|5/4/2021 11:30:00 AM|
Gym use to remain in district until June 4
Gym use at Iowa-Grant will continue to be limited to only district students the school board decided Monday.
That decision was based on the fact other districts are not doing as well with pandemic related issues as Iowa-Grant.
The board did agree that the next step will be allowing guests who are tied to students to use the gyms.
It was later decided that on June 4 the district will allow kids outside of the district to use the gym, until then stay with same protocol.
Athletic Director Casey Clausius told the board that volleyball and basketball teams have a tradition of success and want to use the gym in the summer. He said the issue is hosting camps/leagues for financial gain and schools are looking for places to play. He said 75% of money making is from camps/leagues.
Clausius also told the board the WIAA is allowing concession stands for spring sports and recommend people wear masks.
District Administrator Stephanie Hubbard said mask wearing decisions can be made administratively between the principals
"We have every intention of wearing masks throughout rest of school year," she said. "It is more important now than ever as there are variants causing issues for another outbreak, and the teachers would like to stick with masks since we are so close to end of the year."
The board discussed the need for masks when students are outside.
"It's hard when you're playing football and tag trying to stay 6 feet apart, so masks seem to be the best idea," said Hubbard.
One board member said, "We've been following the state guidelines, and now the state is not mandating, so it should be up the parents at this point"
Hubbard responded by saying "I don't think it's fair for me to decide not to wear a mask and then get others sick."
It was noted that the juniors would like to do something outside of the school.
After discussion the board vote to not have a school sponsored prom and added the board will not be responsible for what juniors are planning for prom
The board received a M3 COOP Health Insurance Update.
They approved the Education Audiology Services Contract and the CESA 3 contract for services.
The board also approved the SWEEP agreement for shared equipment .
The Upland Hills Therapy agreement was approved with the agreement providing athletic trainer services.
A decision on the Kiel Agreement was tabled.
The board also voted to end the ad-hoc reopening committee.
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