Wohlpart resigned earlier this month as she and her husband prepare to leave for Ellensburg, Wash., where he will become president of Central Washington University in June. Her husband, Jim, has been the University of Northern Iowa’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs since 2015.
Cedar Falls Community Schools’ officials have said they hope to choose someone who is only looking to serve until Wohlpart’s uncompleted four-year term ends following the Nov. 2 election, ensuring no one who runs will have the advantage of already serving through a board appointment. The district has not said who or how many people are being considered for the at-large position.
Wohlpart was the board’s vice president until she resigned, so a new vice president will be elected during the meeting, as well.
In a separate matter, the board will finalize issuing $32.9 million in sales tax revenue bonds to Regions Capital Advantage. The bonds will be paid back at 2.14% interest through 2039 with the district’s 1% sales tax revenues. The board approved moving forward with the sale to the Birmingham, Ala., company earlier this month.
The board is also expected to approve a tax-exempt certificate and appoint UMB Bank of West Des Moines as the paying agent, bond registrar, and transfer agent for the issuance.
In other business, the board will accept the resignation of Katherine Johnston as principal of North Cedar Elementary School. She will become the director of educational services at Waverly-Shell Rock Community Schools.
Photos: Cedar Valley athletes compete Friday at the state track and field meet in Des Moines
Dike-New Hartford 4x200 championship
Gunner Meyer high jump champion
Carson Lienau discus release
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Eden Barrett anchor 4x2 title
Carson Lienau state discus champion
Joel Burris 400 hurdles finish
Amanda Treptow distance medley anchor
Dike-New Hartford distance medley exchange
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Emma Hoins anchor distance medley
Emma Hoins distance medley anchor
Maddy McFarland - CF - 400 hurdles.jpg
Charles City - Ian Collins long jump sprint.jpg
Carson Lineau - discus 1.jpg
Carson Lineau discus 2.jpg
Dike New Hartford 4x200.jpg
State track - long jump - Charles City - Ian Collins
Josh Balk, a source water protection coordinator with Dry Run Creek Watershed in Waterloo and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said there are many organizations, agencies and citizens that value water quality and make it a priority.