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25 new students expected next school year

July 18, 2013

By Jerry Johnson
The Fulda School Board approved the consent agenda Monday night July 15th. The agenda included all the regular yearly designations. Three open enrollments into the district and one out. One resignation of Kathy Duerr from food service

The district will gain a possible 25 students this coming school year. Ten from Round Lake-Brewster, five from Iowa, four from Tennessee, three from Worthington and three from St Paul's Lutheran.

The second reading of the meal charge policy was heard. The policy spells out procedures for families whose meal accounts do not cover the meal. Parents will be notified when it drops below five dollars and when it is a negative fifteen dollars, they will be notified that only a sandwich and milk will be offered the student on the following Wednesday. After two days of the substitute lunch, contact will be made to review with the household member responsible and may go to county Social Services. Free/reduced rates are offered at the start of the school year and during the school year. The district has $10,000 in past due meal accounts. The third and last reading of the meal charge policy at the August board meeting and will be voted on.

In new business, setting pay rates for substitute teachers, paraprofessional and services was approved. Lunch rates were increased by ten cents to stay within state guide lines. Activity fees will remain the same as last year.

Dean's foods was successful bidder with the escalation price being picked. The Coop was the only fuel bid at .08 below price

Meyeraans was the only snow removal bid at $75.00 per hour.

An $1,800 proposal was approved for Bargen to repair the roofs of booth buildings.

The date for the school board retreat is set for August 21 at 7 p.m.

The contracts for the elementary and the high school principals were approved.

The possible referendum was discussed with no decision made. The district decision will be made next month.

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