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Tennis court repairs are approved for STC High

South Tama School Board

July 27, 2011
By Joyce Wiese, News Correspondent
TOLEDO CHRONICLE - Repairs totaling $85,284 to the tennis courts at the South Tama High School were approved by the school board at their regular meeting on Monday, July 18. Superintendent Kerri Nelson said the repairs are necessary because of the poor condition of the courts. Previously, Jim Plantz, associate high school principal and activities director, had told the board continued drainage problems have caused the courts to break up. The bid was awarded on a 4-0 vote to ProTrack and Tennis. Inc. Bennington, Neb., which offered a three-year warrant on repairs using the Armor Crack Repair System. An Anoka, Minn. company, Upper Midwest Athletic Construction, had bid $84,000 for the court work, but offered only a one-year warranty. The South Tama Activity Boosters have committed a total of $22,000 to help pay the cost of the work. Voting in favor were board members Michelle Yuksa, Jackie Dvorak, Mark McFate and Ron Hala. Member Anne Michael was absent. Elementary School Parking The board discussed enlarging the parking area at the South Tama Elementary School. It is felt necessary due to the high volume of traffic at the beginning and end of each school day, limited parking for school events and limited staff parking. Capital projects fund can be used for this project. No decision was made. However, discussion was made on entering the school on one street and leaving on another street. Board members said it was impossible to pull in front of the building with a bus and try to make the turn on the west end. Board members are looking into several different possibilities and will discuss the problem at a future meeting. Personnel Board members approved- Jill Kalinay, elementary preschool teacher, $33,750; Amber Farley, elementary media aide, $10.36 per hour for seven hours daily on a 186-day contract;Abby Gard, 70 percent time cheerleading supervisor $1,669; Justin Gates, assistant boys varsity basketball coach. $12,835; Olivia Van Zante, 7th grade girls basketball coach, $1,855; and Nathan VanDyke, 4/10th time weight training coach, $1,537; and accepted the resignation of Justin Jacobs, middle school special education teacher and 7th grade track coach. In other business the school board: •approved the master contract which included a revision in the article covering “Requirement to Supervise Activities”. •reappointed Kim Gardner board secretary and and Joanna Hofer was reappointed district treasurer. •approved as depositories Chelsea Savings Bank, State Bank of Toledo, Lincoln Savings Bank and Home Federal Savings Bank with upper limits of $6 million each. •approved following the same Federal Nutrition Program as last year. •discussed the IASB (Iowa Association of School Boards) legislative priorities.

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Some of the damage to the surface of tennis courts at South Tama High School is shown above. The school board has approved an $85,284 repair job.
Chronicle/John Speer



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