Western Dubuque Community School District
Address: 310 4th St. SW, PO Box 68 | Farley, IA 52046
Phone: (563) 744-3885
Fax: (563) 744-3093
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Significant School Board Actions
06/15/1960
Public Measure establishing the legal existence of the District was approved by voters (3,605 Yes 194 No)



07/06/1960
Special Election for the new School Board: Elected were LaVerne Deutmeyer, Harold Driscoll, Irvin Recker, Merle Ross and Raymond Scherrman



07/08/1960
1st Meeting of the School Board: Approved the Resolution establishing the legal existence of the School Corporation and duly constituted Board of Directors



07/11/1960
Wayne Drexler named Superintendent ($11,000)



07/11/1960
Epworth Savings Bank named as official depository ($10,000 maximum amount of deposit)



08/15/1960
1st Budget Approved: $389,205



09/01/1960
Peosta High School rented from St. Johns for $2,025



10/06/1960
1st Teacher Salary Schedule approved




10/24/1960
Herard Ins. Agency from Cascade appointed as Agent of Record for District property and liability insurance



10/24/1960
Durant and Berquist architects were approved to develop plans for new elementary buildings and a junior/senior high school



12/23/1960
Epworth chosen as site for the new junior senior high school on land to be purchased from Mrs. Catherine Oberbroeckling and Mrs Rhette Edwards



02/01/1961
Purchase of site for Bernard Elementary from Mr. and Mrs. Leo Merfeld for $2000



03/02/1961
All teacher contracts for the current school year (1960-61) were terminated effective at the end of the school year



04/25/1961
Board passes a Resolution calling for a vote on May 25, 1961 for a $1,333,500 bond issue for a junior/senior HS at Epworth and elementary schools at Bernard, Cascade, Farley (addition) and Dyersville. Also $11,500 for a bus garage.



05/04/1961
Board offers contracts to 40 teachers for the 1961-62 school year



05/25/1961
Proposed Bond Issue passes. 3639 yes votes and 1105 no votes. 76.7% Approval. Bus Garage ballot received 71.6% approval



06/09/1961
Six School Buses purchased for $40,638
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