The Board Sends Priorities to Iowa Association of School Boards

August 20, 2015 (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District Board of Education met at the Administration Building for their regular July meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

The board approved their top four priorities to send to the Iowa Association of School Boards. The priorities approved were Finance A: Supplemental State Aid, Equity A: State Penny for School Infrastructure, Equity M: Early Literacy Funding and Equity O: Mental Health Funding.

The board approved readings of all board policies, reviewed resignations, transfers/reassignments and new hires. The board also reviewed and approved financial reports.

Under old business; the advertising contract with Varsity Group Marketing was approved.  The School District allows Varsity Group to sell advertisements on the video board in the JR / SR high school gym and the School District will obtain a contracted amount of revenue from Varsity Group.  In addition, the School District will retain 100% of the advertising revenue from any companies that have advertised direct with the School District in the past, or that advertise direct through the School District in the future.  For information on how to advertise on the video board, please contact Justin Putz at or by calling 319.334-7400.

Under new business; the board approved several contracts for the 2015-2016 school year. These included; travel request forms for upcoming band and choir trips, Transportation Shared Services Agreement with Jesup Schools, Remote Deposit Services Agreement with BankIowa and Originating Depository Financial Institution/Originator Agreement with BankIowa. BankIowa is offering this service at no cost to the School District as a trial to improve efficiency with remote check depositing.

The 2015-2016 faculty, student and activities handbooks were approved with some changes.

For more information on School Board meetings, please visit the School Board Minutes page on the ICSD website.


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