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Schools

December 7, 2012

Knoxville School Board meets Monday

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Knoxville —

The shooting program is not recognized by the Iowa High School Athletic Association or the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.
If the activity is recognized by the school district a licensed coach may have to be designated for the sport.  This person would need certification in firearm safety but would also have to have a state authorized coaching license.
Firearms and ammunition should not be carried in school vehicles or allowed on school grounds at any time.
Our insurance carrier and underwriter has expressed opposition to school sponsorship of this activity and has cited increased potential for liability concerns.
The school should not sponsor a shooting program for students in grades 6-8.
Students participating in the program, if supported by the district, should not be eligible for a school varsity athletic letter.
The sport is not sanctioned by state athletic associations;
There are few practice sessions - supporters of the program mentioned one or two practice sessions per week; there are few required contests, presenters mentioned that participants must compete in 5 contests in order to qualify for the State contest.  
Time and physical requirements in this program may be much less than for the sports we currently offer opportunities for varsity athletic letters.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Do not authorize a school-sponsored “Shooting 
Sports Team”.
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _______________
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11.  ACCEPT BIDS FOR PURCHASE OF Craig Mobley and Joe Klootwyk have received and
TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT reviewed bids for the purchase of transportation 
equipment.  We received bids for a school bus, a 
“Suburban/SUV”, and a pickup.  A summary of the bids will be available at the meeting.
 
RECOMMENDATION: Accept the best bids for the purchase of a:
School Bus, Thomas Bus Sales - $82,940.
Suburban/SUV, Ulrich Ford - $31,154.
Pickup, Motor Inn of Knoxville - $23,222.
 
The purchase of each vehicle should be approved in a separate motion.
 
Motion _________________ 2nd ______________  
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12.  CAST BALLOT FOR IASB DISTRICT #8 Board members should cast a ballot to fill a three-

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