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Early Retirement

The Keokuk City Council signed off on an early retirement agreement with  Finance Director John Russell. The move should allow Keokuk to have enough money to cover the salary of new City Administrator Aaron Burnett during the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2016.

Burlington Schools Offer Early Retirement Incentive

Jan 19, 2016

The Burlington School District's certified enrollment fell by more than 130 students this year, which equates to a loss in state aid of more than $500,000.  The school board hopes to cope with the loss by offering a retirement incentive to some of its employees.

Decades of experience will be leaving the Keokuk School District a little sooner than anticipated.

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Knox County is turning to some of its longest serving employees to help it save money.

Some Keokuk School District employees have until the end of the week to make a big decision about their careers.

The Burlington School District will now accept reports of bullying that are filed online.

Fort Madison is moving ahead with a plan to reorganize several departments.

Six veteran employees signed up to take advantage of the city’s early retirement program, which means they will be stepping down before the end of the calendar year.

City Manager Byron Smith says the group of retiring employees includes the heads of the water department, the public works department and the wastewater treatment plant.

He says the city will replace the three positions with one new public works director.

Fort Madison is moving ahead with a plan to reorganize several departments.

Six veteran employees signed up to take advantage of the city’s early retirement program, which means they will be stepping down before the end of the calendar year.

City Manager Byron Smith says the group of retiring employees includes the heads of the water department, the public works department and the wastewater treatment plant.

He says the city will replace the three positions with one new public works director.

The Keokuk School District could soon know if it should expand its preschool program. 

The district currently serves 30 four-year-olds.  Half of them meet in the morning while the other half attends preschool in the afternoon.

Superintendent Lora Wolff says sign-up for next year is already underway.  She says more than 40 applications have already been returned to the district.