Superintendent Sharing

Press Release--

Edgewood-Colesburg School District and Maquoketa Valley School District to share a superintendent. The Edgewood-Colesburg school board and Maquoketa Valley school board are pleased to announce that they will be sharing a superintendent starting in the 2023-2024 school year. Both school boards approved the agreement at their board meetings on Monday, November 21. Both school boards will be entering into an operational sharing agreement to share a superintendent. Sharing a superintendent provides both districts with approximately $66,000 in additional revenue from the state. The operational sharing program from the state of Iowa encourages districts to share certain positions. The close proximity of the Edgewood-Colesburg and Maquoketa Valley School Districts makes this an ideal sharing arrangement where staff could travel from one district to another. Teacher vacancies, as well as other staffing positions, are becoming increasingly difficult to fill and this arrangement will allow for more flexibility to meet both districts' needs in the future. There is no intention from either district to move toward a consolidation of Edgewood-Colesburg and Maquoketa Valley. The districts will enter into a one-year agreement where the superintendent is shared 50% in each district. Rob Busch will be retiring as the superintendent from Edgewood-Colesburg. Dave Hoeger is currently the shared superintendent at Maquoketa Valley and North Linn. He will be assuming the superintendent duties at Maquoketa Valley and Edgewood-Colesburg starting July 1, 2023.

In other Ed-Co Board news--Dan Venteicher was re-elected as Board President. Tammy Kirby as Vice-President.

The Board set the December 19th meeting to start at 5pm.

They approved a bid of 59-thousand-five-hundred for the Kitchen Exhaust and Air Exchange equipment.

Hailey Gaul resigned as Junior High Volleyball Coach and Tony Every resigned as Elementary Associate.

Board Meeting Follow-up for Monday, November 21, 2022



Examined the Financial Accounting Books for the Preceding Year

Elected Dan Venteicher for President; Tammy Kirby for Vice President

Approved using Robert’s Rule and 200 Series as Meeting Procedures

Set Meeting Dates as third Monday of the month at 6 PM

Appointed Jeff Hoeger as Delaware County Conference Board Representative Appointed Melissa Conner as Board Secretary

Appointed Joyce Piorkowski Board Treasurer

Appointed Ahler’s Law Firm as Legal Counsel for 2022-2023


Approved Second Reading Board Policies: 401.14, 402.2 408.1, 601.2, 602.1, 602.2, 602.3, 605.1, 605.1R1, 605.2, 605.3, 605.3R1, 605.3E1, 605.3E2, 605.3E3, 605.3E4, 605.4, 605.5, & 802.4.

No Change Orders to Consider

Approved Use of Signature Stamp for Board President

Held First Reading of Board Policies: 206.1, 206.2, 213, 213.1, 302.5, 303.6, 412.3, 502.3, 502.3R1, 504.3, 504.3R1, 603.6, 604.1, 606.2, 701.2, 711.2, 804.6, 804.6R1, & 905.3

Approved change of time to 5 PM for December Board Meeting also moved to Edgewood; January’s meeting moved to Colesburg

Reviewed Legislative Priorities

Discussed Building Projects

Approved Submitting Request for modified supplemental amount of $14,826 (2 students at $7413) for increased enrollment for students new to the district not on the prior year’s count.

Approved Submitting Request for modified supplemental amount of $115,632 (16 students at $7227) for Late Open Enrollment Students

Approved Submitting Request for modified supplemental of $1556.73 (1 student) amount for the costs of providing instructional services to limited English proficient (LEP) students being served beyond the five years of weightings.

Approved Agreement with Helping Services for Youth & Families

Tabled use of school district name by Delaware County “Pay It Forward” Approved Sharing Agreement with Maquoketa Valley for Superintendent Services Approved Bid for Kitchen Exhaust & Air Exchange from Mechanical Sales Inc. for $59,500 Heard Reports from Administrators and Board Members

Approved the following of Consent Agenda Items:

• Minutes of October 15 & November 14, 2022 meetings

• List of Expenditures and Financial Reports

• Personnel

o Resignations: Hayle Gaul-JH Volleyball, Tony Every-Elementary Para