Posts With Keyword ‘schools’

Iowa Senate Passes Bill for 2% Allowable Growth for Schools

Posted: Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at 6:26 am

This week the Iowa Senate passed a bill for 2% allowable growths for schools for the upcoming fiscal year, while the House has passed 0%.

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Ice Storm Hits Marion County

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 6:30 am

The recent ice storm left three tenths of an inch of snow on Marion County Wednesday and one tenth of an inch has accumulated so far this morning.

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Knoxville Schools Consider Projects

Posted: Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:22 am


The Knoxville School Board is looking into possibly borrowing funds against sales tax revenues to get district repair projects done at a lower interest rate.

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Knoxville School Board Discusses Restructuring Committee

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 at 6:26 am


Faced with a net $721,000 less in state funding by the end of this school year, the Knoxville School Board last night continued discussion on forming a school restructuring committee to look at ways to save money.

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Knoxville Schools Take Flu Prevention Steps

Posted: Saturday, October 24th, 2009 at 6:30 am


The Knoxville School District is working with health officials and taking precautions to help prevent the spread of flu this season.

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State Spending Cuts Impact Knoxville Schools

Posted: Sunday, October 11th, 2009 at 6:24 am

Iowa Governor Chet Culver ordered a 10-percent across-the-board cut in state spending earlier this week, which translates into about $905,000 less in state funding for the Knoxville School District this year.

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Two Area Schools Not Meeting “No Child Left Behind” Standards

Posted: Saturday, September 5th, 2009 at 6:27 am

The Iowa Department of Education reports that a record number of Iowa schools are failing to meet the standards of federal No Child Left Behind legislation.

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Knoxville Schools, KEA Reach Contract Agreement

Posted: Friday, August 21st, 2009 at 7:00 am


In what was once slated for arbitration earlier this year, contract negotiations between the Knoxville school board and the local teacher’s union reached a tentative agreement Monday.

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