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DC Schools facing huge special education deficit

The Davis County School Board Monday night discussed the need to educate the public and state legislators about a special education deficit that the district is facing. Currently the district is realizing a $470,000 defict in special education funding due to unfunded mandates being passed down from the Federal Goverment. Inadquate state aid funding annually is contributing to the problem and causing local taxpayers to pick up the bill. Wednesday's Bloomfield Democrat has the story.

Burnam honored with retailer of the year award

Brian Burnam, owner of Keith's Foods, has been named the 2017 Retailer of the year by the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. Wednesday's Bloomfield Democrat features a story on Burnam and his selection for that prestigious award.

Counterfit bills discovered

Counterfit bills have been discovered by a Bloomfield Business. CJ's Restaurant received a counterfit bill and took to social media posting a photo to question Facebook patrons to verify the authenticy of a bill. The Bloomfield Police Department is now involved and is urging business owners to be on the lookout for those bills. For more details about the scam, check out the story in Wednesday's Bloomfield Democrat.


Hospital board to meet Monday night

The Davis County Hospital Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday night. The meeting will begin with a closed session to discuss personnel issues. The meeting will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. The board will hear a series of reports from surgical services, management staff, and is expected to take action on a fiscal year 2018 compliance report. The baord will also consider the approval of a revised policy statemet and plan for the human resources department and will consider annual reviews of several departments within the hospital. The board will consider appointments and credential approvals. They will consider approval of financial reports.

Parking changes being made to Bloomfield square

Madison Street on the west side of the square is blocked off Monday for restriping. Stripes will be painted simulating the proposed streetscape plan, as the city and county seek feedback on the proposed parking configuration. Franklin Street on the south side of the square will be painted Tuesday and Jefferson Street on the north side will be painted Wednesday, weather permitting. There will be no center lane parking around the square once the painting is completed.

School board to meet Monday

The Davis County School Board will meet Monday night at 7 p.m. the board will receive a dividend check from EMC insurance and will consider an agreement with SIEDA Head Start. The board will accept an abstract of the school board election and will examine the financial accounting books for the fiscal year 2016-2017. The board will also hold its reorganizational meeting to set the board officers, depositories and take care of additional annual meeting duties. In other action, the board will consider resignations and contracts, approve bids to abate asbestos from the old high school and consider the annual FFA national convention trip. The board will consider salary scale changes, approve an amendment to the 28E agreement with the City of Bloomfield and consider an update to the special education delivery plan.

 

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A house divided

This week's Payoff Pitch takes a look at a household with fans or both Iowa and Iowa State. See how Scott Spurgeon's family became a house divided and how his family handles it. Check out Spurgeon's column in Wednesday's Bloomfield Democrat.

Volleyball team suffers first SCC loss

The Lady Mustang volleyball team suffered a 3-2 los to Knoxville Tuesday night in South Central Conferende action. The loss is Davis County's first this season in conference play. Davis County won the opening set 25-19. Knoxville won the second and third sets by scores of 25-22 and 25-17. Davis County won the fourth set 25-17 before losing the final set 15-6.

Cross country teams travel to PCM

The Mustang cross country teams travel to Monroe Thursday for the PCM Invitational meet. Action begins at 5:15 at the Gateway Golf Course.

 


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