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Iowa Valley Board approves bid to replace roof

By NICK NARIGON

The roof over the auditorium at the Iowa Valley Jr.-Sr. High School will be replaced this fall.

The Iowa Valley School Board approved a bid Thursday, Aug. 27, in the amount of $224,500 made by Advanced Builders, Cedar Rapids, to replace the roof.

The size of the roof to be replaced is 19,500 square feet, said IV Superintendent Alan Jensen. He said the stipulation of the contract states the project will be completed this fall.

The school board also approved a bid of $55,500 made by Garling Construction to replace the brick outside of the auditorium.

Jensen said it was estimated in August that the roof replacement project would cost $301,250. The estimate for the brick project was $62,500, he said.

Iowa Valley Business Manager Lynda Johnson said the school district has $660,000 in the local option sales tax (LOST) fund.

TRACK REPAIR

Cracks in the Iowa Valley track will be repaired this fall for the cost of $6,500. The work will be done by Midwest Track, Denison, in late September or early October.

IV Superintendent Alan Jensen said the repair will hopefully last four to five years when the school may be able afford to resurface the entire track.

IV School Board President Jane Fry said the school cannot go into the spring track season with the track in the state it is now.

ACT SCORES

IV Jr.-Sr. High School Principal Shawn Kreman reported the ACT scores for Iowa Valley students dropped slightly last school year. The average IV student scored 21.2 on the ACT test in 2008-2009. The state average score was 22.4. In the 2007-2008 school year, Iowa Valley students averaged 22.4 on the test.

* Kreman also reported that on the first day of class the junior-senior high school had 329 students. The senior class was the largest with 66 students and the 10th grade class is the smallest with 45 students.

UPDATED September 2, 2009 10:12 AM

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