Nominations for School Board Seats Being Accepted
The Iowa Association of School Boards and West Central Valley CSD urge Iowans passionate about education to consider running for election to their local school boards. Public schools need strong leadership and governance to ensure a bright future for all children and communities across the state.
Nominations for open seats can be filed between Monday, July 10 and Thursday, August 3, at 5 p.m. School board elections will take place Tuesday, September 12.
The following offices will be on the ballot for West Central Valley School Board in September:
District 3 – currently held by Nyle Godwin
District 4 – currently held by Marty Doud
District 6 – currently held by Jenyse Belden
District 7 – currently held by Neal Crawford
All directors are elected at-large.
Strong leadership in each school district is critical to moving education forward in our state. School board members play significant roles in their communities – they must have leadership, vision and dedication. These locally elected public officials are charged with accountability for student learning, determining educational goals, setting policy, overseeing school finances and more.
School board members are elected to serve four-year terms, with elections taking place in odd-numbered years. Those elected receive no pay. Experienced school board members say the rewards of service lie in meeting the needs of children and communities.
Nomination papers for school board seats are available from your local school board secretaries. School board candidates must obtain the signatures of at least one percent of the qualified electors of the district or 50 electors, whichever is less, but at least 10 signatures. West Central Valley school board candidates are required to secure 42 signatures for the 2017 election.
Please contact the District Office (3299 White Pole Road in Stuart, 515-523-2187) for nomination papers or if you have a question regarding which district you are in.
Maps of the districts on the Secretary of State website:
WCV District boundaries: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/schools/maps/2010/West%20Central%20Valley1.pdf
Close up version of Districts 6 & 7: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/schools/maps/2010/West%20Central%20Valley2.pdf
West Central Valley received a donation from 10 Squared Women of Guthrie County for the Backpack Program. The group donated to five schools in the area including, Adair-Casey, Panorama, Guthrie Center, WCV & Coon Rapids-Bayard.
The Backpack Program is a free service that provides elementary aged kids with nutritious food on the weekends. The food is discreetly placed in the student’s backpack before they leave for the day on Friday. If you or anyone you know would benefit from this program, please contact Rhonda Huggins at New Opportunities at 641-747-3845 or Stuart Elementary at 515-5823-1018.
For more information on 10 Squared Women on a Mission of Guthrie County, please check out their Facebook page here:
Iowa Immunization Requirements have been altered for the 2017-2018 school year.
An administrative rule change to require meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine for students enrolling in 7th and 12th grades was effective January 11, 2017. The change will be implemented at the beginning of the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.
Follow these links for more information.
The Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Health Statistics is taking steps to exchange any newborn birth certificate issued from May 1993 to October 2009, where the birth certificate is a small wallet-size card. The newborn birth certificate wallet cards issued during this time period did not contain enough vital record information to be used for identification purposes, essentially making them less useful for the purpose they are intended to be used for.
The newborn birth cards may be exchanged by mail or in person with the Bureau of Health Statistics, 321 E. 12th St., Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319.
The following steps must be taken to expedite the exchange of the newborn birth certificate wallet cards:
Download the Application for Certified Copy of Iowa Vital Record from http://www.idph.iowa.gov/health-statistics/request-record;