Cooler weather brings back normal Fairfield school schedule; more
Cooler weather brings back normal Fairfield school schedule
With the cooler temperatures, Fairfield community schools returned to classes today on a regular schedule.
During the first week and a half of the 2013-14 school year, the district followed its early-start and early-release schedule because of the warm temperatures.
District superintendent Art Sathoff thanked everyone for being understanding and flexible during the heat wave.
A full day of class was held today. Wednesday will be a regular 10 a.m. late start for students while teachers have professional development earlier in the morning. Regular schedules are anticipated for Thursday and Friday.
Sathoff reminded parents there are slight differences between dismissal times at the various buildings, and to check the list at www.fairfieldsfuture.org to verify the release times.
He also reminded parents to check their students’ “Student Handbook,” back-to-school parent packet or school newsletter for school-specific student drop-off and pick-up procedures.
Parents who have questions can contact their school office.
Free webinar on sales, use tax planned for Iowa business owners
DES MOINES — A free online webinar on sales and use tax for Iowa businesses will be held at noon Thursday.
This online presentation will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including local option sales tax.
The Iowa Department of Revenue has partnered with the University of Northern Iowa MyEntre.Net to provide free webinars on tax topics of interest to Iowa business owners and entrepreneurs.
For more information or to register, visit IowaTaxWebinars.com.
Recorded versions of the webinars also are available on the Department of Revenue website, www.iowa.gov/tax, and at www.iasourcelink.com. The presenter for these webinars is Terry O’Neill, taxpayer service specialist with the Iowa Department of Revenue. Rob Williams of the University of Northern Iowa serves as moderator.
The mission of the Iowa Department of Revenue is to serve Iowans and support state government by collecting all taxes required by law, but no more.
ISU to sell bacon expo tickets
AMES (AP) — Iowa State University will soon begin selling tickets for its first exposition celebrating all things bacon.
Tickets go on sale Friday for the school’s first-ever Bacon Expo, which is scheduled for Oct. 19 in the Scheman Building Courtyard at the Iowa State Center.
Officials say 1,200 tickets will be sold at $8 each.
Students are organizing the event, which will offer visitors hundreds of pounds of bacon samples as well as a bacon-eating contest.
The expo is aimed at promoting the school’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as the impact of pork production in the state.
Tickets can be purchased online. For information about the Iowa State Bacon Expo, visit the website www.baconexpo.ag.iastate.edu.