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G/T, A-R to share superintendent

By Staff | Jun 17, 2009

TERRIL – The Terril School Board agreed to a 3.15 percent salary increase for certified and classified employees and a net reduction in insurance premiums.

The board also entered an agreement with Armstrong-Ringsted School District to share superintendent Randy Collins. His time would be split 60/40, with Terril receiving 40 percent of his time. He would spend two days minimum with Graettinger/Terril until business is under control.

“I don’t foresee going more than one year,” said Graettinger/Terril School Board President Kyle Norris of the agreement.

“It’s definitely going to be a transition year,” said Terril School Board President Larry Flaharty. Terril also has a new principal, Jesse Ulrich.

The board discussed two building projects: replacing five doors on the east side of the building and repairing the roof over the gym and boiler room.

The insurance company said there are minor deficiencies in the roof above the gym that is causing water to get behind the walls. The board tabled the issue and said they would like to look into repairs versus completely redoing the roof.

The board also tabled action on replacing the doors. Board secretary Karen Oleson said the doors don’t stay sealed and let cold winter air in. Flaharty said he would call Northwest Glass to get more information on the bid.

A former member of the Iowa School Board Association, Larry Siegel, started Iowa School Finance Info Service, a financial consulting firm. For an annual rate of $250, the firm will compare a school’s finances to other districts.

“I think it will be beneficial to try for the first year,” said Oleson. The board approved a one-year subscription to the service.

In other matters, the board:

n Approved the request to add an extra day of teacher in-service to the 2009-10 school year.

n Approved miscellaneous pay and fees for 2008-09.

n Reviewed the 2007-08 audit. Flaharty noted that no coincidences of reported non-compliance were found.

n Agreed to participate in the National School Meals Program for 2009-10.

n Tabled listing legislative priorities for the 2008 legislative session.