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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Fri., Mar. S, 1974 Paving Hearing To Be April 4 By Larry Tanner Marion's council Thursday night set April 4 as the date fo a hearing on the plans and spec ifications for the 1974 pavin project No. 2, asphaltic re-sin facing. Bids will be received o the same night. Approval was given to a reso lution of necessity for the non assessable project. City fund are used to finance the re-sur facing work. In connection with paving work, the council gave final ap- proval to the ordinance es tablishing street grades for th 1974 paving project No. 1. Garbage Fees Final action was taken on ob jections registered on paymen of tha 1973 garbage collectioi and disposal fees which wer not paid. Of the 22 objection registered at the Feb. 21 meet ing, the council's sanitatioi committee recommended granl ing exemptions to seven proper ty owners. Six of the propertie were not occupied in the las half, of 1973 and the seventl house was re-possessed. Th other 15 objections were over ruled. The unpaid garbage assess ments were certified to the Linn county auditor to be placed or the tax rolls for collection. No objectors appeared at the public hearing on the Na- tional Electrical Code 1971 edi- tion. First reading for the or- dinance adopting the code was approved. The bridge control ordinance was given final approval by the council. Load limits were es tablished and will be posted. Final adoption was made by the 1970 Uniform Mechanical Code, Volume Two, which es- tablishes a mechanical exami- nation and an appeal board Ailso approved was the ordi- nance establishing requirements and procedures for licensing of mechanical contractors doing air conditioning, heating and re- lated types of work in the city. Cemetery Changes Other ordinances given third reading and final approval were rates and charges at Oakshade cemetery and a revised rate schedule for taxicabs. Council authorization was to the sale of two 1971 police squac cars. The council stipulated the cars must be auctioned off anc at a price at least as high as an appraisal price set on the vehi- cles. Two requests were received and referred to the planning commission for action. These were: A request to rezone the Finley-TouEsaint property from R-3 residential to C-2 commer- Services Saturday for James Yarringtpn, 44 James A. Yarrington, 44, of 700 Thirty-fifth street, Marion, died suddenly Thursday after- noon. Born Aug. 25, 1929, he had lived in Marion the last 18 years. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; three sons, Ronald and James of Marion and Rodney of Cedar Rapids; his father, Alva; two brothers, Francis and Glen, all of Marion, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Hartwig of Anamo- sa and Mrs. Larry Heald of Marion. Services: Saturday at p.m. in Goettsch funeral home, Anamosa. Burial: Green Center cemetery, Anamosa. Mother Dies Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dicus, route 2, attended funeral services Tuesday at Anthon, Iowa, for his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Dicus, 86, who died Sunday in a Sioux City hospital. Grass Fire Marion firemen extinguished a grass blaze Thursday afternoon between West Eighth avenue and the Mil- waukee Railroad right-of-way. Cause is undetermined. No damage was reported. cial, and owned by to rezone property Jan Marg from A-l Goals Set By Marion School Unrl By Pat Kress After hearing a 90-mimite pre sentalion on educational goa setting by members of th North Central Assn. evalnatior team, the Marion Indcpenden board of education at its Thurs day night meeting voted l< adopt one method to obtain dis trict goals. _ Dr. Anton Netusil of Iowa directed to prepare" plans and sta.te university and Dr. Luthei rural restricted to K-4 residen- tial. The Lee Schoon Engineering firm was authorized to make a survey for park-way ease- ment from the Linn-Mar school district property ad- jacent to Indian creek. City Engineer Terry Chew was specifications to include asphal- tic surfacing of the parking lot adjacent to the Milwaukee railroad depot. The council re- ceived from Marion post 298, American Legion, to be used for the re-surfacing proj- ect. The annual road use report for 1973 was approved and will be sent to the Iowa highway commission. A new class C beer and liquor permit was approved for Ma- don's, 648 Eighth street. The lounge also received a new dance permit. A hearing has been set for next Thursday at 8 p.m. con- cerning the proposed 1974 pav- ing project No. 1. Kaiser, assistant superintenden of the Ames public schools, toll the group that the NCA team had previously reported that th district lacked major goals. Dr. Netusil also noted tha state law would soon require that a school district determini educational needs and rank Ihem in priority order: develop long-range plans; establish anc implement continuously evaluat ed plans to attain the desired levels of pupil achievement: and maintain a record o! progress. Community Role Large community involve ment is needed, he continued 'or the question is "What do the people Sports Philosophy Aired by Linn-Mar By Pat Peterson Sports was the topics of (hi night Thursday at the work ses :ion of the Linn-Mar schoo ward. Board members dis cussed the possibility of adding a new area, swimming, and the philosophy behind the presen athletic program. A group of parents interestec in starting an, interscholastic swimming program at Linn-Mar asked the board to consider the feasibility of such a program. A spokesman for the group said some ground work had already been done by the group by talking to the Marion YMCA. The spokes- man said swimming would he available at the YM for grades 7 through 12 at a rea- sonable fee. In a survey taken in the jun- or and senior high schools, 12 rays and 8 girls indicated an in erest in such a program. Committee Named A committee of interestec mrents, Don Underwood, athlet- c director, and Gary Ray, ac- ivities director, was set up to work out a proposal for the pro- gram. In a lengthy discussion, boarc members and various coaches m the junior high and senior ligh level went over the present philosophy of the athletic pro- ram. Under the present philosophy, all junior high students out for iports are given a chance to larticiate and whenever possi- ile, equal time to play. The coaches and Underwooc :ame to the board asking if the iresent philsophy should be con- inued or if a new policy, of giv- ng more attention to the better slayers, should be given. Underwood said this year 119 eventh and eighth grade boys vere out for basketball with our coaches for supervision. Parent Pressure .They said some of the prob- ems they faced were from 'arents who, when the team vas ahead and the coach substi- uted another squad and the cam fell behind, would ask the :oach if he was interested in winning. They also said that under the iresent system of playing ev- ryone, those going on to high chooi athle'tics are ill-prepared ecause not enough time was pent on the basics of the game. One of the board members sked if interscholastic competi- on was necessary, He said it :emed to him that more chil- ren would be able to play if Rent Will Apply If You Decide compelition was held between teams in the district. One coach suggested that both interscholastic and intramural competiton be set up with the students working their up to the interscholastic team. Several coaches said the main problem was not whether to play to win or to play all the players, but how to deal with the increasing numbers of students out for sports. They said each year the number of students going put for sports is increasing. After discussing the problems and several alternatives, some members of the board said they would like to see all the seventh graders given a chance to play with a closer look given to indi- vidual players on the eighth grade level. No Decision No decision was reached either by the board or the ath- letic department and Under- wood was told to come back to the board with some proposals. The architect working with the board on the junior and se- nior high addition, and other projects in the district, present- ed several change orders for the board's consideration. One was for for a drain in the interior court between the present high school and the new junior high addition. Another was for for re- routing of sewage lines. The architect also presented a plan for putting down a wooden floor on the stage at a cost "of compared to another plan costing The architect reported that an additional fire wall will be need- ed in the addition and he said preliminary cost estimates run about The architect also brought in another plan for the Educational Services center. The new plan has square feet of space at an average cost of per square foot. The total cost of the proposed building is with for equipment and a contingency fund. Many districts are now in ai evaluation process, he said, am are using four various methods The plan accepted by th Marion board, and the on which Dr. Netusil recommends is the Phi Delta Kappa model developed at Chico State, Calif. For this evaluation, students parents, community members teachers a n d administrator may be involved. The partici pants are asked to place 18 edu cational goals in order of prior: ty. They are then also asked l< evaluate how well the goals an presently being accomplished. Cost of one kit, which can be re-used is 555. Although tlu board did not say when would be done, they noted tha the end of the school year am the summer months would no be a particularly good time. The board also heard a re- port from Iris Taylor, junior high teacher, on reading im- provement in the school dis- trict. Mrs. Taylor said that the elementary teachers were doing an excellent job (each- ing reading, but that reading should also be taught in the junior and senior high school. "Every teacher should be a reading she said, and in-service train ing for teachers in this area with emphasis on the junior anc senior high levels; instructional reading in the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades; optional read- ng programs in the tenth eleventh, and twelfth grades; and training in materials avail- able in the system. Mrs. Taylor also recommend ed early dismissal one day i month for in-service training. Money spent in this area, she continued, would remove much of the need for remedial work. Board Policy Second and final reading was given to a board policy concern- ng extra-curricular contract dissolution. The board adopted he policy, which reads: "If shall be the policy of the board not to allow the dissolution of my formal continuing contract o r extracurricular services ifter June 30 of any contract -ear except under the following onditions: "1. Staff members wishing e relieved of extra assign- nents while retaining normal lassroom responsibilities must notify the board in writing and retain their extra assign- ment on an interim basis for a eriod of up to and including tiree years or until the board ecures a replacement "2. Staff members requesting immediate relief from their extracurricular assignment nay do so but in any event resign both teaching and x t r a assignments simulta- leously "The board may reissue a ontract for the same teaching ssignment should normal attri- ion create such a probable posi- ion. Should normal staff turn- ver fail to provide such a posi- ion, he may be the first can- idate {or any acceptable posi- ion for which he is qualified. "Should the superintendent e q u e s t, confirmed by the oard, a staff member to relin- uish his extra assignment, the taff member shall retain his lassroom assignment unless erminated Window Bids Bids on replacement of wjn- ows at C.B. Vernon junior high vere opened and referred lor valuation to the business man- ger. He will report to the board n March 21. Bids were: Iowa Rusco, Inc., ?edar Rapids, Zephyr Alumimum Products Co., Du- iuque, and Dealers' Varehouse Co., Newton, You're Our Kind of People! Have an antique to sell? 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