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Stockton School District approves memo of understanding


STOCKTON–The Stockton School Board approved a memo of understanding with its teachers union at its Monday, Aug. 17 board meeting. The memo of understanding ratified laws that have recently been put in place due to the pandemic.

The changes include verbiage that says the district will follow the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which requires employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to the coronavirus.

The memo also included that remote learning days would count as student attendance days and changed the times for staff and student attendance. Staff will work at Stockton from 7:25 a.m. until 2:55 p.m. and students will be in class from 7:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.


Other business

The board also:

•approved the resignation of Laura Wackerlin, elementary RTI paraprofessional.

•approved the resignation of Sam Eden, middle school paraprofessional.

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•hired Vince Graves as volunteer assistant golf coach.

•approved the fiscal year 2021 tentative budget for public inspection.

•set the budget hearing for Monday, Sept. 21 at 6:15 p.m. in the middle school gym.

•approved treasurer’s bonds for Vicki Eden, Susan Leitzen and Superintendent James Bunting.

•approved Bunting to use a credit card through Citizens State Bank with a limit of $10,000.

•approved Colleen Fox, elementary school principal, to use a credit card through Citizens State Bank with a limit of $1,000.

•approved a milk bid from Wehane Enterprises, Lena.

•approved a bread bid from Bimbo Bakeries, Dubuque, Iowa.

•approved a gate valve repair on a steam supply line at the high school.