MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School board met for its November meeting recently, and heard a complete audit report for the last year.
The board didn't take long in deciding not to have advertising by Northwest Iowa Community College on the sport programs and by so doing, will not follow the path of advertising creeping in to cover costs. Many schools have allowed companies in to cover costs of scoreboards and other equipment when budgets have grown tight.
The board also approved a number of resolutions to get the ball rolling on the new addition for the district. They approved the paying agent, bond registrar and transfer agent, as well as the form for of tax exemption certificate and authorizing the issuance of bonds.
The board decided it was time to scrap having a junior high school annual. The annual costs outweighed the benefit of having it done.
Beth McDermott was approved to be prom sponsor as she consented to fill a void for the district.
The board also approved an early retirement policy for this year only. In its wisdom, the board members felt it best to make this decision year by year rather than have it in the books permanently.