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August 5, 2020

7/30/2020 10:25:00 AM
IG parents concern with masks Named new (old) varsity volleyball coaches
Carley Rider

On July 13th, the Iowa-Grant school board held its regular monthly meeting via Zoom. Parents within the district voiced concerns of mask-wearing during public input. The board also announced the "new" varsity volleyball coaches.
During public input, numerous families expressed valid concerns about mask-wearing if in-person classes resume this fall. The board addressed these concerns and provided much information of the potential of reopening in a powerpoint presentation made by the Ad Hoc Reopening Committee. Masks are only to be worn when social distancing is not a possibility. The presentation also covered two potential scenarios of how school would operate in the fall: Four days of in-person learning and one virtual or all five days virtually from home. The powerpoint presentation is available on the Iowa-Grant School District Facebook Page.
No action was taken regarding reopening plans. Leadership and the Ad Hoc Reopening Committee will meet again on Wednesday and another board meeting will be planned for later this month.
The board received contracts back for the Varsity Volleyball coaching staff. Lois Peart's title will be Head Volleyball Coach and Marla Simon will be the Assistant Head Volleyball Coach.
The Board supported the signing of a petition for the WIAA to change sports seasons. The petition was put together by the CESA 3 Superintendents. The petition requests that the WIAA changes sport seasons so that typical fall sports are not played until after winter sports and then spring sports would be played in May-the end of July.
Barb Hugill has applied for waivers for the food service program to serve all students in school and virtually. DPI is waiting for clarification from the USDA regarding feeding students during temporary closures.
High school summer weight lifting classes are reported off to a great start, but have temporarily been closed due to active COVID-19 cases within the district. All weightlifting classes are on hold to prevent the further spread of COVID- 19 from the four cases the district was made aware of. When weightlifting is able to resume, open gyms, practices and camps will be able to happen.
The district's 2020-21 academic standards were approved. The standards can be found at
The Board put $300K from the 2019-2020 school year funds into Fund 46. The school district will be able to use those funds in two years for capital improvement projects. One requirement of setting aside money into the Fund 46 is that the district maintains a 10 year plan for any capital improvement projects.
A resolution was passed for the campus blacktop project, authorizing Pro Excavating, LLC., the lowest bidder, to handle the project. The first phase of this three phase project is the most expensive at $342,143.00. This phase will redo the pavement and drainage in front of the high school and around to the back of the high school parking lot.
The board reviewed and approved one sample banner for the conference titles vinyl banner for the gym. Eleven more banners will be made by the same company. The final cost will be $3600.
The board has requested a price from Iverson Constructing for a High Jump/Long Jump pit.
Trent Rider and Parker Velte were approved as football volunteer coaches
The new NEOLA Board policies were approved. They are live on the district's website.

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