Schools

Jefferson BOE

The Jefferson Board of Education heard from two students during its June 26 meeting who requested to participate in the school flex program next year. Chase Farnan and Patrick O’Connor would like half of their school day used to pursue future careers in Angus cattle production and law enforcement, respectively. High School Principal Charley Burch

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Nodaway-Holt BOE

The Nodaway-Holt R-VII Board of Education met in regular session on June 21. The business matters addressed are as follows: • Approved the 2019-20 handbooks. • Authorized the department of social services co-op. • Voted to take membership in Launch. • Accepted the item list for surplus disposal. • Final budget figures for 2018-19 and

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South Nodaway BOE

South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met in open session on June 20 to handle the following school district business: Pay raises for certified and non-certified staff were approved. Administration and non-certified staff will receive a 2.6 percent raise. For certified staff, both years and education were increased $25 across the board. Two steps were

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on June 19 to take care of the following school district business: In closed session, the resignation of Samuel Riley, the band and vocal teacher, was accepted, Jessica Trautz was employed as the band and vocal musical teacher, as well as activities

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Northeast Nodaway BOE

The NEN board met June 20 to address the following business items: • Approved the 2019-20 bus routes with few changes. • Accepted bids from Porter Trash at the same rate, fuel bids from Consumers Oil and MFA. • Carpet bids for the preschool and kindergarten room from Carpet Barn, $4,746.77, and Eckard’s, $4,739, and

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Maryville BOE

The board of education for the Maryville R-II school district met for its monthly meeting on June 20 to address the following business: • Approved the consent agenda including appointing Kenna Parman as board secretary and Mindy Scadden as board treasurer, a list of transportation exceptions, a list of items declared as surplus and Nodaway

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West Nodaway BOE

The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on June 12 to handle the following business for the school district: Elementary Principal Holly Brady explained the aspects of the new reading program the district is purchasing for prekindergarten through fifth grade. The program, called Core Knowledge Language Arts, will cost

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NTS FFA visits with Congressman Graves in Washington

Northwest Technical School FFA Chapter members and advisors recently traveled to Washington, DC, to visit with Congressman Sam Graves. Those who made the trip were Dillon Stiens, Jeremy Lacy, Fritz Lager, Tobin Cordell, Laney Graham, Anna Lager, Josie Auffert, Aide McAtee, Jacob Ginther, Sadie Schafer and Amber Ebrecht.

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West Nodaway BOE

The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on May 15 to handle the following school district business. In closed session, the following extra duty positions were approved: Brandon Phipps as athletic director, summer conditioning director, assistant varsity football coach; Tayne Fast, assistant athletic director; Selina Talmadge, head varsity volleyball

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on May 15 to handle the following school district business. Two buses from Midwest Transit Equipment will be purchased for $162,158. The food safety plan was approved as presented. Superintendent James Simmelink reported a possible propane leak under the sidewalk cement on

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