• Plans for Hamilton County Laborshed study.
Hamilton County S.E.E.D. and Webster City Economic Development will be working with the Iowa Workforce Development's Regional Research Bureau to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Hamilton County area. The study will examine the labor force from which Hamilton County area employers draw their employees and is based upon commuting patterns into the area. The study will assist existing and potential businesses to better understand the size and characteristics of the area's labor force regardless of political boundaries. The Laborshed boundary is based on the place of residence of individuals commuting into the Hamilton County area for employment. For the success of this study, letters will be sent to employers in Hamilton County asking that they provide the employees' residential ZIP codes. The reporting will give an understanding of where each community's workforce resides. Once the Laborshed area is determined, a confidential household telephone survey will be conducted in those identified areas. The questions will cover topics such as employment status, current and desired wages and benefits, educational level and type of occupation. Survey results will be applied to demographic data to determine the size of the Hamilton County area labor force as well as various labor force characteristics. Iowa Workforce Development will not be asking survey takers any identifiable information such as name, social security number or date of birth.The results for each county and regional Laborshed analysis can be found at the Iowa Workforce website. If you have any further questions please contact Hamilton County S.E.E.D. director Sarah Thompson at 515-832-9575.
• Webster City Community School Board to meet Monday evening.
A meeting of the Webster City Community School Board will be Monday evening at 6:00 at the school administration building. The board will consider an asbestos abatement bid,consider a fund raising request, and look at the proposed lunch price increase for the 2015-16 school year. There will be the consideration of voluntary transfer requests and approval of a contract recommendation. The Webster City school board will meet in closed session to conduct a hearing to suspend or expel a student.
• Webster City school announcements.....
All Webster City Community School students will be dismissed 2 hours early on Thursday,March 12 for PreK to Fourth Grade and High School Parent Teacher Conferences. The conferences at the Pleasant View and Sunset Height Elementary School buildings will be from 2:00 until 7:30 p.m. Conferences at Webster City High School will also be from 2:00 until 7:30 p.m. The Webster City Middle School staff will meet for professional development.
There will be no school for students attending Webster City Community Schools from Monday, March 16 through Friday,March 20 for Spring Break. The Administration Building will be open regular hours March 16 to 19. Classes will resume on Monday, March 23.
• South Hamilton Community School Board to meet Monday evening
• Webster City Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss Sign Ordinance.