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STC contracts with private firm for driver’s education program

July 19, 2012
By Joyce Wiese - News Correspondent , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The South Tama County School Board met Monday night, July 11, to discuss and then approved a contract with Drive Tek for Drivers Education.

Drive Tek, Inc. agrees to provide driver education Vehicles, Vehicle Maintenance and Fuel, Automobile Liability Insurance, student textbooks, teachers and compensation.

Drive Tek also agrees to conduct such programs in compliance with all applicable driver education requirements as established by the Code of Iowa.

Drive Tek will provide a sufficient number of certified driver education instructors as required to accommodate the needs of all students enrolled in the Drive Tek program.

Students who do not notify the instructor in advance that they will not be able to make their drive time will be charged a rate of $35 per hour fee, and pay Drive Tek direct for any missed drives.

For services provided, Drive Tek will charge a fee of $350 per student and reserves the right to withhold certificate of completion for driver education course until entire tuition fee has been collected.

Contracts approved included: Erin Roman for the position of 8th Grade Literacy, effective Aug.16, at a base rate of $26,500 and $4,718 TSS; Abby Gard, co-cheerleading coach $844.03; and Nicole Mathews as co-cheerleading coach at a salary of $835 both effective in August; Heather Stanley, Elementary ELL at a base salary of $26,500 and $4,718 TSS, effective Aug. 16; and Andy Moran will transfer to head elementary custodian effective July 1, for 260 eight-hour days at $16.63 per hour.

Resignations were accepted from Sarah Skinner, 7th grade track and assistant softball coach at the end of the season; and Connie Randall, middle school as an educational aide effective July 3.



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