Central Decatur Approves Share Superintendent Position/Girls Soccer Program With Lamoni

The Central Decatur School Board agreed to continue to share the Superintendent’s position with the Lamoni school district for the 2024-25 school during their January meeting. The agreement a 60-40 split for the superintendent’s position. Other operations and positions shared with the Lamoni School District will be reviewed during the February meeting.

Board members also agreed to share a girls’ soccer program with the Lamoni School District for this spring. Activities Director Zach Clark shared the results of an interest survey taken with Central Decatur student-athletes. He also presented how the sport would look from Central Decatur’s perspective.

Board members approved $113,000 as the Modified Supplemental Amount for the 24-25 At-Risk/Dropout Prevention program. The money will support the positions of Summer Credit Recovery Coordinator, Juvenile Court Liaison Officer, School Counselor, Elementary Success Coach, Student Support Services, and the Licensed Master Social Worker.

Central Decatur’s board made the decision not to offer an early notification stipend or early retirement incentive plan for the year. That decision was made after the board reviewed the participation for the early notification stipend in the past year.

Central Decatur plans to hold a community forum in February to discuss a school calendar with a 4-day school week as a potential option for the 2024-25 school year.

An audit bid was approved for the next three years with Nolte, Cornman, and Johnson, PC.

Superintendent Chris Coffelt also reviewed details of the education priorities from Governor Kim Reynolds Condition of the State Address. He specifically mentioned the the restructuring of the Area Education Agencies, a recommendation for a 2.5 percent Supplemental State Aid, and a $50,000 minimum teaching salary with a guarantee of $62,000 after twelve years.