The Clarion-Goldfield School Board and the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Transition Board met on Monday, Dec. 9, in regular session to cover important topics designed to assure a cohesive flow within the school system as the consolidation continues.
Among the issues on the table for both boards was that of the currently inadequate air conditioning system, which does not allow for adequate fresh-air flow to circulate within the buildings. The costs associated with replacing the unit and/or boosting fresh airflow were discussed, as was the proposed need for moving electrical outlets to exterior walls also under consideration.
A new, statewide organization for promoting rural schools has been formed, as 75% of all Iowa schools fall into this category of schools with a 1,200 or less enrollment, and held their first meeting on Dec. 4. The board(s) expressed interest in following the progress of this group, as the needs of rural students often differ from those in a more urbanized area.
Read the full article in the Dec. 19 WCM.