Public discussion on athletic conference on Monday's school board agenda
Steve Woodhouse Journal-Express
The Knoxville School Board will meet in regular session Monday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room at 309 West Main. Included on Monday's agenda is the opportunity for the public to share their thoughts regarding which athletic conference Knoxville should be a part of in the future.
This topic came up at a recent board meeting, as Knoxville's enrollment has declined. Meanwhile, other schools in the Little Hawkeye Conference are growing. The South Central Conference has invited Knoxville to return to its ranks. This includes schools such as Albia, Centerville and Chariton.
Activities Director Randy Wilson reported to the board that most of his coaches would prefer a move to the South Central Conference. In a Journal-Express online poll, 67 percent believe Knoxville should return to that conference as well.
Before any action is taken on a possible move, the board wanted to hear from the public. Monday night is that opportunity.
The full agenda for Monday's meeting is pasted below.
12. ELECTION ISSUES In addition to the election of two board members at
the 2013 election, board members need to consider the renewal of two levies that are important to the district.
Physical Plant & Equipment Levy – The
67-cent PPEL levy is authorized through
FY15. The levy, which has been used by the district for many years, provides resources for the purchase and repair of school facilities and equipment. Our attorney will provide advice on preparing for the election this winter.
Instructional Support Levy – The ISL is funded primarily through income surtax and has been in place for 15 years. The ISL is authorized through FY17. Funds are used to purchase teaching and learning supplies, technology, and textbooks, as well as for three days of professional development.