Collins discusses SSA veto impact

Posted July 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm

By Steve Peterson

Shared Superintendent Randy Collins said the West Sioux School Board was expected to discuss Governor Terry Branstad’s veto of School Supplemental Aide (SSA) at its July 20 meeting.

Branstad vetoed the legislation which favored 1.25 percent increase for FY 2015 – 2016 and $55 in one-time monies.

“It did come as a surprise after the Governor and Legislative leaders worked out the agreement. The legislative leaders since reached out to school people and a petition has been started for a special session to override the veto,” said Collins.

If the veto of SSA stands, it would go to zero percent, and West Sioux would lose $84,000 and

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    AWEEF holds raffle

    The Akron-Westfield Educational Excellence Foundation (AWEEF) is holding a raffle of a bench chain-saw sculpted by Blair Smith, of Westfield, and designed by Robin Dirks, of Akron.

    The 5-feet long bench has a Panther (representing Westfield), a Westerner (representing Akron-Westfield) and a Raider (representing Akron).

    The bench was donated to AWEEF by Blair Smith, Mike Baker Insurance Agency, Security National Bank, and Peoples Bank.


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    National History Day contestants serve and perform for community

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Last week, Akron-Westfield’s eight National History Day students, heading for the national finals, took time to raise more money for their trip to Maryland this month.

    Wearing T-shirts stating, “We learn, We make, We are HISTORY,” they collected tips bussing tables at the Akron Pizza Ranch, then they performed their National History Day entries for a group of about 50 in the school auditorium on June 9.

    “We are

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    National History Day fundraiser set for June 9

    Akron-Westfield National History Day students will be working bussing tables at the Akron Pizza Ranch from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 9.

    This work is to raise money to help pay their transportation costs so they can compete at the National History Day Finals in Washington D.C. later in June.

    Any and all tips the students receive are greatly appreciated.

    Then at 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to see the

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    The 2015 Graduation Commencement is on Sunday May 17 at 2:00 P.M. The commencement will be held

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