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Middle School survey shows disconnect between teachers, administration

A culture study at Berg Middle School shows a deep divide between rank and file teachers and administrators, but district leadership said they aren’t sure how to fix the problem. The internal culture study, a copy of which was obtained by the Newton Daily News, suggests significant problems exist within the middle school. In the survey, which was completed last year, teachers cited communication issues more than 30 times. Thirty-five teachers responded to the survey, slightly less than half of the building’s 75 staff members.


Workshop scheduled for city council Monday

A bevy of topics are planned for the city council workshop on Monday including downtown parking, D&D 2.0 and the next budget cycle. The workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the DMACC auditorium, 600 N. Second Avenue W.

Lukefahr, 4x400 relay strike gold for Cardinal boys

Jace Lukefahr wanted to throw better in his home discus competition. The Newton High senior said he threw “OK” at Thursday’s 2018 Cardinal Invitational track meet.

NCSD Board to consider inter-fund loans

With a gap in state funding and summer finally on the horizon, members of the Newton Community School District Board of Education will consider authorizing the use of Inter-Fund Loans at the its upcoming board meeting on Monday night. The move would allow the district to use the money from their fund balance to cover expenses during the summer, but the district will have to wait until September to receive funding from the state of Iowa.

NPD to participate in drug impaired driving enforcement campaign

Like drunk driving, drugged driving is impaired driving, which means it is illegal in all 50 States, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Whether the drug is obtained legally or illegally, driving while drug-impaired poses a threat to the driver, vehicle passengers and other road users.

Golds go to Newton girls’ shuttle hurdle relay, Bestell

A trio of seniors combined with a freshman for the lone win on the track for Newton High’s Cardinal girls at Thursday’s 2018 Cardinal Invitational.

Cardinal boys net first tennis dual win

NORWALK — Newton High’s Cardinal boys played spoilers Thursday in Little Hawkeye Conference tennis action.

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