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Education

  • School Board Elections Near

    School board elections will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, across the state of Iowa.
    Three candidates are running for seats on the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education. Craig Patzer and Theresa Romens are the candidates for two at-large seats while Ann Staiert is seeking to fill the vacant seat left by Dave Warren who resigned over the summer. Staiert was appointed to the seat on an interim basis in July.

    Voting for the Glenwood Community School District will take place at Harvey T. Rimel American Legion Post No. 141 from noon to 8 p.m.

  • School Board Elections Sept. 13

    All three candidates for seats up for election on the Glenwood Community School District Board of Director’s will be unopposed in the Sept. 13 board election. Candidates had until Aug. 5 to file the required paperwork to be on the ballot.

    Board president Theresa Romens and Ann Staiert, who was just appointed to her seat in July, are joined by first time candidate Craig Patzer.

    Patzer is running for the seat being vacated by Linda Young who has decided not to pursue a fourth term on the five-member board.

  • Glenwood School Board, Attorney Discuss District's Construction Bid Process

    Glenwood Community School District Superintendent Devin Embray hopes a procedural change to the district’s construction bid process and how those contracts are awarded can prevent the kind of issues that have shrouded a concession stand project in controversy and resulted in a board member’s resignation.

  • School Board Member Resigns

    Dave Warren has stepped down from the Glenwood Community School District Board of Education, citing personal concerns about a recent school board vote to award a construction contract to a company partially owned by a fellow member of the board.

  • A Century In The Classroom

    Kreg Kinzle, Mike Pomerenke and Mike Schmidt have devoted nearly their entire professional careers to the education of children in the Glenwood Community School District. Between the three of them, they share more than a century of teaching experience in the district – 104 years to be exact.

    On Tuesday, the three retiring teachers spent their final day in a classroom setting.
    Understandably, it was a bittersweet day.
    “I’m going to really miss the kids and my colleagues,” Pomerenke said. “When you’ve done something like this for 37 years, it just becomes a part of your life.”

  • New Lights, Scoreboard For Rams

    The Glenwood Community School district has completed a $254,000 overhaul to the lights at Ram Memorial Field and A.C. Nuckolls Field that will substantially improve safety at two of the district’s most frequently used fields.

     

  • More Sharing For Fremont-Mills, Sidney?

    TABOR - Representatives from the Sidney and Fremont-Mills boards of education are scheduled to meet in Tabor tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 23) to discuss opportunities to expand the sharing of resources between the two school districts.

    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Fremont-Mills School Media Center.

    The two districts, both members of the Corner Conference, currently share resources and expenses in several areas, including transportation, maintenance and business services.

  • New Bus Barn Coming Soon

        The Glenwood Community School District has wrapped up the purchase of a parcel of land that will serve as the future home of the district’s bus barn and maintenance facility.
        The district completed the $300,000 purchase of the former Evans Equipment property located at 601 Railroad Avenue on Dec. 1. The district plans to transition the current bus and maintenance facility, dubbed the “bus barn” and located adjacent to Northeast Elementary School, to the new site over the next three months.

  • Third Time Is The Charm

    The third time did indeed turn out to be the charm for the Glenwood Community School District Instructional Support Levy (ISL).

    The special levy, which will help fund the district’s curriculum needs, passed by a narrow 51-49 percent margin last Tuesday. The levy received 868 “Yes” votes and 839 “No” votes.

  • Third Time The Charm?

       The Glenwood Community School District is hoping the third time is the charm for the Instructional Support Levy.
        After the two previous attempts failed to pass among district voters, Glenwood is again seeking permission to collect more than $700,000 in additional tax revenue to support learning needs and curriculum improvements in the cash strapped district. The ISL measure will be put to a district-wide vote in February.