Highland board discusses goals
Tuesday evening the Highland school board approved the goals they would support for the 2014-15 legislative year through the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB).
They were asked to select five from a list of 30 potential goals, said Highland school board secretary and business manager Sue Rich.
The five goals picked were: supporting preserving the integrity of the statewide penny sales tax for school infrastructure; supporting a funding mechanism for school districts’ transportation costs that does not directly or indirectly impact funding the education program; supporting supplemental state aid by a date specified in the Iowa code, supporting tax increment financing limitation, reform, and regulation; and opposing and seeking to repeal unfunded mandates.
The board also raised the price of breakfast for grades kindergarten through fifth grade from $1.10 to $1.20, Rich said.
Becky West, food service manager for the Highland Community School District, suggested the price increase because the cost of food was increasing, especially fresh fruit, which is served for breakfast for those grades, Rich said. The price of breakfast for sixth to twelfth grade will remain unaffected.
The next school board meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 11, in the Highland board room.