Posts With Keyword ‘Schools’

Promotion Encourages Farmers to Nominate Local School for Grant

Posted: Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 6:21 am

Iowa’s farmers have an opportunity to provide additional funding for their local schools.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Today

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 6:26 am

There is a statewide tornado drill today for severe weather awareness week. The drill will happen today at 10am. Mid-Prairie Schools will be taking part in this drill, and Superintendent Mark Schneider says that even though schools are sturdy buildings that are safer than most other locations, they can still take damage from tornadoes and students need to be prepared to get into safe locations within the school.

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Mental Health Funding for Schools

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Principal of Washington Junior High Curt Mayer spoke at the legislative briefing about mental health funding for schools. He says part of the issue is the lack of a local communication system.

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Washington Schools Look for Mental Health Funding

Posted: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 6:28 am

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The Principal of Washington Junior High, Curt Mayer, spoke at the legislative briefing on Saturday about mental health funding for schools. He says the days when school officials could pick up the phone and call the local DHS office or mental health centers are long past.

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Branstad Looks to Change Allowable Growth in Schools

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:25 am

Governor Terry Branstad has been looking at allowable growth in schools, as the Senate approved a 4% allowable growth for the 2013-2014 school year. Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider explains that allowable growth is based on cost per student.

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Columbus Schools Interviewing Superintendents

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Columbus Community School Board of Education will meet 4 times next week.

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New Cell Phone Rule at MP Middle School

Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2012 at 6:24 am

Cell phones have changed society drastically, and especially with kids, cell phones are becoming an increasingly bigger part of day to day life. The Pew Research Center did a study that found 75% of kids 12-17 have a cell phone. Mid-Prairie Middle School has found an interesting way of dealing with cell phones in schools.

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SAFE Routes to Schools Funding

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012 at 6:21 am

The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved funding for the SAFE Routes to Schools program that several communities in Southeast Iowa have applied for.

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SAFE Routes to School Funding

Posted: Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 6:26 am

The Iowa Transportation Commission has approved funding for the SAFE Routes to Schools program that several communities in Southeast Iowa have applied for.

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Schools in danger of more budget cuts

Posted: Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Iowa schools may be in danger of having to slash their budgets again.

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