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On March 6, the IKM-Manning School Board voted unanimously to close the classroom sections of its school building in Manilla. The building, which turns 100 next year, will continue to be used for junior high sporting events, as a central office and as a bus stop.
On March 6, the IKM-Manning School Board voted unanimously to close the classroom sections of its school building in Manilla. The building, which turns 100 next year, will continue to be used for junior high sporting events, as a central office and as a bus stop.
Harsh words fly in a packed auditorium.

Fingers point in accusations of bias. Calls for community cooperation are met with bitter dissent. The scene is familiar in rural Iowa as shrinking populations force school districts to make the financial decision to consolidate or close school buildings - often the pride of the small towns in which they reside.
  • Teachers in the Carroll Community School District will receive a 3.75 percent package increase for the 2015-16 school year and a 4 percent package increase for the 2016-17 school under a two-year contract approved by the school board Thursday afternoon. 
  • The earliest school-start date for the 2015-16 year will be Aug. 23 under a bill headed to Gov. Terry Branstad for approval. 
  • Think area students can get around the school district’s Internet filters once they leave the classroom? 
  • Carroll High’s job fair well-attended
    The Carroll High School parking lot remained packed Thursday night throughout the school’s job and career fair, organized in conjunction with Iowa WORKS, the Carroll Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll Area Development Corporation. 
  • Impact on child care costs, church programs and their children’s education are among concerns voiced by local parents regarding the 2015-16 school calendars passed by the Carroll Community School District board of education Monday. 
  • The Carroll Community School District will pay Badding Construction of Carroll roughly $3 million to build a new gym and administrative offices and replace temporary partitions in the northern part of the school with permanent walls and doors. 
  • Principal Lensch is new school district boss
    Glidden-Ralston Principal Kreg Lensch will take over as the shared superintendent for Glidden-Ralston and Paton-Churdan Community School districts on July 1. 
  • Carroll school start date is contingent on law change
    The Carroll Community School District Board of Education voted 3-1 Monday night to approve two 2015-16 school calendars, one with an Aug. 24 start date and one with an Aug. 31 start date. 
  • Nurses advise against use of tanning beds
    More people contract skin cancer because they use tanning beds than contract lung cancer as a result of smoking. 
  • Glidden-Ralston superintendent Rob Olsen will be leaving the district this summer to become superintendent in the Newell-Fonda Community School District. 
  • Carroll Community School District board members approved a nearly $31 million 2015-16 budget with a maximum property-tax rate of $8.90 per $1,000 of valuation during their budget work session Thursday night. 
  • Behn-backed plan would mean millions for Kuemper families

    An aggressive school-choice plan championed by a conservative Republican who formerly represented Carroll County in the Iowa Senate would send millions of state dollars to the hands of private-school parents.

     
  • Windmills whirring in eighth-grade science class
    At 25 centimeters from the front of a fan on medium speed, the air is moving at 4 miles per hour. 
  • Coon Rapids-Bayard 6-12 principal Brent Jorth will be leaving the district at the end of the year to take a position as principal at Webster City High School. 
  • Glidden-Ralston’s flag essay brings veterans to tears

    At its core, the flag is a symbol of freedom. So is the message of Glidden-Ralston fifth-grade student Hannah Meshek, who won the American Legion’s flag-essay contest at the local and district levels before taking second place at the state level. Meshek’s essay stood against more than 3,700 other entries.

     
 
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