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AEA Public Forum Set for February 10

The next step in the potential consolidation between Creston and Prescott Schools is the public hearing run by the AEA. This is set for February 10, 2015.

McDermott Explains Local Impact Regarding Iowa Dept. of Education's New Enforcement on School Dates

Creston School's Superintendent Steve McDermott gave his reaction and the local impact about the Iowa Department of Education's news on Friday about the new enforcement on school districts taking waivers to start school before the week of September 1.

He made it clear that this new enforcement will not affect the district in any large way. He says that it has always been a goal to start classes after the State Fair. For more information and to hear McDermott's full take, listen to Monday's news HERE.

SWCC Lockdown Thursday Night

Southwestern Community College was put on lockdown from 9 PM Thursday night to 3 AM Friday after a threat was made on social media. The Union County Sheriff's Office and Creston Police worked with school officials to ensure safety on the premises. It is still under investigation.

All-New Website Look for Creston Schools

The Creston School District website has an all-new look, debuting on the web this week. Superintendent Steve McDermott said it was time for a change, and now it has more of a modern look.

If you want to check it out, the web address is: www.crestonschools.org.

Creston School Board Approves Consolidation Petition

At Monday night's regular meeting, the Creston school board approved the petition for consolidation with Prescott, that was discussed at the joint session earlier in the month.

Also, the special election for consolidation has been moved from February to April 7, 2015.

Joint School Board Meeting Held on Consolidation

Both Creston and Prescott school boards met in joint session last week to discuss details regarding the possible consolation between the districts. School name, number of board members of the new consolidation, also when and how those board members would take their spot were all topics of discussion at the meeting.

Union County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gives Update

Dennis Brown, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Union County, gave an update on the board's recent happenings. 

The Prairie Solid Waste area is currently under discussion as to who actually owns it. The supervisors are investigating so the proper owner can perform maintenance on the road.

Another topic discussed with Brown was CDL licensing for the Creston school's bus drivers. Superintendent Steve McDermott and Bob Beatty were in a recent meeting to discuss an easier way to license Creston's bus drivers.

Another topic was the GTSB grant Union County received. Brown says the $4,200 grant will be used to install cameras in the sheriff's cars.

Daily Newscast with Claire Beverly

Did you miss today's newscast on KSIB?
Below is Claire's newscast from today, December 17.

Listen to today's newscast. Part one HERE.

Part two HERE

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