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Several Resolutions and approvals were the topic of discussion on the December 12 session of the Mount Ayr School Board.
The meeting began with the election and swearing in of officers, with PJ West being installed as board president and Brandi Shay as Vice President.
The first item on the agenda was the approval of the plan to readjust district boundaries. The adjustment needed following population imbalances discovered during the 2022 census.
The boundary adjustment will allow the board to maintain current election, and representation procedures, and was passed unanimously.
The board also discussed the building and ground maintenance needs of the school. The board voted yes to open up competitive bids on repairs needed on the elementary HVAC system as well a the purchase of a new lawnmower for the high school.
It was noted that there are a couple minor potholes to fill, a mandatory radon gas test will be administered January 9, and cafeteria will be purchasing a new ice machine.
The remaining agenda items passed without objection. These included the retirement of Brandy Ruggles as girls volleyball coach, the approval of voluntary early retirement for faculty, the expansion of allowable costs for the English as a second language program, use of the gym and commons by junior class parents for prom, drop out prevention services, flexible education handbook updates, the return to learn plan, the sale and or disposal of obsolete computer and IT items, The return to learn plan, and approval of fundraisers.