Lewis Central Comm. Schools drops IASB membership


June 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Superintendent of the Lewis Central Community School District says past issues with the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB), along with the organization’s financial stability and credibility, have prompted the district’s board to end its membership with the group. Superintendent Mark Schweer told the Omaha World-Herald the board voted unanimously, Monday, to end its involvement with the IASB. Schweer said questions concerning the necessity of memberships in both the IASB and the Iowa School Finance Information Service also played into the school boards’ decision.

An IASB audit last year showed thousands of dollars spent on trips, restaurants and salaries. Renewal of the IASB membership would have cost the district $7,993. Lewis Central remains a member of Iowa School Finance Information Services.