The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Breaking News

Local Schools

March 25, 2014

Schools eye same sports-sharing policy

CLINTON -- Since 1982 the state of Iowa has allowed athletic sharing agreements between neighboring school districts and it is anticipated that the Clinton School District will continue to take advantage of that allowance into the 2014-2015 school year.

However, there may be some changes to the policy when it comes to a vote on April 14.

During a Clinton School Board Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, Clinton High School Athletic Director Gary Lueders requested the approval of next year’s sharing agreement, understanding that those changes could occur.

“I know there’s been some discussion with various neighboring schools about how we do what we do and how we do it,” Lueders said. “(But) this is the time of the year where we come to the board and ask, in our case, to renew the existing agreements with some of our neighboring schools for various sports.”

The discussion referenced by Lueders came from a letter issued in January from administrators at Prince of Peace Prep School asking the Clinton district to “consider a different perspective as to the formula” in the way it charges Prince of Peace for student-athlete participation, a policy that has always been in place between the two schools.

Clinton board member Eric Gettes questioned Lueders on Monday, asking if he had faced any backlash since the beginning of the discussion between the two schools and asking if it was a system he felt comfortable with.

“Have you had any repercussions from the request that we received earlier this year to amend our fee for people who are participating, that said ‘well if you’re not going to change that, then we’re not going to do this anymore?’” asked Gettes.

As of Monday, Lueders had not received any phone calls, complaints or inquiries about the sharing agreement and said since the issue surfaced he had done research on the subject as well.

Text Only
Local Schools
  • JUST IN: Three interested in Guillory's seat

    Three former board members have inquired about ex-Clinton Community School board member Devin Guillory's seat, according to district business manager Cindy McAleer. Guillory resigned in June after accepting a job in Saudi Arabia and the district has been fielding interest the last two weeks.

    July 2, 2014

  • Survey may impact goals CLINTON — When the Clinton Community School Board meets to reassess its annual goals today, an important process will be at hand, Superintendent Deb Olson said.“I believe it’s important because it kind of sets the vision for the district moving forwa

    June 17, 2014

  • UPDATED: School board names new Clinton High principal

    June 9, 2014

  • UPDATED: District rehires recently terminated teacher

    Melissa Luckritz, who was terminated for budget reasons last month, will teach third grade at Whittier Elementary.

    June 9, 2014

  • Playground dominant Playground hours cut

    CLINTON -- Deb Olson doesn't want anyone to get hurt on Clinton School District property. As the Clinton School District's superintendent, Olson doesan't want criminal activity on the district's property, either. Olson said that because of a few inc

    June 5, 2014 3 Photos

  • CHS principal resigns

    Throughout her 14-year tenure with Clinton Community Schools, "what's best for kids" was Karinne Tharaldson Jones' guiding philosophy.

    On Friday, she told staff one child has become a priority — Liam Jones.

    May 9, 2014

  • BREAKING: CHS Principal informs staff of resignation

    Principal Karinne Tharaldson Jones informed Clinton High, school district she has accepted a position with Bettendorf AEA.

    May 9, 2014

  • 3-28-14 1B-Signees 1 Four for signing day FULTON, Ill. -- Four seniors from Fulton High School will go on to play college athletics next fall, with all four of them staying within a 3-hour traveling distance. Only Matt Dail, who is going to Trinity Christian College in Illinois to play baske

    March 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Schools eye same sports-sharing policy CLINTON -- Since 1982 the state of Iowa has allowed athletic sharing agreements between neighboring school districts and it is anticipated that the Clinton School District will continue to take advantage of that allowance into the 2014-2015 school ye

    March 25, 2014

  • 3-25-14 Clinton Middle School photo Projects shuffled as ground thaws CLINTON -- Progress is moving along at the Clinton Middle School, although contractors feel they may be teetering on the edge of their projected schedule. Unfavorable weather and a brutal winter have delayed some aspects of the project, which was ant

    March 25, 2014 2 Photos

Facebook