By Sam Parsons
Tonight is a busy night for school board meetings in our area.
The Pella Community School Board will meet tonight to receive their Career Academy Report, review their audit report for the 2021-22 school year, and to discuss their administrative structure, including the newly added position of Early Childhood Director. They will also complete their superintendent evaluation in a closed session.
The Ottumwa School Board has a meeting scheduled for tonight. They will review plans, specs, and form of contract for a project at Douma Elementary to add a 3rd to 5th Grade Center. They’ll announce the date for a public hearing for that project as well. They’ll also discuss potential updates to be made to the lighting at the Ottumwa High School parking lot, and will set the public hearing for their 2023-24 school calendar.
The Knoxville School Board also has a meeting tonight. They’ll consider an overnight trip request for the High School Chorus for students to participate in the Meistersinger Vocal Festival at Wartburg College. They’ll also receive a presentation on improvements to their baseball field and will hold a work session for strategic planning.