On March 6, the IKM-Manning School Board voted unanimously to close the classroom sections of its school building in Manilla. The building, which turns 100 next year, will continue to be used for junior high sporting events, as a central office and as a bus stop.
Harsh words fly in a packed auditorium.
Fingers point in accusations of bias. Calls for community cooperation are met with bitter dissent. The scene is familiar in rural Iowa as shrinking populations force school districts to make the financial decision to consolidate or close school buildings - often the pride of the small towns in which they reside.
Tim Howard’s family not only was behind him all the way in his decision
to return to school and make a mid-life career change, his wife and a
son have been his classmates in some of his courses at Des Moines Area
Community College Carroll campus.
Stacking a handful of room-numbered envelopes into a clear box, Chase
Werden, Kuemper Catholic High School 2012 graduate and Buena Vista
University senior, chats with fellow colleagues and students who
approach the conference table with their room keys.
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has received the 2015 Healthy
Iowa Award from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Healthiest
State Initiative. The award was presented in a special ceremony held
June 18 at Des Moines University.
Carroll Community school leaders voted Monday to pay up to six of their
most-experienced employees up to $30,000 apiece to retire.
The Carroll public schools will have at least two new board members governing operations next school year.
Most high school students spend their summers relaxing or saving up money from a summer job.
Carroll Community schools will add a kindergarten and second-grade
teacher for the upcoming school year — an impromptu hiring decision that
school board members made Monday to keep class sizes down.
A mere $100 separated the two lowest bids for Carroll Community School
District’s summer project to convert lighting throughout the high school
to more-energy-efficient LEDs.
The St. Anthony Foundation awarded $11,000 in scholarships to 20
students in west-central Iowa during a recent ceremony at St. Anthony
Sharon Olerich will be the new development director of the Kuemper Catholic School Foundation starting July 1.
The Carroll Community School District Board of Education approved
roughly $440,000 worth of proposed summer maintenance projects during
its meeting Monday night.
No, this may not have been the occasion for Bill Baddeley’s trademark,
plaid-short attire that he wears when teaching physical education at
Carroll High School.
Gov. Terry Branstad’s veto of $55.7 million in one-time funding for
Iowa’s K-12 schools cost the Carroll Community School District an
estimated $135,000 for the coming school year, local education officials
Life is not black and white — so teachers shouldn’t teach that there is
only one right answer or only one correct way to find an answer to a
given problem, explains Carroll High School principal Tammie McKenzie.
This year’s 72 South Central Calhoun seniors are the first to spend all
four years together as Titans at the high school in Lake City after the
Rockwell City-Lytton and Southern Calhoun school districts took steps to
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