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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                 Paving Hearing  To'Be  Goals Set .. By Marion  April 4 School Unit  By Lam Tanner    [rial, and to rezone property!^  Pat Kress   Marion’s    council    Thursday    owned by Jan Marg from A-l    After hearing a 90-minute pre-  night set April 4 as    the date for,rural restricted to R-4 resider    sentation on educational goal  a hearing on the plans and spec-; tial.    setting by members of the  'Hie Lee Sehoon Engineering North Central Assn. evaluation firm was authorized to make team, the Marion Independent a survey for park-way ease- board of education at its Thurs-ment from the Linn-Mar day night meeting voted to school district property ad- adopt one method to obtain dis jaeent to Indian creek.    trict goals.  City Engineer Terry Chew was    Anton Netusil of lows  are used to    finance    the re-sur-     directcd t0 prepa re plans and     state  university and Dr. Luther  facing work.       A     ------  In connection with paving work, the council gave final approval to the ordinance establishing street grades for the 1974 paving project No. I.  Garbage Fees  Final action was taken on ob- ect.    diat a school district determine  jections registered on payment The annual road use report educational needs and rank of the 1973 garbage collection for 1973 was approved and will ^em in priority order: develop and disposal fees which were be sent to the Iowa highway:| on S' ran 8 e  plans; establish and not paid. Of the 22 objections commission.    implement continuously evaluat-  registered at the Feb. 21 meet- A new class C beer and liquor  ed  pjuns  t0  ing, the council’s sanitation permit was approved for Ma-  lovt ’ ls  P l| P d   ifications for the 1974 paving project No. 2. asphaltic re-sur-' facing. Bids will be received on tile same night.  Approval was given to a reso-i lution of necessity for the non-: assessable project. City funds  UIIVA IV Vt IU    V|VIU    V    J    -    MHU    ^    ^  specifications to include asphal- Kaiser, assistant, superintendent tic surfacing of the parking lot °f the Ames public schools, told adjacent to the Milwaukee ;the group that the NCA team railroad depot. The council re-  had  previously reported that the ceived $300 from Marion post district lacked major goals.  298, American Legion, to be ^ r - Netusil also noted that used for the re-surfacing proj-  s ^ a ^ e  ^ avv  would soon require  The  and  of  maintain  achievement: a record of  new Progress.  committee recommended grant- don’s, 648 Eighth street, ing exemptions to seven proper- lounge also received a ty owners. Six of the properties dance permit.    Community Role  were not occupied in the last    A hearing has been set for    Large    community involve-  half of 1973 and the seventh    next Thursday at 8 p.m.    con-    ment is    needed, he continued,  house was re-possessed. The    cerning the proposed 1974    pav-    for the question is “What do the  other 15 objections were over-1 ing project No. I.    people    want?”  ruled.  The unpaid garbage assessments were certified to the Linn county auditor to be placed on the tax rolls for collection.  No objectors appeared at the public hearing on the National Electrical Code 1971 edition. First reading for the ordinance adopting the code was I approved.  Sports Philosophy Aired by Linn-Mar  By Pat Peterson  Sports was the topics of the  [compelition was held between teams in the district.  The bridge control ordinance I night Thursday at the work ses-1. ^ ne  was given final approval by the I sion of the Linn-Mar school -"'erscholast.c and intramural  council. Ix)ad limits were es- 1  board. Board members dis-tablished and will be posted. j cussed the possibility of adding Final adoption was made byja new area, swimming, and the the 1970 Uniform Mechanical | philosophy behind the present Code, Volume Two, which es-! athletic program.  competiton be set up with the students working their way up to the interscholastic team.  tablishes a mechanical examination and an appeal board. Also approved was the ordinance establishing requirements and procedures for licensing of mechanical contractors doing! air conditioning, heating and related 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  A group of parents interested 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 spokesman said swimming would be available at the YM for grades 7 through 12 at a reasonable fee.  In a survey taken in the jun-  ..    ,    ..    ..    ,,ior    and    senior    high schools, 12  the sale of two 1971 police squad ^  an(J  „  Kirls indicated an   Several coaches said the main problem was not whether to play to win or to play all the players, but howto deal with the increasing numbers of students out for sports. They said each year the number of students going out 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 individual players on the eighth grade level.  No Decision  cars. The council stipulated the  teres( jn such a rogram  cars must be auctioned off and 1  at a price at least as high as an appraisal price set on the vehicles.  Two requests were received and referred to the planning commission for action. These  Committee Named  A committee of parents. Don Underwood, athletic director, and Gary Ray, activities director, was set up to work out a proposal for the pro-  were: A request to rezone the gram.  Finley-Toussaint    property    from    In a lengthy    discussion, board  R-3 residential    to    C-2    commer-    members and    various coaches  on the junior    high and senior  high level went over the present I philosophy of the athletic pro-  Services Saturday for  James Torrington, 44  James A. Yarrington, 44, of 700 Thirty-fifth street, Marion, died suddenly Thursday afternoon.  Born Aug. 25, 1929, lived in Marion the  No decision was reached either by the board or the ath-  interested letic department and Underwood was told to come back to the board with some proposals.  The architect working with the board on the junior and senior high addition, and other projects in the district, presented several change orders for the board’s consideration.  One was for $1,095 for a drain in the interior court between the present high school and the new junior high addition.  Another was for $1,684 for re  gram.  Under the present philosophy, all junior high students out for, sports arc Riven a chance to  ro !i!' n * of sewage lines.  particiate and whenever possi-  he had  b,e * ^ uatl time t0 p,ay * last 18:     coacbes    and  Underwood   vears     came to the board asking if the  Survivors include his wife, I P rcseat  philsophy should be con-  Wanda; three sons, Ronald and " nu<!<i or lf .f  n f w  P° h ^ °J  Many districts are now in an evaluation process, he said, and are using four various methods. The plan accepted by the Marion board, and the one 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 administrators may tx' involved. The participants are asked to place 18 educational goals in order of priority. They are then also asked to evaluate how well the goals are presently being accomplished.  Cost of one kit, which can be re-used is $55. Although the board did not say when this would be done, they noted that the end of the school year and the summer months would not be a particularly good time.  The board also heard a report from Iris Taylor, junior high teacher, on reading improvement in the school district. Mrs. Taylor said that the elementary teachers were doing an excellent job teaching reading, hut that reading should also be taught in the junior and senior high school.  ‘ Every teacher should be reading teacher,” she said, and recommended in-service training 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 ing programs in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades; and training in materials avail able in the system.  Mrs. Taylor also recommended early dismissal one day a 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 concerning extra-curricular contract dissolution. The board adopted the policy, which reads: ‘‘If shall be the policy of the board not to allow the dissolution of any formal continuing contract f o r extracurricular services after June 30 of any contract year except under the following conditions:  “I. Staff members wishing be relieved of extra assignments while retaining normal classroom responsibilities must notify the board in writing and retain their extra assignment on an interim basis for a period of up to and including three years or until the board secures a replacement ”2. Staff members requesting immediate relief from their extracurricular assignment may do so . . . but in any event must resign both teaching and extra assignments simultaneously . . .  “The board may reissue a contract for the same teaching assignment should normal attrition create such a probable position. Should normal staff turnover fail to provide such a position, he may be the first candidate for any acceptable posi-l tion for which he is qualified.  “Should the superintendent request, confirmed by the  The architect also presented a plan for putting down a wooden    Vstaff'membeV    to    llin'  a cost of q ms h his extra assignment, the  • ‘TX     s,aff memb,,r shal1 retain bis   costing $2,400.    Iclassroom assignment unless  The architect reported that an; terminated additional fire wall will be need-I  and he said    Window    Bids  James of Marion and Rodney  0 fi ing more attention to the better ^    addition     rf ,.u ne amu    .....-......—  Cedar Rapids; his father, Alva;    caid Thi^vear 119 proliminarv cost estimates run Bids on replacement of win-  two brothers, Francis and Glen.!    r^tlfTr^ bar  ab »'“ «•««»•    (dows    at C B. Vernon junior high  all of Marion, and two sisters, ‘     f f     with    The    architect    also    brought    in    were    opened    and    referred    tor  Mrs. Robert Hartwig of Anamo- * crc ou !  fo . r     ,  etbaU Wlth   „ .na Mn. i am,, u.,u J four coaches for supervision.  another plan for the Educational I evaluation to the business man-sa and Mrs. Larry Heald cf  IUUI     * u ‘    ’ u ^‘    Services center. The new plan j ager. He will report to the board  Marion.    Parent    Pressure    has 5.200 square feet of space at on March 21.  Services: Saturday at 2:30 ;  They said some of the prob-  30  average cost of $19 per Bids were: Iowa Rusco, Inc., p m. in Goettsch    funeral    home,    j ems  "they faced were from!square foot. The total cost of the^edar Rapids, $24,735; Zephyr  Anamosa. Burial:    Green    Center     paren t s  who,    when the team I proposed building is $98,400    Aluminium Products Co., Du-  cemetery, Anamosa.     was  ^ead and    the coach substi- i with $10,000 for equipment and a    buque, $26,984; and Dealers’  * *    *    tuted another    squad and the contingency fund    VVareiiouse Co., Newton, $26,885.,  Mother Dies — Mr. and Mrs. team fell behind, would ask the  Harold Dicus, route 2, attended coach if j ie was  interested in funeral services Tuesday at I winning.  Anthon, Iowa, for his mother, They also said that under the Mrs. Lizzie Dicus, 86, who died present system of playing ev-Sunday in a Sioux City hospital, j ervone, those going on to high  *    * *    school athletics are ill-prepared  Grass Fire — Marion firemen J because not enough time was  extinguished a grass blaze | spent on the basics of the game.  Thursday afternoon between One of the board members West Eighth avenue and the Mil-!asked if interscholastic comp**ti-waukee Railroad right-of-way. tion was necessary, He said it Cause is undetermined. No seemed to him that more chil-damage was reported.    dren would be able to play if  RENT A NEW PIANO  SI Ann  Per Month  I    ISI     No  Cartage  Only R V    or Drayage  All Rent Will Apply lf You Decide To Buy!  TICKETS av til -bl* at HiKI-rmin. r Mu > > lur „ii tomt it-, ai Ham her Au-Jlttrtuin, 'University of Iowa  iiii/ritm\\i:irs  116 SECOND STREET SE  You’re  Our  Kind  of  People!  Have an antique to sell? Then you're our kind of people!  Reach more people who are in the market to buy with an inexpensive Classified Ad!  Gazette Want Ads  Dial 398-8234  Shop Saturday 9:30 ’til 5:00 for these special buys!  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