Melcher for Explorer Unit - Friday Sept.
Athletic Director Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:
The football team sits at 1 and 1 heading into Week 3. From the
two games that I have watched I have been impressed with the boys’
effort. Week 3 will begin our District Play.
The VB team sits at 3 and 5 and 0 and 1 in the POI. The VB team
is fun to watch and is fundamentally sound.
At the first two meets of the year the boys’ team has finished
in 4th place.
Results from our 1st meet at Wayne
Kaleb Miller finished in 2nd place Elise Emmick - 1st place
Dalton Weeks - 12th place Reagan Swanson -18th place
Brady Kyner - 25th place Madi Collins - 46th place
Lane Dittmer - 34th place
Brandon Thomas - 61st place
Dylan Alexander - 70th place
Results from our 2nd meet at Pekin
Kaleb Miller - 4th Place Elise Emmick - 1st Place
Lane Dittmer - 25th Place Reagan Swanson - 13th place
Brady Kyner - 33rd Place Madi Collins - 29th place
Brandon Thomas - 34th Place
Dylan Alexander - 48th Place
At the time of this writing we have not played a match yet. We have
23 girls out for JH VB this year.
At the time of this writing we have not played a game yet. We have
22 boys out this year for JH FB.
We have run one meet this year for JH and that was at Wayne. Here
are the results from that meet:
R. Jimenez - 2nd place
Mason Merfeld - 11th place
Chris Montgomery - 15th place
Aiden Dittmer - 19th place
Katie Summerfield - 13th place
Mr. Seuferer’s class has begun the process of tearing down
the baseball dugouts in Milo.
Mr. Seuferer’s class has begun the process of building a
shed on the east side of the track for storage of football equipment.
CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the
1. August 8, 2016 minutes
2. Financial reports
Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Dave Youmans to approve
the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 4.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent
Galvin reported on the following items:
1. District wide the student count is up by 7 students.
2. The school year is off to a good start. The Secondary schedule
is tight but kids are getting into the classes they need.
3. Homecoming activities will start on Sunday. The Student Council
has made changes to the schedule of homecoming events for this year.
4. Secondary students will be tested in reading using the FAST Bridges
program. A two week window is allowed to test 4 grades of students.
ACT TEST RESULTS: Superintendent Galvin reviewed the 2016 ACT test
results. Fifteen seniors took the test. The 2016 test results were
just slightly below the state average test scores for English, Math,
and Reading, and were just slightly above the state average test
scores for Science.
ELECT PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT: Larrie Williams
nominated Ron Miller for President. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded
by Larrie Williams to elect Ron Miller as President. Ayes: 4.
Dave Youmans nominated Larrie Williams for Vice President. Motion
by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Dave Youmans to elect Larrie Williams
as Vice President. Ayes: 4.
Board Secretary Julie Wilson administered the oath of office for
President to Ron Miller and for Vice President to Larrie Williams.
BOARD MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES: Board members were
appointed to the following groups:
Warren County Conference Board – Ron Miller
Children First Forum – Dave Youmans
Athletic Boosters – Anna Rowe
Fine Arts Boosters – Rande Seuferer
Delegate to IASB Delegate Assembly – Ron Miller
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SIGNATURES ON CHECKING ACCOUNTS:
Superintendent Galvin recommended approving LuAnn Ohnemus and Sue
Ellingson to sign checks in lieu of the Board President, along with
Board Secretary Julie Wilson, on each of their respective accounts.
Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve LuAnn
Ohnemus and Sue Ellingson to sign checks in lieu of the Board President.
FFA TRIP TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION: Three FFA
students were present to request permission from the Board to attend
the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis on October 19th –
22nd. Eleven students and 2 chaperones will be attending the convention.
Superintendent Galvin recommended approval of the FFA trip to the
National Convention. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Rande
Seuferer to approve the FFA trip to the National Convention. Ayes:
CONSIDER CHANGE TO PRESCHOOL HOURS: Superintendent
Galvin related to the Board that the enrollment numbers for four-year-old
preschool are low again this year. The administration has been looking
at the possibility of offering all day preschool again for the 2016-2017
school year. A charge of $40 per week for the second half of the
day would cover the cost of additional associate time needed. Parents
would have the option on whether to enroll their child for half
days only or to enroll their child for full days. Superintendent
Galvin asked for the Board’s thoughts on going to full day
preschool. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded by Larrie Williams
to approve the change to preschool hours and offer full day preschool.
PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended
approving the resignations of Amanda Alexander, Special Education
Associate; Melody Kibbe, Special Education Associate; Patti Hill,
Special Education Associate; Kathy Hayes, Special Education Associate;
and Connie Neer, Daycare Supervisor; approve the termination of
Richard Rumley, HS Evening Custodian; approve the recall of Beth
Luse, Special Education Associate; and approve the appointments
of Alysun Bower, Reading Teacher; Abigail Costigan, Daycare Supervisor;
Jessica Pritchard, Special Education Associate; Tori Ogden, Special
Education Associate and Athletic Trainer; Rick Champ, volunteer
to assist with the food pantry; Ben Clark, Head HS Boys’ Basketball
Coach; Ty Schneider, Assistant JH Football Coach; and Deon Walker,
Director of Musical Production and Director of Spring Play. Motion
by Dave Youmans, seconded by Rande Seuferer to approve the personnel
changes as presented. Ayes: 4.
EARLY GRADUATION REQUEST: Superintendent Galvin
recommended approving the early graduation request from Justin Barnes
pending completion of all requirements. Motion by Larrie Williams,
seconded by Dave Youmans to approve the early graduation request
from Justin Barnes pending completion of all requirements. Ayes:
APPROVE BID FOR REPAIRS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL ROOF:
Superintendent Galvin related that three bids had been received
to repair the north roof of the boys’ locker room. The work
is to be completed next spring with payment to be made after April
1st. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the low bid from
Christner Contracting in the amount of $79,200. Voter approved PPEL
funds will be used to pay for the repairs. Motion by Larrie Williams,
seconded by Dave Youmans to approve the bid from Christner Contracting
in the amount of $79,200 for repairs to the high school roof. Ayes:
APPROVE BID TO REPLACE LOCKERS IN THE GIRLS’ LOCKER
ROOM: Superintendent Galvin related that bids had been
sought but only one bid had been received from Storage & Design
Group in the amount of $18,250.00 to replace the lockers on the
high school side of the girls’ locker room. Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the bid from Storage & Design Group.
The lockers will be paid for from the voter approved PPEL funds.
Board member Dave Youmans asked for a one year parts and labor warranty
to be in writing on the contract. Motion by Rande Seuferer, seconded
by Larrie Williams to approve the bid from Storage & Design
Group in the amount of $18,250 to replace the lockers in the girls’
locker room. Ayes: 4.
APPROVE BID FOR PURCHASE OF CHROMEBOOKS: Superintendent
Galvin related that some of the Chromebooks being used are old enough
to have repair issues and need to be replaced. Superintendent Galvin
recommended approving the low bid from SHI in the amount of $21,200.00
for the purchase of 100 Chromebooks. The purchase will be made using
sales tax dollars. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Rande Seuferer
to approve the bid from SHI in the amount of $21,200 for the purchase
of Chromebooks. Ayes: 4.
APPROVE REPAYMENT OF THE DAYCARE LOAN: Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the repayment of the daycare loan to
the Management Fund. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Dave
Youmans to approve the repayment of the daycare loan. Ayes: 4.
APPROVE CHANGES TO THE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH STUDENT HANDBOOK:
Superintendent Galvin related that changes to the Junior/Senior
High semester test policy had not been included in the Junior/Senior
High handbook when approved by the Board this past summer. Superintendent
Galvin recommended approving the revised Junior/Senior High handbook
with the revised semester test policy language retroactive to the
beginning of the school year. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Rande Seuferer to approve the changes to the Junior/Senior High
student handbook. Ayes: 4.
REVIEW POLICY FOR ON-LINE LEARNING AND CREDIT RECOVERY
COURSEWORK: Superintendent Galvin recommended revising
the policy for on-line learning and credit recovery coursework to
require all students to take tests and quizzes at the school and
be proctored by school personnel. Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Dave Youmans to require every student taking on-line coursework
to take tests at the school and be proctored by school personnel.
BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 800, 801, 802 AND 803: The
Board reviewed Board Policy Section 800, “Statement of Guiding
Principles”, 801, “Budget”, 802, “Income”,
and 803 “Expenditures”.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded
by Dave Youmans to adjourn the meeting. The time was 6:29 p.m.
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