During the June 24 Wayne Community School Board meeting, Superintendent Dave Daughton asked the board to offer a coaching contract for the position of Head High School Volleyball Coach to Alyssa Harders.
“There were a limited number of applications for that position and Mr. Whitehall and Mrs. Snyder recommend Alyssa Harders,” said Daughton. “She will be a first-year coach, but those two individuals will be providing her with some insight and mentoring to help the process.”
It was noted an assistant coach had not yet been determined.
The board was reminded of the school board election information with four seats being open this fall, with three seats being a four-year term and one seat finishing out a two-year term.
The first day to file paperwork to run for a seat with Secretary Denise Larson is Monday, August 26 and the last day to file is Sunday, September 29. Current board member Dan Carpenter is the only seat not up for election this fall.
Those running for election will need to decide which term they wish to run for. The election date is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5.
Daughton also informed the board he had been notified by the Transportation Director Tim Swan of his nomination of Deb McDannald to receive the Longevity Award from the Iowa Pupil Transportation Association.
McDannald will be attending the award ceremony on Tuesday, July 16 where she will be recognized.
Daughton informed the board of a recent visit from EMC regarding workers compensation and insurance.
“They came and talked to us about what our insurance and workers comp. would look like and it is very, very high because of some of the claims we have had,” said Daughton. “Our normal bill is and this is an estimate, but around $110,000 for all of our insurance through Dan Sales and EMC and it will be closer to $150,000 to $160,000 this year for at least the next three years.”
“We need to do some shopping around,” said Board President Bill Homann.
“That would be a possibility but there isn’t a lot of options around in the state,” said Daughton.
There have been indirect conversations with the Wayne County Fair Board regarding the land sale and the information is being turned over to Verle Norris.
The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July