Contracts for 2015-2016 School Year Approved at June Regular Board Meeting

July 20, 2015 (Independence, IA) – The Independence Community School District Board of Education met at the Administration Building for their regular June meeting on Monday, June 15,2015.

Superintendent Peterson thanked the following for donating time and materials for the signs on the American Trotter and Liberty Trails. Fred Smock, Craig Coffman, Shelly Whited, Leanne Harrison, Paul Paisley, Daron Hazlet from Keystone Automotive, Geater Machining and Manufacturing Co, Signs & More, LLC and Darin Burco, Dustin Burco and the Buchanan County Four Seasons Trail Association for facilitation of the project.

Mr. Putz recognized and honored the following members of the Girls Track Team for qualifying for the 2014 State Meet: Izzy Dunlap, Megann Kinseth, Kaitlin Niedert and Jenna Price, Shae McEnany, Tristin Ludwig. Special thanks went to Coaches Jason Lang and Holli Osvald.

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

Wendy VanDeWalle presented a brochure created to help Sustainable Independence raise funds to assist with the purchase of solar panels for the district. The board decided to discuss at a later meeting.

Danielle Meyer presented the District Professional Development Plan for the upcoming school year. Josh Payton presented the student office referral data from the past school year. John Howard presented the results from the first year of the senior exit survey. This survey will be given at one year and five years out as well.

The following reports were also given: Building Administrator Reports, Junior-Senior High School Principal, Junior-Senior High School Assistant Principal, West Elementary Principal,  East Elementary/Early Childhood Center Principal, Activities Director Report, Director of School Improvement Report, Director of Technology Report, Director of Food Service Report, Director of Buildings & Grounds Report and the Director of Transportation Report.

Under new business multiple contracts were reviewed and approved for the upcoming school year.

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


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