Mary Boege was named South Tama Schools Director of Finance and Operations at the Dec. 17 meeting of the school board. Boege will replace Joanna Hofer Her salary was set at $84,000 annually.
Hofer announced her retirement effective Jan. 1 on Oct. 15. She served in the position for more than four and one-half years. Hofer was reported paid $86,902 in the year-end South Tama salary report made in July.
Other employee hires included
Brett Karkosh - assistant varsity wrestling Coach, effective Jan. 20, 2013 - $2784;
Marry Fasse-Shaw for half-time co-director of the spring play, effective Dec. 20 - $1179.25;
Jeff Niedermann - half-time 9th grade girls basketball coach, effective Jan. 20, 2013 - $1,060
Dustin Peska - half-time 9th grade girls basketball coach, effective Jan. 20, 2013 - $1,113
Resignations were accepted from Jim Hall, 9th grade girls basketball coach, effective Dec. 6, and Wannita Lightfield, 5th grade teacher, effective immediately.
Board members also set the procedure for bidding for a replacement school bus.
Currently the district uses a 1996 bus with a lift to transport students, and needs to be replaced according to the plans to purchase at least one bus per year to keep all buses in good running order and up to date. The bus would be paid for using capital projects fund.
Two bids will be used, one for a complete 65 passenger bus, F.O.B. Tama, and the second bid for a trade-in allowance for the 1996 21 passenger lift bus.
The second bid is with the agreement the school district still has the right to sell, trade or keep the bus. If traded in the school district will have the right to keep possession until the new bus is delivered. Bids will be due on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Also, based on the district's student enrollment report to the State of Iowa, the district is eligible to apply to the School Budget Review Committee for up to $165,051 modified allowable growth for Dropout and Dropout Prevention. The board approved the application.