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Zumbach elected Creston Community School board president

Galen Zumbach (left) was elected Creston Community School District School Board President Monday night during the board's monthly meeting. Terry Freeman (right) was elected to the position of vice-president. Each will serve this position until Nov. 2020.
Galen Zumbach (left) was elected Creston Community School District School Board President Monday night during the board's monthly meeting. Terry Freeman (right) was elected to the position of vice-president. Each will serve this position until Nov. 2020.

Galen Zumbach was elected to serve as president of the Creston Community School District School Board Monday night during the monthly school board meeting.

Brad James was nominated for Vice President but respectfully declined, with the position going to Terry Freeman. Billie Jo Greene was approved as school board secretary and Pat Moeller was approved as school board treasurer as recommended.

The board approved school board meetings to be held at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the boardroom at the Central Office, 801 N. Elm St. Suggestions were made to potentially have board visits at other schools in the district, but the decision was to hold the meetings at the regular location.

Brad James was elected to be the Union County conference board representative, and Don Gee was elected to be the Adams County conference board representative.

As required by law, the school board annually designates the official newspaper for the district. The Creston News Advertiser was proved to fill this role, as it has been the designated newspaper to post notices and official business of the districts in the past.

Similarly, districts are required to identify financial institutions to be depositories of the Creston Community School District funds in conformance with all applicable provisions of Iowa codes. The district’s primary bank has been and remains Iowa State Savings Bank, which recently satisfied the district after recent negotiations led to competitive interest rates.

The final piece of annual organizational business was approving the district legal counsel. The district has had a long standing relationship with Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm — a firm well known for representing the majority of districts in Iowa and is regarded for their expertise and work with public schools.

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