By Steve Peterson
The Oct. 21 West Sioux School Board meeting will include the annual financial report from Shared Superintendent Randy Colllins.
“The financial cash position looks a lot better than we expected. In October we will have the certified enrollment figure and be able to give financial projections,” said Shared Superintended Randy Collins. “The projections for FY 2015 are scary good. Fifteen months ago we were talking about having peaked out, due to the increased enrollment, and things continue to look strong.”
In other school business at the Sept. 16 regular meeting
“We’d like to thank Connie Anderson for her hard work in the library at Hawarden and Ireton elementary schools. She put in a lot of extra work,” said Board Member Gary Witt.
In other business, before a school board reorganization:
School board members voted 5-0 to approve the early retirement policy for certified staff.
In personnel matters several recommendations were approved including Tom Dorhout to be Quiz Bowl sponsor; Pam Ericson as Senior Class sponsor; Marissa Johnson for girls basketball assistant coach; Denny Weerheim for middle school girls basketball coach; Josh Martinsen for middle school football coach; Jared Vlotho as assistant football coach. Abby Helder was hired as a Title I Teacher, three-tenths full-time equivalent (FTE). Shared Human Resources Director Tami Degan’s contract was adjusted to $30,000, from $25.992.
Resignations were received from Shannon Chaffin as Junior Class Sponsor; Ryan Vander Lugt as Quiz Bowl Sponsor; and Jody Vlotho as assistant football coach.