Le Mars Community Schools board of education members conducted annual meeting business at the start of their Aug. 8 meeting.
Derald Philips was appointed secretary to the board for the 2005-2006 school year. Philips submitted his resignation in late June, and the board accepted it with the provision that Philips remain in the position until a suitable replacement is hired. The position has been advertised and applications will be accepted until Sept. 1, according to Superintendent Dr. Todd Wendt.
Kim Clarey was appointed as the board of education's treasurer for 2005-2006. She has served in that capacity for several years.
The law firm of Bauerly, Trotzig and Bauerly was appointed legal counsel for the board. The firm has represented the district in previous years and had expressed a willingness to continue in that capacity for the 2005-06 school year. "This is your local attorney," Wendt told the board. The firm does not handle contract negotiations or employee issues.
A bank was added to the list of bank depositories for the 2005-06 school year. Wendt told board members he had received a request from Bill Bomgaars of First Federal Bank in Le Mars to be named a depository for the school. Following a brief discussion, board members approved four Le Mars banks, Primebank, First National Bank, American Bank and First Federal Bank and the Iowa Prairie Bank at Merrill, as depositories with a $5 million deposit limit on each. The deposit limit was raised from $10,000 for the Merrill bank.