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.
At the push of a button, Glidden-Ralston’s team gold Wildcats’ robot
stretched upward on an arm built from crisscrossed metal pieces and
tipped the bottom of a two-liter pop bottle to dump a small plastic ball
into a clear plastic shoot.
A potential buyer is “very interested” in purchasing and converting
IKM-Manning’s empty school building in Manilla into a year-round flea
market, IKM-Manning School District Superintendent Tom Ward told school
board members Thursday night.
When Nick Reetz’s older brother Lucas was in the fifth grade, he was diagnosed with asthma.
Starting in January, Carroll High School students will have more
agriculture classes to choose from — and fewer of them will be blocked
classes that take two full class periods instead of one.
The interim superintendent for East Sac County schools will likely continue in the temporary role for two more years.
The district’s school board discussed the matter briefly at its Monday
meeting, and board members voted unanimously to seek a new agreement
with Barb Kruthoff to keep her at the district’s helm for another couple
Forcing local school districts to adhere to Iowa law requiring school to
start during the week of Sept. 1 would place dual-enrollment
opportunities for high school students at risk, Carroll School Board
members told State Sen. Mark Segebart, R-Vail, during their meeting
A 30-foot-tall shrub and evergreen windbreak planted on the north and
west sides of the Carroll High School soccer field would block 83
percent of the winds blowing against players and spectators alike, said
Carroll High School sophomores Robb McKenzie, Brennan Schulte, Michael
Hockom, Carlie Gladden and Molly Riesselman.
Carroll, ArWeVa and Audubon school districts showed slight bumps in
certified enrollment numbers this fall — but overall enrollments are
still declining, these area superintendents said.
The Kuemper Foundation has raised $559,124 for allocation of Monsignor
Lafferty state tax credits, leaders announced this week, surpassing its
Selling the empty school in Manilla for even $1 could save the
IKM-Manning school district roughly $450,000 in estimated demolition
costs, said superintendent Tom Ward during the school board’s November
There is a new tool in Amy Brown’s Carroll High School algebra one class — and it has nothing to do with new technology.
Carroll High School band teacher Patrick Box has been playing the trombone since sixth grade.
The Audubon Community School District Board of Education accepted a
$632,600 bid last week from Badding Construction of Carroll to complete
its elementary-school renovation project this summer.
Nicole Carroll, formerly of Carroll, announced her resignation Thursday
from the Iowa Board of Regents, the body that governs the state’s three
Most entrepreneurial ideas come from someone being “twerked off” about
something, said long-term substitute Carroll High School business
teacher Elizabeth Ewoldt-Rapp.
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