LCS Board gives OK to transportation agreement

Friday, June 17, 2022

LE MARS — The Le Mars Community School District Board of Education gave its approval to an agreement between the district and Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. Head Start.

The agreement allows for the LCSD to provide transportation to children of Le Mars Head Start who are within the district’s boundaries and neighboring school district boundaries.

The agreement begins Sept. 3, 2022 and continues through May 31, 2023.

Superintendent Dr. Steve Webner told the board, “This is an annual thing the board has approved.

“With this plan what occurs is Head Start has their own school bus but we have the driver, we do the maintenance, just like it’s our own bus. In return they pay us $1.50 per mile and that helps to pay for maintenance, upkeep and driver,” he said. “My recommendation is that you approve the plan presented in the document for the coming year.”

The board unanimously approved the agreement.

The board also dealt with one resignation and 10 contracts.

Michael Weaver is resigning his position as the high school’s head custodian effective July 29. The board approved the resignation.

The following contracts were also approved:

Cole Berkenpas, assistant large group speech coach, $2,040.75

Gabe Eckstaine, assistant baseball coach for the 2021-22 season, $2,971.13

Nate Madsen, middle school custodian, 8 hours/day; $18.11 per hour

Tifany Wright, head girls tennis coach, $4,897.80

Maria Anzua, lunch server, $16.55 per hour

Judy Lubben, lunch server, $16.55 per hour

Maria Padilla, lunch server, $16.55 per hour

Maria Ruiz, lunch server, $16.55 per hour

Jennifer Van Voorst, lunch server, $16.55 per hour

Min Zhang, lunch cook, $16.75 per hour

Webner noted Wright had been the head girls tennis coach, and had resigned, but now has agreed to another year.

The board approved the contracts on a unanimous vote.

Webner reported the district had received one open enrollment “in” application for two students to continue their education at LCS after a move to the Remsen-Union School District.

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