SOUTHEAST WARREN COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Regular Board Meeting
December 11, 2017

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The Southeast Warren Board of Education met in regular session December 11, 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, Larrie Williams, Cody Reynolds, and Dave Youmans. 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 Larrie Williams, seconded by Dave Youmans to approve the agenda. Ayes: 5.

THE BOARD SALUTES: Superintendent Galvin recognized Jodi Clendenen for receiving the District Coach of the Year award. Congratulations to Blaire Steenhoek for receiving All District Volleyball honors.

REPORTS:

Transportation Report submitted by Joel Mosher:

1. We had 15 extra bus trips for the month of November.
2. Snow removal equipment is ready to go.
3. The rest of the month was spent doing general repairs.

Elementary Principal’s Report submitted by John Burrell:

• Milo Small Town Country Christmas
o Was held on December 2nd & it was the 25th Anniversary
o Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with the book fair, cookie walk, basket raffle, etc.
o PIE (Partners In Education) raised $2,100 so far and $675 worth of new books

• Lacona’s Winter Wonderland Vendor Fair
o Held in the Intermediate Gym from 9:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, Dec. 9th

• Winter Concert Schedule
o Practice will be held the day of each concert at 1:30 at the High School
o Intermediate Concert: December 11th @ 7:00p.m.
o Primary Concert: December 18th @ 7:00p.m.
o Raffle Basket tickets may be purchased before both concerts
o An Afghan made by Beryl Presley will be up for silent auction

• Field Trips
o Fourth Grade is attending The Nutcracker Ballet on December 15th at the Des Moines Civic Center

• End of the 1st Semester
o Dec. 22nd
o Winter Break is Dec. 25th – Jan. 3rd (Teachers back to school on the 3rd)

Athletic Director’s Report submitted by Blake Cruikshank:

Girls’ BB
The Girls’ BB team sits at 3 and 2 and 1 and 1 in the conference. They had a nice win the other night against I-35. We also have a nice JV schedule this year meaning some of our younger kids will develop for the future.

Boys’ BB
The Boys’ BB team sits at 0 and 3 and 0 and 2 in the conference. We are a young and inexperienced team but I have seen improvement from last year to the beginning of this year.

Bowling
The Boys’ Bowling Team sits at 2 and 2 and our Individual Game Average is 106.4

The Girls’ Bowling Team sits at 0 and 4 and our Individual Game Average is 93.2.

Wrestling
The wrestling team sits at 1 and 1 in duals. They finished in 6th place at Woodward Granger and had one champion, TJ Dierking. We also had 3 2nd place finishes, Randy Jimenez, Tanner Dierking, and Colby Page.

We wrestled at CD this past week and the POI wrestling meet is on 12/16 at I-35.

We have been selected to host a district wrestling meet on 2/3.

Post-Season Honors
Blaire Steenhoek has received many post-season honors for her volleyball season and here are the ones I have received so far:

KMALAND Offensive Player of the Year
KMALAND Junior of the Year
KMA’s All-POI Team
Record Herald Player of the Year
All District Volleyball

Coach Clendenen was also awarded the District Coach of the Year.

CONSENT AGENDA: The following items were on the consent agenda:
1. November 13, 2017 minutes
2. Financial reports
3. Second reading of Board Policy 403.5, “Early Retirement Payment”

Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Cody Reynolds to approve the items on the consent agenda. Ayes: 5.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Superintendent Galvin reported on the following items:
1. The schedule for the softball/baseball lighting project has been revised due to the architect not receiving all of the needed information from the lighting company. The pre-bid meeting has been rescheduled to December 21st at 1:30 p.m. in Milo and bids will be received on January 4th at 3:00 p.m. in Liberty Center. The board will approve the bid for the project at the January board meeting.
2. The Secondary winter concert was held on December 4th.
3. A stage has been donated to the district by the Interstate 35 Community School District. The stage has been set up in the High School gym for the Intermediate concert that will be held tonight.
4. Secondary students that are selected as showing great character and leadership are recognized as students of the month. Birthdays of the month are also being recognized in the Secondary building.
5. Superintendent round table discussions have been completed in the Primary and Intermediate buildings.
6. The Senior Citizen Luncheon hosted by the National Honor Society will be held this Thursday.
7. The Pride of Iowa wrestling meet is this Saturday at Interstate 35 C.S.D.
8. The students’ last day of school before break will be on December 22nd and they will return on January 4th.
9. CPI training for the staff will be held on January 3rd.
REVIEW ATTENDANCE CENTER AND COURSE ENROLLMENT DATA: Superintendent Galvin presented student enrollment data by building and Junior/Senior High elective class enrollment data to the board. The data included student counts by gender, race, IEP’s, and 504’s.

IASB DAY ON THE HILL CONFERENCE: Superintendent Galvin related to the board that the Iowa Association of School Boards Day on the Hill Conference will be held on January 30th. The first part of the day will be the conference followed by attendees going to the Capitol to meet with legislators to discuss issues impacting public education. Board members are welcome to attend.

PERSONNEL CHANGES: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the retirement of Diane Hougland, Special Education Associate; and approving the appointment of Sarah Sealock, Assistant JH Girls’ Basketball Coach. Motion by Cody Reynolds, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the personnel changes as presented. Ayes: 5.

EARLY GRADUATION REQUEST: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the early graduation request from Dustin Backstrom pending completion of all required graduation requirements. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Anna Rowe to approve the early graduation request from Dustin Backstrom pending completion of all required graduation requirements. Ayes: 5.

2018-2019 AT-RISK/DROPOUT PREVENTION APPLICATION AND REQUEST FOR MODIFIED SUPPLEMENTAL AMOUNT: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the 2018-2019 At-Risk/Dropout Prevention Application and request modified supplemental amount in the amount of $184,160. Motion by Cody Reynolds, seconded by Anna Rowe to authorize the district’s administration to submit a request to the School Budget Review Committee in the amount of $184,160 for modified supplemental amount for the purpose of At-Risk/Dropout Prevention. Ayes: 5.

CHILDREN FIRST FORUM MEMBERS: Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the list of 2017-2018 Children First Forum members as presented. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the 2017-2018 Children First Forum members as presented. Ayes: 5.

BID FOR FIELD GOAL POSTS: Superintendent Galvin related to the board that bids had been sought to replace and move the football field goal posts in preparation for eight man football. One bid was received from Dannco, Inc. in the amount of $9,854.95. Superintendent Galvin recommended approving the bid from Dannco; the project will be completed next summer. Motion by Anna Rowe, seconded by Cody Reynolds to approve the bid from Dannco to replace and move the football field goal posts. Ayes: 5.

BOARD POLICY SECTIONS 404 AND 410: The board reviewed Board Policy Sections 404, “Certified Personnel Leaves”, and 410, “Non-Certified Personnel Absence and Leaves”. Julie Wilson recommended revising Board Policy 404.1, “Personal Illness” to reflect the negotiated language with the certified staff. Motion by Dave Youmans, seconded by Larrie Williams to approve the revision to Board Policy 404.1, “Personal Illness”. Ayes: 5.

ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Larrie Williams, seconded by Cody Reynolds to adjourn the meeting. The time was 5:55 p.m.

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