Quick Links
Skip to main contentSkip to navigation
 

OUR SITE HAS A FRESH NEW LOOK!!

IKM-Manning CSD

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW DISTRICT APP IN GOOGLE PLAY STORE OR APPLE APP STORE

  • Message from the Superintendent

    September 14 Bond Vote Information

     

    Dear Families, 

    At its meeting today, the IKM-Manning Board of Education voted unanimously to call for a bond vote for September 14, 2021. 

    Voters will now have the opportunity to decide on the $19,950,000 General Obligation Bond. If approved, the district will be able to address a series of facilities needs in both Irwin and Manning. 

    Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the board heard the results of a community-wide survey, through which 81 percent of respondents indicated that they agreed or strongly agreed that the district should address its most pressing facility needs as soon as possible. 

    If approved, the bond would have a tax rate impact of an additional $9.88 per month ($0.33/day) on a home with a $100,000 assessed value. For agricultural properties, the impact would be between $2.63 and $3.16 per acre annually, depending on the location of the property. You can learn more about calculating the tax impact by visiting www.ikmmanningbond.org/taximpact. 

    Below are the projects the district would address if voters approve the bond: 

        ● Facility Improvements: 

            ○ New middle school addition, with new STEM, SPARK, science classrooms, maker spaces, library, activity commons, gym, and locker rooms. 

            ○ Renovation of existing middle school spaces in Manning. 

            ○ Renovations at the high school, including career and technical education, ag and general classrooms, restrooms, and a new media center. Possible renovations in            the band, vocal, and art classrooms, as well as the gymnasium and locker rooms ○ Consolidating district administration into one location in Manning. 

            ○ Irwin Elementary would remain open. 

            ○ Improvements at Irwin Elementary, including HVAC improvements, restroom ADA/accessibility renovations, and playground renovations. 

            ○ New roofing over the Middle/High School building. 

            ○ Beginning of a long-term maintenance plan. 

            ○ New bus loop and additional parking on the north side in Manning. 

        ● Safety & Security Improvements: 

            ○ New fire sprinkler system in the existing middle school, as well as the new addition. 

            ○ New fire alarm system to be installed throughout the entire MS/HS building as part of the initial phase. 

            ○ Creation of a single-point secure entryway with controlled access into the MS/HS buildings. 

        ● HVAC & Electrical Improvements: 

            ○ Updated lighting throughout the building. 

            ○ Updated sprinkler system. 

            ○ New sprinkler system with each future project. 

            ○ Restroom renovations in both elementary and MS/HS buildings.

    Over the next several weeks, the district and board will hold a series of public meetings to allow community members to learn more about the proposed solution and offer their feedback on priorities. For more information on the facility needs and the question on the ballot, please visit www.ikmmanningbond.org. 

    We look forward to continuing these important conversations about the future of IKM-Manning schools. As always, thank you for your support and engagement. 

    Sincerely, 

    Trevor Miller 

    Superintendent

    read more
  • 2021-2022 Registration Packet

    Includes: All Supply Lists, Free & Reduced Application/Information, Fees, etc.

    Click HERE to View Packet

    read more
  • Facility Survey Results

    read more
  • School Board Votes to Move Forward with Bond Vote

    Vote to Happen September 14

    At its Tuesday meeting, the IKM-Manning Board of Education voted unanimously to call for a bond vote for September 14, 2021.

    Voters will now have the opportunity to decide on the $19,950,000 General Obligation Bond. If approved, the district will be able to address a series of facilities needs in both Irwin and Manning.

    Also at Tuesday’s meeting, the board heard the results of a community-wide survey, through which 81 percent of respondents indicated that they agreed or strongly agreed that the district should address its most pressing facility needs as soon as possible.  

    If approved, the bond would have a tax rate impact of an additional $9.88 per month ($0.33/day) on a home with a $100,000 assessed value. For agricultural properties, the impact would be between $2.63 and $3.16 per acre annually, depending on the location of the property. Residents can learn more about calculating the tax impact by visiting www.ikmmanningbond.org/taximpact

    Over the next several weeks, the district and board will hold a series of public meetings to allow community members to learn more about the proposed solution and offer their feedback on priorities. 


    Learn more about the district’s facility needs and the question on the ballot: https://www.ikmmanningbond.org/

    read more
  • Solutions to IKM-Manning's Facility Needs

    Click Here to View

    read more
  • Facility Solutions Message from Superintendent/School Board

    Dear Community Member,

     

    The IKM-Manning Community School District remains focused on preparing students for the career and educational opportunities of the future. However, the district continues to face a number of facility-related challenges that we must address soon to ensure our students have the resources and opportunities they need to truly thrive in the 21st century.

     

    The School Board has worked to evaluate the district's needs and propose solutions to the community. The current bond proposal is based on meeting these needs and community feedback. Residents will continue to play an important role in the process, which will include this survey to help determine which projects take place first.

     

    Now, we want your opinion.

     

    All residents in the district's attendance area are invited to participate in this survey, which seeks input on facilities needs and solutions. Individual responses will remain confidential and the survey will close on Monday, July 26. The estimated time required to complete the survey is 10 minutes. The school board will use information gathered from community members to prioritize solutions.

     

    If you have comments or questions, please contact Mr. Trevor Miller, Superintendent, tmiller@ikm-manning.k12.ia.us or 712-655-3781.

     

    Thank you for your participation.

     

    Sincerely,

    IKM-Manning School District Board of Education

    Sam Hansen, President

    Zach Meiners, Vice President

    Amy Ferneding

    Beth Williams

    Roger Rasmussen

    Lucas Potthoff

    Dave Heller

    read more
  • Special Olympics Event Held at High School

    Special and Olympics Softball Skills were held in Manning on July 8, 2021. Athletes from western Iowa participated in four different skill sets. All of the athletes were spread out in different blocks of time to keep the numbers low.

     

    read more
  • Health Reminder for 2021-2022 School Year

    For Students Entering 7th & 12th Grades

    7th Grade:

    Per State of Iowa law, all students entering 7th grade must provide proof of immunization for both the Tdap vaccine as well as one dose of Meningococcal vaccine before school starts in August, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption. There will be NO grace or extension period for the implementation of this requirement. Per the law, any student that does not provide proof of receiving the vaccines or a valid waiver by the first day of school, will not be allowed to attend school until proof is provided. 

     

    12th Grade:

    Per State of Iowa law, all students entering 12th grade must provide proof of immunization for the Meningococcal vaccine before school starts in August, unless the student has a Certificate of Immunization Exemption. There will be NO grace or extension period for the implementation of this requirement. Per the law, any student that does not provide proof of receiving the vaccine or a valid waiver by the first day of school, will not be allowed to attend school until proof is provided.

    read more
Previous FeatureNext Feature