Mid-Prairie and Keota School’s have again this year agreed on a sharing agreement for Superintendent Mark Schneider for the second straight year. Employees from both schools met this week for an all employee meeting at Wellman Parkside Activities Center to kick off the new year. Author and comic strip creator Jason Kotecki of Wisconsin was the guest speaker. Kotecki reminded employees that keeping the proper perspective will help reduce stress and make their jobs and lives more enjoyable. Lunch was provided by Hills Bank, and Radio Shack in Kalona gave each Mid-Prairie and Keota employee a certificate for 10% off any non-sale purchase as a way of saying thank you to the staff. Mid-Prairie’s School year began yesterday and Keota begins today. Both schools run through May 27th.