Highlights from the July 16, 2020, Southeast Polk Board of Education Meeting

**These are highlights and should not be considered official minutes**


  • The Board approved the next Board meeting dates of August 6, 2020, and August 20, 2020. 
  • The Board approved the resolution ordering the election on the issuance of $92,000,000 General Obligation School Bonds.
  • The Board approved to renew the photography services agreement with Sherrylynn Photography for another year beginning August 1, 2020, through July 31, 2021.
  • The Board approved the agreement with Jostens Pix to provide school pictures and yearbook services for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • The Board established a one-year agreement with Athletico Physical Therapy as the District’s third-party athletic training service provider from August 1, 2020, through July 31, 2021.
  • The Board approved Administration’s top four legislative priorities for the 2021 legislative session.


  • Dr. Dirk Halupnik, Superintendent, provided his monthly update highlighting:
    • 2020 graduation commencement on July 18
    • Petition signatures appreciation
    • Altoona Chamber of Commerce Annual Back to School Breakfast
  • Dr. Dirk Halupnik, Superintendent, provided a debriefing of the IASB COVID Conference
  • Dr. Dirk Halupnik, Superintendent, and Southeast Polk Cabinet Members presented the Southeast Polk Return to Learn Plan and addressed questions submitted by the community and the Board
  • Gary Haines, Director of Buildings and Grounds, provided an update on the roof, security, and asphalt projects. 

The next meeting of the Board of Education will be August 6, 2020. For the full agenda, exhibits, and more information visit the Board website