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IPCISD receives highest state ranking
for financial accountability

by Dolores Hamilton
During their regular meeting Thursday night, Iowa Park school trustees learned that the district received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under the state’s financial accountability rating system.

During a public hearing on the Financial Integrity Rating System report, Sharon Godwin, finance manager, told trustees, “It was a real good report - we got a perfect score.”

Jackie Lebow, Rodney Durant and John Spiller were at the meeting to report on construction progress at the sports complex and on the four campuses. “We’re on target to have the first game here Oct. 25,” Lebow said. “Everything is moving along rapidly.”

The men talked about progress on the field house, and schedule for work on the baseball and softball complex and tennis courts. They said there should be enough money to put in a concrete parking lot for visitor parking.

In addition, the trustees were brought up to date on security features being installed at the four schools.

During a discussion period, Superintendent Steve Moody said the high school band will be competing in the Region Marching Competition on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls. The Hawk band will march at 3:30 p.m.
To get the board members started on strategic planning, Moody said he would get in contact with Bob Carpenter, who helped them set up the process a few years ago, to work with them.

Board members selected Oct. 16 as the date to attend a session in Team Training.

Projects were discussed including shoring up the front entrances to all campuses and working with Sheppard AFB for advice on additional safety measures.

No action was taken following an executive session to discuss personnel.