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STC School Board holds reorganizational meeting

Penny Tyynissma Reelected?Board President

December 2, 2019
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

By John Speer


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South Tama School Board members take the oath of office on Monday, Sept. 18. From left, Mary Boege, board secretary and STC?business manager administers the oath to (standing) 2nd District Board member Mandy Lekin, 3rd District member Penny Tyynismaa and 5th District member?Clint Werner. Lekin and Tyynismaa were reelected and Werner was chosen to replace Jackie Dvorak who retired after 20 years service. Seated are 2nd District member Alan Cline, STC?Superintendent Jared?Smith and 1st District member Ron Houghton. News-Herald/John Speer

3rd District South Tama School Board member Penny Tyynismaa, Tama, was again selected by fellow board members as president during the new board's reorganizational meeting Monday night. 2nd District Board member Mandy Lekin, Toledo, was again chosen as vice president and the board welcomed new 5th District member Clint Werner, Chelsea.

Werner was elected to fill the position held by retiring board member Jackie Dvorak in the Nov. 5 board elections with Tyynismaa and Lekin reelected. All were unopposed.

They join hold over 1st District board member Ron Houghton, Toledo, and 4th District member Alan Kline, rural Toledo.

Jackie Dvorak, who has served 20 years on the South Tama School Board received special recognition for her service Monday night. Family members were on hand as a surprise and she was presented with a bouquet by Superintendent Jared Smith.

In action on Monday the school board approved on 5-0 voice votes:

the 2020-21 policies and procedures for Indian Impact Aid.

the middle school Dungeons and Dragons game start up club.

accepting the bid totaling $28,917 for a new truck for snow plowing submitted by Corey Koehler Ames Ford representative. Steve McAdoo, maintenance director, recommended the purchase from Ames Ford in a effort to keep the bid as local was possible. Koehler resides in the school district at rural Toledo. Other bidders were Stivers Ford (Dept. of Transportation contract) totaling $27,288. A third bid totaling $29,840 was received from Thys Motor Co.

applications to the School Board Review Committee for special education administrative costs for the Lied Center totaling $3,200 and $1798 for the Rivers Hills Consortium programs.

approved renewal of the equipment and pricing agreement with Atlantic Bottling-Coca-Cola Co.

approved final reading of the revised Board Policy 700.



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