The Webster City Education Services Association presented its initial proposal for the 2012-2013 school year to the Webster City School Board at its meeting on Monday. WCESA called for a 9.77 percent increase in salary, which did not include an insurance increase, as there currently is no information on the cost of insurance premiums for next year at this time.
The school board presented its initial proposal to WCESA, as well.
"The initial proposal was for employees to be allowed to advance on step with no increase in starting wage," Superintendent Mike Sherwood said.
The Webster City Education Association also presented its letter of intent to bargain. An initial proposal will be given in January, as well as the school board's proposal.
Approximately $1,500 worth of clothes, such as coats, mittens and hats, were donated by Thrivent Lutherans to the district. Sherwood said that the clothes would be distributed to youth in need.
North Central Turf and the Iowa Athletic Field Construction Company donated $1,250 each to the Backpack for Kids program, which is a co-partnership of the food service department and the Webster City Ministerial Association.
A sound system for the new gymnasium complex and auditorium lobby were approved. The system is from the Electronic Sound Company of Des Moines. The systems will be installed toward the end of the project.
A Stratford informal board meeting will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 in Stratford.
The next board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the administration office boardroom.
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