The resignation of Joanna Hofer, South Tama Schools director of Fiance and Operations, was accepted by the South Tama School Board at their regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. Hofer told The Chronicle she is retiring. She has held the post for the past 4 and one-half years.
Ron Hala, vice chairman, chaired the meeting also attended by members Mark McFate and Anne Michael. Absent was board members Michelle Yuska and Jackie Dvorak.
Contracts approved were for Teri Knapp and Katie Murphy to co-direct the spring play for April 12, 2013, at a salary rate of $1,060; Larry Fletcher will volunteer as basketball coach beginning in November; Barrett Eller will be a volunteer wrestling coach also beginning in November.
A resignation was also accepted from Jeff Shaw as technical director for the musical, effective Sept. 24, 2012.
In other business:
contracts for services, both students and staff for mental health services gained approval. The Mental Health Clinic will make available its services and facilties to all students of South Tama County schools from July 1- June 30, 2013. Services provided will include diagnostic/evaluation, including psychiatric evaluation and treatment, individual, couples and group therapy; consultations with students and staff, participation upon request, 24-hour a day crisis/emergency on-call and consultation for students and staff during times of campus emergency.
the Mental Health Clinic of Tama County and South Tama County Schools entered a contract for services and facilities for all staff members and their families of the South Tama County Schools from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. All services available to students will be available to staff.
discussion was held on some kind of a plan to help sixth graders and ninth graders were discussed. Superintendent Kerri Nelson said a state-wide study shows sixth and ninth graders are subject to falling back in their work and feels it is up to the school to come up with a plan to aid these students and solve the problem for those with the problems. Nelson says she would like to have a plan in place before school starts next August. They have been working on the curriculum but have many other areas to work on.