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Education

  • School Budget Set Despite Uncertainty Over State Aid

    The Glenwood Board of Education approved its 2015-16 school district budget Monday, April 13, despite not having a firm commitment from the Iowa Legislature on how much supplemental aid the state will be allotting.

  • Fremont-Mills will ask voters for $3.6 bond issue on Sept. 8

    On Sept. 8, Fremont-Mills Community School District voters will head to the voting booths to decide the fate of a $3.6 million bond the district plans to use for a new early childhood center, an auditorium and an additional parking.

    The project came out of discussions between the board and the School Improvement Advisory Committee.

  • Glenwood's Field Of Dreams?

    A state-of-the-art, privately-funded football stadium and sports complex featuring an artificial field surface and multi-tiered grandstand with a mezzanine view.

    An expanded press box, locker, meeting and training rooms, new bleachers for home and visitors sides with seating up to 2,700, including 84 premium seats.

    A scenic path linked by a pedestrian bridge to a natural prairie, more parking and a dedicated bus and vehicle unloading zone.

  • Three Candidates Seek Two Seats On School Board

    Incumbent Theresa Romens and two other candidates will compete for a pair of seats on the Glenwood Community School District Board of Directors in the Sept. 8 school board elections.

    Romens, who has served on the Glenwood school board since 2004 and as president since 2008, along with Henry Clark and Curt Becker have filed the necessary paperwork to seek the two at-large seats open this year in Glenwood.

    Clark previously served on the school board from 2009-2012.

  • New East Mills Principal Eager For Start Of School Year

    MALVERN - Linda Rempe has spent most of her career in education 1,800 miles from her hometown in southeastern Iowa.

    But the Bonaparte native still calls Iowa home.

    Rempe was formally hired as the new East Mills Middle-High School principal on June 22. She succeeds out-going principal Andy Irwin, who accepted the activities director position at Shenandoah High School this spring.

    Rempe’s first official day on the job was July 1.

  • East Mills Hires New Principal

    MALVERN - East Mills has found its new principal.

    Linda Rempe was offered and accepted the junior-senior high school’s new principal job last week and was formally approved by the East Mills School Board in a special meeting last Monday at the school.

    East Mills Superintendent Paul Croghan said Rempe’s experience stood out among the five interviews Croghan and the district conducted in June.

  • East Mills Principal Hiring Process Criticized

    After appearing to have its middle-high school principal position filled, the East Mills Community School District is once again interviewing candidates to fill the post vacated by Andy Irwin.

    The district appeared to have hired Joanne Morenz to fill the principal position when she was offered and accepted the job May 21. But, two days later, Morenz declined the position and withdrew from consideration, according to East Mills Superintendent Paul Croghan.

  • School District Administrators, Department Directors Getting Raises

    The Glenwood Board of Directors approved 3.75 percent raises for the school district’s department directors and administrators.

    In a unanimous 5-0 vote at Monday’s meeting in the Glenwood Community High School Media Center, the board formally approved the total package increases effective for the 2015-2016 school year. The raises cover 13 district employees – seven directors and six administrators – and comes on the heels of 4 percent raises for the district’s teachers and non-union classified staff.

  • School District Sets 2015-16 Calendar

    The  Glenwood Community School District has locked in its 2015-2016 school calendar.
    Classes will begin in Glenwood Monday, Aug. 24. The last day of school will be May 27, 2016.

    The school start in Glenwood will be 11 days later than the recently-completed 2014-2015 year. The change, which is impacting districts all over the state, reflects a new state law barring Iowa school districts from starting school earlier than Aug. 23.

  • Public Hearing Monday For School District Budget

    The Glenwood School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing Monday evening  in the Glenwood Community High School Media Center to present the proposed 2015-2016 school district budget.