The dirt where the Mason City Community Schools' new fieldhouse project is planned is a little dirtier than expected.
For the Mason City Community School District, figuring how to educate students safely and effectively has been a learning experience.
Construction will cause some changes around the Mason City High School. Also, the COVID-19 numbers have been low despite a return to full-time in-person learning.
The district is now accepting requests for proposals from bidders who are willing to take on the task of rebranding and developing a new website.
Activities Director Tracy Johnson brought the topic of leaving the CIML for a new league to the Mason City Board of Education on Monday night.
The "Math in Machines" class offered at the Mason City Alternative High School is making masks to donate to the community.
The Mason City Community School District staff finally has its opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ahead of the return to full-time learning next week, CG Public Health Director Brian Hanft says schools are one of the safest places kids can be.
CarolAnn Eppens was one of the first Mason City teachers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Cerro Gordo Public Health is hoping to vaccinate more school staff this month.
A pillar within the Mason City Community School District's administrative team will be retiring at the end of the school year.
Superintendent Dave Versteeg brought up the topic of the hiring process at the end of the board of education meeting on Monday night.
Mason City is starting five day in-person learning on the week of Feb. 15. The announcement comes after the new Iowa legislature bill requiring full-time in-person learning passed.
Bethany Bjorklund and Micki Fredricks, both nurses within the Mason City Community School District, shared their experiences receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and why its important to them.
Mason City Superintendent Dave Versteeg shared updates about the district's return-to-learn plan and the COVID-19 vaccine at Monday night's board of education meeting.
The district has found is that the training has lowered the number of restrictive incidents substantially.
According to Mason City Community School District CFO Cherie Yoder, the district has spent $1.4 million on COVID-19-related expenses alone since July.
Rich Patras, the energy manager for the Mason City Community School District, has saved the district over $5 million during his 20 years in the position.
In Friday's report of the Mason City COVID-19 tracker dashboard – the first since winter break – the district only had 10 student cases and two staff cases for the week.
After 10 long months of the COVID-19 pandemic, a sign of hope has hit the Mason City Community School District.
At the board of education meeting on Monday night, Superintendent Dave Versteeg shared that approximately 80% of Mason City's staff would elect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if it was offered.
The Mason City Community School District is now mandating a class that teaches students about financial literacy.
Mason City schools have experienced issues with struggling remote learners. Now, the district to find ways to help those students.
Superintendent Dave Versteeg says that the district expects COVID-19 numbers to be higher over the next couple weeks because of the time off during Thanksgiving break.
The Mason City Community School District is doing whatever it can to combat staffing and substitute shortages while keeping the quality of education high and students in the classroom.