The Cherokee School Board approved a resolution to place a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy referendum on the September ballot.
Because of the need for capital improvement projects, including extensive roof work, Superintendent John Chalstrom recommended that the 10-year ballot referendum be for a levy of 85 cents per $1,000 valuation rather than the present 50 cents. The state allows a maximum of $1.34 for PPEL
Besides buildings, grounds and other structural projects, PPEL revenue can be used for equipment such as busses.
A contract was approved for Melissa Hand, who will be a half-time high school secretary and half-time associate at Washington High School. A contract was approved for Dawn Jurgenson as an associate at ECLC.
Coaching contracts were approved for Julie Hummel as junior varsity volleyball coach and Kim Lux as freshman volleyball coach.
The Chronicle Times was selected as the official newspaper of he district.
The board approved the bid for gasoline and diesel fuel from Hy-Vee at a 3 percent discount. The district retains the provision that during extremely cold weather, the district will purchase a diesel fuel blend from Lubecks. That occurred once last winter.
The board approved relinquishing an option to buy property and an easement on property in the flood zone. The option to buy and easement had been retained by the district after property that formerly had the Lincoln School was transferred to Jim Heins and J. Karl Beals. They built a driving range on the property but are closing down the driving range and selling the property.
The district's interest in the property was discussed at a previous meeting. It was decided Monday that the district would have no use for either purchase or an easement on the property.