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The Iowa Falls-Alden High School student center was a menagerie of creativity Monday afternoon. Videos, display boards, musical instruments and quilts told the story of this year’s J-Term, a seven-day outside-the-box class blitz earlier this month.

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The financial situation in the Hubbard-Radcliffe School district, like many small districts in Iowa, has been hurt by many things. Chief among them are declining enrollment and expenses – mainly employee costs in the latter. But, said Superintendent Dr. Adam Zellmer, there is light at the en…

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Iowa Falls-Alden High School Principal Kyle Hutchinson doesn’t hesitate when he’s asked to explain why J-Term (January Term) has been so popular with staff and students.

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The Iowa Falls and Alden school districts are considering a plan that would eliminate the Wednesday early dismissals that have become commonplace, and replace them with nine in-service days when staff would report to work, but students would have the day off.

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Eldora-New Providence Elementary School's Tiger P.A.C.K. (Providing Activities for Community Kids) program could be on the chopping block after this school year.

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There were no priority projects on the books for the Alden School Board, but that changed significantly in the span of a couple of hours Friday morning.

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Early retirement hasn’t been offered at Hubbard-Radcliffe since the 2011-12 school year. With a small number of certified staff eligible for it this year, the Board discussed offering it again. But not without some changes.

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When a child at school isn’t feeling well, they go to the office and someone takes their temperature. While that simple test can tell whether the child has a fever, it doesn’t explain exactly what’s wrong.