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Former School Board Member Criticizes Charles City School Leadership

A former School Board member is questioning the actions and abilities of leaders in the Charles City School District.

During the School Board meeting Monday (01.09), Missy Freund criticized the handling of possible staff reductions and the way they were introduced during the December 12th board meeting, plus, Board policy changes and transparency.

Freund also noted that the Superintendent reports to the School Board and not the other way around.

Last month, Superintendent Dr. Anne Lundquist presented the School Board possible staff adjustments for the next school year after an enrollment decline of 82 students this year will mean a loss of over $600,000 in state funding.

The Board took no action in December and were scheduled to take up the measure again at their January 23rd meeting, although Dr. Lundquist said Monday nigh staff adjustments will get more review. 

The School Board discussed the possibility of rescheduling the January 23rd meeting with Charles City hosting a jazz festival competition the same night. However, with various Board members slated to be unavailable January 24th through February 13th, the January 23rd meeting will be held as originally scheduled at 6:15 pm in the High School Library.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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