Meeting Notes: School Board Won’t Offer Early Retirement; Teachers Finding Growth In An Evolving Program

The Charles City School Board met last night for a regular meeting and elected not to offer employees early retirement incentives.  Superintendent Mike Fisher says the district has to decide is it a benefit or doesn’t help balance the budget.


Fisher says with the district’s growing enrollment numbers, it’s helped them become financially stable.  By not utilizing the early retirement fund, it will take take a burden of the taxpayer.

Fisher also reported on the student resources conference he attended in Chicago.  He says the school district’s hiring process will become more selective and be the right fit for the district.

Representatives from the Teacher Leader Team shared how the district’s goal, vulnerability, is improving teachers.


That’s the district’s success coordinator Marie Conklin showed a video of teachers describing their experiences with mentors, model teachers and coaches.  

The goal helps provide educators with feedback and constructive criticism for improvement toward teaching styles and their classrooms.

The board directed administration to set a date to lobby legislators at the state capital at the end of January.  



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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