Posts With Keyword ‘school’

Keota School Board Holding Two Worksessions

Posted: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Keota Community School Board will hold two work sessions tomorrow. The first session will be held at 4:00pm tomorrow in the superintendent’s office.

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School Bus Drivers May Need Background Checks

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 6:27 am

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are hoping to pass a bill into law that requires schools to background check school bus drivers. The bill is in response to a Des Moines Register investigation that showed some drivers in large school districts have been charged with serious crimes in the past, including drunk driving.

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Columbus School Board Hearing Trip Requests

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 6:21 am

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The Columbus Community School District will be meeting tonight to discuss the new school calendar among other things. They will hold a public hearing on the 2012-2013 calendar before taking action on it.

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Columbus School Board Hold Second Budget Workshop

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 6:22 am

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The Columbus Community School District Board will be meeting on Monday night for their second budget workshop for 2012-2013. The bulk of the meeting will focus on funding projections.

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Kindergarten Round-Ups Coming Soon

Posted: Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Kindergarten round-ups will be coming to the area soon. Round-ups are used to prepare kids for going to school, but Mid-Prairie doesn’t have them.

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Lone Tree School Honored by ACT

Posted: Saturday, February 11th, 2012 at 6:22 am

Lone Tree High School is one of 50 schools across the Midwest to be honored by ACT, Inc. They are included on ACT’s list of Red Quill award winners.

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Columbus Schools Holding Last of Four Meetings

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:23 am

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The Columbus Community School Board of Education had 4 meetings this week. They purpose of these meetings was to interview potential candidates for the superintendent position.

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Peanut Allergies in Schools

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am

Earlier this week, a Carter Lake student with peanut allergies was rushed to a hospital after eating a peanut granola bar at school. Schools around the state have been considering going peanut free. Mid-Prairie Middle School and Elementary Nurse Jenna Grout explained the system they use to keep peanut products away from kids with allergies.

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Mid-Prairie Has a Unique Take on State School Issue

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 at 6:23 am

Lawmakers and school officials are weighing in on the issue of the role of principals in schools. Both sides of the issue would like to see more interaction between teachers and administrators, but they disagree on how that time should be spent.

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Columbus School Meeting

Posted: Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Community School District will have a meeting on Monday night. The primary topic of discussion will be about a new gym.

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Louisa-Muscatine School Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Louisa-Muscatine Community School District met last night.

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Louisa-Muscatine School District Meeting

Posted: Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 6:25 am

The Louisa-Muscatine Community School District will meet on Monday.

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Columbus School District Meeting

Posted: Saturday, January 14th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The School Board of Columbus Community Schools will meet Monday.

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Keota School District Meeting

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 6:22 am

The Keota Community School District will have their regular meeting tonight. They will have two focuses at this meeting.

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School Enrollment Numbers Released

Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 at 6:26 am

The enrollment numbers for Iowa’s school districts have been released. While many districts around the state have seen significant losses, local schools have remained steady.

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Columbus School Board Meeting

Posted: Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Columbus School Board met on Monday. They heard an update on the construction of their new practice/wrestling gym.

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Louisa-Muscatine School District Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 at 6:21 am

The Louisa-Muscatine School District met last night. They first had a closed meeting to discuss a potential student expulsion.

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Central Office Project for Mid-Prairie

Posted: Sunday, December 18th, 2011 at 6:26 am

Mid-Prairie is planning on building a new central office for the school district. They heard from Shive-Hattery architect at their meeting on Monday. She talked about potential plans with the school board.

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Enrollment Down in Some Parts of Iowa

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at 6:24 am

While enrollment is dropping in schools all across northern Iowa, local schools have seen steady enrollment, and even some increases.

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3rd Grade Reading Retention

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 at 6:24 am

Gov. Terry Branstad will be proposing new education reforms in January next year.

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